Tag Archives: covid-19

Covid Surges Again in China, With Lockdowns, Hotspots, and Millions Stranded

People in new COVID neighborhoods are concerned about Shanghai-style long-term lockdowns, which might affect their careers, basic freedoms, and mental health. Beijing: Xi’s Zero-Covid strategy has failed miserably as new places become infected with coronavirus, particularly tourist hotspots in Tibet and Hainan. Tens of thousands of visitors are trapped in the areas as a result…

What channel is the USA vs. Germany game on today? The schedule and timing for the 2022 World Juniors game

The first day of the 2022 World Juniors has arrived. After being postponed after three days of action in December due to COVID, the event comes back in August, as the USA begins with a battle versus Germany. The defending champions, the United States, will compete in the event. The Americans defeated Canada in the…

DC’s Batgirl Movie Dead: Nearly Finished $90M Release Canceled By WB

Warner Bros. has completely scrapped DC’s forthcoming Batgirl movie during the final phases of production. It will no longer be released on any platform, in a theater, or on HBO Max.   Batgirl’s price tag is reported as being between $90-$100 million dollars and was budgeted for an HBO Max release, not a theatrical one,…

Why should you stop using hand dryers right now?

Enlightening facts on why you should stop using hand dryers right now and instead use paper towels. We understand how crucial it is to wash your hands, especially in these circumstances. When it comes to preventing a health disaster, cleaning your hands goes a long way. But did you realize that drying your hands is…

White House initiates next generation of COVID vaccines

White House prepares to develop a next generation of COVID-19 vaccines. On Tuesday, July 26, the Biden administration held summit with key federal officials, top scientists, and pharmaceutical executives including Pfizer and Moderna’s representatives as it pushed for “next generation” COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are expected to offer broader and more durable protection against the…

The UK Faces A Fifth Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

  In the midst of political scandals, ministerial resignations, and increasing demands for the resignation of prime minister Boris Johnson, the UK faces an old enemy; rising cases of COVID-19. According to an analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK infection rates have risen by over 30%, the highest level since late April….

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE COMPETITIVE CHANGE IN WORLD POLITICS

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  The coronavirus comes as a political test to international governments in many ways. The prominent question is whether the governments have concerns about their health or the capabilities to provide the needed care for their citizens. In democratic governments, a threat looms in the future elections, with the current government systems being at risk…

COVID-19 Impacts On Third World Citizens

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  Great governments have been left shaken after the outbreak of the CoronaVirus. Hence, an important question arises on how governments with less power, especially their citizens, have been impacted and managed by these abrupt changes (Ogunleye, 2020). Coronavirus is a recent virus, and more information is yet to be discovered about it.   At…

Hit by Thousands of Fever Cases, North Korea’s Silence Offers Joe Biden Help

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  North Korea recorded hundreds of thousands of cases of fever for the second day in a row. Local state media reported there were at least less than 200,000 cases of fever in the country ruled by Kim Jong Un.   The increase in fever cases took place when North Korea declared a wave of…

Shanghai Reopens Some Public Transport, Still On High Covid-19 Alert

Shanghai reopened a portion of the world’s longest subway system on Sunday, May 22, after some lines had been halted for over two months, as the city prepares to remove its excruciating COVID-19 shutdown next week. With most inhabitants barred from leaving their homes and restrictions increasing in sections of China’s most populated metropolis, commuters…

Beijing Urges Millions To Keep Working From Home Amid Covid-19 Outbreak Menace

Beijing authorities extended work-from-home guidance for many of its 22 million residents to stem a persistent COVID-19 outbreak, while Shanghai deployed more testing and curbs to hold on to its hard-won ‘zero COVID’ status after two months of lockdown. On Monday, May 23, the Chinese capital recorded 99 new cases on May 22, up from…

North Korean Planes Pick Up Medical Supplies In China – Media

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SEOUL, South Korea — Days after confirming its first COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea sent planes to China to pick up medical supplies, media reported on Tuesday, May 17. Three Air Koryo planes from North Korea went to Shenyang, China, on Monday, and returned later that day with medical supplies, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news…

DOH Confirms Local Transmission Of More Infectious Omicron Subvariant Ba.2.12.1

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) verified local transmission of the highly infectious Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, which is slowly gaining traction in the United States, on Tuesday, May 17. At a press conference on Tuesday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed the news. Local government entities, she added, are now bolstering the…

Shanghai Achieves ‘Zero COVID’ Status But Normal Life Is Weeks Away

Shanghai reached the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones on Tuesday, May 17, but most people will have to endure additional confinement before returning to more regular life. The third day with no new instances in the community generally implies “zero COVID” status and the beginning of…

North Korea Announces First COVID-19 Death

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  According to official state media, North Korea has revealed an “explosive” Covid-19 breakout that has killed six people and infected over 187,000, raising worries of an upcoming and fatal pandemic in the isolated country. Even though specialists believe the virus has been present in the country for some time, the first cases were just…

Ontario COVID-19 Update

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ONTARIO, Canada —The sixth wave of COVID is starting to subside. Image: Data from the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. Hospitals currently have 1,451 patients with the virus, a decline from 1,676 a week before. There are 175 people in ICU due to COVID-19. A reduction from the previous weeks. Opening 26…

WHO Chief Says China’s Zero-COVID Policy is Not ‘Sustainable’

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LONDON, United Kingdom – The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, May 10, China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the virus, in rare public comments by the UN agency on a government’s handling of the pandemic. “We don’t think that it is sustainable considering the…

North Korea Reports First COVID-19 Outbreak, Orders Lockdown In ‘Gravest Emergency’

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, May 12, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national lockdown, with state media reporting an Omicron variant had been detected in Pyongyang.   The first public admission of COVID-19 infections highlights the potential for a major crisis in a…