05 April 2021

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Actions by Governments
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on April 4, 2021 (NationalPost.com)
  • As India reels under second wave, THIS continent is already facing third wave (DNA India)
  • Bavarian leader Söder calls for short and strict lockdown in Germany (Politico.eu)
  • Britain aims for travel restart but India struggles with virus wave (Yahoo! India)
  • Denmark tests widely to avoid endless lockdowns. Why can’t Ireland? (Irish Times)
  • Doctors warn hospitals may be overwhelmed as France braces for third lockdown (Telegraph)
  • Germany sees 20% of population vaccinated against coronavirus by May (Mail Online UK)
  • Germany’s Political Crisis And The Future Of Nord Stream 2 (Zero Hedge)
  • In Belgium, teens speak out on mental health (Deutsche Welle)
  • India crosses 1 lakh mark, states impose new restrictions (India Today)
  • India reports 103,558 coronavirus infections in a day (Bernama)
  • Italy Mandates COVID-19 Shots For All Its Healthcare Workers (Zero Hedge)
  • Japan fears COVID-19 variants are behind possible fourth wave (NationalPost.com)
  • Northern Ireland Premium Bobby Storey funeral blow for son stuck in Italy when dad died (Belfast Telegraph)
  • Opinion: India Needs To Move Vaccines To Warp Speed Amid Deadly 2nd Wave (NDTV)
  • Pregnancy Outcome during the First COVID 19 Lockdown in Vienna, Austria (MDPI)
  • Religious leaders to have special COVID-19 vaccine site in Italy (Global News Canada)
  • Restaurants in Japan cooking up new breakfast culture amid pandemic (JapanTimes.co.jp)
  • Singapore companies face higher insurance premiums amid Covid-19 pandemic (The Straits Times All News)
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (NationalPost.com)
  • UK – Boris Johnson plans two Covid tests each week for everyone (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Boris Johnson to outline plans for easing controls on… (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Boris Johnson under pressure to sack Tory peer Helen Morrissey after she said there is NO pandemic (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap: pubs, hairdressers and foreign holidays are next steps in the road (Telegraph)
  • UK – What bars, restaurants and salons can expect from Boris Johnson’s announcement (Liverpool Echo)
  • US – 1 in 14 unemployment applications in Connecticut during the pandemic were fraudulent (Hartford Courant)
  • US – An apparent 4th wave of COVID-19 is centered in the East. Will it hit California? (star-telegram.com)
  • US – Colorado mothers aren’t returning to the workforce as quickly as everyone else (Denver Post)
  • US – Connecticut high schools plan for pandemic proms, with outdoor options considered in many towns (Hartford Courant)
  • US – Illinois’ coronavirus positivity rate remains at a two-month high (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • US – Jury trials still haven’t resumed in Rhode Island, and there’s no clear answer why not (Boston Globe)
  • US – Massachusetts to reach major COVID-19 reopening milestone on Monday (Boston Globe)
  • US – Ohio could see COVID-19 ‘revenge spending’ on travel (Journal-News)
  • US – Oregon Insight: Brewers were soaked by pandemic (Oregonian)
  • US – Oregon lawmakers could strip state of unilateral power to conceal COVID-19 data, other public health information (Oregonian)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
Actions by Companies
  • ‘Prof Lockdown’ warns AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is ‘vulnerable’ to South African variant (Mail Online UK)
  • ADIB provides financing for Albilad Capital’s ₤87M landmark acquisition of PWC HQ in Northern Ireland (WAM.ae Business)
  • Aldi sells out of famous rattan egg chair as outdoor socialising resumes (The Independent)
  • AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will be Thailand’s ‘principal’ shot, says health minister (CNBC)
  • Auto major Hyundai crosses 1 million sales mark for SUVs made in India (Business Standard India)
  • Batch of Sinopharm COVID vaccine arrives in Jordan (Jordan Times)
  • BofA to train 1,800 campus hires online (Emirates-Business.ae)
  • Concerns that AstraZeneca clotting case may hurt public confidence in vaccine (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Decision on AstraZeneca tomorrow (thestar.com.my)
  • Delta Cancels 100 Flights, Temporarily Reopens Some Middle Seats (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook Now Owns The Web’s Biggest Supplier Of GIFs: Is That A Problem? (Forbes.com)
  • H&M caught in a ‘geopolitical crossfire’ between China and Vietnam (Business Standard India)
  • Hero MotoCorp posts 72% YoY rise in Mar sales (Yahoo! India)
  • IndusInd Bank total deposits rise 27% YoY (Business Standard India)
  • Isko gets Sinovac jab (Philippines Daily Tribune)
  • J&J tasked to run factory after vaccine mix-up (Straits Times)
  • Johnson & Johnson files for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in PH (Rappler)
  • Kobe Steel ups profit forecast on yen’s drop, bigger power sales (Nasdaq)
  • Maharashtra issues stricter COVID-19 guidelines | Fortis Hospitals & Max Healthcare to ET NOW (Yahoo! India)
  • Merck Foundation and Burundi First Lady supported families suffered during coronavirus pandemic (Ani News)
  • Nigeria: MTN Donates 300,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Nigeria (AllAfrica.com)
  • Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine protection lasts for at least six months (Manila Bulletin)
  • Questions about AstraZeneca jab linger (Bangkokpost.com Most recent)
  • SBI, HDFC Ltd announce end to concessional loan offers (Business Standard India)
  • Samsung Q1 profit likely surged 45% on bumper smartphone, appliance sales (Mail Online UK)
  • Suntrust inspires netizens to reinvent success in 2021 (Manila Times)
