Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

Taiwan is celebrating that, as of Friday, Oct. 30, it has reached 201 days without a locally transmitted case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). This represents a world record — the country’s last local case was recorded on April 12, and all of its subsequent cases were brought into the country by people arriving from overseas either for … Continue reading Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

An increasing number of doctors and other health professionals and experts, including members of the World Health Organization (WHO), are joining the call to warn policymakers against reimposing restrictive lockdowns. These medical professionals argue that the lockdowns do more harm than good in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). During an interview with The Spectator aired on Oct. 9, WHO doctor … Continue reading WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the measures to slow its spread are taking a serious mental toll on people around the world. In India, suicides among professionals are on the rise as the pandemic has forced companies to cut jobs, exacerbating what has been a growing problem for the country. Even before the … Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

No, “coronavirus” hasn’t thrown 100 million into extreme poverty… virus LOCKDOWNS did that

For the first time in recorded history, world leaders who are supposed to have access to cutting-edge research and science, closed down their countries, shuttered their economies and ordered their people locked away, for the most part, in response to a new virus pandemic, COVID-19. Predictably, thousands of businesses and firms closed. Factories shut down, … Continue reading No, “coronavirus” hasn’t thrown 100 million into extreme poverty… virus LOCKDOWNS did that

Florida caught faking test results for coronavirus, 100% of people testing positive

The alleged “spike” in Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases now being reported in Florida may actually be fiction, as new evidence has emerged to suggest that testing labs all throughout the Sunshine State are churning out an alarmingly high rate of false positives. Orlando Health has confirmed, as have a number of journalists, that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading Florida caught faking test results for coronavirus, 100% of people testing positive

Coronavirus looms over fruit and vegetable growers, threatening yet more disruptions of the food supply

Outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are emerging in U.S. fruit and vegetable farms and packing plants, causing officials to worry about further disruptions to America’s food supply. The outbreaks come after thousands of meat plant employees contracted the virus, which led to those plants shutting down. This resulted in shortages of meat in groceries around the country. Workers harvesting … Continue reading Coronavirus looms over fruit and vegetable growers, threatening yet more disruptions of the food supply

India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

India reported 9,996 new coronavirus cases – as well as 357 deaths in 24 hours – on Wednesday. The figures bring the country’s total caseload to 276,583 and total deaths to 7,745, according to data from John Hopkins University. Over the weekend, the number of infections in the country surpassed Spain’s to become the fifth-highest in the world. India is … Continue reading India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

India now has 173,763 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,980 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Its number of new cases continues to rise every day, which makes it a cause for concern for many public health experts. It’s also planning to emerge from lockdown pretty soon – a move experts fear will come at the worst possible time. Slowing, … Continue reading After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks

Over 10 million people in India will migrate back to their hometowns as the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown starts scaling back. This may be one of the world’s largest migration events in this century, and many experts are concerned that it will trigger a new wave of coronavirus cases in India’s poorest and least prepared areas. At … Continue reading Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks

Germany’s reopening set back after surge in new coronavirus cases

On Friday, local authorities in Germany said that they would reimpose lockdown measures after seeing new clusters of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections around the country. The new lockdowns come just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a gradual reopening of the country. The reimposition of lockdown restrictions marks the country’s first setback since Merkel announced on Wednesday that Germany’s … Continue reading Germany’s reopening set back after surge in new coronavirus cases