U.S. Cases Soar 47%; Global Hunger Spikes, UN Says: Virus Update
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Bloomberg News 37 mins ago
Confirmed cases in the U.S. soared 47% in the week ending Sunday, the largest weekly rise since April 2020. The increase came as the delta variant spreads amid falling vaccination rates. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease specialist, said “ideological rigidity” is stopping people from getting shots.
World hunger spiked last year, outpacing population growth and probably reaching the highest since 2005, as the pandemic curbed incomes and access to food, according to the United Nations.
In Europe, Greece is mandating vaccinations for those who work in senior citizen homes, within health-care and for those in the military. In the U.K., meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to warn people to stay vigilant as he prepares to lift virtually all remaining curbs in England. Science advisers are concerned.
In Asia, social-distancing rules were tightened in Bangkok, Seoul, and parts of Vietnam as the delta variant advances, while Tokyo entered its fourth state of emergency and Sydney had a 45% spike in daily cases.
July 13, 2021 at 7:41 AM #434816EnthusiastParticipant
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vital education. Among other things.
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
July 18, 2021 at 4:27 AM #435581ArtfromArkParticipant
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when the infection rate is a couple of hundred people per day, out of a population of 14 million. The July death toll so far in Tokyo from, presumably, Covid, is 2. One was a man in his 70s, the other was a man in his 60s.
Your chances of dying in a traffic accident in Tokyo this month have been twice as high, as 4 people so far have been traffic fatalities in the Metropolis.
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)
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