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PBS News: April 21 – 24, 2020, and

 Al Jazeera English | Live

 DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

 Roylab Stats: [LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

 Google News: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

BBC Click: Inspiring Communities During the Pandemic

TED Talks: Oliver Jeffers An ode to living on earth?

 Colossal: Artful Swirls of Plastic Marine Debris Documented in Images by Photographer Mandy Barker

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 24, 2020

Apr 24, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic hits 50,000, but some states begin to lift restrictions. Plus: Medical facts vs. fiction, an ICU nurse shares his fears, Sen. Amy Klobuchar on responding to crisis, Navajo Nation’s virus vulnerability, Mark Shields and David Brooks on the week’s news and remembering some of those lost to COVID-19. Correction: Judy Woodruff misspoke during the interview with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and referred to Stacey Abrams as former lieutenant governor in the state of Georgia. That is incorrect. Abrams was a candidate for governor in that state. We regret the error. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More than 50,000 have died from COVID-19 in the U.S.… Separating fact from fiction in Trump’s COVID-19 briefings… News Wrap: U.S. Navy wants to reinstate fired ship captain… An ICU nurse on wavering between confidence and fear… Amy Klobuchar on her COVID-19 fears for rural America… Why Navajo Nation is especially vulnerable to COVID-19… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s briefings, coronavirus aid… Remembering Americans killed by COVID-19… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the House passes $484 billion in pandemic relief aimed specifically at small employers and hospitals. Plus: Americans share their economic pain, protests about pandemic restrictions, two views on reopening Georgia businesses, the long road to economic recovery, Europe’s pandemic response, job losses in the arts and Montana’s unusual sounds of support for health workers. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS What’s in the latest federal pandemic relief package… News Wrap: Severe storms across the South kill at least 7… For many, pandemic’s economic crisis is 2nd financial blow… The politics behind protests of stay-at-home orders… What 2 Georgia mayors think about reopening their state… Why the pandemic is making U.S. economic inequality worse… EU is united in response to pandemic, says ambassador… Why pandemic is ‘existential crisis’ for performing arts… These appreciative neighbors howl for health care workers… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 22, 2020

Apr 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, new data indicates the novel coronavirus was spreading in the U.S. weeks earlier than previously thought. Plus: A timeline of COVID-19 in the U.S., the pandemic worsens global hunger, New York’s shocked health care system, the U.S.-China battle over COVID-19 blame, mental health during the pandemic, a White House update and an Earth Day conversation with Jane Goodall. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Some states to begin relaxing rules, as U.S. deaths rise… Why contact tracing is critical to containing COVID-19… News Wrap: Reduced pollution on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary… What COVID-19 pandemic means for global starvation… Why New York health care is still ‘in a state of shock’… The U.S.-China battle over COVID-19 narrative and blame… Mental health advice from a New York psychiatrist… Why was a top federal vaccine expert forced out of his job?… Jane Goodall on lessons from the pandemic… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 21, 2020

Apr 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the U.S. Senate reaches a deal on a new $500 billion COVID-19 relief package. Plus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the pandemic response, what the collapse in oil prices means for other economic sectors, kidney damage among some COVID-19 patients, why Uganda has a low number of virus cases, the hunt for a vaccine, a White House update and scenes from a world on pause. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Al Jazeera English | Live

Started streaming on Jan 15, 2020 Al Jazeera English

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Facebook: Check our website: #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

Category  News & Politics

DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

Category  News & Politics

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming 15 hours ago   Roylab Stats

Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

Google News: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 2,858,489 367.61 809,923 199,874
United States 932,031 2,828.14 101,538 52,608
Spain 223,759 4,750.68 95,708 22,902
Italy 195,351 3,242.7 63,120 26,384
Germany 155,418 1,869.14 99,962 5,805
United Kingdom 148,377 2,233.4 20,319
France 122,577 1,827.43 43,493 22,245
Turkey 107,773 1,296.05 25,582 2,706
Iran 89,328 1,071.97 68,193 5,650
China 84,311 60.13 77,346 4,642
Russia 74,588 508.28 6,250 681
Brazil 52,995 250.76 27,655 3,670
Belgium 45,325 3,932.94 10,417 6,917
Canada 44,364 1,168.12 15,963 2,350
Netherlands 37,190 2,131.11 4,409
Switzerland 28,541 3,323.92 21,000 1,593
India 24,942 18.33 5,210 779


About this data


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.


Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Learn more on

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

Source: World Health OrganizationLearn more

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Inspiring Communities During The Pandemic – BBC Click

Apr 24, 2020  BBC Click

We look at how care homes around Europe are using technology to provide some contact for isolated and elderly people. And in Australia we look at newly introduced smart traffic cams to combat the worst driver behaviour during lockdown. Subscribe HERE Find us online at Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook:

Category  Science & Technology

If you had to explain to a newborn what it means to be a human being living on Earth in the 21st century, what would you say? Visual artist Oliver Jeffers put his answer in a letter to his son, sharing pearls of wisdom on existence and the diversity of life. He offers observations of the “beautiful, fragile drama of human civilization” in this poetic talk paired with his original illustrations and animations.


