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If there are more coronavirus stimulus checks, they may go to the neediest

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  • There’s still plenty of speculation about when a new round of coronavirus stimulus checks might be approved and distributed, never mind that plenty of taxpayers are still waiting on their first check to arrive.
  • A number of ideas have been floated as to how to implement a new round, but some Senate Democrats are warming to one idea, in particular.
  • The idea is to target any new coronavirus stimulus checks at people who need them the most, unlike the much broader first round of checks.

It’s been overshadowed in the news by the unrelated tragedy that’s gripped the US in recent days, but the country is still very much in the throes of a pandemic — and political leaders are still grappling with how to respond to it, including the questions of if, when, and how to send out a new round of coronavirus stimulus checks.

At least one proposal that includes funding for new stimulus checks has already been passed by the House of Representatives. It’s run into a buzz saw of opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where leaders there are less inclined to commit billions of dollars in new coronavirus stimulus aid right now. Meantime, a surprising new development has just emerged that may have even more of an impact on who gets any future coronavirus stimulus checks.

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Top Italian doctor claims that the coronavirus is disappearing

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  • Italy has seen an improvement in coronavirus statistics over the past few weeks, as the curve has been flattened significantly.
  • The country is opening up slowly, with some demanding more swift action from the government.
  • One doctor claims that the coronavirus “clinically no longer exists in Italy,” a claim that’s not backed by actual data.

The novel coronavirus has infected almost 6.3 million people as of Monday morning, with more than 375,000 people having died of COVID-19 complications. The curve has been flattened in many regions where life is resuming to some degree, but the threat isn’t gone. Some warn that a second peak is possible, and others expect a second wave at some point down the line, quite possibly in the fall.

What’s clear is that the virus hasn’t disappeared and won’t anytime soon. Experts say it might never be eradicated, though we hope to find effective drugs and vaccines to help us treat and prevent the illness. To say the virus has disappeared is incredibly misleading, at best, but that’s exactly what one Italian doctor has claimed.

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Sony is already hinting at a high price for the PS5

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  • Sony has yet to announce its PS5 price, but in an interview last week, SIE CEO Jim Ryan said that the console will provide the “best possible value” but not the “lowest price.”
  • Sony will hold a PS5 reveal event on June 4th to show off games running on the console.
  • The price and release date of the PS5 are not expected to be revealed at the event.

Providing its plans haven’t changed, Sony will host a digital event on Thursday, June 4th to showcase “The Future of Gaming” on the PlayStation 5. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that fans who tune in will get their first look at the games coming to the PS5, but he didn’t say anything about the hardware itself, leading us to believe that the price and release date of the console will not be revealed during this event.

Details like these may be weeks or even months away, but in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Ryan hinted at the price of the PS5, and, based on his comments, we shouldn’t expect anything budget-friendly.

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Some of the most unforgettable photos and scenes from protests this weekend

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  • The George Floyd protests continued to multiply and escalate around the country over the weekend, resulting in everything from peaceful marches to violent clashes in major cities around the US.
  • The protests stem from Minneapolis police killing an unarmed man named George Floyd as he was taken into custody last week.
  • The protests also come as the coronavirus pandemic is still very much a part of American life, sparking fears of a second wave.

What a profound, unsettling, and historic weekend in America. It was a weekend dominated by massive protests across so many major US cities, plus the imposition of curfews, speculation on how an absent President Trump will respond to all this, peaceful marches mixed with violent clashes, and roundups of protestors across the country. All of it, of course, stemming from the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed man who was restrained, placed on the ground, and who died after one of the cops kept his knee on Floyd’s neck.

If you opened any of your social media apps at all over the past weekend, you’ve already gotten a sampling of what’s been unfolding around the country over the past few days. As the week began, parts of cities from Boston to Los Angeles were still smoldering, as anger reigns in the country’s streets — at a time, we should add, when a pandemic is still underway. At the time of this writing, coronavirus infections in the US have reached almost 1.8 million, and more than 104,000 people have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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A drug that provides temporary coronavirus immunity started human trials

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  • Companies working on brand new coronavirus drugs meant to treat COVID-19 and provide limited immunity are approaching human trials.
  • Monoclonal antibodies are artificially grown antibodies based on the ones the immune system develops when fighting off the coronavirus infection.
  • Eli Lilly is the first pharmaceutical company to have started human testing, with the Phase 1 drug trial already underway at several US hospitals.

The coronavirus epicenter moved from China to Europe to the US and then South America in a matter of months. As some outbreaks die down following successful tactics meant to flatten the curve, others flare up. And even as the number of new coronavirus cases drops in some regions, the risk of further outbreaks doesn’t disappear. We’ll still have to avoid crowds, wear masks, and wash our hands often throughout the day for the foreseeable future, and that’s because anybody can be infected.

The good news is that we’ve come a long way when it comes to treating COVID-19. Some of the meds that had been developed to treat other diseases work against the novel coronavirus as well, and vaccines are already showing plenty of promise. On top of that, researchers around the world are studying a brand new type of drug that’s been engineered specifically to fight off the COVID-19 infection. The first human trial for this type of medicine has already started, and the treatment could be available to patients long before vaccines are ready.

