23 May 2021

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Actions by Governments
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 22, 2021 (NationalPost.com)
  • Bolsonaro fined for breaking Covid-19 restrictions in Brazil (The Straits Times All News)
  • Fears in India of potential third wave affecting kids (Straits Times)
  • Germany bans most travel from UK amid concerns of contagious variants (The Hill)
  • Germany serves up Covid jabs in the company canteen (HeraldSun.com.au Breaking News)
  • Germany to Ban Most Travel from U.K. Over Covid Variant Concerns (New York Times)
  • Germany to ban travel from Britain over COVID-19 variant (UPI)
  • Germany to bar UK travellers over Covid variant fears (The Independent)
  • Grandson of Spain’s richest woman gets married to real estate heiress at Liria Palace in Madrid (Mail Online UK)
  • India deals with fears about a third Covid-19 wave affecting kids (The Straits Times All News)
  • India tells social media firms to remove ‘India variant’ from content (BBC News – Asia)
  • India’s back office business faces a reckoning from Covid-19 (FT.com – International economy)
  • Italy wins Eurovision Song Contest as UK fails to score a single point (Sky News)
  • Italy wins Eurovision Song Contest but UK fails to score a single point (itv.com)
  • Italy wins Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam (CourierMail.com.au Breaking News)
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (NationalPost.com)
  • Turkey’s leaders accused of ‘playing political games’ over Covid response (The Guardian)
  • Two doses of vaccine needed for better protection against coronavirus variant in India, shows UK data (Financial Express)
  • UAE reports 1,571 new recoveries (Emirates-Business.ae)
  • UK – Boris Johnson defied last-minute bid to axe pub reopening saying not to overreact to Indian variant (Mail Online UK)
  • UK – Boris Johnson, you can’t claim to be a world leader while savagely cutting aid (The Guardian)
  • UK – Boris Johnson’s former top adviser says herd immunity was UK plan to fight coronavirus (Politico.eu)
  • UK – Britons Shun Boris Johnson’s Call to Take 2 Covid Tests Per Week (Bloomberg)
  • UK – Legal bid launched to stop Boris Johnson deleting WhatsApp messages about Covid decisions (The Independent)
  • US – 44 percent of Ohio population has at least one vaccine dose (Journal-News)
  • US – An Oklahoma death row inmate staved off execution for years. Then the pandemic came to his prison (Tulsa World)
  • US – CDC investigating ‘mild’ reports of potential heart problems following COVID-19 vaccination (FOXNews.com)
  • US – California to loosen coronavirus restrictions next month (The Hill)
  • US – Cohan: Massachusetts’ coronavirus vaccine rollout went from zero to hero (Boston Herald)
  • US – Howie Carr: Massachusetts Karens weep as end of coronavirus regulations approaches (Boston Herald)
  • US – Iowa grain elevator officials say normal operations will resume by fall harvest after explosion (Des Moines Register)
  • US – Opinion: Racial inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates will slow Connecticut’s recovery. Here’s how we can fix that. (Hartford Courant)
  • US – Oregon among blue states slow at lifting COVID restrictions (star-telegram.com)
  • US – Princess Cruises plans to resume cruising in Alaska in July (Trade Arabia)
  • US – Vermont experienced a population influx during the pandemic as residents from other states migrated there in search of a pastoral refuge with relatively low rates of Covid-19 infections. Now the challenge is keeping the momentum going. hxxps://on[.]wsj[.]com/3oO1u1u (WSJ – Twitter)
  • WHO’s latest situation report (WHO)
  • “Legal Chaos And Rule Of Law Violations”: Outgoing Ombudsman Sums Up State Of Human Rights In Poland (Forbes.com)
Actions by Companies
  • 2 doses of AstraZeneca/Pfizer Covid vaccines provide 80% protection against variant found in India: UK study (India Today)
  • Anwar claims Malaysia lags behind SEA peers on Sinovac procurement (Malay Mail)
  • Build 2021: Everything we expect to see at Microsoft’s annual developer conference (Indian Express)
  • CECC removes caution note from AstraZeneca jab (Taipei Times Online)
