The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday May 14)

May 14, 2020

A look at some of today’s top headlines.

Covid-19 isn’t just a respiratory disease. It hits the whole body

Covid-19 symptoms go beyond pneumonia to include blood clots, inflammation and even swollen toes.

Fauci tells Congress that states face serious consequences if they reopen too quickly

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, warned senators Tuesday that states and cities face serious consequences if they open up too quickly, urging states not to reopen until they know they have the capabilities to handle an inevitable uptick in cases once they relax stay-at-home orders.

Twitter will let some employees work from home ‘forever’

Twitter will allow some of its workforce to continue working from home “forever” if they choose, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Tuesday.

Singer Bryan Adams apologizes for social media post blaming ‘bat eating’ people for coronavirus

His comments sparked immediate backlash online, with “Bryan Adams” trending on Twitter Tuesday.

New threat to the economy: Americans are saving like it’s the 1980s

Americans are slashing their spending, hoarding cash and shrinking their credit card debt as they fear their jobs could disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the most expensive time to buy stocks in 20 years

The US stock market stands 4% higher today compared to a year ago, despite the death and destruction unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Vettel to leave Ferrari at the end of the season

Harmonious it wasn’t.

Canada’s Calgary Zoo to return two pandas to China

The Calgary Zoo in Canada is sending two giant pandas back to China due to a shortage of bamboo.

Coronavirus updates: Twitter says staff can work from home forever – BBC News

Tensions between China and Australia aren’t dying down, and the latest “beef” (Australian slang for fight) is about… beef. First a recap. Last month, Australia joined the US in calling for a global investigation into the origins of the virus and how it spread from China.

Kenyan nurse: ‘I was shunned over coronavirus fears’

A Kenyan nurse found herself being shunned and harassed after she prepared a patient for a Covid-19 test while she was on a nightshift. Eunice Mwabili says the case was handled professionally – she wore personal protective equipment while dealing with the man, who was placed in an isolation room at the hospital.

South Africans start to doubt tough lockdown

It is tempting to imagine that South Africa will look back, almost fondly, on late March 2020 as a special moment in its young democracy. As plenty of nations around the world appeared to flounder, or panic, or even turn their backs on the rising threat of Covid-19, this country was possessed by a rare and extraordinary degree of unity and decisiveness.

US condemns attack on Afghan maternity ward

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned a militant attack on a maternity ward in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two babies and 12 mothers and nurses were killed when several gunmen stormed the hospital on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a bombing at a funeral killed at least 26 people.

Jofra Archer: Play crowd noise at games behind closed doors

Crowd noise should be played at grounds if cricket returns behind closed doors, says England fast bowler Jofra Archer. There will be no cricket in England and Wales until at least 1 July because of the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is considering staging games without fans.

Facebook will pay moderators $52 million settlement for psychological harm

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators as compensation for mental health issues caused by their work. The internet is already generally a cesspool of filth and cruelty, so one can only imagine the incredibly horrific things its moderators are forced to witness every day.

Elon Musk thanks Trump for supporting Tesla factory reopening

President Donald Trump waded into Elon Musk’s Tesla drama, and the CEO appreciates the presidential support. Trump tweeted in favor of Musk’s Fremont, California, plant reopening despite the county’s orders to keep non-essential businesses closed through the month as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The state opened up manufacturing businesses on Friday, but California Gov.

Not even Jack Dorsey can figure out how to use Periscope

Look, we get it: Technology is hard. It’s just that, you know, you might expect a company’s co-founder and CEO to know how to use his own product. Well, in the case of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, it turns out that your expectations would be more than just a little off.

‘Hamilton’ is coming to Disney+ way, WAY ahead of schedule

Disney is not throwing away its shot to make an Independence Day splash in the midst of a global pandemic. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney boss Robert Iger confirmed that Miranda’s beloved Broadway hit Hamilton will be coming to Disney+ on July 3.

Elon Musk: We’re reopening the Fremont Tesla factory, arrest me if you want

Well, this escalated quickly. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company is reopening its manufacturing facility in Fremont, California “against Alameda County rules.” “I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me,” he tweeted on Monday.

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