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These Hilarious Quarantine Baking Fails Are So Relatable For First-Timers

People are finding creative ways to spend their spare time while quarantining during the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition to virtual game nights and happy hours, people have been trying their hand at baking. More specifically, people are baking bread, and while there are plenty of successes, many amateur chefs have been sharing their unsuccessful attempts on Twitter. Here are some of the best tweets about quarantine baking fails that’ll remind you you’re not the only one who’s bread didn’t quite pan out. New bakers are discovering the joy of…

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Precursor Ventures Charles Hudson on the conversation no one has during an upmarket

For pre-seed startups, precarious times are baseline until they secure their first customer, first hire and first check. But no matter how built-in turbulence might be for a pre-seed founder, we’re entering a period where stresses are amplified and outlooks are unpredictable. In light of the new market conditions, a harder fundraising market and slower expected growth, Charles Hudson (founder and general partner of Precursor Ventures) is urging his portfolio companies to reassess their futures with a refreshingly human question: “Are you excited and prepared to run this company for…

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Was That Cold I Had in November or December Coronavirus?

It is a comforting thought at a time of mass death from a historic and unpredictable pandemic: What if I had it already maybe even that time I felt sick a few months ago? After all, while antibody testing is only now being rolled out in any significant numbers and its reliability remains in doubt the hope is that having recovered from the illness might offer some measure of immunity to reinfection. And the documented prevalence of so-called silentor asymptomaticspreaders suggests many Americans have unknowingly been infected. But public health…

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Europe Global 

“No Evidence” People With Covid-19 Antibodies Are Immune From Second Infection, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned there is “no evidence” that people with antibodies to Covid-19 have necessarily acquired immunity to the disease and are protected against a second infection. Some countries, such as Germany, are looking to roll out “immunity passports” that would allow people to be free from some lockdown measures if they can prove they have recovered from Covid-19. However, the WHO has warned governments against this idea as the effectiveness of antibody testing has not been proven.  “As of 24 April 2020, no study has evaluated…

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Child Cases Of Covid-19 Associated With Toxic Shock Syndrome And Rare Inflammatory Disease

A rising number of European Covid-19 cases suggest a possible link between childhood cases of the respiratory disease and two rare, potentially life-threatening conditions. Over the last three weeks, European pediatricians are reporting a growing number of Covid-19 cases in children presenting with a multi-system hyperinflammatory state that overlaps with features of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and Kawasaki disease, according to a post shared by the UK Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS). No such links have been reported in the US, reports Reuters. Generally speaking, it appears that children experience much…

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