Gathers Platform: COVID-19 DATA TEST
30 most recent high quality news stories mentioning COVID-19 for each continent (auto-reloads every 15 seconds)
- red timestamp = story with a very low "happiness" score
- orange timestamp = story from a state controlled publication - proceed with caution
- green timestamp = story with a high "happiness" score...there aren't many of these
- publication bias: L = left wing, R = right wing, C = center

EUROPE
12:20:44  COVID-19 app payment loophole won't be fixed by the end of England lockdown Sky News (UK) C
12:19:58  More than £2.5 million spent on temporary Covid morgues in Cardiff Wales Online (UK)
12:18:05  Auto supply industry works hard to cope with virus cases Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)
12:16:57  EU reaches deal with Moderna on Covid-19 vaccine supply, says source Kathimerini (Greece)
12:12:24  Russia Says Its Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 95% Effective Moscow Times (Russia)
12:06:43  133 new Covid-19 cases detected; death toll at 117 Newsbook (Malta)
12:01:21  The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on young women like me, but we are fighting back The Independent (UK)
12:01:01  Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year The Journal (Ireland) L
11:58:40  Death rate in Welsh care homes up more than 40% on last year Wales Online (UK)
11:56:15  Coronavirus: Homes could be riskier than pubs for spreading virus, Sage scientist warns The Independent (UK)
11:56:11  Government wants to open economy ‘as much as possible’ – if it’s safe to do so Irish Examiner (Ireland)
11:51:25  Experts tell when pandemic could start declining in Ukraine UNIAN (Ukraine)
11:48:33  'Don't pass the gravy boat' at Christmas, says expert RTE (Ireland) C
11:46:40  NHS doctor explains simple reason why coronavirus vaccines have been developed so quickly while others have taken years Wales Online (UK)
11:42:44  COVID-19: 133 new cases, 107 recoveries MaltaToday (Malta)
11:36:18  133 new COVID-19 cases Times of Malta (Malta)
11:36:01  UK coronavirus live: weekly Covid deaths exceed 2,000; Hancock gives evidence in front of MPs Guardian (UK) L
11:22:01  Trump tentatively agrees to transition | First Thing Guardian (UK) L
11:18:28  Russia says its Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective France 24 (France) L
10:55:58  Covid-19: 291 people being treated in hospital Irish Examiner (Ireland)
10:54:42  Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: East Lothian moves down to level two but few other changes expected when Nicola Sturgeon gives weekly tier review The Scotsman (UK)
10:29:18  How will the new Covid tiers be decided? The Independent (UK)
10:07:02  COVID-19: Tier negotiations delayed getting virus under control, says minister Sky News (UK) C
09:54:02  Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches The Journal (Ireland) L
09:52:39  COVID-19: Weekly deaths in England and Wales highest since May Sky News (UK) C
09:42:56  No side effects from local COVID-19 vaccine Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)
09:42:55  Ghislaine Maxwell quarantining over possible Covid exposure in prison The Independent (UK)
09:38:51  Coronavirus: Northern Ireland households to get £200 voucher each under £300m Covid package Irish Independent (Ireland) R
09:31:59  Ukrainian Armed Forces report increase in COVID-19 cases Ukrinform (Ukraine)
09:24:58  UK government running ‘Orwellian’ unit to circumvent transparency laws and block freedom of information requests The Independent (UK)
 