  • Suspension of Singapore Airlines flights to Hong Kong does not affect travel bubble talks: Ong Ye Kung (Channel NewsAsia)
  • The Great Return: What Google, Amazon, Wells Fargo And Goldman Sachs Are Getting Right About The Office (Forbes.com)
  • U.S. ousts Astra from factory, puts J&J in charge (Yahoo! Singapore)
  • UNDP, Indosat Ooredoo partner on COVID-19 response efforts in Indonesia (Telecompaper)
  • US puts J&J in charge of plant that botched Covid vax, removes AstraZeneca (Economic Times)
  • US puts J&J in charge of plant that botched vaccine, removes AstraZeneca (Business Standard India)
  • Yes Bank deposits increase 54% YoY in Q4 (Yahoo! India)
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
  • Argentina’s President tests positive for Covid-19 after vaccine (CNN)
  • Column: Why I’m still in pandemic mode, four weeks after my second vaccine dose (Chicago Tribune)
  • Covid-19 e gripe: 6 respostas sobre a vacinação simultânea prestes a começar no Brasil (BBC)
  • Covid-19 vaccination: India ramps up vaccines as daily cases hit 100,000 (BBC)
  • How white evangelicals’ vaccine refusal could prolong the pandemic (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Mass. reports 72,047 new COVID-19 vaccinations (Boston Globe)
  • On Easter, Pope France Urges Universal Access to Coronavirus Vaccines (NYT.com Main News)
  • Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine (NYT.com Main News)
  • State expands eligibility for coronavirus vaccine this week (The Washington Times stories: News)
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine protects against symptomatic Covid-19 for at least six months, according to new findings released by the companies hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3fzDNYa (WSJ – Twitter)
Societal & Economic Impact
‘This is men choosing to use violence’: Data reveals jump in domestic violence assaults amid COVID-19 pandemicABC OnlineNew data released by South Australia Police has revealed a significant increase in the number of domestic violence assaults during the height of the state's COVID-19 lockdown. Key points: Police data shows there were 440 more domestic assaults between…
1 in 14 unemployment applications in Connecticut during the pandemic were fraudulentHartford Courant“The Connecticut Department of Labor faced extraordinary circumstances over the past year, and it isn’t over yet,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “I commend Commissioner Westby and the [departmental] leadership and staff for the work they’ve done on behalf of…
Bulgaria’s leader seeks 4th term amid pandemic, protestsstar-telegram.comBulgarians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election widely seen as a referendum on the country's center-right prime minister after months of anti-government protests and amid a surge in coronavirus infections. ……
Call to give medical cards to all Travellers to help cope with Covid-19 threatIrish IndependentAll members of the Traveller community should be given a medical card because of endemic health inequalities laid bare by shocking new Covid statistics, it has been urged. R onnie Fay of Pavee Point made the call for comprehensive free health coverage…
Centre likely to offer an exit window to holders of cryptocurrenciesBusiness Standard IndiaA group of secretaries discusses several contentions over cryptocurrency ban The government is considering a provision to provide an exit window to holders of cryptocurrencies (cryptos), keeping in mind that banning them outright could deal a blow to…
Economy better equipped to deal with second Covid-19 wave, says Finance MinistryMoneycontrol.com"As the vaccination drive continuously upscales in India and guided by the learnings of India’s successful management of pandemic during its first wave, India is now well armed to combat any downside risk posed by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,"…
Federal government doubles Barr’s pandemic stimulus spending in ACTCanberra TimesThe federal government has provided twice the amount of economic support to Canberrans during the coronavirus pandemic than the ACT government. The Commonwealth paid $2.1 billion to Canberra households and businesses through its support measures but…
Local artists make ‘food’ protest art reflecting COVID-19 responseNews5 – InterAksyonLocal artists used “food” to create art where they air their sentiments against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year since quarantine measures were imposed over the country. Facebook user and…
Sasaram: Students resort to violence as police enforce Covid-19 guidelinesIndia TVImage Source : VIDEO GRAB (INDIA TV) Scores of students in Bihar's Sasaram town resorted to violence to protest against police action to enforce the Covid-19 guidelines. Upon noticing that several coaching centres in the Gaurakshni area are flouting…
Stores open in Greece amid virus surge to help rescue economyBusiness Standard IndiaRetail stores across most of Greece were allowed to reopen Monday despite an ongoing surge in Covid-19 infections, as the country battled to emerge from deep recession Retail stores across most of Greece were allowed to reopen Monday despite an…
Geopolitical Impact
China plans to further occupy South China Sea ‘features’: PhilippinesBusiness Standard IndiaThe Philippines' defence chief Delfin Lorenzana said the presence of Chinese maritime militias around the Whitsun Reef reveals their intent to further occupy features The Philippines' defence chief Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday said the continued…
Geopolitics must not cloud virus probeThe Straits Times All NewsApril 05, 2021 5:00 AM The essential attempt to probe the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic, backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has got off to a shaky start.
