21 Dec 2021

US pledges $580m to international COVID fight amid Omicron spread

The US stated they will give an additional $580 million to international efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This announcement was made Tuesday as the Omicron variant is causing a surge in cases around the world. The Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to meet with international correspondents to

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23 Nov 2021

Europe region faces 700,000 more Covid deaths by March says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, an additional 700,000 people could die of Covid-19 in Europe and parts of Asia over the next several months. In the 53 countries that the WHO categorizes as the European region, there are already over 1.5 million deaths. The WHO also warned that intensive

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19 Aug 2021

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Infection May Wane, C.D.C. Studies Find

Three studies were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provided evidence that booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines would be needed in upcoming months. Some experts disagree and say the evidence does not back up the decision to recommend booster shots to all

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09 Jul 2021

Citing the Delta Variant, Pfizer Will Pursue Booster Shots and a New Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday they are developing a version of the coronavirus vaccine that targets the Delta variant. The Delta variant is highly contagious and has spread to nearly 100 countries. The companies expect to begin trials of the vaccine in August.  The two companies also reported promising

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12 May 2021

Blurred WFH lines create cybersecurity challenges for companies

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many changes in the workplace, the most prevalent being the number of workers who work remotely. Companies and employees face the challenge of protecting company secrets and cybersecurity without being protected by corporate firewalls. HP released a study, “Blurred lines and Blindspots” through its

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07 May 2021

China’s trade surged in April as overseas demand heats up

Trade in China extended its impressive performance with exports accelerating and import growth hitting a decade high in April. Stalled factory production in other countries hit by coronavirus have increased demand for goods made in China. Exports surged 32.2% in terms of dollars from a year earlier. 30.6 percent growth

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30 Mar 2021

Virus Origins Remain Unclear in W.H.O.-China Inquiry

The international team of experts attempting to uncover the origins of the coronavirus pandemic have left Wuhan after 27 days. The team searched for clues, visited hospitals, laboratories, live animal markets, collected interviews and pressured officials for data and are still far from understanding the origins of the pandemic.  The

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05 Jan 2021

The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The new coronavirus variant was first identified in the United Kingdom but has now been found in several other countries. Although viruses mutate all the time, there is typically no identifiable impact on symptoms and transmissibility. However, this variant seems to be more transmissible. Just one day after officials announced

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04 Jan 2021

Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar

Japan is currently facing the risk of entering a state of emergency as coronavirus cases soar, due in part to a new variant of the virus that is more infectious. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday stated that an emergency declaration was being considered. This type of lockdown would apply

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22 Dec 2020

Britain, stuck in COVID-19 isolation, strives to lift France’s freight ban

On Tuesday, much of the world blocked Britons from traveling due to a highly infectious new coronavirus strain. This has also completely shut down one of Europe’s most crucial trade routes. The developments come just days before the Brexit date, causing political panic. Lines of trucks carrying important goods currently

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