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Jul 31 2021 - 03:28 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 7/31/21

Good afternoon! Once again, here are a few summaries of the latest headlines from English-language news publications around the world. The stories come to us courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:

The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Tenants Wait for Relief as Eviction Ban is Set to Expire

The moratorium on evictions expired today as many Americans still struggle to pay rent. A $46.5 billion emergency relief fund established to aid renters’ facing eviction has been slow to provide payments, with only 12% of the funds distributed.

The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Immunized People can Spread Virus, the C.D.C. Reports

The CDC has announced that immunized individuals can still spread the Delta variant to others and has revised its mask-wearing guidelines in accordance.

Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines

The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Firms May Face Legal Action Over ‘No Jab, No Job’ Threats

Questions of legality have put pressure on companies that announced they would only allow fully vaccinated employees to return to work. Constituents are now calling on the government -- which had initially seemed supportive of the policy -- to outlaw this so-called “no jab, no job” policy.

The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Virus Measures Expanded Amid Fatigue

Japan’s fourth state of emergency since the Coronavirus pandemic began has been expanded to four additional prefectures as the public becomes increasingly weary of the constraints placed on them. The Japanese government has been hoping to buy time to roll out vaccines; currently 27.6% of the population has been fully inoculated.

The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY

Investors Rethink China Bets

New regulations on both sides of the Pacific regarding Chinese enterprises have led investors to reconsider the wisdom of investing in China.


Vaccines, courtesy of New York National Guard at Flickr

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