SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Global coronavirus infections surged past 15 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic gathering pace even as countries remain divided in their response to the crisis.

In the United States, which has the highest number of cases in the world with 3.91 million infections, President Donald Trump warned: “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.”

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:29

Bay Area tech workers consider moving amid layoff fears (

More than half of tech workers in the Bay Area are concerned about being laid off or furloughed in the next six months, or their salaries hitting a plateau or dropping, according to a new report from Hired.

Why it matters: The tech industry has generally fared better than other sectors in the pandemic downturn, offering more chances to work from home and fewer layoffs. However, there are concerns that companies won't be willing to pay Bay Area salaries if remote workers decide to relocate to less expensive areas.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:29

U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China’s state intelligence bureau, for their alleged involvement in a massive global hacking operation that targeted hundreds of companies and governments for more than a decade.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 20:29

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response.

Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus.

The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are under way.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 00:03

This is the first time that investigational COVID-19 vaccines have been reported to have a T-cell response

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:09

Teachers in Florida are suing the state to block an emergency order requiring schools to open next month with in-person instruction. They say, with the surge of coronavirus cases, the order violates a provision in Florida's constitution requiring the state to ensure schools are operated safely.

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:09

People ages 15 to 44 account for about 60% of Utah’s coronavirus cases, according to the state health department. Lowering their infection rates would mark a major victory in reducing the spread, but Utah has seen little if any success in trimming those numbers.

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Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:47
  • Senate GOP lawmakers, angered by the administration's position, are pushing back and trying to keep the money for testing and tracing in the bill, two Republican sources told NBC News.
  • Some White House officials reportedly believe new money shouldn't be allocated for testing because previous assistance funds remain unspent. 
  • The Trump administration is trying to use the legislation to fund priorities unrelated to
Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:37

How Remote Work Could Destroy Silicon Valley (

The tech industry is built on serendipity. If workers flee the Bay Area, what’s left?

There may be no richer Silicon Valley lore: It was 2004, Mark Zuckerberg’s summer of craziness. At 20, he and five buddies had rented a Palo Alto home, where they partied and wrote code for Facebook. One day, as Zuckerberg and the guys were strolling the neighborhood, he saw a familiar face.

Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:21