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How important are delivery drones? 

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Recently an Africa focused company Jumia teamed up with the San Francisco based Zipline to deliver household items to secluded parts of Ghana

Zipline will provide its on demand delivery system and Jumia will use its distribution network for the goal to be achieved. 

Consumers in these areas will be able to purchase electronics, cosmetics and fashion items, among other products. 

Drone deliveries especially became important as a medium to deliver medical supplies and vaccines during the covid 19 pandemic, as many countries looked for alternate ways to reach people in difficult areas. 

Many companies like Amazon, UPS and Fed EX are now looking to expand their use of drone deliveries for a larger range of products.

Drone deliveries do show potential to become of significant use and some have even referred to them as “the future of logistics.” 

But will they be sustainable?  

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Why ‘zombie viruses’ could be the next biggest public threat

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A new report reveals the world will see an increase in so-called ‘zombie viruses’ that are emerging beneath us

A new report by scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research has revealed the global threat of ‘zombie viruses.’ As climate change continues to take effect, the earth is undeniably getter hotter.

Global warming essentially means significant areas of permafrost are now melting. Permafrost is a frozen layer on or under the Earth’s surface, holding beneath it millions of ‘zombie viruses’ not seen in millions of years.

The now melting permafrost means it is lifting the veil on potentially dangerous microbes that human kind isn’t prepared for.

In Siberia, the scientists uncovered a ‘zombie virus’ which they believe is 50,000 years old. This would be the oldest age of a frozen virus returning to life and able to infect.

Researchers are concerned about the global health impact if the earth continues to warm at its current rate.

 

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Urgent health warning for Australian gardeners following death of Sydney woman

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An urgent health warning for Australian gardeners following the death of a 60-year-old woman

Health authorities in Sydney are on high alert, after a woman was killed while handling potting mix.

The 60-year-old inhaled bacteria from the mix, causing her to fall sick with Legionnaires’ disease.

While, it is common to find the bacteria in potting mix, it can also be found in air conditioning vents and water systems.

Symptoms to look out for include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and shortness of breath.

Experts are now urging gardeners to wear a face mask and gloves when in the garden.

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Violence erupts across China over lockdowns

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There have been more protests on the streets of Shanghai, as frustrations rise over China’s strict Zero Covid policy.

Demonstrations are also spreading to other cities following a deadly apartment fire in the far west of the country – with some linking the tragedy to the continued lockdowns.

Hundreds have taken to the streets in eight cities in China after the tragedy was blamed on Xi Jinping’s draconian zero-Covid lockdown.

From Beijing to Shanghai, the deaths have led to protests across China and police have descended onto the streets to keep order as tensions boil over.

Video on social media showed hundreds of workers marching on a road and confronted by riot police as well as people wearing hazmat suits.

The protest turned violent — footage shared with AFP and captured by a factory worker showed one person lying inert on the ground next to a man in a blood-spattered jacket having his head bound in an apparent effort to staunch a wound.

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