11 November 2020

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Actions by Governments
  • 17 succumb to COVID-19, 471 infected in Saudi Arabia (Sharjah24)
  • Australia hits nine-month virus milestone (GoldCoastBulletin.com.au)
  • Belgian man tests positive for coronavirus after end of Taiwan quarantine (Taiwan News Online)
  • Belgian undertaker buries almost only Covid victims as second wave hits the country (The Star SA)
  • Blockades and clashes with police as students protest over school safety in France (The Independent)
  • Coronavirus to halve Australia’s international student numbers – and not just universities will feel it (South China Morning Post)
  • Dance teacher goes shopping dressed as a ‘non-essential’ ballerina to protest France’s lockdown (Mail Online UK)
  • Denmark shaken by cull of millions of mink (BBC)
  • Gender equality “essential” to COVID-19 recovery: Norway PM (CBS News)
  • Global grain merchants see improved trading prospects on China, pandemic stockpiling (Today Online)
  • Has the coronavirus pandemic changed men’s urinating habits? In Japan, they won’t stand for it (South China Morning Post – News)
  • Italy May Have to Spend 10 Billion Euros a Month on Lockdown Aid (Bloomberg)
  • Italy shuts bars and restaurants in five more regions (Mail Online UK)
  • Japan takes school trips online for the pandemic (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Made in Germany – Energy Transition and Sustainability (Deutsche Welle)
  • Nigeria Faces Possible Covid-19 Second Wave but Has Let Guard Down (AllAfrica.com)
  • Norway’s unemployment rises for the first time in 7 months (Reuters)
  • Singaporeans trust science more amid Covid-19 but one-third are sceptics, above global average: Survey (Today Online)
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (NationalPost.com)
  • The latest numbers on COVID 19 in Canada for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 (NationalPost.com)
  • UK – Biden invited to COP26 climate conference in the UK by Boris Johnson (The Independent)
  • UK – Boris Johnson’s battles with coronavirus, Brexit and himself (FT.com – UK News)
  • UK – MPs are stunned at staggering cost of Boris Johnson’s plan (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Matt Hancock claims NHS will be ready to ‘inject hope’ with coronavirus vaccine (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Matt Hancock: UK ready to start coronavirus vaccinations (Politico.eu)
  • US – 5 things to know about the coronavirus today: Ohio reaches ‘critical stage’ in pandemic (Journal-News)
  • US – 9% of hospitalized coronavirus patients readmitted within 2 months of discharge: CDC report (FOXNews.com)
  • US – As coronavirus surges in California, more counties expected to restrict reopenings (latimes.com – Los Angeles Times)
  • US – Coronavirus hospitalizations in Alabama hit highest levels since August (FOXNews.com)
  • US – Coronavirus updates: California updating tier list today. Some counties will go down (Fresno Bee)
  • US – Covid-19 cases snowball as Trump administration fails to heed warnings (MSNBC)
  • US – Covid-19 patients twice as likely to be working from an office instead of home, CDC finds (CNBC)
  • US – Dr Fauci says working with Trump Administration on COVID-19 ‘very stressful’ (ABC Online)
  • US – Hospitalizations soar in California as COVID-19 pandemic surges (NationalPost.com)
  • US – Hydroxychloroquine has no clinical benefit for patients hospitalized with coronavirus, NIH says (Cleveland.com)
  • US – Illinois facing worst coronavirus surge since pandemic started, governor says (CBS News)
  • US – Illinois is seeing worst surge of COVID since pandemic started (CBS News)
  • US – Minnesota governor announces new COVID-19 restrictions (CBS News)
  • US – Missouri, Illinois, St. Louis all report COVID-19 records. ‘Precarious place,’ says Pritzker (STLtoday.com)
  • US – More than 700 visitors to Nevada infected with COVID since reopening (Las Vegas Review Journal)
  • US – NIAIDNews – RT @NIH: #NIH is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to end #COVID19. It’s crucial for researchers involved in COVID-19 + #SARSCoV2 trials… (NIAIDNews – Twitter)
  • US – NIAIDNews – Recovered #COVID19 patients, have you wondered whether your immune system changed? We need healthy volunteers 18 ye… https://t.co/HcFJM6IoEd (NIAIDNews – Twitter)
  • US – NIAIDNews – Recovered #COVID19 patients, have you wondered whether your immune system changed? We need healthy volunteers 18 ye… https://t.co/ZgNIAG5zyj (NIAIDNews – Twitter)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