ASIA
12:21:11  Domestic abuse reports to WhatsApp hotline spike by 95% amid COVID-19 The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
12:16:22  Israel drops Saudi from virus quarantine list after Netanyahu’s reported visit Daily Times (Pakistan)
12:14:59  Pope Blasts Today's Nationalist-populist Leaders: 'Reminds Me of the 1930's' Haaretz (Israel)
12:11:10  Masidi: Sabah travellers only need negative Covid-19 test result before flying to other states in M'sia The Star (Malaysia)
12:09:22  Drive-ins let Dutch kids have socially distanced meeting with St. Nicholas Inquirer (Philippines)
12:06:16  Covid-19: Malaysia records highest new daily figure with 2,188 cases theSun (Malaysia)
12:05:48  PM asks states to share Covid-19 strategy, focus on bringing positivity rate down: 10 points Hindustan Times (India)
12:05:24  Russian COVID-19 vaccine to cost less than $20, free for citizens Al Jazeera News (Qatar)
12:05:21  Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to cost less than $20 per person internationally Times of India (India)
12:03:31  Kerala to home deliver ballots for voters down with Covid Times of India (India)
11:59:31  Twenty-four more fatalities registered today, Covid-19 death-toll hits 1,361 Himalayan Times (Nepal)
11:56:33  84 percent of Indonesia's COVID-19 patients recovered: task force Antaranews English (Indonesia)
11:56:29  Covid-19: Russia says Sputnik V vaccine 95% effective Times of India (India)
11:55:29  Official: 483 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours IRNA News Agency (Iran)
11:50:48  Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective DhakaTribune (Bangladesh)
11:50:37  Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine to cost less than S$27 per person internationally Straits Times (Singapore) R
11:50:37  Malaysia logs second-day of record coronavirus daily cases due to Selangor's Top Glove cluster Straits Times (Singapore) R
11:50:37  Malaysia's crucial Budget 2021 vote likely to be delayed Straits Times (Singapore) R
11:47:22  Social stigma impeding COVID-19 response: task force Antaranews English (Indonesia)
11:47:00  Health Ministry says 167 Covid-19 clusters still active, Bah Layangan cluster ending today Malay Mail (Malaysia)
11:46:48  EU has reached deal with Moderna for supply of COVID-19 vaccine - source The Star (Malaysia)
11:46:09  Telangana COVID-19 tally goes past 2.65 lakh with 921 new additions TIMES NOW (India)
11:45:48  West Bengal reports 47 more COVID deaths, 3,557 new cases TIMES NOW (India)
11:44:56  Covid-19: Threats, curses, criticisms among mental challenges for healthcare personnel in Labuan Malay Mail (Malaysia)
11:42:46  Swedish watchdog finds serious failures in COVID care at nursing homes The Star (Malaysia)
11:42:41  Russia's two-shot Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to cost less than US$20 per person Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)
11:41:36  CM B S Yediyurappa-led panel to monitor Covid-19 vaccination in Karnataka Deccan Herald (India)
11:41:01  Health Ministry urges employers to be stricter in enforcing SOPs, as Covid-19 cases increase in workplaces Malay Mail (Malaysia)
11:40:48  Coronavirus | Daily COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 4% in India: Health Ministry The Hindu (India)
11:39:47  AstraZeneca must prove claim to cheapest COVID-19 vaccine The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
 
AFRICA
12:17:59  Nigeria records more COVID-19 deaths as NCDC confirms 56 new cases Daily Post Nigeria (Nigeria)
12:08:10  Algeria’s president has not been seen since his Covid-19 diagnosis Business Day (South Africa)
11:56:15  Comedian David The Student tests positive for Covid-19 after drama with racist couple Daily Nation (Kenya)
11:51:39  COVID-19: UK to cut quarantine period for arriving passengers The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
11:47:37  COVID-19: Project SafeUp To Distribute 2.5million Items Of PPE To Health Workers Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria)
11:35:31  Cervical Cancer: FG Targets 70% Reduction By 2021 Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria)
11:34:30  Lessons resume at Bahati Girls as students, teachers recover from Covid-19 Daily Nation (Kenya)
11:23:48  COVID-19: Iran Reports 13,721 New Cases Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
11:17:01  ‘Don’t insult us, we are not contracting COVID-19 in bars,’ doctors insist Citizen TV Kenya (Kenya)
10:49:31  Ondo assembly fumigated as more persons test positive for COVID-19 Premium Times (Nigeria)
10:46:18  COVID-19: PTF Warns Against Travel To High Risk Countries Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria)
10:22:58  Salah to train after negative Covid-19 test, says Klopp Daily Trust (Nigeria)
10:21:47  COVID-19: Spain’s King Felipe VI In Quarantine Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
10:14:49  COVID-19: NCDC confirms 56 new infections | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News The Guardian Nigeria (Nigeria)
10:13:58  Toro royal succumbs to COVID a month to her wedding New Vision UGANDA (Uganda)
10:06:40  FKF-PL kick off: Baraza upbeat of Sofapaka title chances Citizen TV Kenya (Kenya)
10:04:57  How mild cold turned into lawyer Kipkorir’s worst nightmare PEOPLE DAILY (Kenya)
09:55:12  Asia Stocks Rise On Vaccine Hope, U.S. Power Transition Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
09:37:41  We do not contract Covid-19 in bars, outside health facilities - doctors The Star Kenya (Kenya)
09:27:04  JSE gains on Covid-19 vaccine optimism Business Day (South Africa)
09:07:29  Libya reports 650 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 78,000 Vanguard Newspapers (Nigeria)
08:57:33  State gives nod to Covid drug despite WHO’s warning Daily Nation (Kenya)
08:56:20  Labour Minister warns of UIF fund collapse if it has to again extend Covid-19 benefits News24 (South Africa)
08:38:40  EPL: Premier League announces eight new COVID-19 infections Daily Post Nigeria (Nigeria)
08:37:03  Gold drops to four-month low on vaccine news, Biden transition News24 (South Africa)
08:31:10  At long last, faces of Covid-19 millionaires start emerging Daily Nation (Kenya)
08:21:01  Airline Operators Debunk Cutting Corners Over COVID-19, Financial Bailout Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
08:15:32  Tackle malaria like COVID-19, group tells FG Daily Trust (Nigeria)
08:12:23  England star Grealish charged with fourth driving offence eNVA (South Africa)
08:11:52  Covid-19: How vaccine registration will work in SA News24 (South Africa)
 
