Tag Archives: Corona Live Update

Coronavirus update | OET

We know many of you have contacted us recently and we haven’t been getting back to you as quickly as you’d like. We feel genuinely sorry when we let you down in this way so we are taking significant steps to serve you much better in future. These include hiring more customer service staff and making them available to you 24/7 globally.

 In the meantime, if you have already submitted a request about a matter, you do not need to submit another. We promise we willget back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for your patience over the next two weeks as we work through our backlog and return to supporting you in the prompt and efficient manner that you deserve.

Source

5 ways the future of work is changing, due to coronavirus

The unexpected entrance of COVID-19 is sending shock waves through the enterprise, particularly with the way people work. Here’s how this could affect our future.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unequivocal shift in the enterprise, particularly in regard to how professionals conduct their work. The majority (88%) of organizations now either encourage or require employees to work from home, whether or not they’ve shown coronavirus-related symptoms, according to Gartner research released on March 19, 2020. 

SEE: Coronavirus: Critical IT policies and tools every business needs (TechRepublic Premium)

“COVID-19 has effectively become a tipping point for remote workers,” said Shawn Dickerson, senior vice president of marketing at KeyedIn. “Many of us in the tech industry were already familiar with the tools and techniques for working outside an office, such as video conferencing, social messaging, cloud file sharing, etc. But this pandemic has forced workers in almost every sector to adopt those tools and techniques, which I believe has forever changed the dynamic of work.

“As workers discover the productivity that can be found in this arrangement, and companies see the potential overhead savings, I think we will see increasing numbers of remote workers in banking, manufacturing, even healthcare,” Dickerson said. 

Before the coronavirus chaos, the future of work was already expected to move toward telecommuting. However, that movement has clearly been expedited. 

“Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people and businesses to adapt to remote working—whether they were ready for it or not,” said Ben Rogers, president of platform and  technology clients at the National Research Group (NRG). 

“The suddenness of this shift has been incredibly disruptive,” Rogers said. “While we might have expected our working environments, processes, and routines to evolve over time, we’ve been thrown directly in the deep end.” 

This startling change is not only changing how work is currently being conducted, but also how it will continue to operate in the future, Rogers said. 

5 ways the future of work is changing 

The novel coronavirus has acted as a reset button for organizations, said Peter Jackson, CEO of Bluescape, a virtual collaboration workspace. This reset button is showing professionals that we can easily work from home, which will completely change the future of work in a variety of ways. 

1. Permanently flexible future

“It’s obvious at this stage that remote working will be viewed with entirely new importance post-COVID-19,” Rogers said. “Investments in platforms, and technology, will need to be made to maximize efficiency in this new paradigm. There will be a significant, permanent, transition to more remote working—even when COVID-19 clears, this new normal will be sustained by fears of the next pandemic.” 

Not all organizations will remain in a completely remote state, but the majority will be more flexible, said Chris Kozup, CMO at Aruba. 

“Organizations and businesses will demonstrate greater flexibility to support a broader range of work situations and scenarios for their employees; for example, companies that formerly had a strict ‘in-person’ workplace culture might ease up on their requirements and allow employees the flexibility to work from home, when the need arises,” Kozup said. 

“We’ll definitely see some shifts in attitudes and workplace culture that will ultimately result in organizations being more flexible and accommodating of different work styles,” Kozup added. 

The rigidity of an office-only based environment won’t fly anymore, especially with younger generations, according to Rogers.

2. Prioritization of work-life balance

While working from home is both convenient and comfortable, it can be difficult for professionals to seperate home and work life.  

“With remote working becoming a new norm, and the expected ‘stickiness’ of this new paradigm as outlined above, balancing accessibility with the pressure to be ‘always on’ (self-inflicted or otherwise) will be a challenge,” Rogers said. 

“Despite the best advice, this is a learned skill, with no ‘one size fits all’ solution—people need to figure out what works best for them given their career pressures, social and family needs, aspirations, etc.,” Rogers added. “Organizations will need to provide tools and training to manage these pressures—but a learning curve will still be required at an individual level.”

Nearly 6% of the American workforce says they are depressed, resulting in $51 billion in lost productivity. One of the major reasons is the parental guilt professionals feel not being home with their children, Jackson said. 

Hopefully, a shift to working from home will not only help the physical toll of commuting to the office, but also the mental aspect. 

3. Movement toward agile work

As teams become more separate with remote work, many will begin collaborating with other employees, especially since online collaboration tools make connections easier, Rogers said. 

“We are seeing another trend in the world of agile work, which is growing beyond software development into operations, marketing, finance and others, with the concept of self-organizing teams,” Dickerson said. 

“The rigid structure around being a part of the product team or the sales team has shifted,” Dickerson noted. “Increasingly people from different disciplines across an organization or being gathered together to solve problems, rather than represent a singular division of the business.

“This also increases the importance of the project management office. Once the domain of the IT team, numerous enterprise PMOs are emerging to help manage and staff work that crosses many departments,” he added. 

4. Increased expectations from employees

“Gen X and Gen Z are handling remote work differently,” Rogers said. “Gen X has more life and professional experience that younger generations will learn from–and which will imminently become hygiene factors in choosing an employer (e.g. flexibility, remote working set up, commitment to work-life balance, etc.).” 
 
Different generations appreciate different aspects of the remote work lifestyle, and will want those things when looking at future employment. 

5. Trend toward sustainability

Remote work takes the mental and physical stress out of going into an office, but it also has a significant impact on the environment, which people will begin to take note of, Jackson said. 

The average commute time to work is currently 26.1 minutes, which is approximately four and half hours professionals spend a week in their cars, Jackson said. 

“If we just reduce the commute, reduce people down by one day, that’s a 16% lower carbon footprint,” Jackson said. “It would be that much lower, just in one day; and, there would be a 20% reduction in energy consumption by reducing the in-office work week down to four days. You can apply the math to a full week and understand why we’re breathing such amazing air right now.”  

How to prepare for these changes

These five shifts are significant, so companies must prepare for the upcoming changes if they want to stay afloat. 

“One of the ways that organizations can ensure business continuity is by having a solid networking infrastructure in place to enable their employees to stay connected and be productive while working remotely,” Kozup said. 

“This means having the systems and tools to ensure employee access to corporate resources and applications, just as they would if they were working in the office,” Kozup added. 

“The experience should be consistent, seamless, and secure, which is why implementing a network built on modern, cloud-native principles that can operate with best-of-breed solutions is so important and, frankly, a critical part of preparing for any type of disruption, whether it be a natural disaster or public health crisis,” he added. 

For more, check out How to become a future-proof, agile organization on TechRepublic.

Tech News You Can Use Newsletter

We deliver the top business tech news stories about the companies, the people, and the products revolutionizing the planet. Delivered Daily

Sign up today

Also see 

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Source

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Symptoms

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19. COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms and people can be contagious for longer. Another important difference is there is a vaccine to protect against flu. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. More information about differences between flu and COVID-19 is available in the different sections below.

Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This page compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

Source

Travelling for work during COVID-19

Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. Travellers arriving from any country may undergo enhanced health screening on arrival in Australia. All arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days and state and territory travel restrictions may also apply.

Learn more about who can enter Australia.

Returning to Australia

From 11.59pm (local time) Saturday 28 March 2020, all travellers returning home to Australia from overseas will be quarantined in a hotel or designated facility for 14 days. Find out more on the Smart Traveller website.

Source

Coronavirus: Elites still party in pandemic

They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fuelled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaic Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists. But unbeknown to several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite, the coronavirus was spreading among them.

For some of Venezuela’s high-flying “Bolichicos” – the privileged offspring of the socialist revolution – the party hasn’t stopped amid a widening pandemic in a country already gripped by crisis.

RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates

To date, the virus has claimed only seven confirmed fatalities in Venezuela. But the potential is high for the pandemic to overwhelm an already crippled health system, where hospitals lack water, electricity and supplies. It’s not clear how many people got sick last month on the Los Roques archipelago. But a raucous party that became a cluster of infections has raised concerns at the highest level of the government and drawn condemnation from Venezuelans locked down at home for weeks.

“There was a party, on an island, and practically everyone at the party is testing positive,” embattled leader Nicolas Maduro said on state TV March 20.

Three days later, as embarrassing Instagram posts leaked out under the hashtag (hash) CoronavirusParty, he downplayed it.

“Who is going to criticise a party? They didn’t know they were sick,” said Maduro, who was indicted by the U.S. last month on narcotics charges.

Whether it’s crowded Miami beaches during spring break or clandestine raves in Spain and Italy in the pandemic’s early days, parties among the young and rich have been tough to tamp down.

In Latin America, the world’s most unequal region, jetsetting elites are blamed for importing the virus. In Mexico, for example, nearly 20 people were found to be infected after returning from a ski trip to Vail, Colorado. But it’s the poor – lacking medical care and struggling to hold down informal jobs – who bear the brunt.

In Venezuela, engulfed by food and medicine shortages that have forced 5 million to flee, lavish celebrations are even more vexing.

Such pockets of wealth are also harder to see amid incessant propaganda extolling the hardworking poor. The festivities in Los Roques were organised by several government-connected businessmen, according to two people familiar with the gatherings who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

While neither of the two people who spoke to The Associated Press were at the party, they have attended other gatherings with the same group and are in contact with several of those who went.

Among the young revellers was Jesus Amoroso, son of Maduro’s top anti-corruption official, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly undermining Venezuela’s democracy.

The two people said Venezuelan prostitutes from Madrid and London were flown in just before air travel was closed to Spain, one of the nations hit hardest by the pandemic.

A smaller group crossed paths with two famous Puerto Rican reggaeton artists, Zion and Justin Quiles, who are seen with Amoroso on a sunstruck powerboat in photos and videos on social media.

A spokeswoman said Zion and Quiles were in the islands to shoot a video and didn’t attend any social event. Both tested negative for the virus.

In a nation plagued by misery, Los Roques is an oasis for the few who can afford it, including aides and relatives of top officials who travel by private plane to the band of tiny islands. Parties in the cluster of tiny islands have become more popular, with Miami, Madrid and New York out of reach after U.S. sanctions cut off access to foreign bank accounts and easy travel. Among them are Maduro’s sons, according to the two people, although none attended the latest gathering.

