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With over 5,000 new cases popping up in one day, China is once again bringing lockdowns and measures to curb the virus, testing Beijing’s “zero-COVID” policy.
Lockdowns, Panic Ensue as China Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Two Years
On Tuesday, Mar. 15, China once again implemented harsh lockdown restrictions as more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across multiple cities.  Despite China’s strict “zero-COVID” policy, this is the worst outbreak in...
China Builds Six COVID Hospitals in Jilin Province, 6,000 Students Locked Down Within School Campus
China's northeastern Jilin Province, hit hard by a relentless new wave of COVID-19, has built six makeshift hospitals to try and counteract the quick rise in new cases and hospitalizations, local authorities said on March...
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Spread of Omicron Variant Means Vaccinated Can Get Infected Just as Easily as Unvaccinated, Study Shows
A new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that protection from vaccines against COVID-19 has fallen after the emergence of the Omicron variant.  According to the Feb. 4...
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves the Legislative Council main chamber after an oath-swearing ceremony on January 3, 2022 in Hong Kong, China.
Hong Kong Officials and Cathay Pacific Employees Violate COVID-19 Rules
Hong Kong has implemented one of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the world. Like China, it follows a zero-tolerance approach regarding the pandemic. That means that the Hong Kong administration will seek to control any...
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Omicron Arrives in Beijing Three Weeks Prior to Olympics
On Saturday, Jan. 15, Beijing was reported to have been hit with its first Omicron case, leading to a lockdown and mass testing.  As the new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic strikes the heart of...
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Australian Farmers Destroy Produce Due To COVID-19 Measures
Australian farmers are destroying their fresh produce due to the country’s strict COVID-19 lockdown policies. Millions of dollars worth of produce have reportedly been destroyed. The government recently relaxed some of the COVID-19 rules, which...
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Congestion at China’s Largest Port Triggers More Supply Chain Worries
The pandemic has disrupted supply chains, causing product shortages and pushing up inflation. As the Omicron wave spreads, the situation is expected to worsen. Shanghai port in China, considered to be the biggest container port...
Data from the UKHSA showed among 44,000 fully vaccinated, mostly boosted NHS workers that infections jumped by a factor of 8 once Omicron arrived.
UK Data Shows Mostly Triple Vaxxed NHS Workers Suffered 8 Fold Jump In Omicron Infections
A new data analysis document compiled by a UK government agency reveals that National Health Services (NHS) staff, which boasts a greater than 95 percent vaccine acceptance rate, have suffered a startling eight fold increase...
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France Considers Restrictions on the Unvaccinated as COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Levels
France is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections and has announced tighter restrictions due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant. Though studies suggest that the Omicron variant is milder than the Delta...
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Over 1,000 Flights Canceled Across US Due to Omicron and Bad Weather
With the Omicron variant showing no signs of abating and bad weather in the Pacific Northwest, several U.S. airlines have been forced to either cancel or delay their flights leading to major disruptions during the...
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COVID-19 in Australia: Cases Spike in New South Wales, Hundreds Receive False Test Results
New South Wales (NSW), the Australian state with the largest population, is reporting a sharp spike in COVID-19 infections. On Dec. 25, state authorities reported 6,394 infections, up from 6,288 cases the previous day. When...
The Calgary Flames have suffered a 27-person COVID outbreak hitting all star players and Head Coach Darryl Sutter over the last three days
Leading Fully Vaccinated NHL Team Suffers Sudden 27-Person COVID Outbreak Over 3 Days
A leading National Hockey League (NHL) team has been forced to further postpone its schedule after 17 additional players and staff members were added to the league’s COVID Protocol on Dec. 15, bringing the total...