Politics 

How coronavirus spreads outdoors vs. indoors

Can a runner give you Covid-19? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you want to stay totally safe from Covid-19, and eliminate the risk of either getting it or transmitting it, you have to stay home. But as the weather gets warmer, public places start to open up, and many places enter their fourth month of life under coronavirus, that’s becoming less and less realistic. At the same time, we know that coronavirus can be transmitted through the air -- and that raises some pretty big questions. Is it safe to go the beach? What about a park? Is a…
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What Bill Gates hopes we learn from coronavirus

Vox interviewed Bill Gates in 2015 about his fears of a global pandemic. Now that we’re living in that reality, what does he think comes next? Watch our 2015 interview with Bill Gates here: https://youtu.be/9AEMKudv5p0 This interview was conducted on April 25, 2020. You can listen to the rest of the interview on the Ezra Klein Show, available wherever you listen to podcasts, or read it here: https://bit.ly/2TCZx9O For more information on The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to fight coronavirus: https://bit.ly/3elJyog For more of our sources: The latest data on the pandemic around the world: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus WHO data…
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The World 

The US tested the wrong people for coronavirus

And you can tell because of a number called the test positivity rate. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab As the rate of new coronavirus cases in the US slows down, many states and cities there are encouraging businesses to open again, easing the lockdowns that have been in place since March. But public health experts warn that in many of those places, opening up is premature. The reason is that throughout the US, as well as in many other countries, we still don’t really know how many people have the virus, or where they are. That’s dangerous because it…
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Politics 

The coronavirus is mutating. But don’t freak out yet.

The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is mutating. It’s true, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It sounds concerning — if the virus is changing, that could imply that it’s getting worse. That’s not the case. Although it’s true that the coronavirus is mutating, that doesn’t mean it’s getting more dangerous. In fact, it can help us in our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how. Read more: https://bit.ly/2LPCfZH Further reading: https://nextstrain.org/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/coronavirus-strains-transmissible/611239/ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/science/coronavirus-mutations.html Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for…
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The World 

Coronavirus is not the flu. It’s worse.

Send this to anyone who still thinks Covid-19 is basically the same as the flu. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirus Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has similar symptoms to the flu. They also spread in similar ways. So it's natural to want to compare the two. But Covid-19 is very different, in ways that make it much more dangerous. And understanding how is key to understanding why we have to take it so seriously. Read more on Vox: How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: http://bit.ly/3aOlHM8 The math behind social distancing: http://bit.ly/3a78wG8 The rules…
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Politics 

How soap kills the coronavirus

Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirus You've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are able to absolutely demolish viruses, like the coronavirus. Read more on Vox: How does hand sanitizer compare to soap: http://bit.ly/2WqzEfo Songs to wash your hands by: http://bit.ly/2Uj3T5g How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: http://bit.ly/3aOlHM8 How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: http://bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus…
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The World 

Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirus In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities. That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start…
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Politics 

America’s presidential primaries, explained

Why does America's system for picking the president start in Iowa? Before Americans vote on the next president in November, both major political parties have to settle on a nominee. That process is called the primary, and in 2020 it consists of 64 different contests, held on 22 different days, over several months. And for some reason, it all starts in the midwestern state of Iowa. So how did America's political parties come up with this system? And is there a better way to do it? Read more from Li on the future of Iowa: https://www.vox.com/2020/2/3/21046546/presidential-primary-state-order-iowa-new-hampshire-south-carolina Correction: At 7:20 the…
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Politics 

How the British royal family makes money

This is what Harry and Meghan are giving up. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The British royal family is very rich, but not as rich as you might think. And that’s because of a centuries-old model for how they make their income — and taboos about earning a private income outside of their official duties. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking free from the rules of how royals make money, which just might be a savvy financial decision. Note: The properties illustrated on our map are only the properties we were able to geo-locate precisely from the following…
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Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning technology. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: Brian Merchant (Gizmodo) https://gizmodo.com/how-google-microsoft-and-big-tech-are-automating-the-1832790799 Christopher M. Matthews (Wall Street Journal) https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-courts-a-wary-oil-patch-1532424600 Matt Novak (Gizmodo) https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/article-from-1975-the-world-will-be-out-of-oil-by-2015-1732903871 Kasia Tokarska Daniel Civitarese Ghassan AlRegib - https://ghassanalregib.info/ Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have been very vocal about their efforts to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels. But as The Wall Street Journal and Gizmodo have reported, these same companies are currently teaming up with fossil fuel industry to help them squeeze as much oil…
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