NORTH AMERICA
12:22:11  The Second Wave? St. Lucia Times (St Lucia)
12:19:19  Spain's King Felipe in quarantine after close contact with Covid-19 case NBC News (USA) L
12:16:51  Growth of COVID cases in Ohio "exponential" CBS News (USA) L
11:56:15  5 things to know for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 CTV News (Canada) L
11:53:45  Need a Covid nurse? That'll be $8,000 a week NBC News (USA) L
11:48:37  Editorial: It’s not outdoor dining that worries us, but human nature Los Angeles Times (USA) L
11:47:07  Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response ABC News (USA) L
11:36:26  COVID fatigue is real — here are some concrete steps to fight it The Toronto Star (Canada)
11:32:53  As Trump's GSA begins election transition, Biden needs access to Covid-19 vaccine plans NBC News (USA) L
11:27:46  Australian airline boss wants 'vaccine passport' for travelers NBC News (USA) L
11:23:48  Morning Update: Ottawa spends $5-million on outside consultants for emergency loan program Globe and Mail (Canada) L
11:08:27  Thanksgiving air travel is way down from 2019 — but still too high, officials say Los Angeles Times (USA) L
10:49:16  From Nebraska to New York, states impose new coronavirus rules as holidays loom Los Angeles Times (USA) L
10:47:53  St. Lucian fined for breaching SVG COVID-19 quarantine iWitness News (St Vincent)
10:44:21  One more year of struggle due to COVID-19 pandemic says Baptiste CNC3 (Trinidad and Tobago)
10:43:51  SVG playing Russian roulette with COVID-19? iWitness News (St Vincent)
10:43:17  Covid-19 Live Updates: As Crisis Deepens, Biden Team to Be Briefed on Disjointed U.S. Response New York Times (USA) L
10:39:04  A new model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months CNN (USA) L
10:28:36  Tobago residents want more police enforcement of COVID measures CNC3 (Trinidad and Tobago)
10:26:11  Coronavirus fears lead to attempted suicides T&T Guardian (Trinidad and Tobago)
10:17:10  Hinds urges citizens to stop playing Corona Roulette CNC3 (Trinidad and Tobago)
10:14:16  Federal prisons among first in line for COVID-19 vaccines — with staff as priority Los Angeles Times (USA) L
10:01:17  PM: Christmas gatherings could lead to “gift of COVID” Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
09:51:14  29 new COVID cases Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
09:07:51  Forbes: We are not out of the second wave yet Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
09:03:41  Level 4: U.S. CDC warns citizens not to travel to The Bahamas Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
08:57:28  Roberts laments Super Value’s “troubling” COVID expense rise Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
08:34:48  When will ‘herd immunity’ set in globally? Citi weighs in CNBC (USA) L
08:26:49  Popular GGYA youth programme adapts to COVID-19 pandemic Eyewitness News Bahamas (Bahamas)
05:33:23  COVID-19: Air Canada resumes flights to Hawaii under rapid test rule Vancouver Sun (Canada)
 
