Just when we thought that the Omicron crisis was the last of its kind, in comes the news like a sledgehammer: the discovery of a new COVID variant in France, temporarily called ‘IHU’. The new variant from the lineage named B.1.640.2
Amid a spiral of Omicron cases in Europe and other parts of the world, if there is one nation that is virtually in a flap, it is Britain. Already, it has been facing the receiving end of the virus fallout from France, which has barred British tourists from its shores.
Loneliness has been one of the greatest harms of the pandemic, and some people are more afflicted than others. In general, those at the very top and the very bottom of the socioeconomic ladder have had the most chances to meet
Ecuador in north-west south America is experiencing the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the economy shrinking, and the people unable to bear the costs of living. It is the same problem that many countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are facing too.
India reeled under sever heat waves till end-May. Now many parts of the country are witnessing unprecedented rainfall!
A number of people died in the United States of America due to war weather (“Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat in US,” June 21, Gulf Today website).