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
16:50:45  Historical moment. Leaders of the world's major religions will pray together for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic Publika TV (Moldova)
16:47:07  Red Cross manager suggested fewer corona tests Kronen Zeitung (Austria)
16:46:36  Integration summit digital offensive for immigrants ARD Tagesschau (Germany)
16:45:54  Coronavirus: Wales decrees two weeks of isolation Agerpres (Romania)
16:45:47  Oxford: corona patients have symptoms even months later Ensonhaber (Turkey)
16:45:17  Covid-19 in Belgium. Health Minister warns of "tsunami" of cases and hospitalizations SIC Noticias (Portugal)
16:45:05  Medical breakthrough: The Dublin-Boston Score predicts the course of Covid Focus (Germany)
16:44:05  Europe is fighting the second corona phase Wiener Zeitung (Austria)
16:44:03  Portugal has done more than three million tests on Covid-19 TSF Radio (Portugal)
16:43:47  Covid-19 cases around the globe exceed 40 million Irish Examiner (Ireland)
16:43:31  Covid, the two positive ministers and fear at the European Council Corriere della Sera (Italy) R
16:43:20  From the corona crisis to the integration crisis? Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland) C
16:42:54  test: How and where to do it for free To Vima (Greece)
16:41:46  Debate about anti-corona measures Is federalism reaching its limits? ARD Tagesschau (Germany)
16:40:19  Why Steinmeier should thank the Corona helpers in Frankfurt Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
16:38:49  Coronavirus, 9,338 new cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours La Stampa (Italy)
16:38:42  Koronovios: Serres one step before the lockdown - The emergency measures announced by the mayor Εthnos (Greece)
16:38:41  RDIF told where the Russian vaccine against coronavirus will be produced Gazeta Ru (Russia)
16:38:40  Coronavirus: 438 new cases and 11 deaths in 24 hours in our country Εthnos (Greece)
16:37:33  An anticancer drug tested in Spain allows 80% of hospitalized Covid patients to be discharged in 14 days 20minutos (Spain) C
16:36:33  Koronovirus-Greece: 438 new cases- 11 new deaths - 85 intubated SKAI gr (Greece)
16:36:07  Covid-19: "Each indicator has its limits to assess the evolution of the situation" Le Monde (France) L
16:36:07  Coronaios: 438 new cases and 11 deaths - In 85 the intubated To Vima (Greece)
16:36:07  Coronavirus: 438 new cases, eleven deaths Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ (Greece)
16:34:12  7-day coronavirus control started in Niğde milliyet (Turkey)
16:32:54  Covid-19 in Portugal. It is not known where 41% of people were infected Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
16:32:52  Medical statement replaces negative test on return to school or job Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
16:30:49  "Emergency stop" in Wales: ICs full and two weeks full lockdown De Telegraaf (Netherlands)
16:30:30  435 fines for corona violations in a weekend De Telegraaf (Netherlands)
16:28:50  Covid, can I "shorten" the quarantine with a swab? Corriere della Sera (Italy) R
 
ASIA
16:50:51  Perda on Covid-19 to Reduce the Spread Rate Republika (Indonesia)
16:43:51  Screenings in Sabah based on localities, clusters, risk groups - health DG theSun (Malaysia)
16:42:04  Padang City Government Beware of the Covid-19 Spike at the End of October Republika (Indonesia)
16:42:01  172 barangays in Manila now free of COVID-19 Manila Bulletin News (Philippines)
16:41:46  Gold rises due to Corona fears Paltimes (Palestine)
16:38:54  First results of Russian Covid vaccine trial to include data from 5,000-10,000 people: Developers Hindustan Times (India)
16:37:50  New type of coronavirus found in Norway Kazakhstanskaya Pravda (Kazakhstan)
16:35:28  CAA to be implemented soon, delayed due to Covid-19: JP Nadda Deccan Herald (India)
16:34:32  Rahul Gandhi again targets Centre over handling of Covid, economy Times of India (India)
16:32:22  A British woman loses smell and taste despite recovering from Corona 7 months ago Al-Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
16:30:42  News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘CAA delayed due to Covid-19, will be implemented soon’, says BJP chief JP Nadda and all the latest news Hindustan Times (India)
16:28:56  Laughter Therapy Is Zora Vidyanata's Way to Overcome Stress BeritaSatu (Indonesia)
16:28:50  Half of Indians may have had coronavirus by February, govt panel estimates Malay Mail (Malaysia)
16:28:31  Wales announces a two-week lockdown to limit the spread of Corona Al-Rai al-Amm (Kuwait)
16:26:55  The teams that help Corona patients: "Hopefully we will win it together" Ynet News (Israel)
