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COVID-19 news

Did Covid-19 end newspapers? How publishing companies are compensating for low print readershipentrepreneur31 May 2022 (LINK)

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases risingap / mynorthwest19 May 2022 (LINK)

Jeffrey D. Sachs calls at National Academy of Sciences for a U.S. independent inquiry into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 viruspnas19 May 2022 (←LINK)

Recurring COVID-19: Thanks to Omicron, Coronavirus May Reinfect People Several Times a Year, Say Expertsweather.com18 May 2022 (LINK)

Future COVID variants will likely reinfect us multiple times a year, experts say — unless we invest in new vaccinesyahoo17 May 2022 (LINK)

All U.S. domestic air travelers should test for COVID before departure, CDC now suggestssilive17 May 2022 (LINK)

U.S. COVID deaths equivalent to 9/11 attack every day for 336 daysxinhua / people's daily online18 May 2022 (LINK)

Scientists answer the centuries old question of how life on Earth beganthebrighterside17 May 2022 (LINK)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days, state media saidground.news16 May 2022 (LINK)

Covid has hit China's economy harder than expectedcnn16 May 2022 (LINK)

India records 2,487 new COVID-19 cases, 13% lower but 13 more deaths, SA 9 deaths and 8015 new casesground.news15 May 2022 (LINK)

North Korea reports 15 more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak with 820,620 casesground.news14 May 2022 (LINK)

US will share COVID-19 vaccine technology, Biden tells global summitground.news12 May 2022 (LINK)

Biden mourns 1 million US Covid deathscnn12 May 2022 (LINK)

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreakapnews / winnipegfreepress12 May 2022 (LINK)

Europe COVID-19 deaths pass two million mark, says WHOapnews / mynorthwest12 May 2022 (LINK)

China Berates WHO Chief for 'Irresponsible' Remarks on Its Zero-COVID Policyreuters / usnews11 May 2022 (LINK)

Nigerian woman student beaten, burned to death over 'blasphemous' text messages premiumtimesng12 May 2022 (LINK)

Unvaccinated North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdownapnews / mynorthwest11 May 2022 (LINK)

A Blogger Exposed a UNOPS' Wrongdoings. Its Boss Eventually Resignedpassblue11 May 2022 (LINK)

EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbsbloomberg / bangkokpost11 May 2022 (LINK)

Study: At least half of those hospitalized in U.S. with COVID-19 have symptoms 2 years laterupi11 May 2022 (LINK)

Shanghai moves to impose tightest restrictions yet: For the next few days, no commercial food deliveries are allowed, and hospital access will be restrictedbbc11 May 2022 (LINK)

WHO terms China's Covid strategy May 2022 (LINK)

White House warns of "pretty sizeable" COVID surge this winterarstechnica9 May 2022 (LINK)

What we know about long COVIDaxios7 May 2022 (LINK)

Covid: World's true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO: 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years, 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years: only 5.4 million were reported. In India, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths, it says — 10 times the official figures — and almost a third of Covid deaths globallybbc5 May 2022 (LINK)

A dispute over sharing coronavirus genomes is threatening a vital tool for tracking variantsthebulletin3 May 2022 (LINK)


Non-COVID news

Earlier non-COVID news

More Than 500 Animal Species Are Considered 'Lost'treehugger31 May 2022 (LINK)

The Biggest, Oldest Plant On Earth Discovered Off the Australian Coast: <:span class="smaller"> Poseidon's ribbon weed, a seagrass stretching over 111 miles (nearly 180Km), lying a few feet underwater in a meadow in Shark Bay, Western Australiacnet31 May 2022 (LINK)

UNICC agency head sees 'massive opportunities' in crypto: WEF 2022cointelegraph31 May 2022 (LINK)

50 years of UN environmental diplomacy: What's worked and the trends ahead: (a very partial view)theconversation31 May 2022 (LINK)

Jack Welch's questionable legacyaxios31 May 2022 (LINK)

Monkeypox outbreak reaches 257 confirmed cases worldwide, WHO sayscnn30 May 2022 (LINK)

Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes asks judge to overturn convictionsfoxbusiness30 May 2022 (LINK)

When are the longest security line wait times at major U.S. airports?silive30 May 2022 (LINK)

Sandy Hook shooting: The unprecedented $73M settlement with gunmaker Remingtoncbsnews30 May 2022 (LINK)

2022 could be the worst hurricane season since Katrina, marine scientist warnsinverse29 May 2022 (LINK)

Japanese Red Army founder Shigenobu freed after 20 yearsbbc28 May 2022 (LINK)

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions for first time since 2006, for North Koreacnn27 May 2022 (LINK)

IOM: Up to 600 missing at sea in 3 months in Central Medground.news26 May 2022 (LINK)

World Bank President warns a global recession looks inevitable as food and energy prices spiralbusinessinsider26 May 2022 (LINK)

Tunisian president decrees 25 July referendum for new constitution — boycott threatenedground.news26 May 2022 (LINK)

