Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time when the coronavirus, which causes an illness called Covid-19, threatens to become a global pandemic. Read More >>

Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Surpasses 2,000, Though China Maintains Outbreak Slowing Down

More than 2,000 people have died from the ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing the latest figures including an updated tally from China’s National Health Commission. Read More >>

How Coronavirus and Climate Change Show the Limits of Globalisation

Over the past few decades, the world has become connected in unprecedented ways. And in 2020, we’re living with those impacts in full force. Read More >>

Chinese Media Declares Hospital Director Dead From COVID-19, Then Alive, Then Dead Again

Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, died at 10:54 AM local time Tuesday morning after being infected with coronavirus, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Multiple Chinese state media outlets like the People’s Daily and Global Times reported Liu’s death yesterday but created confusion after deleting those reports Monday night. One health official in Wuhan insisted on social media that Liu was actually still alive. Read More >>

China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Colour-Based QR Codes: Report

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus symptoms, according to a new Reuters report. Read More >>

China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Authorities in China have deployed drones to combat the spread of coronavirus in a variety of ways since the outbreak began, including disinfectant drones and drones that fly around with a loudspeaker to tell people they should keep their masks on. But there’s another way that police in China have started to use drones, and it makes you feel like we live in the future. But maybe not the future we were hoping for. Read More >>

China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

Health officials in China announced on Friday that the new coronavirus has sickened at least 1,716 health care workers and killed six. Roughly 87 per cent of those health workers infected with COVID-19 were in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, according to Chinese state media outlet China Daily. Read More >>

Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The US Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy. Read More >>

China Reports Over 15,000 Coronavirus Cases in Single Day Using New Diagnostic Guidelines

China reported 15,152 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to state broadcaster Xinhua, the largest jump in a single day and up significantly from the few thousand confirmed cases China typically reports daily. Chinese health authorities also reported 254 new deaths, the largest number in a single day since the crisis began in December 2019. Read More >>

Cruise Ship Previously Rejected by Five Countries Over Virus Fears Will Finally Be Allowed to Dock

The Westerdam cruise ship will be allowed to dock in Cambodia, according to a new statement from Holland America Line. The ship had previously been refused entry by five countries over concerns that passengers might have been infected with the new coronavirus that has killed 1,116 and sickened over 45,000 worldwide. Read More >>

Cruise Ship Denied Entry by Multiple Countries Over Coronavirus Fears Despite Having No Cases

The government of Thailand has denied a Dutch-based cruise ship entry to its ports over coronavirus fears, despite the fact that no one on board has any signs of the illness that has killed at least 1,018 people and sickened over 43,000 globally. Read More >>

Coronavirus Cases on Cruise Ship Skyrocket as China Records Highest Single-Day Death Toll

The number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan has dramatically risen by 65, bringing the total number of cases linked to the passenger vessel to 135, according to Japan’s NHK News. Read More >>

Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People Than SARS Worldwide

The coronavirus outbreak has been compared to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic of 2002-2003 for obvious reasons. Both diseases originated in China, are caused by a similar virus and are believed to have originated in wild animal markets. However, new data released this weekend reveal that coronavirus has now killed more people than SARS. Read More >>

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Letting People Work From Home

While working from home is a luxury for some, it’s becoming a necessity for others. The world is currently witnessing its “largest work-from-home experiment,” as Bloomberg put it, due to the rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus that’s killed more people than the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. Many businesses across China are forcing workers to stay home to protect their health and keep the virus from spreading. This may be challenging for teams accustomed to in-person brainstorming sessions, but remote work has the potential to protect public health by doing more than containing the Wuhan virus. Read More >>

China Orders Mandatory Coronavirus Checks in Wuhan and All Infected Moved to Quarantine Camps

Chinese authorities have reportedly imposed mandatory temperature checks for all residents in Wuhan, the Hubei province city at the centre of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and plan to move all infected into quarantine facilities as the death toll continued to rise to 563 and the number of confirmed cases rose to just over 28,000 on Thursday. Read More >>