COVID-19

More data, but still confusion over how much children spread SARS-CoV-2

Enlarge / A prepandemic summer camp, showing many things that go against current public health guidance. Educational Images It has become abundantly clear that children tend to have less severe cases of COVID-19 and often experience no symptoms whatsoever. That doesn’t mean that there’s no risk—some kids clearly get severely ill, and some have died. …

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‘League of Legends’ championship will start in Shanghai despite pandemic

Riot Games At least one major eSports league is determined to push forward with in-person finals despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will take place in Shanghai between September 25th and October 31st, with the finals held at the new Pudong Soccer Stadium. The developer …

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As COVID-19 rages around the globe, other infectious diseases shrink away

Enlarge / A masked pedestrian crosses an empty street at a usually busy intersection in the Central Business District on February 3, 2020, in Beijing, China. Getty | Keven Frayer Reports of influenza and a host of other infectious diseases have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven people into lockdowns. In many places, social …

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Space Camp needs to raise $1.5 million to survive the pandemic

Space Camp Space Camp and its home, the US Space and Rocket Center museum in Alabama, are in danger of shutting down permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. To save both, center officials have launched a “Save Space Camp” campaign that’s seeking to raise $1.5 million. They’ve already collected $250,000 in donations in the campaign’s …

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Bitcoin’s Current Breakout Sets It up for $28,000, Headed for Six Figures – Max Keiser

Max Keiser has predicted that bitcoin’s current bullish pattern will lead toward a price of $28,000. While the bitcoin bull does not give a timeframe when this is likely to happen, he believes that, thanks to relentless government money printing, the benchmark cryptocurrency will eventually test $100,000. But not before some correction. “$28,000 is in …

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Mounting poisonings, blindness, deaths as toxic hand sanitizers flood market

Enlarge / Hand sanitizer being applied to a person’s hand. Getty | Leopoldo Smith The Food and Drug Administration is renewing warnings this week of dangerous hand sanitizers as it continues to find products that contain toxic methanol—a poisonous alcohol that can cause systemic effects, blindness, and death. The agency’s growing “do-not-use list” of dangerous …

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States are running out of doctors and nurses as COVID-19 surges

Enlarge / Clinicians care for a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at El Centro Regional Medical Center in hard-hit Imperial County on July 21, 2020 in El Centro, California. Getty | Mario Tama It’s not just beds and medical supplies—hospitals in multiple states are running low on doctors and nurses to tend …

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Ignorance and Greed Sustain Cryptocurrency Scams in Nigeria

Nigeria is not only Africa’s biggest cryptocurrency market but is also a leading adopter of digital currencies globally. Official figures show the country is well ahead of fellow African countries. Citizens of the West African state use cryptocurrencies for cross border payments as well as for international remittances among many growing use cases. However, this …

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Americans to Buy Bitcoin With Their Second Stimulus Checks After Initial Investment Turned in 50% Profit

U.S. investors may be planning to use their second $1,200 stimulus money to buy bitcoin – again. The U.S. government is, on Monday, expected to approve plans for this second payout, White House officials have confirmed. The bailout is intended to cushion families against the covid-19 fallout. Instead of buying groceries or paying rent, many …

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First US Phase III trial for COVID-19 vaccine begins

Enlarge / A research associate works at the Moderna Therapeutics Inc. lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bloomberg/Getty Images Moderna has given the first doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to participants in what will be a 30,000-person trial, as the United States moved into a new phase of the race to develop a vaccine by the …

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