16:26:22  "Corona's Daily Brief": (35) deaths were recorded and (1,364) new cases of the virus were recorded ... Details Ad Dustour (Jordan)
16:22:50  Duterte elated that PH is succeeding in fight against COVID-19 Manila Bulletin News (Philippines)
16:22:15  Hospitalised Covid-19 patients can have ongoing symptoms for months, says study Malay Mail (Malaysia)
16:20:56  This is the reason the Covid-19 Vaccine is only for 18-59 years BeritaSatu (Indonesia)
16:18:38  Covid-19 Patients in North Sumatra Translucent 12 Thousand People Republika (Indonesia)
16:18:01  A Lebanese grandmother defeats Corona at the age of 106 Al-Rai al-Amm (Kuwait)
16:17:26  PM Imran fears second spike in COVID-19 during winter Business Recorder (Pakistan)
16:15:43  Stop smoking, start running - and get paid for it TheMarker (Israel)
16:14:22  DOT eyes pilot study of saliva-based COVID-19 test for screening tourists Inquirer (Philippines)
16:11:02  Duterte assures Red Cross: We will pay Manila Bulletin News (Philippines)
16:08:46  18 Covid-19 fatalities recorded today, death-toll advances to 757 Himalayan Times (Nepal)
16:08:43  “Health”: 35 deaths and 1,362 new local cases of Corona Hala Akhbar (Jordan)
16:07:57  35 deaths and 1,364 new cases of Corona Al Ghadd (Jordan)
16:03:52  Deaths at Home from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Soar During Coronavirus MTV Lebanon News (Lebanon)
16:02:45  Rooney returns negative COVID-19 test but will miss games for Derby The Peninsula (Qatar)
 
AFRICA
16:25:07  "Corona virus" arrives at the Moroccan hero Harry Hespress (Morocco)
16:17:36  Wearing a mask and gatherings: Aly Ngouille Ndiaye maintains the measures Senego (Senegal)
16:12:36  World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million ZBC News Online (Zimbabwe)
16:03:39  Tweet about masks from White House coronavirus team adviser blocked Citizen TV Kenya (Kenya)
15:59:09  Tunisia imposes curfews throughout the country after the epidemic situation worsens Al-Wasat (Libya)
15:45:05  COVID-19 widens urban-rural gap - HSRC report eNVA (South Africa)
15:43:47  Covid-19: Your blood type could determine your risk of getting infected, study finds Le Défi Plus (Mauritius)
15:40:44  Iran records 337 deaths from "Covid-19" in a record daily toll Al-Wasat (Libya)
15:38:17  A recommendation to use video technology in the interrogation of the accused in Lebanon, to prevent the spread of Corona A-Ahram (Egypt)
15:33:41  China posts good economic recovery in third quarter Business Day (South Africa)
15:13:41  Nigerian doctors condemn N5,000 monthly hazard allowance Daily Post Nigeria (Nigeria)
14:59:31  South Africa: Minister of Health positive for Covid-19 Actu Cameroun (Cameroon)
14:51:35  CRB / Covid-19: Management wants explanations El Watan (Algeria)
14:50:35  The government extends "Corona procedures" for another two weeks in Casablanca Hespress (Morocco)
14:43:35  Rooney announces his sample negative for Corona tests A-Ahram (Egypt)
14:42:43  Trump: If you vote for Biden, he will give up your jobs to China La Nouvelle Tribune (Benin)
14:42:35  Iran reports 337 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, a record Actu Cameroun (Cameroon)
14:31:45  Hope for jobs in Africa still bright despite Covid-19 pandemic -AfCFTA Ghanaian Chronicle (Ghana)
14:08:45  Fight against Covid-19: The ban on gatherings in certain public places extended until January 2021. Dakaractu (Senegal)
13:59:36  Two new cases of Covid-19 L’Express (Mauritius)
13:41:12  The distribution of new "Corona" injuries ... Tripoli, followed by Misurata and Janzour Al-Wasat (Libya)
13:36:37  Pandemic creates scores of jobs in US health-care sector Business Day (South Africa)
13:22:41  Coronavirus: Moscow to begin mass vaccination P.M. News (Nigeria)
13:15:07  Countries Zero In On COVID-19 Hot Spots Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
13:14:38  Coordination: Opening the door for transfers for students who have exhausted their desires A-Ahram (Egypt)
13:13:19  UNICEF stores potential vaccines against Corona Hespress (Morocco)
12:56:20  Saving a patient from a corona test swab that fell into her "lung" through a breathing tube Ean Libya (Libya)
12:54:47  Financial Times: The second Corona wave raises fears of a double-dip recession in Europe A-Ahram (Egypt)
12:51:17  Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu, study finds eNVA (South Africa)
12:40:48  40 million cases of "Corona" virus around the world and more than a million deaths Al-Wasat (Libya)
 
NORTH AMERICA
16:47:53  'Bad math': Airlines' COVID safety analysis challenged by expert Montreal Gazette (Canada)
16:47:30  Gym in Canada registered 72 cases of coronavirus after reopening Noticieros Televisa (Mexico)
16:44:10  Expect a price jump, and new COVID-19 rules, when booking your next cruise Los Angeles Times (USA) L
