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COVID-19 news

Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China — Tedros — reuters — 30 March 2021

Researchers Estimate Trump’s Mishandling Of Pandemic Cost 400K American Lives — nationalmemo — 26 March 2021

COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Which country in Europe is leading the race?: Switzerland ranked 6th — euronews — 25 March 2021

Brazil sees highest COVID-19 death tolls of the pandemic, economists call for 'emergency lockdown' — usatoday — 24 March 2021

Conservative Social Media Distort CDC Study Supporting Mask Mandates to Reduce COVID-19 — factcheck.org — 19 March 2021

Why the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can make you feel lousy — eastbaytimes — 15 March 2021

Fauci: CDC studying data suggesting 3 feet of social distancing 'OK under certain circumstances' — thehill — 14 March 2021

Verbier: immunized in second COVID wave or "a code of silence"? The mystery remains (in French) — lenouvelliste — 12 March 2021

YouTube removed 30,000 videos with COVID misinformation — axios — 11 March 2021

AP FACT CHECK: Biden admin wrong on vaccine pace, elderly — apnews — 10 March 2021

Fully vaccinated people still not recommended to fly, CDC says — boston25news — 9 March 2021

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says — apnews — 8 March 2021

Contrary to What the CDC's New COVID-19 Advice Implies, There Is Strong Evidence That Vaccination Curtails Virus Transmission — reason — 8 March 2021

Russian disinformation campaign working to undermine confidence in Covid-19 vaccines used in US — cnn — 8 March 2021

CDC study finds in-person dining bans and wearing masks make a measurable difference — cbsnews — 5 March 2021

World no closer to answer on COVID origins despite WHO probe — expert — reuters — 5 March 2021

Vote against Swiss Covid-19 law set for June 2021 — lenews — 4 March 2021

Malta orders restaurants closed as virus cases surge — reuters — 4 March 2021

Italy blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia — theguardian — 4 March 2021

The Largest Privately Held Island in the Bahamas Heads for Auction — mansionglobal — 4 March 2021

"Demand for private islands and island properties has increased significantly over the course of the pandemic, as ultra-high-net-worth individuals continue to work remotely, and many island nations maintain enviably low infection rates."

Covid: steep rise in antibodies in Switzerland — lenews — 3 March 2021

German Business Decries Gradual Easing of Coronavirus Curbs as 'Disaster' because not enough — usnews — 4 March 2021

Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate — apnews — 3 March 2021

Study: Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana the worst U.S. states for children during pandemic — thehill — 2 March 2021

WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 — abcnews — 2 March 2021

High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents' Care — nytimes — 1 March 2021

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Non-COVID news

The boss of the UN Environment Agency has been away from Nairobi for a year for health reasons: does it matter? — passblue — 31 March 2021

Who’s in the running for the top UN humanitarian job? — thenewhumanitarian — 31 March 2021

Hong Kong: Media mogul Jimmy Lai found guilty over 2019 mass protests — bbc — 1 April 2021

Biden promises 'once-in-a-generation' investment during pitch for $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan — cnn — 31 March 2021

Trump's EPA Helped Erase Records of Almost 270,000 Pounds of Carcinogenic Pollution — theintercept — 31 March 2021

Documents Show Trump Officials Skirted Rules to Reward Politically Connected and Untested Firms With Huge Pandemic Contracts — propublica — 31 March 2021

Decision Time for Switzerland on Relations with EU — avenir-suisse — 31 March 2021

Russian mercenaries in Wagner Group behind human rights abuses in CAR, say UN experts — theguardian — 30 March 2021

Pierre Krähenbühl, the former commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), is taking on a new role with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). — swissinfo — 27 March 2021

Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial — theintercept — 25 March 2021

Rebuilding of Rohingya Camp a Race Against Time Ahead of Monsoon Season as 45,000 displaced — ipsnews — 24 March 2021

Zoom's pandemic profits exceeded $670 million. Its federal tax payment? Zilch — cbsnews — 24 March 2021

Aid millions wasted in Lebanese currency collapse — thenewhumanitarian — 24 March 2021

Kenya Orders Closure of Two Refugee Camps, Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency — usnews — 24 March 2021

'Intriguing new result from the LHCb experiment at CERN: results strengthen hints of a violation of lepton flavour universality' — cern — 23 March 2021

