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For what it is worth…Hydroxychloroquine Update For April 6

Coronavirus: Can Japan’s ‘soft lockdown’ stop COVID-19?

In the interest of fairness, it remains to be seen if Sweden sticks to their guns. They have had a lot more deaths per capita then other Nordic countries and a lot more even then the US at this point. I still think they are doing it right for the long term, but it remains to be seen if they can stick to it. Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?

Germany’s coronavirus response: Separating fact from fiction

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Shout it from the roof tops. Divergence of fortunes with nearby Lombardy stems from keeping more patients away from hospitals, experts say

REMEMBERING THE 1957 ASIAN FLU EPIDEMIC

Coronavirus: why the Nordics are our best bet for comparing strategies

China Thought It Had Beaten Coronavirus, But New And Asymptomatic Cases Are Cropping Up

How Misinformation About the U.S. Needing ‘1 Million Ventilators’ Spread

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Most of the mistakes are understandable and likely to be repeated in this country. But there was one really criminal mistake the someone should be shot for. The lessons Italy has learned about its COVID-19 outbreak could help the rest of the world

Azure Cracks, AWS Strong: COVID-19 Stress Tests the Cloud

Only in mice so far. Coronavirus: Potential vaccine generates enough antibodies to fight off virus, first peer-reviewed study suggests

The Wages of Flattening The Curve. Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown amid fear of second wave

Headline Lies. He was shot dead for attacking the police with a scythe. But still the Philippines is being very irrational. Man shot dead for flouting coronavirus rules

Kinda of funny they are destroying the state and yet still letting this happen. Coronavirus News: Social distancing is not happening on the NYC subway

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What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage

France’s coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included

Coronavirus update- TB vaccine in childhood may offer Covid-19 protection: Researchers

Coronavirus cases are increasing so rapidly that one New York nursing home CEO is advising families to take their loved ones home if possible.

Saving Citizens, Killing the Poor: India and COVID-19

what does Iceland‘s unique dataset tell us?

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I wonder how long it will take before the mob forces Medium to take this down: A call to honesty in pandemic modeling

The next big story to come out of Italy. Singing stops in Italy as fear and social unrest mount

I am surprised they have not blinked yet. I don’t know what they think they are accomplishing. They can make every US shale producer go bankrupt but that will not make the tech or the people who know how to do it go away. Saudi Power Play Could Send Oil Below $20 a Barrel for an Extended Period

The bottom line is that most US masks are being sold outside of this country because they can get a better price that way due to US polices. I Spent A Day In The Coronavirus-Driven Feeding Frenzy Of N95 Mask Sellers And Buyers And This Is What I Learned And here is more along the same lines.

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Pertaining to Italy—-The real death toll for Covid-19 is at least 4 times the official numbers

Not a surprise. U of M’s Osterholm says obesity could be deadly factor in U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

This is in the Philippines, but it shows how lock downs can make things worse. Manila port may shut down in 6 days as it gets swamped by undelivered cargo: port authority

France under-reporting its numbers. More than a third of care homes in the Paris region alone are thought to have been affected by coronavirus. But while hospital deaths are recorded in the daily toll of coronavirus, deaths in care homes are not.

Not withstanding the titles, there is still no good evidence that a paper mask protects oneself from a virus that is heavy in the environment as this article itself admits if you read it very carefully. But there is a fair amount of evidence that they help stop the spread to other people. It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

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COVID-19 Deaths in Europe: Excess Mortality is – DOWN?

Italy Risks Losing Grip in South With Fear of Looting, Riots

Comet Atlas is racing toward the inner solar system, and it could become the brightest comet seen in the night sky in over two decades. The comet, discovered by an observatory designed to protect Earth from asteroids, may even be visible during the day just two months from now.

Saudi Arabia to raise oil exports to record high

India earlier this month restricted the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them, including acetaminophen — a common pain reliever. India, the world’s leading supplier of generic drugs, is a key source for active pharmaceutical ingredients used to produce a range of medicines.

Drivers funneled through roadblock by police impostors during COVID-19 Pandemic

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An interesting study. An Italian academic has claimed striking evidence that most people infected with covid-19 show no symptoms but are still able to infect others, which he says has huge implications for testing policy, particularly in hospitals.

how long does the virus survive on surfaces?

We all know how testing makes a difference in the reported death rate. Not talked about is how hard it is to say what the cause of death was. How to understand — and report — figures for ‘COVID deaths’.