Tag: COVID-19

    Opinion: Reflections on a Post-Pandemic World

    In the light of the devastating coronavirus pandemic and its global responses, new trends are emerging in international markets, that are likely to disrupt the status quo and create a new world order, writes Jaykhosh Chidambaran for The Arabian Stories. *** Global geopolitics is often a zero-sum game. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified political one-upmanship […]

    The 2021 Year in Review: Green events whose impact was felt across the Arab world

    From the second year of the global pandemic to the overthrow of governments, from glimmers of hope for environmental justice to the world’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the past 12 months have been a roller-coaster ride for the Middle East and North Africa region. Let’s get to know what “green” events influenced the MENA […]

    WHO chief calls for global action to ‘end pandemic’ in 2022

    The WHO official urged an expansion of a worldwide vaccination campaign and implementing strict measures to put an end to the pandemic soon.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the world to make “hard decisions” in order to “end the pandemic” next year. “2022 must be the year we end the pandemic,” WHO […]

    Bloomberg identifies natural disasters among the top 10 risks to the global economy in 2022

    Most economists expect the global economy to grow in 2022, but their forecasts may be wrong, according to a Bloomberg report released on December 13. Below there are the most significant economic risks for 2022. “Most forecasters expect a confident recovery of the economy, lower prices, the departure of governments from the emergency monetary policy,” […]

    ‘Zero-COVID is not going to happen’: experts predict a steep rise in US cases this winter

    Total US deaths from COVID may reach 1 million by spring as vaccination rates remain lower than 60%, The Guardian states. Activists, many of who brought ashes of relatives who died from COVID, gather outside the US Capitol to call for action to prevent future pandemics. A steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe should […]

    Bill Gates predicts a reduction in the risk of COVID-19 below the level of seasonal flu from next year

    Microsoft founder Billionaire Bill Gates believes that by mid-2022, mortality and morbidity of COVID-19 may fall below the level of seasonal flu. This will happen if new dangerous strains do not appear by then. Gates stated this at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. He noted that natural and vaccine immunity, as well as […]

    How safe is it to travel on public transport amid COVID-19?

    Public transport is the most eco-friendly component of the urban environment, as it can significantly reduce the “carbon footprint” of a city dweller and save resources – there is no need to use a private car. In 2020, a pandemic and accompanying lockdowns dealt a powerful blow to municipal transport. How are things going after […]

    Moving from a pandemic to an endemic disease

    World Health Organisation’s (WHO) deputy director-general Sowmya Viswanathan had hinted at the fact earlier this year that COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 would transform from being a pandemic into an endemic disease, commented the English language daily ‘Gulf Today.’ Other medical experts, especially from Western countries, are talking about it now. As the outbreak of COVID-19 in […]

    The WHO expects high mortality in Europe due to COVID-19 in winter

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) office in Europe, Hans Kluge, described the condition for declaring the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. This applies to the world system and the elementary disregard for rules and misinformation. Conditions for the end of the pandemic “We have to learn to live with […]

    Pfizer announces successful trials of COVID-19 pills: 89% effectiveness

    Pfizer showed COVID-19 cure. In clinical trials, an antiviral drug has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 89%. The company promises to provide all documents to the US regulator by the end of November. The American company Pfizer stated that the anti-coronavirus pill created by its specialists reduces the risk of death […]