Coronavirus: WHO warns people will need to get used to ‘a new way of living’

he World Health Organization has warned that a “new way of living” will be needed until a coronavirus vaccine is ready. Takeshi Kasai, the WHO’s regional director for the Western Pacific, has said that lifting lockdown measures too quickly will leave countries vulnerable to new surges of infections. The body has urged governments to lift social distancing measures gradually, to keep the deadly bug in check. Speaking at an online press conference, Dr Kasai added that no country is safe from a potentially overwhelming outbreak if Covid-19 is still circulating.…

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India Says Zoom ‘Not A Safe Platform’ For Video Conferencing

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India said on Thursday videoconferencing software Zoom is “not a safe platform”, joining other countries that have expressed concern about the security of an application that has become hugely popular worldwide during the coronavirus lockdown. U.S.-based Zoom Video Communications Inc has apologized for security flaws and says it is working to fix them. Problems have included “Zoombombing”, when uninvited users gatecrash a video conference. Taiwan and Germany have already curbed the use of Zoom, while Google banned the desktop version from corporate laptops this month. “Zoom is…

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Airlines and Disease in the New Normal

The experts on TV have tackled a question occupying the minds of many anxious Americans worrying about their jobs: when will things get back to normal? If that means returning to the carefree days of just two months ago before the shutdown, the short answer is: hopefully never. The coronavirus isn’t going anywhere; it’s just going to mutate, which it may be doing even now. We haven’t been able to eradicate other coronaviruses, like the one responsible for the common cold, nor have we been able to eradicate the seasonal…

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The world’s deadliest religion is not what you think

Let’s see. A Democrat lawmaker wants to prosecute President Trump in the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity” for expressing hope that hydroxychloroquine might be useful in treating coronavirus patients. Journalists condemn anyone referring to the Chinese or Wuhan coronavirus as “xenophobes” and “racists,” while a New York Times headline calls it “Trumpvirus.” And Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are launching a new congressional witch-hunt committee with subpoena power to investigate Trump for “mishandling” the coronavirus outbreak, reportedly including plans to focus on the “disproportionate” infection rate among blacks, suggesting – what else? – racism! Meanwhile, millions of children are…

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Second Potential COVID-19 Vaccine, Backed By Bill Gates, Enters Human Testing

A second potential COVID-19 vaccine has entered Phase 1 clinical human testing after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals. “Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results from preclinical studies performed on animals that did indicate increased immune response,” Tech Crunch reported Monday. “This is a significant step forward in the global fight against COVID-19,” Dr. J. Joseph Kim, INOVIO’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Without a new safe and effective…

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Paris Bans Exercise As Lockdown Tightens

Authorities in Paris have announced they will ban outdoor exercise between the hours of 10am and 7pm as the coronavirus lockdown tightens. “All physical exercise – running, walking – will be banned in Paris between 10am and 7pm from tomorrow (Wed April 8) as part of ever stricter Coronavirus lockdown, by order Paris Police Prefecture & city council,” tweets Paris-based journalist Peter Allen. Falconers exercise birds of prey amid coronavirus lockdown “Aim is to keep crowds down. What about pre-10am & post-7pm crowds?” he asks. All physical exercise – running,…

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Is This America? Drones Watching, Following Citizens in Effort To Enforce Social Distancing

If you want people to follow social distancing guidelines, you probably shouldn’t make your intervention in the matter seem like something out of a creepy dystopian movie. This was the mistake made by a group describing itself as the Anti-COVID-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force. It’s not just that the group named itself as if it were a paragovernmental organization in the kind of Ridley Scott-wannabe movie where the global emperor has purplish, powdery skin and questionable facial prosthetics. Instead, you should check out where they decided to deploy the drone…

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Soccer Star Kyle Walker Apologizes After Reportedly Hosting Party With Escorts During Coronavirus Lockdown

Soccer star Kyle Walker has apologized for his alleged actions during lockdown in England. According to the Sun, the Manchester City soccer player hosted a party with two escorts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at the end of March. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The alleged party took place one day before he filmed a PSA urging people to stay home and save lives. The Sun reported that the escorts were invited over for a “three-hour sex session” during the ongoing crisis. Now, the team is…

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Harry and Meghan Plan U.S. Non-Profit amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Amidst the backdrop of the broadening coronavirus pandemic, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have confirmed their plans to launch a wide-ranging non-profit organisation named Archewell, reports on Tuesday said. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who formally stepped down as senior members of the British royal family at the end of last month, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper they were establishing the organisation in the United States, where they have now made their home in Malibu. The charitable organisation will include emotional support groups, a multimedia educational empire and a wellbeing website among other things, although…

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Commanding Officer of COVID-19 Infected Navy Ship Relieved of Duty

The commanding officer who sounded the alarm over confirmed cases of COVID-19 on a US Naval vessel, has been relieved of duty. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced late last week that the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, now docked in Guam, was relieved “at my direction.” Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the carrier’s commander, was sacked after he was accused of leaking a letter to the media that went “outside the chain of command” pleading for help after more than 100 sailors on board tested positive…

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