The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday April 22)

April 23, 2020

Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Missouri is suing China over coronavirus impacts saying the country did ‘little to stop the spread of the disease’

Missouri is suing the Chinese government and other top institutions for the role they played in the coronavirus pandemic and the effects it has had on the state, accusing the country of covering up information, silencing whistleblowers and doing little to stop the spread of the disease, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday.

CDC chief says there could be second, possibly worse coronavirus outbreak this winter

A second coronavirus outbreak could emerge this winter in conjunction with the flu season to make for an even more dire health crisis, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told The Washington Post in an interview.

90% of the world’s students are in lockdown. It’s going to hit poor kids much harder than rich ones

Theoni Bosman Quarshie has been cramped into a two-bedroom London public housing apartment with her mother and younger sister since the UK went into coronavirus lockdown in mid-March.

Facebook invests $5.7 billion for 9.99% stake in India’s Jio Platforms

Facebook is investing $5.7 billion into Jio Platforms, the digital technology arm of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s sprawling conglomerate Reliance Industries.

Bangladeshi garment workers face ruin as global brands ditch clothing contracts

When Fatema Akther arrived for work at the Alif Casual Wear garment factory in Dhaka in late March, she had no idea it would be her last day.

‘Tiger King,’ ‘Love is Blind’ and coronavirus propel Netflix to huge subscriber gains

Netflix added a stunning 16 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic led people to stay at home and binge on hit docuseries, such as “Tiger King,” and reality shows like “Love is Blind.”

His family stayed on the phone for 30 hours — until he died

Like so many people who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, Abby Adair Reinhard wasn’t able to be at the hospital with her dying father, Don Adair.

Vice President Michelle Obama?

On Monday night, in an interview with Pittsburgh’s premier political pundit, Joe Biden made a little news about his vice presidential search.

Why Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites are upsetting stargazers

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk can be a controversial figure. Not surprisingly, one of his projects has managed to frustrate stargazers.

Africa Live: Six Nigerians fined for partying during Ghana’s lockdown – BBC News

The United Nations has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could almost double the number of people around the world suffering from acute hunger, expressing concerns for people in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Death toll of Canada’s worst shooting rises to 23

The toll from the worst mass shooting in Canada’s modern history, a 14-hour rampage over the weekend, has risen to 23 from 19, police say. The victims include a 17-year-old not identified by officials who previously believed all those killed in the province of Nova Scotia were adults.

World risks ‘biblical’ famines due to pandemic – UN

The world is at risk of widespread famines “of biblical proportions” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN has warned. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe. A report estimates that the number suffering from hunger could almost double from 135m to more than 250m.

Newcastle United takeover: BeIN Sports & Amnesty warn Premier League

The Premier League has been urged to “fully interrogate” Newcastle United’s proposed £300m takeover by one of its largest worldwide broadcast partners, beIN Sport. The head of the Qatar-based TV giant, CEO Yousef al-Obaidly, has written to chairpersons of all top-flight clubs about the deal, which could see the Magpies bought by a Saudi-backed consortium.

Will we ever be immune to Covid-19?

As the news of potential new vaccines and tests for Covid-19 developed by labs around the world seems to make the news each day, the optimists among us have started to look for signs that we might be moving towards the easing of lockdown restrictions in Europe and the US, following from the relaxing of measures in New Zealand and Australia.

Coronavirus Study Of Drug Pushed By Trump Finds More Deaths, No Benefit

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment.

Republican Group Endorses Biden With Anti-Trump Ad In Battleground States

A conservative group critical of President Donald Trump is going on the attack with a new ad endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for November’s election. The spot from The Lincoln Project, titled “Ready,” lauds Biden as “a bipartisan leader who puts good ideas ahead of party politics” and praises his strength and character.

When The Holy Month Of Ramadan Comes At The Peak Of A Pandemic

Last year, 26-year-old Layla Comstock broke fast with her friends almost every night during Ramadan. A recent convert who joined the Islamic faith a few years ago, being surrounded by her Muslim friends meant she always had someone to break fast or walk to prayer services with.

17 of the best Zoom memes that’ll make you laugh while working from home

There’s nothing quite so 2020 as Zoom memes. Sure, we’re all stuck inside and on endless video calls but, hey, at least we’re getting some internet content out of it! To be fair, Zoom memes are good mostly because it’s so much of reality these days.

Netflix is now worth more than Disney thanks to a surge in viewership during pandemic

If it wasn’t already obvious what people have been doing while staying home during this pandemic, it certainly is now. Netflix just its biggest quarter ever on Tuesday. The most shocking number from Netflix’s Q1 2020 results: The video streaming service brought in 15.77 million new global paid subscribers.

Stop comparing coronavirus to other deadly viruses

The new coronavirus has some stark differences from other relatively recent, grim outbreaks of disease. Take, for example, the SARS outbreak in 2003 (also a coronavirus), the H1N1 flu in 2009, or even the ongoing HIV epidemic. They don’t compare for a number of reasons.

Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’ rewrites the tale of Tinseltown in an explosive first trailer

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. The electric first trailer for Hollywood, Ryan Murphy’s second project for Netflix after 2019’s Golden Globe-nominated show The Politician, promises viewers a complete remix of the “classic” Hollywood story.

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