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As the COVID-19 toll continues to rise, there's been a serious upping of wartime rhetoric from world leaders. Elsewhere, it turns out tigers can get it, and the World Health Organisation might just need a little peak at your quarantine search history.

Jerome's in the house, watch your mouth

The rhetoric around the world regarding coronavirus has taken another turn for the grave, with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams telling Americans over the weekend that they should prepare for levels of tragedy comparable to September 11 and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

As US blogger Dave Pell points out, this is a real shift in tone from the administration who were decidedly more chill about coronavirus as recently as February: