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China Revamps Education System to Promote ‘Masculinity’

China’s education ministry has vowed to enhance the “physical education and psychological direction” of male youth in response to a recent proposal on “preventing the feminization of teenage boys” by a top government policy advisor, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

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Pfizer Vaccine Claimed a Runaway Success in Israel with 0.015% Infection Rate

Israel has seen a 60 percent drop in hospitalizations for people aged 60 and over in the three weeks after receiving the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine, an Israeli healthcare provider has shown, and only 0.015 percent of people were infected with the coronavirus in the week after receiving their second shot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. - Netanyahu, 71, and Israel's health minister were injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine live on TV at Sheba …

Virus-Battered Israel to Close Airport, Vaccinate Teens

In a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus, Israel on Monday approved a week-long closure of the country’s airport.  The country also expanded its velocious vaccination drive on Sunday to include 16- to 18-year-olds.


Study: Japan’s Suicides Jump 16% in Coronavirus Second Wave

Monthly suicide rates in Japan increased by 16 percent from July to October 2020 compared to the same period the previous year, Japanese researchers have found. The three-month interval coincided with Japan’s second wave of Chinese coronavirus outbreaks, Reuters reported Sunday.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 12: Commuters, mostly wearing face masks, pass through a train station as they travel to work during the first full week of Tokyos second state of emergency on January 12, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures remain under a month-long state of emergency …