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COVID-19 news

CDC adds 7 destinations to 'very high' Covid-19 travel risk list, including Puerto Rico and Switzerlandcnn31 August 2021 (LINK)

This Is How You Can Catch Delta Outside, Even If You're Vaccinated, Expert Saysbestlifeonline30 August 2021 (LINK)

US intelligence community review does not determine origin of Covid-19cnn27 August 2021 (LINK)

The Best N95 And KN95 Face Masks To Wear For The COVID Delta Varianthuffpost25 August 2021 (LINK)

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is first to receive full FDA approvalnewatlas23 August 2021 (LINK)

CDC adds 6 destinations to 'very high' Covid-19 travel risk list, including the Bahamascnn23 August 2021 (LINK)

U.S. fast-food worker wages rose 10% as restaurants struggle to hire and retain workers, report saysusatoday23 August 2021 (LINK)

Eight in 10 U.S. economists say employers should require vaccine (video)cbsnews23 August 2021 (LINK)

Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through Marchwashingtonpost21 August 2021 (LINK)

COVID vaccines: What one family doctor tells his patients who are nervous about getting the shoteastbaytimes20 August 2021 (LINK)

Why eight months? What's behind the timing of the Covid booster shotnbcnews18 August 2021 (LINK)

New Zealand announces it's locking down the entire country ... over one Covid casecnn17 August 2021 (LINK)

Fully vaccinated people 4 times less likely to contract COVID-19, 14 times less likely to be hospitalizedktla.com14 August 2021 (LINK)

The Vaccine Scientist Spreading Vaccine Misinformationtheatlantic12 August 2021 (LINK)

Big win for U.S. $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come togetherapnews10 August 2021 (LINK)

Changes To the Post-Pandemic Workplace: a reviewmorningbrew10 August 2021 (LINK)

"The most obvious changes to the workplace will also likely be the shortest lasting. Think: UV lights, Covid-19 test vending machines, and constant deep cleanings."

Will U.S. gyms go the way of arcades and movie rental stores? 22% have closed, Peloton thrivesapnews9 August 2021 (LINK)

Right-wing publications from the Daily Wire to National Review to the Wall Street Journal's editorial page follow Trump: "all insist that immigrants are to blame for the spread of the [COVID] virus"heathercoxrichardson8 August 2021 (LINK)

Delta plus variant: What it is and how it differs from other coronavirus strainsq13fox5 August 2021 (LINK)

What Does it Really Mean When a Headline Says "75 percent of Cases Occurred in Vaccinated People"?slate4 August 2021 (LINK)

e.g. with Singapore. With 99% vaccinated among a population of 20 million, your chances of getting sick if vaccinated are less than 1% but 25% if unvaccinated.

Up to half new COVID-19 infections in Switzerland found in returning travellersBlick (German)/msn4 August 2021 (LINK)

Crowds defy ban to protest coronavirus measures in Berlinapnews1 August 2021 (LINK)

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Non-COVID news

International Crisis Group's Michael Kovrig detained in China for almost 1,000 dayscrisisgroup31 August 2021 (LINK)

Era of leaded petrol over as last reserves exhaustedgenevasolutions31 August 2021 (LINK)

UN Council adopts Afghanistan resolution, but no 'safe zone'afp / france2430 August 2021 (LINK)

Trial of Olympic sheikh on forgery charges opens in Genevaapnews30 August 2021 (LINK)

No, Biden Didn't Fall Asleep Listening to Israel's Prime Minister. Yes, You Fell for Fake Newshaaretz30 August 2021 (LINK)

These Are The World's Most Dangerous Cities: Yangon, followed by Karachi and Caracas. Safest U.S. city? New York. Overall? Copenhagen247wallst.com29 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: How can messaging work safely in an internet shutdown?dw29 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghans Who Work for the UN in Their Country Say They Fear for Their Lives (updated)passblue29 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: US drone strike 'kills Isis-K militant'bbc28 August 2021 (LINK)

American University in Kyrgyzstan Is Offering several Afghan Women a Haven. Will the Taliban Let Them Go?passblue27 August 2021 (LINK)

The terrorist group Islamic State-Khorasan claimed responsibility for the dual suicide blasts outside Kabul's airport Thursday that killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 90 Afghan civilians.theweek27 August 2021 (LINK)

Officer who shot vet Trumpist Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot breaks silence: 'I saved countless lives'nbcnews27 August 2021 (LINK)

"...he opened fire only as a 'last resort' after the rioters failed to comply with his commands [and pleas]."

Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy's Assassin, Granted Paroledeadline27 August 2021 (LINK)

How to develop a data literacy program in your organizationtechtarget27 August 2021 (LINK)

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced faminebbc25 August 2021 (LINK)

LED streetlights decimating moth numbers in Englandtheguardian25 August 2021 (LINK)

More members of Afghanistan's all-girls robotics team flee the Talibancnet25 August 2021 (LINK)

How Mexico Helped The Times Get Its Journalists Out of Afghanistannytimes25 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban will no longer allow Afghans to go to Kabul airport for evacuation, spokesman sayscnbc24 August 2021 (LINK)

Should you turn your "read next" links into a game? There's a widget for thatniemanlab24 August 2021 (LINK)

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Over Tigray War as Thousands Face Famine Conditionstime24 August 2021 (LINK)

Hacker returns all $610 million in cryptocurrency stolen in cyberattackcnet23 August 2021 (LINK)

Kathy Hochul's rise in New York spotlights the barriers to women becoming governorspbs23 August 2021 (LINK)

China changes law to allow married couples to have up to three childrennbcnews21 August 2021 (LINK)

NOT REAL NEWS: False stories from this week about Afghanistan, Taliban, moreap / abc7chicago21 August 2021 (LINK)

It Just Rained on Greenland's Summit For The First Time in Recorded Historysciencealert20 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan's all-girls robotics team evacuated safely to Qatarcbsnews20 August 2021 (LINK)

FactChecking Biden's Statements About Afghanistanfactcheck.org20 August 2021 (LINK)

What changes young people say they want for the futureweforum20 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban kill relative of Deutsche Welle journalist during door-to-door huntpolitico20 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who helped US: UN documentfrance2419 August 2021 (LINK)

Biden To Automatically Cancel $5.8 Billion In Student Loans For Over 300,000 Borrowersforbes19 August 2021 (LINK)

How Afghanistan's neighbours see the Taliban's seizure of powermsn / nzz (in German): try your browser's translator if you need it18 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban allowing 'safe passage' from Kabul in US airliftapnews18 August 2021 (LINK)

Pakistan's hand in the Taliban's victorywashingtonpost18 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: UN expert warns of "cultural disaster", urges visas for the vulnerableohchr17 August 2021 (LINK)

Biden Surrendered to the Taliban — And We're All Going to Pay the Priceumair haque17 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban announce 'amnesty', urge women to join governmentnbcnews17 August 2021 (LINK)

Here's why the Taliban is promising a softer approach to governing Afghanistanpbs17 August 2021 (LINK)

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skirts US failures over visas in Afghan chaoswsfa17 August 2021 (LINK)

By the numbers: Costs of the war in Afghanistan, in lives and dollarslatimes17 August 2021 (LINK)

First-ever water shortage declared for Lake Mead, the country's largest reservoirabcnews17 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: UN experts urge swift global action to protect human rights and prevent 'civilian slaughter'ohchr16 August 2021 (LINK)

U.N. calls for Haiti 'humanitarian corridor' in gang-held areasswissinfo16 August 2021 (LINK)

UNHCR begins relocation of 20,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopianation.africa16 August 2021 (LINK)

Bob Dylan accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old and giving her drugs in 1965 when he was about 23theguardian16 August 2021 (LINK)

The lawsuit comes on the final day of the New York State's Child Victim Act look-back window, which closed Saturday, 14 August. The measure had offered reprieve for adults time-barred from filing civil suits for abuse suffered as children.

