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Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals

This page features our rolling coverage of the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, aka SARS-CoV-2, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic.

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Coronavirus: WHO chief urges end to ‘politicisation’ of virus – BBC
Fauci: I don’t think we should shake hands ‘ever again’ – The Hill
Trump broke the agencies that were supposed to stop the coronavirus epidemic
New Zealand’s unique ‘elimination’ approach is rapidly flattening the curve – Independent
Hydroxychloroquine: how an unproven drug became Trump’s coronavirus ‘miracle cure’
Restaurant Closures – Slate
Food goes to waste amid coronavirus crisis – Politico
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus
It’s the coronavirus, stupid – Politico
Local news station introduces new ‘What Day Is It?’ segment amid quarantines
Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response
We aren’t just stopping coronavirus. We’re building a new world – Eric Holthaus
El Paso cracks down; Juarez and AMLO worry many about attitude toward coronavirus
Our environmental practices make pandemics like the coronavirus more likely
Pathogen Resistance – XKCD
Why Germany’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Far Lower Than In Other Countries
Stop watching Netflix and tackle these 8 tech projects instead
Coronavirus should be a wake-up call to our treatment of the animal world
Mystery deepens over animal source of coronavirus
Is ‘epicenter’ the wrong word for New York?
Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. – Politico
European Commission to develop coordinated ‘exit strategy’ from lockdowns
Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook
Will warm weather really kill off Covid-19? – BBC
From Netflix Party to Zoom: The internet apps getting us through quarantine – Vox
What does the coronavirus do to your body? Everything to know about the infection process – USA Today
We’re not going back to normal – Technology Review
‘Gross misjudgment’: Experts say Trump’s decision to disband pandemic team hindered coronavirus response
Can hot weather, like in Malaysia, stop coronavirus? – The Star
Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend – BBC
America begins drinking at home – Politico
The Coronavirus’s Economic Effect On Sports Could Be Staggering – 538
America closes up shop – Axios
America shuts down – Politico
Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US – BBC
How soap absolutely annihilates the coronavirus – Vox
Online classes, video meetings: Can coronavirus spur low-carbon habits? – Reuters Foundation@lauriegoering
Coronavirus, synchronous failure and the global phase-shift
The novel coronavirus can likely live up to 96 hours on phone screens – Quartz
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response – Foreign Policy
To fight the coronavirus, labs are printing its genome
China coronavirus: Death toll rises to 41; more than 1,000 cases of infection confirmed in mainland – Politico
China’s Omnivorous Markets Are in the Eye of a Lethal Outbreak Once Again – NYT

Travel Advisories

Impact on Tourism
The Coronavirus Is Hurting Travel, So Greece Has Begun Offering Virtual Tourism
Coronavirus Is Spreading and Cruise Ships Are Still Sailing – Bloomberg
Planning for life after coronavirus: When will we know it’s safe to travel again?
A US tourist town telling visitors to stay away
Keeping Up with the Coronavirus: Can Influencers Fix What They Ruined?
What will travel look like after coronavirus?
Aleja coronavirus al turismo y a las ventas
Coronavirus is closing national parks —but you can still visit them on a virtual tour – CBS
Tourism industry calls for $300B in relief in coronavirus stimulus package
The end of global travel as we know it: an opportunity for sustainable tourism – The Conversation@freyahd
Virus ‘could cost millions of tourism jobs’ – BBC
Travel industry could lose $24 billion as coronavirus cripples tourism from outside US – CNBC
Hawaii travel industry offers deals to offset impact of coronavirus anxiety
Austin Restaurants Offering Specials on Food and Drink Intended for SXSW
Busy tourist attractions, airports empty amid coronavirus outbreak – CNN
What happens in Vegas – NYT
The Strange Terror of Watching the Coronavirus Take Rome – New Yorker
State Department elevates China travel advisory to ‘Do Not Travel’ due to coronavirus
What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry – Skift

Resilient Destinations
Resilient Destinations – resilientdestinations.com – is a crowdsourced website to bring together all innovative ideas in tourism industry to help over the crisis of #COVID19 and be resilient. Check out the google doc –
docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFOaaWd25PSDZdZ5SfejSMgkmEE9j_BeWACk3OeoF0A/edit?ts=5e732d17 – to add your input.


Tourism Tweets

Pressure builds from locals to close Utah’s Zion National Park even as tourists continue to go there
Grand Canyon National Park Closed
Grand Canyon remains open while employees, local officials push for its closure
Iconic national parks close over coronavirus concerns – The Hill
Yellowstone and Grand Teton among the national parks closing immediately

Education in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Maximizing Copyright Flexibilities – Creative Commons

Study Abroad Programs
IIE Releases Survey on Effects of COVID-19 on International Students and Study Abroad – IIE

Insider Trading
Loeffler reports more stock sales amid insider trading allegations

Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus

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CDC: The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concernexternal icon” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.


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