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Breaking: University of Oxfords Vaccine for Covid-19 First Trial Phase Results:

Breaking: University of Oxfords Vaccine for Covid-19 First Trial Phase Results:

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Results are finally out for the covid-19 Vaccine developed by University of Oxford, UK Trials conducted on 1077 people showed that the covid-19 vaccine injection led to develop antibodies and T- Cells that can fight coronavirus:

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British Prime Minister Borris Johnson said Boris Johnson: “This is very positive news. A huge well done to our brilliant, world-leading scientists & researchers at University of Oxford.

“There are no guarantees, we’re not there yet & further trials will be necessary – but this is an important step in the right direction.”

This is the biggest breakthrough since the start of Pandemic.

 

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Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19

Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19, warns Oxfam

Hunger could kill millions!

A new study by Oxfam; a charitable organization has warned the world for the incoming hunger crisis. 12000 people can die daily of hunger by the end of the year. Millions of people are being pushed towards hunger by the coronavirus pandemic and it could end up killing more people of hunger as compared to virus itself.

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The biggest reasons are lockdowns, closed borders, curfews and travel restrictions. More than 1 million extra people in Afghanistan are facing famine increasing tally from 2.5 million to 3.5 million in May,2020 .Humanitarian disaster in Yemen has also triggered, where two third are already facing severe hunger.

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“People queue at flour, split peas and food for children at an Oxfam distribution point in Herat, Afghanistan.” Earlier this year

Coronavirus has already forced people in poorest countries into hunger and poverty. Unemployment, lack of health facilities food shortage is worsening day by day. The countries identified by Oxfam as extreme hunger hotspots includes Afghanistan, Congo, Yemen, Venezuela, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria and Haiti.

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“The knock-on impacts of Covid-19 are far more widespread than the virus itself, pushing millions of the world’s poorest people deeper into hunger and poverty. It is vital governments contain the spread of this deadly disease, but they must also prevent it killing as many – if not more – people from hunger,”

Said the chief executive of Oxfam GB, Danny Sriskandarajah.

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World’s Richest People Ever

Top 10 World’s Richest
People Ever!

10. Muammar Gaddafi (200 Billion USD)

Muhammad Muammar Abu Minyar Gaddafi (1942-2011) also known as Colonel Gaddafi was a revolutionary Libyan leader who ruled Libya from 1969 till 2011. Reports suggest that after his death his wealth was estimated at 200 billion US dollars and he was the richest man in the world before his death.

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9. William the Conqueror (229.5 Billion USD)

William I (1028-1087) also known as William the Conqueror and William the Bastard was son of Rollo and the first Norman King of England. His wealth was due to his conquest against Anglo-Saxons; he held lands and riches of these lands and was the richest King of England ever lived. According to sources his wealth stood at around 230 billion US dollars.

8. Mir Osman Ali Khan (230 Billion USD)

His Highness Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi (1886-1967) was the last ruler of the State of Hyderabad, British India. Mir Osman Ali Khan was declared the richest man alive by Times Magazine in 1937 and remained the richest man in South Asia till his death in 1967. Nawab gave gift of tiara and jewelry made of diamonds to Queen Elizabeth on her marriage. Nawab possessed the most expensive diamonds on earth.

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7. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (300 Billion USD)

Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov or Nicholas II (1868-1918) was the last emperor of Russia. Nicholas known wealth is still incalculable as he owned the vast amount of lands in all over the Russia and his annual income was around 24 million gold roubles. According to sources and surveys his wealth was calculated at about 300 billion US dollars.

6. John D Rockefeller (341 Billion USD)

John D Rockefeller Sr. (1839-1937) was an American Business man and philanthropist. He was also a member of Republican Political Party. John D was in Oil Business and at the time of his peak he controlled the 90 percent of oil industry of the United States of America. John D is considered as the richest American of all time. His wealth was estimated at more than 341 billion US dollars.

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5. Andrew Carnegie (372 Billion USD)

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish-American Industrialist and Philanthropist. Andrew was a steel tycoon. He led the expansion of American steel industry in 19th century and was the wealthiest American of 19th century. He later donated about 65 billion USD in charity. His wealth stood at an estimated amount of 372 Billion US dollars.

4. Akbar I (Incalculable / In Trillion Dollars)

Abu Al-Fath Jalal ud Din Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) also known as Akbar the Great was the third emperor of Mughal Empire. He ruled sub-continent and owned huge amount of wealth in the form of lands and gold. Akbar’s wealth is incalculable and is estimated in trillion of dollars.

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Zhao Xu,Top 10,World’s,Richest,People,Ever!

3. Zhao Xu (Incalculable / In Trillion Dollars)

Zhao Xu (1048-1085) also known as Emperor Shenzong of Song was the sixth emperor of Song dynasty. Zhao Xu wealth is incalculable and is estimated in trillion of dollars.

2. Augustus Caesar (Incalculable / 4.6 Trillion USD)

Augustus (63 BC- 14 AD) was the first emperor of the great Roman Empire. Augustus was a roman statesman and a military leader. His wealth is incalculable but some surveys states that his estimated wealth was about 4.63 trillion US dollars.

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1. King Mansa Musa ( Wealth Indescribable)

Musa I (1280-1337) or Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa of Mali Empire, an Islamic West African State. At that time, Mali was the world largest producer of Gold. His wealth was from the production of salt and gold and he had more than half of the world’s supply at that time. Mansa was so rich that TIME magazine stated There’s really no way to put an accurate number on his wealth”. On his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324-1325 his caravan had 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves who each had about 1.8 kg of gold on themselves. His caravan had camels each carrying about 100 kg Gold. He donated tons of gold on the way to mecca among poor. Mansa is still considered as the richest man to set foot on earth ever.

