Making things happen | New Europe

Nearly a month ago, due to the growing COVID-19 crisis across EU, Member states began taking decisions in order to safeguard their economies. Unfortunately, not all decisions were adequate and in line with EU rules and regulations. Some of them were rather chaotic and impulsive and as a result legally questionable. One of those decisions […]

Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, bringing local total to 353 – Barrie

Ontario’s Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed nine new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the local total number of cases to 353, including 25 deaths. The new cases are in Barrie, Bradford, Essa, Innisfil, New Tecumseth and Ramara. According to the health unit, one of the new cases is outbreak-related, while two are […]

Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus

Cipher Brief Expert Carmen Medina is a former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence and a 32-year veteran of the Intelligence Community.  Medina is also author of the book, Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus – Part One  discussed three important thinking dynamics relevant to our analysis […]

Coronavirus: Netflix adds 16M subscribers worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic – National

Netflix picked up subscribers in Canada to add nearly 16 million global customers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world’s most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S., Canada and around the world, […]

Opinion: The world must adopt a simple COVID-19 test, and economists know it

A famous joke about economists has a physicist, a chemist and an economist stranded on a desert island with but a single can of beans to eat and no way to open it. The physicist sets about calculating the right angle at which to throw rocks at the can so as to pierce its top. […]

Our Response to 9/11 Gave us Lessons for COVID-19

“America is no longer protected by vast oceans. We are protected from attack only by vigorous action abroad, and increased vigilance at home.” – President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002. The COVID-19 outbreak will likely prove to be the most consequential event since the Second World War and economically […]

Edmonton church finds unique way to provide meals for less fortunate during pandemic – Edmonton

In the push to help the less fortunate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several volunteers with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish made multiple trips back and forth from their cars to the Bissell Centre, unloading important items for a Sunday lunch. Since 1987, volunteers with several local churches have been helping Edmonton’s inner-city population. […]

‘We are in dire need’: Toronto nurse sends public video plea for supplies from inside a COVID-19 unit

A nurse working in a COVID-19 unit in a Toronto hospital issued stark video pleas for people to make, sew or buy supplies to help her and her colleagues cope with the growing COVID-19 pandemic. “We are in dire need of supplies,” Alex Cane said in a series of short video clips while working the […]

Arrival of first coronavirus cases in Haiti sends people scrambling for supplies – National

Haitians rushed to buy food, gas, soap and face masks Friday after the announcement of two imported cases of the coronavirus sparked worries that the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation could be overwhelmed by the illness. President Jovenel Moise said Thursday that two patients had been quarantined after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. One was […]

COVID-19: EU employee tests positive in Guinea’s first case

An employee of the European Union delegation in Guinea is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, according to Guinea’s Ministry of Health The employee felt sick after returning to the country from Europe and self-isolated. According to authorities, the individual is a Belgian national and is currently receiving treatment at Nongo treatment […]