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Internet shutdowns have disrupted millions of lives in Ethiopia - quartz

Internet shutdowns have disrupted millions of lives in Ethiopia

A two-week internet blackout in 2019 under prime minister Abiy is estimated to have cost the country $66.9 million.
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Deadly knife attack in south of France investigated by anti-terrorism prosecutor - rt

Deadly knife attack in south of France investigated by anti-terrorism prosecutor

The man who killed two people and injured five in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère had the aim of “seriously disturbing public order by intimidation or terror,” the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said.
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Trump rejects CDC advice to wear masks as US virus death toll reaches 7,100

As the number of cases across the world continue rising fast - President Trump has rejected advice from his own health experts.
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Five-year-old becomes youngest UK coronavirus victim as death toll soars by 708

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The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care has fallen in Italy for the first time since the outbreak began, while the number of new deaths also declined slightly, but remains high at 681 cases in 24 hours.
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African footballers were well-regarded as athletes in 1980s European soccer but didn't achieve superstar status like European teammates—Pape Diouf helped change that.
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As US anti-Asian racism spikes, Chinese communities are hard at work transporting Covid-19 medical supplies from China to US hospitals in dire need.
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‘White monopoly capital’: South African radicals scorn massive donations that could help black businesses - rt

‘White monopoly capital’: South African radicals scorn massive donations that could help black businesses

White billionaires giving money to help struggling South Africans during the Covid-19 economic slump have faced a barrage of insults from anti-white radical politicians.
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Medical workers forced to get creative as face mask shortages in ‘developed’ West complicate battle with Covid-19

Medical workers forced to get creative as face mask shortages in ‘developed’ West complicate battle with Covid-19

rt - 1 week ago

Photographs showing Western medical workers with improvised safety gear have sparked outrage among commentators, who argue that nurses and doctors in developed nations shouldnt have to wear trash bags as they combat Covid-19.

A photograph of nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City sporting improvised medical gear amid growing shortages caused a firestorm on social media. Staff at the medical facility even told media that the recent death of one of their colleagues from Covid-19 was likely tied to the lack of basic medical supplies available to them.

This is not an isolated issue. The Henry Ford Health System boasted in a press release that staff at their medical facilities had devised “creative solutions” to the protective gear shortage, using “nylon jersey fabric, elastic bands, Velcro, tongue depressors and air filter material.”

Crude garments worn by American medical professionals have already spawned petitions for adequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

Unfortunately, the severe drought of face masks and other sterile equipment has affected most of the Western world. In France, a doctor even posed naked as a protest against the lack of necessary medical gear.

Beneath the photo, he accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “asking your little soldiers to go to the front without weapons or defenses (masks, gel, overshirts) and of course without consideration.”

In the Czech Republic – which now requires all residents to wear face masks while outdoors – medical workers were photographed wearing modified diving masks as they treated Covid-19 patients.

The phenomenon has left many wondering why modern Western nations seem to be adopting desperate measures once only thought possible in less developed parts of the world.

Much of Europe is now in lockdown, even as infections continue to mount. The United States saw its 1,000th death from the illness on Wednesday night. Cases worldwide have surpassed 470,000, with more than 21,300 deaths.

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