How much could we have underestimated the NZ Covid-19 death toll? | nzherald.co.nz

University of Auckland Professor Shaun Hendy responds to Ashley Bloomfield announcing an elderly woman who died in Auckland last week has now been re-classified as New Zealand’s 22nd Covid-19 death. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12335285 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Houston’s Cancer Cluster | Fault Lines

In Houston, Texas, residents of two historically African-American neighbourhoods with high rates of certain cancers are seeking answers after toxic waste from a nearby railroad yard contaminated their environment. Some suspect the pollution is the cause of a cancer cluster discovered in their area in 2019. The groundwater beneath more than 100 properties is contaminated … Read more Houston’s Cancer Cluster | Fault Lines

Annika Smethurst will not be charged over story that sparked press freedom raid | ABC News

News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst will not be charged over stories she published that relied on classified intelligence documents, Australian Federal Police confirm. Read more here: https://ab.co/2ZGUetu For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our … Read more Annika Smethurst will not be charged over story that sparked press freedom raid | ABC News

Chinese experts rediscover rhododendron adenosum

Chinese scientists have rediscovered rhododendron adenosum, which had been classified as “extinct in the wild.” As only one strain has been found in the wild, it is in urgent need of “emergency protection.” Field scientific expedition has rewritten the history of the wild extinction of the plant species. Experts suggest that it is necessary to … Read more Chinese experts rediscover rhododendron adenosum

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Announces WHO’s Covid-19 Tech Platform Will Be Launched May 29

Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization outlined these four points for the Covid-19 response: – global priority of tech availability – relevant international treaties – vaccines classified as “public good” – public & private sector collaboration He then announced a Covid-19 tech platform would launch May 29. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE … Read more Dr. Tedros Adhanom Announces WHO’s Covid-19 Tech Platform Will Be Launched May 29

China classifies all of its counties as COVID-19 low-risk areas

China classified all of its counties as low-risk for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on May 7, said Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission, at a press conference in Beijing. Primary and high school students across China have also been making a welcome return to classes after a long vacation caused by … Read more China classifies all of its counties as COVID-19 low-risk areas

France’s government unveils health details on easing coronavirus lockdown measures

French Health Minister Olivier Veran explained details concerning the the easing of lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which are particular for each region. The regions of Mayotte and Ile-de-France, which include Paris and its surroundings, are particularly under surveillance for the number of Covid-19 cases “is higher” than in the rest of the … Read more France’s government unveils health details on easing coronavirus lockdown measures

Sweden Says It Didn’t Underestimate Seriousness of Virus

Apr.29 — Sweden’s health minister Lena Hallengren says the country has not underestimated the seriousness of the coronavirus, even though its measures for fighting Covid-19 are more relaxed than other countries. “We realized that this is very serious. That’s why we classified it three months ago as a disease dangerous to society,” Hallengren said in … Read more Sweden Says It Didn’t Underestimate Seriousness of Virus

AFP raid of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst’s home unlawful, High Court rules | ABC News

Journalists rarely like to become the story, but the High Court has again thrust News Corp reporter Annika Smethurst into the spotlight. The nation’s highest legal authority has ruled that Federal Police unlawfully raided her Canberra home while tracking down the source of leaked classified documents. But what happens with the data seized by police … Read more AFP raid of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst’s home unlawful, High Court rules | ABC News

Uber And Lyft Drivers Say Companies Abandon Them In Crisis

“The companies were very quick to abandon us,” said Tyler Sandness, a Lyft driver and organizer of Rideshare Drivers United. His organization are campaigning for “fair pay and a voice” in their jobs. Sandness describes how Uber and Lyft drivers are impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. On April 2, a federal judge issued a … Read more Uber And Lyft Drivers Say Companies Abandon Them In Crisis

Coronavirus Updates: New York Covid-19 Patients Skew Younger, Surprising Doctors

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the Covid-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — NEW YORK PATIENTS SKEW YOUNGER Younger adults in New York City are being hospitalized with Covid-19 infections at surprisingly high rates, said doctors treating them, undermining assumptions about who’s most at risk from the coronavirus. For months, the … Read more Coronavirus Updates: New York Covid-19 Patients Skew Younger, Surprising Doctors

Did China Fudge the Number of Cases, Deaths in its Coronavirus Outbreak?

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials. The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they … Read more Did China Fudge the Number of Cases, Deaths in its Coronavirus Outbreak?

Coronavirus Cases Without Symptoms Spur Call for Wider Tests

Scientists are calling for urgent studies to determine the proportion of people with coronavirus who show no, or delayed, symptoms amid concern that the number of silent carriers may be greater than previously thought. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #SilentSpreaders Iceland, which says it’s tested a higher proportion of inhabitants than any other country, found that about half … Read more Coronavirus Cases Without Symptoms Spur Call for Wider Tests

Are There More Silent Coronavirus Spreaders Than We Thought?

Scientists are calling for urgent studies to determine the proportion of people with coronavirus who show no, or delayed, symptoms amid concern that the number of silent carriers may be greater than previously thought. Iceland, which says it’s tested a higher proportion of inhabitants than any other country, found that about half those who tested … Read more Are There More Silent Coronavirus Spreaders Than We Thought?