Olympic rings are seen near the National Stadium in Tokyo. The mega event is in doubt because of COVID-19 surge worldwide. Reuters
The Tokyo Olympics which should have been held last year but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have got off to a magnificent but subdued start in the National Stadium, which was mostly empty but for a thousand and more spectators,
The rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo in the middle of the Olympic Games is causing much concern among Japanese authorities. There were 3,865 cases on Thursday compared to 3,177 on Wednesday. The number of cases for the
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It is not surprising that the Delta variety, which had originated in India and which is now widespread across the world, in the Americas, in Europe, in south-east Asia, has emerged in China, first in Wuhan, the original home of COVID-19, and in Nanjing,
Political theorists, philosophers of social science, pundits and the media are essentially right to say that we live in a “post-truth” society, even world. This viewpoint has been associated with left-wing academics in the postmodernist and deconstruction
I like the internet as much as the next guy. There are a lot of useful things about it and on it. But, at the same time, I dislike the internet as much as the next guy because there’s also a lot wrong with it. The upside of the internet is also its downside.