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PBS NewsHour full episode, Mar 31, 2020

Mar 31, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the death toll from novel coronavirus in the U.S. has now exceeded that in China. Plus: Food banks struggle to feed the newly unemployed, teachers and students adapt to distance learning, unlocking the science of the virus, President Trump relaxes fuel efficiency standards, an update from the White House, how the military is handling the outbreak and Now Read This. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS The U.S. novel coronavirus death toll now tops China’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9effA… News Wrap: Dow Jones concludes worst quarter since 1987 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqbW… How food bank are trying to cope with a surge in demand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul96q… How learning changes when school happens at home and online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Thm… What scientists know about COVID-19 — and what they don’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO37V… Trump hastens deregulation with fuel efficiency rollback https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPe7Y… Trump tells Americans to brace themselves for more pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFaK… U.S. Navy says it won’t evacuate ship with infected sailors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy2ta… ‘Inheritance’ author Dani Shapiro answers your questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImIHT… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Mar 30, 2020

Mar 30, 2020

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Monday on the NewsHour, COVID-19 continues to burn through the U.S. population, with New York as the most severe national hot spot. Plus: Why U.S. coronavirus testing is still problematic, Illinois’ surging number of cases, a Greek refugee camp poised for disaster, U.S. delivery workers fear for their health, President Trump’s update, Politics Monday and one family’s story of coping with pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More states lock populations down as COVID-19 cases climb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Ki3… How ‘constrained’ virus testing has crippled U.S. response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPmWa… ‘Everyone is afraid’ as Illinois virus cases spike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8azIz… At Greek refugee camp, few defenses against COVID-19 threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQsl… News Wrap: Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozC06… As more people order delivery, workers fear virus exposure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmWrt… How the president’s coronavirus approach has changed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh5rT… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump and COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XTsI… The particular pain of losing a loved one during quarantine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6xKV… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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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: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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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

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Seth Berkley explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats — from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics.

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Epidemiologist Seth Berkley is leading the charge to make sure vaccines are available to everyone, including those living in the developing world.

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Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak

By The New York Times Updated April 1, 2020, 1:05 A.M. E.T.

World, U.S., Europe, Asia, Tips

The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 873,200 people, according to official counts. As of Wednesday morning, at least 41,624 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries, as these maps show.

Where cases are rising fastest

Avg. number of new cases each day (for the last 7 days)

Sources: Local governments; The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China; World Health Organization.

There is evidence on six continents of sustained transmission of the virus. The C.D.C. has advised against all non-essential travel throughout most of Europe, and to South KoreaChina and Iran. And the agency has warned older and at-risk Americans to avoid travel to any country.

There is evidence on six continents of sustained transmission of the virus. The C.D.C. has advised against all non-essential travel throughout most of Europe, and to South KoreaChina and Iran. And the agency has warned older and at-risk Americans to avoid travel to any country.

CASESDEATHSNEW CASES
United States188,0493,909Jan. 22 Mar. 31
Italy105,79212,428
Spain94,4178,189
Mainland China83,2233,312
Germany61,913583
France52,1283,523
Iran44,6052,898
Denmark28,76090
U.K.25,1501,789
Switzerland16,176373
Turkey13,531214
Belgium12,775705
Netherlands12,5951,039
Austria10,180128
South Korea9,887165
Canada8,53696
Portugal7,443160
Brazil5,812202
Israel5,35820
Australia4,70720
Norway4,64139
Sweden4,435180
Czech Republic3,30831
Ireland3,23571
Japan2,87464
Malaysia2,76643
Chile2,73812
Russia2,33717
Poland2,31133
Ecuador2,30279
Romania2,24582
Luxembourg2,17823
Philippines2,08488
Pakistan1,93826
Thailand1,65110
Saudi Arabia1,56310
Indonesia1,528136
Finland1,41817
India1,39735
South Africa1,3535
Greece1,31449
Mexico1,21529
Panama1,18130
Iceland1,1352
Dominican Rep.1,10951
Peru1,06530
Argentina1,05427
Singapore9263
Colombia90616
Serbia90016
Croatia8676
Slovenia80215
Qatar7812
Estonia7454
Algeria71644
Hong Kong7144
Egypt71046
New Zealand7081
Iraq69450
U.A.E.6646
Ukraine64517
Morocco61736
Bahrain5674
Lithuania5378
Armenia5323
Hungary49216
Lebanon47012
Bosnia and Herzegovina42013
Bulgaria3998
Latvia3980
Tunisia39410
Andorra37612
Slovakia3630
Moldova3534
Kazakhstan3482
Costa Rica3472
Uruguay3381
North Macedonia3299
Taiwan3225
Azerbaijan2985
Kuwait2890
Jordan2745
Cyprus2628
Burkina Faso26114
Albania24315
San Marino23626
Vietnam2120
Cameroon1936
Oman1921
Cuba1866
Ivory Coast1791
Senegal1750
Afghanistan1744
Honduras17210
Uzbekistan1722
Faroe Islands1690
Malta1690
Ghana1615
Belarus1521
Sri Lanka1432
Mauritius1435
Channel Islands1413
Nigeria1352
Venezuela1353
Brunei1291
West Bank & Gaza1191
Bolivia1157
Kosovo1121
Georgia1100
Cambodia1090
Montenegro1092
Kyrgyzstan1070
Congo988
Trinidad and Tobago874
Rwanda750
Gibraltar690
Liechtenstein680
Paraguay653
Isle of Man600
Kenya591
Madagascar570
Aruba550
Monaco521
Bangladesh515
Uganda440
Guatemala381
Jamaica382
Zambia360
Barbados340
Niger343
Togo341
Bermuda320
El Salvador321
Djibouti300
Mali282
Ethiopia260
Guinea220
Republic of the Congo190
Tanzania191
Maldives180
Gabon161
Bahamas150
Eritrea150
Equatorial Guinea150
Haiti150
Myanmar151
Cayman Islands141
Saint Lucia130
Dominica120
Guyana122
Mongolia120
Namibia110
Curaçao111
Greenland100
Libya100
Macau100
Seychelles100
Suriname100
Syria102
Benin90
Grenada90
Laos90
Eswatini90
Guinea-Bissau80
Saint Kitts and Nevis80
Mozambique80
Zimbabwe81
Antigua and Barbuda70
Angola72
Sudan72
Chad70
Cape Verde61
Mauritania61
Vatican City60
Sint Maarten60
Fiji50
Montserrat50
Nicaragua51
Nepal50
Somalia50
Turks and Caicos Islands50
Bhutan40
Botswana41
Gambia41
Belize30
Central African Republic30
Liberia30
British Virgin Islands30
Anguilla20
Burundi20
Papua New Guinea10
Sierra Leone10
Timor-Leste10
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines10 
 
 

Notes: New cases are represented as seven-day averages. Japan’s count includes 696 cases and seven deaths from a cruise ship that docked in Yokohama. The data excludes cases on the Zandaam cruise ship, which has not yet docked. France and the U.S. figures include overseas territories.

While the outbreak is a serious public health concern, most people who contract the coronavirus do not become seriously ill, and only a small percentage require intensive care. Older people and those with existing health conditions, like heart or lung disease, are at higher risk.

Follow the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak.

United States

The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow quickly. As of Wednesday morning, at least 188,049 people across every state, plus Washington, D.C., and four U.S. territories, have tested positive for the virus, according to a New York Times database, and at least 3,909 patients with the virus have died.

Reported cases

Ala.900+

Alaska100+

Ariz.1,200+

Ark.500+

Calif.8,500+

Colo.2,900+

Conn.3,100+

Del.300+

D.C.400+

Fla.6,700+

Ga.4,100+

Hawaii200+

Idaho500+

Ill.5,900+

Ind.2,100+

Iowa400+

Kan.400+

Ky.500+

La.5,200+

Maine300+

Md.1,600+

Mass.6,600+

Mich.7,600+

Minn.600+

Miss.900+

Mo.1,300+

Mont.100+

Neb.100+

Nev.1,100+

N.H.300+

N.J.18,600+

N.M.300+

N.Y.75,800+

N.C.1,500+

N.D.100+

Ohio2,100+

Okla.500+

Ore.600+

Pa.4,900+

R.I.400+

S.C.1,000+

S.D.100+

Tenn.2,000+

Texas3,500+

Utah800+

Vt.200+

Va.1,200+

Wash.5,200+

W.Va.100+

Wis.1,300+

Wyo.100+

Note: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. Some people who traveled overseas were taken for treatment in California, Nebraska and Texas. Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories are not shown. Sources: State and local health agencies, hospitals, C.D.C.

See our page of maps, charts and tables tracking every coronavirus case in the U.S.

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every confirmed case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. Many people are infected despite having no known connection to previous cases, which suggests local, person-to-person spread of the virus.

Europe

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across Europe, there are now more total confirmed cases outside of China than inside China, the country where the virus first spread.

Total confirmed coronavirus cases

Sources: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; Local governments.

Many of the cases across Europe have been traced back to Italy, which has one of the world’s largest outbreaks. At least 105,792 people have tested positive as of Wednesday morning.

Confirmed cases

Wuhan

ITALY105,700+

SPAIN94,400+

GERMANY61,900+

FRANCE52,100+

U.K.25,100+

NORWAY4,600+

Sources: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; local governments.

Asia

The outbreak is believed to have begun in a seafood and poultry market in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China. The virus seems to spread very easily, especially in confined spaces, making containment efforts difficult. It is difficult to know how many people who contract the virus die, but some early estimates put the fatality rate at roughly 1 percent.

Confirmed cases

Wuhan

SOUTH KOREA9,800+

JAPAN2,800+

MALAYSIA2,700+

PHILIPPINES2,000+

THAILAND1,600+

INDIA1,300+

MEXICO1,200+

ICELAND1,100+

SINGAPORE900+

NEW ZEALAND700+

TAIWAN300+

VIETNAM200+

NIGERIA100+

500+

67,800+

CHINA

Sources: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University; National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China; local governments.

The precise dimensions of the outbreak are hard to know. Not all infected people have received a diagnosis, and some countries, like Singapore, have more proactive testing and containment efforts than others do.

Tips

Experts’ understanding of how the virus spreads is still limited, but there are four factors that likely play a role: how close you get; how long you are near the person; whether that person projects viral droplets on you; and how much you touch your face.

If your community is affected, you can help reduce your risk and do your part to protect others by following some basic steps:

Wash your hands! Scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and then dry them with a clean towel or let them air dry.

Keep distance from sick people. Try to stay six feet away from anybody showing flu- or cold-like symptoms, and don’t go to work if you’re sick.

Prepare your family, and communicate your plan about evacuations, resources and supplies. Experts suggest stocking at least a 30-day supply of any needed prescriptions. Consider doing the same for food staples, laundry detergent and diapers, if you have small children.

Here’s a complete guide on how you can prepare for the coronavirus outbreak.

Note: Data are based on reports at the time of publication. At times, officials revise reports or offer incomplete information.

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Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019   Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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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

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

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Mar 29, 2020  CNN

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The latest The White House will decide this week whether to relax national social distancing guidelines against the advice of medical experts, even as the coronavirus death toll accelerates in the United States, with more than 2,200 fatalities among 130,000 confirmed infections. State officials reported nearly 450 deaths on Saturday alone. A 15-day plan advising most Americans to slow the virus’s spread by staying at home and avoiding groups of more than 10 people expires Monday. With the economy in tatters, Republican lawmakers and conservative economists have urged President Trump to roll the measures back. Doctors and public health officials warn any rollback could trigger new waves of disease and death. Even now, the virus is overwhelming hospitals, draining medical supply stockpiles and spreading undetected due to a shortage of tests. The United States could record 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and millions of infections, according to current but rapidly evolving projections, White House task force member Anthony S. Fauci said Sunday on CNN. His comments came as another prominent member of the task force, Deborah Birx, offered a similarly grim assessment: “No state, no metro area, will be spared.” Trump will review infection data before making a decision, Vice President Pence, who leads the coronavirus task force, said on Fox News this weekend. “While the president has said he’d like to open the country up in weeks not months,” Pence said, “ultimately, the president will make a decision that he believes is in the best interest of all of the American people.” Trump has whipsawed between contradictory plans in his comments, sowing confusion among state officials and the public. He said last week he would like to open things up to very large sections of our country” as soon as Easter. On Saturday, the president said he might quarantine New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut from the rest of the country by the end of the day, blindsiding governors in those states andcausing some people to flee New York City. Ultimately, he scrapped the idea hours later, via tweet. The president might lack the power to send the country back to work, even if he decides to try. Governors “will have the final say on when restaurants, stores and other gathering places in their states can reopen,” The Washington Post reported. Some governors have been coordinating with each other across party lines, creating an alternate power center to the White House. Meanwhile, the virus is spreading from coastal hotspots into the country’s interior. We report that “officials in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Los Angeles are watching caseloads climb and taking extraordinary measures to prepare,” including turning the continent’s largest convention center into a makeshift hospital. Millions of Americans are on the move to less infected towns and cities, or even to the edge of wilderness — a mass migration that “might contain the seeds of a wholesale shift in where and how Americans live.” A Post analysis of more than a dozen large cities found a notable decline in crime since mass quarantines went into effect. Police officers, however, have been catching the virus in some of those same cities. Three officers in Houston, for example, tested positive after fighting a suspect with feverlike symptoms.  Other countries face their own forms of chaos. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized “to my underprivileged brothers and sisters” after a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion residents and its train system forced tens of thousands of migrants to walk back to their villages — some for hundreds of miles. Thousands of American travelers have been stranded in the country.  In Europe, Spain and Italy still face daily death tolls in the hundreds despite lockdowns. Australia has told people not to go outside in groups of more than two as the infection proliferates in every corner of the world. Still, there is some good news. South Korea, with a viral tracking system far better than most countries, announced this weekend that its recoveries now outpace and outnumber infections. China’s infection rate appears to have stabilized after an ultra-strict quarantine program, though visitors from abroad are still spreading the disease, and some doubt the accuracy of the government’s reports. And a 101-year old man in Italy recovered from the virus, according to local authorities. Identified only as “Mr. P,” he was born during the 20th century’s greatest pandemic, in 1919. Content from Slack How to work from home while being your best self Working from home can feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to. We’ve compiled our top tips for connecting with coworkers.   Get more done with Slack, the channel-based messaging platform that helps you work better together.
 
