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Covid outbreak forces lockdown at U.S. Embassy in Kabul as cases surge in Afghanistan

A US Marine stands guard in front of the US embassy December 21, 2001 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Paula Bronstein | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday was placed on lockdown as Covid cases surge in Afghanistan, pushing the nation’s fragile health care system to its limits. At the embassy, 114… Read More »

People who hate bitter food less vulnerable to catching Covid, new study claims

People who hate the taste of bitter foods like broccoli and Brussels sprouts may be less likely to catch Covid, a new study claims. “Supertasters” – people with an unusually large number of tastebuds in their mouth – who are sensitive to the flavour of bitter things may be better protected against the bug, doctors… Read More »

Singapore’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if situation improves

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”… Read More »

‘Why we must do everything we can to guard against airborne particles of Covid’

As time goes on we are learning more and more about the transmission of coronavirus, especially in airborne particles – basically by breathing in the virus from the air. When we do that we’re inhaling “aerosols”. Distance is important here and inhalation of virus particles is most likely to happen when we’re close to someone… Read More »

India’s rich are not the only ones fleeing the Covid crisis on private jets, says CEO

Tycoons and Bollywood stars may be among the most high profile residents fleeing India’s shores on private jets as the coronavirus crisis escalates — but they are by no means the only ones, according to private jet charter company JetSetGo. The situation in India has become so dire that even upper-middle class families are pooling… Read More »