In India, doctors warn that deteriorating air quality could make Covid-19 even worse.
As a thick quilt of smog wrapped itself around New Delhi on Thursday, signaling the start of the fall pollution season, doctors and scientists warned that the deteriorating air quality could make the city’s Covid-19 problems even worse. One of the most common symptoms of severe coronavirus cases is breathing difficulty. And doctors say that […]
COVID-19: Eleven people dying from hunger a minute as pandemic fuels starvation crisis, warns Oxfam
Deaths from starvation are outpacing those from coronavirus around the world with 11 lives a minute likely lost to hunger, an anti-poverty charity has warned. COVID-19 was one of the “three lethal Cs” fuelling the global emergency together with conflict and the climate crisis, said Oxfam. According to its report, The Hunger Virus Multiplies, a […]
From opioid deaths to student debt: A view of the 2010s economy in charts
By Howard Schneider and Jonnelle Marte (Reuters) – The 2010s saw the U.S. economy achieve its longest-ever expansion, with notable milestones such as 110 months of uninterrupted job gains and an unemployment rate near a half-century low becoming easy bragging points for politicians and economists alike. Yet the obvious data points don’t capture a number […]