Healthcare workers are pictured at a testing center for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Buenos Aires, Argentina Jan. 6, 2022. (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo) BRASILIA — COVID-19 infections continue to accelerate in the Americas, reaching new peaks, with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. “The virus is spreading more actively than ever before,” said PAHO Director Carissa Etienne told a briefing. In North America, the United States and Canada continue to experience a surge of COVID hospitalizations. The Caribbean is witnessing the steepest increase in COVID infections since the start of the pandemic, the regional health agency said. ATM Subscribe to our daily newsletter … [Read more...] about COVID-19 spreading like never before in Americas, health agency warns
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- A + A TAIPEI (Jan 19): Covid-19 airport testing rules requiring passengers arriving in Taiwan on long-haul flights to wait for the result of their Covid-19 PCR tests at the airport will be expanded to short-haul arrivals from India and eight Southeast Asian countries starting Thursday, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung announced Wednesday. According to Central news agency (CNA), from Thursday, all passengers arriving in Taiwan on short-haul flights from India, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore will have to wait at the airport for their on-arrival Covid-19 test results before completing clearance procedures. If their test comes back negative, they will be permitted to leave for a government quarantine facility or quarantine hotel, while a positive result means they will be immediately sent to a hospital, or an enhanced quarantine facility based on their symptoms, Chen, who heads the Central Epidemic … [Read more...] about Taiwan expands on-arrival Covid testing rules to short-haul flights, including from Malaysia
This is what has to stop in 2022: using American schools and students as a prop for hysterical posturing. We’ve distanced ourselves, masked ourselves and vaccinated ourselves. We’ve all done what was asked of us. We cannot be conditioned or acculturated to a new ethic of constant crisis. It’s not a crisis. It’s a radicalism of ruin. We need an exit ramp and then we need to exit — soon. My 19-year-old daughter attends a public university which shall remain nameless. She is double vaccinated, boosted and has had COVID. And yet to re-enter her dorm room following Christmas Break she was required to take a rapid test, then a PCR test, and even then, won’t have any in-person classes for at least two weeks. What are we doing? Enough! Stop scaring the children! So many of my colleagues and I are constantly haunted by the same question: what will these students sitting in our classrooms say about these COVID-19 years when they get older? Surely, they will remember the masks and the … [Read more...] about ADAMS: The Cruelties Being Inflicted On Children In The Name Of COVID ‘Safety’ Will Handicap A Generation Of Students
- A + A WASHINGTON (Jan 19): New US home construction unexpectedly strengthened in December to the fastest pace in nine months, led by apartment projects and suggesting builders found some success navigating shortages of materials and labour. Residential starts rose 1.4% to a 1.7 million annualised rate from a 1.68 million pace in November, according to government data released on Wednesday. For all of 2021, 1.6 million homes were started, a 15.6% surge from the prior year and the most since 2006. Applications to build, a proxy for future construction, jumped 9.1% to an annualised 1.87 million units in December, the highest since January of last year. Permits in 2021 surged 17.2% from the previous year. Home prices have surged over the last year as potential buyers compete for a very limited number of homes. Builders are racing to replenish inventory, but supply chain challenges, high commodities prices, and a lack of skilled workers have elongated … [Read more...] about US housing starts rise unexpectedly on multifamily building
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the new and more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has taught us at least one thing: There's still a dire need for effective vaccines against this potentially deadly disease. Here's why this matters for investors. Several companies are still looking to enter the coronavirus vaccine market, even though Pfizer and Moderna currently dominate it. One biotech that is slowly advancing a coronavirus vaccine candidate is Vaxart ( NASDAQ:VXRT ) . The San Francisco, CA-based company has significantly lagged the market in the past year, but could its lofty ambitions help it reverse course? YCharts . The appeal of Vaxart's vaccine Vaxart is just one of the many companies looking to grab a small slice of the multibillion-dollar coronavirus vaccine market. However, it has a potential advantage over its peers. Vaxart's candidate is an oral vaccine, a factor that confers multiple perks. First, oral tablets can be stored at … [Read more...] about Is This Vaccine Stock a Buy?
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment ( NYSE:AMC ) is a "meme stock," one of the most popular stocks on Reddit, and a badge of honor for retail investors after its massive short-squeeze price action last year helped the company avoid bankruptcy. It was an astonishing story that made headlines, but stories do end. Over the past several months, the market has been much harsher toward speculative and unprofitable stocks, and AMC has fallen steadily. It might be time for investors to prepare for the possibility that AMC becomes a penny stock, and here's why it could happen this year. Image source: Getty Images. How AMC survived lockdowns People couldn't go to the movies when lockdowns took hold in 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That was problematic for a movie theater chain -- revenue fell 77% from 2019 to 2020, totaling just $1.2 billion for the latter year. Losses piled up with business so slow, which put financial stress on the company, because it was losing … [Read more...] about Could AMC Become a Penny Stock in 2022?
Image source: The Motley Fool. 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. ( NASDAQ:YQ ) Jan 17, 2022 , 8:00 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good evening and good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by for 17EdTech's third quarter 2021 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions] As a reminder, today's conference call is being recorded. I'll now turn the meeting over to your host for today's call, Mr. Raymond Huang, 17EdTech's investor relations director. Please proceed, Raymond. Raymond Huang -- Director of Investor Relations Thank you, operator. Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. Our earnings release was distributed earlier today and is available on our IR website. On the call with me today are Mr. Andy Chang Liu, founder, chairman and the chief executive officer; and Mr. Michael Chao Du, director and the chief financial officer. … [Read more...] about 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. (YQ) Q3 2021 Earnings Call Transcript