Unprecedented

Hong Kong Imposes Unprecedented COVID Lockdown As China Scrambles To Protect Beijing

In the first sign of confirmation that the current COVID resurgence taking place in northeastern China might be more widespread than the Chinese state (and its attendant party-controlled press organs) have been letting on, the city of Hong Kong on Friday just announced its first-ever lockdown, a measure that is reminiscent of the harsher measures…

2020 Saw Unprecedented Murder Spike In Major U.S. Cities

In late December the Associated Press reported that 2020 was on track to become the deadliest year in U.S. history with the total number of deaths forecast to rise 15 percent compared to 2019, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were also several other smaller contributory factors, however, including higher death tolls from heart & circulatory…

Sweden Seeing “Unprecedented” Resignations In Healthcare Amid Second Wave Surge

Swedish healthcare workers are resigning at alarming rates. The exodus from the industry has been so stark that the chairwoman of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals, Sineva Ribeiro, has called the situation “terrible”, according to Bloomberg. Prior to the pandemic, the country was already facing a shortage of specialists and nurses, the report notes….

Unprecedented Lines At Food Banks Cause Waits Of Up To Five Hours

By John Vibes In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, food banks across the United States have seen unprecedented lines with struggling families hoping to get some help for the holidays. A report from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank estimated that roughly as many as 1 in 4 households in the state was facing…

Boy Scouts Facing Nearly 90,000 Sexual Abuse Claims In “Unprecedented” Case

By John Vibes For several years, stories have surfaced of young boys being molested by older men during their time in the Boy Scouts of America organization. Numerous cases of predatory scout leaders have made the news over the years, but since the organization filed for bankruptcy protection in February, advocates and lawyers from across…

First Europe, Then Japan, Now Australia Hit By Unprecedented Full-Day Trading Halt Due To “Software Glitch”

First, it was a “technical issue” in Europe which back on July 1 caused European stock markets to suffer a 3 hour outage. Then, in August, New Zealand’s stock market was forced to halt trading over four days in August after distributed-denial-of-service attacks overwhelmed its website. Then on October 1, another “technical issue” hit the Tokyo Stock…