Usually, the parties feature psychedelic 2C-B drugs – known as “pink cocaine” for its high price and pink, powdery substance, the two people said.

One of them provided a video of the recent soiree, showing bikini-clad women dancing on March 11 at a beachfront home rented from an exiled Venezuelan banker.

According to a third person familiar with the situation, the next day a larger entourage set out in several boats to a popular spot that locals call “Corrupt Cay.”

They didn’t know the virus was spreading.

“Certainly one of the girls had the virus and nobody knew,” a local resident and partygoer said in an audio message leaked on social media.

The person, whose authenticity was verified by one of the two people who used to attend the parties, recounted how he and his girlfriend had to be evacuated with high fevers. He said six people tested positive for the virus.

The party ended with a hangover: Everyone was tested, and some, embarrassed, closed their social media accounts.

Others defended their actions.

“Suck it gossipers,” Amoroso said on Instagram with a photo showing him in front of a luxury SUV, middle fingers raised.

Last week, police arrested several people who were in Los Roques, including the suspected madam for the upscale prostitutes, after breaking up a multiday party in an upscale Caracas home.

Officers found a handgun, ecstasy pills and eight women belonging to a suspected prostitution ring, according the police report. Of the 18 arrested for violating Maduro’s ban on large gatherings, two tested positive for the virus, according to police.

The scandal still rankles people in the Caracas slum of Petare. Miguel Rengifo, who drives a motorcycle-taxi, said he’s appalled at reports of the rich throwing parties while the country is on lockdown.

“We’re struggling to eat, but they’re running free, drinking, chasing girls without a second thought about the rest of us,” the 38-year-old said.

“Here, we are fighting just to get by.”

Goodman reported from Miami. Associated Press writer Scott Smith contributed from Caracas, Venezuela

Source

What it means to be immune to the coronavirus

The coronavirus is a vexing parasite. 

Around one in four infected people may have no symptoms, as far as experts currently know (the disease is new, so these numbers aren’t yet fully certain). So it leaves many of us with a burning question: Is it possible you were infected, but didn’t get sick?

It’s a question of paramount importance. A bedrock of immunology (the study of how the body defends against infections) is if a virus infects you — and you fight off the infection — you develop an immunity to it for some time, even if you had mild symptoms. This means, after you eventually get a blood test to show immunity, you could then safely reenter society without immediately catching and spreading the respiratory disease COVID-19.  

“The golden rule of immunology is if you are infected with a virus, get sick, and recover, you probably won’t get reinfected with the same virus,” said Mark Cameron, an immunologist at Case Western Reserve University who previously helped contain the outbreak of another deadly coronavirus, SARS, in 2003.

When exposed to a new virus, the body will soon create defensive proteins in your bloodstream, called antibodies, that block the virus from successfully hijacking the body’s cells in the future. (That’s why vaccines — which encourage your body to make antibodies — work, and the U.S. eradicated polio over 30 years ago).

This is happening with the new coronavirus, too, but disease experts must observe the response of recovered coronavirus patients to understand how effective this immunity is, how long it will last, and if some people can be reinfected. The CDC, for example, just started recruiting Americans to see who has been infected and made antibodies. People infected with SARS developed immunity for an average of two to three years.

“It’s very likely if you got exposed that you mounted a response and you would have antibodies,” explained Dr. Vince Silenzio, an M.D. and professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health. “We are fairly certain people are becoming immune [to the new coronavirus].”

And critically, just because someone had a mild response — or showed no symptoms at all — there’s no conclusive evidence they build up a weaker immune defense against the coronavirus, officially named SARS-CoV-2.

“The bottom line is it’s not necessarily true yet that people with mild infections have less of an immune response,” said Silenzio.

“Asymptomatic infections are just as likely to grant immunity to the bearer as frank infections [meaning infections that cause disease], despite the challenge in identifying these infections and the risk of spread they entail,” agreed Cameron. 

Why, though, might a significant number of people have such mild (or no) symptoms to this new coronavirus? There could be genetic or health differences that make it more difficult for the coronaviruses to infect a cell. It’s also possible that people with milder infections were only exposed to a tiny amount of the virus (like someone picking up just a few particles off a piece of mail versus an ER doctor getting sprayed with millions of viral particles). “It’s possible that asymptomatic people were exposed to a much lower dose,” said Brian Baker, a biochemist at the University of Notre Dame.

The reason there are severe, mild, and asymptomatic infections will be intensively researched throughout this year, and beyond. Although researchers have learned a great amount about this microbe, the virus is still new to science. After all, this coronavirus only spilled over to humans from other animal species in the last five months. “We don’t have all the answers yet,” Silenzio said. “But on the other hand,” he added, “it’s amazing we have as many answers as we do.”

As far as peoples’ future immunity is concerned, there are still some weighty questions out there. For example, there are recent reports out of South Korea and China of people who supposedly already had coronavirus, but then tested positive for the infection again. This would challenge the idea they developed immunity. “There is some controversy currently regarding whether people are truly immune to COVID-19 once they have it, because there have been stories to the contrary,” said Cameron. 

“This virus is teaching us new stories”

There’s an explanation, however, for these reinfections. There’s evidence the virus may have temporarily eased off in these patients, and later picked up steam again. So it could have been the same infection all along — not someone getting sick from a new infection. “Infection causes different courses of disease in people — that’s not unusual,” explained Cameron.

Another looming question is how long immunity to the new coronavirus may last, either after recovering from an infection or getting a vaccine (when one becomes available in 2021 at the earliest). For example, if the coronavirus mutates too much, the body’s immunity is lost. “Some viruses change rapidly and some don’t change rapidly,” said Notre Dame’s Baker.

The polio virus, for example, doesn’t mutate quickly. So a polio vaccination (which sparks the body to produce new antibodies) generally lasts one’s entire life. But other viruses, like influenza, mutate constantly and require those annual flu shots you’re so familiar with. 

The good news is the new coronavirus hasn’t been mutating quickly so far, explained Baker. This means it’s relatively stable. We don’t know how long immunity might last, but this virus is unlikely to change so fast it will reinfect people or outpace forthcoming vaccines, said Cameron.

At the end of the day, this coronavirus may unwittingly help humanity tame the pandemic. While it’s true that asymptomatic people can spread the virus when they’re infected (that’s why everyone must social distance right now), if one in four infected people are truly asymptomatic, that means that likely millions of people will ultimately develop immunity — whether they know it or not — and won’t be able to spread the virus around until we get a vaccine. “That would be a good thing,” said Baker. 

“We can count on the fact that the vast majority of COVID infections will cause immunity,” said Cameron, noting that a vaccine will then only add to the number of immune people. Ultimately, this is how we end this grim pandemic, now that we’ve failed to contain it.

Though immunologists have an ever-strengthening grip on this coronavirus, they’re aware the microbe is still revealing itself. Each day scientists around the globe learn more about how it behaves and infects people. So stay tuned for an improved understanding of how immunity will play out with SARS-CoV-2, a virus that’s on pace to kill some 68,000 Americans by August (but likely many more if we don’t sustain extreme social distancing measures). 

“This virus is teaching us new stories,” said Cameron. “The story is not yet written.”

 

Source

Joe Biden’s coronavirus taskforce to meet as Trump urged to cooperate

Joe Biden will convene a coronavirus taskforce on Monday to confront one of the biggest problems vexing the US, as the president-elect and his running mate, Kamala Harris, move ahead with their transition process.

On Sunday night, Biden and Harris released their first public schedule as “president-elect” and “vice-president-elect”.

Biden is due to meet with a 12-member advisory board led by former the surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, and the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, David Kessler, to examine how best to tame a pandemic that has killed more than 237,000 Americans.

He will speak in Wilmington, Delaware, about his plans for tackling the coronavirus pandemic and rebuilding the economy later in the day.

Here’s a full list of the 12 members making up Joe Biden’s new transition Covid board.

Dr David Kessler, co-chair. Professor of paediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. He was US Food and Drug Administration commissioner from 1990 to 1997.

Dr Vivek Murthy, co-chair. US surgeon general from 2014-17 who commanded the public health force that dealt with the Ebola, Zika and Flint water crises.

Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith, co-chair. Associate professor of internal medicine, public health and management at Yale University and associate dean for health equity research at Yale’s medical school, specialising in healthcare for marginalised populations.

Dr Rick Bright. Immunologist, virologist. He was ousted as head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority after criticising the federal government’s response to the coronavirus under Donald Trump. Bright filed a whistleblower complaint alleging he had been reassigned to a lesser job because he had resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug Trump pushed as a Covid-19 treatment.

Dr Luciana Borio. Vice-president of technical staff at the strategic investment firm In-Q-Tel who until last year was a biodefence specialist on the National Security Council.

Dr Ezekiel Emanuel. Oncologist and chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who since 1997 has served as chair of the department of bioethics at the clinical centre of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr Atul Gawande. Professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s hospital and at Harvard medical school. Served as a senior adviser in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration.

Dr Celine Gounder. Clinical assistant professor at the NYU Grossman school of medicine who served as assistant commissioner and director of the bureau of tuberculosis control at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dr Julie Morita. Executive vice-president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who helped lead Chicago’s Department of Public Health for nearly 20 years.

Dr Michael Osterholm. Director of the centre for infectious disease research and policy at the University of Minnesota, and former science envoy for health security for the Department of State.

Loyce Pace. Executive director and president of the Global Health Council, who previously served in leadership positions at the American Cancer Society.

Dr Robert Rodriguez. Professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, San Francisco school of medicine.

Dr Eric Goosby. Infectious disease expert and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco school of medicine who during the Clinton administration was the founding director of the largest federally funded HIV/Aids programme.

Biden has spent much of the campaign criticising Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis and has vowed to listen to scientists to guide his own approach.

There are questions over whether Trump, who has not publicly recognised Biden’s victory and has falsely claimed the election was stolen, will impede Democrats as they try to establish a government.

The transition cannot shift into high gear until the US General Services Administration, which oversees federal property, certifies the winner.

