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87% of Countries Struggling With Inflation Levels Above the Norm
According to Trading Economics, a website that provides users with information on 196 countries and regions and that forecasts utilizing more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and...
The Shijiazhuang railway station was empty during the spring festival travel season because of COVID-19 on Jan. 27, 2021 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
Beijing Shuts Down Whole Districts as Fresh Outbreak Spreads Through Capital
In the past few days, more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in China, the latest stemming from Inner Mongolia’s city of Manzhouli. The Epoch Times reported that this newest outbreak has now spread to the...
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Germany Plans to Introduce Mandatory Vaccinations as COVID-19 Infections Surge
Germany has seen a dramatic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. In the past two weeks, the number of new infections in the country has jumped by over 60 percent. On...
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China Clings to Its Zero-COVID Policy Amidst Soaring Numbers of New Cases
China is ramping up safety measures in an effort to stick to its Zero-COVID strategy while new COVID-19 cases and the number of associated tests keep rising. Authorities reported 38 new “domestically transmitted” cases on...
Facebook Ramped Up Censorship Prior To German Election, Millionaires Moving Money Out Of Country
Prior to the Sept. 26 federal election in Germany, Facebook increased its censorship in the country, suppressing content it considered as COVID-19 misinformation. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Facebook even banned users who...
Excessive COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Australia Verging on Authoritarianism
Australian authorities have taken a “zero covid” approach to navigating the coronavirus pandemic and have implemented strict lockdown control measures in the name of public health while facing accusations that the political class has been...
COVID-19 Dampening China’s Golden Week Celebrations
Oct. 1 is celebrated as the National Day in China, commemorating the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. The seven-day period starting from Oct. 1 is considered a public holiday, also known as the...
Chinese City of Harbin Partially Locked Down as COVID-19 Spreads North
COVID-19 cases continue to increase in China prompting the northeastern city of Harbin to be placed under a semi-lockdown. The semi-lockdown was implemented following reports of a surge in reported transmissions of the virus that...
Drug Overdose Deaths Up 30 Percent Amid 2020 Lockdowns: CDC Data
U.S. drug overdose deaths took a dramatic turn for the worse in 2020 according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control on July 14. The CDC showed 71,130 people had been reported...
A sign for Starbucks is seen on a street in New York City, on May 11, 2018. Northern Territory of Australia man, Hayden Williams, was arrested by police for drinking coffee in public on the way back to his car amid a lockdown.
Australian Man Fined $5,000 for Drinking Coffee in Public Without a Mask
An Australian man in the Northern Territory state was shadowed and harassed by police for drinking coffee in public before being arrested and fined AU$5,056 (US$3,783), a video of the incident reveals.  Hayden Williams began...
On the one-year anniversary of the first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis in NYC, grassroots organizations gathered as part of the “Invest In Our NY campaign!” demanding Gov. Cuomo and NYS lawmakers stop the cuts from HIV/AIDS and other healthcare service and pass bills that would raise revenue and help to restore money to Medicaid, cancel rent for low-income New Yorkers and protect vulnerable communities.
Young People of Color ‘Hurt the Most’ From COVID-19 Lockdowns
A report published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) on June 23 reveals that people of color have been the most hurt among youngsters due to the pandemic, when several states had...
Seminole Hard Rock Casino department supervisors try to recruit during a job fair at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on May 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. What little rebound there is in the U.S. job market in May was primarily of benefit to teenagers, waitresses and bartenders.
Pandemic Measures Wreak Long Term Havoc on Job Market
Although the United States’ economy is showing a positive trend in the short term, the overall horizon remains hazy compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to May’s nonfarm payroll report.  The May Employment Situation Summary, put...