Science 2020-03-13T16:02:00Z
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Power Line: Coronavirus stunts clean energy growth, and the news you've missed while reading about coronavirus

This week, we explain five ways in which coronavirus is impacting the clean-energy industry, share hopeful expert view, and layout the news you missed.
Science 2020-03-13T16:02:00Z
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Only a handful of children have been diagnosed with the coronavirus — and experts have a few guesses as to why

More than 136,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. But only a handful are children.
BI Prime Science 2020-03-13T15:59:00Z
FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. Teen vapers prefer Juul and mint is the #1 flavor among many of them, suggesting a shift after the company’s fruit and dessert flavors were removed from retail stores, new U.S. research suggests. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, including a report from the Food and Drug Administration and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that the U.S. teen vaping epidemic shows no signs of slowing down. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

A key executive departed cannabis-vaporizer company Greenlane Holdings two days after the company laid off 31 workers

Greenlane Chief Marketing Officer Sasha Kadey departed the company on February 28, securities filings show.
Science 2020-03-13T15:53:00Z

The UK has reported 798 coronavirus cases and 10 deaths. Here's what we know about how the virus is spreading across Britain.

The UK has confirmed ten coronavirus-related deaths and 798 total cases. Experts say a British epidemic is highly likely.

A widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Mexico is 'inevitable,' health officials say

Mexico's deputy health minister said Covid-19 could force the postponement or cancellation of as many as 8,000 events.
Live 2020-03-13T15:44:00Z

Coronavirus live updates: More than 136,000 people have been infected and over 5,000 have died. The US has reported 41 deaths. Here's everything we know.

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. It has spread to more than 100 countries.
Life Contributors 2020-03-13T15:44:00Z

Greece cancels the Olympic torch relay over coronavirus fears

The first leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay through Greece has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
Live 2020-03-13T15:43:00Z

The US has reported 41 coronavirus deaths among more than 1,800 cases. Here's what we know about the US patients.

Thirty-one people have died in Washington state, four in California, two in Florida, and one each in New Jersey, South Dakota, Georgia, and Kansas.
Science 2020-03-13T15:43:00Z

Dispensed: Why the US healthcare system could be pushed to its limits during the coronavirus pandemic

Welcome to Dispensed. This week, a closer look at how the US healthcare system is taking on the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics 2020-03-13T15:40:23Z

Spain has declared a state of emergency after the number of coronavirus cases surged across the country

Spain has become the second-worst hit country in Europe after Italy.
Science 2020-03-13T15:26:00Z

An Italian doctor at the epicenter of the coronavirus response shares his best advice for the US to avoid being overwhelmed by the pandemic

"Don't underestimate this," the doctor advised American colleagues in a conversation hosted by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
News 2020-03-13T15:19:15Z

The first COVID-19 case originated on November 17, according to Chinese officials searching for 'Patient Zero'

It wasn't until late December that Chinese officials realized they had a new kind of virus on their hands.
News 2020-03-13T15:11:00Z

Taiwan has only 50 coronavirus cases. Its response to the crisis shows that swift action and widespread healthcare can prevent an outbreak.

The government acted swiftly, taking advantage of infrastructure and data analytics, affordable healthcare, and extensive educational outreach.
Science 2020-03-13T14:57:49Z

These are the everyday objects to be wary of touching as the coronavirus spreads, and how to adapt

The coronavirus is now a pandemic. Here are the daily objects you should be wary of, even if you can't operate without them.
Science 2020-03-13T14:50:00Z

Healthcare analytics firm Jvion launched an AI-powered tool for addressing social determinants of health

Jvion launched a system to identify socioeconomic hurdles affecting patient health, steering clients toward programs that help boost health outcomes.
Tech 2020-03-13T14:45:22Z

A Nintendo employee has tested positive for coronavirus at the company's American headquarters in Washington

A Nintendo staffer at the company's American headquarters is the latest positive case of coronavirus at a major company.
Retail 2020-03-13T14:45:22Z

Starbucks is considering making stores drive thru-only because of the coronavirus

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a letter to customers that closing stores would be a last resort.
Politics 2020-03-13T14:42:59Z

Trump didn't push for more coronavirus testing because he was concerned high infection numbers might dent his reelection chances, report says

"The president had made clear — the lower the numbers ... the better for his potential reelection this fall," Politico reporter Dan Diamond told NPR.
News 2020-03-13T14:23:00Z

Justin Trudeau's wife has tested positive for COVID-19. Experts explain the possible fallout if a world leader caught the coronavirus.

Experts weighed in on the social, political, and economic effects of a world leader contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
Politics 2020-03-13T14:20:31Z

Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller made last-minute changes to Trump's error-riddled coronavirus speech before he delivered it

The two aides have no public health or medical expertise and contributed to a misleading speech widely seen as disastrous.

Coronavirus is exposing weaknesses in the US health system, a Harvard researcher says

"We are seeing now that it's very, very difficult to coordinate massive efforts across the entire country."
Politics 2020-03-13T13:46:00Z

Germany has offered companies 'unlimited' loans to stop them from collapsing because of the coronavirus pandemic

"There is no upper limit on the amount of loans that [we] can issue," German finance minister Olaf Scholz said.
BI Prime Sustainability 2020-03-13T13:44:00Z

A global pandemic and fear of power outages could fuel an emerging $50 billion market for rooftop solar companies like Tesla and Sunrun

Going solar was once about getting clean energy. Now it's about resilience in the face of power outages, superstorms, and a new global pandemic.
Transportation 2020-03-13T13:32:08Z

An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for the coronavirus

The airline would not say which flights or routes the Dallas-based employee recently worked, but noted the risk of transmission to passengers was low.
BI Prime Science 2020-03-13T13:18:00Z

'We've never moved at this speed before:' $120 billion pharma giant Eli Lilly just teamed up with a biotech startup to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Eli Lilly and AbCellera will develop a coronavirus treatment in a new collaboration, hunting for an effective antibody treatment against the pandemic.
Politics 2020-03-13T12:18:06Z

The UK government's top scientific adviser dismissed Trump's favorite coronavirus strategy by saying travel bans don't help fight the outbreak

Patrick Vallance on Thursday said travel bans didn't work unless every country in the world acted as one.
Science 2020-03-13T11:18:33Z

What to do if you are told to stay at home and self-isolate because of the coronavirus

Here's what you should do if you are told to stay at home because you have symptoms of the coronavirus or are at risk from contracting it.
Science 2020-03-13T10:39:17Z

Some people who recover from the coronavirus might be left with '20 to 30%' less lung function, and gasping for breath when they walk quickly, Hong Kong doctors said

The Hong Kong Hospital Authority made the discovery after observing the first wave of discharged patients in the city.
Politics 2020-03-13T10:10:40Z

The UK government is coming under growing criticism for its 'surprising and concerning' approach to the coronavirus

The United Kingdom's slow response to the coronavirus is increasingly out of step with its European neighbours
Politics 2020-03-13T09:48:55Z

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after a massive event in London where she posed for pictures with Idris Elba and Lewis Hamilton

The Canadian Prime Minister's wife developed her symptoms after spending time at The SSE Arena, Wembley, with numerous high-profile people.
Science 2020-03-13T05:20:18Z

Thursday was the day coronavirus hit home for America

The outbreak was declared a pandemic on Wednesday. A slew of major cancellations in the US followed, including sports seasons and movie premieres.
Politics 2020-03-13T02:21:53Z

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was subject to self-isolation after his wife starting showing symptoms on Wednesday and underwent testing.
News 2020-03-13T02:12:00Z

Virgin Australia slashes international flights as it announces a cabin crew member contracted coronavirus

The airline industry has taken a hit as demand for air travel declines amid the global coronavirus outbreak.
Science 2020-03-13T02:01:00Z

BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: Here's who wins and loses as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft hone in on niche sectors of healthcare

This report explores the key strengths and offerings the Big Four tech giants – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft – bring to healthcare.
News 2020-03-13T01:59:00Z

Italy, home to more than 60 million people, is on lockdown. Even shops are closed. Here's how the coronavirus crisis there has unfolded.

