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Thousands Attend Wuhan Music Festival

Wuhan Music Festival (sourced from Reuters): thousands of people attended the first day of the Wuhan Strawberry Music Festival last Sunday. The first day of the five-day May Day national holiday was swarmed by spectators in the central Chinese city. Read: Thousands of revelers attend Wuhan music festival, article by Reuters. Festivals are now making… Continue reading Thousands Attend Wuhan Music Festival

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April 22 is Earth Day

This coming April 22, Thursday, is Earth Day – an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The momentous event started in 1970 and, since then, has mobilized one billion individuals and gathered more than 75k partners. The website, EarthDay.Org, provides more details regarding the event. “EarthDay.Org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate… Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day

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WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

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World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

Deforestation Statistics: The World Wildlife Fund, in a press release, revealed that 166,000 square miles – roughly the size of California - have been lost to deforestation worldwide, between 2004 and 2017. “More than 166,000 square miles of forest habitat—an area roughly the size of California—were lost to deforestation in the tropics and subtropics between… Continue reading World Wildlife Fund Shares Deforestation Statistics

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Billionaire Jack Ma Suspected Missing

Jack Ma Suspected Missing: Several news outlets have reported that billionaire Jack Ma might be missing since his last public appearance in November, in his own reality show ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ where he stars as a judge. It was also reported that Ma has been missing in action, ‘the same time he had hit out… Continue reading Billionaire Jack Ma Suspected Missing

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Mexican Doctor Hospitalized After Receiving Vaccine

Mexican Doctor Hospitalized, Article sourced from Reuters: Mexican authorities are investigating the case of a 32-year-old female physician who was hospitalized after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The doctor, whose name was not released, was admitted to an intensive care unit in Nuevo Leon after experiencing seizures, difficulty breathing, and skin rashes. Read: Breaking: United Kingdom First to… Continue reading Mexican Doctor Hospitalized After Receiving Vaccine

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WHO Shares Details on SARS-CoV-2 Variant

SARS-CoV-2 Variant: The World Health Organization, on its website, released a disease news outbreak detailing the SARS-CoV-2 variant last December 31. It narrated when the variant was made evident and what measures were taken, including the agency’s assessment and advice to the public. Read: World Health Organization Shares Covid-19 Situation Board Here is an excerpt of… Continue reading WHO Shares Details on SARS-CoV-2 Variant

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NASA Explains the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

“Have you noticed two bright objects in the sky getting closer together with each passing night,” begins the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in its newsletter. According to the agency, it is Jupiter and Saturn doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Monday, December 21. On that day, Jupiter… Continue reading NASA Explains the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

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Mystery Disease Hits India

Around 500 individuals have been hospitalized due to an unknown disease in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. In an article by CNN, the disease was first detected in Eluru, a city known for its hand-woven products. Patients exhibit symptoms such as nausea, seizures, and loss of consciousness. Read more: Patients hospitalized with mystery illness in… Continue reading Mystery Disease Hits India

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WHO Launches Year-Long Campaign to Help People Quit Tobacco

The World Health Organization recently launched a year-long campaign to aid millions of people quit tobacco. The campaign is intended for World No Tobacco 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit’. The agency has also launched a WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp along with a publication entitled ‘More Than 100 Reasons to Quit Tobacco’. “Commit to Quit” … Continue reading WHO Launches Year-Long Campaign to Help People Quit Tobacco