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New Zealand Hospitals Discharged Their Only Remaining Covid-19 Patient

New Zealand continues to be one of the few success stories during the covid-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, health officials announced that the country’s sole remaining patient hospitalised with covid-19 was discharged. The good news is more validation of the country’s aggressive strategy to try eliminating the disease within their borders, rather than simply contain it. Read More >>

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Neil Gaiman in the Shit for Impromptu Trip Across the World During a Pandemic

Neil Gaiman has apologised for disregarding travel advice and quarantine rules by hopping on a plane from New Zealand to the UK, stopping in the US on the way, and making his way to his home on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Read More >>

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“I’ve Seen Cardiac Signs in Children That I’d Only Read About in Books”

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from two medical workers, a rideshare driver, and a financial services employee. Read More >>

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‘My Wedding Photos Are the Last Photos I Have of “Normal”‘

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from an audio engineer, a hotel manager, and more. If you’d like to submit a story, use this Google form and provide as much detail as you’re comfortable with; read this post to learn more about the project. Read More >>

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Small Trial Finds No Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Works Against Covid-19

A small trial from China may already throw into question whether a treatment touted as a way to save people with severe covid-19 can really work. It found no evidence that the existing drug hydroxychloroquine alone was more effective for patients hospitalised with the novel coronavirus than standard care. However, the results aren’t any more definitive than the earlier research that suggested the drug can work. Read More >>

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YouTube Launches Verified Coronavirus Coverage Hub on Homepage

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced Thursday that its homepage will now feature a news shelf of trustworthy COVID-19 coverage for users to easily source up-to-date news. Read More >>

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How Medical Students May Help Fight Covid-19

The global coronavirus outbreak will continue to change our lives in ways we can’t yet anticipate. But one of the more relevant questions about this upheaval, given fears that covid-19 will overwhelm our hospitals and doctors, is how medical schools plan to respond to the pandemic and whether medical students will play a part in that response. Read More >>

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Trump Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland, Tests Negative for COVID-19

Now if only he would stop shaking so many people’s hands. Read More >>

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What the Heck Was That, Trump?

Donald Trump announced a national emergency in the U.S. over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country on Friday, for some reason bringing along the CEOs of some of America’s largest companies to trot up to the podium and explain the merits of public-private partnerships that they’ve formed with the federal government. Read More >>

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Latest Science on Covid-19: First U.S. Transmission, China’s Elusive Patient Zero and More

Our scientific knowledge of covid-19 and the coronavirus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, is fast expanding. And while much of this research is preliminary, released on preprint servers not yet peer reviewed, it nonetheless could provide key insights about a pandemic that’s set to drastically affect the world for some time. Below are some recent studies about the virus and its health effects. Read More >>

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Countries Move to Stop Empty “Ghost Flights”

The coronavirus pandemic has put many of the worst things about the global economy into sharp relief. The Trump administration is considering prioritising oil companies over healthcare, New York is paying people in prison less than a dollar an hour to make hand sanitiser, and internationally, airlines are flying empty “ghost” flights across Europe, wasting thousands of gallons of greenhouse gas-emitting fuel in the process. Read More >>

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Your Coronavirus FAQs, Answered: Wearing Masks, Cancelling Air Travel, and More

The ongoing outbreak of a newly discovered, sometimes fatal coronavirus has many people wondering how much they should be altering their daily lives to avoid infection. We’ve compiled answers to commonly asked questions submitted by our readers, friends, and coworkers. Read More >>

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Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees – well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors – to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Why Won’t the WHO Call This a Pandemic?

This weekend, the coronavirus outbreak officially reached more than 100 countries, touching every continent but Antartica. China is no longer the only hotspot, with large epidemics currently affecting South Korea, Iran, and Italy, while other countries like the U.S. are almost certainly dealing with huge numbers of hidden cases. Read More >>

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Disneyland Paris Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus But No Plans to Close Park

A maintenance worker at Disneyland Paris in France has tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sickened over 111,000 and killed at least 3,800 people globally, according to a new report from Reuters and France’s Le Parisien. Read More >>