President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has urged richer countries across the world to share their vaccine supply with poorer nations, following a rise in cases
President Joko Widodo stated that it “shouldn’t be just a few countries that get all the vaccines, and some other countries get only a little”.
Widodo spoke ahead of his visit with leaders at both the G20 and COP26 meetings, in which he will be attending over the next few days.
Indonesia has been one of the hardest hit nations by the coronavirus pandemic, with the country recording over 4,242,532 cases so far, according to the World Health Organisation.
Indonesia is currently recording over 50,000 new infections per day, but reports state the ‘real number’s could be even higher.
So far, the country has recorded over 150,000 deaths to the virus, according to government data
The President revealed people have died in their homes, gasping for breath as oxygen supplies ran out across the archipelago.
The sick have been turned away from overflowing hospitals and funeral grounds ran out of space for the dead.
Mr Widodo’s administration initially downplayed the disease. The President’s former health minister Terawan Agus Putranto famously stated that the country would be spared from the virus, because of “all the prayers.”
Streaming wars: can Apple compete with Spotify?
Spotify’s 2023 Wrapped has dropped prompting listeners to review their top artists, genres, and songs of the year.
Many are taking to social media platforms to share their listening trends with family, friends, coworkers, and even other fans on the internet.
While Apple Music, a rival platform, has its own year-end campaign—it hasn’t quite ignited the same online response.
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What Australia can learn from NZ’s supermarket inquiry
Coles and Woolworths, two of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, are about to face a Senate inquiry that aims to scrutinise their market dominance and business practices.
The inquiry’s parallels with a past New Zealand investigation highlight the growing concern over the duopoly’s impact on consumers and smaller businesses.
The Senate inquiry, set to begin next month, comes as a response to mounting public pressure and allegations of anti-competitive behavior in the grocery sector.
New Zealand example
Similar concerns led New Zealand to conduct its own inquiry into the supermarket industry back in 2019, resulting in recommendations for increased regulation and transparency.
The central question here is whether Coles and Woolworths wield too much power in the Australian market, potentially stifling competition and limiting choices for consumers.
With the New Zealand example as a cautionary tale, many are wondering if this inquiry will result in meaningful changes to the Australian grocery landscape.
Elon Musk: Nikki Haley’s ‘campaign is dead’
Elon Musk has thrown a verbal jab at former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, declaring her political campaign as “dead” on X.
The unexpected comment from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has ignited a new wave of discussion within the political sphere, leaving many wondering about the implications for Haley’s political future.
In a tweet that garnered significant attention, Musk criticized Haley’s recent policy stance, writing, “Nikki Haley’s campaign is dead on arrival if she continues to ignore the urgency of climate change.
We need leaders who prioritize the planet’s future.” The tech mogul’s remarks come as Haley, a prominent Republican figure, has been exploring the possibility of running for president in the upcoming election cycle.
Musk’s statement has reignited the debate over climate change within the Republican Party, with many conservatives emphasizing economic interests over environmental concerns.
This raises questions about whether Musk’s endorsement or critique could influence the GOP’s stance on climate issues and potentially impact the 2024 presidential race.
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