Cases of Covid-19 were at least THREE TIMES higher than official statistics showed during the peak of the UK’s crisis, doctors reports reveal

Experts can’t pinpoint exactly why this is the case, but it could be down to the fact ethnic minorities are more likely to be poor, use public transport more often and work in public-facing jobs – all three of which make them more prone to interacting with strangers and catching the disease.   

C.R. Rao, a doyen of statistics, turns 100

The extent to which a society recognises and celebrates its true heroes is an indicator of the cultural and institutional climate it has built to produce, retain, and nurture its talent. In our recent history, India has produced very few scientists whose output can rival that of Professor Rao. He deserves to be known, appreciated, […]

Fact check: The coronavirus pandemic is not a hoax or a conspiracy to control the general public

It is wrong to say that all deaths are being recorded as COVID deaths. One indication of how many deaths have been caused by the pandemic is the number of ‘excess deaths’ recorded, or additional deaths compared to the number usually expected during a given time period.

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8

There are many reasons behind the stabilization of the exchange rate, said a representative of a HCMC major commercial bank, adding that among them is the fact that the hoarding of U.S. dollars has been subdued as other investment options such as gold and securities have become more attractive and the 2020 inflation rate was […]

Twitter Ridicules UN Chief’s Claim That ‘Patriarchy’ Worsened COVID-19 Pandemic

“The pandemic is only demonstrating what we all know: that millennia of patriarchy have resulted in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture which damages everyone – women, men, girls and boys,” Guterres remarked. Guterres said that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often made to fit men rather than women as standard, putting female healthcare […]

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

The stage has been set for a battle between the forces of labor and the tech titans. In July, the powerful Teamsters union successfully pushed Congress to slow legislation for states looking to broaden the use of autonomous vehicles. After arm-twisting by the union, the US House of Representatives energy and commerce committee exempted vehicles […]

2020 Watch: How long can Trump ride ‘law and order’?

He officially returned to in-person campaigning last week, but it is highly doubtful the Democratic nominee will ever get back to the kind of activity we’re used to seeing from presidential candidates in an election’s closing weeks. After appearing in Pennsylvania on Monday, he’ll campaign in Michigan on Wednesday and return to Pennsylvania on Friday […]

Donald Trump Leading in Only One Potential Swing State, Polls Show

But in other potential swing states across the country, Trump has fallen behind the Democratic presidential nominee, although the Biden campaign, in a plea to Ohio voters, is highlighting a recent Ohio poll showing Trump clinging to a slight lead and noting that “JFK was the last Democrat to win the presidency without winning the […]

40% of children are not fully vaccinated, says NSO report

The vast majority of these vaccinations — 95% in rural India and 86% in cities — were carried out in government health facilities and primary health centres which will be the same facilities used to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine whenever it is made available.

With no end in sight to pandemic, fear of unemployment stalks workers

In August she only worked two weeks and spent some of the remaining days helping sell refreshments at a street stall. She can only work during weekends when the stall has lots of customers and needs assistance. Her income has decreased by more than half to VND5-6 million ($215-259) per month.