Actions by Companies
  • ‘It’s too early to dismiss coronavirus’: Gold price setback is temporary – Commerzbank (Business Insider)
  • AXA : L’assureur maintient son estimation de l’impact de la Covid-19 (Investir.lesechos.fr)
  • Adidas reports Q3 2020 virus rebound (Rappler)
  • Aldi staff to get Christmas bonus following Tesco announcement (Irish Independent)
  • Alibaba Singles Day sales hit $56 billion with record peak of 583,000 orders per second (Moneycontrol.com)
  • Alibaba sees record Singles Day transactions as China recovers from the coronavirus (CNBC)
  • Alibaba’s Singles Day Could Net $45 Billion In Sales or More This Year (TheStreet.com)
  • AmEx customers are socking away points and miles during pandemic (Seeking Alpha)
  • AngloGold suspends ops at Argentina mine on COVID cases (Seeking Alpha)
  • Boeing gets no new airline orders for the second consecutive month (Business Standard India)
  • Can a Garmin watch help with COVID-19 detection? RTI is studying sailors to find out (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • China’s Sinovac vaccine trial suspended in Brazil after participant dies (New Zealand Herald)
  • Croda signs deal with Pfizer to supply coronavirus vaccine additives (Business Today India)
  • DOH: Study must be made before making decision on Sinovac trial (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Dentsu reports 14.2% revenue decline, profits down nearly 25% (Campaign India)
  • Emaar Malls reports 27 per cent decrease in revenues for January-September 2020 (Gulf Business)
  • Explainer: What is the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and does it mean an end to the pandemic? (Today Online)
  • Five Questions to Ask About Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine (NYT.com Main News)
  • H&M Home announces collaboration with designer Diane von Fürstenberg (The Independent)
  • Health experts remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (Global News Canada)
  • How the pharma giant Pfizer teamed up with a little-known biotech to develop an effective coronavirus vaccine in record time (Business Insider)
  • Indonesia’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine trial to continue, as Brazil halts theirs (MSN News Singapore)
  • Masayoshi Son’s Personal Stake in SoftBank Trading Unit Draws Fire (Yahoo! Canada)
  • Mashreq Bank reports Q3 loss as impairment allowances climb (Abu Dhabi National)
  • Ooredoo holds flu vaccination for staff (Gulf Times)
  • Pfizer gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccine (CBS News)
  • Pfizer vaccine provides hope for ending pandemic (Business Times Singapore)
  • Pfizer’s chief scientific officer talks COVID-19 vaccine’s 90% effectiveness (CBS News)
  • Ryanair expects air passenger numbers to bounce back in 2021 (The Guardian)
  • Sanofi CEO examines company’s progress with two COVID-19 vaccine candidates (Washington Post)
  • Telecom Argentina 9M revenues down 5% on 393,000 mobile losses (Telecompaper)
  • Telkom interim results: mobile performance doubles while landlines are on their way out (Citizen.co.za)
  • Tohoku Electric gets nod to restart reactor damaged in 2011 disaster (NationalPost.com)
  • Toshiba’s second-quarter profit down 64% on pandemic, below estimates (Business Standard India)
  • UK’s Land Securities sees $1.2bn wiped from property values (Emirates-Business.ae)
  • Volvo unveils facelift of its S90, V90 series in Kuwait (Kuwait Times)
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
  • COVID-19 in Brazil: the headlines should be about science (Lancet)
  • Challenging world leaders amid medical populism (Lancet)
  • Does a vaccine against Covid-19 herald the end of the pandemic? (FT.com – Companies)
  • Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment will be needed even if there is a vaccine, CEO says (CNBC)
  • How will the UK roll out a coronavirus vaccine when one is ready? (Mail Online – Latest Stories)
  • Hydroxychloroquine has no clinical benefit for patients hospitalized with coronavirus, NIH says (Cleveland.com)
  • NI ‘to get 570,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine’ (BBC)
  • Nearly 65% of Americans say they WILL get a coronavirus vaccine that is 90% effective (Mail Online UK)
  • Only 50% of Americans say they’ll take the Poll (CNBC)
  • Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine shows 90% efficacy in interim analysis (Pharmafile)
  • The Children Never Had Covid. So Why Did They Have Coronavirus Antibodies? (NYT.com U.S.)
