Some coronaviruses are fatal, while others cause a cold. We’re getting closer to the why – Global Issues

Some human coronaviruses cause seasonal colds or other mild symptoms. Others can be serious and even fatal. Credit: Unsplash Opinion bellville, South Africa Tuesday 04 October 2022 Inter Press Service Since then, seven human coronaviruses have been identified. Most cause only relatively minor health problems: colds and seasonal respiratory infections that occur every year. But … Read more

‘Ideological tests’ for ‘absolutely everything’

Sky News presenter James Morrow says there are now “ideological tests” for “absolutely everything”. This comes after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrote in The Australian: “Being against an anti-corruption commission doesn’t make you anti-honest government; just as being against an Indigenous vote doesn’t make you anti-Aboriginal; and being against being dumping the crown makes … Read more

‘Frightening’: Putin may conduct ‘some kind of nuclear test’ in the coming days

Sky News presenter Paul Murray says Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to conduct “some sort of nuclear test” in the coming days. “A military train carrying nuclear weapons is currently en route to … the parts of the world that may be back under Russian control,” Mr Murray said. “It is expected that he … Read more

Market reaction to RBA’s cash interest decision was ‘astonishing’

Sky News Business Editor Ross Greenwood says the market reaction to the RBA’s decision to raise interest rates for the sixth straight month has been “astonishing”. The Reserve Bank raised its official cash interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.60 percent on Tuesday. “It was a surprise, no doubt about it,” Mr Greenwood told … Read more

All prime ministers will revert policy decisions ‘at one point or another’

The U-turn of British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was a reversal of only a “small portion” of their government’s mini-budget, says former Attorney General George Brandis. “There was a reversal of one element, which, as part of the whole package, was actually a relatively small part,” Mr Brandis told Sky News … Read more

Ideology and Dogma Create Policy Disasters – Global Problems

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (Sydney and Kuala Lumpur) Tuesday 04 October 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 4 (IPS) – Central banks (CBs) around the world – led by the US Fed, European Central Bank and Bank of England – raise interest rates, ostensibly to curb inflation . The … Read more

Journalists Threatened Need Safe Refuge through Special Emergency Visas — Global Problems

Opinion by Gypsy Guillen Kaiser (New York) Tuesday 04 October 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (IPS) — “This woman sitting next to me, Maria Ressa, is a Nobel laureate and a convicted criminal,” said attorney Amal Clooney, who co-leads the international legal team representing Ressa. Rappler news website founder Ressa has been … Read more

RBA’s cash interest decision is ‘cold comfort’: Dutton

Opposition leader Peter Dutton says the RBA raising the spot rate by 25 basis points to 2.6 percent is “cold comfort” for those heavily in debt. “And of course it’s not just isolated, people are now going to pay 23 cents a liter more for their petrol, energy prices under this government continue to rise … Read more

UN claims to ‘own the science’ on climate change

A UN spokeswoman has stated that the organization “owns the science” about climate change, says Sky News host Rita Panahi. Ms. Panahi discussed the comment made by Melissa Fleming, the UN’s Under-Secretary General for Global Communications, which she said was a “conspiracy between the big tech and the big government to censor dissenting voices”.

In a World of Half-A**ed Celebrity Podcasts, Kim Kardashian’s ‘The System’ Isn’t One of Them

It may seem like, “Every time a bell rings, a celebrity gets a podcast,” but this time it’s different. Monday, Kim Kardashian suddenly her first podcast premiered, The system. It’s a Spotify exclusive show that will serve as an audio compendium for Kardashian’s work to help those who have been wrongly convicted. In a conversation … Read more