Daily Archives: March 21, 2020

Clearer water, cleaner air: The environmental effects of coronavirus

FRANCE 24 English

Mar 20, 2020

How do I know if I have coronavirus? – BBC News

BBC News

Mar 21, 2020

People who are showing particular symptoms are being told to self-isolate in order to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

In the UK, if you have a fever or a persistent cough, you should stay at home for seven days. The people you live with should stay at home for 14 days, and have food and medicine delivered.

But how do you know if you’re just ill, feeling a bit ropey or if you have the symptoms of coronavirus? What do the symptoms of coronavirus feel like?

BBC News’ Health and Science Reporter, Laura Foster, takes a look.

Trump Irresponsible, Dangerous w/Lies & Happy Talk On Fed. Coronavirus Help | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Mar 21, 2020

Rachel Maddow reviews the empty promises and overpromises Donald Trump has made about the federal response to the coronavirus crisis and points out that his repeated lies and misinformation are not harmless when the stakes are as high as they are with this epidemic, and the media should consider not airing his press conferences live. Aired on 03/20/2020.

Trump throws tantrum over question about coronavirus fears: ‘You’re a terrible reporter’

Guardian News

Mar 20, 2020

Donald Trump has hit out at NBC’s Peter Alexander after the reporter asked the president if he was being too positive about drugs and therapies that have not been clinically trialled to help with Covid-19. Trump defended his approach and said the journalist asked a ‘nasty question’, calling him a ‘terrible reporter’. He also attacked NBC and Comcast

Coronavirus: Donald Trump steps up attacks on China and the media

Guardian News

Mar 19, 2020

The US president has sought to deflect criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic by attacking China and the media for their coverage of it. Speaking at his daily taskforce briefing, Trump accused Beijing of suppressing early information about the spread of the virus in Wuhan, and the media of corruption. ‘They’re siding with China,’ he said. ‘It’s more than fake news; it’s corrupt news.’

Is Trump blaming China for COVID-19? You decide

CGTN America

Mar 18, 2020

At today’s presser on the #coronavirus in the U.S., President Donald Trump mentioned China at least 14 times related to attributing and not attributing blame. Is Trump blaming China for #COVID19? Watch and decide for yourself.

China: The U.S. has wasted precious time China has bought

CGTN America

Mar 20, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump continues to call #covid19 the “Chinese Virus”. Here’s how China is responding.

You’re a terrible reporter: Trump tells journalist over coronavirus questions


Mar 21, 2020

On March 20, U.S. President Donald Trump called an NBC journalist a “terrible reporter” after he asked the president what message he had for scared Americans because of the coronavirus outbreak.

How human activity impacts the planet’s ecology and leads to viral outbreaks

Democracy Now!

Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 cases are spiking around the world, with more than 250,000 cases as of Friday and more than 10,000 deaths. Dr. Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, says the coronavirus and other similar outbreaks are a result of humans changing the planet’s ecology. She says the destruction of natural habitats and people moving into closer contact with animal species leads to such deadly pathogens jumping to humans. The coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world, officially known as SARS-CoV-2, is believed to have originated in bats. “We have changed the ecology of how we live with animals,” Dr. Barry says. “Climate change, deforestation and changing ecology is crucial for how we have animal and human ecology change.”

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. – POLITICO



03/19/2020 07:30 PM EDT

For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, and even to the language we use.

Politico Magazine surveyed more than 30 smart, macro thinkers this week, and they have some news for you: Buckle in. This could be bigger.

A global, novel virus that keeps us contained in our homes—maybe for months—is already reorienting our relationship to government, to the outside world, even to each other. Some changes these experts expect to see in the coming months or years might feel unfamiliar or unsettling: Will nations stay closed? Will touch become taboo? What will become of restaurants?

But crisis moments also present opportunity: more sophisticated and flexible use of technology, less polarization, a revived appreciation for the outdoors and life’s other simple pleasures. No one knows exactly what will come, but here is our best stab at a guide to the unknown ways that society—government, healthcare, the economy, our lifestyles and more—will change.

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