U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the American daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. If Biden wins in November, Harris would break three centuries-old barriers to become the nation’s first female vice president, first Black vice president and first Black female vice president. Geraldine Ferraro was the
With his choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden may have helped bring young Black Americans to his side on Election Day. Only 47% of those Black Americans under 30 years old that we surveyed recently planned to vote for Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee. But by picking
The people are angry with how the government has handled it, on the evening of Saturday, July 25, the MV (Merchant Vessel) Wakashio grounded on coral reefs in the south-east of the Indian Ocean tropical island of Mauritius. The ship, a Japanese-owned but Panama-registered bulk carrier designed to transport unpackaged
is rising sharply in the UK. Large sections of the workforce also face redundancy as the furlough scheme is phased out. It is clear that, without a radical shift in policy, many millions of workers will confront real hardship. We know from research that unemployment has “scarring effects” on workers.
Living under lockdown and the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to our lives has been difficult for everyone. We have all welcomed the opportunity to return to a more normal way of life. But a resurgence in cases after the easing of lockdown in many countries shows us that this pandemic is
The Trump administration has turned up the heat on Chinese tech companies TikTok and WeChat with an executive order that US companies have 45 days to stop transacting with them. The administration has also recommended that Chinese firms listed on US exchanges be removed unless they provide US regulators access to their audited accounts.
For restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, pubs and nightclubs, the pandemic has hit hard. For many of these businesses, reopening again after the initial stages of lockdown has come with its own challenges. Not least has been that governments in many countries have instructed bars, cafes and restaurants to record people’s
Counterfeit, or “fake”, medicines are a growing problem worldwide, from antimicrobials to cancer treatments. They are are designed to look exactly like the real thing, but typically contain the wrong type or amount of active ingredient, which may cause serious harm, illness or premature death. In the UK, there’s been a concerning rise in the use of counterfeit
With the slated reopening of schools in the UK around the corner, it’s critical to know if cases of coronavirus are going up. If so, further loosening restrictions could significantly exacerbate the problem. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, told the press on July 31 that “we have probably reached
Ellen Pompeo has been a mainstay on Grey’s Anatomy since its debut 15 years ago, remaining in her role as Meredith Grey despite numerous other cast members leaving as the years have passed. Valerie Macon / Getty Images But she’s now got incredibly real about her reasons for remaining on the show
It’s safe to say Selena Gomez has always been open and honest with fans about her mental health and experiences with anxiety and depression. Tibrina Hobson / Getty Images Earlier this year, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer opened up about her bipolar disorder diagnosis during an Instagram livestream with Miley Cyrus. “I had