Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors in Canada and elsewhere are being told to stop advertising their services as a treatment for covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Read More >>

Amazon ‘Bug’ Was Hiding Products That Would Have Shipped Faster Amidst Covid-19 Delays

Amazon is now delaying the shipment of nonessential items through Prime by up to a month as the company struggles to meet the heavy demand of orders it’s experiencing amid shelter-at-home and self-isolation orders put in place to mitigate the spread of covid-19. But following this change, Amazon has evidently been burying results for nonessential items from rival sellers on its marketplace who could have shipped items faster and even at lower prices. Read More >>

Hospitals in U.S. Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals in the U.S. grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic, NPR reports. It’s the latest unorthodox emergency measure American health workers, who are pleading for equipment, have been increasingly forced to rely on as their country has soared past all others in total confirmed cases. Read More >>

This New Coronavirus Test Can Detect the Disease in Five Minutes

Medical device maker Abbott has received emergency authorisation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new molecular point-of-care Covid-19 test, which will allow healthcare providers in a variety of different settings to obtain results almost immediately. The new test can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. Read More >>

Some U.S. Medical Schools are Graduating Students Early Because of Covid-19

New York University and others are set to allow medical students to graduate and enter the medical field early – if they want to – all in an effort to shore up hospitals grappling with the Covid-19 epidemic. Read More >>

U.S. Lawmakers Demand Amazon Gets Serious About Worker Safety Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Following several alarming reports about Amazon’s meagre response to the Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers regarding how the richest corporation in the world plans to keep its employees safe. Read More >>

Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets on Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly every mainstream online platform. Read More >>

The Truth of Coronavirus Might Be Worse Than the Conspiracy Theories

The covid-19 pandemic is a disorienting, fast-moving, dangerous crisis that has basically everyone in the world in its grips. As is so often the case in times of disaster, people, including political leaders, are promoting conspiracy theories about the origin, spread, and seriousness of the new coronavirus. Read More >>

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 >>

How Could Covid-19 Cause Someone to Lose Their Sense of Smell?

In early March, 27-year-old California resident Isabella Rosa began to experience symptoms that she would have brushed off as a typical flu just a few months ago. Read More >>

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15 Unique Board Games and RPGs for Families That Aren’t Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit

Families are experiencing some of the hardest changes with social distancing. Kids are home from school and parents have had to transition to a new way of learning for the first time. There’s also the issue of keeping kids entertained while they’re stuck inside for hours. We’ve made a list of family-friendly games, sorted by age group, to make the downtime a little easier. Read More >>

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That’s Our Doctor

It’s a scary time right now. Luckily, Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker is here to help to share an inspiring message during her own special brand of social distancing. In short: Be kind, trust science, and don’t let the Sontarans get you. Read More >>

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YouTube Is Lowering Default Video Quality Worldwide for 30 Days in Response to Pandemic

In response to usage changes amid the covid-19 pandemic, YouTube has announced it’s reducing the default video quality on all videos globally for 30 days. Read More >>

WB Finally Makes the Call to Push Wonder Woman 1984’s Release

Wonder Woman 1984 has been stunned but is still standing up to the forces of evil. Read More >>

CDC Says Coronavirus Traces Lasted 17 Days on Cruise Ship, But No Evidence of Transmission Risk

Traces of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus can last longer on some surfaces than previously detected by health authorities, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Monday. Read More >>