Retirement can be delayed For those whose income has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. One in four Americans say they plan to retire later as a result of the pandemic, a number that jumps to 42 percent among individuals who report losing their income during the crisis.
Global food prices recorded Biggest annual rise Within a decade in the latest sign of soaring food price inflation, which accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic. China’s growing appetite for grains and soybeans, a severe drought in Brazil and demand for vegetable oil for biodiesel, pushed the UN’s monthly food price index up 40 percent in May compared to the same period last year.
The United States will Donate millions of extra doses From Covid-19 vaccines to countries around the world in an effort to help combat the outbreak of the new epidemic. The Biden administration previously promised to donate 80 million doses, and on Thursday outlined how to allocate the first 25 million doses of them. South America, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia will receive millions of doses under the plans.
Social mixing still exists in the UK Much lower than pre-pandemic levels Although a huge slice of restrictions were eased in mid-May. It’s a sign of “remaining caution in the population,” said John Edmonds, professor of infectious modeling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Portugal removed from England’s “green list” of foreign travel destinations and no new countries will be added this week, in a major blow to the entertainment industry ahead of the summer season. Airlines were expecting at least a few destinations to open under the so-called traffic light system for travel abroad. European airline shares fell on Thursday after the news.
The US private sector created jobs in May in Fastest pace in nearly a yearDriven by strong gains in leisure and hospitality as the economy pushes ahead with reopenings. Non-farm private employers added 978,000 jobs last month, according to a report by the ADP payroll processor. This was the biggest month for jobs since June 2020 and exceeded expectations by 650,000.
The sudden rise in the number of coronavirus infections among those under the age of 40 has resulted in The UK’s R value is back above 1, found a closely monitored study. The Zoe Symptom Tracking Project estimated that R, which measures the number of people to whom each infected person transmits the virus, was 1.1 as of last week.
Six asylum seekers Win a legal challenge After the High Court ruled that the UK government had acted illegally by housing them in former military barracks that failed to meet minimum standards of living. Asylum seekers were housed at Napier Barracks in Kent in dorms that the men’s lawyers claimed were “dirty” and which had an outbreak of Covid-19 in mid-January.
I mentioned Taiwan 583 new local cases of Covid-19 On Thursday, the second consecutive daily increase, in a clear sign that the soft-locking measures imposed more than two weeks ago have so far failed to stop the first major domestic spread in the country. The Central Epidemic Command Center announced 364 new confirmed locally transmitted cases as well as another 219 cases from a backlog of testing.
The Supreme Court of India has Criticizes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vaccination policyCalling it “arbitrary and irrational” people under 45 pay for their doses. In an order issued on Wednesday, the country’s Supreme Court said New Delhi’s decision to change the country’s vaccine policy from centrally-purchased free doses to “paid vaccination” by states and private hospitals needs review.