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Delaying the Olympics may hurt Japan. But risks from the coronavirus could be far greater

Despite the unprecedented decision to delay the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the negative impact on Japan’s economy pales in comparison to the blow from the coronavirus outbreak, economists and market strategists say. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday caved in to growing calls to postpone the games, and announced they will… Read More »

Commentary: Tom Hanks’ Take on Coronavirus Just Might Help Us All

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 17, 2020 — Humans are highly visual creatures. Severe and transformative events in our society are often remembered best by moments captured in representative photographs. Iconic images have immortalized such events as the end of World War II, the Vietnam War, and others. Often there are iconic individuals,… Read More »

Lake Worth Beach commissioner blasts Florida mayor over coronavirus emergency powers

Lake Worth Beach City Commissioner Omari Hardy and Mayor Pam Triolo (Credit: screenshot) Lake Worth Beach City Commissioner Omari Hardy blasted Mayor Pam Triolo and City Manager Michael Bornstein during a contentious meeting last Thursday over the use of emergency powers as the coronavirus spreads, particularly in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reported that Hardy… Read More »

Mourners banned from hugging at funerals in strict rules to combat coronavirus

Mourners are advised not to kiss or hug at funerals as one of Britain’s biggest crematorium operators brings in strict rules to combat coronavirus after UK death toll reaches 108 Private crematorium operator introduced  distancing measures for funerals Said they would not be restricting the amount of mourners able to attend  Social distancing has been advised… Read More »

Iranian state-run media: Coronavirus pandemic could kill millions in country

Iranian state media said that if residents ignore health warnings, millions of people could die across the country. The Tuesday warning was issued by state-run TV journalist Afruz Eslami, who is also a doctor. Eslami cited a study from an Iranian university that outlined three potential scenarios for how many people could die during the… Read More »