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Worry figures, skepticism and certainty – SWI swissinfo.ch | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Things have taken a very serious turn in Switzerland since I last wrote about the coronavirus six weeks ago. We are now entering the second wave of the pandemic with higher absolute numbers of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths than seen in the spring. Among the highest rates in Europe.

This content is published on 21 November 2020 – 08:00 21 November 2020 – 08:00 Clare O’Dea

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Around 1,600 lives were lost due to Covid-19 here in the last four weeks alone bringing the total deaths over the nine months of the pandemic to around 3,500. As you can see from this Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) data, it looks like the worst is over – for now. This information comes from the coronavirus specialty website FHOP which posts the latest numbers every morning from Monday to Thursday.


More reasons than ever to welcome the latest advances in vaccine development. First, we asked Pfizer and BioNTech to announce on November 9 that their vaccine candidate had proven to be more than 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19.

Next comes Moderna with news about a 95% effective messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, also in clinical trials in tens of thousands of people. As previously mentioned, Moderna has production sites in Visp, Switzerland through its Swiss partner, Lonza. You can read our latest story on vaccine approval and procurement in Switzerland here.


This week, we asked our readers if they would be vaccinated for Covid-19, and the responses varied widely. (Let us know what you think by joining the debate here!)

Several people I know have expressed doubts about the safety or efficacy of vaccines being developed so rapidly, and these concerns are understandable. The issue is best explained in this Twitter thread by Mark Toshner, a clinical trials doctor from the University of Cambridge who responded to allegations that a vaccine ‘usually takes 10 years’. Apparently most of those 10 years were usually spent waiting.


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PM warns about Corona virus when he will lose power: Sherry Rehman – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in November 21, 2020 16:52

PM warns about coronavirus because he will lose power: Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Senator Sherry Rehman said that luckily Imran Khan came up with the idea of ​​Coronavirus under the pretext of opposition protests, when he will lose his government, he is talking about Coronavirus.

According to details of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, responding to the PM’s tweet, saying the opposition will save the people from Imran Khan and the Corona virus.

He said that the Prime Minister, who used to call the Coronavirus just a light chimney, was warning people by his name today.

Earlier PML-N spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb said the country had been destroyed due to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s criminal negligence. People suffer from theft of flour, sugar, medicine, electricity and gas due to irresponsible and reckless policy making.


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Chrissy Teigen credits New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery butter | Instant News


Chrissy Teigen compliments New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery butter while making a Tuna sandwich. Video / Instagram of chrissyteigen

During a giant cooking session on her Instagram Stories, Chrissy Teigen revealed how she made her favorite midnight snack – a processed tuna sandwich – which shows a picture of her preferred butter.

Teigen shows off an empty New Zealand Lewis Road Creamery sea salt crystal butter wrapper, melted for use on white bread, in tuna and onion sandwiches.

Chrissy Teigen reveals that she uses generous Lewis Road Creamery butter in her sandwiches.  Photo / Instagram
Chrissy Teigen reveals that she uses generous Lewis Road Creamery butter in her sandwiches. Photo / Instagram

A fan spotted the Kiwi brand on Teigen’s Instagram Stories and posted a screenshot to Twitter, prompting the American model to praise butter even more.

“VERY good,” Teigen wrote on Twitter.

“It brings out taste [sic] into my midnight tuna sandwich. If you don’t slice both slices on your tuna sandwich, you’re … you might honestly be a good person, but you have to give it a try. “

Lewis Road Creamery also shares Teigen’s love on their own Instagram Stories.

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Photo / Instagram

Teigen’s post led to some social media users raving about New Zealand-made butter as well.

Lewis Road Creamery general manager, Nicola O’Rourke, told: Heralds the company is pleased to see Teigen, who “is a serious cook”, can “taste the difference”.

“It’s great to wake up and watch our butter explode online. Chrissy is a serious cook and it’s amazing she can taste the difference, which all depends on the quality of our Southern Pastures 10 Star cream,” said O’Rourke. .

Teigen, who is married to singer John Legend, is a model, writer and entrepreneur. Her cookbook, “Cravings: Hungry for More”, is a bestseller.


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‘They put it on toast’: Americans are telling the ‘truth’, a habit of life in New Zealand | Instant News

“Fish and Chips, mostly delicious … and they put eggs on their hamburgers.”

An American who spends time living in New Zealand has been open about life down below absolutely loves it.

In a video posted online, the man from California details the variety of cuisine between the US and New Zealand, as well as how Māori and Pacific Island food are represented in the nation’s culture.

