22 February 2021

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Actions by Governments
  • AC Milan Fans Gather Near Italy’s San Siro Stadium (HeraldSun.com.au Top News)
  • Australia begins mass Covid-19 vaccination programme (Today Online)
  • Austria is trying something new to reopen its schools: require that students test themselves twice a week. The experiment could bear valuable lessons for the U.S. hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3dzR167 (WSJ – Twitter)
  • Austria is trying something new to reopen its schools: require that students test themselves twice a week. The experiment could bear valuable lessons for the U.S. hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3pHF4gY (WSJ – Twitter)
  • Belgian Catholics contest 15 at-a-time COVID rule in one of world’s biggest churches (Mail Online UK)
  • Coronavirus vaccines: signs of weaker response to new strains in South Africa, Brazil (South China Morning Post)
  • Five more France players test positive for COVID-19 (Mail Online UK)
  • Germany’s COVID infections rise again (Deutsche Welle)
  • Germany’s Merkel proposes 3-stage plan to lift virus curbs – sources (Mail Online UK)
  • Israel reopens economy as vaccine rollout, lockdowns show success (TheWeek)
  • Israel’s coronavirus vaccination ‘green pass’ opens fast track to normal life (South China Morning Post – News)
  • Italy ponders economic recovery a year after 1st COVID-19 casualty (CBC)
  • The Latest: Young children return to school in Germany (star-telegram.com)
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (NationalPost.com)
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 (NationalPost.com)
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 (NationalPost.com)
  • The young doctor who ignored the rules to find Italy’s ‘Patient One’ (Brisbane Times)
  • Thousands leave college in Japan due to pandemic (News On Japan)
  • UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic (Moneycontrol.com)
  • UK – Boris Johnson announcement: what time is PM’s speech today on roadmap out of lockdown – and what to expect (Yorkshire Evening Post)
  • UK – Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap plans – the latest on schools reopening, socialising, pubs, restaurants and more (Manchester Evening News)
  • UK – How will lockdown end in Leeds? Boris Johnson’s ‘cautious’ exit strategy explained ahead of today’s announcement (Yorkshire Evening Post)
  • UK – PM Boris Johnson to plot Britain’s path out of Covid-19 lockdown on Monday (The Star SA)
  • UK – What rules could be in place when pubs, bars and restaurants reopen ahead of Boris Johnson announcement today (Liverpool Echo)
  • US – ‘I couldn’t be pulled away’: Young nurses hold phones and hands on an Iowa COVID-19 floor (Des Moines Register)
  • US – Analysis: Mississippi finds wedge issue, even amid pandemic (star-telegram.com)
  • US – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on reopening schools, ‘We can do this now’ (ABC News)
  • US – California’s coronavirus infections continue to decline, nearing pre-surge levels (Sacramento Bee)
  • US – Connecticut is a national leader in COVID-19 vaccinations, but health officials, advocates say the state has so far failed residents of color (star-telegram.com)
  • US – Coronavirus pandemic turbocharges Hawaii government’s use of tech (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
  • US – Michigan Organ Recipient Dies After Getting COVID-19 Infected Lungs: Report (International Business Times)
  • US – No mask required: Florida restaurant refers to coronavirus protection as ‘face diapers’ (Orlando Sentinel)
  • US – Restarting Texas’s Frozen Energy Hub Will Be a Climate Mess (Bloomberg Law)
  • US – Texas coronavirus hospitalizations at lowest since November (star-telegram.com)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
  • What’s happening in Canada and around the world Sunday (CBC)
Actions by Companies
  • Absa revises its decline-in-earnings forecast lower (Cape Times E-dition)
  • Adani Ports gains on incorporation of subsidiary (Business Standard India)
  • Airbus Launches New Model in West Africa (iafrica.com)
  • Aldi named as top store for value in annual Which? survey – and here’s how the other big names fared (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
