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Naomi and her husband Doug Hassebroek enjoy a happy hour from their home on March 20 using Zoom to connect digitally at the end of their first Friday working from home in Brooklyn. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters) Ctrl + N Most of The Washington Post staff has been working from home and practicing social distancing for more …

As the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 spreads across the globe, with cases surpassing 284,000 worldwide today (March 20), misinformation is spreading almost as fast.  One persistent myth is that this virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was made by scientists and escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. A new analysis of SARS-CoV-2 may …

After seven Bay Area counties issued a sweeping new shelter-in-place order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many residents and business owners have been left scratching their heads: What, exactly, will be open? The orders — which mirror one another closely — describe a list of “essential” businesses that may continue operating over the …

The answer, according to experts, is no. Temperature checks are an important tool that can be effective in many contexts, including doctors offices and hospitals. But when it comes to curbing the global spread of the coronavirus that causes covid-19, temperature screening has serious limitations — and comes with costs. What can be missed The …

With Tony Riley President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence listens.( AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Ctrl + N Silicon Valley could play a critical role in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.   The …

THE PROGNOSIS A nurse walks out of a tent with a test kit at a drive-through testing center for employees at UW Medical Center Northwest in Seattle, Wash. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters) Here’s something else Congress could do to fight the coronavirus: Renew funds for the nation’s community health centers, the likely first stop for many low-income …

Let’s face the facts: change isn’t easy, especially for businesses. A fast and accelerating pipeline of new technologies has left many businesses struggling to keep up. Legacy operating models and business processes are strained as they encounter everything from AI to VR and blockchain. However, a growing number of businesses have found a way to …

It’s happening. A bona fide selloff took hold on Wall Street Monday after investors spent weeks attempting to come to terms with the potential impact of COVID-19 as it spreads in countries outside of China, threatening to dent global supply chains and economies. Second-biggest point drop If it holds until the closing bell, the day’s …

But the decision has prompted anger from some exhausted passengers, who believe the move could actually set back their ability to return to normal life — just as that option was within their grasp. Thousands of people have been stuck in their cabins under mandatory quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess, which is docked off the …

The Dow (INDU) was up 450 points or 1.6% in late morning trading. The S&P 500 (SPX) rose 1.5%, while the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was up 1.7%. But the global coronavirus is still not over. So what’s behind the excitement? Chinese stimulus The People’s Bank of China stepped in this week by injecting billions of …