Will the Vaccines Stop Omicron? Scientists Are Racing to Find Out.

Will the Vaccines Stop Omicron? Scientists Are Racing to Find Out.

As nations severed air links from southern Africa amid fears of another global surge of the coronavirus, scientists scrambled on Sunday to gather data on the new Omicron variant, its capabilities and — perhaps most important — how effectively the current vaccines will protect against it. The early findings are a mixed picture. The variant…

Taiwan scrambles air force fighters to warn off 27 Chinese jets in buffer zone

Taiwan scrambles air force fighters to warn off 27 Chinese jets in buffer zone

Taiwan deployed its air force Sunday in an effort to drive back dozens of Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense space.  China has repeatedly deployed aircraft into the area as part of “grey zone” warfare with the island country. Taiwanese officials fear that China executes these maneuvers to test Taiwan’s response and wear out…

As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

That fear comes as China has started to experience a reverse brain drain. Over the last decade, a growing number of Chinese scientists have been lured back to the country by the promise of ample funding, impressive titles and national pride. More recently, scientists returning to China have cited a hostile environment in the United…

London headmaster resigns amid complaints after introducing Critical Race Theory in curriculum: report

London headmaster resigns amid complaints after introducing Critical Race Theory in curriculum: report

The headmaster of an exclusive private school in London has reportedly announced her resignation amid allegations of racist and anti-Semitic incidents at the school since she introduced Critical Race Theory (CRT) into the curriculum last year. Robin Appleby is leaving her nearly $530,000-a-year position at the American School in London starting in January in order…

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant. WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to follow science and international health regulations in order to avoid using travel restrictions. “Travel restrictions may…

Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government’s restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections. The protesters included members and supporters of a number of fringe political parties and groups that failed to win any parliamentary seats in October’s election. It was their third protest in…

Honduras Election Live Updates: Latest Polls and News

Honduras Election Live Updates: Latest Polls and News

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hondurans are voting today in tense general elections that are likely to have repercussions far beyond the Central American country. For the opposition, the elections represent a chance to reinstate the rule of law after eight years of systematic dismantling of democratic institutions by the departing president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The stakes…

Honduras Votes in Election Closely Watched in U.S.: Live Updates

Honduras Votes in Election Closely Watched in U.S.: Live Updates

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hondurans are voting today in tense general elections that are likely to have repercussions far beyond the Central American country. For the opposition, the elections represent a chance to reinstate the rule of law after eight years of systematic dismantling of democratic institutions by the departing president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The stakes…