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Russia's daily COVID cases cross 30000 for first time since mid-March - Reuters

2022-08-17 08:33:00 UTC

RussiaRussia reported 33,106 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, authorities said, the highest figure since mid-March this year.
Read more at Reuters


China reports 3036 new COVID cases for Aug 16 vs 2526 day earlier - Reuters

2022-08-17 01:24:00 UTC

China reports 3036 new COVID cases for Aug 16 vs 2526 day earlier - ReutersChina reported 3,036 new coronavirus cases for Aug. 16, of which 637 were symptomatic and 2,399 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


Nigerian entrepreneur turns local crops into gluten-free pasta - Reuters

2022-08-17 09:43:00 UTC

Nigerian entrepreneur turns local crops into gluten-free pasta - ReutersRenee Chuks, a trained chef, started experimenting with making pasta from cassava in her Lagos kitchen during a national lockdown in Nigeria in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more at Reuters


Shanghai reports 3 new local asymptomatic COVID cases, no symptomatic for Aug 15 - Reuters.com

2022-08-16 00:04:00 UTC

Shanghai reports 3 new local asymptomatic COVID cases, no symptomatic for Aug 15 - Reuters.comShanghai reported three new domestically transmitted asymptomatic coronavirus cases for Aug. 15, down from five a day earlier, while no local symptomatic cases were reported, versus one the day before, the city government said on Tuesday. Read more at Reuters


N.Korea's Kim praises military medics for frontline COVID fight in capital - Reuters

2022-08-19 03:42:00 UTC

N.KoreaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a ceremony to thank and praise military medics for spearheading the country's fight against the coronavirus in the capital Pyongyang, state media said on Friday. Read more at Reuters


Australia's former prime minister Scott Morrison defends secretly taking extra powers

2022-08-16 07:30:05 UTC

AustraliaThe former prime minister defended his actions, saying they were a safeguard during the coronavirus pandemic and that he would have made the appointments public had he needed to use the powers. Read more at NPR


Kevin Ware Jr. and the Injury That Follows Him Everywhere

2022-08-18 03:30:45 UTC

Kevin Ware Jr. and the Injury That Follows Him EverywhereKevin Ware Jr. is best known for breaking his leg in a nationally televised N.C.A.A. tournament game. He is determined not to let the moment define him. Read more at New York Times


CDC Director To Overhaul Agency With COVID Shortcomings In Mind

2022-08-17 16:12:39 UTC

CDC Director To Overhaul Agency With COVID Shortcomings In MindRochelle Walensky announced a "reset" for the organization amid public criticisms over its response to the coronavirus and monkeypox.
Read more at HuffPost


Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economy

2022-08-17 03:46:36 UTC

Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economyPremiere Li Keqiang called for a 'sense of urgency' to reverse a zero-Covid led slump.
Read more at BBC News


From nasal vaccines to pills: the next defences against Covid

2022-08-15 16:23:46 UTC

From nasal vaccines to pills: the next defences against CovidAnalysis: a bivalent vaccine has been approved and there is research into possible pan-coronavirus vaccinesWhen the autumn booster programme begins next month, many people are likely to receive Modernas new bivalent vaccine, designed to protect against the o Read more at The Guardian


Go Get Your Bathing Suits!: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington Beckons

2022-08-17 03:21:53 UTC

Go Get Your Bathing Suits!: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington BeckonsIn modern times, presidential vacations often provide periods of relaxation interrupted by moments of crisis. President Biden spent the last week on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. Read more at New York Times


Pandora shares fall on disappointing U.S. sales - Reuters

2022-08-16 08:49:00 UTC

Pandora shares fall on disappointing U.S. sales - ReutersJewellery maker Pandora (PNDORA.CO) on Tuesday reported disappointing second-quarter sales in the U.S. market, prompting its shares to fall, but reaffirmed its annual forecast, saying h Read more at Reuters


Covid in China: Fish tested amid Xiamen outbreak

2022-08-18 12:36:15 UTC

Covid in China: Fish tested amid Xiamen outbreakFootage has gone viral showing live fish and crabs being tested in China for the coronavirus.
Read more at BBC News


German manufacturers increasingly short of skilled workers - Ifo - Reuters

2022-08-16 12:15:00 UTC

German manufacturers increasingly short of skilled workers - Ifo - ReutersGerman manufacturers of machinery and equipment are increasingly short of skilled workers, a constraint that adds to the shortages in materials and intermediate goods that they are also suffering, the Ifo economic institute reported on Tuesday. Read more at Reuters


Japan tax office launches campaign to help encourage drinking

2022-08-17 16:25:22 UTC

Japan tax office launches campaign to help encourage drinkingContest asks young adults for ideas to revitalise popularity of alcoholic drinks after big fall in tax revenuesThe Japanese government has launched a nationwide competition calling for ideas to encourage people to drink more alcohol after a change in attitude Read more at The Guardian


Dual-variant Covid vaccine approved for UK booster programme

2022-08-15 15:19:47 UTC

Dual-variant Covid vaccine approved for UK booster programmeModerna jab designed to target original variant and Omicron has been given go-ahead by UK regulatorA vaccine designed to target two different forms of Covid will be offered as part of the autumn booster programme, after the jab was approved by the UKs regula Read more at The Guardian


Shanghai Covid: Ikea shoppers flee attempt to lock down store

2022-08-15 09:35:38 UTC

Shanghai Covid: Ikea shoppers flee attempt to lock down storeVideo shows people running out of the store in Xuhui district as guards tried to shut them in.
Read more at BBC News


CDC Reportedly Plans Overhaul After Flawed COVID-19 Response - CNET

2022-08-17 17:10:27 UTC

CDC Reportedly Plans Overhaul After Flawed COVID-19 Response - CNETThe reorganization will reportedly prioritize actionable and easy-to-understand health guidance.
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A Chinese City Is Doing COVID Tests on Fresh Fish

2022-08-18 09:22:46 UTC

A Chinese City Is Doing COVID Tests on Fresh FishThe chance of a fish being infected with coronavirus is pretty much zero, an epidemiologist says.
Read more at Vice News


Sky-high inflation is here to stay so brace for the Fed to stick to its guns on tightening, renowned economist says

2022-08-17 10:45:06 UTC

Sky-high inflation is here to stay  so brace for the Fed to stick to its guns on tightening, renowned economist says"Expect the Fed to get aggressive, because inflation is not simply going to disappear," renowned Columbia economist Jeffrey Sachs told CNBC. Read more at Business Insider


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