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Your questions, answeredI read that you can self-test yourself by holding your breath for 10 seconds. If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, then you don’t have respiratory problem and don’t have covid-19. Is this true? — Larry, California No, this is bad information that has been spreading over social media. “Most young patients with coronavirus will be able to hold their breaths for much longer than 10 seconds. And many elderly without the virus won’t be able to do it,” the University of Maryland’s chief of infectious diseases, Faheem Younus, tweeted last week. (Read that thread for other bogus coronavirus tips.) The early covid-19 symptoms to watch for are a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, research suggests that even people with no apparent symptoms could have the disease and spread it to others. That’s why medical experts recommend behaving as if you have the virus: avoid contact with others as much as possible, wash your hands thoroughly and consult a medical professional if you show symptoms.
 
Today’s top reads Find more stories, analysis and op-eds about the outbreak on our coronavirus page, including: What to do if you don’t have money for rent or your mortgageA history of the Trump War on Media — the obsession not even coronavirus could stopThe toilet paper crisis Hawaii has never forgottenAs cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment

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PBS News: March 26  & 27, 2020

Washington Post: 1,581people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.

 and Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

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Friday on the NewsHour, the House approves the largest economic relief package in U.S. history as the country faces the rising spread of novel coronavirus. Plus: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the national shortage of ventilators, the UN secretary-general on global cooperation, Louisiana is a COVID-19 hot spot, Americans trapped abroad and the political analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS After voting drama, House passes $2.2 trillion relief bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZiQD… Whitmer glad Trump invoked DPA, says GM is ready to oblige https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7MMW… News Wrap: Maduro blasts Trump over drug-trafficking charges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Iph… UN head: World not cooperating enough to beat pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcup… Why Louisiana is emerging as a major coronavirus hot spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arh9t… What will become of Americans stranded abroad? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47fq… Brooks and Marcus on U.S. pandemic preparation failures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn6OJ… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Mar 26, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate passes a huge economic relief package as U.S. coronavirus cases climb. Plus: Stories from Americans who have lost their jobs, details of the pandemic aid bill, hospitals urgently seek to ramp up capacity, COVID-19 strands migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, how staying home puts victims of domestic violence at greater risk and the latest from President Trump. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmU_7… Stories from Americans the pandemic has left unemployed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKYs… Summers: U.S. must spend ‘whatever it takes’ to manage virus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA5v… News Wrap: DOJ announces indictment of Venezuela’s Maduro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPbnk… Hospitals take extreme measures to boost capacity, supplies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuEIt… U.S.-Mexico border closure puts migrants in dangerous limbo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxD94… What ‘shelter at home’ means for those who aren’t safe there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS8Mx… Trump says he’s eager to sign economic relief bill into law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8juWu… Should parents shield their kids from news amid pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ_YA… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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1,581people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.

By Joe FoxBrittany Renee MayesKevin Schaul and Leslie Shapiro

Data as of Mar. 27 at 6:44 PM. Published March 27, 2020

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The disease caused by the new coronavirus has killed at least 1,581 people in the United States since Feb. 29, when a 58-year-old man near Seattle became the first announced U.S. death.

Deaths Cases

New deaths reported per day

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The death toll from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, began to rise steadily in early March, then more sharply as the disease spread to every state and most U.S. territories. The virus has killed people in nearly every state.

Total deaths reported by county

[Mapping the spread of the coronavirus worldwide]

Because testing was slow to begin in the United States, health officials agree that the number of confirmed cases is much lower than the actual number of people who have the disease, and even the count of deaths is probably low because of differences in reporting by overwhelmed local jurisdictions.

Hotspots have erupted in a few places with large outbreaks, none more dire than in New York, where at least 44,876 cases have been confirmed and at least 527 have died since March 14, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) announced the death of an 82-year-old woman.

On Thursday, calls to 911 in New York City exceeded the number that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

Deaths Cases

New deaths reported per day in New York

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New York

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State Confirmed cases Deaths Change from Wednesday
New York 44,876 527 242 deaths +85%
Washington 3,477 157 24 +18%
Louisiana 2,744 119 54 +83%
New Jersey 8,825 108 46 +74%
California 4,657 94 29 +45%
Michigan 3,634 92 49 +114%
Georgia 2,000 64 24 +60%
Florida 2,900 35 12 +52%
Massachusetts 3,240 35 20 +133%
Illinois 3,024 34 15 +79%
Colorado 1,433 27 11 +69%
Connecticut 1,291 27 8 +42%
Texas 1,937 26 11 +73%
Indiana 979 25 11 +79%
Pennsylvania 2,345 22 7 +47%
Ohio 1,137 19 8 +73%
Wisconsin 926 14 7 +100%
South Carolina 542 13 6 +86%
Arizona 665 13 7 +117%
Oregon 416 12 2 +20%
Virginia 607 10 1 +11%
Vermont 184 10 2 +25%
Nevada 536 10 4 +67%
Missouri 666 9
Mississippi 579 8
Oklahoma 322 8
Kentucky 301 7
Tennessee 1,318 6
Maryland 775 5
North Carolina 887 4
Minnesota 396 4
Alabama 587 4
Kansas 206 4
District of Columbia 271 3
Other 77 3
Idaho 205 3
Iowa 235 3
Puerto Rico 79 3
Arkansas 381 3
Delaware 163 2
North Dakota 68 1
Utah 472 1
New Mexico 136 1
Montana 109 1
Maine 168 1
Alaska 58 1
South Dakota 58 1
Guam 51 1
New Hampshire 158 1
Wyoming 70 0
Nebraska 82 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 19 0
Rhode Island 203 0
West Virginia 76 0
Hawaii 106 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
American Samoa 0 0

But New York is far from the only area struggling to contain the disease and treat its victims.

Washington, where the first known U.S. outbreak began in early February, has had a high number of deaths among older people, particularly in the Seattle area. The disease took root early in several King County nursing homes and facilities that care for older, sicker people.

Most deaths worldwide have occurred among people older than 50 and those with underlying health problems, as they are often most vulnerable to respiratory disease.

[What you need to know about coronavirius]

Hard-hit Louisiana is facing a shortage of ventilators and protective equipment for health-care workers, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). A breakout in New Orleans may have been fueled by the month-long Carnival celebration that drew more than a million people to the city in February and culminated in a raucous — and crowded — Mardi Gras.

[Rural areas may be most vulnerable to coronavirus]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was the first to issue a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19 in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease that had already infiltrated the San Francisco Bay area and greater Los Angeles. The next day, governors in New York and Illinois issued similar orders, and others soon followed.

Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit, has a high rate of infections per capita thanks in part, health officials told the Detroit Free Press, to economic disparities. People in areas of concentrated poverty tend to have higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

About this story

Deaths and number of cases data from WHO and CDC, collected by Johns Hopkins University, and Post analysis.

Armand Emamdjomeh and Bonnie Berkowitz contributed to this report.

Joe Fox joined The Washington Post as a graphics reporter in 2018. He previously worked at the Los Angeles Times as a graphics and data journalist.

Leslie Shapiro has been a Graphics Reporter for The Washington Post since 2016, focusing on data visualization and new media storytelling.

Brittany Renee Mayes joined The Washington Post as a graphics reporter, focusing on sports and politics, in June 2018. She previously worked at NPR on the visuals team as a news applications developer.

Kevin Schaul is a senior graphics editor for The Washington Post. He covers national politics and public policy using data and visuals.

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Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

By Washington Post Staff Updated March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

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The epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic has moved from China, where it began late last year, to Europe and the United States. The World Health Organization declared covid-19 a pandemic on March 11 as the coronavirus that causes it infiltrated countries all over the world.

The disease, which can trigger severe respiratory symptoms, has been reported on every continent except Antarctica and in more than 170 countries. Some countries are confirming thousand of new cases each day, including the United States, where testing was slow to begin.

Confirmed cases                                                 Reported deaths

591,802                 26,996

Country Confirmed cases Change from Wednesday Deaths
U.S. 101,657  35,879 +55% 1,581
Italy 86,498  12,112 +16% 9,134
China 81,897  236 0% 3,296
Spain 64,285  14,770 +30% 4,940
Germany 50,871  13,548 +36% 342
France 33,402  7,802 +30% 1,997
Iran 32,332  5,315 +20% 2,378
Britain 14,743  5,103 +53% 761
Switzerland 12,928  2,031 +19% 231
South Korea 9,332  195 +2% 139
Netherlands 8,642  2,204 +34% 547
Austria 7,657  2,069 +37% 58
Belgium 7,284  2,347 +48% 289
Turkey 5,698  3,265 +134% 92
Canada 4,682  1,431 +44% 54
Portugal 4,268  1,273 +43% 76
Norway 3,755  671 +22% 19
Brazil 3,417  863 +34% 92
Australia 3,143  779 +33% 13
Sweden 3,069  543 +21% 105
Israel 3,035  666 +28% 12
Czechia 2,279  625 +38% 9
Denmark 2,200  338 +18% 52
Malaysia 2,161  365 +20% 26
Ireland 2,121  557 +36% 22
Chile 1,610  468 +41% 5
Luxembourg 1,605  272 +20% 15
Ecuador 1,595  422 +36% 36
Japan 1,468  161 +12% 49
Poland 1,389  338 +32% 16
Pakistan 1,331  268 +25% 10
Romania 1,292  386 +43% 26
South Africa 1,170  461 +65% 1
Thailand 1,136  202 +22% 5
Saudi Arabia 1,104  204 +23% 3
Indonesia 1,046  256 +32% 87
Finland 1,041  161 +18% 7
Russia 1,036  378 +57% 4
Greece 966  145 +18% 28
Iceland 890  153 +21% 2
India 887  230 +35% 20
Philippines 803  167 +26% 54
Singapore 732  101 +16% 2
Diamond Princess 712 0 0% 10
Panama 674  231 +52% 9
Peru 635  155 +32% 9
Slovenia 632  104 +20% 9
Argentina 589  202 +52% 13
Croatia 586  144 +33% 3
Mexico 585  180 +44% 8
Dominican Republic 581  189 +48% 20
Estonia 575  171 +42% 1
Qatar 562  25 +5% 0
Colombia 539  69 +15% 6
Egypt 536  80 +18% 30
Bahrain 466  47 +11% 4
Iraq 458  112 +32% 40
Serbia 457  73 +19% 1
Algeria 409  107 +35% 26
UAE 405  72 +22% 2
Lebanon 391  58 +17% 8
New Zealand 368  163 +80% 0
Lithuania 358  84 +31% 5
Morocco 345  120 +53% 23
Armenia 329  64 +24% 1
Ukraine 310  165 +114% 5
Hungary 300  74 +33% 10
Bulgaria 293  51 +21% 3
Latvia 280  59 +27% 0
Slovakia 269  53 +25% 0
Taiwan 267  32 +14% 2
Andorra 267  79 +42% 3
Costa Rica 263  62 +31% 2
Uruguay 238  49 +26% 0
Jordan 235  63 +37% 1
Bosnia 232  56 +32% 4
Tunisia 227  54 +31% 6
Kuwait 225  30 +15% 0
San Marino 223  15 +7% 21
North Macedonia 219  42 +24% 3
Moldova 199  50 +34% 2
Albania 186  40 +27% 8
Burkina Faso 180  34 +23% 9
Azerbaijan 165  72 +77% 3
Vietnam 163  22 +16% 0
Cyprus 162  30 +23% 5
Kazakhstan 150  69 +85% 1
Malta 139  10 +8% 0
Ghana 137  44 +47% 4
Oman 131  32 +32% 0
Senegal 119  20 +20% 0
Brunei 115  6 +6% 0
Afghanistan 110  26 +31% 4
Venezuela 107  16 +18% 1
Sri Lanka 106  4 +4% 0
Ivory Coast 101  21 +26% 0
Cambodia 99 0
Mauritius 94 2
Belarus 94 0
West Bank and Gaza 91 1
Cameroon 91 2
Uzbekistan 88 1
Kosovo 86 1
Georgia 83 0
Montenegro 82 1
Cuba 80 2
Nigeria 70 1
Honduras 68 1
Trinidad and Tobago 66 2
Bolivia 61 0
Kyrgyzstan 58 0
Liechtenstein 56 0
Rwanda 54 0
Paraguay 52 3
Dem. Rep. Congo 51 3
Bangladesh 48 5
Monaco 42 0
Kenya 31 1
Guatemala 28 1
Jamaica 26 1
Madagascar 26 0
Togo 25 0
Barbados 24 0
Uganda 23 0
Zambia 22 0
Maldives 16 0
Ethiopia 16 0
Tanzania 13 0
El Salvador 13 0
Djibouti 12 0
Eq. Guinea 12 0
Mali 11 0
Dominica 11 0
Mongolia 11 0
Niger 10 1
Eswatini 9 0
The Bahamas 9 0
Burma 8 0
Haiti 8 0
Suriname 8 0
Namibia 8 0
Guinea 8 0
Antigua and Barbuda 7 0
Seychelles 7 0
Grenada 7 0
Mozambique 7 0
Gabon 7 1
Laos 6 0
Eritrea 6 0
Benin 6 0
Fiji 5 0
Syria 5 0
Cabo Verde 5 1
Guyana 5 1
Zimbabwe 5 1
Nepal 4 0
Angola 4 0
Holy See 4 0
Congo 4 0
Mauritania 3 0
Sudan 3 1
Chad 3 0
Saint Lucia 3 0
Central African Rep. 3 0
Liberia 3 0
Bhutan 3 0
Gambia 3 1
Somalia 3 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0
Guinea-Bissau 2 0
Belize 2 0
Nicaragua 2 1
Papua New Guinea 1 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0
Timor-Leste 1 0
Libya 1 0

