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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Daily news – February 9, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Key4Biz, Reuters, RFE RL, The Jamestown Foundation, ThinkChina, US Department of State  AFRICA The criticality of climate finance for Africa. Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings: Climate finance will be critical for enabling Africa to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change and to ensure that its […]

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Davos 2022. COVID-19: What’s Next? (World Economic Forum)

Speakers: Francine Lacqua, Stéphane Bancel, Richard Hatchett, Anthony S. Fauci, Annelies Wilder-Smith The Davos Agenda | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Chinese cities timely respond to public requests following lesson from Xi’an (Global Times)

After Xi’an apologized again for the delayed treatment of non-COVID patients, seeking to fix the loopholes in its epidemic response, other cities in China stepped up efforts to respond to the public’s demands in a timely manner, for example, by streamlining the hospitalization process for pregnant women or using social media to collect public requests. […]

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Boosting vaccination among seniors, kids urged as Hong Kong sees Omicron outbreak (Wan Lin, Global Times)

Experts have urged authorities in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to enhance the vaccination rate and strengthen the tracing of contacts to cases who tested COVID-19 positive as the city is dealing with a potential fifth-wave epidemic caused by the Omicron variant. Boosting vaccination among seniors, kids urged as Hong Kong sees Omicron […]

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Tianjin fights China’s first real battle against Omicron, puts Beijing on high alert (Global Times)

North China’s Tianjin Municipality, home to 15 million people and also a major gateway to Beijing, started massive nucleic acid testing early Sunday morning, ramping up a swift response to the new Omicron variant after the city detected 20 COVID-19 infections in a single day, with two identified as carrying the new variant. Tianjin fights […]

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Zhang Wenhong warns of risks of Omicron, calls for building strong immunological barrier before reopening world (Global Times)

Zhang Wenhong, a well-respected infectious disease expert in Shanghai, slammed the notion that Omicron has caused merely an “enhanced influenza.” He warned that the variant will “bite people” and said the world should only reopen until a strong immunologic barrier is built and the fatality rate is very low. Zhang Wenhong warns of risks of […]

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Mass testing in China’s Tianjin as India imposes new restrictions (Al Jazeera)

The more infectious Omicron coronavirus variant appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain but this has not prevented governments from tightening restrictions in an effort to prevent yet another wave of mass infections. The United Nations health agency, in its weekly report on the pandemic, said the weekly count amounted to 9,520,488 […]

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The vital role of Twitter in responding to Covid (John Villasenor, Brookings)

Twitter, and social media in general, often get a bad rap. Social media is criticized, and rightly so, for harboring hate speech, misinformation, political extremism, and conspiracy theories. And if that were all social media provided, we would be better off without it. But the pandemic is illustrating how Twitter can play a vital role […]

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Infographic: How COVID has spread globally in the last two years (Mohammed Haddad, Al Jazeera)

Nearly 300 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide over the past two years, and more than five million deaths have been reported. The United States, India and Brazil have emerged as the countries with the highest number of confirmed cases – people testing positive – and deaths. Infographic: How COVID has spread globally […]

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Intelligenza artificiale, una task force a supporto della crisi pandemica (Marco Maratea, Agenda Digitale)

In seguito allo scoppio della pandemia nel marzo 2020, il gruppo Covid-19 task force è nato dentro la Confederazione dei laboratori europei di intelligenza artificiale (Claire), con lo scopo di supportare la gestione della crisi attraverso l’uso dell’intelligenza artificiale. Le prospettive prossime e future del gruppo di lavoro sono allineate con quelle della task force. La prima […]