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COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus, is sweeping the globe. It’s a pandemic the vast majority of us have never experienced. We need to hunker down, stay home, and “flatten the curve” is we want to minimize the effects of this deadly virus.

World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO

World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO 1

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world.

Most infections are in China but other nations like South Korea, Italy and Iran are battling the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19.

A pandemic is when an infectious disease spreads easily from person to person in many parts of the world.

Worldwide stock markets saw sharp falls because of concerns about the economic impact of the virus.

But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.

Source: World should prepare for pandemic, says WHO

Coronavirus live updates: Inspectors in Wuhan go door-to-door searching for every coronavirus case

“Wartime” measures have been implemented in some parts of the Chinese province of Hubei, which is home to Wuhan — the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. Some residents have been barred from leaving their apartments, and officials in protective suits were going door-to-door in Wuhan this week looking for infected people. “This must be taken seriously,” Wang Zhonglin, Wuhan’s newly selected Communist Party secretary, said, according to The Associated Press.

Source: Coronavirus live updates: Inspectors in Wuhan go door-to-door searching for every coronavirus case

Why Would Trump Offer a Pardon to Julian Assange?

As Julian Assange faces extradition to the U.S. on charges of endangering national security by conspiring to obtain and disclose classified information, his lawyer is offering a bizarre defense. Assange’s U.S. prosecution, claims his lawyer, is entirely political. In 2017, says Edward Fitzgerald, an emissary of President Donald Trump offered Assange a pardon “or some other way out if Mr. Assange played ball and said the Russians had nothing to do with” information about the Democratic Party published by

Source: Why Would Trump Offer a Pardon to Julian Assange? – Bloomberg