Global trade frictions severe in 2020: ReportIANS LivePhoto Credit: IANS IANSLive Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Global trade frictions were severe last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and also the consequent economic decline, said a report from China's trade promotion body. To get full access of the story,…
Pope’s Easter message: ‘Scandalous’ that armed conflict continues amid pandemicNews24Pope Francis has condemned armed conflict continuing as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic. He has also called for Covid-19 vaccines to be distributed to the poor. He was delivering a message on Easter Sunday. Pope Francis urged Catholics to…
Ray of hope for vulnerable sectorPhilippines Daily TribunePrior to the pandemic, the Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESMAARRDEC) led by director and Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) vice president for resource generation Dr. Teresita…
Revisited: Could Covid-19 and Brexit lead to Scotland’s exit from the UK?Channel 45 Apr 2021 Our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has been talking to voters who previously rejected independence to see if the tide is turning, and what might be behind their change of heart. hxxps://traffic[.]libsyn[.]com/secure/thefourcast/5APRIL…
Cybersecurity Impact
As online fraud rises, 72% of retail brands expect to grow fraud teamsHelp Net Security – NewsRetailers around the world are increasing their fraud teams and budgets because of a significant rise in all types of online fraud during the pandemic, a research by Ravelin finds. 72% of retail brands around the world expect to grow fraud teams…
As online fraud rises, 72% of retail brands expect to grow fraud teams Retailers around the world are increasing their fraud teams and budgets because of a significant rise in all types of online fraud during the pandemic, a research by Ravelin finds. … hxxps://bit[.]ly/3wsJ6yr hxxps://twitter[.]com/InfoSecHotSpot/status/1378960929447149569/photo/1InfoSecHotSpot – TwitterAs online fraud rises, 72% of retail brands expect to grow fraud teams Retailers around the world are increasing their fraud teams and budgets because of a significant rise in all types of online fraud during the pandemic, a research by Ravelin…
Cybersecurity attacks surge during pandemic as Israel startup industry thrives Cybersecurity watchdog says there was a 50% rise in cyberattacks reported by Israelis in 2020; cybersecurity startups attract 31% of global investment as they raise $2.9 bil… hxxps://binged[.]it/3dx5rT1 hxxps://twitter[.]com/InfoSecHotSpot/status/1378742155473223686/photo/1InfoSecHotSpot – TwitterCybersecurity attacks surge during pandemic as Israel startup industry thrives Cybersecurity watchdog says there was a 50% rise in cyberattacks reported by Israelis in 2020; cybersecurity startups attract 31% of global investment as they raise $2.9…
Industrial Cybersecurity Concerns Heat Up in The Era of COVID-19 Cybersecurity Global Threat Report explores growing cybersecurity threats to supply chains, healthcare, and manufacturing in the era of Covid-19. hxxps://binged[.]it/3rKZarX hxxps://twitter[.]com/InfoSecHotSpot/status/1378847692818894851/photo/1InfoSecHotSpot – TwitterIndustrial Cybersecurity Concerns Heat Up in The Era of COVID-19 Cybersecurity Global Threat Report explores growing cybersecurity threats to supply chains, healthcare, and manufacturing in the era of Covid-19. hxxps://binged[.]it/3rKZarX…
Industrial Cybersecurity Concerns Heat Up in The Era of COVID-19 Cybersecurity Global Threat Report explores growing cybersecurity threats to supply chains, healthcare, and manufacturing in the era of Covid-19. hxxps://binged[.]it/3sVZbe4 hxxps://twitter[.]com/InfoSecHotSpot/status/1378772161188528128/photo/1InfoSecHotSpot – TwitterIndustrial Cybersecurity Concerns Heat Up in The Era of COVID-19 Cybersecurity Global Threat Report explores growing cybersecurity threats to supply chains, healthcare, and manufacturing in the era of Covid-19. hxxps://binged[.]it/3sVZbe4…
Insurance awareness in the face of financial vulnerabilitiesPhilippine Daily InquirerIn the course of battling COVID-19, many Filipinos were confronted with the unfortunate truth of how drastic life can change without financial protection. The pandemic is taking longer than most people first assumed, and with the spike in cases that…

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