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Germany will imprison quarantine breakers in refugee camps

Germans who repeatedly refuse to quarantine after being exposed to an individual with confirmed COVID-19 will be held in detention centers, reports Lee Brown in his January 18, 2021 article for New York Post. According to Brown, this plan will be implemented in the states of Saxony, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Baden-Wuttemberg. In some of these […]

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Societal

Tourism in post-pandemic Asia: Vaccine passports, domestic tourism, and pricey flights

In this January 2, 2020 article for the South China Morning Post author Kok Xinghui reports on the predictions of tourism experts on the future of tourism in Asia this 2021. As international travels resume, experts say that the free movement pre-pandemic will not happen this year. They add, “it’s likely tourists will have to […]

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Societal Impact Vaccine

Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration backs proposal for COVID-19 passport

In a recent press release, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has expressed its support for a COVID-19 passport. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, this will help speed up immigration processing at airports and revive the tourism and travel industry in the country. Morente also echoed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat’s statement that the COVID-19 passport […]

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Societal Impact

Collateral Global collates data on the effects of government responses to COVID-19

The following is a website created by a non-profit organization called Collateral Global Inc. It aims to “provide a resource for scholarship and research into the collateral effects of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.” By looking at the impact of coronavirus mandates, the initiators of the website hope to provide future researchers a way to […]

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Human

Japan is experiencing a mental health epidemic

Japan has done well in keeping its COVID death toll below 2,000 nationwide, but deaths by suicide has continued to increase. A report published by CBS News shows that at the end of October, deaths by suicide has reached 2,153. 600 self-inflicted deaths were recorded in October alone, with female suicides accounting for 80% of […]

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Economic Is a lockdown necessary?

Philippines’ economic team: No more lockdowns

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said on Monday, October 12, 2020 said that the Philippines cannot revert to stringent lockdowns if it wants to save jobs and lift people out of poverty post-pandemic. Editor’s Note: While we welcome statements like this from our government officials, we must be clear that the lifting of lockdowns is […]

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Economic Philippines

Bacolod business owners calls on LGU to end lockdowns

The Bacolod Employers’ Union (BEU) has called on the government to end the lockdown in the city. In a post published by the BEU today, September 30, 2020, it showed a copy of a letter addressed to Bacolod mayor Evelio Leonardia. Aside from the lifting of lockdowns, the organization also asked for a stimulus package […]

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Human Philippines

7.6 million Filipino families went hungry amid COVID-19 crisis

7.6 million (or 30.7% of all) Filipino households have experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the last three months, according to a poll released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) this September. The figure is a 2.4 million increase from June. Twenty-two percent or roughly 5.5 million families have experienced moderate hunger (at least […]

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Human Is a lockdown necessary?

New Study: Lockdowns ten times more deadly than SARS-CoV-2

A groundbreaking new study by Revolver News concludes that COVID lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the actual virus, in terms of the years of life lost by American citizens. The study utilizes economic studies on the health impacts of unemployment in calculating how many years of will have been lost due to lockdowns […]

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How COVID-19 changed clinical medicine

In this article was written by Professor Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford. In it, Heneghan and Jefferson details how clinical medicine has been changed by the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. Patient-centricity and evidence-based medicine (EBM), two of the important evolutions in clinical medicine have been completely disregarded […]