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Coronavirus expected to cripple US auto sales; companies push 0% financing, online buying | CNBC

U.S. auto sales have taken a major hit by the coronavirus. Showrooms have had to close, Americans are being put out of work, and some dealerships and shops are not considered essential. Now companies are offering online buying options, deferred payments, and even 0% financing. Some dealers have reported a decline in sales by over 80% since the pandemic started ... Read More »

Drones’ new mission | Israel Homeland Security

Drones are now being used around the world to assist officials in spreading news about the coronavirus. In China, drones with loudspeakers are being flown through the streets to remind residents to stay indoors and inform them of new regulations. Police in both France and Spain have also been using UAVs to locate people breaking the law and ignoring quarantine ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Countries reject Chinese-made equipment | BBC

Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands have called out China for sending them thousands of defective coronavirus testing kits and protective masks. On Saturday the Dutch health ministry announced that they had to recall over 600,000 medical masks that came from China due to them being below standard or defective. The equipment had already been distributed to medical workers and had ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin shores up supply chain, continuing hiring amid coronavirus | Forbes

Marillyn Hewson, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, has announced three main points the company will focus on during the coronavirus pandemic. The first is that the health and safety of their employees and families are the top priority. Second, defense products will continue to be manufactured and delivered, with the third point stating that the company will assist the ... Read More »

Analysis: Defense stocks may take years to recover from COVID-19 | Air Force Magazine

Experts are saying it may take several years for defense companies and stocks to recover from the coronavirus. Many companies have taken a hit of at least 30%, and the national debt is on the rise. It is also unclear how long the pandemic is going to last, as well as how long it will keep interfering with societal aspects ... Read More »

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike | Reuters

The identity of advanced hackers who attempted to get into the WHO is still unknown. Hack attempts against the agency have been on the rise since the novel coronavirus has continued to spread. Alexander Urbelis, a cybersecurity expert and attorney, said he was alerted to suspicious activity when a group of hackers were attempting to copy the WHO’s internal email ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch distributing bottles of hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19 | Fox2 Now

Anheuser-Busch has a reputation for using their breweries to make and give out bottled waters during a natural disaster. Now, during a pandemic, they are handing out hand sanitizer. Anheuser-Busch has also said they will use one of their facilities in Brazil to manufacture hand sanitizer for hospitals. Numerous other breweries and distilleries across the globe are using their sites ... Read More »

Singapore modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing on reducing spread of COVID-19 | Science Daily

As the world implements quarantines and social distancing measures, some people are wondering how much help this actually provides. A new study done in Singapore has shown that the measures currently being taken, such as school closings and working from home, truly does slow the spread of the virus. The study showed that the most effective measure included quarantine plus ... Read More »

This is why everyone is hoarding toilet paper | ARS Technica

Once the coronavirus scare picked up and workplaces began to shut down, the toilet paper isle was suddenly empty. Consumer behavior researcher Kit Yarrow has discussed the possible reason behind why people are hoarding toilet paper, something that doesn’t seem to match up with the current issues. First, it is important to remember that panic buying is nothing new, people will ... Read More »

Pentagon declares defense contractors ‘critical infrastructure,’ must continue work | Defense News

The U.S. Defense Department has announced that defense contractors are critical and must resume work as normal while taking appropriate precautions. Ellen Lord, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, has also made it clear that she expects all services and products to be completed on time. “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as designated by the ... Read More »