A PESTEL ANALYSIS OF COVID-19

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY Coronavirus (commonly known as (COVID-19) is one among the family of coronaviruses that cause illnesses such as common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)[1]. Some of the identified COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, new … Continue reading A PESTEL ANALYSIS OF COVID-19

Biden and Xi agree to reduce tensions and pursue global development goals

The virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden on Tuesday will help reduce tensions and open up space for bilateral cooperation between the world's two largest economies, according to international relations experts. Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Carl Bildt, co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, said it looks … Continue reading Biden and Xi agree to reduce tensions and pursue global development goals

FDA approves Moderna’s and Pfizer’s COVID vaccine booster shots

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna’s and Pfizer’s Covid booster shots for all U.S. adults Friday — two months later than the Biden administration had wanted to begin giving the extra doses — as growing data shows the efficacy of vaccines wanes over time. The emergency use authorization comes after the companies in the last week submitted new data … Continue reading FDA approves Moderna’s and Pfizer’s COVID vaccine booster shots

US drug overdose deaths increasing amid pandemic challenges

More than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the yearlong period ending in April, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing provisional figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It is for the first time the number of overdose deaths in the United States has surpassed 100,000 a … Continue reading US drug overdose deaths increasing amid pandemic challenges

How Trump ‘lost billions’ during tenure as US President

Former President Donald Trump says he lost billions of dollars while in office as he had "expected." Trump mentioned his financial loss during an interview with Mike Lindell after the MyPillow CEO told Trump that he was one of the few politicians who "have the people's back." Trump responded by saying that he willingly suffered … Continue reading How Trump ‘lost billions’ during tenure as US President

OSHA Temporarily Suspends Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden's vaccination mandate on businesses with 100 employees or more has been put on hold after the courts issued a stay on the order as litigation and appeals remain underway. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com The vaccination mandate was ordered by Biden's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that … Continue reading OSHA Temporarily Suspends Vaccine Mandate

Rising cost of food hurts US food banks

This will be the most expensive Thanksgiving in America in years because of high food prices, which also are hurting many of the nation's food banks on which tens of millions of people in the US rely. Photo by Norma Mortenson on Pexels.com Nearly every component of the Thanksgiving feast, from the turkey to the … Continue reading Rising cost of food hurts US food banks

COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

It has become clear at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland, that the climate challenge is perceived as global. Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com The tone has changed, as noted by Youssef Nassef, director of the UN Adaptation Division of the UN Framework Convention … Continue reading COP26 stirs hope, but purposeful action must follow

China and the US sign joint climate declaration

China and the United States have signed a joint declaration to address the global climate crisis over the coming decade, marking one of the most significant breakthroughs yet to come out of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland. The declaration, which is called the US-China … Continue reading China and the US sign joint climate declaration

Will US recognition of Taliban be a game changer?

The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the United states is working on a “road map” for according recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later. The US has a consistent record of rethinking its strategies once it realises … Continue reading Will US recognition of Taliban be a game changer?