Emily Murphy, the Trump appointee who runs the agency, has not given the go-ahead for the transition to begin, and on Sunday night a GSA spokeswoman gave no timetable for the decision.

Until then, the GSA can continue providing Biden’s team with offices, computers and background checks for security clearances, but they cannot yet enter federal agencies or access federal funds set aside for the transition.

The Biden campaign on Sunday pressed the agency to move ahead.

“America’s national security and economic interests depend on the federal government signalling clearly and swiftly that the United States government will respect the will of the American people and engage in a smooth and peaceful transfer of power,” the campaign said in a statement.

Can Joe Biden and Kamala Harris unite America after Trump? – video explainer

There is little precedent in the modern era of a president erecting hurdles for his successor. The stakes are especially high this year because Biden will take office amid a raging pandemic, which will require a comprehensive government response.

The advisory board of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition also urged the Trump administration to “immediately begin the post-election transition process and the Biden team to take full advantage of the resources available under the Presidential Transition Act”.

Biden’s taskforce will be responsible for executing the promises he made on the campaign trail for tackling Covid-19, which include doubling the number of drive-through testing sites, establishing a US public health job corps to mobilise 100,000 Americans on contact tracing; and ramping up production of masks, face shields and other PPE equipment.

Trump has no public events scheduled for Monday, and he has not spoken in public since Thursday. Vice-president Mike Pence is due to meet with the White House coronavirus taskforce on Monday for the first time since 20 October.

As part of a public campaign to question the election results, he is planning to hold rallies to build support for his fight over the outcome, Trump’s campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, said.

The US recorded more than 127,399 cases on Saturday, bringing the total recorded to nearly 9.9m, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 1,000 deaths were recorded, bring the national toll close to 237,000. America has reported over 100,000 infections five times in the past week, according to a Reuters analysis, which found that the latest seven-day average in the US is more than the combined average for India and France, two of the hardest hit countries overseas.

Biden’s transition effort now has a website, BuildBackBetter.com, and a Twitter account, @Transition46. Biden’s team is also expected to move forward with efforts to choose the officials who will serve with him in his administration. He has not offered a timeline for cabinet picks, but he and Harris have pledged that his administration leaders will reflect the country, with representation of women and people of colour.

He is also reportedly planning a series of urgent orders that would roll back some of Trump’s agenda, in some cases fulfilling his campaign promises. That includes repealing the travel ban against Muslim-majority countries (one of Trump’s first actions); rejoining the international climate accord; rejoining the World Health Organization; taking action to protect “Dreamers” from deportation; revoking “the global gag rule”, which blocks the US government from funding groups that conduct abortions or advocate abortion rights; and reestablishing Obama-era environmental regulations.

But Trump has not yet acknowledged defeat and has launched an array of lawsuits to press claims of election fraud for which he has produced no evidence. State officials say they are not aware of any significant irregularities. Since the race was called, the president has been golfing and tweeting a steady stream of election misinformation that has forced Twitter to acknowledge his allegations are disputed and that mail-in voting is safe and secure.

Murtaugh said Trump will hold a series of rallies to build support for the legal fights challenging the outcome, though he did not say when and where they would take place.

Trump will seek to back up his as-yet-unsubstantiated accusations of voting fraud by highlighting obituaries of dead people the campaign said voted in the election, Murtaugh said.

Trump also announced teams to pursue recounts in several states. Experts said that effort, like his lawsuits, are unlikely to meet with success.

“The chances of a recount flipping tens of thousands of votes across multiple states in his favour are outside anything we have seen in American history,” William Antholis, the director of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center thinktank, wrote in an essay on Sunday.

Reuters contributed to this report

Source

How to work from home

If you’re starting to work from home or just got a remote position, you’re probably looking forward to not spending time on a frustrating commute and staying in your pajamas until noon. Enjoy that for the first day or two! But if you’re planning to work from home for an extended period of time — or permanently — there are a few ways to make sure you can be productive at your job while still enjoying the perks of not having to travel to an office.

What works best for remote workers will vary from person to person. I’ve worked remotely in some form or another for the past five years and have found a routine that works for me, but your mileage may vary — and that’s okay. I think the most important thing to remember is to find what helps you stay focused, while keeping your work separate from your home life.

Have a separate workspace

A separate workspace doesn’t have to be a dedicated office with a door that closes (which is often not an option in smaller living spaces). It should be an area that mentally prepares you for work mode, whether it’s a separate room, a small desk set up in a corner of the living room, or a laptop at the end of the kitchen table. Ideally, it would be a place you don’t go to relax, like your bedroom or your sofa, and a place that other members of your household know is designated for work.

If you find you’re most productive with a laptop on the sofa, then by all means, set up shop there. It may take a bit of trial and error to figure out what area of your home is most conducive to getting work done.

Establish a routine, including non-work hours

This was the hardest part for me to adapt to when I started working from home: with devices that allow bosses and clients to reach us constantly, you can end up working 24/7. Try to start work around the same time every day if you can, and schedule breaks (including meals) around the same time if possible. I would also advise not eating in your work area, but I can’t put myself up as a good example — all journalists tend to eat at our desks, even the remote ones.

Ideally, you should try to get some outdoor time once a day, to get coffee or walk the dog, so you don’t go too stir crazy.

Working remotely can feel isolating at times, so as part of your routine, try to interact with your co-workers regularly (yes, introverts, even you). Chatting over messaging apps like Slack (even just saying “Hello!” when you sign on in the morning) and holding meetings over Zoom or another video app are two quick and easy ways to stay in the loop. However you connect, don’t let email be the only way you interact with colleagues.

Finally — and this is the rule I violate most often — try to end work at the same time every day. Obviously, there will be times when a late deadline or project needs after-hours attention. But in most situations, a 10PM work email can wait until the following morning for a response.

Dress the part

Look, one of the biggest selling points of working from home is that you can wear what you want. This is true, and some days, especially if it’s miserable weather or you’re not feeling 100 percent, indulge a little and wear sweats and comfy socks. But to keep a sense of routine, try to get dressed and do it around the same time every day. This might sound a little odd, but I find that in addition to jeans and a comfortable shirt, wearing shoes (instead of slippers or just socks) helps me keep that sense of work vs. relaxation. I’m not talking about the most expensive shoes in your closet; sneakers, flip flops, or other comfortable footwear are just fine.

Know your body

I splurged on a good desk chair when I first started working from home, and you may find that’s a worthwhile expense; it’s hard to work if your back is bothering you or you’re not comfortable. Definitely make time to get up and walk away from your desk at regular intervals to stretch your legs (one colleague is a fan of regular breaks for a few sun salutations) and make sure your work area is well-lit so you don’t strain your eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes look away from your screen and focus your eyes on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Don’t have kids

Ha, I jest. But in all seriousness, make sure everyone in your family (kids, parents, spouses, and anyone else with a key to the premises) knows that when you’re working you’re not available to help settle minor juice-box-related spats or engage in idle chitchat. Shared living spaces can get noisy, so if your workspace isn’t isolated from common areas, I strongly recommend getting some noise-canceling headphones to signal to others that you’re not to be disturbed and to avoid getting drawn into conversations that are going to distract you (shout out to my well-meaning husband who has a knack for this) while you’re on deadline.

If you’re going to try to do chores while you’re working from home, be realistic about what you can get done. Taking out the garbage or checking the mail are two ways to get away from your desk for a quick break, but it’s probably not practical to try to conquer that mountain of laundry all at once while you’re on the clock.

Another suggestion: don’t offer to be the on-call person for friends and neighbors. Of course you should help in emergencies, but if you’re always the go-to for package deliveries or to feed people’s pets “because you’re home anyway,” this can quickly become more time-consuming than is fair. Establish — and stick to — clear boundaries about when you are and aren’t available.

Get the tools you need

You’ll get a lot of advice about investing in various work tools, such as a standing desk or a separate work computer. If you have the resources to do this and think it will help you (and better still, if your company will reimburse you for these expenses), go for it. If your company is requiring you to work from home, find out what tools they’ll provide and what they’ll pay for.

In addition to the noise-canceling headphones, the only must-haves for my own work-from-home setup are a decent Wi-Fi connection, a computer that meets my needs (this will vary greatly depending on your job), and a reliable cellphone. But if you end up working from home long term, you’ll figure out what you need and what you can afford.

Source

Vaxed – vexing questions about the Coronavirus pandemic » Uncensored Publications Limited

The real concern isn’t what’s happening now, it’s what comes next.

Thanks to Jo for this well researched blog. Please be sure to check out her site for more good work. MH

We’ve just gone into lock down in New Zealand where we have to stay at home.  While I agree with the government’s measures and accept that Covid-19 is a genuine pandemic – something is wrong.  To coin a verse from Shakespeare’s Hamlet; “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

by Jo-Blogs

Red Sky in the Morning

That doesn’t mean I’m ignoring or minimising the threat of Covid-19 – we shouldn’t, but I have questions.  I’d rather ask the questions now and look silly in six months time, rather than keep silent about some things I’m discerning behind the scenes.  Forewarned is forearmed.

World Health Organization Warns That Coronavirus Poses A Greater Global Threat Than Terrorism

The bad smell emanating from Denmark is a mandatory vaccination for Covid-19 once it becomes available.  Yes, Denmark has passed legislation for it to be mandatory!

Denmark rushes through emergency coronavirus law

Vaccinations should never be mandatory.  Will other countries try that on the populace?

Would Jacinda Adern, New Zealand’s globalist, socialist prime minster try it?  She’s been ramming through unethical UN-mandated legislation ever since she got in to power.

What would it take to make a vaccine coupled with a Biometric ID mandatory and WHO would benefit?  Will the vaccine combine with ID2020, the universal digital Biometric identity?

Lets start with what we know:

  • Bill Gates wants population control and his interest is in vaccines.
  • The Gates foundation is one of the entities developing ID2020, the universal Biometric ID combined with a vaccine that the UN wants implemented by 2030.  The ID2020 partners, among other stakeholders, are Rockefeller, Gates, The UN, Accenture for the RFID chip and Gavi for vaccines.  ID2020 is described in an earlier blog post and it’s described below in the links.
  • The biometric data will be stored at Geneva.
  • WHO is at Geneva? The Word Health Organisation and GAVI – the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.  GAVI is supported by WHO, and needless to say, its main partners and sponsors are the pharma-industry.

