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NewsHour Weekend full episode April 12, 2020

Apr 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, April 12, worshippers observe Easter Sunday from a distance as stay-at-home orders remain in place globally, and the coronavirus spreads in central Africa, just as the region nearly hit a milestone by defeating the Ebola virus. Also, social “dis-dancing” and the global disco that’s bringing people together. 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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Apr 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, April 11, coronavirus cases in the U.S. grow to more than half a million, some people are turning to social media for financial help during the outbreak, what the data is telling us about being asymptomatic, and keeping the faith during the holidays in changing times. 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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  • 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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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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

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Cases

Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 1,846,680 237.49 421,497 114,090
United States 559,409 1,697.46 33,115 22,071
Spain 166,831 3,542.03 62,391 17,209
Italy 156,363 2,595.52 34,211 19,899
Germany 127,854 1,537.64 52,889 3,022
France 95,403 1,422.31 27,186 14,393
United Kingdom 84,279 1,268.58 10,612
China 82,160 58.6 77,663 3,341
Iran 71,686 860.26 43,894 4,474
Turkey 56,956 684.94 3,446 1,198
Belgium 29,647 2,572.53 6,463 3,600
Netherlands 25,587 1,466.22 2,737
Switzerland 25,398 2,957.88 12,100 1,103
Canada 24,366 641.56 7,172 717
Brazil 22,169 104.9 1,223

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

HOW IT SPREADS

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

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The Washington Post: Coronavirus Updates

Important developments in the coronavirus pandemic

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Friday, April 10, 2020 

By Avi Selk   Email

The latest

The economy is deteriorating “with alarming speed,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell said Thursday, as nationwide quarantines have caused more than 17 million people to file jobless claims and some economists believe we are in a depressionWe report that “the nation has not experienced this magnitude of layoffs and economic contraction since the Great Depression, many experts say, and recovery is unlikely to be swift.”

The collapse is manifesting itself in eye-popping financial reports from states and cities: Illinois owes $8.3 billion in unpaid bills. New York could lose billions in tax revenue. Pennsylvania has stopped paying 9,000 quarantined state employees. Find further details on shortages in other parts of the country, as well as on the split in Congress over what to do about it.

Worried about the economy’s effect on his reelection prospects, President Trump is pushing to send Americans back to work before many health experts believe is safe. He has publicly suggested the worst of the outbreak will soon be over, and has privately asked aides for a strategy to resume business activity by May 1. Read about the White House push to reopen the country.

Lifting quarantines just as they are showing signs of reducing infections would lead to disaster, experts warn, because the United States still lacks the testing capabilities needed to identify and contain new outbreaks. It’s also unclear how Trump would force governors to relax stay-at-home orders in their states.

Ohio is emerging as a model example of how to manage the virus: identify it early, plan for the worst and hope for the best. Gov. Mike DeWine (R) shut down a major convention in early March, before the state had a single confirmed infection, and the Cleveland Clinic began planning to add hundreds of new hospital beds even earlier. That head start appears to be paying off, with Ohio reporting dramatically lower infection and death rates than similarly sized states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois. More on its aggressive strategy here. Then check out a video from the state’s Department of Health that has gone viral as a crystal-clear visualization of how social distancing is meant to fight the virus’s spread.

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·  Analysis: How advocates of a return to normal misrepresent death tolls

·  Rare voices from Iran’s outbreak tell of stumbling government, deluged hospitals

·  The European Union struck a deal to help its worst-hit countries, but still risks fracturing

·  “Speak the truth,” Obama tells mayors in coronavirus address. The biggest mistake any [of] us can make in these situations is to misinform. 

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“The coronavirus started in bats, traveled around the world in people and has also infected felines. Could the corona end up infecting and spreading in our own bat population?”  — Susan Wetmore in Nebraska

Yes it could, and thank you for asking about the bats, which have been unfairly demonized for their role in the virus’s origin story.

The novel coronavirus is a species-hopper. Scientists believe it first incubated inside horseshoe bats in China — which have amazing immune systems that makes them unwitting hosts for many pathogens — and mutated to spread to humans last year.

