Your invisible shield
From the moment you wake up and throughout the day, you are clothed in an invisible barrier woven by the law. The hardiest part of this barrier is formed by inherent rights that you possess simply from being a human being, rights that are acknowledged by the State as part of our social contract with it. This barrier is composed of our rights against the State itself, our safeguard against the powerful institution that we created to protect ourselves – but which in the process has become the repository of a vast potential to harm. The textual embodiment of this shield is the Bill of Rights, fou...
Forging stronger shield against floods: China Daily editorial
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-08-20 20:25During his inspection tour of two flood basins in Fuyang and Hefei, Anhui province, on Tuesday and Wednesday, President Xi Jinping extended his heartfelt appreciation to local residents for their contribution to flood control efforts last month, but he stressed that the country must improve its ability to resist such natural disasters.The two flood basins were submerged late last month so that the areas along the lower reaches of the Huaihe River and the Yangtze River were not inundated. The seemingly primitive but effective way of controlling flood...
Face mask and shield combo part of ‘new normal’
In the next two weeks, everyone in the National Capital Region, including Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan provinces, will be required to wear both a face shield and a face mask outside their homes.Under the new Department of Health (DOH) plan of action, poor people will be provided with both face masks and face shields for their protection.For workers and commuters, the Department of Transportation, Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Trade and Industry have ordered the simultaneous wearing of both protective gear as “safety accessories” in all public transport and at their ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Businesses want a shield against COVID-19 lawsuits. But what about customer safety?
Wyoming state Sen. Liisa Anselmi-Dalton worried that a customer could get the coronavirus in her Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room franchise in Rock Springs, attached to her Holiday Inn, and sue her.So, the Democrat with other Wyoming lawmakers pushed through a bill to grant immunity from liability lawsuits to businesses that do their best to follow state and federal pandemic guidelines as they reopen, rehire and serve customers.Anselmi-Dalton, who is also an attorney, envisioned a scenario where “a bunch of people went to a bar and drank out of the same bottle and now they have COVID” and sue th...
India's Modi promotes yoga against coronavirus
New Delhi (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled yoga as a way of building a "protective shield" of immunity against the coronavirus, as his nation battles a surge in infections.Modi, a keen yoga practitioner who has long espoused the benefits of the ancient Indian practice, gave the advice in a YouTube message ahead of World Yoga Day on Sunday."We all know that until now nowhere in the world have they been able to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 or coronavirus," Modi said in the video published Thursday."Which is why right now, only a strong immunity can act as a protective s...