  • Covid vaccine: Booster Sinopharm doses to be ready in a month, says… (Khaleej Times)
  • DST-funded start-ups develops electrochemical ELISA test for Covid antibody concentration (Outlook India)
  • DXB hails the resumption of Cathay Pacific’s service (Trade Arabia)
  • EDF warns of delays to Hinkley due to pandemic  (Telegraph)
  • Emirates NBD most recommended retail bank in the UAE (Gulf News)
  • Federal Government promises two million Pfizer doses will arrive every week from October (Mail Online UK)
  • Glaxo gets ready for next pandemic after hiccups in Covid vaccine (Business Standard India)
  • Here’s what Satya Nadella has to say about ‘hybrid work paradox’ and how Microsoft plans to deal with it (Financial Express)
  • Hero MotoCorp units to restart work from May 24 (The Hindu)
  • Hindalco sets aside ₹2,700-cr capex for this fiscal (Hindu Business Line)
  • Is Woolworths Looking To Buy Mosman Toyota Site? (Channel News Australia)
  • L&T ramps up efforts to retain workforce post Covid 2.0 (Livemint.com)
  • Limited upside as costs rise: Morgan Stanley (CourierMail.com.au Business)
  • M&S has battled through the Covid storm but is far from home and dry (The Guardian)
  • Mahindra Extends Warranty And Free Service Period Till July 31, 2021 (NDTV)
  • Matt isn’t technically eligible for the vaccine, but he still got an AstraZeneca shot (ABC Online)
  • Microsoft Build 2021 Developers Conference: Here’s how to watch and what to expect (zeenews.com)
  • Most callers to my radio program are worried about AstraZeneca, but their fears are misplaced (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Most willing to get Covid jabs, Pfizer preferred: poll (Bangkokpost.com Most recent)
  • Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs effective against Indian variant – study (BBC)
  • Pfizer, AstraZeneca effective against virus strain found in India (Al Jazeera)
  • Renault-Nissan fights court battle with Indian workers on operations during COVID-19 surge (Today Online)
  • Revealed: Facebook’s tax bill in Australia just $20m (Melbourne Age)
  • TSMC to donate ‘contactless’ COVID testing stations across Taiwan (Taiwan News Online)
  • Technical issues reported as seniors register for second round of AstraZeneca opt-ins (thestar.com.my)
  • This is the right time to make investment: Seshagiri Rao, JSW Steel (Business Standard India)
  • Two million Pfizer doses every week from October (9News.com.au)
Drugs, Treatments & Vaccines
  • Authorities seize domain name of bogus virus vaccine website (Washington Post)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in Covid-19 (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Coronavirus news – live: Hancock ‘confident’ of roadmap as study finds vaccines protect against Indian variant (The Independent)
  • Coronavirus vaccines offer ‘high level of protection’ against India variant, study suggests (The Independent)
  • Covid Vaccination Campaign Off To Strong Start Among Young Teens, With Almost 2 Million Getting Jab (Forbes.com)
  • Covid jab DOES beat Indian variant (Mail Online UK)
  • England has now handed out 50 million vaccine doses, latest figures show (The Independent)
  • Glaxo Gets Ready for Next Pandemic After Covid Vaccine Stumble (Bloomberg)
  • How the pioneering science behind the Covid jab could soon offer a new vaccine… for cancer  (Mail Online – Latest Stories)
  • Mass. reports 48,756 new COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday (Boston Globe)
  • SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants exhibit enhanced affinity towards the ACE2 receptor (News-Medical.Net)
Societal & Economic Impact
Amid Covid 19 outbreak, Indians have finally started adding proteins in their dietIANS LivePhoto Credit: IANS IANSLive New Delhi, May 22: Indians, typically known to be protein deficient, are now increasing consumption of food rich in the nutrient as the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic hit all corners of the country. In the last one year,…
COVID Diet: What You Should AvoidIndia TodayNutritionist Pooja Makhija shares what you should avoid if you are COVID +ve. Watch to find out.
