It has made plain the importance of good governance, the value of trust in leaders and institutions, and the solace and strength that families and communities provide. It has also highlighted the critical role that a credible and reliable media plays in the health and well-being of societies. … [Read more...] about World News Day: Why real news matters amid twin pandemics of COVID-19 and fake news
When she was admitted to hospital, her oxygen saturation was 90 percent with a respiratory rate of 40 breaths per minute. She again tested positive for coronavirus while tests for antibodies were negative at days four and six. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus patient is ‘world’s first to die after being reinfected with Covid-19’
Obviously, larger countries tend to have higher numbers both of cases and of deaths. But there are many other factors in play, such as the demographic profiles of the countries; countries with ageing populations may be hit harder because the disease is more dangerous to older people. … [Read more...] about Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths?
“You’ll never find such people protesting the death of George Floyd, or joining a demonstration because there are shantytowns where children lack water or education, or because there are whole families who have lost their income,” he said. “On such matters they would never protest; they are incapable of moving outside of their own little world of interests.” … [Read more...] about Pope says anti-maskers stuck in ‘their own little world of interests’
And while the hope will be of a return to normality, it may still not be safe to party. The vaccines appear to work better than anyone dared hope. There was originally talk of 50% efficacy. But in a population of millions, 90% efficacy still means a lot of people – one in 10 – will not be completely safe. The pubs will reopen. But it will be months or even years before all our caution over social interaction can safely melt away. … [Read more...] about The Covid vaccine results are great news, but it’s not all over yet