Tag: pandemic


Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman Predicts A Swift, Sustained Economic Recovery Once Vaccines Are Rolled Out

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman predicts the US economy will enjoy a strong, sustained recovery once the pandemic threat recedes. Krugman, who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008, warned in a recent New York Times column that the next few months “will be hell in terms of politics, epidemiology, and economics.” However, he expects the economic rebound to be “much faster […]


COVID-19 Continues To Plague Countries Globally

More than 80 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.7 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 50.4 million having recovered from the virus. As authorities warn of a spike in infections due to travel over the Christmas season, many countries are reimposing restrictions on movement and social gathering. Meanwhile, some countries are […]


‘Chasing the virus’: How India’s Largest slum Overcame A Pandemic

Mumbai’s Dharavi offers a glimmer of hope with new cases shrinking. Thanks to an aggressive plan adopted by authorities. When coronavirus claimed its first victim in India’s largest slum in April, many feared the disease would turn its narrow, congested streets into a graveyard, with physical distancing or contact tracing all but impossible. But three months on, Mumbai’s Dharavi offers […]


COVID-19 Killed More Than 499,000 People Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has now killed more than 499,000 people worldwide. According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, over 10 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease caused by the new respiratory virus. The actual numbers are reportedly much higher, but due to testing shortages, many unreported cases, and suspicions that some governments […]


U.S. Treasury $1.4 Billion Mistake

Government inspectors have found that the U.S. Treasury mistakenly sent more than $1.4 billion of its pandemic rescue funds to dead people. The finding was one of several problems uncovered in the official review of federal coronavirus aid. Since March, Congress has pumped some $2.6 trillion into the American economy in an effort to shield it from virus slowdown. But […]


Extra $600 Unemployment Benefits Will Run Out Soon

For the tens of millions of Americans receiving unemployment benefits, the extra $600 boost will soon be no more. The $600 weekly payments from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program were initially set up as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act Congress passed in late March, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans eligible for unemployment insurance receive an extra $600  […]


A Brief Overview Of COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way […]