Crypto investing offers young people a stake in their futureIrish IndependentIt’s been a rocky week in the digital assets market. News that Chinese regulators are to ban the use of cryptocurrencies has sent the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum tumbling in value. C ryptocurrencies had enjoyed a buoyant 2020 and it was looking like…
Despite Covid surge, crowds swell at farm protest venuesChandigarh TribuneParvesh Sharma Tribune News Service Sangrur, May 22 Despite surging Covid deaths, the number of farmers staging protests against the Central farm laws across the district is witnessing an increase, thus causing panic among area residents. The Health…
Effective vaccination campaigns enable gradual reopening of economiesQatar TribuneThe global economy suffered in 2020 due to the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In response, countries across the world implemented a range of restrictive policies, including stay-at-home orders; reduced capacities in schools, workplaces and…
How Fourth Stimulus Check Could Be Necessary For Some AmericansInternational Business TimesThe economy is continuing to see some steady improvement from the hit it took due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and should continue to do so with rolled-back restrictions and mask mandates in most parts of the country. Unfortunately, despite the financial…
How businesses can support the creative economyAbu Dhabi NationalFrom mentoring to providing grants and encouraging the local art scene, there are many ways in which businesses can help the sector May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021 SHARE When the pandemic hit last year, the government took unprecedented decisions to deal with…
Jakarta Police Find 276 Returning Eid Travelers Reactive to COVID-19Tempo.coTEMPO[.]CO , Jakarta – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police found 276 residents to be reactive to the coronavirus disease ( COVID-19 ) in the past five days upon their return from their hometowns to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festivity. "The number of those…
Pandemic takes toll on forest economyTimes of IndiaVisakhapatnam: Forest dwellers of northern Andhra Pradesh are reeling under the economic impact of the pandemic. People living in the vast stretches of forest land in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam have lost their livelihoods as weekly…
Public transport operators ordered to reduce service frequencies and capacity to fight pandemicthestar.com.myKUALA LUMPUR: Air passenger and cargo services are exempted from the Government announcement for public transport operators to further cut their capacity as well as service frequency, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. "This is…
Geopolitical Impact
Alaska village eyes return of ancestral landsWinnipeg Free PressCatholic missionaries first started venturing into the Alaska territory in the late 19th century, not long after Russia sold the land to the United States for 2 cents per acre. The Catholic church built missions and churches, and in the 1950s, bought…
China’s top diplomat heads to Russia as ties reach ‘best level in history’Financial Times – UK HomepageBeijing and Moscow sense an opportunity in the face of fading US influence and Covid fallout
Cybersecurity Impact
Hack of HSE shows we can’t fix our cybersecurity without talking about defenceIrish IndependentWhat happens now? Is it time yet to talk about Ireland’s lack of cybersecurity? I f not now, when? Ireland lies 23rd in Europe for cybersecurity, just behind Macedonia, according to ITU rankings. Half of our health organisation’s computers run an…
How criminals behind cyber attack increase the suffering of innocent children like Loanne Irish IndependentP arents were distraught when the attack of the HSE led to cancellation of their child’s medical treatment A schoolgirl in urgent need of back surgery has suffered a “heart-breaking” delay caused by the cyber attack on health service computers. T…
Ireland needs to get serious about cyber attacks – the threat to life is realIrish IndependentI reland needs to get serious about cyber threat – the threat to life is real It couldn’t have happened to a nicer little country with a nicer little national health system. A perfectly executed double extortion ransomware attack that has caused…
Today’s headlines: Gardaí to scour dark web for data leaks and Google ranked as the best employer in IrelandIrish IndependentGardaí working 24-hour shifts monitoring the dark web in advance of expected data leaks The health service is braced for one of the biggest data breaches in recent years with the threatened dumping of confidential patient information on the dark web…

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