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Trump Accused the World Health Organization of Helping China Cover Up Coronavirus - vice

Trump Accused the World Health Organization of Helping China Cover Up Coronavirus

Then he threatened to cut off funding. “They’re always on the side of China. And we fund it. So I want to look into it,” Trump said.
vice - 2 hours ago
‘Everything is bulls***’: Ecuador pins 8-year corruption sentence on Correa as dead bodies line the streets amid Covid-19 outbreak - rt

‘Everything is bulls***’: Ecuador pins 8-year corruption sentence on Correa as dead bodies line the streets amid Covid-19 outbreak

Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has been convicted in absentia of bribery and sentenced to eight years in prison while the country languishes in a coronavirus disaster that his successor’s austerity policies exacerbated.
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Is Amazon approaching its breaking point in the Covid-19 crisis? - quartz

Is Amazon approaching its breaking point in the Covid-19 crisis?

The e-commerce giant faces serious discontent from employees at a time when high delivery demands means it needs to be running as smoothly as possible.
quartz - 3 hours ago
First patients admitted to pop-up coronavirus hospital NHS Nightingale - metro

First patients admitted to pop-up coronavirus hospital NHS Nightingale

The hospital was built in just a matter of days inside the ExCel convention centre to help with the growing number of coronavirus patients.
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The U.S. Does Not Have Coronavirus Under Control — Just Ask the Surgeon General - vice

The U.S. Does Not Have Coronavirus Under Control — Just Ask the Surgeon General

“ I won't say we have it under control until we start to see death rates go down, hospitalizations go down and when cases start to go down.”
vice - 4 hours ago
Covid-19 may soon peak in three major US cities. Here’s what that means - quartz

Covid-19 may soon peak in three major US cities. Here’s what that means

New York, Detroit, and New Orleans are expected to hit their peaks in the next week. But that doesn't mean you should stop social distancing yet, no matter where you are.
quartz - 4 hours ago
No Covid-19 fake news on RT, EU accusations are ‘problematic’ – UK watchdog - rt

No Covid-19 fake news on RT, EU accusations are ‘problematic’ – UK watchdog

Claims by the EU diplomatic service that RT is spreading fake news about the coronavirus pandemic are misleading and based on bad methodology, according to a duo of Manchester researchers focused on monitoring RT.
rt - 5 hours ago
Trump administration revokes land from Native Americans who’ve lived there for 12K years - metro

Trump administration revokes land from Native Americans who’ve lived there for 12K years

A letter was signed by 18 members of the House to restore the trust status to the reservation.
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Assange’s life in GRAVE DANGER as first Covid-19 death confirmed in Belmarsh prison — Wikileaks editor-in-chief - rt

Assange’s life in GRAVE DANGER as first Covid-19 death confirmed in Belmarsh prison — Wikileaks editor-in-chief

Conditions in Belmarsh prison, where Julian Assange is held, might be worse than London is willing to admit, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT, adding that Covid-19 could swiftly tear through the facility.
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Trains and automobiles: People start scrambling to leave Wuhan as outbound travel ban is lifted (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - rt

Trains and automobiles: People start scrambling to leave Wuhan as outbound travel ban is lifted (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

People are preparing to leave Wuhan following the lifting of a ban on outbound travel, after more than two months, in the Chinese city where the Covid-19 pandemic began.
rt - 5 hours ago
“You need to be pretty unwell” to be given a ICU bed: A&E doctor Saleyha Ahsan - channel 4

“You need to be pretty unwell” to be given a ICU bed: A&E doctor Saleyha Ahsan

With the Prime Minister still in intensive care in hospital and receiving oxygen treatment, we get a view from a medic who knows what kind of situation he's in.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Acting Navy Secretary Just Resigned After Calling Coronavirus Whistleblower Captain ‘Stupid’ - vice

Acting Navy Secretary Just Resigned After Calling Coronavirus Whistleblower Captain ‘Stupid’

He criticized Capt. Brett Crozier for speaking out about the coronavirus outbreak on his ship.
vice - 6 hours ago
Coronavirus: are there hopeful signs from Europe? - channel 4

Coronavirus: are there hopeful signs from Europe?

Health officials in Europe's two hardest-hit countries believe the spread of the outbreak does appear to be slowing.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Many black Americans more at risk of coronavirus, says US Surgeon General - channel 4

Many black Americans more at risk of coronavirus, says US Surgeon General

The United States Surgeon General has said that many black Americans are at a higher risk for COVID-19 than the rest of the population. Major cities with large African-American communities including New York, Chicago and New Orleans, are hotspots for the virus. Another city, Detroit – already rife with social and economic inequalities – has…
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Heart surgeon dies after contracting coronavirus - channel 4

Heart surgeon dies after contracting coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a highly-regarded heart surgeon who has died after contracting Covid-19 in Wales.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Health workers risking their lives on coronavirus frontline - channel 4

Health workers risking their lives on coronavirus frontline

We applaud them from our windows, we are inspired by their courage: the health care workers thrust into the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, risking their own lives to save others.
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
New data suggests coronavirus deaths could be higher - channel 4

New data suggests coronavirus deaths could be higher

Every day we've been given the official figures for the number of people who've died after testing positive for coronavirus from the Department of Health.
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Coronavirus: why do some people get seriously ill – but not others? - channel 4

Coronavirus: why do some people get seriously ill – but not others?

What happens to patients with coronavirus who end up in hospital - and those like the prime minister who need critical care?
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
How government continues with Prime Minister in intensive care - channel 4

How government continues with Prime Minister in intensive care

Where does Boris Johnson's illness leave the nerve centre of government?
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Boris Johnson still in intensive care – but not on ventilator - channel 4

Boris Johnson still in intensive care – but not on ventilator

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care tonight - closely monitored and getting oxygen treatment.
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Meet the International Team Mapping the Real-Time Spread of the Coronavirus

Meet the International Team Mapping the Real-Time Spread of the Coronavirus

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The researchers of the Open COVID-19 Data Curation Group have seen what's worked in places like South Korea and Hong Kong to stem the spread of coronavirus, and how the U.S. is so woefully behind in its fight.

They've been on the case since the beginning.

Think of their project like Wikipedia, but an open database — curated by volunteers — that instead tracks and maps the real-time spread of COVID-19 around the world.

Since the onset of what has become the COVID-19 pandemic, this international team of over 20 researchers has been aggregating information and developing publicly available datasets to help people study the outbreak as it evolves.

Many of the researchers in the Open COVID-19 Data Curation Group first connected in 2015 while working on a similar project during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But the scale of COVID-19 has already made this latest effort a much larger task.

It's got several goals: inform the public on how this outbreak began, give a real-time look at how the situation is unfolding both locally and globally, and show what's working to stem the spread.

The information is being used by a wide array of individuals and organizations, including the CDC, the European CDC, and the World Health Organization.

“We didn’t necessarily anticipate in early January that this was going to become a pandemic,” said Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute and a member of the collaboration team. Initially the researchers were texting one another almost every hour with developments, he said, but now the project "really is being operated like the large-scale project it has become.”

The project is collaboratively led by Moritz Kramer of the University of Oxford and David Pigott of the University of Washington in Seattle.

Cover: Open COVID-19 Data Curation Group HealthMap

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