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Canada

4,682 confirmed cases

54 deaths

[Tracking the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, state by state]

The U.S. total of confirmed cases has exceeded China’s and is now the highest in the world. Covid-19 has been reported in every state and in many U.S. territories. As more tests are performed, many states are seeing rapid growth in the number of known cases.

Confirmed cases                                                           Reported deaths

101,657                      1,581

Washington3,477 casesNew York44,876 casesCalifornia4,657 cases

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Delaware

163 confirmed cases

2 deaths

[A more detailed look at the virus’s spread through U.S. counties and states]

For months, China had the most confirmed cases worldwide, but its tally of new reported infections peaked in mid-February and is now approaching zero.

Feb. 26March 26U.S.U.S.18,058 new cases18,058 new caseson March 26on March 26Feb. 26March 26ItalyItaly6,2036,203Feb. 26March 26ChinaChina121121

Feb. 26March 26SpainSpain8,271 new cases8,271 new caseson March 26on March 26Feb. 26March 26GermanyGermany6,6156,615Feb. 26March 26FranceFrance3,9513,951Feb. 26March 26IranIran2,3892,389Feb. 26March 26BritainBritain2,1722,172Feb. 26March 26SwitzerlandSwitzerland914914Feb. 26March 26AustriaAustria1,3211,321Feb. 26March 26BelgiumBelgium1,2981,298

 [What you need to know about coronavirus]

As the disease waned in China, it began to surge through Europe, and by late March, more people had died from the virus in Italy and Spain than in China.

Spain64,285France33,402Germany50,871Italy86,498 cases

Last updated: March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

The majority of China’s cases were reported in the Hubei province, where Chinese health officials said the new virus strain leaped to humans from wild animals that were sold at a market in the capital city of Wuhan.

Confirmed cases

0100,000200,000300,000400,000Jan. 22Mar. 26China81,782Othercountries447,809

Note: China total includes cases in Hong Kong and Macau

Last updated: March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

Coronaviruses range from some common cold viruses to those that cause much more serious diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Some strains spread more efficiently than others; the virus that causes covid-19 seems to spread easily from person to person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

[Graphic: How epidemics like covid-19 end (and how to end them faster)]

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*U.S. flu season estimates are preliminary and based on data from the CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance reports summarizing key influenza activity indicators.

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Herald Square Park, New York City, New York In Spring 2014 I am sitting in my art gallery and work room with comfort. It is nice and warm inside the house but outside at this time in late December the weather is cold and I see no flowers and green trees. It made me think of spring time. John and I went to New York City. We stopped at the park between 33rd and 35th Street. The weather was just right with bright sunshine. People enjoyed sitting on the chairs with tables for putting drinks or other items. John enjoyed the sun in a chair. As a flowers lover I gravitated to the bed of beautiful pink and white tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers. People young and old were enjoying spending time in the park. This small Park can give so much pleasure to humans. In general people love nature. Seeing the tall trees and the flowers bloom makes people happy. Thanks to New York City for creating this little oasis named Herald Square Park. For more pictures and information please visit the following link:

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, said President Trump was “very pleased with this legislation.”  Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times $2 trillion for a nation under siege   The Senate and the Trump administration agreed early this morning on a roughly $2 trillion measure that would send direct payments and jobless benefits to individuals, as well as money to states and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, which was still being finalized, is expected to be enacted within days. It’s the largest fiscal stimulus package in modern U.S. history.   Here are the latest updates and maps of the outbreak. We’ve also compiled a daily tracker that shows the virus’s trajectories by country and state. In other developments:   ? President Trump said on Tuesday that he wanted to reopen the U.S. for business by Easter, on April 12, saying he believed that a crippled economy and forced social isolation would do more harm than the spread of the virus. Public health experts said that lifting the restrictions now in place would result in unnecessary deaths. ? Here’s how some economists assess the trade-off between economic well-being and health. Our Opinion section also compiled a range of perspectives.   ? Global markets rose today on the news from Washington, after a major rally on Wall Street. Here’s the latest. ? The Chinese province of Hubei, where the pandemic began, lifted travel restrictions on most of its 60 million residents today, ending a nearly two-month lockdown.   ? India’s 1.3 billion people must stay in their homes for three weeks starting today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged that the lockdown would create “a very difficult time for poor people,” in a country where hundreds of millions are destitute. ? For Olympic athletes, the decision to postpone the Summer Games in Tokyo until 2021 comes as both a blessing and a curse.   ? Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains national parks were closed, after concerns about crowding. ? Hundreds of e-commerce sites are popping up to sell products that they claim help fight the coronavirus, and many are being shut down for making exaggerated claims or selling phantom goods.   “The Daily”: Today’s episode is about the president’s response to the pandemic. The Times is providing free access to much of our coronavirus coverage, and our Coronavirus Briefing newsletter — like all of our newsletters — is free. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription.

Times Square on Tuesday. The coronavirus infection rate was up to 10 times greater in the New York area than in other parts of the country, officials said.  Bryan Derballa for The New York Times   New York is a ‘high-risk area’ Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday advised people who have passed through or left the city recently to place themselves in a 14-day quarantine. About 60 percent of the country’s new confirmed cases of the coronavirus were in the New York City metropolitan area, officials said.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most prominent voice during the crisis, offered a grim forecast for the outbreak in the city and criticized the federal government for its slow response in sending crucial equipment. “You want a pat on the back for sending 400 ventilators?” he said. “What are we going to do with 400 ventilators when we need 30,000 ventilators? You’re missing the magnitude of the problem.”   Related: The city’s public transportation network is cutting service at least 25 percent, after subway ridership on Tuesday fell 87 percent — by nearly 4.8 million riders — compared with the same day last year.

Photo illustration by Delcan & Co. ‘What I learned when my husband got sick’   “It has been 12 days since T woke up in the middle of the night on March 12 with chills.” In a first-person essay, an editor for The Times, Jessica Lustig, describes life with her family since her husband was diagnosed with Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.   She writes: “It’s as if we are in a time warp, in which we have accelerated at 1½ time speed, while everyone around us remains in the present — already the past to us — and they, blissfully, unconsciously, go about their ordinary lives, experiencing the growing news, the more urgent advisories and directives, as a vast communal experience, sharing posts and memes about cabin fever, about home-schooling, about social distancing, about how hard it all is, while we’re living in our makeshift sick ward, living in what will soon be the present for more and more of them.” If you have 20 minutes, this is worth it

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Melissa Clark Cook: This “highly adaptable” vegetarian skillet chili from Melissa Clark is part of her series on cooking with pantry staples.   Watch: Netflix’s feel-good documentary “Crip Camp” recalls a Catskills summer camp that fostered American disability rights activism. We made it a Critic’s Pick. Listen: Patrick Stewart reads Shakespeare on Twitter, Ballet Hispánico is on Instagram, and art museums are expanding their digital offerings. If you’re stuck at home and hankering for the fine arts, there’s plenty online.   Smarter Living: Catastrophizing — imagining the worst-case scenario and planning for it — can be damaging. So take a breath, stick to the facts and follow these other suggestions for staying sane. And now for the Back Story on …   A lost sense of smell There is growing evidence that anosmia — loss of the sense of smell — may be a coronavirus symptom. Medical experts said that people who lose their ability to smell or taste should isolate themselves for at least a week, even if they are otherwise asymptomatic.   Sarah Maslin Nir, a Times reporter who covered a suburban outbreak, lost her sense of smell last week and later tested positive for the virus. She spoke to our colleague Jonathan Wolfe about her experience for our Coronavirus Briefing. When did you notice that you couldn’t smell?   I had a socially distant lunch with a friend on Perry Street, at opposite ends of a stoop, and she passed me some Clorox wipes. And I thought, Unscented Clorox wipes? That’s weird. But then I looked at them, and they said “lemon scent.”

Blossom season in North Macedonia. The loss of smell has been associated with the coronavirus.  Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters   What did you do next? I quickly made my exit, because I remembered reading an article about two Chinese health care workers and one sentence stuck out to me — that one of the women lost her sense of taste and smell. I went home, got my godmother on FaceTime, opened my spice cupboard and tried sniffing all of the spices. I sliced fresh ginger and practically put it up my nose and couldn’t smell it.   Is anosmia your only symptom? I don’t have a cough or a fever, but I’m exhausted. And because I can’t smell, food is bland. Eggplant Parmesan tastes like a hot wet book.   Has your sense of smell returned? Since I can’t smell, I don’t really have an appetite, but I’m still trying to eat nutritiously. After several days, my sense of smell briefly came back: I was making myself what I would normally make, a kale salad, and surprisingly, it did not taste like serrated paper. But shortly after that it went away again.   How would you describe anosmia to others? It’s deeply unsettling. It’s a constant reminder that something is deeply wrong with your body. You can perk up and have a good moment or two, but then you eat your Cheerios and your heart misses a beat.   A correction: Tuesday’s briefing cited an article that misstated the regulatory status of the drug thalidomide. It was approved in the 1990s for leprosy and, later, cancer treatment; it is not the case that it was never approved in the U.S.   That’s it for this briefing. See you next time. — Chris   Thank you
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Coronavirus: Tokyo’s cherry blossoms bring thousands to parks but experts worry the worst isn’t over yet for Japan

  • Japanese people bow instead of shaking hands and avoid direct contact with each other, so many believe they are relatively safe from Covid-19
  • But health experts say Japan faces a serious risk and people are not taking the threat seriously enough

Julian Ryall   Published: 9:09am, 25 Mar, 2020

Thousands of people ventured out to see the cherry blossoms over the weekend, but Tokyo’s governor has warned that a lockdown could be declared if people do not heed calls for social distancing. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japanese

 law student Mayako Shibata is making plans to see the cherry blossoms this weekend, despite increasingly strident warnings from health authorities to stay at home.

The 23-year-old said she was washing her hands often as she does during “regular flu season” and was not concerned about getting the 

coronavirus

 given that she has no underlying conditions.

The one concession that Shibata is making to the 

Covid-19

 disease that has so far infected well over 380,000 people globally and caused more than 16,000 deaths, is to try to steer clear of elderly people.

“I’m trying to stay away from them when I see them on the train because I know that I could be infected but that it would be far more serious for them,” she said.

Thousands of people visit Ueno Park in Tokyo to see the cherry blossoms. Photo: Reuters

Her sense of security is partly because of her location – the capital Tokyo has 14 million residents and has reported only 138 cases so far, less than 12 per cent of the national total. Japan has had 1,141 infections and 45 deaths out of its population of 127 million people, and close to 900 patients have already been discharged from hospital. This figure excludes the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Yokohama last month, where one in five people on board became infected.

