Beijing Frantically Reopens Makeshift Hospital … for 12 Patients

Beijing’s government on Sunday reopened a makeshift hospital — previously used to treat Chinese coronavirus patients in early 2020 — to quarantine at least 12 Chinese coronavirus patients as part of the city’s effort to contain its latest outbreak of the disease, the state-run Global Times reported.

An employee works at a makeshift hospital that will be used for Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Guangzhou, in China's eastern Guangdong province on April 11, 2022. - China OUT (Photo by AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

The Past Two Years Have Been a Nightmare for Green True Believers

The past two years have been a comprehensive disaster for the environmental movement, from the pandemic shattering Green New Deal illusions of what a “sustainable lifestyle” might look like, to polluting powerhouses like China and India burning literal mountains of coal without the slightest concern for the climate change movement.

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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Hosts First Post-Coronavirus Carnival

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, traditionally home to the world’s largest carnival festival, held the celebration over the weekend for the first time in two years after being forced to cancel the event amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Brazil’s GloboNews reported on Monday.

A member of Vila Isab samba school performs during the Special Group Parade on day four of the Rio de Janeiro 2022 Carnival at Marquês de Sapucaí Sambodrome on April 23, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's iconic carnival returns to the sambodrome after a two year …

South Korea, Japan Seek Post-Pandemic Return to Normal

South Korea’s government on Monday dropped nearly all pandemic-related social gathering restrictions in an effort “to move on from the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic,” Yonhap News reported, two days after Japan’s government announced the country “no longer needs to fully stop social activities” due to the disease.

A woman walks past posters showing precautions against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul on April 15, 2022. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)