The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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You can reach her at [email protected] YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus recommendations, according to CEO Susan Wokcicki.

Speaking on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Wokcicki said that the Google-owned video streaming platform would be “removing information that is problematic”.

YouTube coronavirus ban follows crackdown on 5G conspiracies.

The comments from Wokcicki on how YouTube is handling content related to the coronavirus follow a ban on the platform earlier this month on videos linking Covid-19 to 5G networks.

YouTube announced that it would be deleting the video and that it would be enacting a blanket ban on the conspiracy theory following the interview.

The streaming giant has also been forced to change its position on placing adverts next to content relating to the coronavirus.

In March, YouTube announced that it would demonetise coronavirus videos, effectively putting a ban on adverts before such videos as part of an ongoing policy related to advertising on ‘sensitive events’ content. »

First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater in Australia: A proof of concept for the wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 in the community

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Therefore, the quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater affords the ability to monitor the prevalence of infections among the population via wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE).

The estimated RNA copy numbers observed in the wastewater were then used to estimate the number of infected individuals in the catchment via Monte Carlo simulation.

The work also draws attention to the need for further methodological and molecular assay validation for enveloped viruses in wastewater. »

Scott Morrison lobbies Donald Trump, others for greater world health oversight to prevent another pandemic

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seeking to build an international coalition to give the World Health Organisation (WHO) — or another body — powers equivalent to those of a weapons inspector to avoid another catastrophic pandemic.

The Australian Government is unsure if the WHO is the best option, as each of the 194 member states have veto power over reforms.

Australia is keen to ensure the lessons from the COVID-19 outbreak are not forgotten, especially the WHO's late declaration of the coronavirus pandemic. »