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People flocked to Florida's Clearwater Beach on Monday despite national warnings to keep to smaller groups and avoid crowds. It seems like a shortsighted thing to be doing given everything we know, but there they all are.

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Twitter Thread: Computational/System Biologist Shares Thoughts On COVID-19

Twitter user @BallouxFrancois works as a computational/system biologist, who additionally spent 5 years modeling world class pandemic responses. He proceeds to break down all the things that he (doesn't) know. Just a little bit terrifying. 

Computational biologist breaks down how he sees the Coronavirus shaking out | Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois should be qualified comment on covid-19 pandemic computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years world class 'pandemic response modelling' unit this thread will summarise believe don't) know 1/12) 10:39 PM Mar 14, 2020 Twitter Web App 19.4K Retweets 46.3K Likes Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois Mar 14 Replying BallouxFrancois After having spent
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We're all following Coronavirus to some degree, and we're all mostly aware of basic hygiene like washing our hands a lot, coughing into our elbows and not touching our eyes, noses and mouths, but evidently that's harder to do than people think. Here's a Washington Post super cut of various officials touching their faces moments after telling people not to.

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Chinese Residents Get Creative During Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus has left many streets across China empty. It looks like a ghost town out there. There are pictures of vacant subway stations in the middle of the afternoon, and apparently even KFC and Starbucks are closed. Chinese residents are working on maintaining their sanity during lockdown by getting real creative with the indoor activities. Good to see some triumph of the spirit during such a troubling and frightening time. 

Twitter users share the ways that they're staying preoccupied during the Coronavirus outbreak | tweet by manyapan how to survive staying indoors during #coronavirus lockdown according to these very important videos making their rounds on chinese social media: firstly don't be afraid to express your feelings and get in touch with your emotions
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Guy Hacks a Scammer Til He Goes Ape-Sh*t

The unfortunate thing about most scammer trolling stories is that even though the scammer might waste some time or look like an idiot, they're never really punished for their malicious behavior. This time around, the scammer gets the tables turned on him and actually loses something out of the deal. Oh, the call is recorded too. The real action happens near the end of the recording.

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16 Anti-Vaxxer Memes More Viral than the Diseases They Spread

Two of the most interesting developments in recent years are the rise of Anti-Vaxxers, and the amazing popularity of memes. It only makes sense the two would collide. Memes just spread so fast, it's crazy. And we all know how good Anti-Vaxxers are at helping spread anything that's going viral.

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A monster virus comes back from ancient times to wreak havoc on mankind. That may sound like a blurb from a science fiction novel, but as scientists have known for some time, it's not at all impossible. And thanks to the recent revival of a 30,000-year-old giant virus in Siberia, there's increasing concern that it might describe our future.

But before you go diving into your hermetically sealed fallout shelters, it's important to note that, at least thus far, this and every other virus we've found sleeping deep beneath the surface hasn't been of any threat to mankind. So why's everybody talking about this discovery like it's the opening of the seventh seal? In proving that dormant viruses this ancient can, in fact, be revived, we've just opened up a Pandora's box of pandemic proportions.