USO Launches Military Virtual Programming to Keep Troops Entertained, Connected Worldwide During COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the world combats COVID-19, the USO has quickly mobilized to transition from traditional USO tours to USO military virtual programming to provide talent engagements for troops and military families. Last month, in response to COVID-19, the USO suspended its trademark live celebrity tours, which have entertained millions of service members stationed around the globe for nearly 80 years.

“The USO has always been by the side of our military and their families, and COVID-19 does not change this,” said Alan Reyes, USO chief operating officer. “Our mission of connection is more critical than ever before. With the help of military supporters, the entertainment industry and USO partners, we are providing virtual engagements and programming to boost morale during the pandemic. Together, we are expressing our nation’s gratitude for all that the military community is doing to help protect us and

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Use Your Computer To Help Folding@Home Solve The COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

The fight against COVID-19 goes nuclear

From the Folding@Home website:

Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health.

The Folding@home software runs while you do other things.

While you keep going with your everyday activities, your computer will be working to help us find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others.

Please be patient if you experience idle time as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together! We are working like mad to start simulations of COVID-19 proteins. The enthusiastic response to our effort has been tremendous and has sometimes emptied our queues. This is a great “problem” to have as there is no end to the

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This Week in Programming: How Devs Can Help Beat the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many of you may have your hands completely full with managing a full-time job that’s suddenly shifted entirely remote without any planning, a house full of pets, partners and children that need caring for and attention, and the emotional weight of a global pandemic really starting to take hold, there are others still with some spare time previously filled with social engagements and general life-before-COVID-19-stuff (such as jobs, for some of you) who are looking to help.

If you happen to be of the latter variety and are looking to put your skills, knowledge, and spare time to good use, you’re in luck; this past week has seen the launch of numerous hackathons, initiatives, and articles rounding up those various efforts, and in case you’ve missed all of them in attempting to keep working and sane, we’ve decided to bring them to you here. For the rest of you

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