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Travel restrictions have varied efficacy at containing disease outbreaks

Travel restrictions have varied efficacy at containing disease outbreaks

Health
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- As many as 30 countries have instituted some form of travel restriction in response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, World Health Organization officials said Thursday, in spite of limited scientific evidence indicating that they work in containing the spread of infectious diseases. According to Jaouad Mahjour, acting WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, the measures instituted in these countries have varied from the effective "lockdown" on Wuhan, China -- the city at the center of the outbreak -- imposed in January to the decision by the United States to deny entry to foreign nationals who have visited China in the 14 days prior to their arrival "The U.S. is doing anything possible to try and limit the number of COVID-19 infections coming into the countr...
Charlie Brooker: Expect the most varied series of Black Mirror yet

Charlie Brooker: Expect the most varied series of Black Mirror yet

Entertainment
Black Mirror started its life as a three-part series on Channel 4, and by the time its second season hit screens it had attracted a cult following in the UK.Its one-off episodes provided a unique formula of real-life dilemmas and emotions brought on by the abuse of powerful technology that left audiences questioning their moral standpoints. In 2015, after two series and one feature-length episode on Channel 4, Netflix commissioned 12 new episodes, allowing it to go big budget with epic short films and massive global audiences to match.Some viewers worried about its new American influence, but the online giant's first season last year provided the same level of sinister, just with a bit more production and polish. Ahead of Black Mirror's second Netflix series, we sat down with show creators...