So After All That There Is No Border Surge? — esquire — 23 March 2021

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general — axios — 23 March 2021

China lashes out at Swiss foreign policy strategy — swissinfo — 22 March 2021

The UN’s Humanitarian Aid Agency, Ready for a New Boss and Possibly a New Management Style — passblue — 22 March 2021

Ex-top aide to former Maltese PM charged with corruption — apnews — 21 March 2021

Thai police use tear gas, rubber bullets to break up protest — apnews — 21 March 2021

Filipino troops capture rebel commander, rescue last hostage — ground.news — 21 March 2021

Turkey's Erdogan quits European treaty on violence against women — reuters — 20 March 2021

UN says no international staff left in North Korea — apnews — 20 March 2021

QAnon Watches and Waits for Predicted Media Blackout and Trump Inauguration Today — politizoom — 20 March 2021

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge may have violated Hatch Act with comments at White House — cnn — 20 March 2021

"Under former President Donald Trump, the White House routinely ignored violations of the Hatch Act, most notably from senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, who violated the rule so frequently the Office of Special Counsel recommended she be removed from federal service."

US charges Swiss ‘hacktivist’ for data theft and leaks — apnews — 19 March 2021

Ex-Green Beret charged for throwing flag pole at police during Capitol riot — thehill — 19 March 2021

Behind the Atlanta shootings — heathercoxrichardson — 18 March 2021

Senate confirms William Burns to be next CIA director after Cruz lifts hold — cnn — 18 March 2021

Senate narrowly confirms Xavier Becerra as Health and Human Services secretary — cnn — 18 March 2021

U.N. Rights Chief Agrees to Ethiopia Request for Joint Tigray Inquiry — reuters/usnews — 17 March 2021

Feeding cows seaweed could cut their methane emissions by 82%, scientists say — theguardian — 18 March 2021

Senate confirms Katherine Tai as top US trade negotiator — thehill — 17 March 2021

The Biden Administration Has Just Announced Its First Chinese Sanctions — vice — 17 March 2021

Judge rips Arizona GOP for 'groundless' lawsuit challenging Biden's win, orders it to pay legal fees — usatoday — 17 March 2021

U.S. intelligence: Putin authorized influence operations to hurt Biden's candidacy — axios — 16 March 2021

After Ten Years of War, Conflict Still Paralyses Syria — crisisgroup — 15 March 2021

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot — ap/pbs — 15 March 2021

The first Indigenous cabinet secretary in U.S. history — heathercoxrichardson/substack — 15 March 2021

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is putting $10 million behind a political career for the rightwing author of Hillbilly Elegy — vox — 15 March 2021

Afghan ministry tried to shift blame over girls singing ban — ap/timesofindia — 15 March 2021

Fauci: CDC studying data suggesting 3 feet of social distancing 'OK under certain circumstances' — thehill — 14 March 2021

U.K.'s Voluntary Service Overseas set to exit 14 countries after aid budget cut — theguardian — 14 March 2021

At least 39 reported killed in Myanmar as Chinese factories burn — reuters — 14 March 2021

US grants Myanmar nationals deportation protections — dw — 13 March 2021

200 opposition activists detained at democratic forum in Moscow. Russian authorities says they were breaking Covid-19 protocol — cnn — 13 March 2021

The U.S. immigration 'crisis' — heathercoxrichardson/substack — 13 March 2021

The Person Who Took The World’s Most Expensive NFT ($69m)s From Justin Sun’s Hands Owns an NFT Fund — cryptopotato — 13 March 2021

Climate experts in dismay at choice of Mathias Cormann as OECD chief — theguardian — 12 March 2021

Minneapolis reaches $27 million settlement with family of George Floyd — axios — 12 March 2021

Senate Dems introduce 'assault weapons' ban bill on 205 gun models, incl. shotguns, hunting rifles — americanmilitarynews — 12 March 2021

Tim Berners-Lee says too many young people are excluded from web — theguardian — 12 March 2021

UN warns green pandemic recovery is falling short — axios — 11 March 2021

COVID-19 wasn’t just a disaster for humanity – new research shows nature suffered greatly too — theconversation — 11 March 2021

Myanmar's military accuses Suu Kyi of taking illegal payment and gold — bbc — 11 March 2021

