13 June 2021

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Actions by Governments
  • ‘All Spain is shocked’: Father allegedly kills two young daughters, dumps bodies at sea – investigators (Newshub)
  • A travel base in northern Italy (Arkansas Online)
  • Christian Eriksen awake in hospital after collapsing in Euro 2020 game against Finland (Telegraph)
  • Christian Eriksen collapse: The heroes who helped Denmark’s star player (BBC)
  • Coronavirus found in bats, claims China, tries to divert global attention from Wuhan (News24online)
  • Daily life in Cape Town after S. Africa “technically” enters 3rd wave of COVID-19 (Xinhua News Agency)
  • Denmark’s Euro 2020 star Eriksen is in stable condition after collapse in opening match (UPI)
  • Finland and Denmark Fans Chant ‘Christian Eriksen’ After Player’s Collapse (GoldCoastBulletin.com.au)
  • Finland beats Denmark at Euro 2021 after Eriksen’s collapse (France24)
  • Germany urges quick action as ‘intense’ Iran talks resume (The Hill)
  • How France’s new wave of extreme-Right influencers led to Macron’s humiliating slap round the chops (Telegraph)
  • In 5 charts: How India’s second wave is declining as quickly as it peaked (Times of India)
  • India fights Here are the heroes and villains (India Today)
  • Indonesia reports 9,868 COVID-19 infections, highest since Feb. 22 (NationalPost.com)
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (NationalPost.com)
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for June 12, 2021 (NationalPost.com)
  • UAE welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of Kingdom (WAM.ae Emirates)
  • UK – Boris Johnson on Brexit, N Ireland, Biden and Trump (Channel 4)
  • UK – Boris Johnson rules out lockdowns – but gives strongest hint yet ‘Freedom Day’ will be delayed (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
  • UK – Boris Johnson warning: UK faces 100,000 Covid cases every 24hours by July – new statistics (TheWashingtonTime.com)
  • UK – Boris Johnson’s ‘serious, serious concern’ as Delta coronavirus variant spreads (Manchester Evening News)
  • UK – Delay ending lockdown: majority of public back Boris Johnson (The Guardian)
  • US – CDC Warning: RSV Is Spreading In Southern U.S., Why This Is Unusual For This Respiratory Virus (Forbes.com)
  • US – California approaches full reopening (CBS News)
  • US – California’s latest COVID workplace safety rule is coming: No masks for the fully vaccinated (Fresno Bee)
  • US – Florida Publix reopens after grandma, toddler killed by gunman (New York Post)
  • US – How Indiana Teens Find Resilience During COVID Pandemic (NPR)
  • US – How do we hold on to new freedoms as California reopens? (latimes.com – Los Angeles Times)
  • US – Illinois reopening Monroe County cave system (San Antonio Express-News.com)
  • US – Oklahoma must do better to increase vaccination rate among young people before fall, OU COVID officer says (Tulsa World)
  • US – Rates of COVID-19 infection, death continue to decline in Massachusetts (Boston Globe)
  • US – Some fear rise in deadly crashes as Connecticut teens hit the road this summer with COVID-19 in rearview mirror (Hartford Courant)
  • US – Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says (Business Insider)
  • US – What readers say needs to change about California post-COVID (Los Angeles Times)
  • US President Biden Tells France’s Macron That Washington, Paris ‘On The Same Page’ (IOL)
  • Volunteers in India deliver meals as pandemic takes toll (CBS News)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
  • What glitter and a can of Coke have to do with Covid-19 in New Zealand (stuff.co.nz)
Actions by Companies
  • Airbus set to move ahead with A350 wide-body freighter within weeks (Arkansas Online)
  • AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too – EMA official (NationalPost.com)
  • Bank of India inoculates over 1,300 employees, family members (Livemint.com)
  • COVID-19 Fallout: Apple Staff Want to Work from a Spare Bedroom Rather than a Spaceship Office (Canada Free Press)
  • Coal India’s 114 mining projects under different stages of implementation (Business Standard India)
  • Delta passenger allegedly makes terroristic threats, assaults flight attendants (ABC News)
  • Delta pilot’s note from the start of pandemic found 435 days later (The Hill)
  • Deutsche Bank warns of $365m hit as ruling adds to headwinds (Emirates-Business.ae)
