WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US hailed progress in turning around its troubled COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as the European Union said it was on track to meet jab targets and Asia’s inoculation drive gained pace yesterday.
Brazil hit 250,000 fatalities – the second-highest national death toll after the United States – while the worldwide vaccine campaign received the endorsement of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, who urged people not to be wary of the shot.
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Vegetables as security threat
It has been a welcome breath of fresh air in this crisis: people contributing what they can in vegetables and other food items, and others taking just what they need, in a community pantry.
Steve Aoki teams up with Farruko in summer anthem Aire
The Grammy-nominated artist, DJ, producer and entrepreneur Steve Aoki teams up with one of the Latin genre’s biggest and most versatile artists, Farruko, to release their latest track Aire. The song is now available to stream on all digital platforms.
Red-hot Curry shines, Warriors whip Sixers
Los Angeles (AFP) – Steph Curry extended his scoring streak with an electrifying 49-point display as the Golden State Warriors upset the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 on Monday.
Cuba gets new leader as last Castro retires
HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba marked the end of an era Monday with the official transfer of power from the Castro clan, in charge for six decades, to the communist country’s first civilian leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
COVID-19 field hospital under construction in Rizal Park
The city government of Manila broke ground for a 336-bed COVID field hospital at Rizal Park yesterday.
HK bans flights from Phl for 2 weeks
HONG KONG – Hong Kong will suspend flights from the Philippines, as well as India and Pakistan, from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late Sunday.
COVID airborne? DOH says health protocols enough
There is no need to make changes in current health protocols despite a recent report in a prominent medical journal regarding airborne transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
Palace on community pantries: Bayanihan, not gov't condemnation
The setting up of community pantries in various parts of the country is not a condemnation of the government but a showcase of “the best in the Filipino character,” Malacañang said yesterday.
Doctors refuse to give Erap Ivermectin
Doctors of former president Joseph Estrada have refused to give him Ivermectin as the drug is only for animals, his son Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday.
11 dead, 98 injured in egypt train crash
CAIRO (AFP) – A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured, Egypt’s health ministry said, in the latest rail calamity to hit the North African country.
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A $1.2 BILLION LOSS FOR DELTA, BUT RECOVERY IS ON THE RADAR
Delta Air Lines lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter, more than expected, but executives said Thursday that the airline could be profitable by late summer if the budding recovery in air travel continues.
US RECOMMENDS ‘PAUSE' FOR J&J SHOTS IN BLOW TO VACCINE DRIVE
The U.S. recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.
The Food Fight in Fake Meat
Beyond Meat was an early leader. But rival Impossible Foods and others want to eat its lunch
Prices for a warehouse staple are at a record, buoyed by the boom in e-commerce
THE MAN WHO KEEPS THE FAR RIGHT ONLINE
While Amazon and its peers have stopped supporting certain prominent White supremacists and conspiracy theorists, Nick Lim has stepped in
Stopping the Race to the Bottom on Taxes
The U.S. is energizing a global effort to put a floor under corporate tax rates
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Arthur Hayes faces U.S. prosecution over how he ran his overseas Bitcoin exchange
STARVING FOR MORE CHIPS IN A TECH-HUNGRY WORLD
As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology.
BIDEN TELLS EXECS US NEEDS TO INVEST, LEAD IN COMPUTER CHIPS
President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.