Alina Issakhanian

Alina Issakhanian

Single-use plastics and PPE are raising rates of “COVID waste” in oceans

The continuing coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in ocean pollution. Conservationists warn that the addition of plastic waste to the already polluted oceans is threatening marine life.  The discardment of disposable masks, latex gloves, and empty bottles of hand sanitizers described as “COVID waste” by Joffrey Peltier, the co-founder of the French non-profit …

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President Trump’s Comments on Reducing COVID-19 Testing Resulting in Controversy

President Trump came under fire for his recent calls to slow down testing for COVID-19. On his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Trump stated, “When you do testing to that extent you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find cases…So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’ They test and …

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WHO Warns of ‘New and Dangerous’ Phase in the Pandemic as Cases Reach a Record Daily High

On Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases globally in the last 24 hours. According to The Associated Press, this is the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases.  WHO reported that most of the new cases were recorded in the Americas which accounted for 116,041 of the new cases. …

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson Condemns ‘racist thuggery’ in Response to Violent Protests in the UK

On Saturday, June 13th,  United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the far-right protests in central London on Saturday as “racist thuggery” after the demonstrators threw objects such as bottles and cans at police officers. “Racist thuggery has no place on our streets. Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the …

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Spike in Coronavirus Cases Leads to Reestablishment of Safety Measures in Beijing

The capital of China, Beijing which has not reported a single case of the coronavirus in the last two months is now experiencing a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, with forty-two new symptomatic coronavirus cases reported since Thursday. This emergence of cases led to city officials reestablishing lockdown measures and warning the public …

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