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Can Asia's infectious disease-producing wildlife trade be stopped?

18 minutes ago   |   Grist

For the past 40 years, the Chinese government has promoted the wild animal trade as a form of rural economic development. But the industry ground to a halt this winter when it...
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The coronavirus is the worst intelligence failure in US history | Micah Zenko

4 hours ago   |   The Guardian

The Trump administration's unprecedented indifference, even willful neglect, forced a catastrophic strategic surprise on to the American people Coronavirus - latest US updates...
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China and Vietnam finally ban wildlife trade after coronavirus outbreak kills more than 30,000 around the world

China and Vietnam finally ban wildlife trade after coronavirus outbreak kills more than 30,000 around the world

15 hours ago   |   The Sun

CHINA and Vietnam are finally banning the wild animal trade after the coronavirus spread across the world killing thousands of people. The killer virus started in a wet market...
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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Mar 27, 2020

1 day ago   |   XE

The Dollar index fell to near two-week lows in N.Y. on Friday, sliding from 99.80 to 98.51. The USD lost ground to all major currencies, as unwinding of safe-haven Dollar flows...
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11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history, from the Black Death kickstarting the end of serfdom to the coronavirus creating a work-from-home culture

11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history, from the Black Death kickstarting the end of serfdom to the coronavirus creating a work-from-home culture

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

In an effort to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, authorities have encouraged social distancing and the CDC has discouraged groups of people bigger than 50. This...
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Don't panic, but the world is running out of condoms because of coronavirus

Don't panic, but the world is running out of condoms because of coronavirus

1 day ago   |   Metro

The world's largest condom producer temporarily closed its doors If you're planning to spend the next few weeks getting freaky in the sheets with your self-isolation buddy or...
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The Drive-Thru: Companies respond to the coronavirus, craft chains refuse to close, and workers deal with chaos

The Drive-Thru: Companies respond to the coronavirus, craft chains refuse to close, and workers deal with chaos

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

This is Kate Taylor, back on the newsletter beat after two months traveling in Asia. Yes, I now realize that I somehow picked the worst possible time to travel internationally...
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Stock markets turn lower again as stimulus rally fades

2 days ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Stock markets have turned lower after a mixed day in Asia as investors weighed the prospect of a long period of contagion by coronavirus against economic stimulus efforts by...
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Stranded in paradise: Tourists struggle with cancelled flights and shut borders

2 days ago   |   Belfast telegraph

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into nightmares as airlines cancel...
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Pangolins could be ‘missing link' allowing coronavirus to jump from bats to humans

Pangolins could be ‘missing link' allowing coronavirus to jump from bats to humans

2 days ago   |   Metro

Similar strains of coronavirus have been found in smuggled pangolins Pangolins are scaly, anteater-like creatures found in Asia that are routinely trafficked and smuggled for...
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