14 Apr 2021

‘A tsunami of cases’ creates desperation as Covid second wave batters India

In India, a new wave of cases is devastating the nation and surpassed medical professional’s worst expectations. When the cases started to drop in India and lockdown measures were partially lifted, residents took advantage and hosted large wedding parties, began to stop wearing masks, held political rallies, and other super-spreading

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07 Dec 2020

UK prepares to give first Covid-19 vaccinations as the world watches

Britain is gearing up to administer the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine less than a week after emergency approval. Vaccines will begin in Tuesday in England, Wales, and Scotland whereas Ireland stated that it would begin the process early in the week, however, it is unclear

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03 Dec 2020

Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces billions more in stimulus

The second wave of COVID-19 infections is occurring in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $77 billion in stimulus for Canadian people and businesses. Trudeau acknowledged the effect of the pandemic on the economy and its recovery, offering aid to keep families financially stable and get

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03 Dec 2020

Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

The IBM cybersecurity division has found that a series of cyberattacks are targeting companies and government organizations pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine development, storage, and distribution. It is unclear whether the attackers are looking to steal technology for keeping vaccines before they are administered or to sabotage the operation. The Department

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02 Dec 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Authorized in the U.K.: What You Need to Know

The UK has become the first country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID vaccine for emergency distribution. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency declared that the vaccine was safe to use after analyzing its trials and outcomes. This represents the first clearance of a vaccine by a Western

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13 Nov 2020

The iOS Covid App Ecosystem Has Become a Privacy Minefield

Jonathan Albright, the director of Digital Forensics Initiative at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, has released the product of his months-long analysis of 493 Covid-related iOS apps. The apps range from telehealth consultations to contact tracing, gathering sensitive user information in the process. 359 of those apps contained features

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