Severe Covid infection doubles chances of dying in following year – study | Coronavirus

Patients who survive severe Covid are more than twice as likely to die over the following year than those who remain uninfected or experience milder virus symptoms, a study says.The research, published in Frontiers in Medicine, suggests that serious coronavirus infections may significantly damage long-term health, showing the importance of vaccination.The increased risk of dying … Read more

S.Korea set to delay crypto taxation by one year to begin in 2023

S.Korea set to delay crypto taxation by one year to begin in 2023

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – South Korea’s finance ministry said on Tuesday the National Assembly passed a bill on pushing back the planned taxation of capital gains from cryptocurrency trading by one year.Once the bill receives approval at the plenary session, the country will begin imposing 20% capital gains tax on any annual gains of … Read more

Crypto on Govt table, top global investors put in $500 million this year

Crypto on Govt table, top global investors put in $500 million this year

INCREASED LIQUIDITY in global financial markets and the Supreme Court order early last year allowing use of banking infrastructure by cryptocurrency platforms has led to top investment firms, such as Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, B Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, pumping in over half-a-billion dollars in India’s cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space in 2021 so far. … Read more

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason CairnduffRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDUBLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European airlines are in for a fraught period between now and the end of the year due to renewed COVID-19 concerns that will disrupt … Read more

1 Year After the Worst Days of the Pandemic, Here’s Where Illinois Stands – NBC Chicago

1 Year After the Worst Days of the Pandemic, Here’s Where Illinois Stands – NBC Chicago

For the second year in a row, the state of Illinois is seeing increases in COVID cases during the month of November, but even as officials keep a wary eye on the data, things are still nowhere near as bad as they were at this time in 2020. Nov. 16 and 17, 2020 represented the … Read more

Shiba Inu (78 million percent in a year) vs Koinos (535% in a month)

Shiba Inu (78 million percent in a year) vs Koinos (535% in a month)

The story of Shiba Inu (SHIB), crypto’s best-performer of the year, still boggles the mind — even after multiple retellings. Just 12 months ago, the price of one SHIB token had ten zeros in front of it: $0.000000000063 on volume of $682.58, according to CoinGecko.By late October of this year, six of those zeros had … Read more

Pfizer applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds in Japan – World

Pfizer applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds in Japan - World

TOKYO: Pfizer Inc has applied for approval from Japan’s health ministry to use COVID-19 vaccines on children aged 5 to 11, it said in a statement released on Wednesday. Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine, developed in partnership with BioNTech, was the first COVID-19 vaccine approved for Japan’s general public in February. COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and … Read more

England’s COVID prevalence steadies at highest level of the year, ONS says

England's COVID prevalence steadies at highest level of the year, ONS says

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England remained at around 1 in 50 people in the week ending Oct 30, a school half-term break, Britain’s Office for National Statistics said on Friday, steadying at its highest level of the year.The ONS said that prevalence was unchanged from the previous week, … Read more

Singapore may see 2,000 COVID-19 deaths each year- minister

Singapore may see 2,000 COVID-19 deaths each year- minister

Cyclists pass the city skyline during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSINGAPORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Singapore could see as many 2,000 COVID-19 deaths annually over time, mainly among the elderly,but it was focused on avoiding excess mortality, a minister said on Monday, as the country battles its biggest … Read more

Saxo Bank announces crypto volumes exceed $2.5b year to date

Saxo Bank announces crypto volumes exceed $2.5b year to date

Saxo Bank announces crypto volumes exceed $2.5b year to date By Joy Dumasia Today Asset Management Crypto FX Crypto Wallets Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, has announced that its selection of crypto products has exceeded 2.5 billion USD (16 billion DKK) in turnover for the year, leading the Danish online broker to … Read more

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 cases as international students given the green light to return to university next year

Sign for the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.Key points:The ACT has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last nightVaccinated international students can return to study in the ACT for the beginning of the 2022 academic yearThe territory’s universities say the pandemic created ‘pent up demand’ for international students … Read more

Crypto Venture Firm A&T Aims to Raise $100 Million This Year

Crypto Venture Firm A&T Aims to Raise $100 Million This Year

(Bloomberg) — A&T Capital has closed the first round of fundraising at $70 million from investors including fintech companies and partners of traditional venture capital firms, the crypto-focused venture fund said in a statement, without disclosing the names of its backers.Since its founding this April, A&T has deployed over $11 million in 15 projects, including … Read more

Covid-19: Pakistan reports lowest single-day tally in a year – Pakistan

Covid-19: Pakistan reports lowest single-day tally in a year - Pakistan

Pakistan reported 554 cases on October 19, the lowest in a year, as the country continued to witness a steady decline in its daily infections. On October 18 last year, the country had reported 440 positive cases. During the last 24 hours, 42,126 tests were conducted nationwide, taking the total number of tests taken to … Read more

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The Philippines started vaccinating young people aged 12-17 against the coronavirus on Friday, hoping it will enable schools to safely reopen even as the country battles one of Asia’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.It follows many other countries in expanding its immunisation drive to minors.Authorities plan a pilot run of a return … Read more