  • Facebook fact-checkers could be politically biased, Nick Clegg admits (Mail Online UK)
  • GP clinics to start offering Pfizer jab from July (Brisbane Times)
  • Goldman Sachs pays wannabe bankers to quarantine in hotels (Telegraph)
  • Huawei opens global transparency centre in China (Jordan Times)
  • ICICI donates Rs 3 cr to Covid fund (New Delhi Pioneer)
  • IT major Infosys automating integration between own platform, Co-Win (Business Standard India)
  • I’m a saver because I’m terrified of losing money as soon as I have any (Irish Independent)
  • Lufthansa turns to 747 as tourists flood Mallorca (Emirates-Business.ae)
  • McDonald’s in South Korea and Taiwan Hit by Data Breach, No Ransom Involved Yet (News18.com)
  • Melbourne COVID exposure list grows, with McDonald’s, health service and supermarket added (ABC Online)
  • Moon meets AstraZeneca’s CEO to discuss vaccine cooperation (Yonhap News Agency)
  • New rules for SBI ATM cash withdrawal, chequebook from next month. Details here (Livemint.com)
  • No plans to make vaccine as it requires separate infra: Sun Pharma (Business Standard India)
  • SBI Kavach Personal Loan Scheme: Check loan term, interest rate, How to apply online (Oneindia)
  • SBI internet banking services to remain unavailable during this time period today. Check details here (Livemint.com)
  • SBI, PNB Banks Ask Customers to Follow These Tips to Avoid Online Scam (News18.com)
  • Saint-Gobain eyes Rs 1,000 cr revenue from housing solutions biz in 5 yrs (Business Standard India)
  • Southwest Airlines coming to Bellingham International Airport (VancouverSun.com)
  • The best beauty gadgets to use while watching Netflix (Telegraph)
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
  • Covid in Scotland: Over-40s urged to get second vaccine sooner (BBC)
  • D.C. region tries to boost coronavirus vaccine uptake among law enforcement (Washington Post)
  • During the pandemic, drug consumption simply moved from club to living room
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  • It’s a hard pill to swallow for Big Pharma, but we must waive patents on vaccines (Irish Independent)
  • N.Y. Nears Biden’s Vaccine Goal; U.S. Cases Slow: Virus Update (Bloomberg)
  • New York’s COVID-19 positive test rate drops to lowest in nation as state hits 20 million vaccine mark (star-telegram.com)
  • Stadiums can ask for proof of vaccine or negative test, but ‘Covid passports’ will NOT be compulsory (Mail Online – Latest Stories)
Societal & Economic Impact
Andrews government secretly negotiating permanent pandemic laws to replace state of emergencyTheAge.comHealth Department officials have been meeting with three powerful crossbenchers whose demands are set to radically change the way the government manages COVID-19.
Australians don’t talk much about the working poor – but the pandemic recession might make usThe GuardianRecessions always change the way we work, and the pandemic recession, while shorter than those in the past, is set to be no different. The most common victim of recession is male full-time work. Prior to the 1990s recession over 80% of men aged 25-64…
ER visits for suspected suicide attempts among teen girls rose during pandemicCBS NewsThere was a significant uptick in emergency room visits among teen girls for suspected suicide attempts during the pandemic, according to a study published Friday by the CDC. The study, which relied on data from a survey of emergency departments in 49…
Four states to end Covid-19 unemployment benefits earlyMSNBCAlaska, Iowa, Missouri, and Mississippi all plan to cut off federal Covid-19 unemployment benefits 3 months early. MSNBC's Ellison Barber reports from Jackson, Mississippi. June 12, 2021
GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirusstar-telegram.comRepublican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the ……
LETTER: COVID shots and bailoutsLas Vegas Review JournalWhile the “bailout” mentality has always been around, it seems so much more prevalent these days. The man who hasn’t paid taxes in seven years now wants someone to bail him out by negotiating a settlement with the IRS. A woman uses her credit card as…
Massive task in tracking $5 trillion in federal stimulus spendingNewsdayWASHINGTON — As more than $5 trillion in coronavirus stimulus funding makes its way into Americans' wallets, business bank accounts and state and local government coffers, watchdogs say the massive spending over the past 15 months will require one of…
Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC saysBusiness InsiderSuspected suicide attempts by teen girls increased about 51% between February and March 2021 compared to the same period last year. To gather the data, the CDC tracked emergency room visits across the country for suspected suicide attempts. Suicide…
Suicide attempts spike in teen girls during COVID-19 pandemic: studyNew York PostThe CDC noted that an increase in suicide attempts amid COVID did not mean that deaths increased. Suicide attempts by adolescent girls surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening as the second wave wore on, according to a new study. The number of…
U.S. Air Travelers Top 2 Million for First Time Since PandemicBloombergDaily U.S. air travelers exceeded 2 million for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began, reaching almost three-quarters of the volume recorded on the same day in 2019, according to the Transportation Security Administration. TSA officials…
Geopolitical Impact
Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend: Fed, Russia, NATO, Virus (Podcast)BloombergBloomberg Daybreak Weekend with John Tucker takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking for you in the coming week including the coming Fed meeting, the NATO Summit, the Biden-Putin Summit, and the spreading Covid variant in Asia. Before…
Explained: How G7 counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative will benefit IndiaHindustan TimesMore than 100 countries have signed agreements with China to cooperate in Belt and Road (BRI) projects like railways, ports, highways and other infrastructure. The G7 proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative. The seven richest economies in…
IN PHOTOS: Independence Day 2021 protests around the PhilippinesRapplerVarious groups nationwide urged the government to end its dependence to the United States and China as they raised their call for "true freedom" on Saturday, June 12. This was the second time Filipinos commemorated Independence Day under a persistent…
Looming sausage trade war makes G7 barbecue sizzleTelegraphAs leaders dined on the beach on Saturday night, some were licking their wounds over the Northern Ireland protocol When EU leaders came blinking out into the Cornish sun on Saturday morning and spotted the HMS Tamar floating just off the coast they…
Pakistan bans entry of 26 nations’ citizens including India over Covid fearsLivemint.comPakistan has revised its air and travel categories, placing India in 'C category' Pakistan has placed India in a list of 26 countries under strict travel restrictions to check the spread of Covid-19 infections in the country. Travellers from these…
Pakistan puts travel ban on people from 26 countries including IndiaAni NewsIslamabad [Pakistan], June 13 (ANI): Pakistan has placed strict restrictions on travellers from 26 countries including India to contain the spread of COVID-19 cases in the country. The National Command and Operation Centre ( NCOC ), a nerve centre to…
US, Japan deepen ties with Taiwan, China in tight spotAni NewsBeijing [ China ], June 13 (ANI): Taiwan 's allies – the US , Japan have been deepening their engagement with the democratic island-nation to help guard it against a growing threat from China , thereby putting Beijing in tight spot. J Michael Cole,…
Venezuela Says US Sanctions Blocking COVID Vaccines: ‘Global Health System’ As Geopolitical WeaponZero HedgeVenezuela Says US Sanctions Blocking COVID Vaccines: 'Global Health System' As Geopolitical Weapon Authored by…
Cybersecurity Impact
RT @GroovyHeuvy: 🇪🇺The rise of cyber incidents in the EU can not be underestimated especially during the pandemic says @enisa_eu.

📹Watch @a_malatras & read for more info on cyber-attacks focusing on ransomware
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BrianHonan – TwitterRT @GroovyHeuvy: 🇪🇺The rise of cyber incidents in the EU can not be underestimated especially during the pandemic says @enisa_eu.

📹Watch @a_malatras & read for more info on cyber-attacks focusing on…

Ransomware Attacks Don’t Only Happen To Other Organizations…Forbes – Cybersecurity RSSThe growing number of ransomware cases in recent years highlights the importance of implementing a security culture in organizations, even more so when, due to the pandemic, many people have switched to working from home.

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