Paramedics prepapre to start PCR testing at a makeshift hospital in Huainan, Anhui province, China.
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
We are sticking our heads into the sand regarding the reality of omicron, and the results may be catastrophic. Omicron took over from delta in the US last month, as it’s a vastly more infectious variant of COVID-19 and our vaccines offer much lower protection from infection
It is tempting to confuse the surge in Covid-19 cases across countries, from South Africa to Europe, to India and China, as the result of the new variant, which in World Health Organisation’s (WHO) terminology means a ‘variant of concern’ (VOC), which was first detected in Botswana
New Zealand is known for its exquisite natural beauty. It is a land of snow-capped peaks, beautiful green landscapes and blue rivers. Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand. A mind-blowing 80% of plant life and 70% of animal life here is entirely unique to New Zealand. All this goes to show that the nation prides itself
Ukraine has notched another big victory in its war against Russian aggression: the liberation of the Kherson without a grueling urban battle. Yet that triumph was met with mixed messages from US President Joe Biden’s administration on a very sensitive subject: whether the Ukrainians should begin peace negotiations with Russia.
India’s next parliamentary elections are more than 15 months away. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is already working on a plan to win a third successive term in office in those elections. In Gujarat, Modi’s home state, where it has been in power for a quarter century, the BJP is now involved in an Assembly election
It is a welcome move by the United States of America to help Ukraine restore its electricity as Ukraine is facing a huge electricity problem after a Russian missile struck its power grid a few days back (“US to help Ukraine restore electricity,” Nov.29, Gulf Today website). According to the report, the United States will announce new aid on