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How pandemics change the course of history

Commentary / World Apr 14, 2021

How pandemics change the course of history

by Stephen Mihm

When COVID-19 first arrived last year, everyone’s go-to historical parallel was the 1918 influenza pandemic. Precisely because it was so fleeting, it’s hard to find evidence that it caused a sweeping reorientation of everyday life. In its wake, most people simply forgot what happened. ...

New Zealand gives Pacific teams green light for Super Rugby

Rugby Apr 14, 2021

New Zealand gives Pacific teams green light for Super Rugby

Pacific islands teams Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a proposed Super Rugby competition next year, New Zealand Rugby said on Wednesday. The NZR board's decision is a major step toward the teams joining New Zealand and Australian Super ...

China's Sinovac to donate vaccines for Copa America

Soccer Apr 14, 2021

China's Sinovac to donate vaccines for Copa America

South American soccer players will be given the Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the Copa America that starts in June, regional governing body chief Alejandro Dominguez said on Tuesday. Sinovac will donate 50,000 vaccine doses to CONMEBOL, South American soccer's governing body, ahead of ...

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros

Soccer Apr 14, 2021

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros

Italy's government will allow fans to attend matches at this year's European Championship in Rome's Olympic Stadium with at least 25% capacity, the country's soccer federation (FIGC) said in a statement on Tuesday. Euro 2020 was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...