YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks

Oh, no:

Videos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide, a step down from the typical high definition that users normally see.

The move is aimed at easing the burden on internet infrastructure as lockdowns and other emergency policies have kept millions at home.

The global change, which was announced and began rolling out on Tuesday, is expected to last for approximately 30 days as millions of people around the globe stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, YouTube said the move is meant “to do our part to minimize stress on the system during this unprecedented situation.”
Users will still be able to manually change to a higher resolution on a per-video basis, YouTube told CNN.

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‘Don’t believe anything that the president says’: Wife speaks out after husband dies trying to take drug Trump touted

Trump is a mass murderer:

A woman from Arizona warned people not to trust President Donald Trump after her husband died from ingesting chloroquine phosphate, which shares an active ingredient with a drug the president has been touting.

Trump has claimed that chloroquine, which is used to treat malaria, could be effective in fighting Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. While there have been initial indications that this medication could work, it has not been approved for this use, and experts say much more study is needed before drawing any conclusions about its efficacy and safety.

The woman and her husband took chloroquine phosphate, which is used as a fish tank cleaner, NBC News reported. While the woman survived, her husband was killed.

 

Coronavirus: Could loss of sense of smell, taste be early warning for COVID-19 infection?

Doctors may have zeroed in on an early warning for a potential COVID-19 infection.

There have been cases where people who are diagnosed with coronavirus have said that they were not able to smell anything before the COVID-19 determination, The New York Times reported.

The conditions are called anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell, and ageusia, the loss of the sense of taste.

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