The coronavirus has infected 15,000-plus people and killed over 1,000 others in Italy, making it the worst-hit country outside of Asia.
Science 2020-03-13T01:25:00Z

The coronavirus death rate is roughly 3.4%, but that doesn't tell the full story. Here's everything we know so far about how deadly COVID-19 really is.

The death rate will likely drop as more cases are diagnosed, but experts say it's still at least 10 times higher than that of seasonal flu.
Science 2020-03-13T00:20:00Z

It's summer in Australia, and the coronavirus is circulating there — evidence that warm weather won't necessarily curtail the outbreak

Tom Hanks confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia, where it's summer.
Science 2020-03-12T23:54:00Z

Many coronavirus patients are passing the virus before showing symptoms, a new study found — yet another reason for social distancing

Coronavirus patients can infect others before their symptoms start. That's why social distancing is necessary.
Science 2020-03-12T23:29:00Z

What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 14 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
News 2020-03-12T23:10:10Z

People are making coronavirus and quarantine themed Spotify playlists

These playlists provide a surprisingly intimate look at how people across the globe are feeling about and coping with the ongoing crisis.
News 2020-03-12T22:22:00Z

More than half of US states have declared states of emergency to fight coronavirus — here's what it means for them

Leaders in states across the US are ramping up their responses to the novel coronavirus, which has already killed 41 people in the country.
Strategy 2020-03-12T22:00:00Z

Oracle, Apple, Google, and Amazon are among the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.

As the coronavirus spreads across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US, companies are restricting travel and asking employees to work from home.
Science 2020-03-12T21:43:00Z

The coronavirus is officially a pandemic. Here's what that means, and 8 other outbreaks that got the designation — or should have.

The last infectious disease outbreak that the World Health Organization labeled a pandemic was H1N1 flu in 2009.
Tech 2020-03-12T21:24:00Z

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it

Although his later work at Apple influenced the way things turned out, he still offered a slew of predictions that are shockingly accurate today.
News 2020-03-12T21:23:48Z

A Wuhan doctor says Chinese officials silenced her coronavirus warnings in December, costing thousands their lives

"He made me feel that I alone had ruined the future of Wuhan. I was in despair," Ai Fen said after being rebuked by Wuhan Central Hospital officials.
Strategy 2020-03-12T21:18:41Z

One chart shows how the coronavirus is more deadly than the flu even in South Korea, where the COVID-19 death rate is low

South Korea has reported lower coronavirus death rates than other countries. But even those rates indicate COVID-19 is far more deadly than the flu.
Tech 2020-03-12T21:00:00Z

VOICE ASSISTANTS IN HEALTHCARE: An inside look at 3 emerging voice use cases healthcare providers can deploy to cut costs, build loyalty, and drive revenue

Business Insider Intelligence outlines the voice opportunity in healthcare and explores the drivers propelling voice adoption in the healthcare realm.
Science 2020-03-12T20:46:00Z

80% of COVID-19 patients experience 'mild' symptoms — but that likely still involves a fever and cough

A mild case of the coronavirus probably feels more severe than you'd expect. It almost certainly involves a fever.
News 2020-03-12T20:34:00Z

New York is in a state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge over 300. Here's what the state is doing to address the outbreak.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state of emergency in response to 328 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Politics 2020-03-12T20:31:00Z

All the times Trump risked exposing himself to coronavirus as his advisers urge people his age to be extremely cautious

President Trump has exhibited little to no caution as public health officials warn that the worst is yet to come with the outbreak.
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