On the day Trump held his press conference, there were 2,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Two weeks later, there are more than 85,000, the most of any country in the world. If infections keep growing at this rate — roughly 35 percent each day — the next two weeks will put us over 5 million. An optimistic 1 percent mortality rate would project 50,000 dead from those infections alone, roughly the number of enlisted US soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. … [Read more...] about We’re still waiting for Trump’s coronavirus testing system
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If dealing with the effects of coronavirus has put you behind schedule for preparing and paying your taxes this year, the US Treasury will give you 91 more days to pay your federal taxes without a penalty. You'll now have until July 15 to file your tax returns, whether you're an individual, trust and estate, corporation and other noncorporation. You can also request an extension beyond July 15. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pushes back tax day: How to get an extension to July 15
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?
As you can expect, this has hurt Huawei's sales in the west tremendously. Huawei was never a big player in North America, but in places like the U.K or Germany, the company moves a lot of phones. Or at least it used to. It turns out that people don't care for Android phones without Google's services and Huawei's attempt isn't winning hearts and minds. Or phone sales. … [Read more...] about What’s bad for Huawei is good for companies like Xiaomi and Oppo
In the video, he advises people to spend as little time in the grocery store as possible, to wipe down shopping carts with disinfectant, and to go shopping for those older than 60 years old, as they might have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC). … [Read more...] about Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.