Internet

Twitter to label 'misleading' virus content

Twitter said Monday it began tagging "misleading" and "disputed" claims about the coronavirus pandemic in a stepped-up effort to label potentially harmful content.

Business

Heathrow airport urges roadmap for quarantine exit

London's Heathrow airport on Monday urged the British government to issue a "roadmap" for its planned coronavirus quarantine for air travellers, after revealing traffic almost evaporated in April.

Internet

Twitter offers data to researchers studying virus

Twitter said Wednesday it would allow researchers to access data on real-time conversations about the coronavirus pandemic to help deepen their understanding of the disease.

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Outbreak

Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise be expected in a particular time and place. It may be small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Two linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks may also refer to epidemics, which affect a region in a country or a group of countries, or pandemics, which describe global disease outbreaks.

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