16:40:41  Cuba reports 38 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths Cubadebate (Cuba)
16:31:02  Public Health: 320 new cases and zero deaths from Covid-19 are registered Periódico El Día (Dominican Republic)
16:29:06  China finds live sample of coronavirus in frozen cod packaging Mi Diario Panamá (Panama)
16:29:01  Amador had to pass COVID-19 test before playing La Vuelta a España CRHoy (Costa Rica)
16:24:32  World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million The Gleaner (Jamaica)
16:23:13  Canada keeps border closed as Covid-19 cases spike in U.S. Politico (USA) C
16:19:57  CMO to students: While school is suspended, remain at home St Lucia STAR (St Lucia)
16:19:07  COVID-19: 1,038 new cases, six deaths La Presse (Canada)
16:16:02  Ontario reports 704 new COVID-19 cases, four additional deaths Globe and Mail (Canada) L
16:14:39  Wales announces two-week lockdown to stop virus surge CTV News (Canada) L
16:13:20  Quebec reports 1,038 new cases of COVID-19, six more deaths CTV News (Canada) L
16:12:21  Which states in northern Mexico could have a Covid-19 outbreak? Noticieros Televisa (Mexico)
16:10:45  COVID-19: 1,038 new cases and six additional deaths in Quebec Le Journal de Montreal (Canada)
16:07:35  More than 40 million people have had COVID in the world: Johns Hopkins University Reporte Índigo (Mexico)
16:07:28  Guatemala accumulates 101 thousand 599 cases of COVID-19 Diario La Hora (Guatemala)
16:07:09  COVID in Jamaica: Two more deaths, 47 new cases Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
16:05:50  Another 11 people die of coronavirus in Guatemala and another 239 infections are registered Prensa Libre (Guatemala)
16:05:21  50% of patients discharged for COVID-19 could present symptoms months later: study Noticieros Televisa (Mexico)
15:52:14  No trick-or-treating this Halloween in COVID-19 hotspots, Ontario's top doctor says CTV News (Canada) L
15:49:49  Guatemala reports 239 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours Soy 502 (Guatemala)
15:47:11  Canada-U.S. border to remain closed to all non-essential travel until at least Nov. 21 Globe and Mail (Canada) L
15:42:40  Unicef wants to stock 1 billion syringes for future covid-19 vaccines Diario El Mundo (El Salvador)
15:40:44  Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle coronavirus surge: "It just exploded" CBS News (USA) L
15:31:48  Where is the epicenter of Covid-19 moving? La Republica (Costa Rica)
15:19:38  Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until Nov. 21, at least CTV News (Canada) L
15:18:53  As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths again CTV News (Canada) L
15:15:29  More than 40 million infections in the world by coronavirus and new restrictions in Europe Telemetro Reporta (Panama)
 
SOUTH AMERICA
16:50:47  Airlines and WHO work to establish testing system for COVID-19 El Espectador (Colombia)
16:50:40  Covid-19: Indonesia to vaccinate doctors in November RecordNews (Brazil)
16:50:34  Defense of senator caught with money in his underwear speaks in a thoughtless act in the face of police terrorism Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil)
16:47:16  Unconditioned ICUs could protect Covid-19 doctors, says study RecordNews (Brazil)
16:42:54  State registers drop in moving average of deaths by Covid-19 RecordNews (Brazil)
16:42:20  Coronavirus in UK: Wales returns to lockdown for two weeks TN Todo Noticias (Argentina)
16:41:40  Scandal in Holland: Kings Guillermo and Máxima went on vacation in confinement and had to return due to criticism Infobae (Argentina)
16:39:57  Minsal reports 1,545 new cases of Covid-19 and 41 deaths Diario Financiero (Chile)
16:38:46  Russia expects to begin supplies of its anticovid vaccine to Latin America in December Montevideo Portal (Uruguay)
16:32:43  Rio de Janeiro has at least 12 private schools with suspended classes RecordNews (Brazil)
16:32:03  Fuvest will adopt preventive measures against covid-19 in the first and second phase of the entrance exam Estadão (Brazil)
16:26:57  Coronavirus: Wales approves two-week confinement from Friday O Globo (Brazil)
16:20:36  Coronavac is the safest vaccine against covid-19, says director of Butantan RecordNews (Brazil)
16:20:36  Expert criticizes Covid-19 airline data RecordNews (Brazil)
16:20:36  Brazil registers first confirmed case of coronavirus in cat RecordNews (Brazil)
16:19:59  The exchange rate is trading lower due to lower risk aversion and expectations of stimuli in the US. Diario Gestión (Peru)
16:18:40  The great stadium in Warsaw will host covid-19 patients El Nacional (Venezuela)
16:17:00  Amsterdam: tourism in crisis due to the coronavirus vs. residents who return to enjoy the city Clarin (Argentina)