Biden’s COVID Bill Fixes Obamacare’s Biggest Flaw — slate — 11 March 2021

Alleged Oath Keeper charged in Capitol riot chauffeured Roger Stone, FBI agent says — cnn — 11 March 2021

Veteran who served in Marine One unit charged in Capitol insurrection — thehill — 11 March 2021

Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department — cnn — 11 March 2021

Bill Gates Proposes To Technofix Climate Change but Underplays the Role of Nature — thewire — 11 March 2021

Biden Sanctions Myanmar Coup Leader’s Children, Their Businesses — bloomberg — 11 March 2021

UN calls for reversal of Myanmar coup and condemns violence — apnews — 10 March 2021

Anatomy of how misinformation travels on Facebook — theguardian — 10 March 2021

US reports surge of kids at SW border, a challenge for Biden — apnews — 10 March 2021

Samuel Paty: French schoolgirl admits lying about murdered teacher — bbc — 10 March 2021

Society of Editors chief quits over article criticising Meghan Markle’s claims of UK media bigotry — theguardian — 10 March 2021

Another female staffer accuses Cuomo of groping her — axios — 10 March 2021

Israeli Billionaire to Lose Trump-Granted Sanctions Reprieve — bloomberg — 9 March 2021

Myanmar protesters defy curfew as government curbs media coverage — pbs — 8 March 2021

Canada's Trudeau vows to tackle 'she-cession' after new report says pandemic has been worse for working women — cbc — 8 March 2021

The economic consequences of conserving or restoring sites for nature — nature — 8 March 2021

"In 24 cases with economic estimates of services, conservation or restoration benefits (for example, greenhouse gas regulation, flood protection) tend to outweigh those private benefits (for example, profits from agriculture or logging)."

NYC prosecutors' probe into Trump finances expands to include millions loaned for Chicago skyscraper — cnn — 8 March 2021

RNC fires back at Trump, says it 'has every right' to use his name in fundraising appeals — thehill — 8 March 2021

A Body Language Expert Analyzes Meghan and Harry's Interview with Oprah — marieclaire — 8 March 2021

"She’s trying to suppress the memories of that horrible time. When she cried, they were real tears."

Meghan reveals she 'didn't want to be alive anymore' in bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey — cnn — 8 March 2021

Royal commentators hoaxed into critique of Meghan interview before seeing it — source — 7 March 2021

Trump Has Now Officially Lost All Of His Post-Election Challenges In The Supreme Court — bsuzzfeednews — 8 March 2021

Trump policy that weakened wild bird protections is revoked — ap/wtop — 8 March 2021

30,000 U.S. organizations hacked by Chinese espionage unit — axios — 6 March 2021

White House fires Trump employment official after she refuses to step down — washingtonpost — 6 March 2021

At least 10 dead in bombing at restaurant in Somali capital — apnews — 5 March 2021

GOP groups quiet as billionaire donor stands accused of running biggest tax fraud scheme ever — cnbc — 5 March 2021

Refugee charities rescuers charged in Italy with 'complicity in people smuggling' — theguardian — 4 March 2021

U.S. Supreme Court: Barrett authors first majority opinion against environmental group — thehill — 4 March 2021

The next UN humanitarian chief should be picked on merit: 'Some countries at the UN are more equal than others.'' — thenewhumanitarian — 4 March 2021

New Humanitarian Vacancy: Head of People and Culture: deadline 14 March 2021 — thenewhumanitarian — 4 March 2021

After marathon bail hearings, Hong Kong pro-democracy activists find themselves back in detention — washingtonpost — 4 March 2021

U.S. issues warning after Microsoft says China hacked its mail server program — nbcnews — 4 March 2021

EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning — dw — 2 March 2021

EU, US impose sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning — dw — 2 March 2021

NGOs worry Covid restrictions at Human Rights Council will leave a mark — genevasolutions — 2 March 2021

U.N. rights experts seek international inquiry on Navalny poisoning — reuters — 1 March 2021

Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer’s death, review of law under which he was charged — news.un.org — 1 March 2021

Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva not Kazakhstan in week on 29 November 2021 — wto — 1 March 2021

Biden Rescinds Trump Decision to Turn Sacred Arizona Land Into a Copper Mine — gizmodo — 1 March 2021

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