  • Trump officials promise fair distribution of new covid-19 antibody drug, but limited supply and logistical problems loom (Washington Post)
Societal & Economic Impact
4 ways air pollution can increase your risk of COVID-19Times of IndiaNot only are rising pollution levels leaving people suffocated with symptoms similar to that of SARS-COV-2, but it also increases the risk for COVID. Globally, pollution has also been associated with a heightened risk of COVID-19 severity. If you…
A cold winter: How Covid-19 unemployment has hit England’s fuel poor areasNew StatesmanCampaigners warn lost income and lockdown restrictions could increase households’ risk of catching Covid-19 from cold and overcrowding. Hundreds of thousands of workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic live in fuel poverty hotspots, as…
Coronavirus in B.C.: The province is still in a state of emergency after 34 weeksCTV NewsVANCOUVER — British Columbia will remain in a provincial state of emergency for at least another two weeks, officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon. In a news release, the province announced the state first declared in mid-March has been renewed. The…
EU banks urged to prepare for bad loans as pandemic hits economyFinancial Times – US homepageHead of body responsible for winding down failing lenders issues warning
In India, air pollution is a far worse threat than Covid-19Pekingpress.comIndia has been battered by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but it's not the only threat to the respiratory health of millions of people in the country. So is chronic air pollution, which has reached
Japan suicide rates soar as economy suffers from coronavirus pandemicTelegraphWomen appear to have been hardest hit even as national figures remain relatively low Suicide rates in Japan have soared to the highest level in five years, as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the world’s third largest economy. A total of…
Japan suicides rise as economic impact of coronavirus hits homeJapanTimes.co.jpOf October's cases, 851 were women, a rise of 82.6% over the same month in 2019. The number of suicides by men rose 21.3%.
Saudi economy sees pick up after pandemic contractionArab NewsThe latest KSA figures were released as world markets surged at hopes of COVID-19 vaccine Kingdom’s ‘shining example’ shows people’s welfare is top priority, Indian envoy says
UK PM Johnson Speaks To Biden, Discusses COVID-19 And Climate ChangeNews18.comLONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he spoke to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday about working together on tackling climate change and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. “I just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his…
Without health, safety of public there is no economy, says FordGlobal News CanadaA reporter on Tuesday asked Ontario Premier Doug Ford where he stands on the statement that “the cure might be worse than the disease,” regarding COVID-19 lockdowns and economic restrictions, to which Ford replied he respects some people have that…
Geopolitical Impact
Boris Johnson’s battles with coronavirus, Brexit and himselfFT.com – UK NewsAggressive politicking has left the prime minister little room for manoeuvre
China gloats over exclusion of Taiwan from WHATaiwan News OnlineTAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday (Nov. 10) heaped praise on the World Health Organization (WHO) for excluding Taiwan from the resumed session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), alleging Beijing had been providing…
Duterte to join ASEAN Summit, ‘advance PH positions’ on South China Sea and other issuesCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — President Rodrigo Duterte will push for the country’s position on key issues as he attends the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Summits from November 12 to 15, Malacañang…
Ethiopian official says military operation in north region intended to \”salvage nation\”Xinhua News AgencyADDIS ABABA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — An Ethiopian official said on Tuesday the ongoing military operation in the northern part of the country is attempting to "salvage the nation". Speaking to journalists, Redwan Hussein, Spokesman of a newly-established…
India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border issues in LadakhBusiness Standard IndiaIndia and China are engaged in a seven-month long standoff along the LAC The military delegates from India and China are likely to hold talks for the ninth time this week to resolve the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh, as both countries during the…
Japan and Taiwan companies to gain from China’s quick recoveryNikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO/TAIPEI — Japan and Taiwan, two places in Asia trying to keep their distance from China politically, are finding the country's economic pull inescapable. Japanese and Taiwanese companies see China's rapid recovery as a rare bright spot as the…
Opinion: Will Joe Biden go to war with China for Taiwan?Deutsche WelleThe relationship between the United States and China will be a central issue for Joe Biden's presidency, Alexander Görlach writes. And the United States will have to make clear exactly where it stands on Taiwan. The hard-line course that Donald Trump…
SET rallies over positive Covid-19 vaccine news, global trade recovery hopes, rising oil priceThe Nation – ThailandThe Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index rose by 3.88 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 1,345.12 in the morning session on Wednesday. An analyst at Krungsri Securities expected the day’s index to rise to between 1,350 and 1,360 points from positive news…
Shopping spree a good start to re-establish confidence in globalizationXinhua News AgencyBEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — China yet again recorded robust global orders during the annual 11/11 or Singles' Day shopping spree this year. Figures released earlier Wednesday showed that as of 12:30 a.m. consumers had already spent 372.3 billion yuan…
The U.S. has absolutely no control over the coronavirus. China is on top of the tiniest risksWashington PostThe announcement by Chinese officials was as striking as it was alarming. After spending weeks investigating a mysterious coronavirus outbreak in the port city of Qingdao, officials from China’s Center of Disease Control declared confidently on Oct….