SOUTH AMERICA
06:26:26  US CDC warns against travel to Guyana due to “very high” COVID-19 risk Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:25:44  Traffic between Orealla and Siparuta shut over COVID Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:15:28  Forty-two businesses have been warned about COVID breaches – task force Stabroek News (Guyana)
21:05:45  42 businesses warned about breaching Covid-19 guidelines iNews Guyana (Guyana)
14:24:57  Tourism businesses want ‘a chance to breathe’ News Room (Guyana)
02:43:28  Another COVID-19 death takes toll to 146 News Room (Guyana)
01:42:22  29-Y-0 man dies from COVID-19 News Room (Guyana)
21:13:37  40 new COVID-19 cases News Room (Guyana)
15:40:10  Siparuta man dies from COVID-19; Toshao mulls lockdown after outbreak News Room (Guyana)
14:44:53  “We could breathe again”- GCF President on cycling’s return News Room (Guyana)
06:23:34  At least 32 students tested positive for COVID-19 since reopening of schools Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:23:08  88 more COVID-19 cases recorded Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:16:45  St. Cuthbert’s lockdown extended as 130 COVID-19 cases remain active Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:11:35  Giftland Mall recovering well from COVID-19 impact, Beepat says Stabroek News (Guyana)
06:05:40  Palm Court gets final warning over breach of COVID-19 measures Stabroek News (Guyana)
22:13:06  Stakeholders hopeful about restart of competition and training News Room (Guyana)
06:20:29  Hepatitis virus responsible for devastation of duck industry last year Stabroek News (Guyana)
00:58:44  16 teams to contest GCB Tropical Spring Over 40 T20 competition iNews Guyana (Guyana)
21:39:07  COVID-19 cases exceed 5,000; over 800 active News Room (Guyana)
19:25:37  Guyana’s Covid-19 recovery rate has been “quite good” – Health Minister iNews Guyana (Guyana)
17:33:11  Tanvir tests positive for Covid-19 iNews Guyana (Guyana)
15:47:56  GFF appoints COVID-19 Task Force to prepare for safe resumption of football News Room (Guyana)
15:30:47  Covid vaccine: Pfizer applies for authorisation in US iNews Guyana (Guyana)
12:33:58  Team of professionals to handle rollout of COVID-19 vaccines here News Room (Guyana)
09:45:01  Health Minister assures COVID-19 monitoring ongoing at dormitory schools iNews Guyana (Guyana)
06:11:00  Sixty-year-old woman dies of COVID, 62 new cases reported Stabroek News (Guyana)
21:12:55  11 persons test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at airports – Health Minister iNews Guyana (Guyana)
21:10:23  62 new COVID-19 cases recorded News Room (Guyana)
21:09:46  New Zealand and West Indies’ IPL contingent clear Covid-19 tests ahead of T20I series iNews Guyana (Guyana)
19:57:24  Lockdowns could be avoided if 95% of people wore masks, says WHO iNews Guyana (Guyana)
 
OCEANIA
12:13:01  Newmont boss says rest of world copied Aussie miners on virus Australian Financial Review (Australia)
11:32:05  Lifters, not leaners: Victoria steps in where federal budget did not The Age (Australia)
11:15:24  Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Works' bizarre COVID-safe idea The Age (Australia)
10:27:33  Returned travellers caught COVID-19 in medi-hotel Australian Financial Review (Australia)
09:43:10  Governments face trillion dollar debt from virus recession Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
09:31:21  Qantas boss says passengers will need to be vaccinated for international flights Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
09:25:14  With no active cases, Victoria is days away from 'eliminating' COVID-19 The Age (Australia)
09:24:11  A couple in hotel quarantine has been added to Adelaide's Parafield coronavirus cluster SBS (Australia) C
09:07:41  Covid-19: More places visited by Air New Zealand crew member released Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
09:03:38  Two new coronavirus cases added to Adelaide's Parafield cluster - a couple in hotel quarantine SBS (Australia) C
09:01:44  Pizza worker sorry over sparking South Australia Covid-19 lockdown 1 News (New Zealand)
08:25:03  'Suspected' Covid-19 case visited Resene paint store in Auckland 1 News (New Zealand)
08:16:16  Air NZ suspected Covid case visited an Auckland paint shop Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
08:07:37  Covid 19 coronavirus: Suspected case visited an Auckland paint shop New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
07:54:44  Auckland paint shop visited by suspected Covid-19 case Stuff (New Zealand)
07:50:57  Pizza bar worker 'deeply sorry' over South Australia coronavirus lockdown ABC News (Australia) C
07:47:34  Vaccine trials bode well for property market Australian Financial Review (Australia)
07:21:36  World's top latex glove maker Top Glove closes factories in Malaysia due to coronavirus outbreak ABC News (Australia) C
07:19:59  Covid-19: World's top latex glove maker shuts factories Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
07:17:06  Coronavirus NSW: NSW Health issues urgent warning for western Sydney Daily Telegraph (Australia) [Murdoch]
07:10:06  Still no clarity over Samoan Covid tests Stuff (New Zealand)
06:19:22  Qantas looks at smartphone app for COVID-19 'vaccine passport' Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
06:06:53  Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine news a 'promising development' for Australia Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
05:49:15  Two more coronavirus cases now linked to Parafield cluster, authorities say ABC News (Australia) C
05:43:29  Samoan PM says nation's first Covid-19 case continues to return positive and negative results 1 News (New Zealand)
05:02:37  'Biggest ever': Retailers prepare for COVID-fuelled Black Friday sales The Age (Australia)
04:25:48  The Andrews Government's State Budget splashes mega money to spend Victoria out of an economic pit ABC News (Australia) C
04:20:22  England prepares for move out of lockdown into another system of restrictions Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
04:10:32  Committee's regional contribution acknowledged Samoa Observer (Samoa)
04:04:40  Brickworks says Aust arm robust but US sags Australian Financial Review (Australia)
 


Notes:
Stories from state owned/controlled publications could easily be filtered from view but that feels editorial (which is what Gathers is trying to avoid). Working on the assumption there can be *some* value in these stories.