16:03:36  Coronavirus: 30 new cases and 375 people suffering from the disease la diaria (Uruguay)
15:57:00  Brazil registers first confirmed case of covid-19 in cat RecordNews (Brazil)
15:51:22  The coronavirus already accumulates one million 114 thousand 836 deaths in the world Diario El Carabobeño (Venezuela)
15:48:14  Dysphagia, one of the main sequelae of patients who have suffered severe COVID-19 El Universo (Ecuador)
15:42:37  China: live coronavirus sample found in cod package El Pais (Uruguay)
15:36:10  Survey: half of companies declare to be at some risk of closure due to Covid-19 La Tercera (Chile)
15:31:06  Colombia reports 7,201 new cases and 167 deaths from covid-19 Diario Panorama (Venezuela)
15:30:28  Bolsonaro stresses that vaccine against covid-19 will not be mandatory Jornal O Dia (Brazil)
15:21:30  # InfographicIMP 347 new cases and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Venezuela # 19Oct El Impulso (Venezuela)
15:08:51  Singer performs and gathers crowd amid covid-19 pandemic RecordNews (Brazil)
15:02:35  First animal contaminated by covid-19 is registered in Cuiabá RecordNews (Brazil)
15:00:44  Coronavirus: Social security and labor rights in the INSS RecordNews (Brazil)
 
OCEANIA
15:50:51  The future of consulting: shorter, sharper, cheaper Australian Financial Review (Australia)
13:10:25  'Worried that he was going to get sick': Fauci not surprised by Trump's COVID diagnosis Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
10:44:53  Sydney versus Melbourne: what the experts say about the COVID numbers comparison The Age (Australia)
10:15:36  Are Peta Credlin's corona-performances journalism? Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
09:44:31  Coronavirus Victoria: State could have eliminated COVID Herald Sun (Australia)
09:06:54  Public health expert slams lack of Covid testing of ship crew Stuff (New Zealand)
08:45:53  The long journey home: How WA couple's Antarctic adventure turned into a COVID nightmare Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
08:23:46  The Big Read: Three things to know about NZ's big Covid-19 vaccine roll-out New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
08:17:18  Joe Biden hosts drive-in campaign rallies amid coronavirus pandemic ahead of US election ABC News (Australia) C
08:11:08  'All about the politics': Daniel Andrews hits back at Josh Frydenberg over Victoria's coronavirus roadmap SBS (Australia) C
08:08:23  Public health expert slams lack of Covid testing of ship crew Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
07:28:16  Are Peta Credlin's corona-performances journalism? The Age (Australia)
07:19:33  Thirteen people identifed as possible Covid-19 contacts in New Plymouth Stuff (New Zealand)
06:53:53  The new shows set to go global as COVID-19 changes TV Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
06:53:50  Tasmania may open to NSW in early November if coronavirus cases remain low SBS (Australia) C
06:42:59  ANZ axes foreign currency citing Covid border curbs Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
06:09:43  Covid-19 and 'Jacindamania' behind surge in foreign medical worker interest Stuff (New Zealand)
05:44:05  Covid border restrictions behind ANZ's move to ditch foreign currency New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
05:13:51  Airline stocks remain unloved as COVID-19 storm clouds darken Australian Financial Review (Australia)
04:52:00  Covid-19: Suspected historical case in crew member at Port of Tauranga Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
04:47:50  Eagles celebrate SANFL Premiership as boss tilts hat to volunteers during COVID-19 ABC News (Australia) C
04:47:41  Tasmanian Government announces coronavirus restrictions to NSW to be eased in November ABC News (Australia) C
04:41:00  Covid 19 coronavirus: Victorian Premier slams transtasman travel bubble disaster New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
04:35:25  Historical Covid-19 case suspected at Port of Tauranga Stuff (New Zealand)
04:17:39  Suspected historical case of Covid-19 under investigation at Port of Tauranga Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
04:16:41  New Zealanders arrive in Adelaide despite South Australia not being in coronavirus bubble ABC News (Australia) C
04:07:42  Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks 1 News (New Zealand)
03:28:48  The Jacinda effect or something more? How New Zealand bucked global trends towards conservative leaders SBS (Australia) C
03:20:22  Port Taranaki worker cleared of Covid-19; two others still awaiting results Stuff (New Zealand)
02:50:31  Napier Port doesn't want vessel at Covid-19 risk to dock Stuff (New Zealand)
 


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.