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The coronavirus has sent shockwaves through the cruise industry, spurring Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line to take drastic measures to keep their passengers from getting sick

More than 79,500 people have contracted the coronavirus, and more than 2,600 people have died from it. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Line are banning people who have been to mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the weeks before a cruise from sailing on their […]
The coronavirus has sent shockwaves through the cruise industry, spurring Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line to take drastic measures to keep their passengers from getting sick
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What parents and pregnant people need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus

There have been 11 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US, and it’s been declared a global health emergency. But infectious disease experts say parents of young children and pregnant women should remain more concerned about flu, which has infected at least 15 million people in the US […]
What parents and pregnant people need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus
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Michelle Phan says she’s been targeted with racism amid Wuhan coronavirus scare: ‘Why are some of you telling me to go back to eating bats? I’m American you ignorant f—s’

Beauty YouTuber and entrepreneur Michelle Phan tweeted Friday about the racist comments she received amid the global coronavirus scare. Phan said some people told her to go back to eating bats. She responded that she was born and raised in the United States. Since the first case of the coronavirus […]
Michelle Phan says she’s been targeted with racism amid Wuhan coronavirus scare: ‘Why are some of you telling me to go back to eating bats? I’m American you ignorant f—s’
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Finance blog Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for Wuhan coronavirus misinformation. It’s not the first time the publication has raised eyebrows.

Zero Hedge, a financial blog that rose to popularity in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was permanently suspended from Twitter for what the platform deemed as spreading misinformation over the Wuhan coronavirus. The site has been described as “far-right” and “pro-Trump” after it was first established as a […]
Finance blog Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for Wuhan coronavirus misinformation. It’s not the first time the publication has raised eyebrows.
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A student at the University of Massachusetts Boston is confirmed to be the 8th person in the US to have the Wuhan coronavirus after a trip to China

A man in Boston tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from Wuhan, China, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said on Friday. In a letter to community members, the University of Massachusetts Boston confirmed that the person infected was a student at the school, adding that health officials believe […]
A student at the University of Massachusetts Boston is confirmed to be the 8th person in the US to have the Wuhan coronavirus after a trip to China
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A medical-surveillance system that China implemented after SARS led officials to discover the new coronavirus within 1 week — here’s how it works

A medical-surveillance database created after the SARS outbreak in China helped scientists identify the new strain of coronavirus from a cluster of pneumonia-like illnesses in Wuhan. The novel coronavirushas killed at least 360 people and infected more than 17,400. Medics and doctors in China upload the data into the national […]
A medical-surveillance system that China implemented after SARS led officials to discover the new coronavirus within 1 week — here’s how it works
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Finance blog Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter after it doxxed a Chinese scientist and claimed they created the Wuhan coronavirus

Financial blog Zero Hedge had its Twitter account permanently suspended on Friday after it published an article doxxing a Chinese scientist, and claiming that they created the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. The story was first reported on Friday by Buzzfeed. “The account was permanently suspended for violating our platform manipulation policy,” […]
Finance blog Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter after it doxxed a Chinese scientist and claimed they created the Wuhan coronavirus
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Photos of stores in Wuhan show what life is like under the coronavirus lockdown

Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, has been under lockdown since January 23. According to the South China Morning Post, there are roughly 9 million residents currently in the city, and about 5 million left before the lockdown. Authorities shut down Wuhan’s airport and public transportation on January 23 […]
Photos of stores in Wuhan show what life is like under the coronavirus lockdown
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Americans living at the centre of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak aren’t mad at China — they’re outraged with the US: ‘Why aren’t the US embassies calling us?’

While many people have criticised the Chinese government and local authorities’ handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, an American at the centre of the outbreak says she’s outraged with US authorities. Diana Adama, an American citizen in Wuhan, China, told Insider that the US government had failed to provide Americans […]
Americans living at the centre of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak aren’t mad at China — they’re outraged with the US: ‘Why aren’t the US embassies calling us?’
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The UK has confirmed its first 2 cases of Wuhan coronavirus

Two people in England have been infected with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, British medical authorities said Friday. These are the first such cases in the UK. “We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus,” Professor Chris Whitty, the […]
The UK has confirmed its first 2 cases of Wuhan coronavirus
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‘Contagion’ is one of the most popular thrillers on iTunes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how the film compares to reality.

