In Wake Of Social Distancing, People Are Hosting Virtual Parties In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In Wake Of Social Distancing, People Are Hosting Virtual Parties In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released last week on Nintendo Switch and it has been the top-selling video game in the UK. With the COVID-19 global pandemic and social distancing being a real serious concern in the whole world, gamers taking advantage of the hangout feature in New Horizons and hosting surprise wedding and birthday parties.

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What the Coronavirus Curve Teaches Us About Climate Change

What the Coronavirus Curve Teaches Us About Climate Change

The coronavirus pandemic—sadly—has introduced or reintroduced many people to the concept of an exponential curve, in which a quantity grows at an increasing rate over time, as the number of people contracting the virus currently is doing. It is this curve that so many of us are trying to “flatten” through social distancing and other mitigating measures, small and large.

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Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 838 overnight to 6,528

Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises by 838 overnight to 6,528

Spain prepared to enter its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6,528.

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Christian pastor who thought COVID-19 is just ‘mass hysteria’ among the first in Virginia to die from virus

Christian pastor who thought COVID-19 is just ‘mass hysteria’ among the first in Virginia to die from virus

One of the first deaths of a Virginian from coronavirus was a 66-year-old Christian “musical evangelist” who fell ill while on a trip to New Orleans with his wife. As the Friendly Atheist’s Bo Gardiner points out, Landon Spradlin had previously shared opinions that the pandemic was the result of “mass hysteria” from the media.

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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Monday

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Monday

Newfoundland has recorded its first death from coronavirus, while an Ontario care facility for seniors continues to be hard hit. Elsewhere, Spain has joined Italy and the United States as the only countries in the world to exceed China's recorded count of COVID-19 cases. Get the latest on what's happening around the world and in Canada.

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Whatever You Do During a Pandemic, Don’t Get Hurt Doing Dumb Stuff

Whatever You Do During a Pandemic, Don’t Get Hurt Doing Dumb Stuff

Remember the Darwin Awards story about the poor guy who threw a lit stick of dynamite only to have his Labrador retriever go fetch it? Whether he’s mythical or not, I’ve always felt that we were too hard on him. Did he really do anything all that stupid? Throwing the dynamite seems smarter than holding onto it. Let anyone who hasn’t done something stupid step forward.

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The untold origin story of the N95 mask

The untold origin story of the N95 mask

It’s hard to think of a symbol of COVID-19 more fraught than the N95 respirator. The mask fits tightly around the face and is capable of filtering 95% of airborne particles, such as viruses, from the air, which other protective equipment (such as surgical masks) can’t do. It’s a life-saving device that is now in dangerously short supply. As such, it has come to represent the extreme challenges of the global response to COVID-19.

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