May 31, 2020
Airlines seek to cut service at these cities due to the coronavirus: The proposed flight cuts come as there are signs that airline demand may finally pick up after the coronavirus sent the travel industry into a spiral.
Cuomo Focuses on Quelling Virus Hot Spots in N.Y.C. Before Reopening - The New York Times: As New York City looks to enter Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said officials were preparing hospitals for a potential uptick in coronavirus cases.
US anti-vaxxers aim to spread fear over future coronavirus vaccine | World news | The Guardian: Anti-vaxxers’ influence and power could affect Americans’ willingness to take a Covid-19 vaccine, experts warn
Covid Vaccines Latest: China Doses for Coronavirus in 2020 - Bloomberg: A front-running Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed in China is expected to be available as soon as the end of this year, according to a report published in the official Wechat account of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
Migrant Workers and the PAP: Who is Dependent on Whom? | | Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia: The stream of low-wage labour has benefited Singapore's growth, but after Covid-19 subsides, calls for a solution to poor conditions for migrant workers will louden.
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings | CDC: Fact sheet describing what steps office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can take to create a safe and healthy workplace and protect workers and clients.
May 25, 2020
Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead. Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making. - POLITICO
Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead. Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making. - POLITICO: The president’s increasingly amped-up rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the November elections has many wondering how he might respond to a defeat.
Universal Face Shields: A Better Option for COVID-19 Containment?: Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, explains his hypothesis that universally adopting face shields could help cut the transmissibility of COVID-19.
You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield? - The New York Times: The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.
The Climate ‘Hot 10 Songs’ - The New York Times: A keen ear could hear the theme of global warming starting to swell in popular music all across the dial in the last two decades as global temperatures started to rise.
Zoom Fatigue: How to Politely Decline a Call During Quarantine - The New York Times: The normal boundaries that once dictated social etiquette have essentially dissolved. So how do you disconnect?
Opinion | Biden Can Beat Trump … if He Doesn’t Blow It - The New York Times: Joe being stuck at home during an election year may turn out to be a good thing.
Tokyo lifts state of emergency, prepares for life with coronavirus - The Washington Post: Japan’s approach relies on social pressure rather than government edicts. Despite some shortcomings, it appears to be working.
MD Adds 7,217 Negative Coronavirus Test Results In One Day | Baltimore, MD Patch: 8K COVID Test Results, MD Has New Tool For Testing - Baltimore, MD - As more get tested for the coronavirus in Maryland, the state offers a new way to find testing sites and hospitalizations hit record lows.
Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events: President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recently called Baltimore a “rat and rodent infested mess,” and its mayor has suggested Trump stay home. Trump will only lay
May 17, 2020
More Chinese dine out and schools reopen as normal life resumes, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
More Chinese dine out and schools reopen as normal life resumes, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese citizens are gradually returning to normal life with more people dining out and more schools reopening, a trend that will boost demand for everything from meat to cooking oil in the world's top consumer.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Malaysia's messy politics on show in one-day Parliament session, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Malaysia's messy politics on show in one-day Parliament session, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's first Parliament sitting since its chaotic change of government two-and-a-half months ago is set to reveal where lawmakers' allegiances fall, as the opposition questions Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's legitimacy.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Asian graduates face shattered dreams as coronavirus pandemic ravages economies | South China Morning Post
Asian graduates face shattered dreams as coronavirus pandemic ravages economies | South China Morning Post: Millions of young people across Asia are entering a coronavirus-battered labour market that has forced companies to withdraw job offers, freeze hiring, cut salaries and lay people off.
Japan Falls Into Recession, and Worse Lies Ahead - The New York Times: Despite signs of success in fighting the coronavirus, the world’s third-largest economy will struggle for months to come as it tries to reopen for business.
Baltimore pastor holds services for 250 in 500-seat church | wusa9.com: Rev. Alvin Gwynn Sr. says that his congregation will follow social-distancing guidelines and the 500-seat church will be at 50% capacity.
Prince George’s lawmakers hammer Hogan over his response to county’s coronavirus crisis, saying they’ve been left to fight alone - The Washington Post
Prince George’s lawmakers hammer Hogan over his response to county’s coronavirus crisis, saying they’ve been left to fight alone - The Washington Post: Infections in the region topped 76,000 Sunday, as dozens of stores opened their doors.
US, European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine | Inquirer News: NEW YORK — On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the U.S. and Europe weighed the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a
China's Wuhan nearly doubles number of Covid-19 tests per day, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
China's Wuhan nearly doubles number of Covid-19 tests per day, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: BEIJING (REUTERS) - The city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak was first detected in China, conducted 222,675 nucleic acid tests on May 16, the local health authority said on Sunday (May 17), nearly doubling from a day earlier.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Inside Trump's coronavirus meltdown, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: When the history is written of how America handled the global era's first real pandemic, March 6 will leap out of the timeline.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Trump accuses Obama of being 'grossly incompetent' after his coronavirus criticism | US news | The Guardian
Trump accuses Obama of being 'grossly incompetent' after his coronavirus criticism | US news | The Guardian: Former president rebuked Trump administration’s response to pandemic, which has killed almost 90,000 Americans so far
NUS students volunteer as translators for foreign workers, Education News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
NUS students volunteer as translators for foreign workers, Education News & Top Stories - The Straits Times: It started with Associate Professor Leong Ching, dean of students at the National University of Singapore (NUS).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar sounds far more confident than most Americans about reopening the economy - Vox
HHS Secretary Alex Azar sounds far more confident than most Americans about reopening the economy - Vox: Sunday, Azar also spoke in optimistic terms about the country reopening.
COVID-19: Malaysia records 22 new cases today, 80.81% of cases have recovered: Malaysia has recorded less than 100 new COVID-19 daily cases for 2 weeks now. Out of the 22 new cases today, 5 are imported and 9 are non-Malaysians.
New York City to Administer 6,000 More Coronavirus Tests Daily, Mayor Announces: Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined New York City's new testing procedures during his office's Sunday news briefing.
Philippines urges coronavirus vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols: The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as authorities began loosening a two-month lockdown. Photos and videos showing shoppers in some malls in the capital Manila violating