Top 10 Important Things That Happened This Past Week
By Boysun (self media writer) | 2 years ago
Another week has gone in what stands to be remembered because of the longest year in human history. Much of the planet remains in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while world economies grow stagnant and hover accessible of a possible depression.
Not everything that goes on is about the virus, as there have been several horrible and not-so horrible events that happened this past week. Of course, the virus does touch on most news stories lately, but life goes on, a method or another, as an epidemic continues, and therefore the world watches.
On Sunday, a person disguised as a policeman went on a shooting rampage across the province of Nova Scotia for quite 12 hours. The rampage spread from one neighborhood out across the province, seemingly choosing victims randomly. The gunman also disguised his vehicle to resemble one driven by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and his victims include a policeman.. The rampage stands because the worst the North American nation has ever witnessed, and it wasn’t long before involves stricter gun laws were being made throughout Canada.
The massacre was the largest mass shooting since the 1989 Montreal Polytechnic massacre, which left 14 people dead, and led to a review of Canada’s strict gun control laws. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said new regulations are likely to be on the horizon following the latest shooting, which killed 22 people; The shooter was also killed. No motive was found for the senseless attack, which began at around 10.30 pm on Saturday and continued the next day around noon. The massacre left bodies in the communities of Wentworth, Debert, Shubenacadie/Milford, and Enfield, where police also shot and killed the gunman.
9 Large Companies Bled The Small Business Loan Fund Dry In Two Weeks
The U.S. government recently adopted a COVID-19 stimulus package, which included $349 billion in financing for small business loans. The money was supposed to help small businesses continue to pay their employees while keeping bills at bay, but in less than two weeks, the program ran out of money as of last Thursday. On Monday, we understood how it happened, and it was not the result of a plethora of small businesses; it turned out that some hotel and restaurant chains asked for money, and received it, leaving many small business owners with nothing.
Companies that received money from the program include Shake Shack, Potbelly, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House and another subsidiary of Ruth’s Hospitality Group. The company took $20 million from the fund, while Shake Shack managed to get half of it. Since the news came that large companies, some of which are publicly traded, have exhausted the fund, they have repaid their loans. Shake Shack did so almost immediately, and after constant delaying tactics, Congress was finally ready to pass legislation to increase the fund by an additional $310 billion to ensure that the money came to businesses that really needed it.
8 Pet Cats Aren’t Immune To COVID-19 Infections
Little is known yet about the nature of COVID-19 and its exact origin, but it is known to be a zoonotic virus, which means it can pass from animals to humans and vice versa. It probably comes from the pangolins of a Wuhan food market, but it turns out it can go from a human host to a pet cat, as was confirmed in two separate cases in New York on Wednesday. These two cases are the first known pets in the United States to have tested positive for COVID-19, although they have had mild respiratory diseases and are expected to recover.
The first cat to be tested was diagnosed by a veterinarian after it began showing signs of a mild respiratory infection. None of the people in the house have been confirmed as carriers, so it is not known how the cat came into contact with the virus. The second cat tested positive throughout the city, although another cat from the same house was not infected. This new discovery does not support the conclusion that cats can transmit the virus to humans once they are infected, as this would be a concern, as cats spread to many parts of New York and could be vectors of the disease.
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