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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21 Dec 2020

No ‘Negative’ News: How China Censored the Coronavirus

At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Chinese officials were accused of hiding information about the infectious virus that could have benefitted other nations. However, the issue of relaying information and censorship in China regarding the coronavirus is much deeper than this initial incident, according to Chinese sources. Li Wenliang,

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16 Dec 2020

South Korea warns of first potential lockdown as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

In South Korea, health officials have warned of the government enacting the country’s first lockdown since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic due to an alarming increase in new infections per day. South Korea has been considered as a model for effective Covid-19 response measures, earning praise after halting the

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13 Nov 2020

U.S. Cases Top 150,000 for First Time

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the US has reported more than 150,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. The spike is driven by record infection counts in more than a dozen US states. The nation’s total number of cases is now 10.5 million, according

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27 Oct 2020

Protesters clash with police in northern Italy as anger mounts over Covid-19 restrictions

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Italians are unsatisfied with the new lockdown restrictions imposed across the country as cases begin to rise for the second time. On Monday night, protests became violent as demonstrators clashed with the police throughout northern Italy. In Turin, dozens were wounded as protestors created fires in

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16 Oct 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases surpass eight million as infections spike nationwide

On Thursday, the US announced that the total COVID-19 cases within the country have surpassed 8 million, representing a 1 million raise in less than a month. The country has experienced a surge in cases since the beginning of the fall. Since last May, over 217,000 people have died due

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21 Jul 2020

India coronavirus: Nearly one in four in Delhi had Covid-19, study says

A new study that tested the antibodies of a random sample of people suggests that almost one in four Delhi residents have been exposed to coronavirus infection. According to the Indian government survey, roughly 23% of the 21,000 tested had antibodies present in their blood sample. This suggests that India

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30 Jun 2020

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

On Tuesday, the European Union announced that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 select countries, however, this list does not include the US. This is due to soaring coronavirus infections in many US states, such as Texas and Florida. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil,

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