I see many people accusing all of protesters of being a covidiot. Not all protesters are covidiots. During the pandemic, many lives are damaged and many people are in financial crisis because of the situation of the economy.

Many countries are struggling financially and many jobs are lost. People are now very confused and they are experiencing a lot of problems and difficulties economically.

Many of them who are protesting against the coronavirus lockdowns and laws are those who have nothing left and don’t have any money to spend for living. Those whose shops are closed or aren’t getting paid are protesting as well of those idiots who don’t want to wear a mask.

We should not blame everybody. I can’t accuse all of the coronavirus protesters and I can’t accuse all of them to be a covidiot. For sure those who are protesting against social distancing and/or wearing a mask are idiots and worthy of the phrase. I also believe there should be a fine or a ticket for them to be punished but sadly many of those who protest are simply people who are in danger of losing everything.

Many governments do not help the people who have been harmed and endangered, and they have left the people alone. Those endangered and harmed people have every right to protest and should not be blamed not accused of anything.

Among all those years that many people invited you to boycott Black Friday, this might be the most serious one that you should listen to. Black Friday is tempting, I can’t lie. I really would like to buy a thing for less than half of its usual price but it’s affecting more than an individual.

Black Friday usually only takes effect on online shops like the evil Amazon and/or some big chain stores around the U.S. or some other countries and this just helps those stores to grow and get more powerful thus makes people have less power to change the way they behave.

This year, the case is more special than other years. With the pandemic and everything going on, the economy of many countries are collapsing and many shops are suffering from it.

Also, local stores suffer a lot. Since the pandemic began, close to 100,000 businesses have permanently closed. Small businesses ― defined as private companies with fewer than 500 employees ― have especially struggled to survive this year due to less cash flow and smaller operating margins.

This is not just during the pandemic. Even before the pandemic, many local stores were suffering from Black Friday because many people get attracted to those big (usually chain) stores and never shop from local stores again.

Local businesses are struggling to survive and Black Friday is not good news for them.

Black Friday also produces tons of waste. Aside from the physical and financial toll that Black Friday has on shoppers, there are also environmental consequences.

The promise to deliver items in just a couple of days (looking at you, Amazon Prime) requires putting thousands more trucks and ships in service, adding to the pollution that’s already in our air and water. There’s also the ridiculous amount of packaging involved, which floods recycling centers and ends up in landfills.

That’s not to mention how so much of the crap that’s purchased during the Black Friday shopping frenzy ends up in the hands of people who don’t even want it. In fact, 61% percent of Americans say they received at least one unwanted gift over the holidays, according to a 2019 survey by Finder.com, a consumer savings site. That equates to $15.2 billion spent on unwanted gifts. Clothing and accessories make up the most gifted but unwanted items, fueling the carbon-intensive fast-fashion industry that contributes to overflowing landfills.

The Danish government has dropped an attempt to pass emergency legislation allowing it to cull all mink in the country, The Guardian has reported.

While ago, Denmark government announced that it will cull 15 million (or all) of its minks due to fear of COVID-19 mutation moving from minks to human could jeopardize COVID-19 vaccine.

But opposition to the move swiftly emerged. “Massive doubts over whether this cull is properly scientifically based [have] come to light now,” said Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the leader of Denmark’s largest opposition party, Venstre. “At the same time the government is taking away the livelihood of a large number of people without actually having the legal rights to do so.”

More than 50 million and 500 thousand people are now infected by coronavirus and more than 1.25 million people are dead. These numbers are official tested stats not the real statistics.

The real number is much higher than this. Please be careful and follow the healthcare laws. This is a deadly virus and there’s no vaccine for it yet. No medication works on it and people are highly at risk of getting infected by even a simple handshake.

Please wear a mask, use gloves, don’t touch your face, keep at least 2 meters of distance from other people, wash your hands regularly, and use sanitizer for disinfection.

Please be very careful. Even if you don’t show symptoms of the virus, you still have a chance of being infected and because you are a carrier of this disease, make others sick and endanger their lives.

The Guardian has reported that due to fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) mutation moving from mink to humans that could jeopardize future vaccines, Denmark will cull 15 million of the animal.

Denmark is the largest mink producer in the world. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, said 12 people are already infected with the mutated virus and that the mink are now considered a public health risk.

It’s very shocking. Poor animals. However, I understand that this is a necessary task and it is essential for the health of not only Danes but all human beings.

“The mutated virus in mink may pose a risk to the effectiveness of a future vaccine,” Frederiksen said. She said the army, police, and national emergency service would be mobilised to help farms with the mink cull, which will eradicate the entire Danish herd.

A massive manhunt is underway in the Austrian capital after an attack that left four civilians dead. Authorities say at least one “Islamist terrorist” was behind the shootings and that more suspects may be at large, DW has reported.

