Sunday, March 29, 2020

Business and Politics

Business

At this Milwaukee factory, orders for hospital wipes are up—as are daily temperature checks

Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, Julie Graverson stood behind a plexiglass barrier to monitor each employee at Sellars Absorbent Materials as they got their temperature taken.  So far during the […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield sits after a meeting with nursing industry representatives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about the COVID-19 pandemic March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Politics

Trump sidelines the CDC during COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s ego or internal politics, it’s bad

Trump has included some public health experts in his ego-driven coronavirus briefings, to be sure. But Frieden and other experts agreed that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Anthony Fauci and Amb. Deborah Birx don’t make up for the absence of the CDC. “Clearly, we have heard a lot from Tony Fauci. But I think […]

Politics

SEC releases rules on crowdfunding, pegs paid-up capital at N100m –

Nigerian Stock Exchange The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released proposed rules for crowdfunding to foster economic development and to deepen the capital market. The rule obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday showed that the required minimum paid-up capital for operating a crowdfunding portal was pegged at N100 […]

Business

There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now

As the world mobilizes to contain the coronavirus and its fallout, we can’t lose sight of the bigger, equally alarming picture: The next pandemic is only a matter of time. The U.S. needs to start preparing for it as soon as possible.  The global outbreak of COVID-19 is in no way an anomaly. Today, infectious […]

Business

The best books to read while social distancing, according to Fortune staff

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus and its impact on global business. Many of us have extra time on our hands right now while practicing social distancing. You might want to use this extra time for learning. Or you might just want an escape. Reading books can […]

Health News

Health Men

Doctor Mike Interviews COVID-19 Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci

Health Women

Day 1? Starting your weight loss journey on Sunday, 29 March 2020? Start here! : loseit

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Health Men

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Strike an ‘Iceberg’ Earlobe Cyst

Matthias KulkaGetty Images In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops an iceberg-like ear cyst. The cyst is comparable to an iceberg because there’s more underneath the surface than you’d expect. The cyst is likely epidermoid cyst, which contains a collection of wet dead skin cells and keratin. Iceberg, dead ahead! In a new […]

Health Men

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Pop a ‘Dust Bunny’ Out of an Armpit Cyst

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a cyst buried in a patient’s armpit. The cyst’s contents are gray-hued like a little dust bunny, which Dr. Lee says is because of the melanin content in the patient’s skin. The cyst is likely an epidermoid cyst, which contains a collection of wet dead skin […]

Health Men

How One Couple Overcame Their Fear of Germs Amid Coronavirus

I might not be a marriage expert, but I will say this: the second “that was only 17 seconds” leaves your mouth, you’ll realize it’s not just coronavirus germs being flushed down the sink drain. No, that whooshing sound is your partner’s last shard of goodwill sliding out via the plumbing. Here’s the deal: I […]

Technology

Technology

Spaces app enables folks to attend Zoom meetings in VR

A new PC VR app called Spaces enables users to join Zoom meetings and other video calls from within VR. The app was developed in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many people around the world working from home and using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom. Spaces enables a user to join […]

Technology

UK government must act to help start-ups

The writer is chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory and Firstminute Capital The devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on UK tech start-ups came home to me this week in a telephone call with a brilliant female founder, who was herself sick in bed with the disease. Based outside of London, her company, which provides […]

Technology

How coronavirus is boosting booze, weed, and other vice industries

While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand. The increased traffic spans bicycle stores, video-based social networking, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, “vice industries.” With social-distancing and self-isolation widely acknowledged as the best ways to counter the spread of COVID-19, demand for goods such […]

Technology

A Cosmonaut Shares 5 Tips on How to Stay Sane in Quarantine

With more than third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up. But being quarantined can be “a good thing” and something “to enjoy,” says veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.   The 61-year-old, who has made five flights to space […]

Technology

China and Huawei propose reinvention of the internet

China has suggested a radical change to the way the internet works to the UN, in a proposal that claims to enable cutting-edge technologies such as holograms and self-driving cars but which critics say will also bake authoritarianism into the architecture underpinning the web.  The telecoms group Huawei, together with state-run companies China Unicom and China […]

Technology

Trump’s US Space Force makes FIRST launch successfully as satellite lifts off into orbit

SPACE Force has successfully launched its first mission since its establishment as a US military service. Yesterday saw the blast off of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket with a billion-dollar jam resistant satellite onboard. 7 The rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in FloridaCredit: Alamy Live News 7 Its mission is […]

Travel

What ‘Walden’ Can Tell Us About Social Distancing and Life’s Essentials

Seeking to bend the coronavirus curve, governors and mayors have told millions of Americans to stay home. If you’re pondering what to read, it’s easy to find lists featuring books about disease outbreaks, solitude and living a simpler life. But it’s much harder to find a book that combines these themes. As the author of […]

What Happens When a Pandemic Hits Mid-Way Through Your Cross-Country Paddle?

Neal Moore has spent much of the last few years trying to paddle west to east across the United States. In 2018 he made it more than 1,700 miles, bucking historic high water up the Columbia River and crossing the continental divide before calling it quits in North Dakota. He’d lost his canoe and most […]

The Yellowstone River Was Nearly Dammed—This Is Why it Wasn’t

If you’ve ever been to Montana’s Paradise Valley, especially in early fall, well, you know why it’s called Paradise Valley. What you might not know is that valley was once slated to be underwater with the damming of the mighty Yellowstone River. The Allenspur Dam, as it would have been called, was resisted by conservationists […]