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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 338

Will America’s vaccine mandates work?

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 settembre 2021

A glance at the chart of global vaccine scepticism shows an alarming trend for Americans: while other rich countries see a steadily downward slope, America is flatlining. The highly contagious Delta variant continues its march across the country, wreaking exceptional havoc on the South, one of the country’s least-vaccinated regions. Even the filling up of local hospitals does not dent vaccine scepticism. Joe Biden is introducing vaccine mandates covering 100m people. But with legal challenges inevitable, the mandates face an uncertain fate.All through 2020 and the early part of this year, South-East Asia remained relatively unscathed by the pandemic. By the end of August, however, the region had recorded some 217,000 deaths from covid-19, about 2.6 times its total just three months earlier. The Delta variant has brought devastation.A big study in Bangladesh found simple ways to encourage mask use. Symptomatic infections of covid-19 went down as the use of masks went up.Our finance and economics writers look at the new economics of global cities. As national economies come back to life from the pandemic, cities are lagging seriously behind, as activity spreads outward from urban centres.In Britain, scientists have been purposely infecting volunteers with covid-19. In our Science section, we look at how such controversial “human challenge trials” may help answer important questions about the virus quickly.Our Bartleby columnist writes on how the pandemic has refashioned corporate dress codes. The Delta variant may be forcing companies to delay a return to the office, but when workers are eventually back at their desks, new sartorial rules may be required. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist

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