Endangered sea turtles hatch on Brazil beach deserted due to coronavirus

Almost 100 critically endangered sea turtles hatched on a deserted beach in Brazil as the country’s coronavirus restrictions prohibit people from gathering on the shore.

Ninety-seven hawksbill sea turtles hatched last Sunday in Paulista, a town in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

Government workers were the only people to see the sea turtles emerge. They took photographs of the new-born creatures’ first steps down to the beach and into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Coronavirus: Animal shelters clear out twice in one week as pets get adopted in droves

Volunteers at a Colorado animal shelter have found a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic: local residents are adopting pets in droves, to the point where their facilities were fully cleared out twice this week.

 

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region celebrated the exodus of cats and dogs from its two facilities on Facebook, posting videos of the empty animal shelter on Thursday. 

The post read: “We emptied out our Cat Adoption Centre on Tuesday, and last night, we adopted out every dog in our available dog kennel! Amazing!”

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SF Doctor Featured In Netflix Doc Says Possible COVID-19 Treatment Could Be Ready By September

A San Francisco doctor known for his research into a universal flu vaccine says that his lab has a potential treatment in the works for COVID-19 using SARS antibodies. If all goes well and human trials of the antibody treatment can occur quickly, he says it could be ready for a public rollout by September — and it could also serve as a temporary vaccine as well.

Dr. Jacob Glanville is the founder and CEO of biotech firm Distributed Bio, and a Scientific Advisory Board member for UCSF’s biotechnology program, and he was featured on the Netflix documentary Pandemic — which, somewhat uncannily, was released just a few weeks before the coronavirus officially became a pandemic, and before it was seen as a worldwide threat.

 

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British family recreates ‘Les Miserables’ with coronavirus-inspired lyrics

The Marsh family in Kent, England, recreated a song from the musical “Les Miserables” to reflect their current coronavirus lockdown woes, including canceled soccer games, online shopping troubles, and technical problems when video-chatting their grandparents. Host Marco Werman has the story.

 

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Coronavirus: 103-year-old woman becomes oldest person to beat disease

A 103-year-old woman has become the oldest person to beat coronavirusand return home.

Zhang Guangfen recovered from the disease after receiving treatment for just six days at a hospital in Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

The centenarian’s quick recovery was down to her having no underlying health conditions apart from mild chronic bronchitis, her doctor Dr Zeng Yulan told reporters.

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Medical workers in Wuhan reveal smiles behind their masks after the city closes its last temporary hospital that was panic-built to accommodate overflow coronavirus patients

Medical workers in Wuhan, China, revealed smiles behind their masks to celebrate the closing of the last temporary hospital that was panic-built to accommodate the overflow of coronavirus patients in the city.

  • The viral video, which has been viewed more than three million times, showed a number of workers with smiles on their faces.
  • The city of Wuhan panic-built two hospitals in early February, both of which were done in a matter of weeks, to offer up more than 2,000 additional beds as the disease first began to take hold of the city.

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Cleaner air, cleaner water

Think there are some big-picture lessons here that could be very useful,” one scientist said.

In Venice, the often murky canals recently began to get clearer, with fish visible in the water below. Italy’s efforts to limit the coronavirus meant an absence of boat traffic on the city’s famous waterways. And the changes happened quickly.

Countries that have been under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirushave experienced an unintended benefit. The outbreak has, at least in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some countries.

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