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Here are the 24 countries that are least ready for a pandemic

The coronavirus can be a serious issue for countries with low access to healthcare and inadequate prevention measures. Research from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the John Hopkins Centre for Health Security, and The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed how prepared 195 countries are for a major epidemic based on six health […]
Here are the 24 countries that are least ready for a pandemic
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The coronavirus poses a major threat to homeless populations in San Francisco, LA, and Seattle — the two crises could soon intersect

San Francisco and Los Angeles have growing numbers of coronavirus cases, and they also have large homeless populations. The risk of contracting infectious diseases is high among people living on the streets or in shelters. Advocates say cities need to do more educational outreach, increase hand-washing stations and restroom access, […]
The coronavirus poses a major threat to homeless populations in San Francisco, LA, and Seattle — the two crises could soon intersect
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The United States’ closest ally is in a state of ‘genuine disbelief’ about how badly Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic

The United States’ closest international ally is in a state of incredulity and “disbelief” at how badly President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus outbreak. UK government officials said the president’s slow response and his tweets seeking to downplay the spread of the virus have triggered disbelief among Prime Minister […]
The United States’ closest ally is in a state of ‘genuine disbelief’ about how badly Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic
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A US medical worker who tested positive for the new coronavirus says his condition is ‘getting worse’ every day, even though he’s 32 and has no underlying conditions

A 32-year-old medical worker in New Jersey has said his health is “getting worse” after he was hospitalized and tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week. “The virus is everything,” James Cai told New York City’s WCBS. “Diarrhoea, watery eyes, shortness of breath, chest pain, you name it. High […]
A US medical worker who tested positive for the new coronavirus says his condition is ‘getting worse’ every day, even though he’s 32 and has no underlying conditions
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At least 5 US health workers have gotten the coronavirus, and hundreds more are in quarantine. Hospitals may face staffing shortages as cases surge.

At least five US health workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, hundreds are in quarantine after exposure, and dozens are waiting on test results. Healthcare workers are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus because they’re exposed to more viral particles. Healthcare leaders say the US healthcare system is not ready […]
At least 5 US health workers have gotten the coronavirus, and hundreds more are in quarantine. Hospitals may face staffing shortages as cases surge.
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Tech-savvy students whose schools were shut down by coronavirus tried to avoid class by spamming the reviews on their remote-learning app to get it removed from the App Store

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed 3,900 people worldwide and infected more than 111,000, according to recent totals. The coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 86 other countries, though most cases are concentrated in China. Schools across China have been […]
Tech-savvy students whose schools were shut down by coronavirus tried to avoid class by spamming the reviews on their remote-learning app to get it removed from the App Store
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Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and other major US colleges and universities that have switched to remote classes and are telling students to move out of dorms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Classes are being held online across the US to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Some universities across the country, like Rice, are shifting to virtual courses after a community member tested positive for the virus. Here are all the major colleges and universities that have switched to remote […]
Columbia, Harvard, NYU, and other major US colleges and universities that have switched to remote classes and are telling students to move out of dorms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
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How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php The coronavirus outbreak may seem reminiscent of past global epidemics like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and the Zika virus. We looked at the data to see how those epidemics compare to the new coronavirus. While some of those examples were deadlier than the coronavirus, they were far more limited […]
How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics
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About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt

Italy on Sunday put the northern region of Lombardy and 14 nearby provinces at the centre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak on lockdown. The restrictions, later expanded throughout the country, included the limiting or suspension of prisoners’ ability to have family visits. Tension over this move, combined with the knowledge […]
About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt
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Cybersecurity company Cloudflare is making a directory of free tech services to support the surge in remote workers during the coronavirus outbreak

Cloudflare has created a hub to centralize offers of free tech services to make it easier for companies to access virus-related offers. After Cloudflare’s CEO reached out over the weekend, Box, Google, GoToMeeting, Microsoft, and Cisco’s Webex have also posted offers on the hub. Cloudflare also announced Monday it is […]
Cybersecurity company Cloudflare is making a directory of free tech services to support the surge in remote workers during the coronavirus outbreak
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You could get paid $1,100 to test the first potential coronavirus vaccine

The first clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine is now recruiting healthy volunteers. Researchers are offering participants $US100 for each in-person visit they complete. If they complete all 11 visits over a 14-month period, those volunteers will receive $US1,100. The study is looking to enroll 45 healthy adults from […]
You could get paid $1,100 to test the first potential coronavirus vaccine
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The coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship just docked in Oakland. Crew members will stay on board while passengers are quarantined on military bases.

The coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship on Monday docked at the port of Oakland, California, to unload passengers. The ship had been waiting off the coast since Thursday after a former passenger died of the novel coronavirus and 21 people on board later tested positive. Sick passengers will go to […]
The coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship just docked in Oakland. Crew members will stay on board while passengers are quarantined on military bases.
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Almost 200 North Korean soldiers have reportedly died from the coronavirus, while thousands more are in quarantine. The government won’t acknowledge they even exist.