Since then, the virus has infected at least 1.5 million people, but also some dogs, cats — even a tiger at the Bronx Zoo.

Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is worried the coronavirus could spread to North American bats such as the vesper bat, which last shared a common ancestor with the horseshoe bats of China approximately 50 million years ago. “They are about as different as bats get from one another,” Bruce Patterson, a curator of mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, told The Post.

The chance is fairly low of the virus going full circle — from bats to people then back into bats on the other side of the planet. But, as The Post reports, it would be bad for bats and non-bats alike if it happened.

The North American bat population is already being decimated by an unrelated fungal disease, and their long-distance flight patterns could spread the coronavirus over a huge area if they became incubators.

There could even be a spill-back of [the novel coronavirus] from bats back into humans … which would make eradication of [the virus] unlikely,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service veterinarian Samantha Gibbs wrote in a notice to researchers, asking them to suspend all bat fieldwork, lest an infected scientist sicken a bat. Read the whole story for more.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 The latest

The United States has more confirmed covid-19 deaths than any other nationwith nearly 19,000 fatal cases, including more than 2,000 reported on Friday alone. The country also accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s known infections: about 500,000 out of more than 1.7 million, although all these figures are probably too low due to a general scarcity of coronavirus testing and suspect reports from such countries as China.

U.S. governors have asked Congress for $500 billion in rescue funds, as many states face massive budget shortfalls after paying for the public health responses at the outbreak’s front lines. The economic crisis has also pushed the Postal Service to the brink of collapse, we report in a story about President Trump’s refusal to bail out the mail service.

The IRS has created an online tool to help people who don’t file taxes, such as many Social Security recipients, get their stimulus payments sooner. Payments of up to $1,200 a person will be sent to most people’s bank accounts starting next week, according to the tax agency. Find out more about how you can track your payment.

Another stimulus program to loan $349 billion to small businesses is faltering, The Post reports: “Banks, tasked with disbursing the money, have been confused about the rules, which has delayed lending. Entrepreneurs are reporting troubles applying. And even some who make it through the application process say they’re facing dilemmas about how to use the money.” Read more here.

Concerned that last month’s stimulus package was too generous with unemployment benefits, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has tweaked rules to make it more difficult for gig workers to get money and easier for businesses to avoid paying workers sick and family leave. The full report can be found here.

The pandemic has turbocharged a movement to eliminate SAT and ACT testing requirements for college applicants. Advocates have argued for years that the tests penalize freshmen who lack access to good teachers and prep courses. We report that a record number of schools have made the tests optional in the past few weeks — “actions that could presage a broad shift away from admissions testing in higher education.”

A psychologist explains why the pandemic is making you dream about organizing a duck boat tour at an eerily deserted shopping mall where all the stores are shrouded in wrapping paper, or, you know, whatever’s on your subconscious.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 The latest

The brain trust behind the federal government’s war on the coronavirus is “a bureaucratic nesting doll” of oft-competing task forces that have produced no clear plan to end the crisis, The Washington Post reports. There is the official task force led by Vice President Pence; the “shadow task force” led by presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner; the new “Opening Our Country Council”; and a splinter group of medical professionals. And then there is President Trump, who often overrides and undermines whatever decisions these groups manage to make. Read our story on the problems with this system, based on interviews with 22 White House insiders.

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Your questions, answered

I have heard that pollution has greatly decreased recently as a result of reduced air and vehicular traffic. Is this so? Is the impact large enough to convince those who do not ‘believe’ in global warming to see the wisdom in reducing emissions? — Christine in California

We can’t predict how people will respond to the evidence, but yes, the global economic shutdown appears to be significantly reducing all the muck in the atmosphere.

The notoriously smoggy Los Angeles region has seen marked drops in nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate pollution since residents were ordered to stay at home  — “the longest stretch of ‘good’ air quality in March seen since at least 1995,” The Post writes.

Similar improvements have been mapped in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Ohio Valley and Southwest — and across the world as far away as China. And carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming have temporarily relented, somewhat, after many flights were grounded.

