Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned that the reopening of schools in England this week was likely to trigger further rises in Covid cases – with more to follow … Read more

Environmental privilege: How recovery and rebuilding after climate disasters favors the wealthy – Science & research news | Frontiers

By Dr Kenneth A Gould and Dr Tammy L Lewis, Brooklyn College (City University of New York) Kenneth A Gould is professor of sociology and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Brooklyn College (CUNY), and professor of sociology, and earth and environmental sciences at CUNY Graduate Center. His work focuses on … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: 35 new community cases today, total cases in outbreak now 107 – NZ Herald

There are 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the New Zealand community to confirm today. Of these 33 are in Auckland and two are in Wellington. This brings the total number in the community to 107. Of these 99 are in Auckland and eight are in Wellington. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and director general of … Read more

The New Digital Paradigm For Luxury Brands In China | Jing Daily

Key Takeaways: In 2025, China will account for half the world’s luxury purchases, beating earlier estimates placing that date at 2030. Up to 95 percent of purchase decisions in luxury now get made along the consumer’s digital journey by following key opinion leaders, key opinion customers, livestreams, or any other digital marketing tool. Many luxury … Read more

Why Delta COVID-19 variant could put younger people at risk of deadly cardiac complications – ABC News

The Delta COVID-19 variant could be putting young, healthy people at greater risk of fatal heart complications, according to the director of Australia’s leading cardiac research centre. Key points: While earlier strains of the virus were most deadly among the elderly, Professor Jason Kovacic, from Sydney’s Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, said there was evidence to suggest Delta … Read more

Dead zones spread along Oregon coast and Gulf of Mexico, study shows | Oceans | The Guardian

Scientists recently surveyed the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico around Louisiana and Texas and what they discovered was a larger-than-average area of oxygen-depleted water – a “dead zone” where nothing can live. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists announced their findings this week: about 4m acres of habitat in the Gulf are unusable … Read more

Covid-19 and Delta Variant News: Live Updates – The New York Times

Pushing forth in a pandemic, these Games were meant to be, as the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said last year, “the light at the end of this dark tunnel the whole world is going through.” Yet they were often claustrophobic and cut off from society, with capacious venues across Tokyo repurposed into cloistered … Read more

Mexico sues U.S. gun makers for ‘negligent practices,’ seeking billions in damages

MEXICO CITY — Mexico sued several gun makers in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday, accusing them of reckless business practices that supply what it called a “torrent” of illegal arms to violent Mexican drug cartels, leading to thousands of deaths. The lawsuit alleges that units of Smith & Wesson, Barrett Firearms, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, … Read more

What’s Behind The Global Appeal Of China’s Qipao Dress? | Jing Daily

The craze of wearing qipao has become universally popular today with both Hollywood and Asian celebrities. Many wear them in different yet alluring styles at prestigious events, and it is made of top-notch fabrics (mainly silk) and adorned with marvelous embroidery designs on top. This beautiful dress is traditionally a Chinese woman’s iconic outfit — … Read more

Barbie Doll Modeled After Woman Who Developed COVID-19 Vaccine

Barbie unveils new dolls made in the image of COVID-19 first responders Mattel just made a Barbie doll in the image of British vaccinologist and U.K. Professor Sarah Gilbert, who was one of the people that developed the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Barbie has a long history of making dolls based on iconic women, but a … Read more