Update: UN peacekeeping chief tests positive for COVID-19Pekingpress.com
Video: UN Undersecretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has tested positive for coronavirus, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General says on Nov. 10, 2
Cybersecurity Impact
Bilateral pacts and Singapore’s role in helping countries create a secure cyber domainBusiness Times SingaporeWITH the coronavirus pandemic having given a major filip to the use of technology around the world, it is now even more imperative to protect vital networks from criminal gangs and state-backed hackers looking to steal valuable data and inflict…
InfoSecHotSpot – Magecart and the Inter Skimmer threat As the global pandemic has shifted life into the online space, cybercriminal… https://t.co/NMiMSePNPmInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterMagecart and the Inter Skimmer threat As the global pandemic has shifted life into the online space, cybercriminal groups have keenly exploited the digitisation of society’s interactions over the lockdown period. One particularly notorious group that…
InfoSecHotSpot – Phishing, deepfakes, and ramsomware: How coronavirus-related cyberthreats will persist in 2021 The pandemic and 5G… https://t.co/BWJHHWOiNyInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterPhishing, deepfakes, and ramsomware: How coronavirus-related cyberthreats will persist in 2021 The pandemic and 5G speed create wider attack capabilities. Phishing emails and other threats will continue to exploit COVID-19 and its side effects, says…
InfoSecHotSpot – Stop thinking of cybersecurity as a problem: Think of it as a game COVID-19 changed the rules of the game virtually… https://t.co/bDhzQPRXhZInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterStop thinking of cybersecurity as a problem: Think of it as a game COVID-19 changed the rules of the game virtually overnight. The news has covered the broader impacts of the pandemic, particularly the hit to our healthcare, the drops in our economy,…
It is not just about age and vulnerability – those most disenfranchised by Covid should get the vaccine firstThe IndependentVulnerability to the virus is partly determined by socio-economic background, something we must consider when deciding who is prioritised for coronavirus vaccination Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile Find your…
Rental fraud warnings jump 30% due to coronavirus pandemicCNBCThe percentage of so-called fraud triggers detected by TransUnion increased nearly 30% from March to August, according to the credit reporting agency. "What Covid has done is accelerated the rental industry's adoption of technologies in the digital…
Stop thinking of cybersecurity as a problem: Think of it as a gameHelp Net Security – NewsCOVID-19 changed the rules of the game virtually overnight. The news has covered the broader impacts of the pandemic, particularly the hit to our healthcare, the drops in our economy, and the changes in education. But when a massive portion of our…
Thwarting data breaches in the travel and hospitality industrySC Magazine USEarlier this year more than 10 million MGM hotel guests had their PII uploaded to an online hacking forum. Today’s columnist, Trevor Morgan of comforteAG, explains how companies in the travel and hospitality industry can keep their data away from…
UK businesses make cyber security a priority in light of COVID-19IT Pro UKAn overwhelming 96% of UK executives said that they will shift their cyber security strategy due to COVID-19, according to a new study by PwC . Half of the 256 business and technology executives surveyed revealed that they are more likely to consider…
cybersecboardrm – The State of Healthcare Cybersecurity During Covid-19 #Cybersecurity #health #healthcare https://t.co/SgkpTZXO2dcybersecboardrm – TwitterThe State of Healthcare Cybersecurity During Covid-19 #Cybersecurity #health #healthcare https://www.csoonline.com/article/3596812/the-state-of-healthcare-cybersecurity-during-covid-19.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#tk.rss_all

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