President Donald Trump has said that he would consider it a 'win' and a 'very good job' done if he can manage to keep the death toll from coronavirus to between 100,000 and 200,000, since estimates put it at more than 2 million if he did nothing.
With that, he has extended the social distancing guidelines until April 30.
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DELHI HC PLEA SEEKS APPROPRIATE ACTION
CORONAVIRUS SPREAD FROM NIZAMUDDIN EVENT
India's Biggest Isolation Facility Planned At Seven-Hills
Taking into consideration the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the state government are now planning to set up the biggest isolation ward in India in Mumbai.
3-day Infant Is Youngest Coronavirus Patient
Baby boy’s mother too is positive; father says they were never told a coronavirus patient was occupant of the private room where his wife was admitted
Dharavi Is On Corona Radar
First death from Asia’s largest slum; 191 areas or buildings across city are now deemed ‘contaminated.’
Corona Is Worst Crisis Since WWII: UN
The coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis the world has faced since World War II, one that is killing people and will also lead to an economic recession without any parallel in the recent past, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
QUARANTINED PEOPLE NOW FEEL NEGLECTED
Nine persons admitted to the newly created quarantine facility in the municipal training centre building in Powai have complained that the civic body has not deployed any housekeeping staff in the building
Trump hopes to hold deaths down to 100,000
Makeshift morgues pop up in New York Central Park
Corona cures you must not believe
FAKE WORLD OF WHATSAPP
Traffic Snarls, Waterlogging: Order Of The Day
As Mumbai witnessed incessant rains on Wednesday, what followed was traffic snarls due to waterlogging across the city. With intense spells, the city police cautioned citizens by posting updates on Twitter handle.
Smith Holds Firm In Ashes Return
Steve Smith marked his Test return after suffering concussion by helping Australia recover from the early loss of their openers on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
HIGH COURT SIDES WITH GOOGLE IN COPYRIGHT FIGHT WITH ORACLE
Technology companies sighed with relief after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high court said Google did nothing wrong in copying code to develop the Android operating system now used on most smartphones.
CONGRESS TO PRESS BIG TECH CEOS OVER SPEECH, MISINFORMATION
The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google face a new grilling by Congress Thursday, one focused on their efforts to prevent their platforms from spreading falsehoods and inciting violence.
CYBER ATTACK TIED TO CHINA BOOSTS DEVELOPMENT BANK'S CHIEF
The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank.
BIDEN FACES STEEP CHALLENGES TO REACH RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS
President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done.
After a Grim Limbo, Hope
A migrant camp empties as Biden undoes Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy
Why We (Still) Shouldn't Censor Misinformation
Trump’s loss in 2020, a majority of his supporters believed the election had been rigged. Some adopted wild conspiracy theories involving Chinese supercomputers, Hugo Chavez, and state-level Republican officials. These beliefs culminated in an attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. To make sense of these events, many officials have argued that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allowed conspiracy theories to spread unimpeded, leading to erroneous beliefs and deadly behaviors. In other words, they blame misinformation for the violence.
FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS CALIFORNIA CAN ENFORCE NET NEUTRALITY LAW
A federal judge this week ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.
TIM COOK'S $2.3 TRILLION FORTRESS
Trade war? Pfft. Trump? Please. Antitrust? Zuck’s problem. (Ditto privacy.) Revenue? Endless
What Robinhood and Apple Have in Common
There’s a curious thread connecting Robinhood, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple this year: The technology companies are starting to take active responsibility for what happens on their platforms.
UN CHIEF CALLS FOR REGULATING SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES
The United Nations chief called for global rules to regulate powerful social media companies like Twitter and Facebook.