It's a suspicion that the coronavirus may have escaped, accidentally or otherwise, from a laboratory in the central Chinese city of Wuhan where the virus was first recorded. Its supporters point to the presence of a major biological research facility in the city. The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has been studying coronaviruses in bats for over a decade. The institute is a 40-minute drive from the Huanan wet market where the first cluster of infections emerged in Wuhan. The coronavirus is a zoonotic virus. What does this mean? Zoonotic refers to diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans.
The whole world has been affected by the pandemic, but few industries have been hit as hard as commercial air travel. Not since the shutdown of flights following the World Trade Center attacks, the worldwide SARS pandemic, and the global recession of 2008, has the airline industry been so close to ruin. As the world struggles to recover, what will be the impact of the pandemic on the airline industry? 1. Loss of Revenue In 2020, the global estimate of the loss in revenue alone was 391 billion USD , and with the pandemic still ravaging the world, the estimates
According to the Pew Research Poll 2020, negative impressions about China have reached a historic high in most Western countries including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Canada and the USA. The polling had begun ten years ago, but China had never been in a more unfavourable position than it is in 2020. In the UK, almost three-quarters of the population (raising the number by 19%) see China in a negative light. In the USA, negative views of China had already increased since 20% ever since Trump assumed office. The numbers shot up by another 13% in 2020. This rise