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New Zealand Authorities Model 5,000 Cases a Week After ‘Zero COVID’ Policy Ends
Authorities in New Zealand are preparing for a potential influx of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients after Health Ministry modelling forecasted more than 5,000 positive PCR tests per week may occur in the Auckland and...
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Fire Sweeps Through Taiwanese Building Killing at Least 46 and Injuring Dozens of Others
On Oct. 14, fire swept through a partially abandoned 13-story tower in the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung claiming at least 46 lives and injuring dozens of others. The blaze is being described as...
Protesters against vaccine patents pose for a photograph with cardboard coffins in Parliament Square on October 12, 2021 in London, England. A weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report by the UK Health Security Agency examining NHS data showed that while 98 percent of the country had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 from either vaccination or natural exposure, the majority of cases over 40+ were still vaccine breakthroughs.
UK Vaccine Surveillance Report Says 98% of Adults Have Antibodies, Majority of Vaccine Breakthroughs Aged 40+
A weekly intelligence report examining vaccine uptake rates, new positive Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case count, hospitalization, and death by a UK government health agency says that 98 percent of the country’s adult population has...
While many countries have backed a global tax deal, several are still debating whether or not to join.
Global Minimum Tax Deal Reached, Faces Strong Opposition
Nations of the G-7 and G-20 have come together to hash out a global tax deal that would drastically change international tax rules. The deal aims for a 15 percent global minimum tax among other...
Renren and its minority shareholders in the U.S. have decided to settle a derivative litigation case with a 300 million dollar deal.
Corporate Misconduct: Minority Shareholders of Renren Win $300 Million Settlement
U.S. investors who own a minority stake in Chinese company Renren are poised to receive 300 million dollars in settlements to resolve claims against the firm’s controlling shareholders and other defendants. The company has been...
Coal mining operations in Shanxi have been affected by several days of heavy rains.
China Shuts Down 60 Coal Mines due to Heavy Rains, Power Crisis Deepens
Torrential rains hit 11 cities in China’s Shanxi Province for almost five days in a row, resulting in the shutdown of 60 coal mines. The country is already struggling with one of the biggest power...
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‘Solemn Warning’: China Executing Assault Drills in Province Across From Taiwan
The past few weeks have seen tensions between Communist China and Taiwan soar to alarming levels. A record number of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force warplanes have intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone...
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Court Sides With Athletes Against University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
On Oct. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled in favor of sixteen athletes, supporting their right to remain unvaccinated despite a mandate issued by the Western Michigan...
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Texas Governor Signs Executive Order Banning COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Republican Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, has issued an executive order banning any entity from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state. Abbott has also sent a message to the Secretary of Senate and...