#Coronavirus updates: 18 confirmed cases in Turkey; “Germany tries to stop U.S. from luring away firm seeking coronavirus vaccine…

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Reuters – Reuters Editorial – Mar 15, 4:36 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future

After Turkey confirmed its first case of Covid-19, the use of public transport has significantly decreased in the metropolis.

Italy, Spain and France all report grim new figures for fatalities from the coronavirus.
Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca has announced the number of new Covid-19 cases in Turkey as 12. The total number of coronavirus cases has increased to 18 in the country.

Turkey closes bars, nightclubs amid growing concerns of coronavirus spread

Anadolu Agency Turkey will temporarily close bars and nightclubs as of Monday as part of measures to curb the coronavirus

Coronavirus: Germany latest country to close borders

Only goods and workers can pass, with France also warning its situation is “deteriorating fast”.

COVID-19: İstanbul Governor’s Office: Passengers from Europe to be Quarantined

In a statement released by the Governor’s Office of İstanbul, it has been announced that the citizens who come to İstanbul from

new dashboard for corona outbreak – coronameter.co:


The Washington Post – Mar 14, 2:00 PM

After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, was announced in the United States, reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current.

Turkey quarantines thousands of pilgrims in student dormitories over coronavirus

Reuters Turkey closes bars, nightclubs amid growing concerns of coronavirus spread Thousands of Muslims
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Feb 11

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes…

Global Officials Call for Free Access to Covid-19 Research

Government science advisers in a dozen countries are asking scientific journals to make data on the disease more widely available.

Coronavirus pandemic: Worldwide death toll surges past 5,000

Number of infections close to 145,000 globally, prompting different countries to take unprecedented response.
The New York Times – Jack Nicas – Mar 14, 2:00 AM

On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death in the United States, brothers Matt and Noah Colvin set out in a silver S.U.V. to pick up some hand sanitizer. Driving around Chattanooga, Tenn., they hit a Dollar Tree, then a Walmar

Worker spraying the streets to prevent Covid 19. This is the most cyberpunk picture I’ve ever seen.
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Coronavirus] Seven EU states close borders due to virus

Seven EU states have sealed their borders to non-nationals over the pandemic, despite experts saying it will do more harm than

France and Spain Implement Dramatic Quarantine Measures

Spain is now in a near-total lockdown.

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COVID-19 Potpourri

The WHO declared that COVID-19 is now officially a “pandemic.

John Gemberling


It should be: “COVID-19 declared a pandemic by WHOM.”

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While this news came as a shock to some, many feel that the WHO should have made the announcement weeks ago. Things are moving fast and it can feel hard to keep up. While it can feel like everyone with an internet connection is suddenly an expert in public health, the truth is that we are all still struggling to make sense of what is happening.

This post is my own attempt to keep up with a fast changing situation. There is a bit of everything here: what I’ve learned about public health and the coronavirus, some reflections on my experience here in Taiwan, some thoughts on racism and xenophobia in the age of COVID-19, and even some practical information for those who need to start teaching courses online for the first time. At the bottom I’ve also included some other random links I couldn’t fit anywhere else. I hope others will join in the spirit of this grab bag and share what they can in the comments.

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