In comparison, 334 infections have been reported in the 

South Korean

 capital of Seoul, which has 10 million residents, while 

Singapore

, a city state with 5.6 million people, has more than 500 infections. 

Hong Kong

, with over 7 million residents, has recorded more than 350 cases.

“If I was in 

Spain

 or 

Italy

, where the outbreaks have been much worse and where the medical infrastructure is not as developed as here, then I think I would be more careful,” Shibata said.

In Italy, an estimated 0.1 per cent of the population of 60.5 million – or about 60,000 people – have been infected, with 5,476 deaths, while in Spain, about 0.06 per cent of the 46.66 million population – or 28,572 people – have been infected, with 1,720 people dying.

While many Asian nations are concerned about new cases being imported from overseas, Japan’s borders remain open to some foreign travellers, though Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday said arrivals from 18 European countries and Iran would be turned away, in an expansion of existing restrictions. Japan had already closed its doors to some regions in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Iran, in addition to the whole of Iceland and San Marino as well as parts of 

China

 and South Korea.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 12 people have been found to have the virus after arriving at airports and were subsequently quarantined.

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Experts say Japan’s comparatively low rate of infection may be due to low testing rates – the country carried out 18,322 tests before March 22, compared to almost 348,000 tests for South Korea’s 51 million population.

But Makoto Watanabe, an associate professor of communications at Hokkaido Bunkyo University, said ordinary Japanese people’s belief that they are relatively safe could also be attributed to social and cultural traditions.

People in Japan bow instead of shaking hands, hugging or kissing cheeks, he pointed out, while Japanese wash their hands frequently, shower or bathe daily and typically try to keep a distance between each other.

“It has always been like that in Japan, it’s part of our culture and I believe that perhaps people here act more out of respect for the broader community in which they live and work than elsewhere,” he said.

Thousands of Tokyo residents thronged parks over the past weekend to enjoy the early blooming of the cherry blossoms, while the K-1 kick-boxing organisation held matches before 6,500 fans at the Saitama Super Arena. Many people pack trains to get to work and are still dining out, with most shops and bars operating as usual.

On Monday, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike sought to dispel some of this complacency by warning that if more people fail to heed calls for “social distancing” she will have no option but to declare a lockdown in the city.

Japan’s cherry blossoms have come early but no one’s around to see them

16 Mar 2020

Koike said the next three weeks are “critical” for whether the city will experience an explosive rise in infections. Part of the problem is that the greater Tokyo region encompasses six other surrounding prefectures and is home to more than 38.1 million people, many of whom travel into the city on a daily basis.

“Depending on developments, it is possible that we may need to take strong measures, such as a so-called lockdown of the city,” Koike said. “We must do our best to avoid that, so I want to ask all of the people of Tokyo for their further cooperation.”

I think citizens are not facing this epidemic with a sense of crisis and the impact of their actions on one another Professor Hiroshi Nishiura

Hitoshi Oshitani, a professor of virology at Tohoku University, said the riskiest environments are those that are enclosed, have low ventilation and draw large crowds, such as the K-1 kick-boxing, while cherry blossom viewing is less risky.

Hiroshi Nishiura, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at Hokkaido University, warned that large-scale events risk a resurgence of the virus. “If behaviour returns to normal, there could be an explosion of cases like what’s happened in the United States and Europe,” Nishiura wrote in a commentary published on Yahoo Japan. “In particular, once major events have resumed in an endemic area, the outbreak can grow out of control.”

Japanese citizens “are not facing this epidemic with a sense of crisis and the impact of their actions on one another”, Nishiura said.

Coronavirus: Hokkaido ends state of emergency; Japan schools to reopen

20 Mar 2020

While the first wave of infections originating from China was relatively small, Japan faces a more serious threat from explosive outbreaks in Europe and the United States. “We’re expecting that the second wave is much bigger,” Oshitani said.

At the current rate of transmission, experts predict there will be 530 cases in Tokyo by April 8 – although city officials appear to be less optimistic that numbers can be kept that low and have increased the number of hospital beds solely for coronavirus cases to 4,000.

World Bank data shows Japan has about 13 hospital beds per 1,000 people, the highest among the G7 nations and more than triple the rate for Italy and Britain.

Visitors wearing face masks walk under cherry blossoms at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Watanabe said he was not surprised that people were out enjoying the cherry blossoms as the government had only recommended they stay indoors.

“The recommendations so far are more of a soft ‘code of conduct’ rather than the strict and specific orders that are coming out in Europe,” he said.

“Japanese people are generally obedient and if it had been an official order then they would not have been out, but I also believe that anyone who does go out in these circumstances accepts the responsibility for their actions. They were aware of the risks and would blame no one for their actions.”

Coronavirus: how Japan’s response echoes 1918 Spanish flu guidelines

24 Mar 2020

Kazuhiro Tateda, president of the Japan Association of Infectious Diseases and a member of the panel advising the government on the crisis, agreed that many of the everyday habits of Japanese people may be giving the population a degree of added protection, but he admitted to having some serious concerns.

“We feel at the moment that we are doing quite well with the infection numbers, although we still do not know much about what is going on under the surface,” he said.

“We do not know if supercarriers with no symptoms are walking around, visiting clubs and bars and pubs and spreading it. I worry that it is going to be the younger generation who are going to pass this virus on. For me, that is a very big concern.”

Additional reporting by Park Chan-kyong, Bloomberg, Kyodo and Reuters

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.

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Confirmed Covid – 19 cases

Based on the WHO’s Covid -19 situation reports

Sources: WHO and health authorities

Cases: 443,554

Deaths: 20,463

Recovered: 105,668

Cases                     Deaths

 Mainland China                              81,285                      3,287

Italy                                                     74,386                     7,503

United States**                                54,381                       734

Spain                                                   47,610                    3,434

Germany                                            31,554                       149

Iran                                                      27,017                    2,077

France                                                 25,233                    1,331

Switzerland                                         9,765                        103

United Kingdom                                9,529                         422

South Korea                                       9,137                        126

Netherlands                                       6,412                        356

Austria                                                5,560                           31

Belgium                                              4,269                         122

Canada                                               3,409                           35

Portugal                                             2,995                           43

Norway                                              2,830                           12

Sweden                                              2,510                           42

Turkey                                                2,433                           59

Australia                                            2,423                             8

Brazil                                                  2,201                           46

Israel                                                 1,930                              3

Malaysia                                           1,796                           20

Denmark                                         1,724                           34

Czech Republic                              1,654                            6

Ireland                                             1,564                            9

Luxembourg                                    1,333                           8

Japan                                               1,271                          45

Ecuador                                            1,211                         29

Chile                                                 1,142                           3

Pakistan                                            1,022                          8

Thailand                                               934                          4

Poland                                                  927                        12

Finland                                                  792                           1

Indonesia                                             790                         58

Greece                                                  743                          20

Diamond Princess*                             712                         10

South Africa                                         709                            0

Russia                                                    658                            1

Iceland                                                  648                             1

Philippines                                           636                           38

Singapore                                             631                             2

Romania                                               576                            13

India                                                      562                            10

Saudi Arabia                                        562                              0

Qatar                                                    526                               0

Colombia                                             470                               4

Panama                                                443                              6

Croatia                                                  442                             1

Slovenia                                               442                              1

Bahrain                                                419                              4

Peru                                                      416                              5

Hong Kong                                          410                              4

Estonia                                                404                              1

Egypt                                                   402                            20

Argentina                                           387                               6

Mexico                                               367                              4

Dominican Republic                        312                              6

Lebanon                                            304                               4

Serbia                                                 303                               2

Iraq                                                     266                              23

Armenia                                             265                                0

Algeria                                                264                              17

New Zealand                                      262                               0

Lithuania                                             255                               2

United Arab Emirates                       248                               2

Bulgaria                                              242                                3

Taiwan                                                235                               2

Hungary                                              226                              10

Slovakia                                              204                                0

Latvia                                                  197                                0

Kuwait                                                191                                0

Uruguay                                             189                                0

Andorra                                              188                                1

Costa Rica                                          177                                2

Tunisia                                                173                                3

Morocco                                            170                                 5

Bosnia and Herzegovina                 164                                 2

San Marino                                        162                               21

Jordan                                                 153                                0

North Macedonia                             148                                2

Albania                                               146                                 5

Vietnam                                              134                                 0

Faroe Islands*                                    132                                 0

Moldova                                              125                                 1

Cyprus                                                  124                                 1

Burkina Faso                                        114                                4

Ukraine                                                 113                                4

Malta                                                     110                                0

Brunei                                                    109                                0

Sri Lanka                                                102                                0

Cambodia                                                96                                0

Azerbaijan                                              87                                 1

Oman                                                       84                                 0

Venezuela                                               84                                 0

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Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions for Coronavirus to Emerge COVID-19 may be just the beginning of mass pandemics

      By John VidalEnsia on March 18, 2020

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Mayibout 2 is not a healthy place. The 150 or so people who live in the village, which sits on the south bank of the Ivindo River, deep in the great Minkebe forest in northern Gabon, are used to occasional bouts of diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and sleeping sickness. Mostly they shrug them off.

But in January 1996, Ebola, a deadly virus then barely known to humans, unexpectedly spilled out of the forest in a wave of small epidemics. The disease killed 21 of 37 villagers who were reported to have been infected, including a number who had carried, skinned, chopped or eaten a chimpanzee from the nearby forest.

I traveled to Mayibout 2 in 2004 to investigate why deadly diseases new to humans were emerging from biodiversity “hot spots” like tropical rainforests and bushmeat markets in African and Asian cities.

It took a day by canoe and then many hours down degraded forest logging roads passing Baka villages and a small gold mine to reach the village. There, I found traumatized people still fearful that the deadly virus, which kills up to 90% of the people it infects, would return.

Villagers told me how children had gone into the forest with dogs that had killed a chimp. They said that everyone who cooked or ate it got a terrible fever within a few hours. Some died immediately, while others were taken down the river to hospital. A few, like Nesto Bematsick, recovered. “We used to love the forest, now we fear it,” he told me. Many of Bematsick’s family members died.

Only a decade or two ago it was widely thought that tropical forests and intact natural environments teeming with exotic wildlife threatened humans by harboring the viruses and pathogens that lead to new diseases in humans like Ebola, HIV and dengue.

But a number of researchers today think that it is actually humanity’s destruction of biodiversity that creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like COVID-19, the viral disease that emerged in China in December 2019, to arise—with profound health and economic impacts in rich and poor countries alike. In fact, a new discipline, planetary health, is emerging that focuses on the increasingly visible connections among the well-being of humans, other living things and entire ecosystems.

Is it possible, then, that it was human activity, such as road building, mining, hunting and logging, that triggered the Ebola epidemics in Mayibout 2 and elsewhere in the 1990s and that is unleashing new terrors today?

 “We invade tropical forests and other wild landscapes, which harbor so many species of animals and plants—and within those creatures, so many unknown viruses,” David Quammen, author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Pandemicrecently wrote in the New York Times. “We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.”

INCREASING THREAT

Research suggests that outbreaks of animal-borne and other infectious diseases like Ebola, SARS, bird flu and now COVID-19, caused by a novel coronavirus, are on the rise. Pathogens are crossing from animals to humans, and many are now able to spread quickly to new places. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that three-quarters of “new or emerging” diseases that infect humans originate in nonhuman animals.

Some, like rabies and plague, crossed from animals centuries ago. Others, like Marburg, which is thought to be transmitted by bats, are still rare. A few, like COVID-19, which emerged last year in Wuhan, China, and MERS, which is linked to camels in the Middle East, are new to humans and spreading globally.

Other diseases that have crossed into humans include Lassa fever, which was first identified in 1969 in Nigeria; Nipah from Malaysia; and SARS from China, which killed more than 700 people and traveled to 30 countries in 2002–03. Some, like Zika and West Nile virus, which emerged in Africa, have mutated and become established on other continents.

Kate Jones, chair of ecology and biodiversity at UCL, calls emerging animal-borne infectious diseases an “increasing and very significant threat to global health, security and economies.”

AMPLIFICATION EFFECT

In 2008, Jones and a team of researchers identified 335 diseases that emerged between 1960 and 2004, at least 60% of which came from non-human animals.

Increasingly, says Jones, these zoonotic diseases are linked to environmental change and human behavior. The disruption of pristine forests driven by logging, mining, road building through remote places, rapid urbanization and population growth is bringing people into closer contact with animal species they may never have been near before, she says.

The resulting transmission of disease from wildlife to humans, she says, is now “a hidden cost of human economic development. There are just so many more of us, in every environment. We are going into largely undisturbed places and being exposed more and more. We are creating habitats where viruses are transmitted more easily, and then we are surprised that we have new ones.”

