Audit finds massive irregularities in Covid spending – Pakistan

Audit finds massive irregularities in Covid spending - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: An audit report on Covid-19 expenditures has pointed out irregularities of up to Rs5.24 billion in purchases of sugar, ghee and wheat flour by the Utility Stores Corporation (USC), including procurement of unfit ghee and edible oil worth Rs1.40bn. The report on “expenditures incurred on Covid-19 by federal government” released by the finance ministry … Read more

Annual Volume of Crypto Transactions Made by Russians Reaches $5 Billion, Bank of Russia Finds – Bitcoin News

Annual Volume of Crypto Transactions Made by Russians Reaches $5 Billion, Bank of Russia Finds

With the growing capitalization of the crypto economy, Russians have been making crypto transactions worth billions of dollars a year, data gathered by the Central Bank of Russia shows. Russian residents are some of the most active participants in the crypto market, the regulator has acknowledged. Russians Among Most Active Crypto Users, Central Bank Admits … Read more

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there were few confirmed reinfections among 353,326 people who got Covid-19 in Qatar, and the re-infections were rare and generally mild.The first wave of infections in Qatar struck between March and June of 2020. In the end about 40% of the population … Read more

Pacific nations face tough road ahead with COVID-19 vaccinations, Lowy Institute finds

A Papua New Guinean woman in a face mask sits next to a nurse holding a needle

New research suggests that some Melanesian nations may take years to achieve even basic COVID-19 vaccination coverage, hampering their economic recovery and raising the risk of new variants emerging close to Australia’s shores.Key points:The Lowy Institute predicts only a third of Papua New Guinea’s adult population will be fully vaccinated by April 2026Social media has driven … Read more

First Covid patient in Wuhan was at animal market, study finds | Coronavirus

The first known Covid-19 case was a market vendor in the Chinese city of Wuhan, not an accountant who appeared to have no link to the market but whose case contributed to speculation the virus could have leaked from a lab, according to a US study.The origin of the virus that causes Covid-19 remains a … Read more

China finds first COVID-19 cases among foreign athletes at test events

China finds first COVID-19 cases among foreign athletes at test events

The Beijing 2022 logo is seen outside the headquarters of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Shougang Park, the site of a former steel mill, in Beijing, China, November 10, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Nov 12 (Reuters) – China reported on Friday the first COVID-19 cases among foreign athletes … Read more

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Life expectancy fell the most in Spain and the United States, the group said, with the United States losing 1.6 years of life per capita on average over the year and a half of the pandemic so far, and Spain losing 1.5 years, the OECD said.The report found little change in which countries enjoy the … Read more

Covid has caused 28m years of life to be lost, study finds | Coronavirus

Covid has caused the loss of 28m years of life, according to the largest-ever survey to assess the scale of the impact of the pandemic.The enormous toll was revealed in research, led by the University of Oxford, which calculated the years of life lost (YLL) in 37 countries. The study measured the number of deaths … Read more

In apparent first, Conn. class action jury finds crypto products are not securities

In apparent first, Conn. class action jury finds crypto products are not securities

The exchange rates and logos of Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Monero are seen on the display of a cryptocurrency ATM of blockchain payment service provider Bity.REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann(Reuters) – Daniel Weiner and Amina Hassan of Hughes Hubbard & Reed didn’t even want the jury to decide whether the crypto currency products at the heart of a … Read more

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, Covid inquiry finds | Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity and jailed for his “macabre” reaction to a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 600,000 Brazilians, including a disproportionate number of indigenous citizens, a congressional inquiry has found.Two of the most dramatic accusations against the Brazilian president – murder and genocide of the country’s indigenous … Read more

Schools should stay open as greatest risk of Covid transmission is in households, research finds | Schools

Despite Delta being more transmissible than earlier Covid-19 variants, in Australia few children and adolescents who get the virus have severe symptoms, and schools should only be closed under exceptional circumstances, a research analysis from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has found.However, the analysis reveals children and adolescents living with some pre-existing health conditions, including … Read more

Australian scientists fear job insecurity as morale plummets amid Covid, survey finds | Australia news

The coronavirus pandemic has had a stark impact on scientists, with widespread job insecurity, worker fatigue and plummeting morale prompting warnings many may leave the profession without more government support.An annual survey conducted by Science & Technology Australia and Professional Scientists Australia found an increase in staff fatigue in 71% of respondents – up from … Read more

Schools without mask mandates are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks, CDC finds

Schools without mask mandates are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks, CDC finds

CBS NEWS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new studies Friday that show enforcing masks in schools helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. One study looked at data from schools in Arizona’s Maricopa and Pima Counties after they resumed in-person learning in late July for the 2021-22 academic year. The two counties account … Read more