From Squid coin to memes, the ‘Wild West’ of crypto

From Squid coin to memes, the 'Wild West' of crypto

From a dodgy digital currency inspired by Netflix hit Squid Game to highly-volatile dog-themed coins, the cryptocurrency sector has become riskier than ever as it soars in value.The combined value of all cryptocurrencies topped $3 trillion for the first time on Monday, as more mainstream investors rush into the sector.While bitcoin is leading the way — … Read more

Covid-19: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Covid-19: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Twenty residents and four staff members of an Auckland rest home have now tested positive Covid-19. Seven residents of Edmonton Meadows Care Home, in Henderson, are “receiving appropriate ward-level care” in hospital, said the Ministry of Health. The first case from the home was announced on October 29. That person, a resident, was fully vaccinated. … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

DAKAR, Nov 3 (Reuters) – West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency said.Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection rates, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths … Read more

FCA: Wild west crypto market is hotbed for money laundering

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The wild west crypto market poses a real risk to the strength of the UK financial system by allowing fraudsters to conduct widespread money laundering and financial crime. That’s the warning from the City watchdog’s digital tsar, who slammed cryptocurrencies for often harming and exploiting consumers. Jessica Rusu, chief data, information and intelligence officer at … Read more

West of England metro mayor urges mask-wearing after rise in Covid cases | UK news

The West of England’s metro mayor is urging people to start wearing masks again in public places after a sharp rise in Covid cases across the south-west.Dan Norris is sending a poster urging people to wear masks to thousands of public-facing businesses. He will also take out pro-mask adverts in local papers and has written … Read more

Allen West: GOP gubernatorial candidate released from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

Allen West: GOP gubernatorial candidate released from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

West, who had not been vaccinated and was first admitted for treatment on Saturday, thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him and praised the monoclonal infusion therapy he received as treatment. “This should not be about forcing people to take a certain shot,” he said in a short video posted to Twitter and Facebook. … Read more