Jones studies how land use change contributes to the risk. “We are researching how species in degraded habitats are likely to carry more viruses which can infect humans,” she says. “Simpler systems get an amplification effect. Destroy landscapes, and the species you are left with are the ones humans get the diseases from.”

“There are countless pathogens out there continuing to evolve which at some point could pose a threat to humans,” says Eric Fevre, chair of veterinary infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health. “The risk [of pathogens jumping from animals to humans] has always been there.”

The difference between now and a few decades ago, Fevre says, is that diseases are likely to spring up in both urban and natural environments. “We have created densely packed populations where alongside us are bats and rodents and birds, pets and other living things. That creates intense interaction and opportunities for things to move from species to species,” he says.

TIP OF THE ICEBERG

“Pathogens do not respect species boundaries,” says disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie, an associate professor in Emory University’s Department of Environmental Sciences who studies how shrinking natural habitats and changing behavior add to the risks of diseases spilling over from animals to humans.

 “I am not at all surprised about the coronavirus outbreak,” he says. “The majority of pathogens are still to be discovered. We are at the very tip of the iceberg.”

Humans, says Gillespie, are creating the conditions for the spread of diseases by reducing the natural barriers between virus host animals—in which the virus is naturally circulating—and themselves. “We fully expect the arrival of pandemic influenza; we can expect large-scale human mortalities; we can expect other pathogens with other impacts. A disease like Ebola is not easily spread. But something with a mortality rate of Ebola spread by something like measles would be catastrophic,” Gillespie says.

Wildlife everywhere is being put under more stress, he says. “Major landscape changes are causing animals to lose habitats, which means species become crowded together and also come into greater contact with humans. Species that survive change are now moving and mixing with different animals and with humans.”

Gillespie sees this in the U.S., where suburbs fragmenting forests raise the risk of humans contracting Lyme disease. “Altering the ecosystem affects the complex cycle of the Lyme pathogen. People living close by are more likely to get bitten by a tick carrying Lyme bacteria,” he says.

Wet market in Guangzhou, China. Credit: Nisa Maier Getty Images

Yet human health research seldom considers the surrounding natural ecosystems, says Richard Ostfeld, distinguished senior scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. He and others are developing the emerging discipline of planetary health, which looks at the links between human and ecosystem health.

“There’s misapprehension among scientists and the public that natural ecosystems are the source of threats to ourselves. It’s a mistake. Nature poses threats, it is true, but it’s human activities that do the real damage. The health risks in a natural environment can be made much worse when we interfere with it,” he says.

Ostfeld points to rats and bats, which are strongly linked with the direct and indirect spread of zoonotic diseases. “Rodents and some bats thrive when we disrupt natural habitats. They are the most likely to promote transmissions [of pathogens]. The more we disturb the forests and habitats the more danger we are in,” he says.

Felicia Keesing, professor of biology at Bard College, New York, studies how environmental changes influence the probability that humans will be exposed to infectious diseases. “When we erode biodiversity, we see a proliferation of the species most likely to transmit new diseases to us, but there’s also good evidence that those same species are the best hosts for existing diseases,” she wrote in an email to Ensia.

THE MARKET CONNECTION

Disease ecologists argue that viruses and other pathogens are also likely to move from animals to humans in the many informal markets that have sprung up to provide fresh meat to fast-growing urban populations around the world. Here animals are slaughtered, cut up and sold on the spot.

The “wet market” (one that sells fresh produce and meat) in Wuhan, thought by the Chinese government to be the starting point of the current COVID-19 pandemic, was known to sell numerous wild animals, including live wolf pups, salamanders, crocodiles, scorpions, rats, squirrels, foxes, civets and turtles.

Equally, urban markets in west and central Africa see monkeys, bats, rats and dozens of species of bird, mammal, insect and rodent slaughtered and sold close to open refuse dumps and with no drainage.

“Wet markets make a perfect storm for cross-species transmission of pathogens,” says Gillespie. “Whenever you have novel interactions with a range of species in one place, whether that is in a natural environment like a forest or a wet market, you can have a spillover event.”

The Wuhan market, along with others that sell live animals, has been shut by the Chinese authorities, and the government in February outlawed trading and eating wild animals except for fish and seafood. But bans on live animals being sold in urban areas or informal markets are not the answer, say some scientists.

“The wet market in Lagos is notorious. It’s like a nuclear bomb waiting to happen. But it’s not fair to demonize places which do not have fridges. These traditional markets provide much of the food for Africa and Asia,” says Jones.

“These markets are essential sources of food for hundreds of millions of poor people, and getting rid of them is impossible,” says Delia Grace, a senior epidemiologist and veterinarian with the International Livestock Research Institute, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. She argues that bans force traders underground, where they may pay less attention to hygiene.

Fevre and Cecilia Tacoli, principal researcher in the human settlements research group at the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), argue in a blog post that “rather than pointing the finger at wet markets,” we should look at the burgeoning trade in wild animals.

“[I]t is wild animals rather than farmed animals that are the natural hosts of many viruses,” they write. “Wet markets are considered part of the informal food trade that is often blamed for contributing to spreading disease. But … evidence shows the link between informal markets and disease is not always so clear cut.”

CHANGING BEHAVIOR

So what, if anything, can we do about all of this?

Jones says that change must come from both rich and poor societies. Demand for wood, minerals and resources from the Global North leads to the degraded landscapes and ecological disruption that drives disease, she says. “We must think about global biosecurity, find the weak points and bolster the provision of health care in developing countries. Otherwise we can expect more of the same,” she says.

“The risks are greater now. They were always present and have been there for generations. It is our interactions with that risk which must be changed,” says Brian Bird, a research virologist at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine One Health Institute, where he leads Ebola-related surveillance activities in Sierra Leone and elsewhere.

“We are in an era now of chronic emergency,” Bird says. “Diseases are more likely to travel further and faster than before, which means we must be faster in our responses. It needs investments, change in human behavior, and it means we must listen to people at community levels.”

Getting the message about pathogens and disease to hunters, loggers, market traders and consumers is key, Bird says. “These spillovers start with one or two people. The solutions start with education and awareness. We must make people aware things are different now. I have learned from working in Sierra Leone with Ebola-affected people that local communities have the hunger and desire to have information,” he says. “They want to know what to do. They want to learn.”

Fevre and Tacoli advocate rethinking urban infrastructure, particularly within low-income and informal settlements. “Short-term efforts are focused on containing the spread of infection,” they write. “The longer term—given that new infectious diseases will likely continue to spread rapidly into and within cities—calls for an overhaul of current approaches to urban planning and development.”

The bottom line, Bird says, is to be prepared. “We can’t predict where the next pandemic will come from, so we need mitigation plans to take into account the worst possible scenarios,” he says. “The only certain thing is that the next one will certainly come.” 

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Shi Zhengli, known as China’s “bat woman” for her virus-hunting expeditions in bat caves, releases a fruit bat after taking blood and swab samples from it. Credit: Wuhan Institute of Virology

BEIJING—The mysterious patient samples arrived at Wuhan Institute of Virology at 7 P.M. on December 30, 2019. Moments later, Shi Zhengli’s cell phone rang. It was her boss, the institute’s director. The Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention had detected a novel coronavirus in two hospital patients with atypical pneumonia, and it wanted Shi’s renowned laboratory to investigate. If the finding was confirmed, the new pathogen could pose a serious public health threat—because it belonged to the same family of bat-borne viruses as the one that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a disease that plagued 8,100 people and killed nearly 800 of them between 2002 and 2003. “Drop whatever you are doing and deal with it now,” she recalls the director saying.

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Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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PBS News: March 6 – 9. 2020, How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’, What’s at stake in Supreme Court’s Louisiana abortion law case, and How San Francisco is fighting novel coronavirus — and the stigma that comes with it

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DW Documentary: Better brain health

BBC Click: Foldable Phones and Medical Tech

TED Talks: The genius behind some of the world’s most famous buildings – Renzo Piano, and Jill Seubert How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration

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My Modern Met: These Exotic Trees Transform into Rainbows as Their Barks Shed

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Mar 8, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday March 8, the coronavirus outbreak spreads and Italy imposes strict travel restrictions, and after years of planning the 2020 census makes its debut this week. Also, a new approach in Louisiana for prison reform focuses on rehabilitation. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Mar 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, March 7, concerns over coronavirus continue as the number of cases rise, the presidential democratic candidates rally ahead of the upcoming primaries, tensions escalate amid migrant push on Greece-Turkey border, and can women landowners in Iowa help conservation efforts? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump signs a bipartisan emergency spending deal to fund the government’s novel coronavirus response, as the global number of cases approaches 100,000. Plus: Questions about how to handle sick leave and medical bills amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a conversation about women in politics, political analysis with Shields and Brooks and a music documentary. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Spread of novel coronavirus yields new global reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEB94… News Wrap: February saw strongest U.S. hiring since 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIfKt… How lack of paid sick leave complicates U.S. virus response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JrYP… Are female presidential candidates held to higher standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNLVk… Shields and Brooks on Warren’s farewell, Biden’s surge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcP7u… Robbie Robertson on building The Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRL7… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Amid the McCarthy hearings and the launch of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, painter Jacob Lawrence sought to frame early American history the way he saw it. His ensuing work, the sprawling series “Struggle,” has been reassembled and is now on a national tour, with its first stop at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH visits the exhibit. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

What’s at stake in Supreme Court’s Louisiana abortion law case

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case about access to abortion doctors in Louisiana. The law in question is similar to a Texas one struck down by the Court in 2016 — but decided by a different group of justices. Lisa Desjardins talks to the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle and Mary Ziegler, professor and author of “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present.” Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

How San Francisco is fighting novel coronavirus — and the stigma that comes with it

Mar 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On Wednesday, California officials confirmed the state’s first death from novel coronavirus, as the number of infections nationwide continues to rise. But beyond the serious medical implications of the virus, it is also provoking fear, suspicion and ethnic stereotyping. Amna Nawaz reports from San Francisco, a city long known for its ties to China and the Chinese-American community. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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We’re covering updates in the coronavirus outbreak and the latest in the Democratic presidential race. We also explain a dispute over classified portions of the U.S. agreement with the Taliban.
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A plunge in stocks to start the week
Global markets fell sharply today, and Wall Street looked set to follow suit, as the effects of the coronavirus outbreak deepened and Saudi Arabia cut oil prices nearly 10 percent over the weekend. Here are the latest market updates.
The Saudi decision was in retaliation for Russia’s refusal to join OPEC in a large production cut as the outbreak continues to slow the global economy.
In the U.S., the number of coronavirus cases has grown to more than 530. On Sunday, the country’s leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said regional lockdowns could become necessary and recommended that those at greatest risk — older adults and people with underlying health conditions — abstain from travel.
Here are the latest updates on the virus and a map of where it has spread.
Related: A cruise ship that has been held off California after 21 people aboard tested positive for the virus is set to dock today in Oakland. More than 3,500 passengers and crew members will be taken to military facilities around the country to be quarantined for 14 days. The State Department on Sunday advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships.
Closer look: Dr. Fauci has become the chief explainer of the epidemic, partly because other government scientists have either avoided the spotlight or been reined in by the Trump administration.
News analysis: President Trump, who seems at his strongest politically when he has a human target to attack, has found it harder to confront the threat of an invisible pathogen, our chief White House correspondent writes.
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? State and federal officials have yet to require school closings, but more individual districts and schools are shutting down.
? Two members of Congress, including Senator Ted Cruz, said they would self-quarantine after interacting at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a person who tested positive for the virus. Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the meeting last week.
? One of the world’s leading tennis tournaments has been canceled. Qualifying matches for the BNP Paribas Open, known as Indian Wells, were to have begun today.
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Italians are urged to respect lockdown
As the site of the worst outbreak of the coronavirus outside Asia, Italy has announced strict measures that limit the movements of about a quarter of the population. To bolster the effort, the country’s leaders have appealed to Italians to reject “furbizia,” the sort of cleverness typically channeled into getting around bureaucracy.
“We are the new Wuhan,” one woman in the closed-off northern region of Lombardy said on Sunday.
Go deeper: The lockdown may save lives, but analysts say it will paralyze Italy’s economic heartland and almost certainly tip Europe into a recession.

Better brain health | DW Documentary

Mar 5, 2020  DW Documentary

Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat. A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out. Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance. The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called “brain food” for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain – because the brain is also what it eats! ——————————————————————– DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary ??????? ?? ?????: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories

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The genius behind some of the world’s most famous buildings | Renzo Piano

Jul 13, 2018  TED

Legendary architect Renzo Piano — the mind behind such indelible buildings as The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the new Whitney Museum of Art in New York City — takes us on a stunning tour through his life’s work. With the aid of gorgeous imagery, Piano makes an eloquent case for architecture as the answer to our dreams, aspirations and desire for beauty. “Universal beauty is one of the few things that can change the world,” he says. “This beauty will save the world. One person at a time, but it will do it.” Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

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Ask any deep space navigator like Jill Seubert what makes steering a spacecraft difficult, and they’ll tell you it’s all about the timing; a split-second can decide a mission’s success or failure. So what do you do when a spacecraft is bad at telling time? You get it a clock — an atomic clock, to be precise. Let Seubert whisk you away with the revolutionary potential of a future where you could receive stellar, GPS-like directions — no matter where you are in the universe.

