• Coronavirus Live Updates: Wuhan Nursing Home Reports New Cluster of Cases
    on 2020-02-22 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    A dozen cases have been confirmed at a single nursing home in Wuhan, China. Experts say such facilities are among the most dangerous sites for transmission of the virus.

  • Adapting to Rising Seas, Schools Move to the Rafters and Cats Swim
    by Hannah Beech and Jes Aznar on 2020-02-22 in Philippines, Global Warming, , Cebu (Philippines)

    On an island in the Philippines, waterlogged one-third of the year because of climate change, residents adjust to their sodden existence instead of fleeing.

  • As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout
    on 2020-02-22 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), South Korea, Wuhan (China), China, British Columbia (Canada), Hubei Province (China), Nepal, Foxconn Technology

    With four fatalities in Iran and a spike in infections in South Korea, concerns about the virus’s effect on the global economy intensified.

  • Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected
    by Denise Grady on 2020-02-22 in your-feed-science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Department, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), United States, Hubei Province (China), Infections, Epidemics

    The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.

  • Hundreds Released From Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan
    by Motoko Rich and Eimi Yamamitsu on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Cruises, Yokohama (Japan), Japan, Politics and Government

    Coronavirus quarantine over, passengers ventured off into the port city of Yokohama and beyond amid deep concerns among health experts and the announcement of two deaths.

  • What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread
    by Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Viruses, Epidemics, Japan, South Korea, Singapore

    Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.

  • ‘Like an Umbrella Had Covered the Sky’: Locust Swarms Despoil Kenya
    by Abdi Latif Dahir on 2020-02-21 in desert locust, Insects, Kenya, Horn of Africa, East Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Agriculture and Farming, Global Warming, Pesticides

    At first, villagers thought the dark, dense blot in the sky was a harmless cloud. Then came the terrifying realization that the locusts had arrived.

  • South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections
    on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), China, Quarantines, Deaths (Fatalities), Cruises, Xi Jinping, Hubei Province (China)

    The new figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China.

  • ‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.
    by Tiffany May on 2020-02-20 in SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Protective Clothing and Gear, Hospitals, Masks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Hong Kong

    Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Lawrence Tesler, Who Made Personal Computing Easier, Dies at 74
    by John Markoff on 2020-02-20 in Tesler, Lawrence (1945-2020), Deaths (Obituaries), Computers and the Internet, Desktop Computers, Software, Apple Inc, Xerox Corporation

    When you’re cutting and pasting, dragging the cursor over selected text and performing other common computer tasks, you can thank him.

  • Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women
    by Roni Caryn Rabin on 2020-02-20 in your-feed-science, Estrogen, Testosterone, Immune System, Women and Girls, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Mice, Epidemics, Viruses, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), Deaths (Fatalities), Medicine and Health, Reproduction (Biological), Men and Boys, Research, Blood Pressure, Smoking and Tobacco, Vaccination and Immunization, Hong Kong, China, Middle East, Wuhan (China), Paris (France), Clayton, Janine Austin, Annals of Internal Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, University of Iowa, Yale University, Harvard University

    Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.

  • Whisky Knows Her Toys
    by James Gorman on 2020-02-20 in Dogs, Animal Cognition, Scientific Reports (Journal), Fugazza, Claudia, Eotvos Lorand University, your-feed-science

    A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners.

  • Warmest January Ever Puts 2020 on Track to Be One of Top 10 Hottest Years
    by Henry Fountain on 2020-02-20 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Temperature, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Global average temperatures for the month were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above average and slightly higher than in January 2016, the previous record-holder.

  • COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers’ Questions
    by Tariro Mzezewa and Sarah Firshein on 2020-02-20 in Travel and Vacations, Quarantines, Airlines and Airplanes, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Cruises, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas

    With COVID-19 disease upending plans and commerce globally, expert advice on how to think about traveling now.

  • Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse
    by Richard C. Paddock, Sui-Lee Wee and Roni Caryn Rabin on 2020-02-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Cambodia, Malaysia, Epidemics, Sihanoukville (Cambodia)

    Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected.

  • How a Pharmacy Handles Mask Hoarders and Coronavirus Fears
    by Isabella Kwai on 2020-02-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Hong Kong, Masks, Epidemics, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Drugstores, Shortages

    At a small pharmacy in Hong Kong, part of the job has become calming nervous customers desperate for supplies.

  • Japan Reports 2 Deaths Among Cruise Ship Passengers
    on 2020-02-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), Cruises, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Yokohama (Japan)

    The virus continues to spread in China, though more slowly. New cases in countries like Japan and Iran have experts concerned about getting it under control quickly.

  • To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
    by Rachel Nuwer on 2020-02-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Animals, Conservation of Resources, Poaching (Wildlife), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Biodiversity, Meat, Epidemics, Pangolins, Black Markets, Viruses, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), EcoHealth Alliance, Environmental Investigation Agency, China, Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas, your-feed-science

    Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia.

  • New Cases in China Appear to Be Slowing
    on 2020-02-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Deaths (Fatalities), Epidemics, Cruises, China, Hubei Province (China), Japan, Cambodia

    The number of confirmed new cases in China appeared again to be slowing.

  • Oil and Gas May Be a Far Bigger Climate Threat Than We Knew
    by Hiroko Tabuchi on 2020-02-19 in Global Warming, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Methane, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Natural Gas, Nature (Journal), University of Rochester, Hmiel, Benjamin

    The findings add urgency of efforts to cut emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas routinely leaked or intentionally released into the atmosphere.

  • She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.
    by Emma Goldberg on 2020-02-19 in Pelvis, Women and Girls, Hospitals, Law and Legislation, Tests (Medical), #MeToo Movement, Vagina, Anesthesia and Anesthetics, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Medical Schools

    Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

  • Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.
    on 2020-02-19 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Ships and Shipping, Deaths (Fatalities), Recession and Depression, Epidemics, United States

    As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.

  • Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China
    on 2020-02-19 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Epidemics, Deaths (Fatalities), Politics and Government, Cruises, Viruses, China, Cambodia, Hubei Province (China)

    China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.

  • How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
    by Tariro Mzezewa on 2020-02-19 in Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemics, World Health Organization, China, Wuhan (China), Knight, Nancy

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel.

  • Coronavirus Epidemic Keeps Growing, but Spread in China Slows
    by Vivian Wang on 2020-02-19 in Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics and Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Epidemics, Travel Warnings, China, Cambodia, Japan

    The World Health Organization said China’s drastic limits on people’s movement had helped, but experts cautioned against predicting that the worst was over.