Maskless crowds at World Cup cause uproar in China
Qatar World Cup coverage in China has sparked an uproar among Weibo users, who have been speaking out against the Chinese government’s implementation of its strict zero-COVID policy. Initial coverage of the football tournament that showed audiences not wearing protective masks in Qatar has caused many in China to question the continued widespread lockdowns, quarantines and mass-testing campaigns in the country. Weibo users pointed out that the maskless crowds show that the rest of the world has found a means to live with COVID-19 without excessive measures, according to Agence France-Presse.news.yahoo.com
Miami can lead the nation in transition to a net zero economy and building a uniquely diverse workforce Miami's Community News
It’s a shift so big that it will be “the mega-trend of our lifetimes, and really our children’s lifetimes too,” Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist, recently said on an Opportunity Miami podcast. Merisotis spoke at our inaugural Opportunity Miami Live event in September with the Academic Leaders Council, composed of the presidents of Miami area colleges and universities, along with the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Imagining a Miami with an economy that ranks among the most sustainable and a workforce among the most skilled and diverse is not far-fetched. This includes funding the launch and growth of efforts such as Endeavor Miami, eMerge Americas, Miami Angels, and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, among others. But as Miami thinks about what’s next and how to distinguish itself in its next chapter of growth, the thinking here is that building a net zero economy and developing a uniquely skilled, diverse workforce are the areas to double down.communitynewspapers.com
Appeals court sides with UF, says school doesn’t have to return student fees because of COVID campus shutdown
A divided appeals court Tuesday rejected a potential class-action lawsuit contending that the University of Florida should return fees to students because of a campus shutdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic.sun-sentinel.com
South China city locks down district in 'zero-COVID' fight
The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou has locked down its largest district as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homeswashingtonpost.com
Chinese officials signal no change to 'zero-COVID' policy
Chinese health officials are giving no indication of any relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions following several days of speculation that the government was considering changes to a “zero-COVID” approach that has stymied economic growth and disrupted daily life.
EU regulator clears Pfizer-BioNTech's tweaked COVID booster
The European Medicines Agency has recommended the authorization of a tweaked booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine that includes protection against two of the latest versions of omicron, as countries look to bolster their immunization programs ahead of winter.