  • Aldi named supermarket of the year by Which? (The Independent)
  • Anglo Platinum Targets Higher Output as It Modernizes Operations (Bloomberg)
  • Apple becomes top smartphone vendor in Q4 – Gartner (Telecompaper)
  • CSL plans research boom after pandemic delays (TheAge.com)
  • Chip Shortage Getting Worse, Samsung Hit Badly (Channel News Australia)
  • Dutch airline KLM to launch package holiday brand (Mail Online UK)
  • Duterte prefers COVID-19 shots from China’s Sinopharm (ABS-CBN News)
  • Emirates NBD launches anti-phishing campaign in collaboration with Dubai Police (Zawya.com)
  • European Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts on SES?s Prime TV Neighbourhoods (Ariva.de)
  • Facebook tried to restart negotiations with Australian news outlets a day after shutting down pages (Mail Online UK)
  • First person in Victoria to receive the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine (TownsvilleBulletin.com.au)
  • Fujifilm to restart trial of Avigan to treat COVID-19, report says (JapanTimes.co.jp)
  • Hyundai plans to strengthen its SUV portfolio in India (Hindustan Times)
  • Ikea in St. Louis closed Sunday (STLtoday.com)
  • Israel’s largest vaccine study to date found that people who received two doses of the Pfizer shot were 92% less likely to develop severe illness from Covid-19 hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3axxQIk (WSJ – Twitter)
  • J&J vaccine is not yet official, say experts (Dispatch Live)
  • Jet2, Tui, easyJet and Ryanair change their holiday and travel policies (Liverpool Echo)
  • Low-risk potential COVID-19 exposure at CIBC in Windsor, Ont. (CTV News)
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine limits transmission, study in Israel finds (FOXNews.com)
  • Pfizer shot stops Covid’s spread, finds Israeli study (Economic Times)
  • Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike (South China Morning Post – News)
  • Rex to cut routes in face of Qantas ‘intimidation’ (Brisbane Times)
  • ScoMo: Facebook Has “Tentatively Friended Us Again” (B&T Online)
  • Taiwan to receive AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine this week amid concerns about side-effects (Formosa Television (FTV))
  • Taiwan’s economy is in a ‘sweet spot,’ says Natixis economist (CNBC)
  • U.S. Near 500,000 Deaths; Pfizer Shot Stops Spread: Virus Update (MSN New Zealand)
  • Urban sprawl fuels BlueScope sales, profit (HeraldSun.com.au Business)
  • Vaccine rollout paves way for faster travel reboot: says AirAsia group CEO (ABS-CBN News)
  • Vodacom company Nexio retrenches, promises transparency (IT Web)
  • Volkswagen and Audi to resume production in Mexico after gas shortages (Today Online)
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
  • Additional insights on the modelling of the COVID-19 clinical progression using multi-state methodology (American Journal of Epidemiology)
  • Australia Begins Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign (New York Times)
  • Australia begins coronavirus vaccine rollout (The Hill)
  • Duration of Positive SARS-CoV-2 on RT-PCR and Culture (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Elon Musk set up a COVID-19 antibody study at SpaceX and got 4,300 employees to take part, according to reports (Business Insider)
  • Fauci downplays concerns over COVID-19 variants, but claims variant vaccines in development (FOXNews.com)
  • México: El lunes llegarán 200.000 dosis de la vacuna rusa contra el Covid-19 (CNN)
  • SARS-CoV-2 DNA vaccine tested in animal model (News-Medical.Net)
  • S[.]Korea to begin using Pfizer coronavirus vaccines on Feb. 27, PM says (FirstWord Pharma)
  • The mRNA coronavirus vaccine is a vaccine, and it is designed to prevent illness (Reuters)
  • U.K. speeds up COVID-19 vaccinations, plans for all adults to get 1st shot by July 31 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • UK says all adults to get first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31 (The Hill)
Societal & Economic Impact
‘Myanmar protests pose virus threat’Bangkokpost.com Most recentThe Immigration Bureau (IB) is in talks with Myanmar migrants to deter them from organising protests in Thailand against the neighbouring country's military junta, fearing such actions will worsen the local Covid-19 situation.
