Joe Lawson

Joe Lawson is a science reporter who studied journalism at the University of Southern California with five years of experience in the news. He contributes to Fortune, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. Lawson has written for National Geographic, The Atlantic, Popular Science, and Wired.
Water Cannon, Tear Gas At COVID-19 Protests In Brussels

Water Cannon, Tear Gas At COVID-19 Protests In Brussels

On Sunday, protesters marching against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictions were dispersed by water cannons and tear gas fired by police. Thousands of people protested in other European capitals on Saturday in a show of solidarity with the march, which followed similar demonstrations in other European capitals against the vaccine passports and other regulations that European

England's COVID R Number And Daily COVID Growth Rate Drop

England’s COVID R Number And Daily COVID Growth Rate Drop

According to the UK Health Security Agency, the range of reproduction “R” numbers for England’s COVID-19 virus has dropped to between 0.8 and 1.1. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has reopened the economy, which may mean that cases are shrinking. When an R number ranges between 0.8 and 1.1, the infection will be spread

Ex-Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Dies At 76

Ex-Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Dies At 76

During a breakthrough election held after a coup nearly seven years ago, former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita came to power only to be ousted by another coup just seven years later. He died at age 76. Since he was forced to resign by the military junta in August 2020, Keita, who is known as

US Navy Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Heroin In Arabian Sea

US Navy Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Heroin In Arabian Sea

A major heroin bust by the international maritime operation in the Arabian Sea saw the United States navy seize 385 kilograms of heroin (nearly 849 pounds) worth nearly $4 million. Stateless fishing vessels plying Mideast waters were intercepted by USS Tempest and USS Typhoon, according to an official statement from the international task force. On

'Significant Increase' In Protection Vs Omicron From mRNA Boosters, Study Says

‘Significant Increase’ In Protection Vs Omicron From mRNA Boosters, Study Says

A new study has shown that older people who receive the third dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will have an increased chance of being protected against the Omicron variant. Researchers in the study examined the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines that used mRNA technology against the Delta and Omicron variants of

3 Western Balkan Countries Deepen Economic Ties At Summit

3 Western Balkan Countries Deepen Economic Ties At Summit

Leaders from Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia met Tuesday to discuss their Open Balkan initiative which aims at promoting political stability throughout the region. Edi Rama, president of Albania, hosted the two-day meeting in Tirana with Aleksandar Vucic, president of Serbia, and Zoran Zaev, president of north Macedonia. In addition to signing labour market and

US Jobless Claims Rise To A Still-Low 206,000

US Jobless Claims Rise To A Still-Low 206,000

According to latest unemployment benefit filings, more Americans applied for benefits, despite signs that the labour market is rebounding from last year’s coronavirus recession. Apparently not all boats rise with the tide, but it appears as though some firms are experiencing a recovery in their business. According to historical standards, the number of jobless claims

Florida District To Pay $26 Million To Shooting Victims

Florida District To Pay $26 Million To Shooting Victims

The Broward County School District will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some injured in last year’s Valentine’s Day Massacure at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Members of the Board voted Tuesday to approve the two legal settlements. 51 plaintiffs, including family members of the 17 victims, injured

Italian Births Decline Dramatically During Pandemic

Italian Births Decline Dramatically During Pandemic

The Italian government has tried to combat the pandemic by making it mandatory for all women in Italy who are not pregnant or have given birth recently, but this is not working as well they imagined.While Italy was under lockdown, the country’s birth rate declined by 13.6%.The month of January 2021 saw a drastic fall

Plan C? UK PM Boris Johnson

Plan C? UK PM Boris Johnson Not Planning Further COVID Rules Despite Omicron Growth

Prime Minister Johnson has no plans to limit travel or impose any other restrictions on the virus’s spread, his spokesman said on Friday. Scottish officials have claimed that they expect omicron coronavirus variants will become dominant within just days now and could go down as one of Britain’s most threatening outbreaks in decades if nothing