Tag: lockdowns

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...
Despite rising COVID-19 vaccination rates, Brazil and India have registered spikes in daily infection and death rates.
Why India and Brazil Have Different COVID-19 Death Rates
In March, the rates of daily new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and deaths ramped up significantly in India and Brazil. Researchers have attempted to figure out why the surges occurred despite widespread vaccination efforts,...
Helsinki Finland is one of five cities proposed for strict lockdown due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases. Finland lockdowns are compelling some businesses to get creative to stay open.
As Finland Lockdowns Get Stricter, Businesses Get More Creative
A new set of Finland lockdowns may be the strictest ever, as five cities, including the capital city of Helsinki, are considering tough measures in response to a rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations....
Grafittis are seen on the walls of an empty alleyway on April 23, 2020 in Rapid City, South Dakota. At the time, South Dakota was one of only five US states without a lockdown order as a pandemic measure. COVID-19 lockdown consequences were later found to have a negative affect on people’s mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
COVID-19 Lockdown Consequences: Increased Domestic Violence, Mental Health Disorders, Substance Abuse
For the past year, governments and policymakers around the world have attempted to deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through a variety of methods. These include implementing controversial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. The...
A used face mask sits in the side gutter approaching the Harbour Bridge on April 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. On March 11, a Florida Governor Ron Desantis Executive Order struck down all fines issued by local governments in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
DeSantis Executive Order Strikes Down COVID-19 Fines in Florida
Residents of Florida have seen all fines related to enforcement of pandemic measures struck down by a Republican Governor Ron Desantis Executive Order issued on March 11. “A categorical, statewide remission of fines related to...