Track the Coronavirus with this interactive map

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a live map and dashboard to help you track the global spread of the Coronavirus. The map updates data daily in real-time from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Even as COVID-19 Poses Huge Challenges to Responders, the Risks for Natural Disasters Are Rising

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Abnormally warm sea temperatures are raising the risks for hurricanes, while the central and southeastern U.S. face flooding, and parts of the West are forecast to see heightened wildfire activity. Sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic and the Gulf … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 3 April 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, The closing of the U. S. economy has launched a hundred sub-plots, maybe more.  First, they told us President Trump was a xenophobe for banning flights from China.  Now, however, he didn’t act soon enough!    “If you … Read More

‘Pandemic’ scientist makes breakthrough on Covid-19 cure

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Scientists around the world have been racing to develop treatments, cures and a vaccine for COVID-19, and are getting closer by the day. Jacob Glanville – one of the stars of Netflix documentary Pandemic – runs Distributed Bio, which has been working … Read More

How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to the last pandemic?

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A nurse walking by a triage tent set up outside of the emergency room at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, California on April 30, 2009. The hospital was preparing for a potential flood of patients worried they might have … Read More

Explaining a mass quarantine: What does it mean to ‘shelter in place’? And who has the power to call for it?

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In six counties in and around San Francisco, the government has already called for residents to “shelter in place.” JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON — Six counties in the San Francisco metro area made headlines when they announced Monday they were ordering … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 27 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, The “news” is despicable.  It’s hard to imagine anything less interesting than listening to some doctor speculate.  Especially when they roll out predictions about the number of Americans that will die on account of the scary virus.  … Read More

US overtakes China, Italy in total confirmed coronavirus cases, researchers say

The United States on Thursday overtook China and Italy in confirmed coronavirus cases with over 82,000 in all, a grim milestone reported by Johns Hopkins University researchers. As the U.S. surged up to 82,404 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, it took the number-one spot from … Read More

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