Doctors across the world have advised that people can protect themselves by frequently washing hands, not touching your face and avoiding physical contact with people. India registered its first coronavirus case on January 30. Many countries, including India, have enforced strong physical distancing protocols that urge people to practise self isolation at homes to stop the spread of the disease.
New cars entering the market today will have a long road life and the vast majority of those vehicles run on gasoline or diesel, he said. Improved fuel efficiency means new gasoline powered vehicles will require less fuel than in the past, DeRosiers said, but “the oilpatch has got quite a long road in front of it still.” “At some point, energy demand related to carbon based fuels is going to collapse.” “But I think it probably a good 20 to 30 years out, possibly even more.” Richard Masson, an executive fellow at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy, said the oilpatch has to pay attention but doesn expect a precipitous drop in demand for Alberta crude. Looking out over the next two decades, Masson said oil markets will need more crude to replace anticipated production declines elsewhere.
Amy Klobuchar (D Minn.) said she is concerned the United States needs to be focused on the bigger picture and look at the “monopoly issues of our time.” European regulators have been much more active on antitrust in the tech sector, and have brought major fines against American companies like Google.The senators tough questions come after they loudly criticized recent government actions against Big Tech, particularly the FTC’s attempts to fine the companies for privacy. Both Blumenthal and Hawley pressed the officials on their recent $5 billion fine against Facebook, which was widely criticized as a slap on a wrist.BITS: Facebook finally unveiled its blueprint for an independent oversight board that will review the company’s decisions over what content it chooses to remove, my colleague Tony Romm reports. The new Supreme Court like panel could offer insight into the company’s often opaque decisions about what constitutes harmful speech and potentially allow top executives and engineers to deflect criticism, Tony writes.The charter released yesterday outlines the oversight board will have around 40 members from around the world, each serving three year terms.
Birx’s style speaks to her emotional intelligence. While the regular briefings are filled with folks in suits and uniforms clipboard types who are very good at going through the motions of competence Birx makes one feel like she’d be the one willing to put a cool compress to a fevered brow while everyone else was backing out of the room. (And then she’d wash her hands and duly self quarantine.).