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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

News Strong news - Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Org reports WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from being infected and infecting others. But shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline…
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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK – CONTAGIOUS FEAR, Media “infodemic” accompanies disease

News Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University  Aria Bracci reports FEAR CAN BE CONTAGIOUS. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR KEEPING CALM. There are ways to protect against and prevent spreading COVID-19, but the World Health Organization says an “infodemic” has accompanied the disease, leading people toward inaccurate information and consequential panic.  A few days ago, I found a note from my upstairs neighbors. Having never talked to them before, I took one look at the hastily scribbled writing and immediately assumed something was very, very wrong. “Oh no,” I thought. “They’ve got COVID-19.” And they’re so sick, I told myself, that…
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Coronavirus Outbreak – Industrial Sports NBA Suspends Games Until Further Notice as Player Tests Positive. Teams Quarantined

News Strong news - NBA National Basketball Association reports The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
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WHO Director-General on COVID-19

NEWS STRONG news - Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Org reports. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Good afternoon. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.   There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their ; Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals. In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher. WHO has been assessing this outbreak…
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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide

NEWS STRONG news - Geneva, Switzerland WHO reports. WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Healthcare workers rely on personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients from being infected and infecting others. But shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously…
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SARS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: IFRC, UNICEF and WHO Guidance to Protect Children and Support Safe School Operations

NEWS STRONG news - GENEVA, Switzerland and New York, United States. World Health Organization reports The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists to keep schools safe. It also advises national and local authorities on how to adapt and implement emergency plans for educational ; In the event of school closures, the guidance includes recommendations to mitigate against the possible negative impacts on children’s learning and wellbeing. This means…
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

US STRONG news Washington, DC: The White House reports James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 6:34 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; We just attended a very important task force meeting on the virus that everybody is talking about all over the ; No matter where you go, that’s what’s on people’s ; And we are going to take care of, and have been taking care of, the American public and the American economy. We are going to be asking tomorrow — we’re seeing the ; We’re going to be meeting with House Republicans — Mitch McConnell, everybody —…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Society of Professional Journalists reports The Manchester Divided Event at Emerson College on March 19 has been cancelled due to COV-19 Outbreak concerns. Alert: PCLI Cancels 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference Long Island Strong news - Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is canceling the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference scheduled for March colleges have instructed their faculty not to bring students to conferences for the time being. And some speakers and registrants have voiced concern…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Sports Industrials to Protect Players from Media Contact in Locker Rooms

News Strong news - New York, NY: Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer release joint statement: “After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting."
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Media Mogul Mike Done with Campaign for President

News Strong news - Mike Bloomberg reports To every American who supported our campaign, THANK YOU. Our campaign has ended, but our fight is not over. I hope you will continue to be part of our effort to defeat Donald Trump and start rebuilding our country. Together we will get it done. Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump – because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult. I’m a believer in…
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Journalism’s problem might be The New York Times

The New York Times has more digital subscribers than The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and 250 Gannett newspapers. News Strong news - Boston, MA: Harvard University Nieman Lab SARAH SCIRE reports In his first media column for The New York Times, Ben Smith says journalism’s problem might be The New York Times. “The New York Times is going to basically be a monopoly” vs. “What I actually think you’re seeing is not a winner-take-all dynamic — what you’re actually seeing is a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats dynamism.” Well, that was meta. The former editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, Ben Smith, made a splashy debut…
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Tribune, Gannett, New York Times Close Down on Largest DOW Surge in History

News Strong news - New York, NY: Wall Street stocks surges with the largest gain in the DOW composite history. The DOW rose points or Stocks that dropped on the largest surge in history: New York Times closes down - .50% to $ share. Gannett closes down to $ share. Tribune Publishing closes down to $ share.
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The Power of Photography Debuts

GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITION EXAMINES LIFE MAGAZINE’S INNOVATIVE ROLE IN SHAPING 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY. Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum reports PRINCETON, NJ – From its groundbreaking launch issue in 1936 through the conclusion of its weekly run in 1972, Life magazine profoundly shaped how its readers viewed themselves – and the world. Life also had a transformative impact on the development of modern photography and on the artists and photojournalists who have employed the medium to tell their (and our) stories ever since. Drawing on unprecedented access to Life magazine’s picture and paper archives, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography features more than 150 objects,…
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Disney ABC Mickey Mouse Media Boss Quits

Multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger steps down. News Strong news - WALT DISNEY Inc. reports - BURBANK, Calif., February 25, 2020—The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced today that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Robert A. Iger assumes the role of Executive Chairman and will direct the Company’s creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing the full benefit of his experience, leadership and guidance to ensure a…
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