health, pandemic

Dallas Mavericks' Maxi Kleber 'very confident' in NBA's return plan   -10%

After a four-month break due to the coronavirus crisis, the NBA is set to resume with games taking place in Orlando, Florida. Dallas center Maxi Kleber spoke to DW about the pandemic and the risks of returning to play.

NFL testing new face shield made by Oakley amid coronavirus pandemic  

With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic: face shields for the players' helmets.

America needs to reduce soaring overdoses. A secret supervised injection site may show us how.   50%

The findings are the most comprehensive look at supervised injections in the United States and come amid a troubling surge in overdose deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.

Russian Governor Is Accused of Multiple Murders as Kremlin Claws Back Powers   18%

The arrest of a popular regional leader in eastern Russia on suspicion of decades-old crimes sent a blunt warning to local elites empowered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may help   43%

The lowdown on free apps, sensors you wear and a mat you slip under your mattress

Months in covd-19-induced lockdown have for many of us taken a toll on our sleep. From the late-night scrolling through news to the bizarre dreams and midnight wake-ups worrying, the stress of the coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our collective sleeping habits.

A recent survey found two in five people in the UK have experienced sleep disturbance. And with a good night’s rest considered an important part of overall health and wellbeing, you may have decided to start tracking yours. But where do you start? Here, with a quick list of good sleepmonitors from free apps to dedicated sleep sensors.

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EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic   -8%

The European Union's executive forecasts that the bloc's economy will contract more than previously expected because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused lockdowns on business and public life that are only slowly being eased.

Lush gardens. A waterfall. An airport built to awe in Singapore is quieted by COVID-19  

Coronavirus health and safety requirements could change the appeal of an airport that even locals visited on their days off. The pressure is felt across Asia, which had been the site of an airport expansion boom prior to the pandemic.

France raises pay for health care workers by more than 8 billion  

The French government and unions signed an agreement Monday giving over eight billion euros in pay rises for health workers, with the prime minister admitting the move was overdue in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic prompts record drop in global emissions, study finds   -2%

  • Lockdowns, travel bans and factory closures drive reduction
  • Dramatic decline falls short of necessary global heating cuts

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest drop in heat-trapping emissions in human history, according to a new study.

Lockdowns, travel bans and closed manufacturing sites have caused global emissions to drop by 4.6%, or 2.5 gigatonnes, according to a University of Sydney review of 38 regions and 26 sectors published in the journal Plos One. Fine particle pollution decreased by 3.8% and two other types of air pollution declined 2.9%: sulfur dioxide – which is linked to a number of respiratory issues, and nitrogen oxide, which leads to smog.

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Outdoor cinemas make comeback in Lebanon   20%

With pandemic measures meaning many cinemas around the world have been closed since March, outdoor entertainment and drive-through experiences have taken off. This month, Lebanon will be getting its own outdoor cinemas to combat coronavirus closures, with the launch of Drive In Cinema Lebanon and Seanema.

In a post-COVID-19 world, the choice to regress, reform, or reset   10%

When the pandemic fades, a key question will be its impact on efforts to confront issues like global warming, economic inequality, and race relations.

'On Fridays we would have Kiddush, and then sit down for a Ramadan meal'  

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An American hoping to start a new life in Cyprus, and an Israeli who went on a beachside vacation during a pandemic

In economic slump, town takes new tack: Printing its own money   21%

Tenino, Washington has revived a Great Depression-era strategy to help shore up the local economy during the pandemic – printing its own currency. Other towns across the country are taking notice of the town's unusual methods.

African airlines take off with clipped wings   6%

The coronavirus pandemic brought everyday air traffic to a halt. But airlines across the African continent are preparing to take to the skies once more. Many airlines are facing a difficult path to stay competitive.

Austria's Kurz lays out conditions for EU coronavirus recovery deal   -3%

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced the conditions for him to approve the European Union's €750-billion pandemic recovery plan. The bloc is expected to reach an agreement later this month.

Massive Income Loss: Left Behind By the Coronavirus  

Germans could lose as much as 390 billion euros due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some groups have been hit harder than others, and even a big chunk of the middle class is at risk of slipping into poverty.

