This year Vietnam has reported 16 bird flu outbreaks in the past 21 days, including 14 A/H5N6 outbreaks and 2 outbreaks A/H5N1 outbreaks in northern Hanoi city, northern Bac Ninh province, central Thanh Hoa province, central Nghe An province and southern Tra Vinh province. … [Read more...] about Bird flu outbreaks reported in southern Vietnam
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McDonald’s has instituted contactless pickup and delivery of Big Macs, fries and other menu items across the country as the outbreak has grown.AMERICANS QUARANTINED ON DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP OVER CORONAVIRUS FLOWN TO US; 14 INFECTED AND ISOLATED ON PLANE … [Read more...] about Fast-food companies in China implement ‘contactless’ delivery, pickup in wake of outbreak
This is why China has been deepening supply-side structural reforms in recent years, striving to transform its export-oriented economy towards a consumption-based one. According to China's National Bureau of Statistics, the contribution of final consumption expenditure to the country's economic growth surged from 45.3 percent in 2007 to 76.2 percent in 2018. … [Read more...] about Lessons from COVID-19 outbreak
Prof Catherine Bennett, the chair of epidemiology at Deakin University, says the isolation on Christmas Island or the mining accommodation in Darwin “appears almost draconian … but that’s the extra step of caution that’s protecting a lot of people, including healthcare workers”. She says there are limited places where people can go for quarantine, and without those facilities it would be harder for people to return home at all. … [Read more...] about ‘Things are changing so quickly’: will Australia cope with coronavirus if the worst happens?
For instance, psychologist Paul Slovic suggests that when people understand a system well, such as our highway or train system, and an unusual accident occurs, we know that this is a rare tragedy. But when we don't understand a system as well -- nuclear energy, for instance -- we may view an accident as a sign of more tragic things to come. A small accident "may have immense social consequences if it is perceived as a harbinger of further and possibly catastrophic mishaps," Slovic writes. … [Read more...] about Why we are ‘risk-stupid,’ even when our lives depend on it