It’s still unclear what this data means for the long-term health of the planet, but if there is any silver lining to the global crisis, it’s been the chance for scientists to study a drastic reduction in pollution in real time. Read our story for more details and check out maps comparing March 2019 to March 2020.

COVID-19 Animation: What Happens If You Get Coronavirus?

Mar 28, 2020  Nucleus Medical Media

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The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Coronavirus Good News Edition

Apr 8, 2020  Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share news stories about a Rhode Island liquor distillery making free hand sanitizer, a bagpipe player celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and a socially distant wedding. Subscribe to Late Night: http://bit.ly/LateNightSeth Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-se… LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Follow Late Night on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LateNightSeth Like Late Night on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LateNightSeth Follow Late Night Instagram: http://instagram.com/LateNightSeth Late Night on Tumblr: http://latenightseth.tumblr.com/ Late Night with Seth Meyers on YouTube features A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy, and topical monologue jokes. GET MORE NBC Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbctv The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Coronavirus Good News Edition- Late Night with Seth Meyers https://youtu.be/aamLkhipjjg Late Night with Seth Meyers http://www.youtube.com/user/latenight…

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Apr 6, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the coronavirus continues its deadly spread across the globe, with U.S. fatalities from the disease surpassing 10,000. Plus: What hospitals across the country are dealing with, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, pregnancy amid a pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Middle East’s fragile health systems brace for COVID-19 and Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. death toll passes 10,000; British prime minister in ICU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCCOv… HHS survey reveals major COVID-19 challenges for hospitals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4YZx… COVID-19 ‘is a test of our humanity,’ says Kentucky governor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biuAA… News Wrap: Atkinson urges other watchdogs not to be silenced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtOwZ… What it’s like to be pregnant during a global pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO2Z2… Pritzker says he hates bidding against other states for PPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FihsV… Middle East’s fragile health care systems brace for COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POJe_… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on postponed 2020 primaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWKQ… 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 April 5, 2020

Apr 5, 2020   PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, April 5, President Trump predicts tough weeks ahead as the death toll from the coronavirus mounts, how the outbreak has forced the medical community to use telehealth, a look at the impact the outbreak may have on science skeptics, and should parents lower the bar while working and caring for their children at home? 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 April 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, April 4, the latest on the coronavirus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the pandemic, the potential consequences of the Trump administration’s rollback of automobile efficiency standards, and what the global slowdown means for air pollution and climate change. 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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Apr 3, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, coronavirus deaths across the U.S. are still accelerating, as economic conditions grow dire. Plus: A conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Chuck Schumer on congressional response to the pandemic, the desperate need for more medical professionals, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks and how these Maryland residents are sewing hope for health care workers. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. economic losses mount, but virus peak still lies ahead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvjJU… Fauci on face masks and staying home as virus spreads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXjRf… News Wrap: 2 members of Kennedy family missing in Maryland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr2pO… Schumer on how to control pandemic-induced recession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHmae… Medical students, retired doctors heed call to service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQQ3E… Shields and Brooks on political lessons from COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXYaT… Mask shortage spurs Americans to take action — by sewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymbpn… 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

Why Trump wants to relax automotive fuel efficiency standards now

Mar 31, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The Trump administration wants to roll back another federal regulation intended to reduce global warming. Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency rules require U.S. vehicles to increase mileage standards by an average of 5 percent per year from 2021 through 2026. Tuesday’s move would reduce the improvement threshold to 1.5 percent. The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin joins John Yang to discuss. 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 Mar 19, 2020  ABC News (Australia)

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

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Worldwide cases

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths

 

 

Worldwide 1,341,907 276,259 74,565

United States

366,153 19,522 10,831

Spain

136,675 40,437 13,341

 

Italy

132,547 22,837 16,523

Germany

103,375 25,280 1,810

China

81,740 77,167 3,331

France

74,390 17,250 8,911

Iran

60,500 24,236 3,739

United Kingdom

51,608 5,373

Turkey

30,217 1,326 649

Switzerland

21,657 8,056 765

Belgium

20,814 3,986 1,632

Netherlands

18,803 1,867

Canada

16,653 3,616 323

Austria

12,297 3,441 220

Brazil

12,056 127 553

Portugal

11,730 140 311

South Korea

10,284 6,598 186

Israel

8,904 670 57

US cases

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths

 