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Jill Seubert navigates spacecraft throughout the solar system, exploring with robots where humans cannot yet go.

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NASA’s Curiosity Has Been On Mars For More Than 7 Years And Here Are Its 30 Best Photos

Giedr? Vai?iulaityt?  BoredPanda staff

For us, mere mortals, Mars is a no man’s land where survival seems like a distant dream. After all, no man has ever walked on its surface (as far as we know) and plans to send one to the red planet are only in the early stages of its development. However, humans have touched Mars through the durable wheels of Mars rovers. We’ve had 4 successful robotically operated Mars rovers (all of which were managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA) so far: Sojourner, Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity. 

As Opportunity’s mission was declared complete on February 13, 2019 when NASA lost all contact with the vehicle, Curiosity became the lone survivor on the red planet, rolling over its surface to examine and explore the unknown land all by itself. The spacecraft first landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 and started carrying out its objectives throughout the years. In fact, Curiosity did its job so well and held on for so long that its original mission duration of 687 days was expanded indefinitely. 

Here’s how Curiosity looked 7 years ago and now

#1 Ripples On Surface Of Martian Sand Dune

Ripples On Surface Of Martian Sand Dune

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Curiosity is approaching its 8 year anniversary on Mars and while it is currently the only functional rover on the planet (after we all, unfortunately, had to say goodbye to Oppy), NASA has plans to send it some company in the shape of Mars 2020 rover. The 2020 mission is scheduled to start on 17 July to 5 August 2020 when the rocket carrying the rover will be launched. NASA also announced a student naming contest for the rover that was held in the fall of 2019. The final name will be announced in early March 2020, so we definitely have something to look forward to!

#2 Sunset Sequence In Mars’ Gale Crater

Sunset Sequence In Mars' Gale Crater

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#3 Curiosity Rover Finds And Examines A Meteorite On Mars

Curiosity Rover Finds And Examines A Meteorite On Mars

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#4 Curiosity’s Color View Of Martian Dune After Crossing It

Curiosity's Color View Of Martian Dune After Crossing It

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#5 Martian Rock ‘Harrison’ In Color, Showing Crystals

Martian Rock 'Harrison' In Color, Showing Crystals

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#6 Curiosity’s Dusty Selfie At Duluth

Curiosity's Dusty Selfie At Duluth

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#7 Jake Matijevic Rock

Jake Matijevic Rock

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#8 Multiple Layers Of Mount Sharp

Multiple Layers Of Mount Sharp

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#9 First Sampling Hole In Mount Sharp

First Sampling Hole In Mount Sharp

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#10 Curiosity Took Dozens Of Mast Cam Images To Complete This Mosaic Of A Petrified Sand Dune

Curiosity Took Dozens Of Mast Cam Images To Complete This Mosaic Of A Petrified Sand Dune

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#11 Remnants Of Ancient Streambed On Mars

Remnants Of Ancient Streambed On Mars

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#12 Outcrop In The Murray Buttes Region Of Lower Mount Sharp

Outcrop In The Murray Buttes Region Of Lower Mount Sharp

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#13 Mount Sharp Comes In Sharply

Mount Sharp Comes In Sharply

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#14 Curiosity Self-Portrait At Martian Sand Dune

Curiosity Self-Portrait At Martian Sand Dune

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#15 Curiosity Visited An Area Named “Fracture Town” Which Contains Many Pointed, Layered Rock Formations

Curiosity Visited An Area Named "Fracture Town" Which Contains Many Pointed, Layered Rock Formations

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#16 Having Reached The Base Of Mount Sharp, Curiosity Captured This Image Of Its Rocky Surroundings

Having Reached The Base Of Mount Sharp, Curiosity Captured This Image Of Its Rocky Surroundings

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#17 Wheel Scuff Mark At ‘Rocknest’

Wheel Scuff Mark At 'Rocknest'

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#18 Focusing The 100-Millimeter Mastcam

Focusing The 100-Millimeter Mastcam

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#19 Curiosity Arrived At This Active Sand Dune Named “Gobabeb”, Which Is Part Of A Larger Dune Field Known As “Bagnold”

Curiosity Arrived At This Active Sand Dune Named "Gobabeb", Which Is Part Of A Larger Dune Field Known As "Bagnold"

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#20 View From Mars Orbiter Showing Curiosity Rover At ‘Shaler’

View From Mars Orbiter Showing Curiosity Rover At 'Shaler'

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#21 Mars Rover Curiosity In ‘Buckskin’ Selfie

Mars Rover Curiosity In 'Buckskin' Selfie

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#22 Layers At The Base Of Mount Sharp

Layers At The Base Of Mount Sharp

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#23 Getting To Know Mount Sharp

Getting To Know Mount Sharp

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#24 Curiosity Tracks In ‘Hidden Valley’ On Mars

Curiosity Tracks In 'Hidden Valley' On Mars

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#25 Curiosity Rover’s View Of Alluring Martian Geology

Curiosity Rover's View Of Alluring Martian Geology

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#26 Curiosity Self-Portrait At ‘Windjana’ Drilling Site

Curiosity Self-Portrait At 'Windjana' Drilling Site

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#27 A Mudstone Rock Outcrop At The Base Of Mount Sharp

A Mudstone Rock Outcrop At The Base Of Mount Sharp

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#28 Bone Up On Mars Rock Shapes

Bone Up On Mars Rock Shapes

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#29 Strata At Base Of Mount Sharp

Strata At Base Of Mount Sharp

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#30 Resistant Features In ‘Pahrump Hills’ Outcrop

Resistant Features In 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop

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These Exotic Trees Transform Into Rainbows as Their Barks Shed

By Jessica Stewart on January 31, 2020

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees in Hawaii

Photo: Stock Photos from Danita Delmont/Shutterstock

Eucalyptus trees are most known for their fragrant leaves and for being the main food source for koalas, but did you know that they can also be quite colorful? In fact, Eucalyptus deglupta is so colorful that it’s known as the rainbow eucalyptus. When this incredible tree sheds its bark, it almost looks like a colored pencil being sharpened. This makes for a spectacle that is unforgettable.

Also known as the Mindanao gum or rainbow gum, the rainbow eucalyptus is a tall tree that is unique in that it’s the only eucalyptus to live in the rainforest and only one of four species found outside of Australia. It can be found in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, where it can soar up to 250 feet in the air. While its height is impressive, it’s really the tree’s multicolor bark that makes it stand out.

As the rainbow eucalyptus sheds, it first reveals a bright green inner bark. Over time, this ages into different colors—blue, purple, orange, and maroon. The colorful striations are created due to the fact that the tree doesn’t shed all at once. Slowly, over time, different layers fall off, while other exposed areas have already begun aging.

This process makes for a spectacular visual, with the rainbow eucalyptus looking like it could be pulled from Alice in Wonderland. Its unique appearance has also made it quite popular amongst garden enthusiasts. It can be found in botanical gardens around the world and is often planted as an ornamental tree in Hawaii, Texas, Louisiana, and Southern California, where the frost-free climate allows it to thrive.

Interestingly, the rainbow eucalyptus also has a high commercial value that has nothing to do with its color. The tree is often found at tree plantations, as it’s an excellent source for pulpwood—the main ingredient in making white paper. So the next time you pull out a blank sheet, just remember that it may have originally been something much more colorful.

The rainbow eucalyptus gets its name from its colorful appearance.

Eucalyptus deglupta

Photo: Stock Photos from Sean D. Thomas/Shutterstock

Bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus

Photo: Stock Photos from A. Michael Brown/Shutterstock

Eucalyptus deglupta takes on different colors as bark sheds and the inner bark slowly ages.

Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
Rainbow Gum Tree

Photo: Stock Photos from Martina Roth/Shutterstock

Photo: Stock Photos from Ilya Images/Shutterstock

Mindanao gum tree

Photo: Stock Photos from A. Michael Brown/Shutterstock

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Jessica Stewart is a writer, curator, and art historian living in Rome, Italy. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London. She cultivated expertise in street art led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book ‘Street Art Stories Roma‘ and most recently contributed to ‘Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini‘. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog

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Thursday on the NewsHour, the global impact of novel coronavirus continues to rise as countries close schools and restrict travel. Plus: A former Obama campaign manager on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, a troubling report on migrant families separated by the U.S. government, Britain’s defense secretary on crisis in Syria and a preacher’s reminder that “everybody is somebody.” WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS The IMF seeks to reduce novel coronavirus’ economic fallout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oauQ5… News Wrap: Schumer denies threatening Supreme Court justices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kPth… How Obama’s campaign manager thinks Democrats can beat Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sU9M… Why HHS struggled to reunite separated migrant families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCAcL… UK defense secretary on Syria crisis, U.S.-Taliban deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jsm0… A Brief But Spectacular take on how ‘everybody is someb Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, U.S. public health officials rush to respond to the growing novel coronavirus outbreak. Plus: Super Tuesday results reshape the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination as former Vice President Joe Biden takes the delegate lead, deadly tornadoes slam Tennessee, Iran struggles with its novel coronavirus outbreak and a naturalist inspired by old-growth forests. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Mar 2, 2020

Mar 2, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, novel coronavirus is now blamed for six deaths in the U.S., all in Washington state — but officials fear there may be more cases not yet diagnosed. Plus: A tumultuous 48 hours in the Democratic primary, Super Tuesday previews of California and North Carolina, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and what’s next for Afghanistan after a provisional peace deal. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS Wash. health officials fear virus may have quietly spread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqXXL… News Wrap: Netanyahu looks victorious in Israeli election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNk5A… After SC winnows field, 2020 Dems prep for Super Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPBP… How California voters are deciding among 2020 Democrats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhCgx… Why many NC voters worry they can’t trust election process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gt5u… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden’s pre-Super Tuesday win https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp8YM… How Afghan government feels about U.S.-Taliban peace deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG7Cg… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Washington state coronavirus outbreak ‘a mystery so far’

Mar 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The coronavirus has now spread to more than 60 countries and more confirmed cases are being reported in the United States. Washington on Saturday reported the first U.S. death from the virus as new cases continue to emerge in the state. Los Angeles Times Seattle Bureau Chief Richard Read joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the state’s outbreak. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

How the Dallas Street Choir grants homeless residents a voice

Feb 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The mantra of the Dallas Street Choir is “homeless, not voiceless.” Some 2,000 singers have passed through the group in the last five years, seeking support, artistic expression and community as they contend with life on the streets. The organization also aims to raise awareness of Dallas’ growing homelessness problem, even as the city’s economy booms. Jeffrey Brown reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Greenland Melting (360°)

Sep 20, 2018

NOVA PBS Official

Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster. If they were all to disappear, the sea level around the world would rise by 20 feet, scientists estimate. A FRONTLINE I NOVA I Emblematic collaboration

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What happens if you get infected with the coronavirus? Who’s most at risk? How can you protect yourself? Public health expert David Heymann, who led the global response to the SARS outbreak in 2003, shares the latest findings about COVID-19 and what the future may hold.

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David Heymann · Epidemiologist, professor

David Heymann is a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He led the World Health Organization’s global response to the SARS epidemic in 2003.

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Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff

Feb 24, 2020  Democracy Now!

As Bernie Sanders’s runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sanders decried what he called “socialism for the very rich, rugged individualism for the poor.” For more, we host a debate on Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism, featuring two well-known economists. Paul Krugman is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of many books, including his latest, “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future.” One of his recent columns is headlined “Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist.” Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and visiting professor at The New School. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and hosts the weekly national television and radio program “Economic Update.” He’s the author of several books, including “Understanding Socialism.” #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/demo… Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe

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Fareed Zakaria: I want to talk about Bernie Sanders

Mar 1, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria analyzes Bernie Sanders’ economic proposals, and how they have fared in other countries. #CNN #News

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Inhabitat: Margot Krasojevic – hydroelectric Art Gallery will generate enough wave power to be 100% self sustaining/

London-based architect Margot Krasojevic has just unveiled a futuristic art gallery that runs on hydroelectric power. Slated for the coastal Russian region of Sochi, the Hydroelectric Sculpture Gallery will harness enough wave energy to not only be 100% self-sufficient, but it will also be able to channel surplus energy back into the grid, powering around 200 nearby houses and businesses as a result.

large hydroelectric sculpture

The art gallery will be located on Sochi’s coastline, where it will use the exceptionally strong coastal swells from the Black Sea to power a water turbine system. Krasojevic’s vision depicts a sculptural volume that rises out of an existing wooden promenade. The building, which will be partly submerged into the sea, will be strategically angled at 45 degrees to the coastline for maximum wave exposure.