Pfizer says it will slash drug prices for the poorest nations. "But the devil is in the details" — fortune25 May 2022 (LINK)

Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Animal Tourism?" — afar25 May 2022 (LINK)

Researchers and scientists at the University of Bristol have developed Nuclear Diamond Batteries that can power devices for over 1000 years, all the while charging themselvesfirstpost25 May 2022 (LINK)

Paris: Ex-President of Louvre charged with money launderingground.news25 May 2022 (LINK)

World Bank rules out bridge financing to crisis-hit Sri Lankaground.news25 May 2022 (LINK)

West Virginia announces $161.5 million opioid settlement with drug companiesground.news25 May 2022 (LINK)

WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year termapnews24 May 2022 (LINK)

WEF Davos 2022: Cultivating Investment Opportunities in Fragile Contexts: Catalysing Market-Driven Solutions to Strengthen Community and Economy Resilienceweforum24 May 2022 (LINK)

The paper highlights the work of the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) Initiative, which harnesses private capital to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities and economies.

Number of displaced people passes 100m for the first time, says UNHCRtheguardian23 May 2022 (LINK)

Swiss Re, UBS among founding buyers in carbon removal schemereuters23 May 2022 (LINK)

Australia's new PM to fly to Quad meet hours after taking officealjazeera23 May 2022 (LINK)

Biden says US willing to respond 'militarily' in event of Chinese attack on Taiwancnn23 May 2022 (LINK)

UNAIDS denounces 'homophobic and racist stereotypes' in monkeypox reportingthehill22 May 2022 (LINK)

University of Zurich: New technology makes cancerous tumors eliminate themselvesthebrighterside22 May 2022 (LINK)

WEF 2022: Climate, mental health among top 10 risks humanity faces in next 10 yearscnbctv1821 May 2022 (LINK)

Earth's oceans have reached the hottest and most acidic levels on record, UN sayscnbc19 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its historybbc19 May 2022 (LINK)

Canada's first two monkeypox cases confirmed in Quebec, 17 others under investigation: "The disease is transmitted by prolonged close contact and by droplets; there is no risk from activities such as taking public transit, eating at a restaurant or shopping"sciencealert19 May 2022 (LINK)

Over 40 New Monkeypox Cases Have Been Detected in Europe, Health Officials Reportthestar19 May 2022 (LINK)

UN boss unveils new clean energy proposalsaxios18 May 2022 (LINK)

10 must-see European films at Cannes 2022ground.news18 May 2022 (LINK)

Cannes 2022 Preview: 25 Must-See Films To Watchtheplaylist17 May 2022 (LINK)

Zimbabwe lifts lending ban after one week as currency and stock exchange nosedivenews2417 May 2022 (LINK)

Swedish, Finnish ambassadors submit NATO membership applications on May 18tass17 May 2022 (LINK)

UK inflation soars to 9%, the highest level in more than 40 yearstheguardian18 May 2022 (LINK)

Top Trump Appointee Met With Activists Who Pushed 'Big Lie' on Jan. 6washington post / thedailybeast17 May 2022 (LINK)

Former philosophy undergrad, founder of U.K. neo-Nazi group National Action, guilty of terror offencessky17 May 2022 (LINK)

Congress's first UFO Hearing in 50 years Was Very Down To Earth: all about drones and foreign actors, not extraterrestrial visitation — thedrive17 May 2022 (LINK)

Northern Ireland Protocol: Fact-checking claims about Brexitbbc17 May 2022 (LINK)

Rapid Money Supply Growth Does Not Cause Inflation: Neither do rapid growth in government debt, declining interest rates, or rapid Increases in a central bank's balance sheetevonomics17 May 2022 (LINK)

"In our review of 47 countries, generally from 1960 forward, we found that more often than not high inflation does not follow rapid money supply growth, and in contrast to this, high inflation has occurred frequently when it has not been preceded by rapid money supply growth."

Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iranground.news17 May 2022 (LINK)

Conti ransomware group threatens to oust Costa Rica's government as crisis deepens: 'We have insiders in your government' — engadget17 May 2022 (LINK)

Zimbabwe asks for European support for the sale of its $600m stockpile of ivorynews2416 May 2022 (LINK)

France names first female Prime Minister in 30 yearstheguardian16 May 2022 (LINK)

A long-serving technocrat and 'woman of the left' (LINK)

SparkToro & Followerwonk Joint Twitter Analysis: 19.42% of Active Accounts Are Fake or Spamsparktoro16 May 2022 (LINK)

US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist, including ETAabcnews16 May 2022 (LINK)

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints for first time in two yearsground.news15 May 2022 (LINK)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed elected UAE president — state news agencyground.news14 May 2022 (LINK)

Reduce Crypto Energy Use with a Simple Code Change — Greenpeace campaigncryptopolitan13 May 2022 (LINK)

Twitter CEO pushes out top execs, freezes hiringtheverge12 May 2022 (LINK)

Moderna exec will be paid $700,000 year's salary despite leaving his job after 1 day, report saysbusinessinsider12 May 2022 (LINK)

