IN A NUTSHELL 28/2019-20

IN A NUTSHELL 28/2019-20 COMPANIES FORCED TO MAKE VENTILATORS Ford announced on Monday March 30, 2020 they would team with General Electric and start producing ventilators. They plan to make as many as 50,000 devices in the next 100 days and after that 30,000 a month for as long as it is necessary. As of today (March 31, 2020) the USA already is the country with the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the world, the number of people who got sick exceeding 165,000. Predictions say up to 200,000 Americans may get killed by the coronavirus and Donald Trump says

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IN A NUTSHELL 27/2019-20

IN A NUTSHELL 27/2019-20   GOVERNMENT LETS KIDS PLAY FOR FREE by Ksawery Góźdź Coronavirus has already appeared in the Nutshell magazine a few times. The quarantine related to it is still going on, and has just been extended. The perspective of staying at home all the time, being a key of social distancing, does not seem too exciting to most of us. Despite several appeals form the Ministry of Health, many people break the rules imposed by the quarantine. Now the Ministry of Digitalization joins the game, literally. In cooperation with TEAM Teatrikon foundation, it has come up with

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IN A NUTSHELL 26/2019-20

IN A NUTSHELL 26/2019-20 CHINESE USE QR CODES TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS It looks like the Chinese have already won their fight with the coronavirus. Companies, restaurants, shops all reopen and life slowly comes back to normal. One has to realize, however, that they took more drastic measures to contain the disease than any other country. Even now when new cases stopped to appear they use a special system to prevent a second outbreak. Two very popular apps – WeChat and AliPay have introduced a system of individual QR codes with different colours for every citizen. If your QR code is

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IN A NUTSHELL 24/2019-20

IN A NUTSHELL 24/2019-20 SCOTLAND: FREE SANITARY ARTICLES FOR WOMEN On February 25, 2020 Scottish Parliament adopted a new law called The Period Products Scotland Bill, which means the country is the world’s first to offer free sanitary products to women who have menstruation. The regulation practically means tampons and sanitary pads will be available to women for free at selected places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies. Scottish MPs were almost all for (112 votes for yes, 1 for no, 1 absent). The programme will cost some 24.1 million pounds a year. The author of the idea,

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23/2019-20

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IN A NUTSHELL 22/2019-20

MOTHER MEETS HER DEAD DAUGHTER THANKS TO VR After Jang Ji-sung’s daughter, Na-yeon, died from a blood-related disease three years ago she found it very difficult to cope with the loss. Recently, thanks to VR technology the mother could meet her child once again. To make the meeting possible producers made a digital avatar of Na-yeon using an actual seven-year old child as a model. They also prepared a suitable digital scenery which was a nearby park. The mother put VR glasses on and was able to see her daughter come to life again, exchange a few words and touch

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IN A NUTSHELL 21/2019-20

IN A NUSTHELL 21/2019-20 CHINA TRIES TO STOP CORONAVIRUS The whole world is now looking at China where coronavirus had infected over 1,500 people by January 29, 2020. Over a hundred of them died. This means more people have been infected already than during an outbreak of SARS, a virus which killed almost 800 people globally back in 2003. Coronavirus is spreading fast and more than a dozen countries have reported cases of infected patients. All kinds of preventive measures are being taken, including most airlines spraying every plane arriving from China with special chemicals that kill the virus. The

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IN A NUTSHELL 19/2019-20

IN A NUTSHELL 19/2019-20 HARRY AND MEGHAN QUIT THE ROYAL FAMILY Prince Harry and his wife Meghan shocked the whole world on Wednesday January 8, 2020 announcing they want to step back from their royal duties. The couple says they want to become financially independent, follow a new working model and share their time between the UK and US. Even though Harry is sixth in line to the throne and so the chance of him ever becoming the king are close to zero, things like this have not happened in the past. Even more surprising is the fact that Harry

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