Asian shares mixed as investors await progress on stimulusstar-telegram.comAsian shares were mixed on Monday, with Japan's benchmark rising but others slipping, amid some hopes for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with the global rollout of vaccines. Benchmarks ……
Border curbs, contact tracing ‘restrict virus variant spread in UK’Times Live South AfricaOn the back of this, Britain is set to release a guidance road map as it looks to ease its third lockdown British health secretary Matt Hancock said tougher border measures and enhanced contract tracing appeared to have restricted the spread of…
Coronavirus contact tracing: Singapore and Signal show Hong Kong how to ease privacy concernsMSN News SingaporeThe Hong Kong government has put its lifeblood into containing the Covid-19 pandemic. However, not all the implemented measures have been effective, like the "Leave Home Safe" app, for instance. Since the app's release last year, merely 11 per cent of…
Covid-19 contact tracing ratio in NCR at 1:6 — DOHPhilippine Daily InquirerMANILA, Philippines — The contact tracing ratio for Covid-19 patients and their close contacts in Metro Manila is still at 1:6, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.  “For every one person, they can trace contacts of up to six persons,” Health…
Covid-19 heaps more woes on Palestine’s struggling economyAbu Dhabi NationalModest economic growth of 3.5% is expected this year after a contraction of 11.5% in 2020 Feb 22, 2021 February 22, 2021 Palestine's economy experienced one of the sharpest contractions on record last year and only a modest recovery is expected this…
Dems’ $2T coronavirus bailout bill a job killer, GOP House budget panel leader saysFOXNews.comThe leading Republican on the House Budget Committee is lashing out against a $2 trillion proposal from House Democrats that's aimed at bailing out state governments following months of coronavirus -related lockdowns. Democrats on the House panel…
Philippines to further relax curbs to save economy, despite Covid-19 challengesThe Straits Times All NewsFebruary 22, 2021 4:04 PM Public health experts said it might be too early to relax curbs.
With inflation so low for so long, the thinking is the Fed can keep interest rates very low to help the economy recover from the pandemic…but is the central bank thinking about inflation properly? hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3ufZWzwWSJ – TwitterWith inflation so low for so long, the thinking is the Fed can keep interest rates very low to help the economy recover from the pandemic…but is the central bank thinking about inflation properly? hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3ufZWzw
Geopolitical Impact
100th anniversary of ‘Saka Nankana Sahib’ commemorated in Pakistan devoid of Sikh pilgrims from IndiaSpecial Broadcasting ServiceThe centenary of the massacre of Sikhs at Nankana Sahib, remembered as 'Saka Nankana Sahib', was marked on a large scale in the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the first guru and founder of the Sikh faith. Tune into this special report from our…
After pull-back at Pangong, India, China to push for resolution elsewhereBusiness Standard IndiaYesterday the two sides held 10th round of corps commander level talks for 16 hours on Chinese side of Moldo/Chushul border meeting point India and China positively appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong…
China Focus: Chinese FM calls on U.S. to bring China policy back to reasonXinhua News AgencyBEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called on U.S. policymakers to abandon biases, give up unwarranted suspicions, and move to bring the China policy back to reason to ensure a healthy and…
China urges U.S. to reopen dialogue after TrumpYahoo! IndiaChina says it wants to hit the reset button on its relationship with the U.S. Ties between the two sank to their lowest in decades under former U.S. president, Donald Trump. Now with Joe Biden in the top job, on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi…
Let her tradeBangkok PostEverybody in the world has felt the effects of the pandemic in one way or another. In the world of business, Covid-19 has forced countless entrepreneurs to the sidelines, wreaking havoc on international trade and pushing millions into a sea of…
Show of strength: China and TaiwanCalcutta TelegraphEven as the Joe Biden administration in the United States of America is trying to settle in, China is making it clear that its priorities have not changed. The new dispensation in Washington, DC may talk of strategic patience when it comes to dealing…
