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Apple is offering Apple News readers in the United States dedicated coverage of the global COVID-19 viral outbreak by collecting stories and health guidelines in a specially curated section of the app.

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The Special Coverage Coronavirus section appears in Apple News Spotlight, and includes the latest reports from news partners including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, amongst others.

The public health coverage includes tips and advice on viral symptoms and how to stay safe, including regular and thorough hand washing, catching coughs with disposable tissues, and avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.

In addition, readers can find links to recommended sources of information, such as the State Department and Johns Hopkins University.

The special coverage is similar to previous dedicated sections hosted on Apple News, such as the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

The coronavirus section is available to readers in the U.S. only, and can be accessed from the Today tab within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Article Link: Apple News App Gains Coronavirus Special Coverage Section
 
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The only thing the map serve is to create more panic. If you're sick, stay home. If you're about to cough or sneeze, cover yourself. Anything and everything you touch, wash your hands. This is the same information we're told when we have a cold and flu. Lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating more healthy foods to boost your immune system. It's all you can really do and have a control of. And drink plenty of water.
 

cardfan

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That’s probably why Apple is rejecting all the coronavirus apps. They’d have to reject their own app if they want to be consistent though.
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The only thing the map serve is to create more panic. If you're sick, stay home. If you're about to cough or sneeze, cover yourself. Anything and everything you touch, wash your hands. This is the same information we're told when we have a cold and flu. Lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating more healthy foods to boost your immune system. It's all you can really do and have a control of. And drink plenty of water.

Dont be silly. You can do more. Stay home. Lose your job. Avoid people. Stock up on toilet paper. Live in fear. And join the nutjob revolution.
 
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cmaier

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The only thing the map serve is to create more panic. If you're sick, stay home. If you're about to cough or sneeze, cover yourself. Anything and everything you touch, wash your hands. This is the same information we're told when we have a cold and flu. Lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating more healthy foods to boost your immune system. It's all you can really do and have a control of. And drink plenty of water.
No that’s not the only thing the map accomplishes. It helps us know where hot spots are, which is important for those of us who travel frequently or who meet with people who travel frequently.
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That’s probably why Apple is rejecting all the coronavirus apps. They’d have to reject their own app if they want to be consistent though.
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Dont be silly. You can do more. Stay home. Lose your job. Avoid people. Stock up on toilet paper. Live in fear. And join the nutjob revolution.
German government says 60 percent of their population or more will get the virus. Worldwide statistics tell us 10 percent of those over 80 who get the virus will die.

yeah, maybe people should stay home for a couple of weeks and you should stop trying to get everyone killed with false bravado.
 
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santaliqueur

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Let us know the cold hard facts about this killer virus full of nose sniffles and mild fevers!
Reclkess commment. It's not about how strong the virus is, it's about how easy it is to catch and the percentage of people it kills.

I am suspicious about the motivation behind peoples comments downplaying this pandemic. A few weeks ago we barely heard of this thing - now there are thousands dead.

Comments like yours are proudly ignorant, and people like you will infect their whole family without even knowing it.
 

npmacuser5

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Hope the COVID-19 section updates more often then the Apple Spotlight News. Not sure why Apple has a spotlight news section that essentially is Old news.
 

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The only thing the map serve is to create more panic. If you're sick, stay home. If you're about to cough or sneeze, cover yourself. Anything and everything you touch, wash your hands. This is the same information we're told when we have a cold and flu. Lead a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating more healthy foods to boost your immune system. It's all you can really do and have a control of. And drink plenty of water.

Avoid food woo terms like 'boost your immune system'. That's is the kind of nonsense that comes from Gwyneth Paltrow and Dr Oz trying to sell you overpriced vitamins that you get from a normal diet.

Your immune system is either normal if you're healthy or dysfunctional if you are impaired. The only 'boosted' immune system is when it the immune system attacks the body and you get psoriasis or arthritis.
 

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Hope the COVID-19 section updates more often then the Apple Spotlight News. Not sure why Apple has a spotlight news section that essentially is Old news.
Stop reading it, it's censored/edited by Apple, since when is Apple a trusted source?
 

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Avoid food woo terms like 'boost your immune system'. That's is the kind of nonsense that comes from Gwyneth Paltrow and Dr Oz trying to sell you overpriced vitamins that you get from a normal diet.

Your immune system is either normal if you're healthy or dysfunctional if you are impaired. The only 'boosted' immune system is when it the immune system attacks the body and you get psoriasis or arthritis.
It's a multibillion dollar industry, you'll have more chance to influence the NRA. Fact is: with a normal, varied diet you do not need ANY food additives in the form of vitaminpills or otherwise. Only with PROVEN deficit, additives can be considered.. save yourself some money..
 

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Let us know the cold hard facts about this killer virus full of nose sniffles and mild fevers!
Try and read the published obduction report of a COVID-victim? Look at The WHO, CDC. Or better visit a victim when contagious, if you're feeling cold.. you'll know the hard facts will follow..
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If a lot more people get it like 60-70 % of Germany and „only“ 2% die. That’s still a lot. Also don’t forget all the people losing or trying to find a job
She named the percentage of Germans who will contract the Wuhan-virus, not the percentage who will die from it.
 

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The coronavirus section is available to readers in the U.S. only, and can be accessed from the Today tab within the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Nope. It’s also available in the UK. For a change, something is not US only. Haha.
 

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Try and read the published obduction report of a COVID-victim? Look at The WHO, CDC. Or better visit a victim when contagious, if you're feeling cold.. you'll know the hard facts will follow..
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She named the percentage of Germans who will contract the Wuhan-virus, not the percentage who will die from it.

so did I? What I meant was, if 60-70 % of all Germans eventually contract the virus and of those 3.4 % die (updating death rate, no longer just 2%) then yes, the casualties will be greater compared to only a few being exposed to it in the first place. So yes it’s serious
 
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Sirius/XM also has a channel for information (121), and the Atlantic magazine is putting their articles outside their paywall apparently. CNN did a podcast they are updating too.

There is a ton of factual information out there, rather than listening to the administration.
 
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The high death rate in Italy is apparently due to the lack of intensive care options there. Plus, potentially, an older population.

I can only imagine when this hits Hawaii. Healthcare is an issue there. (There is no trauma center on the big island, which I found amazing. I was there in 2011. Hopefully that has changed)
 

MEJHarrison

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The high death rate in Italy is apparently due to the lack of intensive care options there. Plus, potentially, an older population.

I've seen a few reports from people in Italy. They blame it on the fact that no one took it seriously and thought it was just the flu. Now they have so many people infected that their hospitals can't cope with all the cases. That is what is leading to many deaths. At this point, there aren't enough ventilators to go around in the hospitals. Which means they are now going to those likely to benefit from them, rather than those in the worst conditions. I've heard if you're over 60 with other complications, you don't get a ventilator.

That is why it is so frustrating seeing people here spouting off the same nonsense. The talk should be about it spreading as slowly as possible at this point so we don't overwhelm our hospitals. But there are still those who stubborn to do a little research and see what's happening around the world. What's worse is they're spreading that misinformation.
 
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