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Swedes question Covid-19 approach as second wave hits

Sweden’s center-left government has long seemed happy to allow Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist, to be the public face of the country’s special approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the the second wave hit Sweden, which has withstood a formal lockdown, much harsher than its northern neighbors – contrary to forecasts made… Continue reading Swedes question Covid-19 approach as second wave hits

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New Delhi reels under third wave of coronavirus

Coronavirus hospitalisations have hit a record high in New Delhi, as officials called for new restrictions to control a third wave of infections in India’s capital city. More than 9,000 people were hospitalised on Tuesday, the most recent day for which data were available. Thousands of new cases have been reported daily in the city… Continue reading New Delhi reels under third wave of coronavirus

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‘I think everybody’s taken a deep breath’: Joe Biden didn’t get a ‘blue wave’ but here are 5 ways he can advance his tax agenda

That pledge was premised on a “blue wave” where Democrats kept the House of Representatives and established a newfound majority in the Senate, which would go along with tax hikes. One week after Election Day, Biden is the projected winner in the presidential race. Yet Republican Senators fill 50 Senate seats and Democrats have 48… Continue reading ‘I think everybody’s taken a deep breath’: Joe Biden didn’t get a ‘blue wave’ but here are 5 ways he can advance his tax agenda

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UK second coronavirus wave less deadly than the first

There were just under 1,000 excess deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending October 30, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday, indicating a significantly lower level of mortality in the second wave of Covid-19 than in the spring. With an average delay between someone dying and their deaths being registered,… Continue reading UK second coronavirus wave less deadly than the first

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Key workers deserve more protection in second wave

Sarah O’Connor in her article on key workers (“Key workers must be kept safer in Covid’s second wave”, Opinion, November 4) helpfully highlights the fact that employers are underreporting cases of Covid-19 to the Health and Safety Executive. As she explains, this is because the relevant reporting requirements require “reasonable evidence that a work related… Continue reading Key workers deserve more protection in second wave

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Asian ESG wave gathers pace as consumers and start-ups buy in

Mouthfuls of succulent Korean barbecued beef doused in deep red ssamjang hot sauce — a dish served everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants to street-side stalls — does not usually invoke thoughts of sustainability. Zikooin wants to change that. The Seoul-based start-up has developed technology that turns grains, oats and nuts into Unlimeat, an alternative to the popular Korean-style… Continue reading Asian ESG wave gathers pace as consumers and start-ups buy in

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Deadly attacks heighten fears of new European terror wave

the murderous terrorist attack carried out this week by an Isis activist in Vienna, who killed four people and injured 22, was the first such atrocity in Austria in a quarter of a century. Following Islamist-inspired outrages in France and Germany, including the brutal murder of three people in a church in Nice, he heightened… Continue reading Deadly attacks heighten fears of new European terror wave

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Social platforms tackle wave of Spanish-language misinformation

Social media companies are battling a wave of Spanish-language misinformation related to the US presidential election, as groups aimed to sow division and stoke fears of Democratic subterfuge among pivotal Hispanic populations in battleground states. An analysis of CrowdTangle, the content tracking tool, by US-based non-profit activism group Avaaz found that Spanish-language posts on Facebook… Continue reading Social platforms tackle wave of Spanish-language misinformation

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US assets/election: blue wave goodbye

US presidents, according to the US constitution, are limited to two terms. The laws of duration do not apply to a constantly weakened economy. Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, in the midst of the global financial crisis, the US economy has become mired in essentially weak economic growth, tempered by steadily rising… Continue reading US assets/election: blue wave goodbye