The ID2020 partners

Six weeks before the outbreak in Wuhan, the Gates foundation ran a simulation of a Coronavirus pandemic on October 18th 2019.

Coincidentally, the 2019 Military World Games (CISM) held its opening ceremony on the same day in Wuhan.

2019 Military World Games, Wuhan.

Now for where I think this is going: The global Identity will be introduced as a vaccine – and this pandemic may be used as a way to get people to accept, even demand it.  This Coronavirus is certainly scaring us.  If a sane, rational country like Denmark could do it, what’s to stop other nations – especially if the leaders grant themselves emergency powers to mandate it.  God help those who resist!  Unvaccinated people will not be welcome in public anywhere.

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want.  I hope I am wrong!  Would you take a vaccine that combines a biometric ID?

This is what I found – and it’s really going to get under your skin.

While answering questions on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic on the 18th March 2020, globalist oligarch Bill Gates revealed something interesting during a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session when he gave a chilling reply to this question; “What changes are we going to have to make to how businesses operate to maintain our economy while providing social distancing?”

“The question of which businesses should keep going is tricky. Certainly food supply and the health system. We still need water, electricity and the internet. Supply chains for critical things need to be maintained. Countries are still figuring out what to keep running,” Gates responded.

It was the next part of his answer that alarmed individuals concerned with protecting medical freedom and privacy rights.

“Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it,” Gates said.

Reddit users were immediately thunderstruck with Gates’ ominous response and were scrambling for a clarification from the former Microsoft CEO that never came.

“Digital certificates? Are you saying each person individually will receive a document that says we were tested? Can that be used against us?” a Reddit user posted.

“No, he’s saying Microsoft and MIT developed “tatoo (sic) markers” that show whether you have received (sic) a vaccine or not.  This will be coupled with Gate’s (sic) new invention, ID2020, which is a digital ID microchip implanted under the skin,” another Reddit user said to explain Gates’ motives.

Source: As Coronavirus Panic Spreads, Bill Gates Talks Up ‘Digital Certificates’ to Enforce Mandatory Vaccines

Quantum-dot tattoos

The ‘digital certificates’ Gates was referring to are human-implantable ‘QUANTUM-DOT TATTOOS’ that researchers at MIT and Rice University are working on as a way to hold vaccination records.  What are they?  Think nanos – a semiconductor nanostructure.

It was last year in December when scientists from the two universities revealed that they were working on these quantum-dot tattoos after Bill Gates approached them about solving the problem of identifying those who have not been vaccinated.

So Gates was working on the implantable tattoos in December 2019, the same month the virus first appeared in Wuhan, China.  He’s been working on this since all United Nations countries made a global commitment to provide legal identity for everyone by 2030.

In 2017 Microsoft joined ID2020 and positioned themselves to spearhead the ID2020 initiative.  Gates and the Board of the Alliance have a “Certification Mark” that they award to companies and technologies that meet the criteria of being “good” digital ID tech.

This month, on March 11th 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, ID2020 announced its first two certified digital identity solutions: Kiva Protocol and Gravity.Earth.

“Today marks an important milestone in the movement for “good” ID as ID2020 announces its first two certified digital identity solutions: Kiva Protocol and Gravity.Earth.”

These are digital wallets using a blockchain technology platform that enables digital identity and verifiable credit history.

So far Kiva has been tested on the people of Sierra Leone and Syrian refugees.

Which means ID2020, a digital ID and wallet combined with a vaccine, is getting ready to go.  Will we all be required to take a mandatory vaccine in order to go back to work?

Will a new digital currency will be ushered in after the economy crashes?  Will we all have to use a digital wallet with cryptocurrency we can “trust” in order to buy and sell?

Will this ultimately end up with the technology we’re warned of in Revelation 13 of the Bible?

Links

ID2020 is a UN plan for everyone to have a universal digital ID, in accordance with Agenda 2030 sustainable development goal 16.9.

In September 2019, the ID2020 Alliance launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, vaccine alliance Gavi, and new partners in government, academia, and humanitarian relief.

The world’s biometric data will be held in Geneva where Gavi (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations) and the Word Health Organisation are based.

Event 201

Event 201 was a pandemic simulation of a Coronavirus pandemic held in New York six weeks before the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.  The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly proposed these recommendations.

Clinical trials during outbreaks in collaboration with CEPI, GAVI, and the World Health Organisation was one of the recommendations.

The Show Must Go On. Event 201: The 2019 Fictional Pandemic Exercise [World Economic Forum, Gates Foundation et al.]

Wuhan military Olympics

On the same day as Event 201, the 2019 Military World Games (CISM) held its opening ceremony  in Wuhan.  The CISM  is the military Olympics which began in 1995 in Rome, on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations at the end of World War 2.

Dr Vernon Coleman believes that once a vaccine is developed, it will be compulsory – so watch out for that.

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is “Agenda ID2020”

Legislation to Force Testing or Bar you From the Public
“After the pandemic has been officially declared, the next step may be – also at the recommendation either by WHO, or individual countries, “force vaccination”, under police and/or military surveillance. Those who refuse may be penalized (fines and / or jail – and force-vaccinated all the same).”

Reddit AMA session

Is This a Plot To Cover-up Collapse of Keynesian Economics?

“This is obviously an orchestrated shut down of the global economy, for no reason at all – or rather, they have a reason but it’s nothing to do with this silly virus.”
First Certification Mark for Digital ID Is Completed

Bill Gates will use microchip implants to fight coronavirus

Are they planning ID2020 as mandatory implants for all as the solution to the crisis?
“The United Nations’ WHO is part of this ID2020.  Scaring the world and making people feel unsafe unless they are certified not to have this Coronavirus just may be part of the plot behind the curtain. I hate conspiracy theories, but this is in the open. The health industry is destroying the world economy and making people feel unsafe. Unemployment is skyrocketing as people lose their jobs and will be then conditioned that if they have been certified, then and only then will they be safe to return to the workforce.”

NZ

Hi, I live in beautiful New Zealand. I write, I blog, I work, and in my time off I enjoy the great outdoors. I am the mother of two grown children and inheritor of their cats. I work in IT with my husband and son.

Uncensored Is Being Censored
Get your copy from our online store or your local book and magazine retailer
As censorship heats up and free thought becomes an increasingly rare commodity, we appeal to our readers to support our efforts to reach people with information now being censored elsewhere. In the last few years, Uncensored itself has been censored, removed from the shelves of two of our biggest NZ retailers-Countdown Supermarkets and Whitcoulls Bookstores-accounting for 74% of total NZ sales.
You can help keep the free press alive by subscribing and/or gifting a subscription to your friends and relatives.

Like this:

Like Loading…

Source

How does the coronavirus work?

The virus’s protein spikes attach to a protein on the surface of cells, called ACE2. Normally, ACE2 plays a role in regulating blood pressure. But when the coronavirus binds to it, it sets off chemical changes that effectively fuse the membranes around the cell and the virus together, allowing the virus’s RNA to enter the cell.

The virus then hijacks the host cell’s protein-making machinery to translate its RNA into new copies of the virus. In just hours, a single cell can be forced to produce tens of thousands of new virions, which then infect other healthy cells.

Parts of the virus’s RNA also code for proteins that stay in the host cell. At least three are known. One prevents the host cell from sending out signals to the immune system that it’s under attack. Another encourages the host cell to release the newly created virions. And another helps the virus resist the host cell’s innate immunity.

How does the immune system fight it off?

As with most viral infections, the body’s temperature rises in an effort to kill off the virus. Additionally, white blood cells pursue the infection: some ingest and destroy infected cells, others create antibodies that prevent virions from infecting host cells, and still others make chemicals that are toxic to infected cells.

But different people’s immune systems respond differently. Like the flu or common cold, covid-19 is easy to get over if it infects only the upper respiratory tract—everything above the vocal cords. It can lead to complications like bronchitis or pneumonia if it takes hold further down. People without a history of respiratory illness often have only mild symptoms, but there are many reports of severe infections in young, healthy people, as well as milder infections in people who were expected to be vulnerable.

If the virus can infect the lower airway (as its close cousin, SARS, does more aggressively), it creates havoc in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Anything that weakens the immune system—even heavy drinking, missed meals, or a lack of sleep—could encourage a more severe infection.

How does it make people sick?

Infection is a race between the virus and the immune system. The outcome of that race depends on where it starts: the milder the initial dose, the more chance the immune system has of overcoming the infection before the virus multiplies out of control. The relationship between symptoms and the number of virions in the body, though, remains unclear.

If an infection sufficiently damages the lungs, they will be unable to deliver oxygen to the rest of the body, and a patient will require a ventilator. The CDC estimates that this happens to between 3% and 17% percent of all covid-19 patients. Secondary infections that take advantage of weakened immune systems are another major cause of death.

Sometimes it is the body’s response that is most damaging. Fevers are intended to cook the virus to death, but prolonged fevers also degrade the body’s own proteins. In addition, the immune system creates small proteins called cytokines that are meant to hinder the virus’s ability to replicate. Overzealous production of these, in what is called a cytokine storm, can result in deadly hyper-inflammation

How do treatments and vaccines work?

There are about a half-dozen basic types of vaccines, including killed viruses, weakened viruses, and parts of viruses, or viral proteins. All aim to expose the body to components of the virus so specialized blood cells can make antibodies. Then, if a real infection happens, a person’s immune system will be primed to halt it.

In the past it has been difficult to manufacture vaccines for new zoonotic diseases quickly. A lot of trial and error is involved. A new approach being taken by Moderna Pharmaceuticals, which recently began clinical trials of a vaccine, is to copy genetic material from a virus and add it to artificial nanoparticles. This makes it possible to create a vaccine based purely on the genetic sequence rather than the virus itself. The idea has been around for a while, but it is unclear if such RNA vaccines are potent enough to provoke a sufficient response from the immune system. That’s what clinical trials will establish, if they first prove that the proposed vaccine isn’t toxic.