Oliver Jeffers · Artist, storyteller

With a style that crackles with wry wit, writer and artist Oliver Jeffers captivates audiences of all ages.


The Fate of Fausto

Oliver Jeffers

Harper Collins Children’s Books (2019)

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Oliver Jeffers

Philomel Books (2017)

Learn more about how the International Rescue Committee responds to some of the world’s worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

TED2020: The Prequel | April 2020

Artful Swirls of Plastic Marine Debris Documented in Images by Photographer Mandy Barker

Artful Swirls of Plastic Marine Debris Documented in Images by Photographer Mandy Barker


SOUP – Refused © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; plastic oceanic debris affected by chewing and attempted ingestion by animals. Includes a toothpaste tube. Additives; teeth from goats.

Photographer Mandy Barker creates deceptively eye-catching images to document the pandemic of plastic debris in the world’s waterways. Barker, who is based in Leeds, UK, works closely with scientists to collect trash from our oceans and beaches on the edges of nearly every continent. One research expedition covered the debris field (stretching to Hawaii) that resulted from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and earthquake; she has also explored the Inner Hebrides in Scotland with Greenpeace.

Barker manipulates her findings in Photoshop, mimicking the manner in which ocean water holds these objects in suspension. Swirls of colors and patterns draw in the viewer’s eye, only to realize that these visually appealing compositions consist of garbage that animals have attempted to chew, plastic pellets, tangles of fishing line, and water-logged soccer balls. The artist describes her work in a statement on her website:

The aim of my work is to engage with and stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction along with the subsequent message of awareness. The research process is a vital part of my development as the images I make are based on scientific fact which is essential to the integrity of my work.

Barker is currently a recipient of a 2018 National Geographic Society grant. Her work is on display through April 22nd at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art, at Photo London Art Fair in May 2018, at the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg in June, 2018, and at BredaPhoto in The Netherlands in September 2018. The artist’s book, Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals, was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by Smithsonian. You can see more of Barker’s photographs on her website as well as on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

EVERY… snowflake is different (detail) © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; white marine plastic debris objects collected in two single visits to a nature reserve on the East Coast of England.

EVERY… snowflake is different © Mandy Barker. Ingredients: white marine plastic debris objects collected in two single visits to a nature reserve on the East Coast of England.

Hong Kong Soup:1826 – Lighter © Mandy Barker. Discarded cigarette lighters make reference to our single-use throw away society. The panda, a national emblem of China represents endangered species and faces away from the group symbolizing mother nature turning its back on man’s inability to take ownership of its waste.

Hong Kong Soup:1826 – Spilt © Mandy Barker. 150 tonnes of pre-production plastic pellets (nurdles) spilt from a cargo container during Typhoon Vincente on 23rd July 2012 adds to Hong Kong’s waste issues in its seas and on its beaches.

PENALTY – Europe © Mandy Barker. 633 marine plastic debris footballs (and pieces of) recovered from 23 countries and islands within Europe, from 104 different beaches, and by 62 members of the public, in just 4 months.

PENALTY – The World © Mandy Barker. 769 marine plastic debris footballs (and pieces of) collected from 41 countries and islands around the world, from 144 different beaches and by 89 members of the public in just 4 months.

PENALTY – 24 Footballs © Mandy Barker.

SHOAL – 30.41N, 157.51E © Mandy Barker.Included in trawl: child’s ball and Japanese character – fridge magnet found on the tsunami shoreline. Fishing buoy found in trawl sample, North pacific Ocean

SHOAL 33.15N, 151.15E © Mandy Barker. Included in trawl: tatami mat from the floor of a Japanese home, fishing related plastics, buoys, nylon rope, buckets, fish trays, polystyrene floats, shampoo bottle, caps, balloon & holder, petrol container.

SOUP – Alphabet © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; plastic debris that includes surface text. Ironic random arrangement of 4 pieces of plastic that suggest a warning; ‘Sea’ ‘AND’ ‘HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES’ ‘FOUL’

SOUP: Bird’s Nest © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; discarded fishing line that has formed nest-like balls due to tidal and oceanic movement. Additives; other debris collected in its path.

SOUP – Ruinous Remembrance © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; plastic flowers, leaves, stems, and fishing line. Additives; bones, skulls, feathers, and fish.

SOUP: Turtle © Mandy Barker.

WHERE © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; marine debris balloons collected from around the world.

WHERE (detail) © Mandy Barker. Ingredients; marine debris balloons collected from around the world.

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