Related: Oil rig off South Korea’s coast to become a floating hotel that operates on tidal energy

large hydroelectric structure on coastline

According to the design plans, the building will “use the environment’s characteristics to generate clean, sustainable energy, without affecting the quality and nature of the landscape.” State-of-the-art engineering will allow the structure to harvest wave energy through oscillating water columns as the waves crash against it. Generating up to 300kW, the system will enable the gallery to operate completely off the grid and channel surplus energy back into the grid. It could supply clean energy to approximately 200 households and businesses in the same area.

immense sculpture on desert landscape

Visitors to the futuristic gallery will enter through a long walkway stretching out from the shore. The robust exterior of the building will comprise various walkways and ramps that wind around the steel structure. Sinuous volumes will conceal the building’s many turbines, which will also be partially submerged underwater.

upclose shot of concrete base of large sculpture

Inside, the spaces will reflect the building’s functions. The various galleries will be laid out into a power plant format, with steel clad ceilings that mimic the rolling waves that crash into the exterior. Irregularly shaped skylights will also create a vibrant, kaleidoscope show of shadow and light throughout the day.

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Images via Margot Krasojevic

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The Daily Conversation: The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: 2019-2040’s (Season 2 – Complete)

The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: 2019-2040’s (Season 2 – Complete)

Jun 22, 2017  The Daily Conversation

A documentary on eight of the most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Istanbul’s building boom (Turkey); the Mission to put a human on Mars; the effort to develop Lagos (Nigeria); Africa’s unprecedented clean energy opportunity; the project to probe the nearest Earth-like exoplanet; Atlanta’s stadium of the future (Georgia, United States); India’s effort to modernize its highways; and China’s unprecedented One Belt One Road, “New Silk Road” initiative. Get your free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyC… Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConve… Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: By Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stew… Alex Gopher: https://soundcloud.com/alexgopher https://www.youtube.com/user/go4music… http://www.go4music.fr/ Glimpse https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-… And the YouTube Audio Library Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconve… All images and videos used under the ‘Fair Use’ provision of United States Copyright Law: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

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The New York Times – Morning Briefing    nytimes.com

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | View in browser
Good morning.
We’re covering the state of emergency in California and other responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the latest in the Democratic presidential race, and a rare rebuke from the Supreme Court’s chief justice, John Roberts.

 By Chris Stanford

California holds cruise ship offshore
A ship with suspected links to two coronavirus cases, one fatal, was being held off the coast of San Francisco until everyone on board could be tested, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. At least 21 people on the ship had symptoms.
On Wednesday, a former passenger became the first U.S. coronavirus death outside Washington State and the 11th over all. Here are the latest updates and maps of where the virus has spread.
Federal health officials announced new testing criteria, requiring only a doctor’s agreement. But it’s unclear whether there are enough tests for everybody who’ll want one.
“The Daily”: Today’s episode is about the outbreak in Washington State.
Related: New Jersey has announced its first case, a man in his 30s who had been hospitalized just across the Hudson River from New York City. Nine new cases in New York were connected to a patient in Westchester County.
Closer look: Some patients experienced no physical discomfort from Covid-19, the disease brought on by the virus. Others are still coughing as they recover. Six Americans who have tested positive spoke to The Times about their experiences.
Read more about the symptoms of the coronavirus and the prospects for vaccines and treatments. For an informed guide to the outbreak, sign up for our coronavirus newsletter.
Chloe Lau, a high school student, doing her schoolwork at home in Hong Kong. By Wednesday, 22 countries had announced school closures of varying degrees.  Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times
The toll of the outbreak
The coronavirus has already disrupted the education of nearly 300 million students worldwide, according to the United Nations. A Seattle-area school district said on Wednesday that it would cancel classes for two weeks, the largest virus-related shutdown in the U.S.
Among other effects:
? United Airlines became the first American carrier to announce a widespread cut to domestic service, suggesting that fear was eroding ticket sales even away from the epidemic’s hot spots.
? Congress is expected to vote this week on a funding package, including help for small businesses.
? The London Book Fair and the Geneva International Auto Show were canceled. (The Summer Olympics in Tokyo are still on, for now.)
? The Louvre in Paris reopened after a three-day closure, but guards will not move around to maintain order in the room where the Mona Lisa hangs.
Watch: We used satellite images to show what the outbreak’s effects look like from space.
Joe Biden addressed supporters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, when he won 10 of the 14 states up for grabs.  Josh Haner/The New York Times
A shift of momentum in the Democratic race
Since Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary in a landslide last weekend, much of the Democratic establishment has aligned behind the former vice president.
Mr. Biden was endorsed by Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday, after the former New York City mayor ended his brief, multimillion-dollar candidacy.
Bernie Sanders, who seemed to have a clear advantage a week ago, faces pressure to show that he can expand his political base, and he acknowledged on Wednesday that his campaign hadn’t generated the turnout among young people that he had counted on.
Related: Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager told staff members that the senator was assessing her options after failing to finish in the top two of any Super Tuesday contest. Here are the near-final results.
What’s next: Most delegates awarded after Super Tuesday are at stake in the East, where Mr. Sanders has underperformed. Our Upshot columnist Nate Cohn looked at the state of the race.
Another angle: Wall Street executives are opening their checkbooks for Mr. Biden. That could be a mixed blessing for a candidate who presents himself as anti-elitist.
If you have 5 minutes, this is worth it
A police tool, and a plaything of the rich

Krista Schlueter for The New York Times

The Times reported in January about a groundbreaking facial recognition system being used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies, developed by a start-up called Clearview AI. In response to subsequent criticism, the company said that its technology was “available only for law enforcement agencies and select security professionals.”
But The Times has found multiple other individuals with access to the technology among Clearview’s investors, clients and friends. They include John Catsimatidis, above, the billionaire owner of the Gristedes grocery store chain in New York, who used Clearview to surveil shoppers and to identify a man he saw on a date with his daughter.
Here’s what else is happening
Supreme Court rebuke: Chief Justice John Roberts denounced remarks by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, after the Democratic leader criticized President Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees. A spokesman for the lawmaker said his comments had been misrepresented.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Snapshot: Above, antennas in Australia that are part of the Deep Space Network. The system, which lets spacecraft communicate with Earth, will be taken offline for almost a year starting Monday for upgrades and repairs.
In memoriam: Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, a two-term secretary general of the United Nations during the 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday at 100. He helped broker several peace agreements, including the end of a 10-year war between Iran and Iraq, and the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.
Late-night comedy: After Jill Biden confronted protesters who rushed onstage during her husband’s victory rally on Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon said, “Forget first lady — she should be secretary of defense.”
What we’re reading: Anahad O’Connor, a health reporter, highlights a fascinating — and somewhat frightening — new study of coral species that suggests that Earth’s “sixth extinction” may be well underway. The science journalist Emily Laber-Warren tells the story in Newsweek.

Yosemite ‘firefall’ slows to a trickle amid drought

Mar 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

A natural spectacle called “firefall” happens each February in California’s Yosemite National Park when light from the setting sun strikes the park’s Horsetail Falls, making it look like it’s ablaze with fire. But this year the waterfall slowed to a trickle. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker spoke with University of California Berkeley climate scientist Patrick Gonzalez to learn more. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

FIREFALL – Yosemite Horsetail Falls

•Aug 21, 2018  Wonder World

Firefall is one of Yosemite National Park most amazing spectacles. Around the second week of February, the setting sun hits Horsetail Falls at just the right angle, to illuminate the upper reaches of the waterfall, and when conditions are perfect, Horsetail Falls glows orange and red at sunset, giving the illusion it’s on fire. As the sun sets, and dips behind the horizon line, everything will begin to go dark and it will seem, for a moment, as if the Firefall has failed to ignite. But as the last of the sunlight disappears, it will hit and reflect off the falls at the exact right angle, creating a spectacular if short-lived effect, that looks like a beautiful flowing cascade of fluid fire. The phenomenon known as “Firefall” draws scores of photographers to a spot near Horsetail Fall, which flows down the granite face of the park’s famed rock formation, El Capitan. Thanks for watching ___________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ? AreStraka Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWM… ? AreStraka Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdSfy… ? Amazing Places Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWJ… ? Amazing Places Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANSOd… ? mrbsellers72 Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcuu… ? mrbsellers72 Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TcJ… ? Yosemitebear62 Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTyF… ? Yosemitebear62 Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQo2… ___________________________________________________________________ ? Wonder World Twitter – https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact me

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Yosemite National Park Firefall 2019 Behind the Scenes | Horsetail Falls Viewing Location and Tips

Jan 29, 2020  VIVSVIBE

Every year in February the light hits Horsetail falls perfectly and creates a firey illusion. Firefall has been captured many times over the years and continues to grow in popularity as it becomes more and more well-known. In order to get a picture of this phenomenon, the conditions have to be perfect. Even a single cloud can mess up the colors and vibrancy of Firefall. The natural beauty of this phenomenon is epic, but what I found even more outstanding was the effort, time and the sheer number of people who made the trek out in the freezing cold to witness the cascade of “fire” down El Cap. My feet froze the first and second night, so by the third night, I was bundled up real nice and stayed warm while watching the show. If you’re going to witness Firefall, it’s wise if you can block out a few days, you might not get it first the first day… this gives you a few chances to see and capture the falls. Even one cloud can hinder the glow of the falls, as we experienced the last night we watched. Even if you take the trip out to Yosemite and don’t get to witness the glow, the park and people are amazing! I hope this gives y’all a better idea of what to expect and what it takes to capture Firefall. Thanks for watching! Enjoy! Things to do in Yosemite while you wait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzKI0… Huge thanks to David Bobbitt for editing the footage!

Horsetail Waterfall becomes Firefall at Yosemite National Park on February 15-26, 2018

Horsetail Waterfall, Firefall at Yosemite National Park, California

My Modern Met – Spectacular Yosemite Firefall Ignites Waterfall in Brilliant Blaze

The firefall!

Horsetail Waterfall, Firefall at Yosemite National Park, California – Shiyu Photography

Historic Lithograph Reveals Anamorphic Views of Razed Bank of Philadelphia

FEBRUARY 20, 2020  GRACE EBERT

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 x 16.5 inches

In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “Horizontorium.” Part of a tradition of anamorphic works, this depiction of the Bank of Philadelphia is one of the two surviving works looking at the historic financial building designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. At the time, it was the unofficial bank of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that sat at the southwest corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. The structure was razed in 1836.

Horizontoriums became popular throughout England and France in the 18th century, although this piece is the only one known to be made in America. Viewers would set the lithograph on a flat surface and perpendicularly position their face at the center of the work (note the semicircle on this lithograph suggesting a spot for a chin) to peer over the image. The sharp angle would produce a distorted perspective that appears to project the building and its passersby upward. Sometimes, viewers even would peek through a small hole carved out of paper or cardboard to block out their peripheral vision and give the work a more distinct look. (via Graphic Arts CollectionThe Morning News)

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 x 16.5 inches

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 x 16.5 inches

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 x 16.5 inches

“Horizontorium” (1832), hand-colored lithograph, 22.5 x 16.5 inches

3D Ship Drawn on Three Flat Sheets of Paper by Ramon Bruin

JUNE 17, 2013  CHRISTOPHER JOBSON

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Artist Ramon Bruin (previously) recently drew this fun anamorphic illusion that appears to be a 3D ship but is actually a skewed drawing on three sheets of flat paper. You can see more of his recent work over on deviantART. (via my modern met)

New Geometric Creatures from TRÜF Creative

OCTOBER 15, 2019  LAURA STAUGAITIS

Charming new illustrations by TRÜF Creative (previously) combine a conservative color palette with wildly imaginative interpretations of animals. An ongoing passion project by the Santa Monica-based design studio, the series’s latest chapter is titled “Animals Strike Curious Poses,” (which is a reference to Prince, for fans who are wondering). The TRÜF team describes the project as “our minimalistic and strange interpretation of the animal kingdom that only exists in our heads.” If you’d like to make one of their geometric birds, whales, or fish your own, find prints in their online store.