Other antiviral treatments use various tactics to slow down the virus’s spread, though it is not yet clear how effective any of these are. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, typically used to fight malaria, might inhibit the release of the viral RNA into host cells. Favipiravir, a drug from Japan, could keep viruses from replicating their genomes. A combination therapy of lopinavir and ritonavir, a common HIV treatment that has been successful against MERS, prevents cells from creating viral proteins. Some believe the ACE2 protein that the coronavirus latches onto could be targeted using hypertension drugs.

Another promising approach is to take blood serum from people who have recovered from the virus and use it—and the antibodies it contains—as a drug. It could be useful either to confer a sort of temporary immunity to health-care workers or to combat the virus’s spread in infected people. This approach has worked against other viral diseases in the past, but it remains unclear how effective it is against SARS-CoV-2.

With additional reporting from Antonio Regalado.

Source

Your Most Vexing New Coronavirus Questions, Answered – Gadgets news

  • In some ways things are getting harder, not easier, as shelter-in-place orders lift worldwide. On this week’s episode, we tackle tough new corona-questions.

  • Samsung has announced that it has been working in partnership with SK Telecom on next generation 5G, the two companies have now developed and trialed the next-generation 5G core network. The two companies have been working on next generation 5G since they formed a partnership in 2019. “The next-generation cloud core network applied with SCP […](Read More …)The post Samsung and SK Telecom complete next gen 5G network tests appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Google Fit on Wear OS is receiving updates this week. Workout tracking will now be a “simpler user experience” on Google Fit, and there is also a fresh new design to boot. Key metrics will be visible up front during workouts now, with two tiles dedicated to your performance.

  • Oppo has permanently cut the prices for Oppo F17, Oppo A15, Oppo A12, and Oppo Reno 3 Pro in India. The revised prices are meant for both online and offline retailers. Check out the new prices for the respective models.

  • The development team at Petoi have created a tiny palm sized robot dog named Bittle. Designed for STEM education and fun the robot has been designed to bring down the technical and cost barriers normally associated with dynamic quadruped robots. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the robot now available to back […](Read More …)The post Petoi Bittle robot kit raises over $1,000,000 appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Samsung has released their One UI 3.0 beta software for a number of their smartphones and now the latest device to get the software is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The One UI 3.0 beta brings Android 11 to Samsung’s smartphones and Samsung is expected to start rolling out the final version of the software […](Read More …)The post Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gets One UI 3.0 beta appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • We found discounts on Samsung Galaxy phones, Google Pixels, Apple Watches, iPads, and some great accessories.

  • Across the internet, pairs of best friends are parlaying their friendships into creative—and lucrative—business partnerships.

  • After previously launching back in 2019 on SteamVR headsets and Oculus Quest, the development team at Thirdverse, responsible for creating Swords of Gargantua. Will be rolling out the cooperative melee virtual reality adventure game onto the PlayStation VR platform next month during December 2020. Unfortunately Thirdverse explains that cross-play will not be available between PlayStation […](Read More …)The post PlayStation Swords of Gargantua co-op VR adventure launches next month app

  • Poco M3 has been launched as the third model in the Poco M series. The new smartphone comes with a waterdrop-style display notch and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC. Poco M3 also comes with triple rear cameras.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players that have been enjoying the in game dice game Orlog, which allows you to win a little extra coin for life’s necessities, will be pleased to know that it will soon be available as a physical board game, launching sometime next year. Unfortunately Orlog is not a traditional Viking game as […](Read More …)The post Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Orlog dice game becoming a physical board game appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • A new Ryzen 7 powered mini PC is currently being crowned funded via the Minisforum website with prices starting from $569 and a range of different memory and storage options available from 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB solid state drive to 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. EliteMini UM700 is […](Read More …)The post Minisforum EliteMini UM700 Ryzen 7 mini PC from $569 appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • The new Logitech PRO X Superlight gaming mouse will soon be available weighing just 60grams and will be priced at $170. “Our lightest PRO mouse yet, PRO X SUPERLIGHT is an engineering breakthrough achieving a weight of less than 63 grams—nearly 25% lighter than our standard PRO Wireless mouse. This was accomplished through meticulous engineering […](Read More …)The post Logitech PRO X Superlight gaming mouse $170 appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Vivo Y1s is said to launch in India soon. The new smartphone comes in the company’s Y series that is targeted at young smartphone customers. The Vivo Y1s is reported to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy M01 and Oppo A1k.

  • The government on Tuesday banned as many as 43 new mobile apps that have a linkage with China. These apps include AliExpress, CamCard, and Taobao Live, among others.

  • If you are in the market for a graphics card upgrade you’ll be pleased to know that EVGA has this week made available then you RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card priced at an eye watering $2,000. The K|NGP|N’s backbone is a 12 Layer PCB powered by extreme power design with extreme overclocking in mind […](Read More …)The post EVGA RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card $2,000 appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Google Fi is offering up to $500 off some of the Samsung Galaxy Note range for Black Friday, there are also discounts on some Galaxy S20 devices, The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is available for $499, which is $500 off the normal price, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is available for $799. There is also […](Read More …)The post Google Fi offering up to $500 off Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • One of the more anticipated vehicles that Ford has offered in a long time is the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The EPA has finally gotten around to offering estimated driving ranges for the electric vehicle, and Ford is happy to announce the Mach-E could hit its estimated target ranges. The standard range RWD Mach-E can […](Read More …)The post Mustang Mach-E it’s range estimates in EPA testing appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 7T have received OxygenOS updates as described on the official forums. OnePlus 7T gets November 2020 security patch along with some optimisations.

  • You should never buy a mattress online unless it’s discounted. Luckily, there are some modest holiday deals going on our favorite models.

  • Have a bunch of Amazon Echo speakers (or Google or Apple devices) around your house? Here’s how to organize and control them all easily.

  • Tooter is a new made-in-India social media platform that that seems to have been created in June 2020. It models itself after Twitter while early users have been comparing it to the US microblogging platform Parler.

  • If you haven’t yet experienced the Star Citizen space simulation game, you now have the chance to download and experience the game for free until December 2nd 2020, thanks to the Star Citizen Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950. During this week’s event Roberts Space Industries will be showcasing a wealth of new ships and updates to […](Read More …)The post Star Citizen Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950 open its virtual doors appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Intel and games development studio IO Interactive have announced a partnership to bring the “best possible performance and optimization for our PC players in HITMAN 3”. The companies will work together to optimise the game to use as many cores as possible enhancing the Hitman 3 game for PC players running 8+ core CPUs. Hitman […](Read More …)The post Intel Partners and IO Interactive partner for Hitman 3 PC optimization appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • The new OPPO Watch 46mm is now available with Vodafone in the UK, the smartwatch is exclusive to the carrier and it is available from £22 a month. The OPPO Watch 46mm comes with a 1.91 inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of 402 x 476 pixels and it comes with a 430 mAh […](Read More …)The post OPPO Watch 46mm lands on Vodafone appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Xiaomi reported a 19 percent jump in third quarter net profit, beating estimates, as the Chinese smartphone maker’s smartphone shipments over the quarter surged by 45.3 percent on a year earlier.

  • Asus has released a next-generation Tinkerboard mini PC systems this month offering a 1.5 x performance increase over the original Tinkerboard. The new Tinkerboard 2 and 2S offer a Raspberry Pi size and layout style form factor and both boards are powered by the Rockchip RK3399 chipset and ARM Mali-T860 MP4 GPU. Two memory options […](Read More …)The post Asus Tinkerboard 2 and 2S mini PCs unveiled appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • HTC VIVE has announced new updates to its VIVE WAVE platform and VIVE Focus Plus VR headset bringing support for VPN and leading device management tools by VMware and MobileIron. HTC explains that the features rolled out today specifically address the “key operational and security concerns of businesses worldwide in deploying VR solutions”. Updates to […](Read More …)The post VIVE Focus Plus VR headset new features include VPN and management tools appeared first on Geeky Ga

  • Google Search is getting a conversational experience using language-understanding capabilities that will use the context from your recent activity on the search engine to suggest relevant queries to you. Google is also improving the experience for people who are looking to explore something, such as a movie to watch with their families.

  • Twitter has announced that it will now start to warn users if they are lining a tweet which may contain misleading information. There is so much fake news about that Twitter has had to star labeling tweets which are spreading false information, it will now also let you know if you are liking one of […](Read More …)The post Twitter will warn you of you like a tweet which may have misleading information appeared first on Geeky Gadgets.

