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Children and the transmission of COVID-19
IF COVID-19 were like the flu, globally, one would expect places with more children to have more intense epidemics, but this is not the case. During the influenza season, however, children help spread influenza to their families and other children... - 2020-09-23 00:12:04
COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide
The devastating losses in working hours caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought a “massive” drop in labour income for workers around the world – International Labour Organization’s (ILO) latest assessment of the effects of the pandemic on th - 2020-09-23 00:11:13
As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised
JOHANNESBURG (AP): At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it ‘The Hopeless Continent’. Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we... - 2020-09-23 00:10:59
‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000
The United States death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and... - 2020-09-22 11:54:07

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'Shame on them' - Analyst slams principals for resisting COVID data for school reopening
A critical mass of educators has been criticised for their knee-jerk resistance to a data-driven proposal for the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, said that he... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Beenie Man not in custody
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has denied reports that artiste Beenie Man has been arrested for breaching the law. "He's not in police custody," and, "no, he wasn't," said Senior Superintendent of Police (...

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No face-to-face classes when schools reopen on October 5
There will be no face-to-face classes when schools reopen on October 5. Education...

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Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn [...]

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most ever by a woman in the Open era. Had Kerber won, she would have been the first German woman since Graf [...]

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the...
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