China opens new Covid hospital in China

China opens new Covid hospital in China

The Xiaotangshan hospital, which has more than 1,000 beds, was opened after recording a few hundred cases in the past few weeks. On Monday, officials said there were 50 new cases in the city of 22 million, down from the 59 reported on Sunday. The move seems to be aimed at avoiding the fate of Shanghai, where weeks of confinement have fueled anger and anxiety about the cost of China's zero-Covid strategy. Residents who have spent time in mass isolation or quarantine centers described piles of garbage, nonstop floodlights and a lack of shower facilities. Response: Officials in Beijing who are under immense pressure to stamp out outbreaks have put a temporary ban on dining in restaurants, closed schools indefinitely and ordered residents to show proof of a negative test within the past week to enter public spaces, including public transportation.

Buses of shellshocked residents arrived in Zaporizhzhia, a city 140 miles northwest of Mariupol, Ukraine, for the first large-scale evacuation of civilians. Ukrainian officials pledged to continue the effort despite early-morning shelling in Mariupol. One evacuee said the city's residents are starting to talk of suicide because they are stuck in this situation. Western leaders were working to put their promises of aid to Ukraine into action on Monday. Ministers were talking about a transition away from Russian energy sources. In Washington, senators were prepared to take up President Biden's $33 billion aid package. Loss: Russian forces killed Iryna Abramova's husband on the street in Bucha. The Russians were sitting on the curb, drinking water from plastic bottles, just watching me, she said. They didn't say anything, they didn't show any emotion. They were like an audience at the theater. Many parents say they want to return to Myanmar and believe that Rohingya-run schools will prepare their children for the transition. The mother of a sixth grader said he fears that he will forget what he learned. If he doesn't go to school, he will never be able to change his fate. Since 2017 there have been more than 700,000 Rohingya crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape the state-led persecution that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. Details: About half of the population of the densely populated refugee camps are younger than 18; UNICEF says about 400,000 school-age children live there.

The genomes of 2,155 dogs were analyzed by owners surveys for 18,385 dogs. They found that breed is essentially useless for predicting a dog's behavior. One of the clearest findings is that the breed has no discernible effect on a dog's reaction to something new or strange. This behavior is what a nonscientist might see as innate aggression and would seem to cast doubt on breed stereotypes of aggressive dogs. Labrador retrievers are not necessarily lovers, and pit bulls aren't predisposed to fight, though they did score high on human sociability. This is not to say that there are no differences between breeds or that breed can't predict some things; on average, a breed accounts for about 9 percent of the differences in the behavior of a given pup. The genes that shape dog behavior predate modern breeding, which focuses mostly on appearance. We think looks seem to matter less than we think.