Category: Global

How Joe Biden did so well in Georgia

For nearly 30 years, the state of Georgia has voted reliably Republican in presidential elections. Not since 1992 has the state backed a Democrat for president. Now, the hand recount of 2020 election ballots has confirmed Joe Biden won the…

How Biden might stimulate the sputtering US economy: 4 questions answered

Editor’s note: President-elect Joe Biden has said fixing the economy will be one of his administration’s top priorities when he takes office in January. R. Andrew Butters, assistant professor of business economics and public policy at Indiana University and a…

The Damage Of Trump’s International Anti-Abortion Policy Won’t Be Easy To Undo

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to pursue an “aggressive” plan to further women’s equality in the U.S. and around the world ― a sharp reversal from the Trump administration’s moves to roll back reproductive rights, sexual health and family planning. Part…

Here’s When You’re Most Infectious With Covid-19, With And Without Symptoms

People with Covid-19 are most likely to be highly infectious in the first five days after they develop symptoms, a new study confirms, highlighting the need for abrupt isolation. The research, published in the Lancet journal, also suggests asymptomatic individuals…

Threatened Species Rely On Ecotourism To Survive. So What Happens When The Tourists Stop Coming?

Most years, the Beaufort Sea is freezing over by November and a busy season of polar bear viewing is winding down in the Arctic. As the ice takes hold, the flow of tourists slows to a trickle in the Inupiaq…

Why Trump’s election fraud claims aren’t showing up in his lawsuits challenging the results

There seems to be a real disconnect between the claims of widespread fraud, a stolen election and illegal voting made by President Donald Trump and his allies and the actual claims formally made by his lawyers in court. Both Trump…

How much does air pollution amplify COVID-19 severeness? | COVID-19 Special

A toxic and potentially deadly partnership – air pollution and COVID-19: There is a strong correlation between air pollution and COVID-19 mortality rates. The risk of dying from the disease is higher the longer we are exposed to air polluted…

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong remains defiant ahead of his trial | DW Interview

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong told DW that defying “the greatest human rights abuser is essential” ahead of his trial next week. He faces up to five years in prison for his role in pro-democracy protests. Wong rose to prominence…

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here’s what doctors are facing, in their own words

It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals. North Dakota has so many cases, it’s allowing asymptomatic COVID-19-positive nurses to continue caring for patients to keep the hospitals staffed. Iowa and South Dakota have…

Keeping indoor air clean can reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus

The vast majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs indoors, mostly from the inhalation of airborne particles that contain the coronavirus. But in spite of the obvious risks posed by being inside, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, small…

Coronavirus in the US: What went wrong in the world’s largest economy? | COVID-19 Special

Out of all the Coronavirus cases in the world one out of every five, are in the United States. Despite hard lessons in the spring and restrictions over the summer infections are rising steadily. New York City schools are closing…

Trump invitation to Michigan lawmakers could spark state and federal political crisis

The state of Michigan, and the United States as a whole, may face a political crisis brought on by President Donald Trump’s continuing efforts to undo the 2020 election results. On Nov. 19, the president invited Republican lawmakers from Michigan…

Gorilla Tends To Injured Bird In Heart-Melting Display Of Kindness

The World Wildlife Fund calls gorillas “gentle giants” ― and a new viral clip of one primate shows why. (Watch it below.) A gorilla appears to tend to an injured bird and encourage it to fly at a zoo in…

Vaccine against COVID-19: When will we bring the pandemic under control? | To the Point

After breakthroughs in developing a coronavirus vaccine: When can the pandemic be brought under control? And who will profit first? Our guests: Susanne Schreiber (German Ethics Council), Julia Fischer (science journalist), Tobias Kurth (epidemiologist)Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to:…