China study warns of ‘colossal’ COVID outbreak if it opens up like U.S., France

China could face more than 630,000 COVID-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians. In the report published in China CDC Weekly by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the mathematicians said China could not afford to lift travelContinue reading “China study warns of ‘colossal’ COVID outbreak if it opens up like U.S., France”

Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day

Russia has recorded a new record-high daily death toll from COVID-19, continuing a persistent rise that has brought new records almost daily in October. The national coronavirus task force reported Saturday that 968 people in Russia died of COVID-19 over the past day — about 100 more daily deaths than were recorded in late September. The taskContinue reading “Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day”

School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight

The number of pupils absent from England’s state schools rose by two-thirds to 204,000 in the fortnight to Thursday, 30 September. Department for Education figures show 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on this day. The figures are the second batch of fortnightly statistics to be published since schools returned withContinue reading “School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight”

Two transgender women win seats in German parliament

Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday’s national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which came third in the election, increasing its share of the vote to 14.8% from 8.9% in 2017 and is set toContinue reading “Two transgender women win seats in German parliament”

Inequality – How wealth becomes power (1/3) – DW Documentary (2018)

Germany is one of the world’s richest countries, but inequality is on the rise. The wealthy are pulling ahead, while the poor are falling behind. For the middle classes, work is no longer a means of advancement. Instead, they are struggling to maintain their position and status. Young people today have less disposable income thanContinue reading “Inequality – How wealth becomes power (1/3) – DW Documentary (2018)”

Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history

The number of people who identify as Native American or Alaska Native alone grew by 27.1% to 3.7 million people over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census. Why it matter: The spike in the number of people who solely identify as Native American or Alaska Native mirrors the steady rise of the population sinceContinue reading “Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history”

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