Monday, January 24News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: victims

COVID victims stored in shipping container as Germany grapples with virus surge

COVID victims stored in shipping container as Germany grapples with virus surge

World
The bodies of COVID-19 victims in a German city are having to be stored in a shipping container as the pandemic continues to spiral in the country.Germany's Robert Koch Institute - the government agency responsible for disease control and prevention - added another 33,777 confirmed cases of coronavirus in its most recent numbers, bringing the total to 1,439,938. The number of deaths has reached 24,938 after a further 813 were recorded, with the grim figures coming after the country was placed into a new lockdown.Live coronavirus updates from the UK and around the world Image: Christmas shopping has been blamed for a rise in social contacts, and therefore COVID cases, in Germany In Hanau, near Frankfurt, the bodies of people who died w...
Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims

Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims

World
A strengthened Tropical Storm Eta has made landfall on Cuba and has set its sights on the southern tip of Florida, already inundated by heavy rains and unusual King TidesBy SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated PressNovember 8, 2020, 10:09 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePURULHA, Guatemala -- A strengthened Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Cuba early Sunday, and has its sights set on the southern tip of Florida, after leaving dozens dead and over 100 missing in Central America which it hit last week as a major hurricane.Eta breached Cuba even as searchers in Guatemala were still digging for people believed buried by a massive, rain-fueled landslide. Authorities say 15 people are confirmed dead and at least 109 are missing in Guatemala, many of them in the landslide ...
Peer-based anti-bullying initiatives may harm victims more, researcher says

Peer-based anti-bullying initiatives may harm victims more, researcher says

Health
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Encouraging classmates to defend bullied pupils may do more harm than good, according to a review of existing research published Tuesday by Child Development Perspectives. Unlike programs that include parental training, firm discipline or enhanced playground supervision, interventions that involve working with the peers of bullied students tend to lead to increases in the behavior, the author wrote. Advertisement So-called "bystander interventions," in which peers are trained to come to the defense of the bullying victims, may actually increase feelings of victimization and distress by "disempowering" them, reinforcing or provoking bullying or eroding broader support for them, the review suggests. "Many school bullying prevention programs encourage and train peer bystande...
Celebs used to dupe victims into making fake investments

Celebs used to dupe victims into making fake investments

Technology
Criminals are defrauding people into making fake investments using forged news stories promoting investment advice from celebrities, the public is being warned.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre, a part of intelligence agency GCHQ, has announced it has foiled a growing number of these scams over the last four months. More than 300,000 malicious URLs linking to investment schemes promoted with fake celebrity endorsements, including Sir Richard Bransom, Ed Sheeran and Martin Lewis, have been taken down during this period.But the growing number of investment scams has caused the cyber security agency to issue a warning to the public, and to let the criminals know that they are being pursued. Image: The scammers wrote a fake account about Ed Sh...
‘Some victims may never recover’: Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thought

‘Some victims may never recover’: Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thought

World
The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in Lombardy, the worst-affected region in the country. The doctors warn that some victims may never recover from the illness and that all age groups are vulnerable. Image: Infection rates have lessened but Italy is seeing the long-term effects COVID-19 has on survivors The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory ...