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Nursing home deaths do not justify society's lockdowns

Using the excessive numbers of fatalities at nursing homes to justify the overly cautious behaviour of those who are at minimal risk is an insult to those who need our care most.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

WHO predicts that early reopenings will result in 'immediate second peak'

The WHO has issued a warning for countries intending to lift their lockdown measures that they could see COVID-19 cases have an "immediate second peak."

Quinn Patrick Quinn Patrick

Beloved kitten born with two faces passes away over weekend

A kitten that was born with two faces, often referred to as a "Janus Cat," has died after a short lived four-day life, it was named Biscuits and Gravy.

Quinn Patrick Quinn Patrick

Antifa protests against ending the lockdown in Germany

Police deployed water cannons on Saturday in an effort to break up an antifa demonstration that was disrupting an anti-lockdown rally in Hamburg, Germany.

Collin Jones Collin Jones

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong undaunted by Beijing's clampdown

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong took to the streets to push back against Beijing's clampdown leading up to Legislative Council elections in September.

Collin Jones Collin Jones

Popular activist Imam of Peace suspended from Twitter for sharing anti-terrorist meme

The Imam of Peace, Imam Tawhidi, has been locked out of Twitter for ridiculing an Islamic extremist organization.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

UK PM Boris Johnson orders an end to reliance on Chinese imports

Boris Johnson has ordered civil servants to put an end to the UK's dependence on essential medical supplies and other necessary imports from China.

Sam McGriskin Sam McGriskin

Here are 9 crazy ways people are practicing social distancing

Now that we are starting the confusing process of reopening, we are coming up with all kinds of ways to keep our distance.

Collin Jones Collin Jones

China proposes law to ban 'sedition, secession, and treason' in Hong Kong

A new law will be debated in China’s National People’s Congress this week that would introduce security measures in Hong Kong to ban sedition, secession, and treason.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

Could Canada see a four-day work week in a post-pandemic world?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been discussing the idea of a four-day work week upon her country returning back to normal from the lockdown.

Quinn Patrick Quinn Patrick

City of Wuhan finally bans eating wild and exotic animals

The city of Wuhan has banned eating wild animals and cash is being offered to Chinese farmers to stop breeding exotic animals.

Sam McGriskin Sam McGriskin

Nurse in coronavirus ward disciplined for wearing nothing under see-through gown

A nurse in Russia has been disciplined for wearing only lingerie beneath her transparent protective gown while working on an all-male coronavirus ward.

Quinn Patrick Quinn Patrick

Knighthood for Captain Tom Moore, who raised £33 million for the NHS doing laps around his garden

The 100-year-old World War II veteran, who raised money for the National Health Service by doing laps around his garden, is soon to be knighted by the Queen.

Libby Emmons Libby Emmons

Leaked phone call appears to show that Ukraine fired prosecutor at Joe Biden's request

During the call Poroshenko admits that the Prosecutor Biden wanted fired had no evidence of wrongdoing against him but he was forced to resign anyways.

Sam McGriskin Sam McGriskin

China denounces support for Taiwan from US and other WHO members

The Chinese envoy denounced support shown from the United States and other countries for Taiwan on Tuesday.

Sam McGriskin Sam McGriskin