  • Source

    Europe averted a Covid-19 collapse — here’s what the US could learn

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, November 19. Birx became the first official with the White House Coronavirus Task Force to speak at a briefing while wearing a face mask.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical workers and patients are seen Wednesday, November 18, at a temporary hospital that was set up for coronavirus patients at the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow. Russia said that as of November 16, more than 33,000 people in the country had died of Covid-19. But that number is disputed by critics who say the Kremlin is underreporting the numbers.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff transport a coronavirus patient to a waiting flight at the Lyon-Bron Airport in France on November 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cars line up at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium for Covid-19 testing on November 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Spc. Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guard administers a Covid-19 test to North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown during a preview of a free drive-thru testing site on November 12.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A nursing-home resident, left, speaks with her visiting daughter through a plastic screen in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, on November 11. The plastic screen is part of a “Hug Room” that allows residents and their families to embrace each other during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A soldier waits at a window for a colleague’s swab as they practice inside a rapid testing center in Liverpool, England, on November 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A medical worker looks away as she provides care to a Covid-19 patient in Saint-Etienne, France, on November 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A boy watches as a health worker tests someone for Covid-19 in Hyderabad, India, on October 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People shop at an outside market in Berlin on October 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A medic sits in an ambulance in Kommunarka, Russia, on October 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Commuters ride a bus in Beijing during rush hour on October 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Volunteers at a cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar, bury someone believed to have died from Covid-19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wait in a line to vote early in New York City on October 24. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state of New York was allowing early voting for the first time.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    An oversized surgical mask is displayed on the front of a house in San Francisco. The homeowner put it there ahead of Halloween.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A cyclist takes pictures of a public art project set up on the DC Armory Parade Ground in Washington, DC. An estimated 240,000 flags were planted to represent lives lost to Covid-19. The display, created by local artist Susanne Brennan Firstenberg, was on display for two weeks.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff use a biocontainment stretcher to transfer a Covid-19 patient to a hospital in Varese, Italy, on October 19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A dog is trained to sniff out Covid-19 at a national veterinary school in Paris on October 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker in Manila, Philippines, sits behind a booth October 6 during mass testing for public transportation drivers.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A security guard gives hand sanitizer to students as they arrive at the Prabhat secondary school on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on October 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man from the Mouride Brotherhood reads a book with poems written by Cheikh Amadou Bamba as he stands in line to enter the Grand Mosque of Touba in Touba, Senegal, on October 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Tourists crowd together in Beijing as they move slowly on a section of the Great Wall of China on October 4. The scene would have been unthinkable just months ago.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A paramedic adjusts a patient’s face mask outside an Athens, Greece, nursing home where dozens of people tested positive for Covid-19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A student has her temperature checked before entering classes at a school in Thankot, Nepal, on September 30.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker tests a student for Covid-19 after classes started at a college in the Indian village of Jhargaon on September 30.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff hold swabs for rapid Covid-19 tests at a high school in Rome on September 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical residents sit in the middle of a street as they protest their working conditions in Barcelona, Spain, on September 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Members of the LSU marching band sit apart from one another before a college football game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A grave digger in Jakarta, Indonesia, plants a cross in a public cemetery, part of which is reserved for suspected Covid-19 victims, on September 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A cemetery worker in La Paz, Bolivia, pushes a cart with a plastic-wrapped coffin on September 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    An adviser waits for people behind a plastic glass screen during a job fair in Barcelona, Spain, on September 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman watches the band Jikustik during a drive-in concert in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on September 20.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews are separated by plastic shields as they pray in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, Israel, on September 18.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker in Hyderabad, India, takes a break in front of a fan on September 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Brides and grooms wait for the Pope’s arrival at the San Damaso courtyard in the Vatican on September 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Maria Hernandez, top, embraces her aunt through a transparent curtain at a nursing home in San Salvador, El Salvador, on September 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A coronavirus victim is buried at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 8.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Young students make sure they are spread out from one another as they stand in a line before entering a classroom in Pamplona, Spain, on September 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A girl cries as she is tested for Covid-19 at a drive-thru testing station in East Jerusalem on September 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wear face masks and sit spread apart at the opening ceremony of the Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 2.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, wear masks and face shields as they distribute food to the poor and homeless in Kolkata, India, on August 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cemetery workers carry Wilson Gil’s remains on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on August 26. Gil died of complications related to Covid-19, according to family members.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers in New Delhi prepare to cremate the body of a coronavirus victim on August 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker administers a Covid-19 test in the Indian village of Kusumpur on August 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People gather in Little Venice on the Aegean Sea island of Mykonos, Greece, on August 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Thousands of people gather for an electronic music festival at a water park in Wuhan, China, on August 15. The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan late last year.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Funeral workers in Peru’s Uchumayo District bury a coffin in a massive burial ground for low-income people and unidentified victims of Covid-19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man receives an injection while taking part in a vaccine trial in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Election officials sort absentee ballots in Atlanta, where there were several runoffs taking place on August 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Gravediggers bury a coronavirus victim at the Pondok Ranggon cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Kindergarten students wear face masks and play in screened-in areas at the Wat Khlong Toey School in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medics wait to transport a woman with possible Covid-19 symptoms to a hospital in Austin, Texas, on August 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A coronavirus victim is lowered into the ground during her funeral in New Delhi on August 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Resident doctors and interns attend a rally in Seoul, South Korea, on August 7. They were protesting the government’s plan to expand admissions to medical schools — a policy meant to address a shortage in physicians.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker performs a Covid-19 test at a gymnasium in Navotas, Philippines, on August 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker disinfects a public school in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 5. The local government has begun preparations for the reopening of schools in early September.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cemetery workers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 victim at a graveyard in Comas, Peru, on August 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Elementary school students walk to class in Godley, Texas, on August 5. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in the state to head back to school for in-person classes.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Poll worker Debra Moore sanitizes her workspace during a primary election in Detroit on August 4.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A stylist from Grey Matter LA cuts a client’s hair on a rooftop parking lot in Los Angeles on August 4.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Paul Adamus, 7, waits at the bus stop for his first day of school in Dallas, Georgia, on August 3.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Beds are seen at a temporary field hospital set up in Hong Kong on August 1. AsiaWorld-Expo has been converted into a makeshift hospital that can take up to 500 patients.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical workers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, showcase designs during a fashion show of personal protective equipment on August 1. The fashion show was held as a form of gratitude for all medical personnel who have been fighting Covid-19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A volunteer disinfects a rooftop area in Rio de Janeiro on August 1.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Volunteer health workers disinfect a mosque prior to Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 31.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A casket carrying the body of coronavirus victim Lola M. Simmons is placed into a hearse following her funeral service in Dallas on July 30.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Relatives of Covid-19 patients line up to recharge oxygen cylinders in Villa Maria del Triunfo, Peru, on July 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People watch the film “The Prestige” from a gondola boat in Venice, Italy, on July 28. Around the world, many films are being shown outside so that people can practice social distancing.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker tests a child for Covid-19 at a school in New Delhi on July 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Portraits are taped onto seats to help theatergoers spread out in Nicosia, Cyprus, on July 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The casket of a coronavirus victim is carried from a funeral home in Johannesburg on July 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Worshippers of Legio Maria attend a prayer at their church in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 26. Places of worship have reopened in Kenya under strict guidelines.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A casket containing the remains of a coronavirus victim waits to be removed from a mortuary in Soweto, South Africa, on July 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Commuters wear face masks and face shields while traveling on a public bus in Lima, Peru, on July 22. Peru has mandated masks and shields on public transportation.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Undertakers push the casket of a coronavirus victim during a funeral in Soweto, South Africa, on July 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker measures a man’s temperature before allowing him to enter La Vega market in Santiago, Chile, on July 19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Indigenous nurses in Santarem, Brazil, administer a Covid-19 test on Chief Domingos from the Arapium tribe on July 19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People watch a video projection in Avignon, France, on July 18. Since the Avignon Theatre Festival has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the festival’s organization has been projecting plays that made its history.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Doctors from the Palestinian Ministry of Health take blood samples in Hebron, West Bank, on July 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health workers in Mumbai, India, screen residents for Covid-19 symptoms on July 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather for a July 13 protest over lockdown measures in Jerusalem.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Members of the Bungoma County Isolation Team stand by the coffin of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki during her funeral in Ndalu, Kenya, on July 13. Lugaliki, 39, died from complications related to the novel coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The boxed cremated remains of Mexicans who died from Covid-19 are covered before a service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on July 11. The ashes were blessed before they were repatriated to Mexico.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cars line up in the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot so drivers could be tested in Miami Gardens, Florida, on July 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Peruvian migrant Jose Collantes cries as he watches cemetery workers bury his wife, Silvia Cano, in Santiago, Chile, on July 3. She died of coronavirus complications, according to Collantes.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman walks along a road painted with circles to help people maintain social distancing in Mumbai, India, on June 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Agustina Cañamero and Pascual Pérez kiss each other through a plastic screen at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, on June 22. They’ve been married for 59 years.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Hugo, 3, has his temperature taken by a teacher as he arrives at kindergarten in Barcelona on June 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Mannequins sit at the Elpaso Bar in Ankara, Turkey, to make customers observe social distancing on June 24. The bar reopened after being closed for weeks.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health-care workers prepare to conduct Covid-19 testing in Mumbai, India, on June 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People are spread out as former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, speaks in Darby, Pennsylvania, on June 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A firefighter in Chennai, India, sprays disinfectant to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on June 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The sun sets over a cemetery for coronavirus victims near Najaf, Iraq, on June 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman is sprayed with disinfectant before entering a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Teachers in Barcelona, Spain, try to prevent a hug between 6-year-olds Wendy Otin and Oumou Salam Niang as they meet on the first day of school following a lockdown.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Isidre Correa, who is recovering from the coronavirus, is taken to the seaside in Barcelona, Spain, on June 3. Hospital del Mar has been taking patients to the seaside as part of the recovery process.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Dealers wear masks June 3 just before the reopening of the D Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Government health workers test a resident on the Brazilian island of Marajo on June 1.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers spray disinfectant inside a movie theater in Bangkok, Thailand, ahead of its reopening on May 31.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People carry the coffin of a suspected coronavirus victim at the Nueva Esperanza cemetery, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on May 28. Peru has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in South America, behind Brazil.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Commuters crowd a train station in Tokyo during the morning rush hour on May 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Students take their spring exams at the Vallhall Sports Arena in Oslo, Norway, on May 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Preschool students wait to wash their hands before class in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on May 25. The country became one of the first in West Africa to restart lessons after a two-month coronavirus shutdown.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A security official stands guard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as delegates leave the second plenary session of the National People’s Congress.