We've all seen the number of cases continue to grow, but what about the recoveries? Here's some uplifting data for a change - the chart below represents the number of recovered patients by country.
Together we can defeat this, #stayhome
The world isn't the happiest place right now and we think it's important to shed some light on the people who are out there spreading some positive energy among the darkness. Here is some of the most wholesome content from the past week, showing the best of humanity and will make your heart soar!
Before corona-gate, everyone dreamed of working from home in their pajamas. Traveling into the office every day was nothing other than a nuisance; a means to an end. But now that we're being forced to stay home, we miss the days where we had a real office, with a real desk and space for our computers. Turns out, working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially if you're not set up for it, or living in a studio apartment. People are having to be creative with their workspace and are finding comfort in knowing they're not alone in their struggles. A Twitter thread is encouraging people to share their makeshift WFH setups and some of them are super creative! Check them out below.
The quick spread of coronavirus has meant that an increasing number of people are having to self-isolate to keep themselves and others safe. Unfortunately, many of these people — especially the elderly — live by themselves and the loneliness can be overwhelming, particularly for the most vulnerable. Becky Wass, a freelance copywriter from Falmouth, Cornwall, decided to do something about it and designed a postcard for people to post to their elderly neighbors or anyone they know who feels lonely or isolated during the pandemic. Her Facebook post, together with her husband's tweet went viral and people can't get enough of the heartwarming gesture. Here are some of the responses from people who used and benefited from Becky's brilliant idea and it shows how good humanity can be when they come together in the face of a crisis.
We challenged our users to give us their best coronavirus pick-up lines because romance shouldn't stop during a pandemic. Just as long as you use them on the internet or from at least 6-feet away, this whole corona saga could bring the romance back! But based on these lines, maybe not... you can be the judge!
With Covid-19 taking over, we are living in fraught times. The world is a scary place right now and in the midst of all the crazy Corona confusion, we firmly believe that some light-hearted humor is in order. Historically, laughter is certainly (one of) the best medicines and while we do not take corona lightly at all, we are doing our part to help the world through this difficult time. Here are some of the best corona tweets we've found this week to lighten your mood. Stay safe!
Covid-19 has taken over, and all sports have been halted until further notice. This has left millions of people sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs and not knowing what to do with themselves. To fathom that there is life outside of sports is... well... weird. Here are some NFL memes that all sports fans will relate to while mourning the loss of the game. Whatever it may be. Right now it's corona - 1, sports - 0. Let's hope things change, and fast!
As Coronavirus keeps spreading, much of the world seems to be in panic mode, mass quarantining and buying supermarkets out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Essentially, the world is collapsing in on itself. But amid the madness, France had other plans, deciding that going ahead with holding the world's largest smurf gathering was worth risking the spread of a deadly pandemic. Yes, you read that correctly; a small northwestern French town did not let Coronavirus stop them from hosting this important and essential event. "We must not stop living," Patrick Leclerc, the mayor of Landerneau, said, followed by "It was the chance to say that we are alive." Well ok then. When in France, I guess! Here are some reactions to a video of the event, as broadcasted by AFP News Agency on Monday and it's safe to say that the world is not impressed.
Unfortunately, the world seems to have gone a little mad over this whole Coronavirus situation. We know it can be a deadly disease and it's scary how quickly it's spreading, but sometimes you have to find some humor in all the madness to stop yourself losing all hope. And these song lyrics mixed in with CDC warnings against the spread of the virus is nothing short of entertaining. You're welcome!
According to the updated live map tracking the spread of coronavirus, there are currently more than 17,500 people infected worldwide by the virus, with 361 who have already died from the deadly disease.
But pet owners in China are now even more scared.
In spite of the claims by the World Health Organisation that it has not seen any evidence of the virus being passed onto cats or dogs, China's top expert for infectious diseases, Prof. Li Lanjuan, warned that pets might also be infected by the deadly virus.
A group of international researchers and scientists have shed light on one of the central mysteries of solar physics: how energy and heat from the Sun is transferred to the Sun's upper atmosphere, heating it to more than 1 million degrees Farenheit - temperatures that are hotter than the Sun's surface.
With new images taken in granular detail by the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), the researchers discovered that jets of magnetized plasma (spicules) spurt like geysers from the sun's upper atmosphere into the corona (the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere). These spicules are between 125 and 310 miles wide and erupt continuously across the Sun's surface. Images of the jets also shows how they are made and the paths they travel (at 62 miles per second).
The corona is invisible to the human eye and the source of the mechanisms has been a confounding mystery for astrophysicists - until now. The GIFs below show granular details of the new images taken by the Big Bear Solar Observatory.