21 Million Fewer Cellphone Users in China May Suggest a High CCP Virus Death Toll The number of Chinese cellphone users dropped by 21 million in the past three months, Beijing authorities announced on March 19. Deaths due to the CCP virus may have contributed to the high number of account closings. Cellphones are an indispensable part of life in China. “The digitization level is very high in China. Boris Johnson's government is furious with China and believes it could have 40 times the number of coronavirus cases it says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is said to be furious with China, accusing it of spreading disinformation and lying about the number of coronavirus cases it has."Some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, the nature, the infectiousness of this," Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove told the BBC.Scientists have reportedly told Johnson that China could have up to 40 times the number of cases it says.Estimates from Radio Free Asia show that up to 42,000 bodies have been cremated in Wuhan since the crisis.It could prompt the prime minister to abandon his deal with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is said to be furious over China's handling of the novel coronavirus, with one British official quoted on Sunday saying Beijing would face a "reckoning" once the COVID-19 crisis was over.
Coronavirus Update (Live): 420,752 Cases and 18,801 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer How dangerous is the virus? There are three parameters to understand in order to assess the magnitude of the risk posed by this novel coronavirus: Transmission Rate (Ro) - number of newly infected people from a single caseCase Fatality Rate (CFR) - percent of cases that result in death Determine whether asymptomatic transmission is possible How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? Earth Matters - How the Coronavirus Is (and Is Not) Affecting the Environment The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is first and foremost an issue of human health and safety. But as people have changed their everyday behaviors and patterns to contain or avoid the virus, there have been some subtle effects on the environment. There also has been misinformation.
Coronavirus plunges Canada's economy into the abyss In every economic crisis over the last century, people have ultimately turned to the world of medicine to help make sense of the fear and uncertainty around them. In the 1930s, political cartoons showed U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt as a doctor tending to an ailing Uncle Sam, whose bandages carried words like “banking” and “depression.” When the 1990s currency crisis in southeast Asia threatened to infect the rest of the world and trigger a global meltdown, economists and investors took to calling it the “Asian flu.”
Coronavirus in Canada: What you need to know about grocery shopping during the pandemic Do you need to disinfect your purchases? And more questions answered. Photo courtesy iStock. In the era of social distancing, grocery shopping is one of the only reasons to leave home right now. How Pandemics Change History I believe that this is something that also does bring out the highest qualities. Indeed, novels are also written about these major events. It affects our literature and our culture. I’m thinking of the great plague novel, which is “The Betrothed,” by the Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni. He talks about the archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Borromeo, who went into the pest houses and was willing to lay down his life to look after the poorest and most unwell people in his flock.
Our lives after the coronavirus pandemic The new coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it. More than one-quarter of the world's 7.8 billion people are now largely confined to their homes, as governments step up curbs on movement and social contact in a bid to contain the virus. In many parts of the world, borders are closed, airports, hotels and businesses shut, and school cancelled. These unprecedented measures are tearing at the social fabric of some societies and disrupting many economies, resulting in mass job losses and raising the spectre of widespread hunger. More: Online buying soars as coronavirus spreads around the world With billions of people under stay-at-home directives during the coronavirus pandemic, ecommerce is booming across the planet. In North America, the number of online orders for web-only online retailers were up 52% year over year in the United States and Canada for the 2 weeks of March 22 through April 4, according to an online tracker from marketing platform Emarsys and analytics platform GoodData. Revenue for web-only retailers in the U.S. and Canada was up 30% year over year for the period. U.S. online orders increased 56% Among primarily store-based retailers, the number of online orders in the U.S. and Canada were up 56% year over year for the 2 weeks of March 22 through April 4, according to the Emarsys/GoodData tracker. Online sales for that group during that period grew 43% compared with the same period a year earlier.