Tag: pandemic

NEWS

Dr. Fauci, Renowned Pandemic Adviser, Tests Positive For COVID

Dr. Anthony Fauci became a household name for his reassuring and professional presence early in the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US scientist who became the country’s most visible symbol of the fight against COVID-19, tested positive for the virus He is continuing to work from home as he recovers from mild symptoms, said the National Institutes of Health […]

HEALTH/FOOD

Keep Those Masks On Your Faces

Ragamuffin, don’t be silly, put some rubbers pon unuh willy AIDS a go ’round and we don’ waan catch it Rude bwoy, don’t be silly, rubbers pon unuh willy AIDS a go ’round and we don’ waan catch it Willy (Don’t Be Silly) — Buju Banton Today, the Jamaican artist Buju Banton’s rendition titled, Willy Don’t Be Silly, could easily be applied […]

BUSINESS

DoorDash Calls For All Hands On Deck

DoorDash is requesting that all of its employees, from its top CEO to its lowest rank employee, make a delivery at least once a month.  However, some employees are peeved about this move by the company. In the New Year, the on-demand food delivery company will reinstate a program called WeDash, which it had paused during the pandemic. DoorDash launched […]

BUSINESS

IMF — Global Debt At All-Time High

According to reports, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted that global debt increased substantially in 2020. Speaking at a news briefing, Vitor Gaspar, Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor Department, said the figure was the highest on record. He said while the increased borrowing and spending were justified due to the need for strategies to combat the pandemic, critical steps […]

Health

PAHO Director — “Mental Health Crisis” In The Americas

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne in a media briefing, noted recently collected data reveals that there is a “mental health crisis” in the Americas. More people are suffering substantially added mental health problems at a time when services for them are also disrupted because of the sweep of the disease. “Today we are facing a […]

Health HEALTH/FOOD

CDC Sees Pandemic Among Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that vaccinated people are protected against severe disease. The highly transmissible delta variant is fueling expanding outbreaks, but they are centered in parts of the country with lower vaccination rates. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country […]

Soccer

The Good, Bad, And Ugly From The Euro…. So Far!

The year 2020 will forever be known as the year when a once-in-a-century pandemic devastated the world. The pandemic also shut down major sporting events worldwide, including the Euro 2020 football championship. The delayed tournament is currently underway, and it has produced drama, spectacles, and flops. In this article, we will look at the good, the bad, and the ugly […]

BUSINESS

Google Sees Profits Jump

Google owner Alphabet saw its earnings jump in the first quarter as people became a captive audience for its services in light of the pandemic. Net profit soared by 162% to a record $17.9bn in the three months to March as advertising revenue swelled by a third. It comes as the tech giant faces increased scrutiny over its power and […]

BUSINESS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]