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Olivia Grant, right, hugs her grandmother, Mary Grace Sileo, through a plastic drop cloth that was hung up on a homemade clothesline in Wantagh, New York, on May 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Brian Carabine, a retired US Marine, replaces flags at the South End Cemetery in East Hampton, New York, just before Memorial Day.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    High school graduates turn their tassels during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers wear protective gear as they start a cremation oven in Ecatepec, Mexico, on May 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health worker wears a face shield while checking a patient’s temperature at a hospital in Toluca, Mexico, on May 21. Mexico had reported its highest number of new daily cases.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    On May 21, people lower the coffin of a woman who died from the coronavirus in Srinagar, India.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Levi Tinker, resident historian and general manager of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, makes an announcement inside the theater’s empty auditorium on May 18. It was the theater’s 93rd birthday celebration.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People practice social distancing in New York’s Domino Park on May 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Nurses in Nairobi, Kenya, take part in a Zumba fitness class in the parking lot of the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital on May 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Mary Faye Cochran sings “You Are My Sunshine” to her son Stacey Smith from her senior-living facility in Smyrna, Georgia, on May 10. It was Mother’s Day in the United States.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Pope Francis delivers a blessing from the window of his studio overlooking an empty St. Peter’s Square on May 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City, which was temporarily closed to the public to limit the spread of Covid-19, is seen in this aerial photo from May 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Mary Washington speaks through a window to her daughter Courtney Crosby and grandchild Sydney Crosby during a Mother’s Day celebration at her senior-living facility in Smyrna.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Briarcliff High School student participates in a parade of graduating seniors through Briarcliff Manor, New York, on May 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wear face masks while watching a Victory Day military parade in Minsk, Belarus, on May 9. The parade marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man rides past social-distancing markers in front of a shop in Brussels, Belgium, on May 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man pauses as he places the casket of a relative into a van at a busy New York funeral home on May 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health-care workers wait for citizens to arrive at the Anna International Airport in Chennai, India, on May 9. People were arriving in Chennai from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man wearing a face mask cycles through Chinatown in Yokohama, Japan, on May 8. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will extend its state of emergency until the end of May.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    American citizens who were stranded in Syria due to the pandemic arrive at the Lebanese border on their way to the Beirut airport, where they would be leaving for the United States.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    During a protest in Washington on May 7, members of National Nurses United stand among empty shoes that they say represent nurses who have died from Covid-19.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker helps disinfect a subway train in New York on May 6. The subway syatem was shut down for a deep-cleaning.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    High school students study in a classroom in Wuhan, China, as they returned to school on May 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A nursery is disinfected in Cannes, France, on May 6. Nurseries in France were to gradually reopen on May 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Refrigerated trucks are seen at a morgue that opened in New York to assist overwhelmed funeral homes.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Michigan state police prevent protesters from entering the chamber of the Michigan House of Representatives on April 30. The protesters were unhappy with the state’s stay-at-home order. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently extended the order through May 15, though restrictions were relaxed so some businesses could reopen.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    This aerial photo shows surfers accessing Sydney’s Tamarama Beach on April 29. Several Sydney beaches reopened for exercise only.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A barber wears protective equipment as he cuts a customer’s hair in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health workers at a coronavirus testing center in New Delhi attend to a colleague who fainted due to exhaustion on April 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Pitrik van der Lubbe waves from a boom lift to his 88-year-old father, Henk, at his father’s nursing home in Gouda, Netherlands, on April 24. Pitrik had not seen his father in more than four weeks.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Protesters shout slogans against Lebanese Central Bank governor Riad Salamé as they block Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 23. Anti-government protesters have been demonstrating in Beirut as they continue to endure one of its worst-ever economic crises.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A boy plays hopscotch at his home in A Coruna, Spain, on April 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Omar Rodriguez organizes caskets at the Gerard Neufeld Funeral Home in New York on April 22. The funeral home in Queens has been overwhelmed by the pandemic.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A dentist wears protective equipment while treating a patient in Den Bosch, Netherlands, on April 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Biology teachers prepare to hold an exam at a secondary school in Berlin on April 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A volunteer in Yangon, Myanmar, spreads calcium oxide on a road to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on April 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Migrants wave from balconies at a hotel in Kranidi, Greece, on April 21. The shelter, which hosts 470 asylum seekers, was placed in isolation after a pregnant resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man disinfects a ceiling lamp at the Čobanija Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on April 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A nurse holds a newborn baby, wearing a face shield as a protective measure, at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health workers at Madrid’s La Paz Hospital hold a minute of silence to remember Joaquin Diaz, the hospital’s chief of surgery who died because of the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman applauds from the balcony of her Paris home to show support for health care workers on April 20.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Mayor’s office workers wear protective suits as they conduct a census in a Bogota, Colombia, neighborhood on April 19. They were trying to find out how many families needed to be provided with food.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman sticks her tongue out of a torn mask at a Reopen Maryland rally outside the State House in Annapolis, Maryland, on April 18. Residents in multiple states have been protesting stay-at-home orders.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Newly married Tyler and Caryn Suiters embrace following their marriage ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, on April 18. The Rev. Andrew Merrow and his wife, Cameron, were the only other attendees at the ceremony, which was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Abed Khankan cuts a customer’s hair outdoors in Malmo, Sweden, on April 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Two women walk to rent a small paddle boat by the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cars sit at a newly opened drive-in cinema in Dortmund, Germany, on April 17. It’s in front of a former blast furnace.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Funeral workers in Manaus, Brazil, prepare the grave of a woman who is suspected to have died from the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A member of the Don Bosco Foundation delivers food from the Fraternitas Project, which serves vulnerable families in Seville, Spain, on April 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Police officers try on personal protective equipment in Amritsar, India, on April 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers in Nairobi, Kenya, fumigate the streets and the stalls of the City Park Market on April 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Novice Buddhist monks wear face shields at the Molilokayaram Educational Institute in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman sits on a bench at an empty metro station in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health workers in Barcelona, Spain, acknowledge people who were showing their support from their balconies and windows.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers from the garment sector in Dhaka, Bangladesh, block a road during a protest demanding payment of unpaid wages.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman meets with her son in a “Quarantainer,” a container devised to allow people to visit each other without risking the spread of coronavirus, at a care center in Utrecht, Netherlands, on April 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Firefighters transfer a patient from an ambulance in Montpelier, France, on April 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A cemetery worker pauses while digging graves at the San Vicente cemetery in Cordoba, Argentina, on April 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers produce protective face masks at a new factory near Tehran, Iran, on April 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical workers in Istanbul clap for 107-year-old Havahan Karadeniz as she is discharged from the hospital on April 13. She had just recovered from the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A flower shop employee destroys unsold flowers in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A police officer requests that people return to return to their homes during a gathering that marked the Bisket Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A doctor in a protective chamber tests a patient for coronavirus at a walk-in kiosk in Chennai, India, on April 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Musicians play their instruments for a retirement home in Karben, Germany, on April 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman covers herself with plastic as heavy rain falls outside a New York hospital on April 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People in Jerusalem attend the funeral of Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, Israel’s former chief rabbi who died from coronavirus complications.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    In Rio de Janeiro, the Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated to make Christ look like a doctor on April 12.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A couple stands in a park along the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Priest-in-charge Angie Smith uses her phone to broadcast an Easter service from a churchyard in Hartley Wintney, England, on April 12.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Children wave to a person dressed as the Easter Bunny during a neighborhood parade in Haverford, Pennsylvania, on April 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health workers in Leganes, Spain, cry during a memorial for a co-worker who died because of the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Volunteers spray disinfectant in a favela in Rio de Janeiro on April 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A health care worker holds the hand of a coronavirus patient being moved at a hospital near Barcelona, Spain, on April 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Service boats spray water in London to show support for health care workers on April 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Employees of Hyundai Card, a credit card company, sit behind protective screens as they eat in an office cafeteria in Seoul, South Korea, on April 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wait in their cars for the San Antonio Food Bank to begin food distribution on April 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker disinfects a carved cross at the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira, Colombia, on April 8.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A cake shop employee in Athens, Greece, prepares chocolate Easter bunnies with face masks on April 8.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Californians Sarah and Aaron Sanders, along with their children, use video conferencing to celebrate a Passover Seder with other family members on April 8.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Cars in Wuhan line up to leave at a highway toll station.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Rabbi Yaakov Kotlarsky places Passover Seder to-go packages into a car trunk in Arlington Heights, Illinois, on April 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man is sprayed with disinfectant prior to going to a market in Tirana, Albania, on Monday, April 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Izzie, left, and Tippi wear ventilated dog masks in Philadelphia on April 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Police detain a doctor in Quetta, Pakistan, who was among dozens of health care workers protesting a lack of personal protective equipment on April 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Catholic priest sprinkles holy water on devotees during Palm Sunday celebrations in Quezon City, Philippines, on Sunday, April 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Paramilitary members unload provisions in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday, April 4. It was the first day of government food distribution for people affected by the nation’s lockdown.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A police officer wearing a coronavirus-themed outfit walks in a market in Chennai, India, to raise awareness about social distancing.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman in Moscow cooks while watching Russian President Vladimir Putin address the nation over the coronavirus pandemic.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The hashtag “stayhome” is projected onto the Matterhorn mountain that straddles Switzerland and Italy on April 1. The mountain was illuminated by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, who is transforming buildings, monuments and landscapes all over the world to raise awareness during the pandemic.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Volunteers load food bags on a truck to deliver them to low-income families in Panama City, Panama, on April 1.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Designer Friederike Jorzig adjusts a mannequin wearing a wedding dress and a face mask at her store in Berlin on March 31.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People pray next to the grave of musician Robson de Souza Lopes after his burial in Manaus, Brazil, on March 31. According to authorities at the Amazonas Health Secretary, the 43-year-old died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Chris Lyndberg hands out a free lunch to a truck driver at a rest area along Interstate 10 in Sacaton, Arizona, on March 31. The Arizona Trucking Association was giving away 500 Dilly’s Deli lunches to show its appreciation for truck drivers who have been delivering medical supplies, food and other necessities during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Farmers deliver vegetables to a customer in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, France, on March 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People listen from their homes as priests conduct Sunday mass from a church roof in Rome on March 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker fixes partitions at a quarantine center in Guwahati, India, on March 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Devices used in diagnosing the coronavirus are inspected in Cheongju, South Korea, on March 27. The devices were being prepared for testing kits at the bio-diagnostic company SD Biosensor.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A student does homework in Bratislava, Slovakia, on March 27. Schools have been shut down across the world, and many children have been receiving their lessons online.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A National Guard truck sprays disinfectant in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Pope Francis prays in an empty St. Peter’s Square on March 27.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Coffins carrying coronavirus victims are stored in a warehouse in Ponte San Pietro, Italy, on March 26. They would be transported to another area for cremation.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard prepare to take part in disinfecting the city of Tehran on March 25.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Lydia Hassebroek attends a ballet class from her home in New York on March 25.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People visit the Beijing Zoo on March 25 after it reopened its outdoor exhibits to the public.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman suspected of having coronavirus is helped from her home by emergency medical technicians Robert Sabia, left, and Mike Pareja, in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People practice social distancing as they wait for takeout food at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People arrive at the South Municipal Cemetery in Madrid to attend the burial of a man who died from the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers arrive at Hong Kong International Airport on March 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Giuseppe Corbari holds Sunday Mass in front of photographs sent in by his congregation members in Giussano, Italy, on March 22. Many religious services are being streamed online so that people can worship while still maintaining their distance from others.