North Korea’s official stance on the coronavirus remained the same on Monday, according to a state-run newspaper: “The infectious disease did not flow into our country yet.” South Korea’s Daily NK news organisation, however, reported that 200 soldiers are dead from the virus and another 4,000 people are in quarantine. […]
Almost 200 North Korean soldiers have reportedly died from the coronavirus, while thousands more are in quarantine. The government won’t acknowledge they even exist.
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San Francisco’s monthly non-sexual cuddle party for March has been cancelled after the city urges practicing ‘social distancing’ amid the coronavirus outbreak

San Francisco’s non-sexual cuddle party for the month of March has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns. These are gatherings held in the city that feature human touch and consent as part of a larger trend called organised intimacy that aims to provide a connection when there otherwise is none. The […]
San Francisco’s monthly non-sexual cuddle party for March has been cancelled after the city urges practicing ‘social distancing’ amid the coronavirus outbreak
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New York and New Jersey’s airport boss has the coronavirus

The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who oversees New York’s busy international airports, was diagnosed with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Rick Cotton has reportedly been visiting local airports over the past weeks to oversee coronavirus-screening procedures. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of […]
New York and New Jersey’s airport boss has the coronavirus
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I cancelled my dream vacation to Bali because of the coronavirus outbreak — here’s what persuaded me to return to America despite thinking I’m more likely to get sick there

After more than a month of international travel, I cancelled my trip to the Indonesian island of Bali because of the coronavirus outbreak. While New York City has more confirmed cases than the entire country of Indonesia, the stress of constantly travelling amid the coronavirus outbreak wore me down. I […]
I cancelled my dream vacation to Bali because of the coronavirus outbreak — here’s what persuaded me to return to America despite thinking I’m more likely to get sick there
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Russia has been accused by the US of spreading conspiracy theories that coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the CIA, and now the UK has set up a unit to fight them

The UK has set up a special unit to fight disinformation about the novel coronavirus after the US accused Russia of spreading a series of conspiracy theories. The US has accused Russia of disseminating misinformation about the virus, including a now widespread theory that the COVID-19 virus was created by […]
Russia has been accused by the US of spreading conspiracy theories that coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the CIA, and now the UK has set up a unit to fight them
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Trump is reportedly fixated on keeping the number of official US coronavirus cases as low as possible—despite indications the disease has spread wider than he wants

President Donald Trump has expressed that he wants the number of coronavirus cases in the United States kept as low as possible, Politico reported Saturday evening. He has also been monitoring the daily counts of US cases and how they compare to other countries. On Friday, Trump even publicly discussed […]
Trump is reportedly fixated on keeping the number of official US coronavirus cases as low as possible—despite indications the disease has spread wider than he wants
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The number of coronavirus cases outside China could jump tenfold every 19 days without ‘strong intervention,’ a study says

The number of coronavirus cases outside China could see a tenfold increase every 19 days in the absence of “strong intervention” by government officials worldwide, a study has found. Chinese researchers believe that “34 unobserved founder patients” with “mild symptoms” triggered the spread of COVID-19 outside mainland China. “The situation […]
The number of coronavirus cases outside China could jump tenfold every 19 days without ‘strong intervention,’ a study says
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A medical expert is going viral for a passionate post warning that mass panic about the coronavirus could do more damage than the disease itself

Abdu Sharkawy, a doctor in Toronto, Canada, wrote a Facebook post late Friday that’s going viral. The doctor, an infectious disease expert, argued that, while the coronavirus will be bad, people’s selfishness could make it far worse. He cited incidents like people stealing face masks from hospitals and panic-buying supplies […]
A medical expert is going viral for a passionate post warning that mass panic about the coronavirus could do more damage than the disease itself
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The coronavirus can live on a surgical mask for 7 days, cloth for 2 days, and paper for 3 hours. Here’s how to disinfect surfaces properly.

The coronavirus is primarily a respiratory illness, and it typically spreads via airborne droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes. Viral particles can survive for a time on surfaces, but the coronavirus’ life span on surfaces depends on various factors like temperature and humidity. New research suggests the coronavirus […]
The coronavirus can live on a surgical mask for 7 days, cloth for 2 days, and paper for 3 hours. Here’s how to disinfect surfaces properly.
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How the coronavirus outbreak could help fuel China’s dystopian surveillance system

Authorities across China have been using new hi-tech surveillance methods to monitor citizens in an attempt to stem the coronavirus outbreak. They include flying drones to make sure people are wearing masks, facial-recognition cameras, and making people download software to track their location. This kind of surveillance is already present […]
How the coronavirus outbreak could help fuel China’s dystopian surveillance system
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On the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak: An expert in infectious disease preparedness describes how she readies healthcare workers

Dr. Syra Madad, who was featured in the new Netflix docu-series “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak,” said the coronavirus outbreak has “accelerated” her workday in infectious disease preparedness. Madad told Business Insider that she has to hold “just-in-time trainings” for healthcare workers in New York hospitals in line with […]
On the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak: An expert in infectious disease preparedness describes how she readies healthcare workers
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Trump inaccurately claims the Obama administration is to blame for slowing down diagnostics testing

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the Obama administration was responsible for slowing diagnostics testing, CNN reported. However, an aide for a Republican senator said Trump’s claim is inaccurate. The Trump administration however, has cut funding for several agencies responsible for battling the current coronavirus outbreak. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Trump inaccurately claims the Obama administration is to blame for slowing down diagnostics testing