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China is bracing for a massive new wave of COVID cases. What it means for the rest of the world

China is bracing for a massive new wave of COVID cases. What it means for the rest of the world

Cases of Omicron variant XBB are mounting in China, forming a new wave expected to crest around 65 million cases a week by the end of June. Infections will likely reach 40 million per week by the end of the month, senior health adviser Zhong Nashan told attendees at a biotech conference in Guangzhou, according to Bloomberg. The wave could swell to become the country’s second largest, experts tell Fortune. It will undoubtedly pale in comparison to the country’s first major wave late last year, during which an estimated 37 million people were infected...

Black communities endured wave of excess deaths in past 2 decades, studies find

Black communities endured wave of excess deaths in past 2 decades, studies find

Comment on this storyCommentAmerica’s Black communities experienced an excess 1.6 million deaths compared with the White population during the past two decades, a staggering loss that comes at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, according to two new studies that build on a generation of research into health disparities and inequity.In one study, researchers conclude that the gap in health outcomes translated into 80 million years of potential life lost — years of life that could have been preserved if the gap between Black and White mortality rates had been eliminated. The...

New Wave Of GOP Candidates Poised To Join 2024 Campaign

New Wave Of GOP Candidates Poised To Join 2024 Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening phase of the Republican presidential primary has largely centered on the escalating collision between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.But a new wave of GOP White House hopefuls will begin entering the 2024 race as soon as this coming week after a monthslong lull. They include former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who will formally launch his campaign Wednesday.Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he will finalize his plans in “weeks, not months.” He has kept a busy schedule of early state visits and policy...

Rising Label Frequency Music Is Championing The Next Wave Of Independent Musicians

Rising Label Frequency Music Is Championing The Next Wave Of Independent Musicians

Championing the next wave of emerging talents, Frequency is establishing itself as a powerful player within the independent label space, having just launched a custom YouTube Content ID system and expanded with a new publishing arm.    The tastemaker imprint’s early days date back to 2013, when founder Kelvin Ruijters noticed a lack of availability of royalty free music online. Aiming to tackle this problem and provide the next wave of creators with music they could use without the fear of copyright complications, he launched Frequency. Almost 10 years later, the label is sticking...

Dems Fending Off ‘Red Wave’ Has Biden Talking About 2024

Dems Fending Off ‘Red Wave’ Has Biden Talking About 2024

President Joe Biden was upbeat about the results of Tuesday’s midterm election during a press conference on Wednesday. While Republicans are likely to take control of the House, control of the Senate will not be known until December when there will be a runoff election in Georgia between Sen. Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker. Biden told reporters on Wednesday, “We had an election yesterday. And it was a good day, I think, for democracy. And I think it was a good day for America. While we don’t know all the results yet …...

Brits are being hit by a wave of bad news

Brits are being hit by a wave of bad news

Pensioners protest over rising fuel prices at a demonstration outside Downing street called by The National Pensioners Convention and Fuel Poverty Action on February 7, 2022 in London, England.Guy Smallman | Getty ImagesLONDON — "The brains of humans and other animals contain a mechanism designed to give priority to bad news," former Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman once said.For Brits, this mechanism has been taking a beating in recent months.The Bank of England this week added to its emergency rescue package for British pension funds, while the government brought forward its medium-term fiscal policy...

Meet the Artists Shaping the Wave Music Scene – EDM.com

Meet the Artists Shaping the Wave Music Scene – EDM.com

Since starting out as a simple hashtag on SoundCloud in 2017, Wave has become one of the most dynamic trends in the electronic music scene.Initially championed by Plastician on his weekly "Rinse FM" show, the Wave genre has grown into its own flourishing DIY ecosystem, branching out and mutating into a bona fide movement.While trap music was at a dead end and drum & bass hadn't yet exploded in the U.S., the Wave scene was thriving. Borrowing influences from U.K. dubstep, cloud rap, grime, witch house and trance, the sound steadily infiltrated the underground...

After last night’s stunning Democratic upset victory, the promised ‘red wave’ has ebbed

After last night’s stunning Democratic upset victory, the promised ‘red wave’ has ebbed

Representative-elect Pat Ryan, crushing Republican dreams of a November red wave Conventional wisdom says the party that holds the White House is fated to suffer midterm losses. It’s tough to come out ahead when the election is framed as a referendum on the sitting president, in a political system that guarantees no president can get his agenda through Congress unscathed.  With Democratic President Joe Biden’s approvals in the 30s and Republicans ahead on generic congressional ballot polling, it might’ve seemed that Republicans were headed toward another 2010-style blowout win. Yet if you were paying attention, and I mean really paying attention,...

Telehealth abortion providers prepare for a wave of demand – and new obstacles : Shots

Telehealth abortion providers prepare for a wave of demand – and new obstacles : Shots

On the day of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a woman named Nora was at home in her one-bedroom apartment getting through a medical abortion. She'd stocked up on menstrual pads and painkillers, and steeled herself to get through a tough day. Having children "is something I so badly want," Nora told NPR, "but I'm 22 and I'm poor, and I just can't even wrap my head around it." (NPR is using Nora's first name only out of concern for her personal safety.) For Nora, who...

Black adult hospitalizations reached a pandemic high during the omicron wave, CDC study finds

Black adult hospitalizations reached a pandemic high during the omicron wave, CDC study finds

As the highly transmissible omicron variant usurped the delta variant’s dominance, people who were unvaccinated were 12 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who were vaccinated and boosted against the coronavirus, according to the report.Story continues below advertisementAnd fewer Black adults had been immunized compared with White adults, said the report, which analyzed hospitalization rates in 99 counties in 14 states. The report examined the vaccination status of people older than 18 by race and ethnicity and compared hospitalization rates for the delta wave from July to Dec. 18 and for the...