This is terrible. People were enjoying last night before nationwide lockdown because of coronavirus and this happened.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told an early morning press conference on Tuesday that investigations indicated the man was a sympathizer of the extremist group “Islamic State.” He added that more perpetrators may be on the run and urged citizens to stay home if possible.

Authorities said there were shootings at six different locations in the city center. So this may be an organized crime against people. Witnesses described men firing dozens of rounds into crowds at bars and restaurants with automatic rifles.

Authorities said one attacker shot dead by police appeared to have an Islamist motive. The deceased suspect was 20-years-old and held dual citizenship in Austria and North Macedonia.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said the man was convicted in April 2019 because he had tried to travel to Syria to join the extremist “Islamic State” group. He had also allegedly posted photos of himself on Instagram with weapons he was believed to have used in the attack.

Police have also carried out searches of at least 15 other properties and made several arrests.

We should not treat all Muslims same, as not all Muslims are terrorists but those who believe in killing people should definitely be severely punished. This is a very sad news. Condolences to Austrians and other people.

The New York Strand bookstore, one of the New York’s landmarks and probably one of the most important landmark of NYC in literary appeals for help due to financial crisis caused by coronavirus.

“We’ve survived just about everything for 93 years,” proprietor Nancy Bass-Wyden said in a statement, of the store her grandfather founded in 1927. “The Great Depression, two world wars, big box bookstores, ebooks and online behemoths. We are the last of the 48 bookstores still standing from 4th Avenue’s famous Book Row.

Please buy from your local stores and support local businesses instead of chain markets and Amazon. Specially, if you want a book, please buy it from your local physical bookstore if you can’t borrow it from your local library.

This way, you can be sure there’s no DRM involved and also local business won’t get shut down because of evil giants like Amazon.

+972 Magazine has reported that Israel claims incarcerated Palestinian children pose a threat to national security just like adults — and therefore can’t contact their families.

Ahmad Sabri, a 17-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank town of Qalqilya, has been incarcerated in Israel’s Megiddo Prison since March 2019. Since the coronavirus crisis began earlier this year, Sabri, a “security prisoner,” has been subjected to restrictions that bar him from making phone calls or receiving visits from lawyers and family members.

Last October, Sabri petitioned the Nazareth District Court asking that he be allowed to make phone calls to his family, with the same rights as criminal prisoners. But the court rejected the petition, claiming that the “temporary regulations” enacted due to the pandemic already allow minors to call their families under supervision.

The court added that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) is preparing to conduct a pilot program that allows minors to make phone calls in prisons different from the one Sabri is incarcerated in. That program was initiated in response to a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners last year, which compelled the IPS to install public phones in security wings and allow up to three phone calls for each prisoner per week, for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Palestinian security prisoners in Israel, and minors in particular, are suffering from deteriorating conditions as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Without phone calls and visits, these prisoners have been cut off from the world for months — with no end in sight. As of August, there were 140 Palestinian minors in Israeli prisons, according to the rights group Addameer.

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed it is investigating grumbles about heavy-handed marketing emails and texts promoting the NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app in England.

Between 26 and 27 September, NHS Test and Trace messaged anyone resident in the country who was over the age of 16 and had previously provided their contact details to a GP. Those contacted had not specifically opted in to receive marketing communications regarding the NHS COVID-19 app.

In its FAQ, the NHS justified the mass email-and-text blast by underlining the urgency of the current situation. “It was determined a matter of public health importance to encourage people to download the app as a critical part of NHS Test and Trace,” it wrote.

“England is experiencing a second peak of coronavirus transmission, resulting in a number of local restrictions and tightening of national restrictions. Encouraging people to download the NHS COVID-19 app is considered by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to be a highly important tool for managing and monitoring the outbreak, and a matter of public interest.”

In a statement sent to The Register, the ICO confirmed it had started investigating people’s gripes though it did not disclose to us how many it had received. “We have received complaints in relation to text and email messages being sent about the NHS COVID-19 app and we are making enquiries,” said an ICO spokesperson.

NHS COVID-19 launched on 24 September for England and Wales – Scotland and Northern Ireland already had their own COVID-19 awareness apps by this point.

The software arrived at an acutely challenging moment for the UK’s fight against the pandemic. Infection rates have skyrocketed, prompting local lockdowns across large parts of Wales and northern England. Given these circumstances, cybersecurity expert Professor Alan Woodward, of the University of Surrey, understood why the NHS opted for the path it took – although he noted the data should be used with the strictest safeguards.

“I suppose I can see why they did it,” he said. “What I was unaware of, and so I suspect are others, is that GPs share our phone numbers with other parts of the NHS. It would be nice to know how it is protected and specifically how NHS digital are ensuring it doesn’t become a victim of hackers.

“Much, I suspect, may depend on how it is stored. If it’s stored and associated with other personal data, it represents an incredible target. It would effectively be the phone number of everyone over 16 who has a mobile phone (assuming they registered the mobile with their GP which most do ask for as they now send texts from the local surgeries with things such as appointment reminders).”