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  • Flying fears

    Flying fears

    With an analytics company reporting that almost a third of the world’s passenger jets are parked around the world, and with airlines grounding more planes due to a lack of demand, pilots are bound to get rusty.

    December 2, 2020
  • Winter of discontent

    Winter of discontent

    Germany became the latest country to announce shutdowns of bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and theatres.

    November 3, 2020
  • Disturbing ignorance

    Disturbing ignorance

    The government told Parliament that 10.5 million workers had left for home during the lockdown but said it did not know how many had died on the journey, or who, if anyone, had been compensated. The government claimed further to not know how many workers had lost their jobs, nor how many policemen had died from Covid.

    September 24, 2020
  • Trouble ahead

    Trouble ahead

    By the end of this week, India should overtake Brazil to record the second-highest number of afflictions; already it has overtaken the South American nation in terms of active cases, and by a considerable measure.

    September 1, 2020
  • Singapore sling

    Singapore sling

    In the other development, President Halimah Yacob in her traditional opening address to Parliament devoted considerable time to assuaging fears about competition for jobs from foreigners.

    August 29, 2020
  • Death of travel

    Death of travel

    The projections of the UN body are in line with those of IATA, which has revised its 2020 numbers forecast to a decline of 56 per cent, as compared to the 46 per cent drop it had foreseen in April.

    July 30, 2020
  • Youth in focus

    Youth in focus

    Young people are said to be stepping out for commuting to work, but worryingly, to also visit bars and nightclubs and even sometimes to attend Covid-19 parties to deliberately get infected.

    July 28, 2020
  • So, so inept

    So, so inept

    This is only partially explained by its federal structure; the greater blame must attach to the frequent U-turns in governmental response provoked by a President who has consistently viewed public health through the prism of his re-election bid.

    July 19, 2020
  • A battle won

    A battle won

    This growth has come even as other major economies are projected to suffer stunning contractions ~ the United States by 5.9 per cent; Japan by 5.2 per cent; United Kingdom by 6.5 per cent; Germany by 7 per cent; France by 7.2 per cent; Italy by 9.1 per cent; Spain by 8 per cent and India by 4.5 per cent.

    July 18, 2020