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PBS News: February 28, 29 and March 1, 2020, New book explores the schemes and scandals of Deutsche Bank, and In the Age of AI (full film) – FRONTLINE,

DW History Documentary: Archeology – exploring the past with modern technology

TED Talks: Rebecca Knill How technology has changed what it’s like to be deaf?, and Sinead Burke Why design should include everyone

The New York Times: Morning Briefing – March 1, 2020

Encyclopædia Britannica: Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Inspiration Grid: Balancing Act: Still Life Photography by ChangKi Chung

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 1, 2020

Mar 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, March 1, a look ahead to what’s at stake on Super Tuesday, new concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in Washington, the legacy of photographer Jim Marshall lives on through his iconic imagery, and climate change’s impact on a natural spectacle in California’s Yosemite National Park. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode February 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, February 29, President Trump addresses the first U.S. death from the novel coronavirus, South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary takes center stage, the U.S. and the Taliban sign a peace agreement, and Venezuela’s second largest city of Maracaibo was once an oil-wealthy playground, now it’s a ghost town. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, global disruption from novel coronavirus increases, as governments and businesses shut down travel and large events. Plus: Renewed fighting between Syria and Turkey, the U.S. and the Taliban prepare to sign a provisional peace deal, South Carolina gets ready to go to the polls, Shields and Brooks analyze the week’s political news and a Dallas choir gives the homeless hope. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How U.S. government should react to virus’ economic impact https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t05u_… A pandemic expert questions speed of U.S. COVID-19 response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQoaL… News Wrap: Appeals court blocks ‘remain in Mexico’ policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NakPJ… As fighting escalates, Idlib’s humanitarian crisis worsens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynSu6… Afghans nurture hope for peace ahead of U.S.-Taliban deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjABT… How SC Democratic voters are weighing 2020 primary choice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brU3-… Shields and Brooks on SC stakes, Trump’s virus response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh6Fz… How Dallas Street Choir grants homeless residents a voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrKi-… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

New book explores the schemes and scandals of Deutsche Bank

Feb 27, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis revealed that some of the world’s most powerful banks were involved in reckless financial dealings. Germany’s Deutsche Bank took a particularly aggressive approach — the consequences of which are still playing out now, more than a decade later. Paul Solman talks to The New York Times’ David Enrich, who has written a new book on the subject. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

Dec 2, 2019  FRONTLINE PBS | Official

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 250 FRONTLINE documentaries available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW #ArtificialIntelligence #Automation #documentary Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontlinepbs Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, the Park Foundation, The John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

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Archeology – exploring the past with modern technology | DW History Documentary

Oct 7, 2018  DW Documentary

Today modern archaeology often works with digital technology. Geophysics has allowed thousands of ancient sites to be located – a huge gain for science. The dig is no longer the be-all and end-all of archeology. We accompany some archeologists on their journey into the virtual past. Geophysics comprises a range of techniques with various geological and military functions. Geomagnetism is used to locate enemy submarines or potential reserves of oil or other minerals. Now, German and Irish archeologists have teamed up to use it to trace prehistoric grave systems. Researchers in western Germany are applying it to locate ancient procession and pilgrimage routes. Shipping archeologists in Bremerhaven are availing of digital technology to create virtual models of shipwrecks and, in Berlin, archeologists and game designers have also embarked on a joint project. As luck would have it, they scanned every millimeter of a temple in the Syrian city of Aleppo, not suspecting that, soon afterwards, the complex would be largely destroyed in the country’s civil war. Their virtual model is evidence that the study of the past can have uses for the present, just as technologies of the present can help us to study the past. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39… For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p…

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“Complete silence is very addictive,” says Rebecca Knill, a writer who has cochlear implants that enable her to hear. In this funny, insightful talk, she explores the evolution of assistive listening technology, the outdated way people still respond to deafness and how we can shift our cultural understanding of ability to build a more inclusive world. “Technology has come so far,” Knill says. “Our mindset just needs to catch up.”

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with Wells Fargo. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about the TED Institute.

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Rebecca Knill · Writer, business systems consultant manager

A writer and a part-time cyborg, Rebecca Knill embraces the humor in her bionic journey while balancing life as a deaf person with cochlear implants which enable her to hear.

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Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3′ 5″) tall, the designed world — from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes — often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it’s like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: “Who are we not designing for?”

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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The New York Times Morning Briefing March 1, 2020

Your Weekend Briefing
By Tom Wright-Piersanti and Stephen Reiss
Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.

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1. The first known death in the United States from the coronavirus was reported in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was no evidence that the person had traveled recently or had contact with someone known to have the virus, adding to growing signs that the virus might be spreading in the United States. Above, EvergreenHealth Medical Center, where the patient had been treated.
The number of confirmed cases around the globe passed 85,000 on Saturday, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University, and more than 2,900 infected people have died. While the virus’s growth appeared to slow in China last week, it was accelerating elsewhere, with many new cases linked to an outbreak in Italy.
How prepared is the U.S. for an outbreak? It’s better positioned than most countries, according to experts, though there could be shortages of ventilators and protective equipment. The most important thing you can do: Wash your hands often.
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2. Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary with 49 percent of the vote,a victory that could provide his candidacy with a much-needed jolt after disappointing results in the earlier contests.
Bernie Sanders finished in a distant second with 20 percent, followed by Tom Steyer, who dropped out of the presidential race on Saturday night. Mr. Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund executive, had spent considerable resources in South Carolina, and had pinned the hopes of his campaign on the state.
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He said on Saturday night: “I said that if I didn’t see a path to winning, I would suspend my campaign. And I honestly don’t see a path.”
Pete Buttigieg finished in fourth, and Elizabeth Warren in fifth. See full results here.
South Carolina’s Democrats were the first predominantly black electorate to vote in the race. Many said they were eager to send a message to the Democratic Party: that their views on electability — which candidate is best suited to beat President Trump — would not be shaped by outcomes in overwhelmingly white states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
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3. The U.S. signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday that laid out a timetable for the final withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, setting the stage to end America’s longest war.
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“When historians look back at the moment,” David Sanger writes in an analysis of the news, “they may well conclude that Washington ended up much like other great powers that entered Afghanistan’s rugged mountains and punishing deserts: frustrated, immobilized, no longer willing to bear the huge costs.”
The agreement unlocks a difficult but crucial next step: negotiations between the Taliban and other Afghans, including the government, which the Taliban has refused to recognize. Here are four takeaways.
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4. Stock markets suffered their worst week since 2008, with the S&P 500 index falling 11.5 percent amid worries that the coronavirus outbreak could become a worldwide pandemic.
The Federal Reserve and other central bankers are poised to respond, suggesting they may cut interest rates as soon as next month. But their efforts may only go so far: Rates are historically low across advanced economies, and it’s doubtful a rate cut can do much to restart production lines hobbled by workers placed in quarantine.
“If a potential coronavirus downturn were a fire,” Neil Irwin writes in The Upshot, “the recession-fighters would be like a fire brigade low on supplies, fighting among themselves, and probably lacking the right chemicals to quench the flames anyway.”
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5. For migrants on the Mexican border, Friday was a day of hopes uplifted, and then quickly dashed.
A federal appeals court ruled that the so-called Remain in Mexico policy — which has forced asylum seekers to wait there for months while their cases are reviewed — was legally invalid, leading to cheers and hugs at the Good Samaritan shelter in Ciudad Juárez. But by the end of the day, nothing had changed, as the court stayed the ruling to allow the government time to appeal.
And in Turkey, thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe clashed with riot police on the Greek border on Saturday morning, signaling a new and potentially volatile phase in the migration crisis.
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6. The country’s richest state doesn’t feel that way.
California’s unaffordability crisis — wide-scale homelessness, poverty and the stress of making ends meet — has emerged as a foundational issue as the state prepares to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries.
Nearly 150,000 homeless people sleep on sidewalks, in alleys, on vacant lots and in vehicles. “I pay the bills and I have nothing extra,” Mark Marquez, above, said.
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7. In memoriam: Joseph Coulombe, the founder of Trader Joe’s, died Friday at age 89.
In the mid-1960s, when he started the grocery chain, he thought the rise in international travel could lead Americans to be more interested in exotic foods. Soon he was emphasizing organic foods, and had launched Trader Joe’s own label for numerous products, many of them at low prices.
In 2011, he told The Los Angeles Times that he envisioned the stores as being “for overeducated and underpaid people, for all the classical musicians, museum curators, journalists.”
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8. Meet the “dirt spoons” of South Korea.
In Seoul, many of the urban poor live in semi-basements, a reality captured in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite.” Just like in the movie, the elevation of one’s home in the congested city? often reflects wealth and status.
“They keep going higher ?and higher, ?so they won’t have to smell the smell down below,” said a 63-year-old taxi driver. “Those living up there must look down on people like me like pigs.” For more information Please visit the following link: [Message clipped]  View entire message  

Encyclopædia Britannica: Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

March 1, 1872
Establishment of Yellowstone as world’s first national park

Yellowstone National Park

NATIONAL PARK, UNITED STATES

WRITTEN BY:   Kenneth Pletcher

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Behold Yellowstone's hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and its various large animal species

Behold Yellowstone’s hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and its various large animal speciesOverview of Yellowstone National Park, northwest-central United States.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.See all videos for this article

Yellowstone National Park, the oldest, one of the largest, and probably the best-known national park in the United States. It is situated principally in northwestern Wyoming and partly in southern Montana and eastern Idaho and includes the greatest concentration of hydrothermal features in the world. The park was established by the U.S. Congress on March 1, 1872, as the country’s first national park. It is also generally considered to have been the first national park in the world, though some naturalists and others have argued that there is evidence that indicates that the creation of Yellowstone was predated by the creation of Bogd Khan Mountain National Park in Mongolia, which may date from as early as 1778. Yellowstone was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1976 and a World Heritage site in 1978. The park, which forms a squarelike rectangle with an irregular eastern side, is 63 miles (101 km) from north to south and 54 miles (87 km) from east to west at its widest point and covers an area of 3,472 square miles (8,992 square km). The John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, an 80-mile (130-km) scenic roadway that was established in 1972, connects Yellowstone with Grand Teton National Park to the south. In addition, Yellowstone is surrounded by Gallatin (northwest and north), Custer (northeast), Shoshone (northeast and east), Bridger-Teton (southeast and south), and Caribou-Targhee (southwest) national forests. Headquarters are at Mammoth Hot Springs near the northern entrance to the park.

Old Faithful geyser erupting, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.

Old Faithful geyser erupting, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park, northwest-central United States, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Natural Environment: Geology

Yellowstone is situated in a region that has been volcanically and seismically active for tens of millions of years. Tectonic movement of the North American Plate has thinned Earth’s crust in the area, forming a hot spot (a place where a dome of magma, or molten rock, comes close to the surface). About 2.1 million years ago a subsurface magma dome that had been building up in the Yellowstone area blew up in one of the world’s most cataclysmic volcanic eruptions. Some 600 cubic miles (2,500 cubic km) of rock and ash were ejected, equivalent to about 6,000 times the amount of volcanic material that was released during the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980. (Observations made in the early 21st century indicated that this single eruption actually consisted of two events about 6,000 years apart: one very large and a second much smaller one. Subsequent massive eruptions occurred about 1,300,000 and 640,000 years ago—the last event (consisting in large part of lava flows) producing about two-fifths as much material as the first one.

Portion of Obsidian Cliff, northwestern Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.

Portion of Obsidian Cliff, northwestern Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.Jim Peaco/U.S. National Park Service

Each of those eruptions caused the magma dome that had built up to collapse as its contents were released, leaving an enormous caldera. The present-day Yellowstone Caldera, the product of the third eruption, is a roughly oval-shaped basin some 30 by 45 miles (50 by 70 km) that occupies the west-central portion of the national park and includes the northern two-thirds of Yellowstone Lake. Two resurgent magma domes—one just north of and the other just west of Yellowstone Lake—have been forming in the caldera, and the western dome underlie many of the park’s best-known hydrothermal features.

Northern end of Yellowstone Lake, within Yellowstone Caldera, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.

Northern end of Yellowstone Lake, within Yellowstone Caldera, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.Jim Peaco/U.S. National Park Service

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The Yellowstone region is also extremely active seismically. A network of faults associated with the region’s volcanic history underlies the park’s surface, and the region experiences hundreds of small earthquakes each year. The great majority of those quakes are of magnitude 2.0 or less and are not felt by people in the area, but occasionally a more powerful temblor will strike in the region and have effects in the park. One such event, a deadly quake that struck in 1959 in southern Montana just outside the northwestern corner of the park, affected a number of hydrothermal features in Yellowstone, including its iconic geyserOld Faithful.

Eagle Peak in the Absaroka Range, the highest point in Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.R Lake/U.S. National Park Service

Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.Scenics of America/PhotoLink/Getty Images

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, north-central Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.© magmarcz/Shutterstock.com

Morning Glory Pool hot spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park,

 northwestern Wyoming, U.S.

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Yellowstone National Park: Castle Geyser

Castle Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.© Jason Maehl/Shutterstock.com

Grove of aspen trees in autumn, Yellowstone National Park, northwestern Wyoming, U.S.S. Gniadik/U.S. National Park Service

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Inspiration Grid: Balancing Act: Still Life Photography by ChangKi Chung

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Balancing Act: Still Life Photography by ChangKi Chung                                             Published Sep 4, 2019        

Korean artist and photographer ChangKi Chung creates incredible, gravity-defying still life compositions of stacked fruits and vegetables.More art on the grid via Colossal

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