US President Donald Trump has again blamed China as his country's death tollfrom Covid-19 passed 200,000. Mr Trump said the toll could have been as highas three million had his administration not acted to contain the coronavirus.
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China blamed the United Kingdom on Thursday for deteriorating ties after Prime Minister Boris Johnson slapped a 5G ban on Huawei, accusing London of poisoning the relationship by meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.
Gizmodo reports scientists have discovered a specific wavelength of UV light that’s both safe for people and can kill coronaviruses, both on surfaces and in the air. Researchers from Columbia University and Japan's Hiroshima University, have found that a UVC light wave of 222 nanometers does the trick. It's unable to penetrate the eye’s tear layer or the dead-cell layer of skin, preventing it from reaching and damaging living cells in the human body.
Over the weekend, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be airborne. Days later, Gizmodo reports the public health agency took it back. The new language on the CDC's website was released Friday, saying COVID-19 could be transmitted by respiratory droplets and through the air. But by Monday afternoon, the CDC removed the new language, claiming it was a draft version that was posted in error.
Lovers of the great outdoors may not know his name, but they'll almost certainly know the name of his invention: Gore-Tex. Gizmodo reports the celebrated inventor, engineer, and chemist Robert W. Gore has died. He was 83. It's easy to keep rain off your clothes by cutting holes in a garbage bag and wearing it like a vest. However, it prevents the flow of moisture in both directions. Rain is kept out, but your sweat is kept in, making you soggy and unable to regulate your own temperature.
A woman seeking urgent care in Germany died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital there. According to Gizmodo, the computer system's breakdown forced paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment. German authorities say it appears to be the first case of someone dying as a result of a ransomware attack, albeit indirectly. They're investigating the unknown hackers on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.
The last season of "Stranger Things" ended with David Harbour's Hopper presumed dead. However, previews for season four of the series show that Hooper is still alive. In a chat with Total Film, Harbour talked about the future of the character. Harbour said he and the Duffer brothers, creators of the show, had a talk about Hooper's resurrection. According to Gizmodo, Harbour compared Hooper's rebirth to Gandelf returning in "Lord of the Rings."
Health records professionals are up in arms over a recent change by the Trump Administration in how to report COVID-19 data. CNN reports public health advisers to the US government said in a letter that they are 'extremely concerned' and 'troubled' by the change in procedure. The letter described hospitals as 'scrambling' to determine how to meet new daily COVID-19 reporting requirements to the DHHS. The authors added retiring the older system jeopardized data integrity.
Former Army Green Beret Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins has been charged with spying for Russia. If convicted, he faces life in prison. CNN reports the US Department of Justice said Friday that Debbins provided information about US national defenses to Russian intelligence operatives. Debbins was arrested for allegedly releasing details about the chemical and Special Forces unit he was a part of, before and while serving in the US Army. Mr.
National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow says President Trump's decision to allow new sales to China's Huawei does not mean he's 'backing off' the telecommunications giant as a national security..