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Pandemic Provided Catalyst for Surges in Government Mass Surveillance: German NGO
In a report published in Dec. 2021 by AlgorithmWatch, a nonprofit organization based out of Germany, it has been revealed how automated decision-making (ADM) systems, driven by advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, were deployed by numerous...
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China Fights New COVID-19 Waves in Zhejiang and Xi’an, Quarantining Thousands
Recently, the epidemic situation in the cities of Ningbo, Shaoxing and Hangzhou in southeastern China’s Zhejiang Province has intensified with the area’s first major COVID-19 cluster this year.  As of mid-December, hundreds of thousands of...
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9 in 10 Americans Are Worried About Inflation, But Solutions Are Limited
Americans across the country are bracing themselves up for a financially difficult holiday shopping season due to a spike in the prices of essential items in recent months. The prices of necessities like food, gas,...
Meat Prices in the US Outpace Inflation Amidst Continuing Pandemic Woes
The cost of meat at America’s butchers continues to rise as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on supply chains with little relief for consumers in sight. The Consumer Price Index, used to calculate the overall...
Chinese Citizen Journalist, Imprisoned For Covering Early Stages of Pandemic, Not Well, Lawyer says
Zhang Zhan a citizen journalist who covered the spread of COVID-19 in Wuhan during the early days of the pandemic and was subsequently imprisoned for 4-years for “picking fights and provoking trouble” after posting numerous...
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accompanies his mother Myrna Bennett as she receives her third COVID-19 vaccine shot, at a Maccabi Healthcare Services clinic in the northern city of Haifa in Israel on August 3, 2021.
Most COVID-19 Patients at Israel Hospital Fully Vaccinated, Doctor Calls Mandates ‘Diabolic’
The majority of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in an Israeli hospital are fully vaccinated, including those with severe disease, according to one of the hospital’s doctors. On Aug. 5, Dr. Kobi Haviv, medical director...
Members of the public arrive to receive a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine inside a temporary vaccination centre set up at the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal football club, in north London on June 25, 2021.
UK COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Plunges, Research Studies Against Child Inoculation
The rate of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations in the UK has slowed down over the past weeks. Even though the country is one of the most vaccinated in the world, the number of infections...
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks before a Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the Russell Senate Office Building on May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Scott spoke on inflation and the rising cost of goods prior to the meeting.
Supermarkets Stockpiling Food and Other Products in Anticipation of Price Hikes
Grocers are stockpiling food, including frozen meat and sugar, and other items such as cleaning supplies in an attempt to protect profits, keep prices low and compete in the market ahead of anticipated price hikes...
A healthy 13-year-old boy died three days after receiving his second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Death of 13-Year-Old After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC Investigation
In mid-June, 13-year-old Jacob Clynick from Michigan died in his sleep three days after receiving his second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
According to experts, hundreds of billions of dollars in unemployment benefits distributed by the federal government to those affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may have been diverted to criminal syndicates.
$400 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Missing, Crime Syndicates Profiting From Pandemic
According to experts, hundreds of billions of dollars in unemployment benefits distributed by the federal government to those affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may have been diverted to criminal syndicates. The temporary...
Internet users worldwide witnessed a massive temporary outage of high-volume traffic sites like Hulu,
Fastly Takes Down Major Online Players in Hour-Long Outage
Internet users worldwide witnessed a massive temporary outage of high-volume traffic sites like Hulu, The New York Times, and Amazon on Tuesday. Online news sites such as Bloomberg News, CNN, the Financial Times, and The...
Silver medallists from Thailand celebrate during the medals ceremony during the women's volleyball final at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. 26 members of the team tested positive after accepting China’s Sinovac inactivated virus injection. All will miss the upcoming Volleyball Nations League tournament.
26 Members of Thailand’s Women’s Volleyball Team Test Positive After Taking China’s Sinovac Vaccine
26 members of Thailand’s women’s volleyball team tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, forcing the team to withdraw from the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) tournament held in Italy from May 25 to June 19. All players and...