China, where the outbreak began, reported only 36 new cases on April 1, almost all of whom were individuals who arrived from other countries. But this number does not include the number of asymptomatic infections, which the country reported for the first time. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic update April 2: Number of global cases crosses 900,000
— Little John Chu (@GloryHongkong) April 6, 2020But like most social media trends, the call to boycott Chinese goods and technology seems like more of a knee jerk reaction to a crisis as opposed to a well thought out movement. India is one of the biggest importers of Chinese goods. Chinese smartphone brands currently control 51 percent of India's over USD 8 billion smartphone market. India is also reliant on China for meeting its solar equipment demand. In 2018-19, China exported well above 60 percent of electronic products and components and over 80 percent of antibiotics. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 impact | Boycott Chinese products: Social media campaign in India gathers steam
How to maintain Once you’ve got your garden in, it’s not time to sit back and relax. But that’s actually a good thing, as working outside has been shown to have mental and physical benefits that are especially critical at a time like this. “Research shows that when we are out in an outdoor environment, serotonin levels go up and norepinephrine—that’s our fight or flight response—goes down,” Gable says. “Plus, muscle tension goes down, heart rate goes down, blood pressure goes down. And you can have incredible physical activity with gardening, working on fine motor skills and joint health. It’s really important as we’re trying to figure out what our new normal is.” … [Read more...] about How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice Waters
People in Britain are unsure how transparent the authorities are being with the severity of Johnson's condition. Johnson himself said initially he had mild symptoms and was running the country in quarantine. When he was admitted to hospital Sunday, 10 days after being diagnosed with the virus, the official line trotted out from Downing Street was that it was not an emergency, rather a “”precautionary step.'' … [Read more...] about When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a chilling warning, said in an interview on CNN that the US “will certainly have millions of cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths before the crisis subsides.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | US COVID-19 death toll now more than the number of people killed in 9/11 attacks