Friday, April 3, 2020

UK & Europe

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…

Why evaluating coronavirus outbreaks in distinct countries can be misleading

(CNN)Why is the death rate so low in Germany? How come the UK has comparatively fewer cases than elsewhere? And what's going on in Russia?An online map of global coronavirus cases, compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), is, according to the university, being viewed more than 1 billion times every day by people who want…

Self-reporting app for Covid-19 signs or symptoms for United kingdom study sees 650k downloads in 24 hrs

One of the big challenges (among many) with the coronavirus pandemic is that overwhelmed health services do not always know how best to deploy the limited resources they have to meet the demand of people falling ill with COVID-19. For example, we know that more ventilators and beds will be needed, but where specifically are…

Coronavirus: Europe plans comprehensive border closure in virus battle – BBC News – BBC Information

7.08M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Mar 17, 2020The European Commission is planning to ban all…

British isles and Eire extra to US travel ban amid COVID-19 considerations

In a press conference yesterday, featuring a parade of executives from companies like CVS and Target, Trump hinted at the possibility of adding the U.K. and Ireland to a growing list of countries banned from U.S. travel. During a followup presser today helmed by Presidential COVID-19 point person, Mike, Pence, the additions were made official.…

Fb Lowers Movie Quality In Latin The usa, Next Europe

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Virus isolation for Uk over-70s ‘within weeks’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock: "Getting through this is going to be a national effort"Every Briton over the age of 70 will be told "within the coming weeks" to stay at home for an extended period to protect themselves from coronavirus.When it happens, they will be asked to stay home…

British isles is advising towards all travel to the US amid the coronavirus pandemic

The U.K. government is advising citizens and residents against all travel to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a brief statement, the U.K. Foreign Office said it is “advising against all but essential travel to the USA,” a day after the U.S. government expanded its list of countries whose nationals are effectively…

LetsBeatCOVID.web launches to observe the spread of the Coronavirus in the Uk/US

A startup behind one of the world’s most successful tech platforms for doctors has launched a new initiative to try and track the spread of the Coronavirus, initially in the UK but soon in the US. Developed by MedShr – the app used by a million doctors to aid them in the diagnostic process –…

Airbnb expands cancellation coverage to cover stays affected by coronavirus

The company added that it was aware this could hurt hosts who depend on Airbnb for income, but believed it had to "find a balance" between those hosts and supporting the "well-being" of guests.To some degree, Airbnb didn't have much choice. With many countries discouraging travel or in some cases issuing temporary bans (such as…

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Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

Enigmatic circles of mammoth bones in eastern Europe date to Ice Age

No bones about it — New dating reveals that people survived in Russia as the last Ice Age closed in. Kiona N. Smith - Mar 23, 2020 2:44 pm UTC Alexander PryorAs the last Ice Age tightened its hold on Europe, a group of people living near the Don River piled dozens of mammoth bones…