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Facebook is wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Facebook is blocking users from posting some legitimate news articles about the coronavirus in what appears to be a bug in its spam filters. On Tuesday, multiple Facebook users reported on Twitter that they found themselves unable to post articles from certain news outlets including Business Insider, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, and the Times of Israel. It’s not clear exactly what has gone wrong, and Facebook did not respond to a request for comment. In the face of the mounting COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook has sent many of its content moderators home, saying it will rely more on automated software instead. Alex […]

Coronavirus will bankrupt more people than it kills — and that’s the real global emergency

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Coronavirus’s economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public. If the virus does directly affect your life, it is most likely to be through stopping you going to work, forcing your employer to make you redundant, or bankrupting your business. The wiped from financial markets this week will be just the beginning, if our governments do not step in. And if President Trump continues to stumble in his handling of the situation, it may well affect his chances of re-election. Joe Biden in particular has identified Covid-19 as a weakness for Trump, promising “” leadership during […]

Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about coronavirus outbreak on aircraft carrier

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The Navy announced it has relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000, was relieved of his command Thursday, but he will keep his rank and remain in the Navy. This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service Crozier raised the alarm this week, sending a strongly worded letter to Navy leadership that detailed his concerns about the spread of the virus on the ship. The letter leaked to the media and generated a […]

Coronavirus: Pregnant women now part of most ‘at risk’ group says Boris Johnson – Mirror Online

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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice Pregnant women will be told to stay at home for 12 weeks after being added to the ‘at risk’ list in new coronavirus guidance issued by the government. It is the first time the government have officially grouped pregnant women with the elderly and more vulnerable. Public Health England chief medical officer Chris Whitty said a particular risk to pregnant women had not been identified but the measures were […]

Trump says coronavirus crisis could last until July or August – CBS News

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Washington — President Trump said the coronavirus outbreak could last into the summer, perhaps as long as August, an indication that the widespread nationwide slowdown in response to the virus is just beginning. Mr. Trump also didn’t rule out further quarantines or curfews in the future, as he rolled out new 15-day guidelines for everyday American life.  “They think August, it could be July,” he said at a press briefing Monday, referring to members of the White House task force. “Could be longer than that. But I’ve asked that question many, many times.” Mr. Trump also admitted that the country […]

DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency – Rolling Stone

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The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally-protected rights during coronavirus and other emergencies, according to a report by Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan. While the asks from the Department of Justice will likely not come to fruition with a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives, they demonstrate how much this White House has a frightening disregard for rights enumerated in the Constitution. The DOJ has requested Congress allow any chief judge of a district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or […]

Millions of asthma patients should cut down on socialising for weeks to avoid serious coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

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Millions of asthma patients and any Britons who get the flu jab on the NHS should cut down on socialising to avoid serious illness caused by the coronavirus, a top doctor has warned.  The NHS deems adults with long term conditions, including respiratory diseases, necessary to receive a free flu jab every winter. Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, said the advice to social distance for those high risk groups was ‘very strong’.  It follows the Governments advice that those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus should be particularly stringent in following social distancing […]

Coronavirus: Amazon suspends all warehouse shipments except medical supplies and ‘high-demand’ products | The Independent

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Amazon has temporarily suspended the shipment of all items from independent merchants to its warehouses that are not medical supplies or “high-demand” products.  This temporary suspension will go through 5 April as the e-commerce giant prioritises products relating to combating the growing coronavirus pandemic.  Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines “We are temporarily prioritising household staples, medical supplies and other high-demand products coming into our fulfilment centres so we can more quickly receive, restock, and ship these products to customers,” an Amazon spokesperson told the Independent. “We understand this is a change […]

Top Democrats say they’re not yet ready to sign off on coronavirus stimulus package

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Top Democrats said Sunday they’re not yet ready to sign off on the major coronavirus stimulus package — and will be preparing their own legislation — as Congress attempts to ready the bill for passage as soon as Monday. Just prior to an 11 a.m. meeting between the top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters “from my standpoint, we are apart.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters ahead of the meeting that “we need a bill that puts workers first, not corporations” and declined to say […]