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BizWiz #85

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BizWiz #85

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1. He was born Israel Beer Josaphat and set up one of the world’s leading news gathering entity. Which one?

BizWiz #85

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Ending the acute phase of the pandemic must remain our collective priority. There are different scenarios for how the pandemic could play out and how the acute phase could end. But it's dangerous to assume that omicron will be the last variant or that we are in the endgame. On the contrary, globally, the conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge...we can end Covid-19 as a global health emergency, and we can do it this year, by reaching goals like WHO's target to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population of each country by the middle of this year, with a focus on people who are at the highest risk of Covid-19, and improving testing and sequencing rates to track the virus and its emerging variants more closely. It's true that we will be living with Covid for the foreseeable future and that we will need to learn to manage it through a sustained and integrated system for acute respiratory diseases to help prepare for future pandemics. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director-general, quoted in The Hindu.
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School-going robot
Imagine being able to experience the classroom even while physically staying at home. Being surrounded by friends, receiving homework by the end of the day, and playing during class. Joshua Martinangeli, a 7-year-old student at Pusteblume-Grundschule in Berlin sends an avatar robot that takes his place in the classroom as he is unable to attend school due to severe lung disease. The avatar robot allows real-time interaction between Joshua, his peers, and teachers, by giving out a blinking signal that indicates he wants to speak. His friends talk, laugh, and sometimes even chit chat with him through the robot. The project is a private initiative that was paid for by the local council in the Berlin district Marzahn-Hellersdorf. Source: Reuters