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5 Key Facts The White House Isn't Saying About Their COVID-19 Projections

The Trump administration's strategy for ending the current wave of coronavirus infections relies on a model that appears to count on several important assumptions. We look at why that matters.

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Sanders Calls On Wisconsin To Delay Election As Governor Calls Up National Guard

Despite the coronavirus outbreak and a dire shortage of poll workers, Wisconsin is still going forward with a statewide election on April 7.

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The Science Behind A 14-Day Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

What's behind the "14-days of self-quarantine" guidance after exposure to someone with COVID-19 or after travel from a place with high numbers of cases? Think of yourself as a potential incubator.

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In 'Big Adjustment,' Some European Countries Push For Residents To Wear Masks

Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have issued strong recommendations or orders for people to don face coverings in certain public places — though lots of their neighbors continue to disagree.

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Colleges Go Test-Optional After SAT, ACT Are Called Off

More than a dozen colleges have dropped testing requirements for admission, with one school citing "unprecedented obstacles and disruptions" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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FEMA Hadn't Ordered Ventilators. Manufacturers Forged Ahead Anyway

Medical technology companies — sometimes working with carmakers — have been massively increasing production of ventilators. For two weeks, they've been working without government contracts in hand.

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Solo Para Chicos y Chicas: Un Cómic Sobre El Nuevo Coronavirus

Quizás has oído la palabra "coronavirus" en la red o la televisión. Seguramente tienes muchas preguntas. Fijate en nuestro cómic para saber las respuestas.

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U.S. Military In South Korea Faces Double Blow Of Korean Staff Furloughs And COVID-19

Due to an impasse over defense cost sharing, the U.S. military has furloughed thousands of Korean employees. The furloughs come as U.S. forces in South Korea grapple with cases of COVID-19 infection.

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Factories Feel The Coronavirus Slump

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on the nation's factories. Manufacturing activity slumped in March as the virus cut into both supply and demand.

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Nearly Half A Million Companies In Germany File For State Funds To Pay Workers

As Europe's largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of employees.

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Hospital Workers: Tell Us Your Coronavirus Experience

NPR is seeking health care providers working in hospitals to document their personal experiences working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coast Guard Tells Cruise Ships With COVID-19 Cases To Stay Away From U.S. Ports

By registering ships in the Bahamas and other countries, many companies can avoid U.S. laws. The Coast Guard says they should seek medical aid from those countries rather than rely on the U.S.

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Biden Says It's 'Hard To Envision' Democratic Convention As Planned

So far, neither major party has announced changes to their plans to hold traditional conventions this summer, despite ongoing public health restrictions on large gatherings.

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The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:30
A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day vulnerabilities.
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28 College Students Who Chartered A Spring Break Plane To Mexico Now Have Coronavirus

All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights – widening the potential spread of infection.

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The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:00
For some longtime preppers, it's not all about bunkers and power generators.
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Klotho and Lina

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:33
Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - April 2020

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter who criticized the Iranian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been arrested and banned from social media.
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The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
To protect governments as well as people’s rights from coronavirus, we need to use tech as a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.
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Now Might Be the Time People Need ASMR Most

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
It can replicate a sense of being touched, even when there’s no one around. As the world self-isolates, that feeling is more important than ever.
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