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China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

China Using Drones in Increasingly Dystopian Ways to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Authorities in China have deployed drones to combat the spread of coronavirus in a variety of ways since the outbreak began, including disinfectant drones and drones that fly around with a loudspeaker
China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

Health officials in China announced on Friday that the new coronavirus has sickened at least 1,716 health care workers and killed six. Roughly 87 percent of those health workers infected with COVID-19

China finds promising coronavirus treatment in blood plasma from recovered patients

China National Biotec Group claimed that 10 seriously ill patients receiving the treatment improved within 24 hours, with reduced inflammation and viral loads along with better oxygen levels in the

Carnival ship rejected by 5 ports has finally made it into one. Now a new cruise controversy is brewing

Many Thais expressed anger on Twitter after local authorities permitted the Seabourn Ovation to berth at the tourist-hub island of Phuket.
‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Why Covid-19 deaths will keep rising even as the coronavirus outbreak wanes

‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Why Covid-19 deaths will keep rising even as the coronavirus outbreak wanes

Across China, more than 1,300 people have died from the virus and more than 59,000 have been infected, according to authorities.
There's Now an Official Name for the Wuhan Coronavirus Illness

There's Now an Official Name for the Wuhan Coronavirus Illness

The World Health Organization has finally come up with a name for the illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that’s infected at least 40,000 people and killed over 1,000 worldwide.
‘Vastly underestimated:’ Coronavirus outbreak may infect 500,000 in Wuhan alone before it peaks

‘Vastly underestimated:’ Coronavirus outbreak may infect 500,000 in Wuhan alone before it peaks

Currently, the true number of people exposed to the 2019-nCoV virus in Wuhan “may be vastly underestimated,” researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland said in a study published Friday.

These countries have imposed China travel restrictions over the coronavirus

Tighter travel restrictions including quarantines are spreading as worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus accelerate.
Patient Did Not Spread Wuhan Virus Before Showing Symptoms, Experts Say

Patient Did Not Spread Wuhan Virus Before Showing Symptoms, Experts Say

One of the scarier concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus may be overblown. This week, researchers appeared to debunk findings from last week that suggested the virus could spread from people not
That Video of Farts Captured by Thermal Cameras Looking For Coronavirus is Totally Fake

That Video of Farts Captured by Thermal Cameras Looking For Coronavirus is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video of people farting in public, captured by China’s thermal imaging cameras that are on the hunt for coronavirus? It’s completely fake.Read more...
Delta, American, and United Cancel All Flights To and From China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213 [Updated]

Delta, American, and United Cancel All Flights To and From China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213 [Updated]

Delta, American, and United airlines will cancel all flights to and from mainland China as the confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus hits 213 and the number of confirmed cases reaches almost
Getting into China gets more difficult as airlines cancel flights to fight virus spread

Getting into China gets more difficult as airlines cancel flights to fight virus spread

British Airways halted daily routes to Beijing and Shanghai from London’s Heathrow airport, after U.K. officials advised against non-essential travel.
Report: White House Considering Temporary Ban on All U.S.-China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Report: White House Considering Temporary Ban on All U.S.-China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The White House is considering imposing a temporary ban on flights to and from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak centered in Hubei province, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday night, citing a
State Department Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

State Department Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The State Department has urged U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to China amid an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus there that has killed at least a hundred people and has begun to spread across the
How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for the Wuhan Virus?

How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for the Wuhan Virus?

As a newly discovered pneumonia-causing virus threatens to engulf China and spread far beyond its borders, governments and researchers are scrambling to create a preventive vaccine. But will it arrive
China’s coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in a new age of information—and surveillance

China’s coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in a new age of information—and surveillance

People are much more digitally connected today than during the 2003 SARS outbreak. But they're also much more surveilled.
China expands travel lockdown to 40 million people as deadly virus spreads

China expands travel lockdown to 40 million people as deadly virus spreads

China is struggling to contain rising public anger over its response to a spreading coronavirus even as it took unprecedented steps to slow the outbreak, restricting travel for 40 million people on
20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

Two more cities in China are being placed on lockdown in an attempt by Chinese authorities to control the spread of a deadly new virus called 2019-nCoV and avoid a global epidemic. The SARS-like virus
After health expert in China said new coronavirus was "under control," he himself became infected

After health expert in China said new coronavirus was "under control," he himself became infected

Twelve days ago, a Beijing pulmonary expert traveled to Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus, and declared on China Central Television that the outbreak was "under control" and a "mild
Deadly New Virus in China Has Reached the U.S., CDC Reports

Deadly New Virus in China Has Reached the U.S., CDC Reports

What initially appeared to be an isolated, mild outbreak of a pneumonia-causing virus in China has quickly turned for the worse. On Tuesday, U.S. health officials confirmed the first case to have