Lately, we've seen an anecdotal downwards movement in price, across all laptop brands, caused by the current global situation, disruptions in the supply chain and the overnight closures of physical stores that is driving more people away from brick and mortar to online retailers. … [Read more...] about The cheapest Intel Core i7 laptop in the whole world is an HP business notebook
That’s consistent with recent research done around the world showing that people with mild or no symptoms could be driving outbreaks. Studies show that they have high levels of the virus in their noses and throats and that people appear to be more infectious earlier in the course of their illness before significant symptoms may have developed. COVID-19 is an unusual illness in that respect. When the virus first appeared, experts — including Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — stressed that asymptomatic cases haven’t been the main driver in other outbreaks of respiratory diseases. … [Read more...] about Nursing home residents tested positive for the coronavirus before showing symptoms
No one seems interested in a legal fight The legal basis for the Open Library's lending program may be even shakier now that the Internet Archive has removed limits on the number of books people can borrow. The benefits of this expanded lending during a pandemic are obvious. But it's not clear if that makes a difference under copyright law. "There is no specific pandemic exception" in copyright law, Grimmelmann told Ars. … [Read more...] about Internet Archive offers 1.4 million copyrighted books for free online
Although there is some evidence that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can persist in aerosols—fine particles that remain suspended in air—aerosol transmission is likely rare, says Arnold Monto, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It’s mostly spread by larger droplets, “and we know that standard surgical face masks will have a modest effect on that kind of transmission,” he says. “When you combine [masks] with other approaches, then they may make a difference.” … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?