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WHO says Covid still 'very dangerous virus' and we're only at 'halfway mark'
As the government scraps the majority of the remaining Covid restrictions this week, the WHO has rejected claims the pandemic is over
‘Paradigm shift’ needed in way WHO is funded, says director general
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Covid pandemic has proven that health is ‘an international issue’
The surveillance concerns around China’s Winter Olympics app – explained
A report found the app that will be used to monitor athletes’ health and travel data has a ‘devastating’ encryption flaw
UK scrapping Covid tests for some travelers
Boris Johnson praised his government for making ‘big calls’ and taking ‘tough decisions’
A global tax on millionaires would benefit the wealthy as well as the poor
An open letter was recently published that was signed by more than 100 millionaires and billionaires, pleading to their class brethren – particularly those participating in the World Economic Forum’s recent online Davos summit – to adopt...
Aviva adds human rights to ethical investment drive
Leading British asset manager Aviva Investors plans to push boards for greater action on biodiversity and human rights so that companies consider "the whole picture of sustainability".
Overseas Hongkongers look to Chinese medicine for curing Covid
With Omicron raging around the world, overseas Hongkongers are looking to a traditional Chinese medicine capsule for treating Covid-19.
Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials
Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years
End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,’ WHO claims
The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say
Inflation is soaring. Should the Fed unleash 'shock and awe'?
The Bank of England has already started to raise interest rates to fight inflation. The Federal Reserve is likely to follow soon. But how aggressive will America's central bank be?
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases.
Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated
White House health advisor is ‘confident’ there are only weeks until Omicron hits its peak
Pfizer CEO paints ‘ideal’ future of Covid vaccination
Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public
What it's like to cruise during Omicron
Cruise ships turning around mid-voyage. People placed in quarantine cabins on board. Voyages abruptly canceled. Crew members trying to appease unhappy customers.
Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix
Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.
Daily Covid infections in UK less than half recorded two weeks ago
UK detects 76,807 new cases in the past 24 hours, suggesting Omicron wave has spiked
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Adele shares grief with fans by video call over postponed Vegas shows
Singer extends apologies and tears by FaceTime and social media after Covid delays to her residency dates
World Bank rips Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard in social justice rant
The money should be used to address the flow of refugees and malnutrition instead, the global financial body said
Unvaccinated seniors 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those with boosters – CDC
Figures show benefit of Covid vaccines and boosters to reduce hospital risk as agency says: ‘Get vaccinated as soon as possible’
Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
Will oil reach $100 a barrel? And how will it affect you?
Oil is a red-hot commodity right now, and a slew of factors are converging that could send prices even higher.
Ireland to drop almost all COVID restrictions
Majority of measures that have been in place for almost two years will be lifted on Saturday, prime minister says.
Davos Forum To Be Held In Person From May 22 Till May 26
The annual gathering of the world's political, economic, and business elite traditionally takes place in January against the idyllic snowy backdrop of the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
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