Tentative settlement, valued at $997 million, reached with families of victims of Florida condominium collapsecnn12 May 2022 (LINK)

Great Barrier Reef suffers sixth mass bleaching event with 91% of reefs surveyed affectedcnn11 May 2022 (LINK)

Sarin gas blamed for Gulf War syndromebbc11 May 2022 (LINK)

At least 14 dead in east Congo refugee camp attackground.news10 May 2022 (LINK)

Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 42 — most hotel workers ground.news10 May 2022 (LINK)

Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor killed in Colombia ground.news10 May 2022 (LINK)

Another Ecuador prison clash leaves 44 inmates deadapnews10 May 2022 (LINK) Authorities said the riot broke out after a gang leader was transferred to the prison. Last year, 316 prisoners died during riots in various prisons across Ecuador. (LINK)

EuroMillions: UK ticket holder wins £184m jackpot: Britain's biggestground.news10 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka: Protesters torch leaders' homes in night of unrestbbc10 May 2022 (LINK)

Protests break out as Philippines election returns a Marcos to presidencyreuters10 May 2022 (LINK)

Who is South Korea's new president Yoon Suk-yeol?ground.news10 May 2022 (LINK)

An extreme heatwave is triggering blackouts across India — and it's buying Russian natural gas to alleviate its energy crisisbusinessinsider10 May 2022 (LINK)

Another Ecuador prison clash leaves 44 inmates deadapnewss10 May 2022 (LINK)

Warhol's Marilyn portrait sells for world record $195maljazeera10 May 2022 (LINK)

G-7 Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over Hong Kong Leader's Electionbloomberg (video)10 May 2022 (LINK)

China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers, scientists saybusinessinsider10 May 2022 (LINK)

Global hotel room prices have skyrocketed by 184%, but the 5-star vacation crowd remains unfazed despite lackluster service due to worker shortagesbusinessinsider10 May 2022 (LINK)

US State Department announces $10 million bounty after Costa Rica ransomware attack leads to state of emergencytheverge9 May 2022 (LINK)

Queen Elizabeth, 96, cancels appearance due to 'episodic mobility problems', missing State Opening of Parliament for only third timepagesix9 May 2022 (LINK) Prince Charles delivers Queen's Speech for the first time (LINK)

Amazon fired two workers who helped organize its first unionengadget9 May 2022 (LINK)

Biden announces free internet for millions of low-income Americanstheweek9 May 2022 (LINK)

A US college is shutting down for good following a ransomware attack: Lincoln College was unable to access recruitment and fundraising systems for months.engadget9 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lanka's prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisiscnn9 May 2022 (LINK)

Economist, who resigned from World Bank after sexual harassment allegations, sworn in as Costa Rica presidentfrance248 May 2022 (LINK)

After 800 years, Church of England apologizes to Jews for laws that led to expulsionground.news8 May 2022 (LINK)

Nepal's Kami Rita Climbs Mt Everest For 26th Time, Sets New World Recordommcomnews8 May 2022 (LINK)

Could Humans Grow Food During a Nuclear Winter?discovermagazine7 May 2022 (LINK)

Who's Cashing in on the War in Ukraine? Fossil Fuel Firms and Agricultural Traderscommondreams7 May 2022 (LINK)

US: Jan. 6 defendant, who prosecutors say chased Officer Goodman, has cooperated with committee: first assault defendant to do so — politico7 May 2022 (LINK)

Human genetic engineering is coming. We must discuss the social and political implications nowtheglobeandmail6 May 2022 (LINK)

Amazon Abruptly Fires Senior Managers Tied to Unionized Warehousenytimes6 May 2022 (LINK)

Global Bird Populations Steadily Decliningeurasiareview6 May 2022 (LINK)

Dow Plunges 1,000 Points In Worst Day Since 2020footwearnews5 May 2022 (LINK)

Turkey's cost of living soars nearly 70%bbc5 May 2022 (LINK)

Kids Are Falling for Misinformation Like Never Beforefatherly5 May 2022 (LINK)

David Suzuki: Suppressed science shows fish farms endanger wild salmonstraight5 May 2022 (LINK)

Bank of England hikes interest rates to 13-year high of 1%, sees inflation hitting 10%bloomberg / cnbc5 May 2022 (LINK)

Shell posts record quarterly profit of $9 billionreuters / cnn5 May 2022 (LINK)

Caribbean premier gets bond in Florida drug casemiamiherald5 May 2022 (LINK)

UK shop prices rise at fastest rate since 2011reuters4 May 2022 (LINK)

Leader of Haiti's 400 Mawozo gang extradited to U.S.reuters3 May 2022 (LINK)

Brutal temperatures scorch parts of India, where shortages of coal are causing daily power outagesap / pbs3 May 2022 (LINK)

Europe will have to face the true cost of being in debt to Chinabbc2 May 2022 (LINK)

Russia's war in Ukraine: complete guide in maps, video and picturestheguardian2 May 2022 (LINK)

How AI can help fight misinformationitu2 May 2022 (LINK)