The Daily Populous

Monday March 30th, 2020 day edition

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SARS and Coronavirus have both been traced back to China's wet markets, so why are they still allowed to operate?.

As new cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in China, thousands of people have started to flood back into controversial wet markets across the country.

A number of animals, including bats and the highly endangered pangolin, have been identified as possible culprits for the virus.

But it appears the recent COVID-19 outbreak has done little deter other animal markets across the country from continuing to trade.

“The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus,” a correspondent to visited the market told the publication.

This isn’t the first virus that has been linked to wet markets, with the SARS outbreak in 2003 also thought to have originated there.

A study published in 2007 from researchers at the University of Hong Kong described the culture of eating at these wet markets as a “time bomb” for a new virus. »

Emergency Hospital Being Constructed in Central Park

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There is an operation underway to build an emergency hospital inside Central Park.

Sunday morning, trucks filled with equipment and supplies parked along 5th Avenue, and workers with the North Carolina based Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse began constructing a 68-bed emergency field hospital across from Mount Sinai Hospital.

This buildout is apparently an exact replica of an emergency field hospital that Samaritan’s Purse opened on March 20 in northern Italy. »

Leak: An Apple AR Headset with Controllers Is In the Works

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Bloomberg reported in 2017 that the two companies were working together on an AR headset.

MacRumors also believes Apple is trialing an AR crosswalk bowling game for its nascent headset.

This would not be the first time Apple has reportedly worked with another company to produce an augmented or virtual reality headset. »

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they're actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

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Some are turning to tools like Sneek, a group video conference software that's always on by default.

Sneek features a "wall of faces" of employees at a company, automatically taking a photo of employees through their webcam every one to five minutes.

But an always-on video-conference tool changes that by automatically snapping webcam pictures of employees every few minutes. »