COVID-19

COVID-19 puts hurt on Pullman, Moscow businesses

This will definitely hurt local businesses.  The decision to temporarily move classes online and cancel large events at the two Palouse universities because of the novel coronavirus is hurting the schools and local businesses. Following guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington State University in Pullman will move to “distance learning,” which means online classes in …

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LCSC, UI to switch to online classes indefinitely

Higher education institutions across Idaho are preparing to suspend face-to-face classes and move to online instruction indefinitely amid concerns about the coronavirus. Both the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College planned to deliver their classes online during a two-day test period, but those delivery measures will become permanent for the foreseeable future after Gov. …

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CNN’s Ratings Collapse As Coronavirus Fears Empty American Airports

U.S.—CNN’s ratings have somehow tanked even worse than they previously had as Americans began to quarantine themselves and stopped taking commercial flights, emptying American airports and robbing the cable channel of its captive audience. https://babylonbee.com/news/cnns-ratings-collapse-to-zero-as-coronavirus-fears-empty-american-airports/

“Flattening the Curve”

As a reminder: during a pandemic, before there is a vaccine, the goal is to lower the rate of infection, spreading the epidemic out over time so that the hospitals are not overwhelmed with the sick.  It won’t necessarily lower the number of infections, but it will lower the number of people who die (because …

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PSA: Stop Using Racist Terminology

With the rise of the novel coronavirus, there has been an uptick in people saying racist things like suggesting the virus came from the region it did in fact come from. So we’re encouraging our readers to avoid problematic terms like “Wuhan virus,” “Chinese coronavirus,” “Kung Flu,” “Black Pepper Death,” “Chopsick,” “Srirachoo,” “Terracougha Army,” or …

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WSU classes move online

Post-break change because of COVID-19 concerns; UI plans two-day test of online classes Washington State University announced Wednesday it will transition all five campuses in its system to online instruction in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In a message sent to students, faculty and staff, university leadership said the move will begin …

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WSU Bans Fans From Cougar Home Baseball Games Due To Coronavirus

Washington State University is banning fans from attending Cougar home baseball games due to coronavirus.  The move starts with this weekend’s home series against California.  Fans who want their money back for Cougar baseball tickets can call 1-800-GO-COUGS or email athletictickets@wsu.edu https://pullmanradio.com/wsu-bans-fans-from-cougar-home-baseball-games-due-to-coronavirus

US Issues Global Level 3 Health Advisory: Reconsider Travel Abroad

Following President Trump’s decision to ban all travel from Europe to the US for 30 days, The State Department has issued a Level 3 Global Health Advisory, urging Americans to reconsider travel abroad:   The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout …

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post Media That Hypes Everything As A Crisis Shocked That No One Listens When Actual Crisis Arrives

Truth.  U.S.—The media that has hyped literally everything as the end of the world is shocked that people aren’t taking them seriously when they are telling us how serious Coronavirus is. While Coronavirus looks as though it could actually be a real crisis, Americans’ response has generally been, “Meh!” or “Yeah, sure, OK, a world-ending …

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WSU classes to move online after spring break; UI to test same approach

This will greatly affect our local economy.  Washington State University announced it will transition all five physical campuses in its system from face-to-face instruction to remote strategies in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The University of Idaho also announced today it will test the strategy at least in the short …

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UI Announces “Significant Possibility” That Classes Will Go Online For “Some Time” Due To Coronavirus

The University of Idaho has announced that there is a “significant possibility” that classes will be taught online for some time due to the coronavirus. New UI President Scott Green sent an email to faculty and staff Wednesday morning outlining the potential long term move.  The UI will test online classes by teaching electronically on …

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Whitman County Public Health Director Suspects Coronavirus Has Already Spread To The Palouse

Whitman County’s Public Health Director believes it’s likely that the coronavirus has already spread to the Palouse.  Troy Henderson gave Pullman City Council Members an update on the virus during Tuesday night’s council meeting.  Henderson says about 20 local residents have been tested for coronavirus with only two results having been returned.  Both of those …

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About 20 Whitman County Residents Being Tested For Coronavirus

It’s just a matter of time. Whitman County Public Health Director Troy Henderson says about 20 local residents are being tested for the coronavirus.  Two of the tests have already come back negative.  Henderson says it will take about 4 days for the rest of the test results to be returned.

University of Idaho considering online as Coronavirus cases increase

The University of Idaho is considering to switch to online, following WSU’s announcement Monday.  Conversation surrounding the switch comes as the number of coronavirus cases across the U.S. increases. According to Jodi Walker, UI director of communications, they’re not certain about where this situation will lead, but they are monitoring it closely.  Right now administrators …

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WSU student tested for COVID-19; results won’t be available for days

Lots of discussion going on about having WSU shift to fully online classes after Spring Break.  That would affect Mom’s Weekend and graduation. A big hit to local businesses.  A Washington State University student has been tested for COVID-19, the school announced in an email to staff members Tuesday evening. Results of the test for …

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Biden To Defy CDC Warning To Stop Touching Other People’s Faces

U.S.—As Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is constantly in crowds, health officials are greatly concerned that he will catch the coronavirus — which would be especially bad for him as he’s very, very old. Despite these concerns, Biden just can’t follow one of the CDC’s main recommendations to avoid catching the disease: Stop putting your …

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WSU Asking Students Studying In Italy To Return Home Over Coronavirus Threat

That ain’t going to happen. I studied for a year abroad. If my sending university had asked me to cancel my year abroad because of a virus scare, I would have laughed at them.  Washington State University is asking its students studying aboard in Italy to return home.  Last week the Centers for Disease Control …

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