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CDC confirms COVID-19 can be transmitted through air from more than 6 feet away — slate — 8 May 2021 (LINK)
"Transmission events have involved the presence of an infectious person exhaling virus indoors for an extended time (more than 15 minutes and in some cases hours) leading to virus concentrations in the air space sufficient to transmit infections to people more than 6 feet away, and in some cases to people who have passed through that space soon after the infectious person left."
"This comes after months of infectious disease experts warning that the CDC and World Health Organization were focusing too much on the risk of picking COVID-19 from surfaces and emphasizing that “close contact” was needed for infection."
COVID leads to erosion of fundamental rights and freedom — dw — 5 May 2021 (LINK)
According to the report, 88% of the world's population lives in restricted, oppressed or closed societies. 100,000 people were arrested in the Philippinesfor allegedly not adhering to corona rules, 17,000 were arbitrarily detained in quarantine centers in El Salvador, including a human rights activist who was held in detention for three weeks before even being tested for COVID-19.
US Extends Mask Mandate Aboard Flights Through Summer As Travel Increases — npr — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Italy's coronarivus update — source — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
"Italy has registered 121,033 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.04 million cases to date."
The Riskiest Things You're Doing After You're Vaccinated, CDC Says — bestlifeonline — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north — reuters / nationalpost — 9 May 2021 (LINK)
At least 68 killed in Afghan school blast — reuters — 9 May 2021 (LINK)
Most Swiss still back treaty deal with EU, poll shows — reuters / thestar — 9 May 2021 (LINK)
'Police opened fire' on protesters in Colombia; UN, NGOs pressure Iván Duque — usatoday — 8 May 2021 (LINK)
FEC drops Trump investigation into hush-money to Stormy Daniels — axios — 8 May 2021 (LINK)
'Ideological' Bias in Research of 'Alternative Medicine' — skepticalinquirer — 8 May 2021 (LINK)
Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined — bbc — 7 May 2021 (LINK)
In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industry — apnews — 7 May 2021 (LINK)
IUCN: Charting a new path to protect the high seas — genevasolutions — 7 May 2021 (LINK)
The Gates and Jeffrey Epstein — thedailybeast — 7 May 2021 (LINK)
Trump banned from Facebook (again): an 11-minute read — readtangle — 6 May 2021 (LINK)
Big Telecom Used Fake and Dead People to Fight Net Neutrality, NY AG Says — vice — 6 May 2021 (LINK)
"More than 22 million responses were received during the FCC's public comment period, by far the highest in the agency's history. The recent probe revealed roughly 80% of those comments were likely fabricated."
Flooding might triple in the mountains of Asia due to global warming — University of Geneva — phys.org — 6 May 2021 (LINK)
E171: EU watchdog says food colouring widely used in UK is unsafe — theguardian — 6 May 2021 (LINK)
UNAIDS condemns new law that further criminalizes and marginalizes vulnerable groups of people in Uganda — unaids — 6 May 2021 (LINK)
Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year — reuters / yahoo — 5 May 2021 (LINK)
Moscow joins the Trees in Cities Challenge, the first city in Russia, bringing planting pledges to around 11 million trees — unece — 4 May 2021 (LINK)
Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after facing criticism for keeping Trump-era levels in place — nbcnews — 3 May 2021 (LINK)
New portal tracks COVID-19’s impact on trade and development — source — 4 May 2021 (LINK)
"Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to attain almost 5 per cent in 2021, compared with predictions at the end of 2020 of GDP growth of around 4 per cent in 2021. The international community must be careful to avoid the mistakes made in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. It is crucial to maintain an expansionary macroeconomic policy stance for as long as it takes the private sector to regain its confidence to spend."
Geneva-based international organizations explain who they are with some key figures — geneve-int.ch — 3 May 2021 (LINK)
WHO chief Tedros plans to seek re-election - Stat News — reuters — 3 May 2021 (LINK)
"WHO's 194 member states may propose candidates until September, whose names are sent in sealed envelopes to the Governing Board chair - ahead of the election next year."
Zurich dethroned as world's top green finance centre, Amsterdam now top, Geneva 7th — genevasolutions — 3 May 2021 (LINK)
Why African countries back China against the West on human rights — bbc — 2 May 2021 (LINK)
Afghanistan: Several dead after fuel tankers catch fire in Kabul — dw — 2 May 2021 (LINK)
Somalia: Parliament reverses presidential term extention — dw — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Republican who let violent protesters into Oregon state capitol is charged — theguardian — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Basel City Offers Homeless One-Way Travel Ticket to Europe + CHF 20 if They Sign Contract Not to Immediately Return — newsweek — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Inside the rise and fall of The Jeremy Kyle Show: 'It was a ticking timebomb' — theguardian — 1 May 2021 (LINK)
Afghanistan car bomb kills 30 at guesthouse in Logar province — bbc — 30 April 2021 (LINK)
Kyrgyzstan says 31 killed in clashes at Tajikistan border — aljazeera — 30 April 2021 (LINK)
New York Post Tiptoes Around Bogus Harris Story, Insists It Didn’t Force Reporter To Write It — huffpost — 30 April 2021 (LINK)
California man faces prison after guilty plea in $100 million Afghanistan fraud scheme — stripes — 29 April 2021 (LINK)