The Daily Populous

Sunday April 19th, 2020 day edition

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New York, epicentre of the US epidemic, yesterday reported another 540 coronavirus-related deaths for the previous day, the lowest daily tally since 1 April.

In neighbouring New Jersey, some 40 percent of coronavirus deaths "are related in some way to long-term care" facilities, the state's health commissioner said.

New Jersey reported another 231 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total there past 4000.

Protesters, many wearing Trump hats and shirts but not protective face masks, gathered in the Texas capitol Austin on Saturday chanting "USA!

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Friday extended school closures in his state through to the end of the academic year.

Several states, including Ohio, Michigan, Texas and Florida, have said they aim to reopen parts of their economies, perhaps by 1 May or even sooner.

To help slow the virus's spread, New York mandated statewide wearing of masks for anyone out in public and unable to practise social distancing. »

Call of Duty: Warzone console players are turning off crossplay to escape PC cheaters

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare console players are turning off crossplay to try to escape PC cheaters.

However, a negative side effect of crossplay in Call of Duty is console players are exposed to PC cheaters - and as a temporary fix, console players are turning off crossplay to stamp it out.

Some console players have called for console-only crossplay, allowing PS4 and Xbox One players to play together without PC players. »

More Than 1,000 French Sailors Test Positive For Coronavirus—On A Single Ship

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More than 1,000 French navy sailors on France’s largest carrier—nearly half of those onboard—have tested positive for coronavirus so far, mirroring a similar cluster last month on American vessel the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is the latest coronavirus cluster at sea, with nearly ... [+] half of those onboard testing positive for the virus so far.

Nearly every person on board has been tested, The New York Times reported, but the French navy is still waiting on nearly 1,000 more test results. »

The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia

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The hope was that these actions might stop the spread of the disease in its tracks, sparing San Francisco from an epidemic.

Despite the closure order and gathering ban, the centerpiece of San Francisco’s crusade against influenza was the face mask.

But it was San Francisco that pushed for the early and widespread use of masks as a way to prevent the spread of the dread malady. »

Japan's noisy iPhone problem

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NTT Docomo has said it was implemented "to prevent secret filming or other privacy issues."

We continue to request handset manufacturers use the shutter sound," the spokesperson continued.

Worse, the iPhone 7 actually has the noisiest shutter sound yet -- something that my Japan-based colleagues are blaming on the new stereo speakers. »