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Coronavirus: How hand sanitisers protect against infections – Compound Interest

There are a few criteria that hand sanitisers need to meet to be most effective. Alcohol-based sanitisers are more effective than their non-alcohol-based counterparts. However, the alcohol percentage by volume needs to be at least 60%. Below this, they’re less likely to kill the bacteria and viruses on your hands. The potency of alcohol-based hand […]

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‘This is not a drill,’ WHO says, rallying global fight against virus | The Times of Israel

This is not a drill. This is not the time for giving up. This is not a time for excuses. This is a time for pulling out all the stops. Countries have been planning for scenarios like this for decades. Now is the time to act on those plans. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Dr. […]

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Lufthansa Suspends 7100 Flights in March, Including to Israel

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Coronavirus outbreak already at pandemic levels, Israeli health official warns

The novel coronavirus spreading across the world is already at a “pandemic” stage, a top Israeli health official said Thursday, though world health authorities have held off from declaring a global outbreak. “Although officially the World Health Organization did not yet declare a pandemic, we do feel we are at a pandemic stage,” Asher Shalmon, […]

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Israel Adds Five Countries to Coronavirus Air Travel Restrictions

Israel has already imposed the measure with regard to flights from Italy, China and Singapore.

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Coronavirus: BA Reducing Flights to US

The New York Times reports that British Airways is cancelling some flights from London to the United States to match reduced demand for flying due to the impact of COVID-19. The slowdown continues. Where is this headed?

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Coronavirus: Helpful Podcast

The On the Media podcast interviews author and science journalist Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance about the spread of COVID-19. I found it helpful, although I prefer hearing from scientists rather than journalists. Garrett was a consultant for the gripping, educational and entertaining 2011 […]