Cooper Lockdowns Cost NC Tourism Billions and Half its Jobs

Gov. Cooper decreed state-wide lockdowns in March 2020. As a result, many North Carolinians were forced out of their jobs. The tourism industry, in particular, suffered. The state’s tourism industry lost more than half of its jobs in the first part of 2020 following lockdowns. The gradual lifting of some restrictions enabled some of those jobs to return, but jobs supported by tourism still were down 26% by the end of 2020 compared to the previous year.
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COVID-19 lockdowns magnify strain on global supply chain

To understand why supply chains are broken, you need to understand what broke them. The short explanation: lockdowns. Of course, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the root cause. But the collective reaction of governments around the world has more to do with it than the disease itself. Many countries...
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Nature helped many kids cope during lockdown, study says

Children who spent more time in nature during pandemic lockdowns suffered fewer behavioral and emotional problems, British researchers say. The investigators also found that children in wealthier families tended to increase their connection to nature during the pandemic more than those from poorer families. The new study included 376 families...

Canada: Epidemiology Expert Trashes Lockdowns & COVID Shots for Kids

Dr. Paul Alexander advocates for a complete change over of pandemic responders; to fire those who have failed us, stop shifting the blame to the public who have done their part, and elect qualified experts. In this interview, I bring you a highly qualified, well-versed expert in the field of...

Frydenberg: Victorians ‘held back’ by severe lockdowns

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has urged the Victorian government to “shift gears” and ease the state’s current restrictions, declaring residents are being “held back” by the current lockdowns. “It’s time Victoria shifted gears and got back in the fast lane,” he told reporters. “The world’s most liveable city has become the...

Shoppers start to use new £100 contactless payment limit

The disbursal limit on every use of a contactless card has currently up from £45 to £100 – however not each search can settle for the new payment threshold. Retailers say it might take months to update terminals before each shopper will pay up to £100, while not the necessity to enter a four-digit Pin.

Inflation Surges Worldwide as Covid-19 Lockdowns End and Supply Chains Can’t Cope

Taiwan Semiconductor Earnings Displays Issues with Provide Chain. Giant monetary corporations are nonetheless monopolizing the earnings information. Financial institution of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Citigroup (NYSE: C), and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) all beat earnings and income expectations. The Monetary sector has benefitted from rising rates of interest. Regardless of the 10-year Treasury Yield (TNX) buying and selling barely decrease earlier than the open, charges might proceed to rise because the Fed strikes nearer to tapering. Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, and Financial institution of America.

Sweden avoided sweeping pandemic lockdowns. Where do they stand now?

HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Sweden was one of few European nations that avoided full-scale pandemic lockdowns. Despite heavy criticism last year, researchers now disagree on the extent to which more restrictions would have led to better overall outcomes. Sweden imposed some lockdown measures, including varying restrictions on public gatherings,...

Study: Watching nature videos on social media supported mental wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown

The first national COVID-19 lockdown that started in March 2020 presented an opportunity for researchers to investigate how people engage with nature via social media and whether there are associations between this form of simulated nature engagement and well-being. In a paper published by the journal Frontiers in Psychology-Environmental Psychology,...
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Lockdowns Issued at 3 Alexandria School Campuses Due to Anonymous Threat

Three Alexandria schools buildings were on lockdown Thursday because of an anonymous threat, school officials said. Alexandria City High School, including its King Street and Minnie Howard campuses, was locked down first, Alexandria City Public Schools said before 8 a.m. The school district said after 10 a.m. that Francis C....

Hobart’s Covid lockdown casts doubt on Women’s Big Bash League

Cricket Australia will attempt to push on with the Women’s Big Bash League in Hobart this weekend, despite Tasmania’s capital being plunged into a snap three-day lockdown on Friday. Just a day after Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars in the first game of the tournament, Cricket Australia were left sweating...