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People clap from balconies to show their appreciation for health care workers in Mumbai, India.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman attends a Sunday service at the Nairobi Baptist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 22. The service was streamed live on the internet.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Syrian Red Crescent member sprays disinfectant along an alley of the historic Hamidiyah market in Damascus, Syria.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A funeral service is held without family members in Bergamo, Italy, on March 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A member of the Syrian Violet relief group disinfects tents at a camp for displaced people in Kafr Jalis, Syria, on March 21.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A doctor examines Juan Vasquez inside a testing tent at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York on March 20.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff wearing protective suits ride down an escalator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on March 18.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A patient in a biocontainment unit is carried on a stretcher in Rome on March 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A pedestrian walks a dog through a quiet street in New York on March 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People gather to collect free face masks in New Delhi on March 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Students at the Attarkiah Islamic School wear face masks during a ceremony in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on March 17.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wait outside a Woolworths store in Sunbury, Australia on March 17. Australian supermarket chains announced special shopping hours for the elderly and people with disabilities so that they can shop in less crowded aisles.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A member of Spain’s Military Emergencies Unit carries out a general disinfection at the Malaga airport on March 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Displaced families near Atme, Syria, attend a workshop aimed at spreading awareness about the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A police officer checks the temperatures of bus passengers at a checkpoint in Manila, Philippines, on March 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Flowers are stored prior to their destruction at a flower auction in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, on March 16. Lower demand due to the coronavirus outbreak is threatening the Dutch horticultural sector, forcing the destruction of products.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Body temperatures are scanned as people enter the Buddhist temple Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Two nuns greet neighbors from their balcony in Turin, Italy, on Sunday, March 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers wait for their flights at Marrakesh Airport in Morocco on March 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    US Vice President Mike Pence takes a question during a White House briefing about the coronavirus on March 15.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Sea World employee sprays disinfectant in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, March 14.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A member of the White House physician’s office takes a media member’s temperature in the White House briefing room on March 14. It was ahead of a news conference with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Reporters in Arlington, Virginia, sit approximately 4 feet apart during a briefing by Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie on March 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People walk past a closed Broadway theater on March 13 after New York canceled all gatherings over 500 people.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Costco customer stands by two shopping carts in Richmond, California, on March 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A teacher works in an empty classroom at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman looks at an empty bread aisle in Antwerp, Belgium, on March 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Employees of the Greek Parliament wear plastic gloves ahead of the swearing-in ceremony for Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A motorcyclist drives through disinfectant sprayed in Jammu, India, on March 13.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers prepare to construct an additional building on a hospital on the outskirts of Moscow.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Paul Boyer, head equipment manager of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, wheels out equipment bags in Washington on March 12. The NHL is among the sports leagues that have suspended their seasons.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Students leave Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington, on March 12. Beginning the following day, schools in the Snohomish school district planned to be closed through April 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    An Uber Eats delivery biker stands at a deserted Piazza di Spagna in Rome.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers in protective suits disinfect Istanbul’s Dolmabahce Palace on March 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A person wearing a face mask walks outside of a shopping mall in Beijing on March 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff in Wuhan, China, celebrate after all coronavirus patients were discharged from a temporary hospital on March 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Sumo wrestlers attend a tournament in Osaka, Japan, that was being held behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A couple rides a bicycle at a park in Seoul, South Korea, on March 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A volunteer from Blue Sky Rescue uses fumigation equipment to disinfect a residential compound in Beijing on March 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Municipal workers are seen at the Kaaba, inside Mecca’s Grand Mosque. Saudi Arabia emptied Islam’s holiest site for sterilization over coronavirus fears, an unprecedented move after the kingdom suspended the year-round Umrah pilgrimage.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers react as a worker wearing a protective suit disinfects the departure area of a railway station in Hefei, China, on March 4.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Teachers at the Nagoya International School in Japan conduct an online class for students staying at home as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Soldiers spray disinfectant throughout a shopping street in Seoul.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Muslim worshipper attends a mass prayer against coronavirus in Dakar, Senegal, on March 4. It was after cases were confirmed in the country.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wear face masks in New York’s Times Square on March 3. New York reported its first case of coronavirus two days earlier.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A security guard stands on the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo on March 3.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff stand outside a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, on March 1.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health care workers transfer a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, on March 1. The long-term care facility is linked to confirmed coronavirus cases.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a London laboratory of the Public Health England National Infection Service.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Tomoyuki Sugano, a professional baseball player on the Yomiuri Giants, throws a pitch in an empty Tokyo Dome during a preseason game on February 29. Fans have been barred from preseason games to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Commuters wearing masks make their way to work during morning rush hour at the Shinagawa train station in Tokyo on February 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff transport a coronavirus patient within the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan on February 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A bank clerk disinfects banknotes in China’s Sichuan province on February 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A child wearing a protective face mask rides on a scooter in an empty area in Beijing.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A Catholic devotee wears a face mask as he is sprinkled with ash during Ash Wednesday services in Paranaque, Philippines, on February 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People disinfect Qom’s Masumeh shrine in Tehran, Iran, on February 25.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker in Daegu stacks plastic buckets containing medical waste from coronavirus patients on February 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Paramedics carry a stretcher off an ambulance in Hong Kong on February 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A team of volunteers disinfects a pedestrian bridge in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man rides his bike in Beijing on February 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Hospital personnel in Codogno, Italy, carry new beds inside the hospital on February 21. The hospital is hosting some people who have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Doctors look at a CT scan of a lung at a hospital in Xiaogan, China, on February 20.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A medical worker rests at the isolation ward of the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan on February 16.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Authorities watch as the Westerdam cruise ship approaches a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on February 13. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus on board, the Westerdam was refused port by four other Asian countries before being allowed to dock in Cambodia.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker has his temperature checked on a shuttered commercial street in Beijing on February 12.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Beds are made in the Wuhan Sports Center, which has been converted into a temporary hospital.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A child rides a scooter past a police officer wearing protective gear outside the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on February 11. More than 100 people evacuated the housing block after four residents in two different apartments tested positive for the coronavirus.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A police officer, left, wears protective gear as he guards a cordon at the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on February 11.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has his temperature checked during an appearance in Beijing on February 10.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People participating in a Lunar New Year Parade in New York City hold signs reading, “Wuhan stay strong!” on February 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A worker wearing a protective suit uses a machine to disinfect a business establishment in Shanghai, China, on February 9.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers in protective gear walk near the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama on February 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman grieves while paying tribute to Li at Li’s hospital in Wuhan on February 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is seen docked at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, on February 7. Passengers were to be screened for coronavirus as a precaution, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A light installation is displayed by striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers are seen on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Yokohama Port on February 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Flight attendants wearing face masks make their way through Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok on February 7.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers check sterile medical gloves at a latex-product manufacturer in Nanjing, China, on February 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman wears a protective mask as she shops in a Beijing market on February 6.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    This aerial photo shows the Leishenshan Hospital that is being built in Wuhan to handle coronavirus patients.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A passenger shows a note from the World Dream cruise ship docked at the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong on February 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A mask is seen on a statue in Beijing on February 5.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A dog in Beijing wears a makeshift mask constructed from a paper cup.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Striking hospital workers in Hong Kong demand the closure of the border with mainland China on February 4.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The Diamond Princess cruise ship sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama on February 4. It arrived a day earlier with passengers feeling ill.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A medical worker wearing protective gear waits to take the temperature of people entering Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical workers in protective suits help transfer patients to a newly completed field hospital in Wuhan.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wearing protective overalls talk outside a Wuhan hotel housing people in isolation on February 3.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A man stands in front of TV screens broadcasting a speech by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on February 3. Lam said the city would shut almost all border-control points to the mainland.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A colleague sprays disinfectant on a doctor in Wuhan on February 3.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical workers move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang, China, on February 1.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Children wear plastic bottles as makeshift masks while waiting to check in to a flight at the Beijing Capital Airport on January 30.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers in Hong Kong wear protective masks as they wait to board a train at Lo Wu Station, near the mainland border, on January 30.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A volunteer wearing protective clothing disinfects a street in Qingdao, China, on January 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Nanning residents line up to buy face masks from a medical appliance store on January 29.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Lyu Jun, left, a member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan, says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi, China, on January 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A charter flight from Wuhan arrives at an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 28. The US government chartered the plane to bring home US citizens and diplomats from the American consulate in Wuhan.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in wears a mask to inspect the National Medical Center in Seoul on January 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, attends a news conference in Hong Kong on January 28. Lam said China will stop individual travelers to Hong Kong while closing some border checkpoints and restricting flights and train services from the mainland.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers at an airport in Novosibirsk, Russia, check the temperatures of passengers who arrived from Beijing on January 28.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference about the American public-health response.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Two residents walk in an empty park in Wuhan on January 27. The city remained on lockdown for a fourth day.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A person wears a protective mask, goggles and coat as he stands in a nearly empty street in Beijing on January 26.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff members bring a patient to the Wuhan Red Cross hospital on January 25.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wear protective masks as they walk under Lunar New Year decorations in Beijing on January 25.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Construction workers in Wuhan begin to work on a special hospital to deal with the outbreak on January 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A couple kisses goodbye as they travel for the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on January 24.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Workers manufacture protective face masks at a factory in China’s Hubei Province on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Shoppers wear masks in a Wuhan market on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers are checked by a thermography device at an airport in Osaka, Japan, on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People wear masks while shopping for vegetables in Wuhan on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver in Wuhan on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers wear masks as they arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A customer holds boxes of particulate respirators at a pharmacy in Hong Kong on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Passengers wear masks at the high-speed train station in Hong Kong on January 23.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    A woman rides an electric bicycle in Wuhan on January 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People in Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    People go through a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Medical staff of Wuhan’s Union Hospital attend a gathering on January 22.

    The novel coronavirus outbreak

    Health officials hold a news conference in Beijing on January 22.

    Source

    « Older Entries