The tourist vlog also alludes to cultural differences and how friendly the Kiwis are,
Māori and Polynesians compared to people back home.

“There were far better people than the people in California. I was so shocked. I was like this couldn’t be real,” he said.

“They’re very humble. They don’t yell at us. It’s like heaven.”

She said the pace of life while living in New Zealand was slower and was impressed by how much we value the family unit.

He also said the Māori and Polynesian communities were always singing and cheerful compared to Americans.

“They like to sing. They don’t always sing the same note but they sing a lot. They sing loud.

“The culture in New Zealand is slower than the US. They are more family oriented.

“The Samoans and Tongans are very lovely people. They are very friendly. They like to laugh, and they like to eat. If they like you, they like you very much.

“Then the Kiwis, their European Kiwis are good. There are a lot of parents. There are several retired communities.

“You want to get shoes that are easy to take off and take off before you get in. Head to the dining table first.”

When it comes to food, the tourist is fascinated with some items but is somewhat skeptical of some delicious Kiwi food.

He revealed that he was surprised at how good quinine was delicious, but described Marmite as “bad”.

“They put a lot of fat on everything. In America, we love our sugar. In New Zealand, the food will be fatty but not sugary.

“There’s one crazy food I like, the Maori eat it. It’s called kina. It’s like sea urchins and they grill it. Really good!

“Marmite is so disgusting, don’t try it. I once ate raw squid or mussels. Very bad. Strange.

“Fish and Chips, mostly delicious … and they put eggs on their hamburgers.”

One important difference between American and Kiwi diets is the freshness of dairy products.

'They are very humble.  They don't shout at us.  It's like heaven.  '
‘They are very humble. They don’t shout at us. It’s like heaven. ‘

The tourist is fascinated because our dairy farm animals are in the wild. He said the ice cream in New Zealand was the best he had ever seen.

“The ice cream and milk products are so fresh … when you eat ice cream, you’ll say ‘this is the best ice cream I ever had!’

“Milk is better than in America.”

She goes on to detail how she enjoys Weetbix, which she eats with honey or brown sugar, while explaining what shepherd’s pie tastes like.

He described taro as “very tasty” while referring to kumara as a dessert you would eat at dinner.

One quirky treat that took him by surprise was a petrol station meat pie, and said he called soda “fizzy” “interesting.”

One discovery he made while in New Zealand was Milo.

“You put it in boiling water and a teaspoon of sugar. And that’s great. Once you get back to the US, you’ll never want hot chocolate again!”

The big adjustment that tourist has to make is to pick up our Kiwi slang.

He highlighted the use of the terms “sweet as bro”, “heaps”, “hard ace” and “straight away”.

But one of the stumbling blocks was when she was asked to “bring a plate”.

“When they say they bring a plate, that means bringing something to eat, not your plate. I’m confused about that one. It’s so funny.”


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Cricket: Former New Zealand player Danny Morrison’s injury warning about Kane Williamson | Instant News


Gary Stead has been reappointed as head coach of the Black Caps, for a three-year term.

Former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison has suggested overuse could be a factor in Kane Williamson’s ongoing struggle with injury.

Williamson, currently playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, was in the usual position to treat a troubling hip / groin injury, and was forced to miss the team’s win over the Rajasthan Royals on Friday.

It is a similar issue that saw the Black Hat captains miss five of the T20 national team’s matches against England last season and with the Black Hats’ new campaign set to kick off in just five weeks, they want to make sure their captain is ready to leave.

Speaking to Martin Devlin of Newstalk ZB, Morrison stated that the number of crickets played recently could be a factor in how often Williamson has had injury problems.

“I was just wondering if, in terms of the amount of cricket these guys have been playing lately, playing around in all the different genres … I’m not surprised it’s taking its toll,” Morrison said.

“Kane, who really pushed himself and the bat for an unbelievable time, he played all the formats. So when I see that, there’s something to be given. Does he have a weak back – and of course the back can affect the hamstring. You and your groin; your whole center of movement and all of that area – he’s got a real problem.

At the moment I think he is still very sick and very tight.

Kane Williamson is having another injury.  Photos / Photosport
Kane Williamson is having another injury. Photos / Photosport

In seven rounds during the IPL this season, Williamson has impressed with an average of 36. Last Monday, his most recent appearance, he was seen struggling to run between the goals, although he was still able to score a respectable 29 previously sacked by Black Caps teammate Lockie Ferguson .

The Black Caps season takes place next month, with the first of three T20s against West Indies in Auckland on 27 November.


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