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COVID-19 is a national emergency, Trump declares

COVID-19 is a national emergency, Trump declares

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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus a national emergency on March 13, 2020. The spread of the new coronavirus within the US is a national emergency, President Donald Trump declared Friday afternoon, March 13. The declaration provides states and territories with access to up to $50 billion in funds to address…
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated 3/11]

Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated...

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Aurich Lawson / Getty More than 121,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus that has spread widely from its origin in China over the past few months. Over 4,370 have already died. Our comprehensive guide for understanding and navigating this global public health threat is below. This is a rapidly developing epidemic, and…
How to Work From Home With Kids When You’re Under Quarantine

How to Work From Home With Kids When You’re Under Quarantine

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Photo: ShutterstockIf you’ve ever worked from home with little kids underfoot, even for a day, you know it’s no joke. Kids are demanding, work requires concentration—the two don’t exactly mix. But the reality for many working parents is that the coronavirus is beginning to make its way through our communities. And that means many of…
Pandemic declared as COVID-19 blazes across globe

Pandemic declared as COVID-19 blazes across globe

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Enlarge / Geneva: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on March 11, 2020 that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterized as a pandemic. COVID-19 is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared in a press briefing Wednesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cited not just the leaping numbers of cases, deaths, and countries…
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated 3/10]

Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated...

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Aurich Lawson / Getty More than 117,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus that has spread widely from its origin in China over the past few months. Nearly 4,200 have already died. Our comprehensive guide for understanding and navigating this global public health threat is below. This is a rapidly developing epidemic, and…
US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads to over 30 states

US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads...

Enlarge / KIRKLAND, Wash.: A patient is shielded as they are put into an ambulance outside the Life Care Center of Kirkland on March 7, 2020. Several residents have died from COVID-19, and others have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus situation in the United States continues to escalate with the country’s case…
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus

Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus

Aurich Lawson / Getty More than 100,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus that has spread widely from its origin in China over the past few months. More than 3,000 have already died. Our comprehensive guide for understanding and navigating this global public health threat is below. This is a rapidly developing epidemic,…
eBay bans sale of masks and hand sanitizer over gouging concerns

eBay bans sale of masks and hand sanitizer over gouging concerns

Nopphon Pattanasri / EyeEm eBay is banning the sale of a number of items related to the novel coronavirus outbreak after rising prices raised concerns about price gouging. The online auction giant says that "effective immediately" it will "block new listings and start to remove listings" that offer "masks including N95/N100 and surgical masks." Hand sanitizers…
E3’s newest creative directors resign five weeks into the gig [Updated]

E3’s newest creative directors resign five weeks into the gig [Updated]

What shape will the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) take later this year, when it's scheduled to land in Los Angeles starting June 9? That question appears to be more complicated with every month that passes, starting with this week's surprise announcement that the show just lost its latest creative directors. iam8bit, a gaming merchandise and…
How to Prepare for a School Shutdown

How to Prepare for a School Shutdown

Photo: ShutterstockAs the coronavirus that has captured the world’s attention continues to spread, school districts across the United States—particularly in areas with confirmed cases of the virus—are considering the possibility of shutdowns. And working parents of young children are asking themselves what in hell they’re going to do with their kids, if the schools close.…

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