A new study from the University of Edinburgh has revealed the problems and benefits associated with both homemade and manufactured face masks. The study follows a growing debate between nations on the effectiveness of masks for individuals amid ongoing PPE supply issues.
The possibility that the United Kingdom would start selling government bonds with a negative yield came a step closer following comments from the central bank governor and the Debt Management Office’s gilt auction on Wednesday. Analysts are now debating what this can mean for the future of the British economy.
NHS administrators have warned that unless an effective contact tracing programme is put in place, a second wave of coronavirus infections could hit the UK. The British government has been trialling contact tracing apps in the Isle of Wight, whilst pledging to roll out the technology in the rest of the country by June.
Sputnik (New Delhi): As many as 2.1 million migrants have been carried to their home states in 1,595 Special Trains over the last three weeks by Indian Railways. The measure was agreed on as a large number of migrant workers started hiking back to their hometowns in different states, despite the threat posed by the coronavirus.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Countries across the globe are coming together in the fight against COVID-19 and multilateral platforms on an economic, regional and global basis remain relevant. Despite this, there are growing question marks over the efficacy of such platforms to deal with the crisis.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have once again become embroiled in a border stand-off over infrastructure development along the 4,000 km Line of Actual Control, which separates the two countries. The ongoing stand-off erupted after over a dozen troops from both sides were injured in clashes at Ladakh and Sikkim.
The head of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he was "terminating all agreements with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation" over Israel's intention to extend its sovereignty to parts of the predominately Palestinian West Bank.
There is a great underreporting of deaths and COVID cases in Brazil due to a dramatic lack of testing, says Brazilian political analyst Gustavo Guerreiro, shedding light on government resignations and looming impeachment probes against President Jair Bolsonaro amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Although the US COVID-19 pandemic has mostly ravaged urban areas to date, it will soon bear down on rural areas home to more vulnerable populations, Dr. Tara Smith, an epidemiologist and professor at the Kent State University College of Public Health, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday.
Rolls-Royce has said it will cut 9,000 jobs and warned it will take "several years" for the airline industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The company which specialise in designing plane engines state that the reduction of nearly a fifth of its workforce would mainly affect its civil aerospace division.
New research from the NHS has revealed that Type 1 diabetics are more likely to die of Covid-19 than those with type 2 confirming that diabetes significantly increases the risk of dying amongst patients. For more on this story, Sputnik spoke to Dr Dean Eggitt, a Doctor and General Practitioner.
A "Marshall Plan for the Pandemic" is needed if economies are to properly rebound after The Great Lockdown, according to a long-time economist based in the UK's financial district. He also warns that "simply pumping trillions" into the financial system won't deliver a recovery on its own.
The Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition of Alaska have raised the alarm over the US state and federal government's unwillingness to shut down the Bristol Bay fishery in order to preserve the health and life of Alaska Natives amid the COVID-19 pandemic, say IPNC Ambassador Ronald Barnes and Oregon attorney Geoffrey D. Strommer.
As the US struggles to reopen its economy, US President Donald Trump has predicted the country will enjoy “incredibly strong” fourth-quarter growth following the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. However, one expert tells Sputnik that the federal government is living in a fantasy while being funded by its current nemesis.
Massive layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately targeted women, reversing recent trends in which women overtook men in the US workforce for the first time, two female political organizers told Sputnik on Tuesday.
San Francisco's city hall leadership has lost control. They have effectively surrendered. It's time for federal intervention.
With precautionary measures still in place across nations to reduce the spread of coronavirus, many employees forced into remote working are coming to terms with their new situation.
US-based independent outlet The Grayzone has revealed deep links between a US casino billionaire, the CIA and the Spanish security firm which spied on the WikiLeaks publisher, his friends, family and lawyers while he was under the protection of the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez announced last Saturday that the island would hold a referendum during the 3 November general elections on whether they want their land to become the 51st American state. Puerto Rican academic Efraín Vázquez-Vera and writer Javier Hernández have explained what's really behind the statehood poll.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India, China might not be in a head-on conflict, but both the countries have launched a diplomatic offensive in the region by supplying medical aid to the countries of South Asia. However, the two-week border stand-off between the two neighbours has raised questions, such as how long will they be able to maintain peace?