Tag: pandemic

    ‘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 […]

    Scientists have named the countries that may be the first to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022

    As the incidence of Delta strains decreases in many parts of the world, scientists are studying the possibility of COVID-19 becoming an endemic disease. However, experts warn that COVID-19 remains an unpredictable virus that mutates. Such forecasts were published by Reuters, citing epidemiologists. This means that the United States, Britain, Portugal and India may emerge […]

    The UK approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

    Britain on November 4 became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly developed by U.S.-based Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, in a boost to the fight against the pandemic, Reuters reports. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommended the drug, molnupiravir, for use in people with […]

    G20 leaders summit to focus on climate, pandemic recovery: Italy’s Draghi
    28 Oct 2021

    The Rome summit is seen as particularly important because it comes just before the United Nations COP26 climate change conference. The G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st 2021, with the participation of the G20 Heads of State and Government, of their counterparts from invited […]

    Pearl Initiative’s engagement with 300 philanthropists highlights an accelerated shift to strategic giving in the Gulf region

    The Pearl Initiative, in partnership with the Philanthropy Network, has concluded a year-long virtual webinar series that highlighted the capabilities philanthropy has in driving new and innovative solutions to address unprecedented global concerns, such as COVID-19, and the relief efforts to mitigate their impact, WAM reports. Key featured international speakers included Dr Lawrence H. Summers, […]