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COVID-19 Apri 2021 news

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Special sections: Science, Impact, Response, Economy, Good sources

COVID-19 scoreboard

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

Science

Countries that aimed for Covid 'elimination' instead of 'mitigation' fared better genevasolutions29 April 2021 (LINK)

Countries that took the maximum action to curb community transmission and contain the virus - including Australia, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand - had an average death rate that was 25 times lower than countries that implemented restrictions in a more stepwise, targeted manner, according to the group of French-British and Spanish researchers.

So you've had your shots, what are the chances of getting COVID-19 now? Here's the answer — source28 April 2021 (LINK)

The CDC Says These Are the "Least Safe" Places You're Going Right Now bestlifeonline28 April 2021 (LINK)

includes an indoor restaurant or bar

CDC Eases Mask Guidelines for Vaccinated People Outdoors — msn — 27 April 2021 (LINK)

Several US states resume use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine — theguardian — 24 April 2021

MIT researchers say you're no safer from Covid masked indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in study challenging social distancing policies — cnbc — 23 April 2021

The longer someone is inside with an infected person, the greater the chance of transmission, the researchers said.

Vaccines Benefit Those Who Have Had COVID-19, Contrary to Viral Posts — factcheck — 23 April 2021

Pub landlord vs Keir Starmer: what you need to know about lockdowns — fullfact — 23 April 2021

65 Percent of Vaccinated People Who Get COVID Have This in Common, CDC Says: they are women — source — 16 April 2021

Strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is predominantly transmitted through the air — yahoo — 16 April 2021

If You See This on a Plane, Your Risk of Catching COVID Is Higher, CDC Says: middle seats used — bestlifeonline — 15 April 2021

This Is How Much the Moderna Vaccine Really Protects You, New Study Says — bestlifeonline — 15 April 2021

Chinese CDC director rejects interpretation of 'low protection rate of Chinese vaccines' — China's globaltimes — 11 April 2021

Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation — bbc — 11 April 2021

95 percent efficacy for COVID vaccines doesn't mean there's a 5 percent infection risk. Here's why: in reality, the odds are really 0.04 percent — mahoningmatters — 10 April 2021

CDC: You Can Stop With the 'Deep Cleaning' and Hygiene Theater — sfist — 8 April 2021

Real-world proof Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection — news-medical.net — 7 April 2021

Debunking the COVID Vaccine Doomsayers — realclearscience — 6 April 2021

Here's What Happens If You End Up Getting Two Different Vaccines — refinery29 — 6 April 2021

It's official: Vaccinated people don't transmit COVID-19 — fortune — 1 April 2021

Impact

Shipping during COVID-19: container freight rates have surged — unctad — 23 April 2021

"About 80% of the goods we consume are carried by ships, but we easily forget this." By early 2021, freight rates from China to South America had jumped 443% compared with 63% on the route between Asia and North America's eastern coast. UNCTAD has provided A 10-point action plan to keep ships moving, ports open and trade flowing during the pandemic.

Covid-19 deaths are accelerating, WHO warns, as world records most cases ever in a single week — cnn — 21 April 2021

'The system has collapsed': India's descent into Covid hell — theguardian — 21 April 2021

Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide — bbc — 17 April 2021

Response

Boeing CEO received $21 million in compensation from U.S. last year despite plans to let go of 30,000 employees — source — 25 April 2021

Swiss Covid certificates to be unveiled by mid-May — lenews — 22 April 2021

U.S. Will Issue 'Do Not Travel' Warnings to Most Countries Around the World — reuters/skift — 19 April 2021

On 14 April 2021, Switzerland's Federal Council presented plans to reopen the country further despite a deteriorating epidemiological situation — lenews — 15 April 2021

COVID: Nearly 40% of Marines have declined the vaccine — cnn / eastbaytimes — 9 April 2021

The top gadgets to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic — euronews — 2 April 2021

Economy

2020 was the U.S. economy's worst year since 1946 — axios — 28 January 2021

Sources for good information about coronavirus

Geneva Environment Network page of sources on COVID-19 — added 28 September 2020

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: US

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: Switzerland

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

A Swiss scientist's infographic about COVID-19 in Switzerland: much the best source — Added 31 August 2020

Official Swiss COVID-19 page (LINK)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center — Added 30 August 2020

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