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Corona Virus: A pandemic that shook the world

Corona Virus: A pandemic that shook the world

Japan was preparing to host the biggest sports event in the world, Tokyo Olympics 2020. Dubai was almost done with the preparations of the biggest expo in the world, Dubai Expo 2020. Donald Trump was getting ready to secure his second term at Oval Office in Washington, USA. Liverpool was leading the table against Manchester City for the race of the English Premier League in England. The protesters were on the streets of Hong Kong against Chinese Influence. Morrison was dealing with one of the deadliest bushfires in Australia. The World was normal until news arrived from the city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China and it changed the whole world.

In December 2019, hospitals in Wuhan started receiving patients with symptoms the same as of pneumonia. In the first 99 patients, 50 percent of the cases were linked to the Huanan Seafood wholesale market. The Chinese authorities acted rapidly and Wuhan with a population of 11 million was placed into a complete lockdown. The world welcomed the year 2020 with great enthusiasm but no one knew what lie ahead. The cases started increasing and on January 7th the Chinese authorities announced that they have identified a new virus and named it 2019-nCOV of the coronavirus family. China reported its first death on 11th January and cases started to emerge in the other cities of China. Province of Hubei with a population of 55 million was placed into complete lockdown as China started its battle against the new virus.

City of Wuhan during the pandemic

In the midst of January, the human to human transfer was officially confirmed and a disaster was feared as millions traveled for the Lunar new year Holiday. By the end of January, cases started to emerge from Thailand, South Korea, and Australia and the World Health Organization declared a global emergency. On 10th Feb China had its 1000 cases, WHO named this new form of coronavirus as COVID-19. By the end of Feb the cases emerged from the majority of the countries and Iran and South Korea were declared the most affected countries after China. As the situation worsened and the number of cases increased rapidly with over 82,000 cases and 2800 deaths worldwide by the end of February it was time for the world to take this pandemic seriously. The pandemic tightened its grip in Europe by affecting Italy and Spain. The Italians hospitals got stormed by the virus patients and strict lockdown was imposed. The death toll in Italy outnumbered China and Iran’s and on 11th March 2020, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus as the Global Pandemic.

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March turned out to be the deadly month as the number of cases stood at 600,000 with 28000 deaths worldwide by the end of March and Europe and the United States were declared the new epicenters of the COVID-19.

While things were getting out of control in Europe and the US. The president of United States Donald Trump started blaming China for hiding facts and not alerting the world for the great disaster. China and WHO rejected the claims and blamed the US for not having the necessary measures for the prevention of the virus. The blame game worsened and the cases got out of control in both Europe and the US. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi imposed the biggest lockdown of the world with imposing restrictions on 1.4 billion people. The lockdown was also imposed in Middle Eastern countries and Pakistan. China announced that they have won the war against the virus and their number of cases has declined.

The world faced two problems one of health and the other was economic. The strict lockdown in the majority of the countries turned out to be a disaster for economic activities, the unemployment rate triggered all around the world and economies shattered and faced recession for the first time after World War 2.  By the end of April, the United States alone had 1 million cases with 57,000 deaths and declared the worst affected country by the pandemic. The battle against coronavirus in Europe and its consequences on the economy hardened. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also contracted the virus and fought for his life on the ventilator. The death tolls increased and Europe mourns.

London (left) and Paris (right) during the lockdown

In the mid of May the strict lockdown in Europe turned out to be a key factor in winning the war against COVID-19. The number of cases decreased and lockdowns were partially lifted in various cities. The situation remained the same in the US as number cases and deaths kept on rising. Russia, India, and the US were the new epicenters as the fight against the virus continued. Russia and Brazil saw a rapid increase in their cases.

Currently, the United States is leading the table with over 2 million cases and more than 115,000 deaths followed by Brazil with almost 900,000 cases and 45,000 deaths and Russia with 600,000 cases and 8000 deaths. India and Pakistan have also seen a boost in its cases as India passed 300,000 cases and Pakistan with almost 150,000 cases. The death rate in Subcontinent is far less as compared to that in Europe and the US. While these countries are fighting against the virus they are also fighting against hunger. Mumbai the densely populated city of India is facing problems fighting against the virus as its majority of the population lives in slums. The global infected cases stand at 8 million-plus with almost 440,000 deaths. Pakistan has also seen a spike in its cases as it eased the lockdown before Eid and the health system is about to get choked.

Karachi (left) and Mumbai (right) during lockdown

COVID-19 turned out to be a disaster for the world’s economy as the World Bank has predicted the worst recession since the 19th century. The unemployment rate has surged all over the globe and economies have suffered huge losses. The countries have introduced economic stimulus packages for their citizens. The world’s largest stimulus package was announced by President of US Donald Trump of about 2.2 trillion dollars to strengthen its economy. Japan and Germany also announced an economic stimulus of 1 trillion dollars. The aviation and tourism industry has suffered the most as global tourism has declined by 80 percent and air travel by 90 percent. The companies have also laid off its staff. The situation in Europe is now under control and the US has also seen a decline in its death and new cases. South America and Sub-continent keep on fighting against the pandemic with its already poor economies. The IMF and G20 have also announced debt relief for poor countries so they can fight against the virus.

The race of Vaccination production is also in its final stage. University of Oxford’s AZD 1222 vaccine is being produced by AstraZeneca a pharmaceutical company. Moderna and J&J are also working on the vaccine. China and Russia have also announced that they are in the final stages. Europe and the US have signed the contract with Pharma Giants for the vaccine and it is expected by the end of 2020.

The post-COVID scenario is still very unclear. The global economies will fight for a few years to revive their economy. Tourism and Aviation industry will also take time for its revival. The unemployment rate will also trigger and more people would fall under the poverty line especially in third world countries.