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South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again | Reuters

On Monday South Korea released a report stating that while they only had a confirmed number of 25 new cases, at least 116 people initially cleared have tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has commented that the patients most likely had the virus reactivate rather than being re-infected. Some also claim that ... Read More »

U.S. ‘perilously close’ to meat shortage after major plant closes over coronavirus | TIME

Those in the U.S. may want to be prepared for a meat shortage after the world’s largest producer of pork has closed one of their largest plants in the U.S. A coronavirus outbreak amongst the workers has caused the indefinite closing. During the release, Smithfield Foods announced that the U.S. should be prepared for a meat shortage following the closing ... Read More »

Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread? Experts have mixed answers | Live Science

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that they recommend that everyone should wear a mask when out in public. Now there is a major debate on whether these homemade masks actually prevent you from catching the virus, or at least reduce the spread. Two recent studies both examined this issue but came to different conclusions. One study found ... Read More »

Marine drill instructors and recruits now training with skivvy shirt face masks | Marine Times

Marine recruits and drill sergeants in San Diego have been making and wearing face masks from green shirts. These DIY masks require no sewing and the Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools have released a tutorial on the process. Approved face masks cannot be offensive and must be conservative in appearance and issued balaclava and neck gaiters are also allowed. Some ... Read More »

Taiwan scrambles jets to intercept Chinese warplanes | The Mainichi

Taiwan’s military scrambled planes to warn off Chinese warplanes flying southwest of the island on Friday morning amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the Defense Ministry. The ministry said in a statement that an unspecified number of China’s H-6 bombers, J-11 fighters and KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft were taking part in a long-distance training mission. They ... Read More »

In global life-death struggle, democracy changes course | VOA News

Outside wartime nothing like it as ever been seen before in modern Western history. The lockdowns by democratic states with their draconian constraints on civil liberties and private enterprise fly in the face of an historical progression that’s seen the size and roles of governments shrunk and individual liberty boosted. The size and scope of the state’s role in the economy ... Read More »

WHO is investigating reports of recovered COVID patients testing positive again | Reuters

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge. According to the WHO’s guidelines on clinical management, a patient can be discharged from hospital after two consecutive negative results in a clinically recovered patient at least ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns | BBC News

After 76 days, the intense lockdown in Wuhan, China has come to an end. All highways have been reopened, and flights and trains can be taken in and out of the city. At first, residents were allowed to leave their house to obtain groceries, but by mid-February they were on a complete and total house lockdown. Everyone had to rely ... Read More »

Wounded Warrior Projects offers $10 million in coronavirus relief grants to veterans | Military Times

The Wounded Warrior Project will be using $10 million to assist injured veterans who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus. Those who are registered with the group can apply to receive $1,000 grants to help pay for food, medication, and rent payments. “Due to their injuries
 Many are coping with a weakened immune system, increased isolation, and financial hardship. ... Read More »

Coronavirus complicates journeys home from Antarctica | BBC News

Many of the normal evacuation and travel routes out of Antarctica have been closed due to the coronavirus. The British Antarctic Survey has announced that they have been struggling to remove unnecessary personnel from the station. Originally, they were going to the Falkland Islands before being flown to the UK. This has since been delayed however, and they are now ... Read More »