Consumer Alert: T-Mobile confirms it was hacked. Here's what you should doflipboard16 August 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan's Opium Economyafp / barrons16 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban declares 'war is over in Afghanistan' as US-led forces exit Kabultheguardian16 August 2021 (LINK)

Top Taliban leaders are among the 5000 that Trump released last year over everyone's objectionsdailykos15 August 2021 (LINK)

Taliban enters Kabul; Afghan president fleesAP / politico15 August 2021 (LINK)

UN Agency Calls for Protection from Sexual Attacks in D.R.C.voanews16 August 2021 (LINK)

Computer models show how to stop global-warming lifestyles: best option — changing demandnpr14 August 2021 (LINK)

David Ignatius: The bloody war in Afghanistan is nearing a final tipping pointwashingtonpost13 August 2021 (LINK)

A GOP strategist was arrested on 10 felony counts of underage sex trafficking, conspiracy, and obstruction of justicebusinessinsider12 August 2021 (LINK)

Somalia: Three million face starvation and disease, warns IFRCifrcnewsroom11 August 2021 (LINK)

Gender Equality Trampled on at the UN Conference on Disarmamentthegenevaobserver11 August 2021 (LINK)

UN climate panel secretary: every year in fighting climate change mattersgenevasolutions11 August 2021 (LINK)

UN's climate change report issued a 'code red for humanity'. Is there anything we can do to fix it?usatoday10 August 2021 (LINK)

'Code red for humanity': what the British papers say about the IPCC report on the climate crisistheguardian10 August 2021 (LINK)

Here's How Climate Change Will Stress Your Homelandscientificamerican10 August 2021 (LINK)

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor sentenced by Chinese court to 11 years in prison for spyingcnn11 August 2021 (LINK)

Chinese state media has seized on a Swiss scientist critical of U.S. pressing for a covid origins probe. The one problem: He might not existwashingtonpost10 August 2021 (LINK)

The latest U.S. jobs report: "stronger than economists had predicted, and even stronger than the administration had hoped"heathercoxrichardson10 August 2021 (LINK)

Unicef's Next Boss Should Be an Internationalist and a Development Propassblue9 August 2021 (LINK)

EPFL Sudan corals expedition postponed to 2022trsc9 August 2021 (LINK)

"The postponement of this first mission is due to the prolonged immobilisation of the sailing vessel Fleur de Passion following an incident in the Gulf of Aqaba on July 21st."

UK tells its nationals to leave Afghanistan immediatelydw7 August 2021 (LINK)

Donors to Nonprofit Pushing Trump's "Big Lie" Election Conspiracy Use Loophole allowing Anonymous Political Contributionstheintercept7 August 2021 (LINK)

Former AG's testimony on Trump and 2020 election challenge "a gamechanger" heathercoxrichardson/substack7 August 2021 (LINK)

Donald Trump wants his followers to buy misspelled 'Trump Offical Card'queerty6 August 2021 (LINK)

Fighting for control: Taliban kill Afghanistan's media directorcsmonitor6 August 2021 (LINK)

UN report says Mediterranean 'climate change hotspot' will see temps 20% higher than global averagenewswires / france246 August 2021 (LINK)

Extreme heat threatens Olympicsthehill5 August 2021 (LINK)

Sanitizing Censorship: The Twitter-AP-Reuters News Partnershipeurasiareview5 August 2021 (LINK)

NHS drops from first to fourth among rich countries' healthcare systemstheguardian4 August 2021 (LINK)

Biden and other Democrats Call on Andrew Cuomo to Resign Following Damning Harassment Reporttruthout4 August 2021 (LINK)

New Pathway To Mitigate Climate Change And Boost Progress On UN Sustainable Development Goalseurasiareview3 August 2021 (LINK)

"Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Development Institute have developed a new integrated strategy that combines ambitious climate action with dedicated policies for development, food and energy access, global and national equity, and environmental sustainability. It sheds new light on bottlenecks, but also synergies for boosting progress towards climate and sustainable development targets."

Future global urban water scarcity and potential solutionsnature3 August 2021 (LINK)

"The global urban population facing water scarcity is projected to increase from 933 million (one third of global urban population) in 2016 to 1.693–2.373 billion people (one third to nearly half of global urban population) in 2050, with India projected to be most severely affected. [But] More than two thirds of water-scarce cities can relieve water scarcity by infrastructure investment."

Trump Shifted Donor Money Into His Business After Leaving The White Houseforbes2 August 2021 (LINK)

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