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Coronavirus: It’s Even More Important to Get Your Flu Shot This Year
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Photo: CNK02 (Shutterstock)I told you all in January: if you’re worried about the coronavirus—at that point it wasn’t in the US yet, but people were already freaking out—use that nervous energy to get off your butt and get your damn flu shot. Now that COVID-19 is here to stay, I repeat: get your damn flu…

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Coronavirus: Can Liquid Chalk Really Double as a Hand Sanitizer?
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Photo: megaflopp (Shutterstock)To protect ourselves from the coronavirus, the CDC recommends keeping your hands as clean as possible, including using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol when hand washing is not possible. Liquid chalk, used by climbers and powerlifters to help with grip, often contains a significant amount of alcohol. So can you rely…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska
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Bear 68 in Katmai National Park and Preserve’s Brooks River. Image:  NPS Photo /  N. Boak By Mark Kaufman2020-07-27 17:13:16 UTC The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska. On Sunday evening, Katmai National Park and Preserve — home to the livestreamed bear cams  — announced “multiple cases”…

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Coronavirus: Can You Catch COVID-19 Twice?
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Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock)You’re probably sick of hearing about the coronavirus, and it’s only existed on this earth for seven months or so—as far as we know. Can people get it twice? A recent case reported in Vox suggests the answer may be yes, but there are too many unknowns to confirm whether that’s true, or…

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Coronavirus: Why Am I Locked Out of My Netflix Account?
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Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with “Tech 911” in the subject line.Living in quarantine for the past however many months—how long has it been, anyhow?—I can think of few things worse than what happened to one Lifehacker reader recently. No,…

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Coronavirus: How This Week’s Fed Meetings May Impact Your Wallet
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Image: Paul Brady Photography (Shutterstock)Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced it would leave its benchmark interest rate close to zero. “We’re not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a press conference. As coronavirus cases continue to spike, the Fed also plans to extend its lending programs through…

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Coronavirus: Congressman Louie Gohmert Has Covid, Suspects He Contracted It From Mask He Wasn’t Wearing
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Rep. Louie Gohmert on June 24, 2020.Photo: Susan Walsh/Pool/AFP (Getty Images)U.S. representative and walking self-parody Louie Gohmert, one of the many mouth-breathing conservative dolts who have mostly refused to wear a mask during the novel coronavirus pandemic, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. He blames the mask.Public health experts, doctors, and federal, state, and…

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Coronavirus: We’re Still in the First Wave
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Photo: CGN089 (Shutterstock)Despite being told for months that the novel coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve dealt with in modern times, it’s still tempting for us to think of it in terms of influenza. (Even though they’re definitely not the same thing.) This makes sense because we’re familiar with the flu, and with flu season, and…

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Coronavirus: How to Communicate with COVID Conspiracy Theorists, According to John Oliver
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Screenshot: HBO via YouTubeThanks in no small part to COVID-19, we have found ourselves in a golden age of conspiracy theories. With so much still unknown about the novel coronavirus, whenever we add a piece to the pandemic puzzle through evidence-based medicine and research—especially if the new information contradicts our earlier thinking—it’s understandable why some…

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Coronavirus: Build Your Own Peloton-Style Exercise Bike and Save Money
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While biking outdoors is on the lower end of the coronavirus risk spectrum, getting an indoor exercise bike has definitely become a more appealing prospect these past few months. In the video above, I decide to build my own exercise bike rather than spend over $2,000 on a Peloton.Bike trainer to the rescueI borrowed a…

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Coronavirus: Brazilian President Announces He Is Over Coronavirus, Poses With Hydroxychloroquine
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had tested negative for covid-19 on Saturday.Photo: Andressa Anholete (Getty Images)Infamous coronavirus skeptic Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, triumphantly declared on Saturday that he had recovered from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. To celebrate, Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself doing a thumbs-up with…

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Coronavirus: PC shipments surge as the world gets serious about working from home
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult to buy a new laptop recently, and we’re now starting to see how PC shipments have been affected. While PC shipments declined sharply during the impact to manufacturing in Q1, both IDC and Gartner report that shipments have now grown in Q2 despite an economic slowdown.…

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