COVID-19

An effective treatment for #Coronavirus #COVID-19 has been found in a common anti-malarial drug

Encouraging news.  Three new medical studies show a commonly available anti-malaria drug known as chloroquine aka chloroquine phosphate is showing strong results against COVID-19 infections in both China and South Korea.  Excerpts from three studies, including one published in Nature are below. Summary Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an …

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Moscow businesses to close or change hours, format

Garden Lounge, Maialina, Sangria, Mock Orange, Bloom among them A handful of Moscow restaurants and bars have closed, changed their hours or restricted business to takeout orders until further notice in response to COVID-19.Mock Orange is closed until further notice, according to its website. Bloom moved to restricted hours and is not offering full-capacity seating …

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Still no positive COVID-19 cases in Whitman County

As of Tuesday morning, there are no confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County. According to the Whitman County Public Health website, test results for 12 cases in the county have come back negative. These updated numbers from Whitman County Public Health can be found at www.whitmancountypublichealth.org/covid-19.html https://dnews.com/coronavirus/still-no-positive-covid–cases-in-whitman-county/article_480163ee-6879-11ea-8fc4-8b8acfd92d6e.html

Two more cases of COVID-19 in Idaho; state total now at seven

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced today an additional two cases of novel coronavirus infection in Idaho. This brings the total to seven in the state. Below is an excerpt from the press release from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: “Central District health has a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in a …

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Italy Totally Fine Thanks To Universal Healthcare

ITALY—A new report has found that Italy is doing completely fine with no problems whatsoever thanks to its lauded universal healthcare system. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, countries are going on lockdown, but not Italy. Its universal healthcare program means that everybody is doing great, “incredible even.” “It seems that having …

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Greta Thunberg Condemns Coronavirus For Causing Apocalypse 10 Years Early

The world is silent about Global Warming.  STOCKHOLM—Greta Thunberg has come out to condemn the coronavirus outbreak, saying the virus callously ended the world ten years before climate change even had the chance to. As Thunberg is known for her fiery speeches and doomsday predictions about climate change, she began to worry that the spread …

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The CDC Said Gatherings Of More Than 50 People Should Be Canceled Because Of The Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday said that all gatherings — including weddings, religious services, and concerts — should be canceled as the US battles the coronavirus pandemic. “Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be …

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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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