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COVID-19

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"Coronavirus has no nationality" — By visuals on Unsplash

Curated by Peter Hulm

Special sections: Science, Impact, Response, Economy, Good sources

COVID-19 scoreboard

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

Science

Worst of COVID-19 emergency could end this year, WHO saysap / wrbl19 January 2022 (LINK)

New testing kit able to detect 15 strains of novel coronaviruschinadaily17 January 2022 (LINK)

India's COVID death toll may be six times higher than thoughtnewscientist8 January 2022 (LINK)

What We Know About 'IHU' COVID Variant B.1.640.2 With 46 Mutations: all the usual Swiss suspects — newsweek4 January 2022 (LINK)

New patent-free COVID vaccine developed as "gift to the world"bbc3 January 2022 (LINK)

Human trials have shown the vaccine to be safe and effective, with India already authorizing its use as production ramps up to over 100 million doses per month.The vaccine has been named Corbevax and it is based on a traditional protein-based technology that has been safely used for decades. Like other COVID-19 vaccines, Corbevax focuses on the coronavirus spike protein, but instead of using mRNA to direct our cells to produce those spike proteins internally it delivers lab-grown spike proteins to the body.

Impact

ILO: No return to pre-pandemic job levels until 'at least' 2023genevasolutions17 January 2022 (LINK)

The poor die from COVID while the rich get richer, Oxfam warnsaljazeera17 January 2022 (LINK)

China battles Omicron outbreak weeks before Winter Olympicstheguardian10 January 2022 (LINK)

Nearly a quarter of hospitals are reporting a critical staff shortage as Omicron drives a rise in Covid-19 casescnn10 January 2022 (LINK)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tests positive for COVID-19, "is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home"cbsnews10 January 2022 (LINK)

Testing Site in LA Says Child Tested Positive for 'Flurona' Co-Infectionnbclosangeles5 January 2022 (LINK)

The US shattered its average daily Covid-19 case record two days in a row. Experts say numbers will keep climbing in the coming weekscnn31 December 2021 (LINK)

Response

Over 70,000 attend German protests against COVID measuresdw18 January 2022 (LINK)

The tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa dispute: deported for breach of Australia's border rules, PM says, at odds with government's legal case for possible three-year-bantheguardian17 January 2022 (LINK)

Djokovic's Story Highlights Cruelty of Australian Detentiontruthout15 January 2022 (LINK)

Pope calls vaccines 'moral obligation' and denounces 'baseless information'fox810 January 2022 (LINK)

Thailand's Test & Go closed Indefinitely & Sandbox destinations addedthethaiger7 January 2022 (LINK)

Sources for good information about coronavirus

Geneva Environment Network page of sources on COVID-19 — added 28 September 2020

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: US

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: Switzerland

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

A Swiss scientist's infographic about COVID-19 in Switzerland: much the best source — Added 31 August 2020

Official Swiss COVID-19 page (LINK)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center — Added 30 August 2020

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