Omicron surge puts Hong Kong on edge

Insights 03/01/22, 21:43

According to the New York Times database, the number of new cases in Hong Kong has increased by 821 percent in the last two weeks. Many patients wait for treatment at Hong Kong public hospitals' emergency rooms, and isolation wards at hospitals have run out of beds. The elderly, children, ...

Omicron isn’t going to stop us, says Mayor Adams

News 01/21/22, 13:45

“Let’s be clear on this—we are winning, we are going to win because we’re resilient.” the mayor stated at a press conference at the City Hall. Mayor Eric Adams declared on Tuesday, Jan. 18, that New York City was winning the battle against the Omicron virus outbreak, saying that, while the ...

US: flights canceled, school classes delayed: Omicron pushing record highs

News 01/04/22, 04:30

People who flew home from their holidays had their flights canceled or delayed in the first week of the new year because of the pandemic. FlightAware data shows that more than 2,500 U.S. flights and more than 4,100 worldwide were canceled on Sunday, 2. Many airlines started blaming COVID-19 infections in flight crews for ...

Dr. Fauci and WHO director disagree on COVID-19 booster programs amid Omicron surge

U.S. 12/31/21, 21:12

While the White House’s top infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing for COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S., the World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus complained about the booster program as countries struggle to get vaccines, Fox News reported. During a press briefing on Dec. 22, Ghebreyesus ...

Health code system of Xi’an has collapsed

China 12/28/21, 20:19

According to Xi'an officials' announcement, starting from Dec. 27th, the city will suspend the policy of citizens going to the market once every two days.  Previously, Xi'an has implemented a blockade of the city from December 23rd. As of December 28th, it was the sixth day of the closure. As Sina News ...

Great Resignation: People fed up with their jobs and go ‘Quit Toks’

U.S. 12/10/21, 19:18

This fall, Americans continued to quit their employment in large numbers as the labor market heated up, indicating the economy retained its pace despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Labor Department reported that 4.2 million workers left their jobs in October, a decrease of roughly 205,000 from September but still ...

New York reports 5 Omicron cases, warns potential community spread

New York 12/02/21, 21:24

New York on Thursday, Dec. 2, reported five cases of Omicron variant positive events, which stem from people of different traces. One case was detected in Suffolk County on Long Island, and four others were recorded within New York City, Gov. Kathy Hochul (N.Y.-D) said at a news conference on Thursday, ...

Couple detained for fleeing COVID-19 quarantine by Dutch police

Europe 11/29/21, 21:46

Netherlands authorities have detained a couple for attempting to skip hospital quarantine despite coming back from a South African city. According to the Washington Examiner, the two individuals, including a Spanish man and Portuguese woman, were among the passengers that left Johannesburg, a South African city. Thirteen of them caught the ...

Omicron variant arrives in Canada

News 11/28/21, 21:55

Omicron, the newly listed coronavirus variant of concern, is now present in Canada, officials said Sunday, Nov. 28. The strain was detected in two people arriving from Nigeria, the Ontario government said in a statement, according to Fox News. The patients have been isolated. After emerging in Southern Africa last week, Omicron ...

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