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  • Europe’s ‘tidal wave’

    Europe’s ‘tidal wave’

    To summon the words of WHO, “a new west-to-east tidal wave is sweeping across the region”, not meteorologically but by the close-to-the-bone yardstick of public health. Hans Kluge, WHO’s regional director for Europe, has substantiated the finding ~ “The region saw over seven million cases of Covid-19 in the first week of 2022, more than doubling over a two-week period.” The data and the time-span are mind-boggling enough. This renders the continent of Europe second to the United States of America in terms of the spread of the dreaded illness.

    January 13, 2022
  • Covid in Europe

    Covid in Europe

    A fourth wave of infections has resulted in a national emergency in Germany, ironically Europe’s largest economy. The nation’s health minister, Jens Spahn, has urged people to curtail social contacts, a directive that has been clothed with the caveat that vaccinations alone will not reduce the number of cases.

    November 23, 2021
  • WHO: Europe the only region with rise in Covid-19 last week

    WHO: Europe the only region with rise in Covid-19 last week

    But for the third consecutive week, coronavirus cases have jumped in Europe, with about 1.3 million new cases. More than half of countries in the region reported a rise in their COVID-19 numbers, WHO said.

    October 20, 2021
  • Tribute to P.K Lahiri, man who took Bengal’s ‘Parallel Cinema’ to Europe

    Tribute to P.K Lahiri, man who took Bengal’s ‘Parallel Cinema’ to Europe

    His son, PB Lahiri recalls that ‘Paras Pathar’ came into being in a period of uncertainty when Tapan Sinha’s ‘Louha Kapat’, produced by Lahiri, was still in the making but it's lead actor Chhobi Biswas, who was then also the protagonist for Ray’s ‘Jalsaghar’, suddenly left for abroad.

    September 23, 2021
  • Better planning needed to ward off climate disasters

    Better planning needed to ward off climate disasters

    According to Campaign Report, rural areas are more affected by lighting than urban areas, which is attributed to rural pattern of working in open vulnerable spaces and lack of awareness among people.

    August 2, 2021
  • Europe flooding toll over 180 as rescuers dig deeper

    Europe flooding toll over 180 as rescuers dig deeper

    Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to visit Schuld, a village near Ahrweiler that was devastated by the flooding, later Sunday

    July 18, 2021
  • Catastrophic floods kill over 120 in Europe, many still missing

    Catastrophic floods kill over 120 in Europe, many still missing

    The death toll climbed to 103 in Germany, with many more people still missing, according to local authorities. The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate were hit particularly hard, with 43 people and 60 people killed respectively.

    July 17, 2021
  • Europe floods: Search for missing goes on as toll tops 90

    Europe floods: Search for missing goes on as toll tops 90

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden expressed their sorrow over the loss of lives

    July 16, 2021
  • Israel okays 3rd Covid vax shot for adults at risk

    Israel okays 3rd Covid vax shot for adults at risk

    The move came amid Pfizer's request to the regulators of the US and Europe for approving a booster dose of its vaccine.

    July 13, 2021
  • Portugal mandates Digital Covid Certificate, negative test at hotel check-in

    Portugal mandates Digital Covid Certificate, negative test at hotel check-in

    In municipalities with a high Covid-19 incidence, the same requirement applies from 7 p.m. on Fridays and on weekends to customers who wish to dine indoors in restaurants, reports Xinhua news agency.

    July 10, 2021
  • Europe in vaccination race against Delta variant

    Europe in vaccination race against Delta variant

    The urgency coincides with Europe’s summer holiday months, with fair weather bringing more social gatherings and governments reluctant to clamp down on them.

    July 3, 2021
  • Europe expected to be ‘Delta dominant’ by August, warns WHO

    Europe expected to be ‘Delta dominant’ by August, warns WHO

    The WHO said that increased mixing, travel, gatherings, and easing of social restrictions have ended a 10-week decline in new Covid cases across the continent

    July 2, 2021
  • Only 30% of firms in US, Europe to embrace full office return

    Only 30% of firms in US, Europe to embrace full office return

    Microsoft and Google have already laid out detailed plans for a hybrid workplace.

    May 29, 2021
  • Covid-19 and Europe

    Covid-19 and Europe

    Contrasting with those opposed to Covid-19 restrictions, there is the destabilizing and frustrating new reality many now encounter, a situation few predicted and which caught most governments unprepared and all of them under-prepared. There is small wonder in those circumstances that those feeling the pinch of coronavirus restrictions became readily susceptible to theories of scapegoats, conspiracies and reductive narratives.

    April 17, 2021
  • Concert of Europe

    Concert of Europe

    Yet on the first anniversary of the pandemic and the attendant lockdowns, it is remarkably resonant.

    April 3, 2021
  • COVID-19: UK uncovers 25 new rare blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine

    COVID-19: UK uncovers 25 new rare blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine

    A UK-based agency stated that it has found 25 more cases of rare blood clot events in people that have taken the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. On March 18, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency had reported five cases of a rare brain blood clot among 11 million administered shots. On Thursday the medical agency …

    April 2, 2021
  • Biden and Europe

    Biden and Europe

    Not only is he tasked with undoing the damage wrought on the USA’s core alliance with the European Union by Mr Trump’s actions as US president which undermined it severely, but there are many who will settle for nothing less than a “trans- Atlantic New Deal”.

    February 5, 2021