Coronavirus pandemic could get worse and worse, WHO chief warns   -20%

The coronavirus pandemic will worsen if governments fail to provide a clear and comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child': Pressley slams DeVos on reopening schools  

"I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child," Pressley said in reply to DeVos' remarks on reopening schools amid the pandemic.


Israel's OurCrowd to raise $100 million for coronavirus technologies  

The investment platform's pandemic innovation fund will focus on investing in areas such as vaccines and PPE, as well as related startups

Retail inflation at 6.09% in June due to higher prices of food items   -7%

The inflation figures are based on data collected from limited markets in view of the restrictions imposed on account of coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation said in a release.

Can the pandemic help us to embrace refurbished electronics?  

As the pandemic has impacted supply chains, some electronics manufacturers have struggled to produce new equipment. Could this be the moment for refurbishing and reusing existing equipment?

With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next   10%

Brick-and-mortar retail was in the midst of seismic changes even before the pandemic. Analysts say as much as a quarter of America’s malls may close in the next five years.

Ryder Cup 2020 postponed until 2021   -15%

The coronavirus pandemic has forced organisers to push the event back 12 months

Choke point for US coronavirus response: the fax machine   1%

Before US officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can't easily use.

Movie theaters face 'existential' threat from COVID-19: 'Without new movies, it's over'   16%

North American box office will drop an estimated 61% from last year, as the pandemic has Hollywood studios holding off on new releases and theaters scrambling to make audiences feel safe.

Serena, Venus played 50 fewer times than Evert, Navratilova   29%

Evert knows that her series of matches through the years against Martina Navratilova — including five finals at Wimbledon, which should be happening right now but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic — provided compelling contrasts in playing style and backstory.

New York-based Rozenberg family named as potential buyer for Israel's embattled El Al   -12%

El Al has been stricken especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, putting almost its entire staff on unpaid leave and cancelling all flights, saddling it with about $350 million in refunds on top of $1.3 billion debt

Passport offices start to reopen amid backlog of 1.5 million applications   -17%

The COVID-19 pandemic is delaying applications for new passports and renewals. And it's hard to say for how long.

David Lee Roth Is Letting His Art (Mostly) Do the Talking   -30%

Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced him off the road, the singer has been making comics at his Los Angeles home, and calling it performance therapy.

Weed Edibles Are Selling Well During the Pandemic  

Pandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products.

The end of the line for cruise ships   17%

Hundreds of cruise ships usually traverse the world's waters, but right now -- with the cruise industry on an indefinite hold due to the coronavirus pandemic -- they're mostly laid up at sea with no passengers.

Africa: African Airlines Take Off With Clipped Wings   6%

[DW] The COVID-19 pandemic brought everyday air traffic to a halt. But African airlines are preparing to take to the skies once more. Many airlines are facing a difficult path ahead to stay competitive.

Africa: Police and Courts Must Do More to Reduce Gender-Based Violence   11%

[ISS] On average, 856 women and 321 children were murdered over 107 days in 2018/19, according to South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has now been in some form of lockdown for 109 days, although we don't know how many women and children have been murdered in this period.

German soccer league working with government to bring back fans  

The German men's soccer league is working with the government on a plan to get fans back into stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic, its CEO says.

Coronavirus crisis may get worse and worse and worse: WHO   -13%

The raging coronavirus pandemic has the potential to get far worse if all nations do not adhere to basic healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.“Let me be blunt,

Avai vs Chapecoense south Brazilian derby called off after 14 players test positive for coronavirus  

More than 71,000 people have died in Brazil since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus worries drive gold prices above $1,800 in 9-year peak   17%

Investors sought safety on coronavirus pandemic worries, driving gold prices above $1,800 an ounce for the first time since 2011 in international and local markets.In New York, spot gold rose 0.81

When Shakespeare met Aliens, this playwright got excited   -25%

Melbourne playwright Keith Gow was suffering bad pandemic writers block. But Henry IV and some alien facehugger puppets helped him break the drought.

Coronavirus: Saudi 937 call center receives 3.7 million medical consultations   13%

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry confirmed its ‘937’ call has received over 3.7 million medical consultations since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, according to a