United States

366,153 19,522 10,831
New Jersey 41,090 92 1,003
New York 130,689 13,000 4,758
Michigan 17,221 5 727
Louisiana 14,867 512
Massachusetts 13,837 3,218 260
California 13,438 307 319
Pennsylvania 12,980 162
Florida 12,925 236
Illinois 11,256 274
Washington 7,984 338
Georgia 7,314 229
Texas 7,276 140
Connecticut 5,675 189
Colorado 4,950 140
Indiana 4,944 139
Maryland 4,045 184 91
Ohio 4,043 119

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

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

HOW IT SPREADS

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

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Coronavirus: Photos show deserted lockdown locations at high noon

    2 April 2020

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A market near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq.

Reuters photographers have captured the silent streets and stations of the world amid the lockdown, with each photo taken at midday.

Transport hubs and high streets that were once some of the world’s busiest places are shown nearly deserted amid the many lockdowns happening around the globe owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

All photos were taken at midday on 31 March and feature a wristwatch or clock showing the time.

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Martyrs’ Square in Beirut, Lebanon

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Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

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The Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, London, UK.

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Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US

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The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.

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Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela.

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC

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A Roman theatre in Amman, Jordan.

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TED Talks: Seth Berkley The quest for the coronavirus vaccine?, and  Seth Berkley The troubling reason  why vaccines are made too late if they re made at all

CNN:  CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives his take on why the US has struggled to mount an effective response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Washington Post: Important developments in the coronavirus pandemic by Slack

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 29, 2020

•Mar 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, March 29, the latest on the coronavirus outbreak, how renters are impacted by the pandemic, the complications of the virus for incarcerated people, and welcoming a bundle of joy in trying times. 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 March 28, 2020

Mar 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, March 28, more than 600,000 people around the world are now infected with the coronavirus, the pandemic strains the health care safety net as people file for unemployment by the millions, and will the new federal stimulus package give a boost to the concept of universal basic income? 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

africanews Live

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Started streaming on Jan 15, 2020   Al Jazeera English

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

Started streaming on Mar 19, 2020  ABC News (Australia)

ABC News channel provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad. Including the latest coronavirus updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation. This embedding tool is not for use by commercial parties. ABC News Homepage: http://abc.net.au/news Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

Started streaming on Jan 1, 2020  CNA

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

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Watch Sky News live

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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CTV News Channel ongoing coverage and LIVE updates of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Started streaming on Jan 29, 2020   Roylab Stats

