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NZ Study: Airborne Transmission ‘Most Plausible Explanation’ After 3 People Across Hall from Quarantined Traveler Contract Coronavirus

A draft of a CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases research paper says “airborne transmission” is “the most plausible explanation” for a case of three people in New Zealand contracting the Delta variant of the Wuhan coronavirus — pinpointing a quarantined traveler across the hall, who had no contact with them, as the likely source of their infections.

A housekeeper walks along the corridor of guests rooms at the Connect@Changi, billed as the world's first coronavirus-safe hotel and conference complex is pictured in Singapore on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) / To go with Singapore-travel-health-virus (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Authoritarian New Zealand to Pass Smoking Prohibition Law

New Zealand’s far-left government plans to outlaw smoking nationwide by 2025, the country’s health ministry announced Thursday. Plans to effectively eliminate smoking in New Zealand over the next four years have now been finalized, New Zealand Associate Health Minister Ayesha

A Tunisian girl smokes in a bar in the center of Tunis on February, 2 2011. Tunisia's interim government moved to take back control of the country's security forces on Wednesday, firing dozens of senior allies of fallen dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. AFP PHOTO/FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should …

China Calls Australian Olympic Athletes ‘Disgraceful’

China’s state-run Global Times ranted at length on Wednesday against the “disgraceful” behavior of the Australian Olympic team, some of whose members were accused of rowdy conduct that damaged their hotel rooms in Tokyo and “unacceptable behavior” on their flight home.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills of Team Australia lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)