“Like a military operation”: Drills for second round of S. Korean COVID-19 vaccine distributionHani.co.kr:[Photo]  201cLike a military operation 201d: Drills for second round of S. Korean COVID-19 vaccine distribution ) : ) : A one-ton truck loaded with AstraZeneca vaccine is driven onto a C-13o Air Force transport aircraft during a second round of…
Cybersecurity Impact
10 COVID-19-related lessons for future-ready cybersecurityHelp Net Security – NewsIn 2020, we experienced wave after wave of COVID-19 surges and watched failure after failure at practicing what we knew were effective preventative measures. Similarly, in December 2020, the Russia-backed SolarWinds malware attack resulted in the…
10 COVID-19-related lessons for future-ready cybersecurity In 2020, we experienced wave after wave of COVID-19 surges and watched failure after failure at practicing what we knew were effective preventative measures. Similarly, in December 2020, the Ru… hxxps://bit[.]ly/3dC7xT8 hxxps://twitter[.]com/InfoSecHotSpot/status/1363793451612057604/photo/1InfoSecHotSpot – Twitter10 COVID-19-related lessons for future-ready cybersecurity In 2020, we experienced wave after wave of COVID-19 surges and watched failure after failure at practicing what we knew were effective preventative measures. Similarly, in December 2020, the…
A10 Networks helps customers manage today’s highly complex cyberattacksHelp Net Security – NewsEnterprises and service providers have faced unprecedented challenges in the last year with the global pandemic and the wide-scale shift to work-from-home requirements, an increasing level of sophisticated cyber-attacks, the rollout of 5G…
Cyber fraudsters ditch big money scams in favour of ‘silent stealing’ during pandemicSkyNews.com BusinessConning people out of as little as £10 on a mass scale has become the new tactic by cyber fraudsters who are taking advantage of people now working from home during the pandemic.
Cybersecurity in a Pandemic Year: The Perspective of One CISO One of the many lessons they described – many of which in 2020 waged a two-way battle against the COVID-19 pandemic itself and a related cyber pandemic – was the need for a renewed focus on … hxxps://binged[.]it/2NJA5iDInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterCybersecurity in a Pandemic Year: The Perspective of One CISO One of the many lessons they described – many of which in 2020 waged a two-way battle against the COVID-19 pandemic itself and a related cyber pandemic – was the need for a renewed focus…
Cybersecurity in a Pandemic Year: The Perspective of One CISO One of the many lessons they described – many of which in 2020 waged a two-way battle against the COVID-19 pandemic itself and a related cyber pandemic – was the need for a renewed focus on … hxxps://binged[.]it/37wPOZqInfoSecHotSpot – TwitterCybersecurity in a Pandemic Year: The Perspective of One CISO One of the many lessons they described – many of which in 2020 waged a two-way battle against the COVID-19 pandemic itself and a related cyber pandemic – was the need for a renewed focus…
The isolation older adults face during the Covid-19 pandemic makes them vulnerable to online fraud. @juliejargon has tips from experts to guard against online scams. #WSJWhatsNow hxxp://on[.]wsj[.]com/3oKMIa3 hxxps://twitter[.]com/WSJ/status/1363541494586515459/video/1WSJ – TwitterThe isolation older adults face during the Covid-19 pandemic makes them vulnerable to online fraud. @juliejargon has tips from experts to guard against online scams. #WSJWhatsNow hxxp://on[.]wsj[.]com/3oKMIa3…
The pandemic brought about a global spike in cybercriminal activity. So we decided to ask more then 10 000 people around the world how serious are they about their online security.
More about the results from ESET’s global FinTech survey 👇
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ESET – TwitterThe pandemic brought about a global spike in cybercriminal activity. So we decided to ask more then 10 000 people around the world how serious are they about their online security.
More about the results from ESET's global FinTech survey…
The pandemic brought about a global spike in cybercriminal activity. So we decided to ask more then 10 000 people around the world how serious are they about their online security. This is what we found out. 👇ESET – TwitterThe pandemic brought about a global spike in cybercriminal activity. So we decided to ask more then 10 000 people around the world how serious are they about their online security. This is what we found out. 👇

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