Novel coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases, recovered cases(COVID-19). I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the coronavirus spreading. For anyone that wants to know the numbers and progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. At first, I tried to show only official data from governments without any manipulation. But many people wanted to apply an up-to-date format of data to stream. I added a procedure to manually manipulate data with my computer. After seeing the inflicted countries numbers had sharply increased, I realized that I could no longer keep up with new information from 100 countries. So I made another procedure which enables moderators the ability to manipulate the numbers on screen remotely. Not only the moderators who willingly accepted the hard work, but also everyone that gave us reliable information were able to add streaming data. The role of this streaming is to show basic information to undertand situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites. References: 1. WORLDOMETER: https://www.worldometers.info/coronav… 2. BNO News: https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/02… 3. JHU CSEE: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/ap… 4. 1point3acres (for USA/CAN):https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en 5. RiskLayer (DEU): http://www.risklayer-explorer.com/eve… 6. MorgenPost (DEU): https://interaktiv.morgenpost.de/coro… 7. DXY (CHN): https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneum… 8. J.A.G Japan (JPN): https://jagjapan.maps.arcgis.com/apps… 9. VG (NOR): https://www.vg.no/spesial/2020/corona… 10. Wiki – Brazil page (BRA): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_co… I majored in life science and joined bioinformatics laboratory for master degree. At that time I used python. Since I decided to change my career as dentist, I have been stopped programming for 15 years. Now, I start to learn more about python with googling. Because my job doesn’t allow mistakes, I won’t try something new works. Still I am wondering how can i start this live streaming. Sometimes python program doesn’t work as i intended. If I can devote all my free time to this live stream, I would give more accurate and faster information. But please understand that I can’t manipulate data all day. While I am working and sleeping, data gathering is done automatically. I live in South Korea. At the beginning of streaming, the number of confirmed cases were not so high in South Korea. After sudden appearing local transmission that can’t be trackable, the number has been dramatically increased. Please be warned that COVID-19 is highly contagious disease. Although the stream started off crude and basic, many people have supported me in improving and maintaining this. It is because of your support that I am encouraged to keep streaming. I especially appreciate all moderators for willingly accepting the role. They have given their precious time to making this live stream better – Max Mustermann, Stephanie Hughes, Random, Entrenched Trader, Droid Knight, Craft Fan, Fries, jlpowell73, The NCV, Josh Leathers,The Eldritch God, srpk khin, Hitz1001, Red Chiref, GildArt by Gilda, emmamec, lambi, AmberLeanne, DukeHeart, Green Rock Films, Charlie and amithist57. I hope this live stream can be a useful source of information for you. Please keep track of the numbers that impact you and let them inform the decisions you make when you have to make them. Please take care. Keeping good immunity is very important!!! Please sleep, eat and rest fully for resilience. Keep those affected by this unfortunate outbreak in your thoughts. Data1 – screen numbers https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… Data2 – Daily numbers https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… Eyes_of_Glory/ Heaven_and_Hell / Heaven_and_Hell_Part_2 / Hero_Down/ Into_the_Sky / Lonely_Troutman / Lonely_Troutman_II / Parzival / Mountain/The_Heartache Hero Down: http://incompetech.com/ from www.bensound.com from www.epidemicsound.com

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When will the coronavirus vaccine be ready? Epidemiologist Seth Berkley (head of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance) takes us inside the effort to create a vaccine for COVID-19. With clarity and urgency, he explains what makes it so challenging to develop, when we can expect it to be rolled out at scale and why we’ll need global collaboration to get it done. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 26, 2020)

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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.
 
Live updates Track deaths and confirmed cases in the United States at the county level. Follow the spread of the outbreak around the world with our updating map. Post reporters around the world are publishing live dispatches 24 hours a day. Read live updates about the cases and impact in the D.C. area. How you can help people in needduring the outbreak. Submit a question and The Post may answer it in a future story, live chat or newsletter.
 
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 20 – 23, 2020 and Confronting Coronavirus — A PBS NewsHour Special

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PBS NewsHour full episode, Mar 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S. and the globe, Congress struggles to agree on a relief bill. Plus: What doctors are seeing on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, how to protect health care workers, the threat of pandemic in war zones, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter, the latest from the White House and what to read. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Where are Senate negotiations on next COVID-19 relief bill? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbTt… What doctors are seeing in emergency departments nationwide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OeLi… How hospitals can keep medical workers safe amid pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COv2G… News Wrap: IOC member says Tokyo Olympics will be postponed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbVQn… What virus would mean in current global conflict zones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv3kV… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 race’s pandemic pause https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOD5s… Trump says he’s eager to return U.S. economy to normal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyTR8… Author Ann Patchett on what to read while staying home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6_OS… 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 March 22, 2020

Mar 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, March 22, the latest developments on the coronavirus outbreak, social services adapt to continue to provide for seniors, the psychological toll of social distancing and the trends that researchers are seeing with the pandemic. 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, March 21, 2020

