Tag: Coronavirus

Warnings about big tech data collection as schools shift to online learning during pandemic

As millions of students across the country transfer to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, several senators are calling on the federal government to develop guidance that protects student data and privacy. U.S. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) penned a joint letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and leaders […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Got Past Pharoah, We’ll Get Past Corona’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned that a total shutdown of the country was imminent if the number of Israelis infected with the coronavirus continued to rise. Citing the Talmudic passage, “Whoever saves one life, it is as if he saved the entire world,” Netanyahu said, “Everyone who infects one life, he infects […]

Coronavirus deals blow to Putin’s plans to stay in power until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long provided other world leaders with a template for authoritarian rule. Now he faces a new test: Whether his top-down system can survive the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised address to the nation Wednesday, Putin announced a sweeping array of measures to cope with the spread of the virus and […]

Netanyahu: Full lockdown possible within days if virus spread doesn’t slow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that a full closure of the country could be introduced within days to curb the coronavirus pandemic, hours after further restrictions on Israelis’ movement were put into effect. “The number of those infected doubles every three days,” he said. At that rate, “in two weeks we’ll have thousands — […]

Coronavirus: The World Health Organization Is Becoming The Planet’s Most Important Social Media Influencer

Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, has done it. Likewise, Kaká, the Brazilian soccer star. And so did F1 driver Romain Rosjen. That is, they washed their hands and then posted a video of themselves doing it to social media, completing one of the most viral trends in the world right now: […]

As Coronavirus Causes Muslims to Abandon Temple Mount, Jews Reign Supreme

The coronavirus has brought about a remarkable situation on the Temple Mount in which the Muslim-Arabs are shut out of the two main structures in which they pray while Jewish visitors are now the prominent force of prayer at Judaism’s holiest site. On Sunday, the Waqf (Muslim authority) announced that the buildings reserved for exclusive […]

Metrolinx to go cashless in wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Metrolinx is set to remove cash payment options starting on Tuesday in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an unprecedented, quickly evolving situation,” the transit agency’s spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said in a statement. “This week, we are increasing efforts further to protect our staff who are working so hard on the […]

Angela Merkel Enters Quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Merkel’s spokesman said the German chancellor was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the […]

Coronavirus: 400 arrested in Jordan for violating nationwide curfew

Nearly 400 people have been arrested in Jordan for violating an indefinite curfew introduced on Saturday that bans people from leaving their homes even to purchase food. Breaching the anti-coronavirus orders, thought to be the most stringent to be applied nationally anywhere in the world, is punishable with up to one year in prison. The […]

Stuck at home? | COVID-19 Update from Irvin

Coronavirus Dallas County just issued a stay-at-home order for its residents. Are you stuck at home? Irvin Baxter shares his thoughts from his living room. Enroll in the Jerusalem Prophecy College today!