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Wednesday, 08 April 2020

There’s a race on to predict where the COVID-19 virus is growing. One unlikely place to turn: a smart thermometer that is connected to the internet. Fever is one of the common symptoms of the novel coronavirus, and capturing real-time fever data might help public health officials see where the virus is spreading.

On This Day in American History
On April 8, 1935, Congress establishes the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The goal of the WPA was to give jobs to the millions of Americans left unemployed by the Great Depression. The jobs were focused on public building projects that would not interfere with privately held businesses. When the WPA was disbanded in 1943, it had employed more than 8.5 million Americans on 1.4 million public projects. While impressive, that only represented about one quarter of the nation’s unemployed.

The United States is “going to put a very powerful hold” on money it sends to the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, blaming the United Nations humanitarian entity of missing the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In India, the summer fruits and vegetables have ripened, a bumper crop of wheat is ready for harvest, but millions of farmers are staring at huge losses caused by severe labor shortages, transport bottlenecks and plummeting demand due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

VIDEO: For the billions of Christians around the world it is Holy Week, the seven days spanning from Palm Sunday to Easter. Along with one third of the world under lockdown to try to stop the COVID virus, Christians in the Holy Land are preparing for a very different kind of holiday. VOA reports from Jerusalem.

VIDEO: A U.S. neuroscientist in the state of Massachusetts was looking for a chance to use his scientific expertise to help fight the coronavirus. Then on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close, an idea was born.

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