Australia’s snap lockdowns have hurt consumer confidence, effectively sinking to its lowest level since November. It reverses months of improvement as Australians temporarily lose faith in the recovery. ANZ head of Australian economics David Plank said he believes that confidence will bounce back as long as Sydney is able to […]
Delta will likely become the US's dominant strain in a matter of weeks. Experts fear another surge if the pace of vaccinations continues to wane.
Randi Weingarten says the American Federation of Teachers is "all in" on fully reopening schools. But there's always a "but."
Brisbane’s lockdown will be lifted from noon on Thursday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced, after only one new locally acquired case of coronavirus was reported overnight. Masks will still be required in indoor spaces for the next two weeks. Australia’s state and territory leaders have not yet announced whether they […]
The Brisbane lockdowns will be a “devastating blow” for Queensland’s tourism industry, chief executive of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council Daniel Gschwind told Business Insider Australia. Despite a $1.2 billion tourism rescue package, the sector continues to suffer from tepid consumer confidence as Australian’s question travelling interstate amid the threat […]
Oil prices dropped Tuesday as Germany's lockdown order underscored worries that rising coronavirus cases in Europe will hurt energy demand.
"We've got a problem with too many people coming here to let loose," Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said.
European security officials are formally preparing for a wave of anti-lockdown violence in Europe. There have already been four days of rioting in the Netherlands – and the Dutch rarely riot. Poor and immigrant communities, especially in France and Belgium, are exhausted by lockdowns. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Goldman Sachs cut its forecasts for the UK economy, predicting a double-dip recession in the first quarter of 2021, after the imposition of a new national lockdown. “Given the return to nationwide lockdown, we now expect a 1.5% contraction in real GDP in Q1, putting the UK economy into a […]
British government announced around $US6 billion in stimulus to help businesses weather the new lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the variant strain of COVID-19. Retail, hospitality and leisure companies will get one-off grants worth up to $US12,200, in addition to an extended furlough scheme. “Today we’re announcing a […]
During the pandemic, New York City has lost thousands of the small businesses that gave it its flavour. A coming third wave of the coronavirus has put the City That Never Sleeps on the cusp of being shuttered once again. There’s nothing to do but mourn the lost and the […]
Turkey is seeing a massive surge in coronavirus cases and is tightening its lockdown. Turkey does not require tourists to quarantine or show negative test results, however. They can roam Istanbul, the country’s largest city, freely. Insider spoke to a few locals about the partial lockdown. The Centres for Disease […]
If the 1980s should have taught us anything, it’s that “Just Say No” doesn’t work. And yet, “cancel everything” COVID edicts are still being dropped on a weary public. Overbroad lockdowns are producing “shame fatigue,” where people who want to be responsible during the pandemic start to tune out authority […]
Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors’ public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up in Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Washington to flout restrictions. In Virginia, almost 100 people packed into the Campbell County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, with many […]
Democrats think of themselves as the “party of science,” but a lot of prominent Democratic politicians have acted like they’re immune from COVID. While imposing restrictions on travel on gatherings, they have taken unnecessary pleasure trips and attended maskless indoor parties. We’ve come to expect COVID-denialism from Trump-sycophantic Republicans, but […]
My kid’s school is going to close for no science-based reason, and we’ve already given up Thanksgiving. But I can’t help but feel discouraged that my family’s sacrifice is in vain. A winter hellscape awaits, even with encouraging vaccine news, because America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been an […]
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide “two-week freeze” on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, which will be in place from November 18 to at least December 2. Under the policy, which Brown said is similar to the state’s “stay home” order from March, social gatherings are limited […]