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Sony postpones PS5 games showcase due to protests

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  • Sony announced on Monday that its PS5 games showcase scheduled for June 4th has been delayed due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
  • In a statement, Sony explained that this is not “a time to celebrate” and that it would rather “stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
  • Sony did not announce a new time or date for the PS5 showcase.

Following the protests that took place across the United States and even spread around the world this past weekend, Sony has decided that now is not the right time for celebration. Last week, Sony announced an online showcase that would give gamers a first look at PlayStation 5 games in action. The event was scheduled to take place on June 4th at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, but on Monday, Sony officially postponed the event.

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Apple just released the first iOS 13.5.5 beta for the iPhone

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  • Apple just released its first iOS 13.5.5 beta and iPadOS 13.5.5 developer beta on Monday.
  • The release came shortly after the public releases of iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1, which appear to have been security fixes to kill the new iOS jailbreak tool.
  • It’s unclear what the main improvements and updates are in iOS 13.5.5, but it’s expected to be a minor interim release following iOS 13.5, which was a more significant update.

Shortly after releasing iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 to the general public, Apple on Monday released a new version of its mobile software platforms for developers. The first iOS 13.5.5 and iPadOS 13.5.5 betas are now available to developers as over the air updates.

iOS 13.5 is the first version of the software to feature the API for Apple’s contact tracing technology, which the company developed in collaboration with Google. Authorized developers can use the API to build apps of their own to trace people who test positive for COVID-19, which will be a vital step in the process of beating the coronavirus and getting back to normal.

In addition to the API, iOS 13.5 also brought an improvement to Face ID that makes it easier to unlock your iPhone when you are wearing a mask. Once you download the update, your iPhone will automatically skip to the passcode screen rather than trying to scan your face through the mask. You can also disable larger tiles in Group FaceTime video calls, in case you don’t want anyone’s face to dominate the entire screen.

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It looks like we know when the first iPhone 12 model will enter production

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  • Apple will reportedly begin production of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models as early as July, ahead of the other two models that are expected to launch this fall.
  • Apple’s staggered production schedule is reportedly due to touch modules that need to be outsourced for the 6.1-inch models, but not for the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models.
  • The report claims that the iPhone 12 launch “is likely to be in October.”

When the novel coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, and virtually every major developer conference, reveal event, and trade show was postponed or canceled, it seemed inevitable that product launches would be affected, too. After all, factories all over the world were being shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep employees safe. Yet, for the most part, everything has stayed on schedule, including the release of new MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and iPhone SE models. And a new report suggests that the iPhone 12 will launch on time as well.

According to DigiTimes, volume production of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will begin in July-August ahead of other 2020 models later this year. As noted by MacRumors, the reasoning for the staggered timing is because the two 6.1-inch models will use touch modules that have to be outsourced to other supply chain partners. Meanwhile, 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models are said to use OLED panels from Samsung, which come with Y-OCTA technology. These Y-OCTA panels have touch sensors built-in and don’t require a separate touch layer.

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How coronavirus is hurting people even if they don’t catch the disease

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  • Two new studies show that the novel coronavirus is impacting mental health as well because of two separate side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Millions of people lost their jobs as lockdown measures intensified, prompting many to worry about their finances more than usual.
  • Some patients who suffer from mental health issues that require support also said they had less access to help than before, and the available support wasn’t as effective.

The novel coronavirus hasn’t disappeared, although news detailing the pandemic may have taken a back seat to the increased coverage the George Floyd protests have received in previous days. The widespread movement against police brutality is all happening against the COVID-19 backdrop. The infection is still there and new outbreaks can occur without notice, even though many countries are slowly opening up to some sense of normalcy following more than two months of lockdowns and strict social distancing measures.

You may have escaped the coronavirus for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you’re in perfect health. Many people ignored other medical conditions because of the COVID-19 scare. And many more people may suffer from various mental health issues that may have been exacerbated during the lockdowns. Two new studies show that COVID-19 is affecting mental health, which could turn out to be a serious issue if we have to endure a second wave in the coming weeks and months.

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iOS 13.5.1 out now on iPhone with ‘important security updates’

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  • Apple just rolled out iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 for the public to download.
  • Apple says that iOS 13.5.1 “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” but has yet to offer any additional details about what security issues were addressed.
  • Hackers on Twitter have said that the update patches the kernal vulnerability in iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 used by the new unc0ver jailbreak tool.

Nearly two weeks after the launch of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple is out with a seemingly minor update that is said to address security issues. “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” the company says in the release notes for iOS 13.5.1, which you can download now on your device. To be clear, this is not a beta release, so anyone can get it right away.

It’s worth noting that this update also comes just days after a massive jailbreak for every device capable of running iOS 13.5 was released, which makes it seem possible that this update is solely to combat the unc0ver jailbreak tool. In fact, one of the hackers behind the tool said as much on Twitter just moments ago.

For those who have yet to upgrade to iOS 13.5, the update includes the Exposure Notification API for developers to make contact tracing apps, improvements for Face ID so that users can unlock their devices more easily while they’re wearing a mask, the ability to stop tiles from changing sizes on Group FaceTime calls, and an option to automatically share important health information with emergency services when you call them.

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