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Health News & Tech News from China…

Disinfecting robots, smart helmets, thermal camera-equipped drones and advanced facial recognition software are all being deployed in the fight against Covid-19 at the heart of the outbreak in China. President Xi Jinping has called on the country’s tech sector to help battle the epidemic.  Healthcare tech is also being used to identify coronavirus symptoms, find new treatments and monitor the spread of the disease, which has so far infected more than 90,000 people worldwide. But is it up to the job? Robots to the rescue Several Chinese firms have developed automated technologies for contactless delivery, spraying disinfectants and performing basic
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Battling coronavirus-misinformation in the age of social media…

Public health professionals trying to provide the nation with facts about the spread of coronavirus are battling a wave of misinformation, as they wrestle with the first major British health crisis of the smartphone era. Officials are providing regular updates to the media on the spread of the infection, but at the same time half-truths about the best way to treat the illness are already going viral on WhatsApp and other messaging services. Some are suggesting dubious herbal remedies, while one viral message – which claims to be advice from an uncle who is a Chinese doctor – mixes standard
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Is coronavirus worse than the regular flu?

Is coronavirus worse than the regular flu? Coronavirus is spread through close contact with an infected person (Picture: EPA) The coronavirus outbreak spread across the world hard and fast, and with the chaos has come much speculation. Among it is the claim coronavirus is no different from the seasonal flu and both infectious respiratory illnesses should be treated the same. Both viruses share the similar symptoms – including a fever, cough and sore throat – and are airborne, spread through cough droplets of an infected person – but should we be more worried about coronavirus than we are about the
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Coronavirus will have a profound impact on the UK, says Jeremy Hunt

Coronavirus will have a profound impact on the UK, says Jeremy Hunt The former health secretary told LBC that coronavirus will have a profound impact on the UK. Speaking to Nick Ferrari, he said: “We are in a moment of absolute crisis. A woman wearing a mask at London’s Leicester Square underground station as the first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wales and two others have been identified in England – bringing the total number in the UK to 19. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor / PA images via Getty Images) A woman wearing a mask in China Town,
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Brighton and Crystal Palace players defy coronavirus fears with handshake before game and holding hands with mascots

Brighton and Crystal Palace players defy coronavirus fears with handshake before game and holding hands with mascots BRIGHTON and Crystal Palace players showed no coronavirus concerns ahead of their lunchtime clash. Players stepped out onto the field holding the hands of mascots before greeting each other with handshakes before kick-off. Players and officials showed no concerns over the coranavirus BT Sports A number of Premier League clubs are taking extra precautions to limit any risk of the virus spreading among squads. West Ham boss David Moyes has banned handshakes, forcing players to fist-bump and use anti-bacterial hand gel in a
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The Ethiopians returning home to start businesses – GlobalBiz News

The Ethiopians returning home to start businesses – BBC News Hundreds of Ethiopians who have been living abroad are returning to the country, following reforms brought in by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.  Mr Abiy’s ambitious reforms include changing the law to enable more Ethiopians living abroad to come back and help rebuild the economy. For years, Ethiopia’s economy has been tightly controlled by the state and closed to many international investors.  About two million Ethiopians live in the diaspora, the government estimates.  About half of those displaced Ethiopians have found new homes in the US, particularly in Washington DC, which
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Alexandre Lacazette: the forward will not push to leave if Arsenal fails to reach the Champions League

Alexandre Lacazette: the forward will not push to leave if Arsenal fails to reach the Champions League   Alexandre Lacazette has scored 33 Premier League goals in 86 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Lyon in 2017 Alexandre Lacazette will not push to leave Arsenal if they do not qualify for the next Champions League season. When asked if his contract had a safeguard clause for such a scenario, the France striker said he didn’t know. “I have a contract with the club, so I don’t make sense to leave,” he said. “Everyone is happy with me at the club.”
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JP Morgan economists warn of ‘catastrophic’ climate change 🌍💼📰