Mar 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, March 21, as the coronavirus spreads hospitals and medical professionals are pushed to capacity, a growing number of cities shut down services, and the music industry deals with cancellations from the outbreak by performing online. 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, Mar 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, more sections of the U.S. shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Plus: The latest from Congress and the White House on pandemic response, Dr. Anthony Fauci provides a public health perspective on the crisis, why the U.S. wasn’t better prepared for coronavirus, the outbreak worsens in the United Kingdom and Shields and Brooks on a historic week. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More states go on lockdown as Trump defends virus response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfdg8… When will U.S. be able to meet demand for COVID-19 tests? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxXJo… Dr. Fauci on what Americans can do to limit pandemic’s harm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vvma… News Wrap: Taliban attack kills at least 17 in Afghanistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMnU0… Why public health hasn’t been a national security priority https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5QDS… Coronavirus pandemic finally hits home for United Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PUt… Shields and Brooks on American life amid a pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVff… 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

WATCH: Confronting Coronavirus — A PBS NewsHour Special

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Novel coronavirus has, in just a few months, grown into a full-blown pandemic. It has stressed governments and health systems around the globe, ended an era of economic expansion and reshaped public life. To offer context around these uncertain times, the PBS NewsHour will air “Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special” on PBS stations across the country on Thursday, March 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET. PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff and our correspondents will shed light on what health precautions everyone should take, as well as the pandemic’s economic impact. The special will feature interviews with officials, dispatches on the crisis from around the world, plus a virtual town hall with curated questions from viewers like you across the United States. 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 To Identify Early Symptoms Of COVID-19 | NBC News NOW

Mar 18, 2020  NBC News

President Trump said that anybody who wants a COVID-19 test can get one. NBC News’ Alexa Liautaud explains the step-by-step process to getting tested for the virus, and why some people are hitting roadblocks. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://apps.nbcnews.com/mobile Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC How To Identify Early Symptoms Of COVID-19 | NBC News NOW

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africanews Live

Started streaming on Feb 20, 2020

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Started streaming on Jan 15, 2020   Al Jazeera English

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

Started streaming on Mar 19, 2020  ABC News (Australia)

ABC News channel provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad. Including the latest coronavirus updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation. This embedding tool is not for use by commercial parties. ABC News Homepage: http://abc.net.au/news Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au

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Global National: March 23, 2020 | Coronavirus crisis leads to more extreme measures around the world

Mar 23, 2020  Global News

Canadian Parliament will be holding an emergency session on Tuesday to pass urgent legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. David Akin and Mercedes Stephenson explain how the Liberal government will table a bill aimed at giving it new, special powers. Also, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a stern warning to Canadians refusing to abide by social distancing guidelines. Mike Le Couteur reports on the prime minister’s message, and what different provinces are doing to get people to stay in their homes. Hospitals across Canada are bracing for the inevitable spike of COVID-19 patients that will strain resources and medical workers. Abigail Bimman reports on Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s message to hospitals. Turning to the United States, New York state has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., while a new outbreak is growing in Louisiana. As Jackson Proskow reports, the White House is facing multiplying, urgent pleas to bail out the economy and the healthcare system. After Canada and Australia refused to send their athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, veteran IOC member Dick Pound said he expects the games will be postponed. Eric Sorensen explains when the next Olympics could be held, and the reaction. Additionally, despite social distancing guidelines to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in the U.K. are still mingling in parks and cramming into commuter trains. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, the British government is preparing to ramp up enforcement. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #GlobalNational

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

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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

Destroyed Habitat Creates the Perfect Conditions for Coronavirus to Emerge

Alexis Huguet Getty Images

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.

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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Australia-based photographer Kristian Laine recently got a glimpse at a particularly special underwater creature: the world’s only known pink manta ray. Spanning about 11 feet and nicknamed Inspector Clouseau after The Pink Panther, the aquatic animal lives near Lady Elliot Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. “I had no idea there were pink mantas in the world, so I was confused and thought my strobes were broken or doing something weird,” Laine told National Geographic.

Project Manta has been studying the male fish since he was discovered in 2015. After conducting a skin biopsy, the organization concluded that the unusual hue is not due to diet or disease but rather is likely a genetic mutation called erythrism, which causes changes in melanin expressions. Most manta rays are black, white, or a combination of the two.

For more of Laine’s underwater shots, follow him on Instagram or Facebook. You also can purchase one of his photographs of Inspector Clouseau and other ocean fish from his shop. (via My Modern Met)

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