The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 2,800 people and infected more than 84,000 since December. In the two month since public-health officials reported the first coronavirus case, many people have streamed the 2011 movie “Contagion.” The film depicts a fictional pandemic that spreads from animals […]
‘Contagion’ is one of the most popular thrillers on iTunes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how the film compares to reality.
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Corona, the beer company, says it trusts customers not to link its drinks to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus as searches rise for ‘corona beer virus’

People seem to be confusing Corona Extra beer with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. Online searches for “corona beer virus,” “beer virus,” and “beer coronavirus” have risen around the world since January 18. But Corona, the beer company, told Business Insider it trusted customers not to link the virus to its […]
Corona, the beer company, says it trusts customers not to link its drinks to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus as searches rise for ‘corona beer virus’
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The Wuhan coronavirus has officially spread to every region in China

The deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has now spread to every region of the country. China’s National Health Commission confirmed a case of the virus in the southwestern frontier region of Tibet on Thursday. Tibet is the last of China’s 34 regions to see someone infected by 2019-nCoV. […]
The Wuhan coronavirus has officially spread to every region in China
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Stocks slump on fears the Wuhan coronavirus will hammer global growth

Stocks plunged on Thursday as investors braced for the economic fallout of Wuhan coronavirus. Th flu-like illness has infected more than 7,700 people, killed at least 170, and spread to upwards of 20 countries. “If the coronavirus outbreak persists, the effects will be felt though global growth, trade and global […]
Stocks slump on fears the Wuhan coronavirus will hammer global growth
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Australians trapped in Wuhan say they need to pay $1,000 to be rescued

Australians trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, say they have to pay up to 1,000 Australian dollars, or $US673, to be evacuated. Australia has proposed a plan to transport its citizens from Wuhan to its remote Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island […]
Australians trapped in Wuhan say they need to pay $1,000 to be rescued
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‘We do not want to risk our lives by attending class’: Students at Arizona State University are demanding the school to do more after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed on campus

Students at Arizona State University are asking school officials for more safety measures after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there. In a petition that has gained over 20,000 signatures, students asked for more information and clarity on attendance policies. They’re also sharing memes on Reddit as students […]
‘We do not want to risk our lives by attending class’: Students at Arizona State University are demanding the school to do more after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed on campus
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People seem to think Corona beer is related to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, as searches for ‘Corona beer virus’ are trending

People appear to be searching the internet to find out whether the beer Corona Extra is related to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus in China. Searches for “corona beer virus,” “beer virus,” and “beer coronavirus” have increased substantially worldwide since January 18, according to Google Trends. No, there is no connection […]
People seem to think Corona beer is related to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, as searches for ‘Corona beer virus’ are trending
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British Airways cancels all flights to mainland China as Wuhan coronavirus spreads

British Airways, the United Kingdom’s flagship airline, has cancelled all direct flights to and from mainland China as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread. The company apologised for the inconvenience to its customers in a statement and said the move would go into “immediate effect.” A British Airways representative told […]
British Airways cancels all flights to mainland China as Wuhan coronavirus spreads
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China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.

In an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, China issued the largest quarantine in human history, locking down an estimated 45 million people. The virus has now killed more than 360 people and spread to at least 24 countries. The US announced plans to temporarily bar foreign nationals who have […]
China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.
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People are obsessed with a game where you destroy humanity by spreading a disease. It’s a way to work through coronavirus anxiety, according to an expert.

As concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, downloads of the mobile strategy game Plague Inc are soaring. Users have reached out to Ndemic Creations, the company that created the game, to ask public health questions about the coronavirus and its spread. Michelle Colder Carras, a researcher who studies video games […]
People are obsessed with a game where you destroy humanity by spreading a disease. It’s a way to work through coronavirus anxiety, according to an expert.
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The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.

As the coronavirus outbreak grows, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $US100 million in funding for frontline responders, prevention measures, and treatment efforts around the world. The foundation previously said it would spend $US10 million, but significantly upped the figure on Wednesday. The majority of the funds are […]
The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.