JP Morgan economists warn of ‘catastrophic’ climate change – Human life “as we know it” could be threatened by climate change, economists at JP Morgan have warned. In a hard-hitting report to clients, the economists said that without action being taken there could be “catastrophic outcomes”. The bank said the research came from a team that was “wholly independent from the company as a whole”. Climate campaigners have previously criticised JP Morgan for its investments in fossil fuels. The firm’s stark report was sent to clients and seen by BBC News. While JP Morgan economists have warned about unpredictability in
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And now King of the World 👑 🌍

Tyson Fury produced the most destructive performance of his boxing life to end Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight world champion in seven thrilling rounds of their Las Vegas rematch. The Briton, 31, pummelled his rival in a way few could have imagined following their 2018 draw, flooring him in the third and fifth rounds while constantly backing up the most-feared puncher in the division in a way no-one has done before. A jab and right hand – the combination with which Wilder has wiped men out repeatedly – sent the American down in the third, stunning the MGM
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JPMorgan plots launch of digital consumer bank in Britain 🇬🇧 🏦 📰

JPMorgan plots launch of digital consumer bank in Britain | JPMorgan Chase, the world’s biggest lender by market capitalisation, is close to making a stunning entry into Britain’s personal banking market. Sky News has learnt that the New York-listed behemoth will launch a range of savings and loan products using the Chase brand in the UK in the next few months. The move will represent one of the most significant new entries into the consumer banking sector since the 2008 financial crisis, and could spark a new price war among lenders already struggling to deal with a protracted period of
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US business levels fall sharply amid coronavirus 🇺🇸🌍📰

US business levels fall sharply amid coronavirus – Business activity in the US service sector fell last month for the first time since 2013, hurt by the coronavirus, according to a survey. The drop came amid a “notable worsening” in the services sector, which includes finance and retail, the IHS Markit research firm reported . New orders received by private sector firms also declined for the first time since 2009, it said. US financial markets fell sharply following the report. The latest IHS Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index data found that services business activity fell to 49.4, from 53.4 in January, while manufacturing
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Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch Wilder is fed up with Joshua (Picture: Getty) Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division. Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.‘Stop running from AJ?
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New York’s population dropped by nearly 80,000 people over the past year: These are the top places they’re going

New York’s population dropped by nearly 80,000 people over the past year: These are the top places they’re going New York is losing residents- so where are they going? The latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau put New York State’s population at an estimated 19.5 million- the fourth-largest state in the country. However, the state’s population dropped by 76,790 between 2018 and 2019, a 0.4 percent loss. — Read more on newslanes.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/new-yorks-population-dropped-by-nearly-80000-people-over-the-past-year-these-are-the-top-places-theyre-going/
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Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brandon Jenner welcomes twin boys with wife Cayley Stoker

Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brandon Jenner welcomes twin boys with wife Cayley Stoker Caitlyn Jenner’s son Brandon Jenner has become a dad again! He and wife Cayley Stoker welcomed twins earlier this week, according to reports. The 38-year-old is already a father to a daughter from a previous relationship named Eva. The twins were born on 18 February 2020, according to TMZ. The publication claims the couple just registered birth certificates for the children with Los Angeles County records. No words on the kids’ names yet. View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, Cayley. I have discovered
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Britney Spears Museum Lets You To Reenact Her Music Videos, One More Time

Britney Spears Museum Lets You To Reenact Her Music Videos, One More Time Britney Spears stans can now relive her iconic music videos in an interactive popup, The Zone: The Britney Spears Experience. Spears endorsed creators Jeff Delson and Shannon Ramirez for the themed spectacle. The 38-year-old even provided the event some of her prominent costumes, including the orange jumpsuit from Till the World Ends music video and the dress she wore at 11 years old in the 80s television show, Star Search. The exhibition takes visitors on a ride with Spears-themed trinkets in the air and all around through
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Tyson Fury names the round in which he will knock Deontay Wilder out in their Las Vegas rematch 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧🇺🇸 🥊📰

Tyson Fury names the round in which he will knock Deontay Wilder out in their Las Vegas rematch Tyson Fury names the round in which he will knock Deontay Wilder out in their Las Vegas rematch — Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/15/tyson-fury-names-round-will-knock-deontay-wilder-las-vegas-rematch-12245623/
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