Bird flu outbreak: Will it cause the next pandemic?
23 March 2023 | 1:06 pm
A new lineage of avian flu H5N1 is ripping through wild bird populations and also affecting mammals, such as minks, badgers, pigs, bears. Are humans next?
29 Sep 2022
US President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic to be "over," but hundreds still die in the US daily. Patient advocates and researchers warn that public health and the economy are still at risk.
1 Oct 2022
Like most new mothers, Serena's life was upended when she had a baby, and balancing her education with mothering led to trauma and stress. But unlike most, she was only 15 years old.
6 Oct 2022
Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest has kicked off for the first time since the pandemic. Despite fears that the event could lead to an increase in COVID-19 infections, there aren't any restrictions in place this year.
7 Oct 2022
Despite the pandemic and a huge crisis in the aviation industry, Lufthansa has launched a new airline. Eurowings Discover flies to holiday destinations in Africa. Staff are paid less than at parent company Lufthansa, but are happy to have work after the pandemic.
29 Oct 2022
Created to reduce the gaps and inequalities between the different regions of the European Union, the bloc's cohesion policy was caught out by the unexpected arrival of Covid-19. But did it fail to act against the pandemic? We take a closer look.
30 Oct 2022
Resistance to antibiotic drugs was already a problem in India before the pandemic. Doctors say it's gotten a lot worse.
15 Nov 2022
In late 2019 a mysterious respiratory infection surfaced in China. COVID-19 soon spread around the world. How much longer do we need to worry about infection and potential damage to the heart, lungs and brain?
25 Nov 2022
Violence against women has increased significantly worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic. The victims' association Weisser Ring estimates there was an increase of around ten percent in 2020. The number of unreported cases is also very high.
28 Dec 2022
Famous German virologist Christian Dorsten believes the coronavirus pandemic has ended and COVID-19 is now an endemic disease. And Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has accused China of obstructing US efforts to find the cause of the coronavirus pandemic. He said his agency believes COVID-19 spread due to a lab accident in the city of Wuhan.
For the first time in three years, the major German airline has turned a profit as millions of travelers return to the skies. But continuing workforce issues may hamper expansion in 2023.
4 hours ago
In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
4 hours ago
Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
4 hours ago
The number of people killed by floods from heavy rains in Somalia has climbed to 96, state news agency SONNA said on Saturday, as the East Horn of Africa is battered by heavy rains.
1 day ago
The New York Times looks at Dubai's particularly fragile position in terms of climate change.
1 day ago
Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a class-action lawsuit in the US due to promoting Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange. The plaintiffs claim that his endorsement led them to make loss-making investments and are seeking $1bn in damages.
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