Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?

Covid-19 will become a pandemic. We don't yet know how severe it will be, nor do we know if the virus will spread to all continents, but it's already spreading widely in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and elsewhere -- and thousands of undetected and infectious patients have been and continue to travel around the world.
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Matthew FeeneyDeadly misinformation spread across social media long before COVID-19 emerged, but amid the ongoing pandemic attempts to tackle such content are once again in the limelight. These efforts provide an opportunity for classical liberals to emphasize the importance of freedom of association and to prepare for discussions about how private institutions handle misinformation amid a  crisis.Too often we think of the freedom of speech to be a  freedom that protects speakers from government censorship. And while the freedom to speak is a necessary condition for a functioning liberal society it&rsqu...
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Another set of Central Ohio employers has announced plans to cut or furlough jobs this week. Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) joined the region's other publicly traded apparel companies in announcing furloughs as its stores stay closed indefinitely. According to a news release, "most store associates and a number of corporate associates" will be furloughed, with halts to both hiring and merit ra ises as well. The company has 16,000 employees, about 3,200 of whom are full-time. "The specific actions that…
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Walmart Inc. said it will begin screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms as they report to work, including taking their temperature, and will send them home with pay and encourage them to seek medical treatment if they are symptomatic. Walmart, along with other providers of groceries and household items, is considered an essential business while other retailers have shut down during the pandemic. This comes as workers at companies including Amazon-owned Whole Foods and grocery delivery service…
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US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 860,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Spain and RussiaUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesLatest developments at a glanceThe most extreme lockdown controls around the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage3.34pmBSTAbout 8 million more people in the Arab world will be plunged into poverty by the economic spasm caused by the Covid-19 crisis, leading to a likely 2 million becoming undernourished, the UN ’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia says.ESCWA said that a lack of social security in many Arab countries will lea...
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Hello, I hope you are all safe and in good health. I am currently working as a research assistant for a company that creates/publishes psychological assessments. I have noticed that my company and others like it are producing more online assessment tools and have doubled down on these efforts in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. As an aspiring Clinical Psychologist, I am wondering what companies like mine can do to support the field in times like this. I would love to advocate for my... Impact of COVID-19 on Assessment and Future of the Field
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Cigarette maker says tobacco plants offer potential for faster and safer drug developmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish American Tobacco, the maker of brands including Lucky Strike, Dunhill, Rothmans and Benson&Hedges, has said it has a potential coronavirus vaccine in developmentusing tobacco plants.BAT has turned the vast resources usually focused on creating products that pose health risks to millions of smokers worldwide to battling the global pandemic.Continue reading...
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Credit: UN Population Fund (UNFPA)By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 1 2020 (IPS) What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? It is difficult to make predictions, because much will depend on the spread of the disease, especially in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and the measures various Governments will take in the coming weeks and months.  This two part article looks at possible economic impacts and what actions may be required to minimize disruptions on the poor and vulnerable. The first part looks at short term actions, whereas the second ...
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The NHS and the country is facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We’re going to need the skills and experience of everyone who can offer them to come through this challenge. Before working for UNISON, I worked as a nurse in a critical care rapid response team. So now I’m going back into the NHS to provide cover and help my colleagues during this emergency. We’re going to see big numbers of very sick people coming into hospitals and we need to support each other to deal with this as well as possible. Retired healthcare workers have been asked if they can consider comin...
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(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year in comments suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the new coronavirus pandemic. In February, the kingdom took the extraordinary decision to close off the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to foreigners over the virus, a step which wasn’t taken even during the 1918 flu epidemic that killed tens of millions worldwide. Restrictions have tightened in the kingdom as it grapples with over 1,500 confirmed cases of the new virus. The kingdom has reported 10 ...
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