Gathers Platform: COVID-19 DATA TEST
30 most recent high quality news stories mentioning COVID-19 for each continent (auto-reloads every 15 seconds)
- red timestamp = story with a very low "happiness" score
- orange timestamp = story from a state controlled publication - proceed with caution
- green timestamp = story with a high "happiness" score...there aren't many of these
- publication bias: L = left wing, R = right wing, C = center

EUROPE
22:07:04  Covid at school, the Lazio regional office: "We will be more indulgent on the grades in the report card" Il Messaggero (Italy)
22:01:14  Biden swore under the shadow of coronavirus and security measures TRT HABER (Turkey)
22:00:47  Accident during transportation rendered two vaccine vials useless. 68 being evaluated Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
22:00:15  Laziness virus: how can we explain the reluctance of Chinese youth to work :: RBC Pro RBC (Russia)
21:59:27  Corona: The mother's vaccine has been delivered to Västra Götaland Göteborgs-Tidningen (Sweden)
21:46:07  ‘End the Lockdown’ protesters are arrested outside Four Courts Irish Independent (Ireland) R
21:44:30  Biden swears: «Ready to create new alliances. The virus killed more Americans than World War II. Much to rebuild " Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy)
21:38:31  China: First cases of coronavirus mutation in Beijing Εthnos (Greece)
21:30:27  Corona: Man (73) dies after second infection - British mutation to blame? Bild (Germany)
21:28:23  Angela Rippon says she is ‘delighted’ to have received coronavirus vaccine Irish Independent (Ireland) R
21:28:11  Here, over 4,000 people must be in corona quarantine BT (Denmark) R
21:27:07  Covid-19: sales, overseas, border controls ... behind the scenes of the Defense Council Le Parisien (France)
21:17:09  Mezinhas, cachaça and faith: the struggle of riverside communities in the Amazon against the covid-19 Jornal de Noticias (Portugal)
21:07:19  World: 1820 new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Britain hvg hu (Hungary)
21:07:06  Coronaios: Mutations and a third wave in Europe terrify - Fears of new outbreak, "window" only for schools in.gr (Greece)
21:05:20  Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 12,000 corona checks in Leipzig Bild (Germany)
21:05:20  Freudenstadt district: Pensioner (73) dies after a second corona infection Bild (Germany)
21:04:27  Corona in the construction industry - "The situation is catastrophic" Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland) C
21:02:53  They discover an antiparasitic drug that reduces viral load and develops antibodies against the coronavirus Antena 3 (Spain) C
20:58:36  Tragic data. Another "record" of deaths in the UK was broken. The Germans will have to change their masks portal tvp (Poland)
20:58:36  Covid-19: Paris considers mandatory tests for European travelers Le Parisien (France)
20:57:42  UK ready to tweak vaccines to fight variants, says Johnson Irish Times (Ireland) C
20:57:00  Nikolai Andoskin: The man who defeated Chernobyl was defeated by a coronavirus Εthnos (Greece)
20:56:29  Britain reports a record 1,820 deaths a day. The rapid spread of the infection is attributed to a new mutation in the virus Lidove Noviny (Czechia)
20:55:07  Highly infectious UK variant of Covid-19 needs 'more robust response' Irish Examiner (Ireland)
20:54:38  As virus surges, states reporting shortages of vaccine The Independent (UK)
20:51:34  Covid, Bergamo investigation: pandemic plan activated late La Stampa (Italy)
20:50:32  Coronavirus: Fast-spreading new variants found in dozens of countries, WHO says The Independent (UK)
20:46:57  Covid vaccination centre closes for horse race The Independent (UK)
20:43:25  Son of man who died with Covid-19 makes health plea RTE (Ireland) C
 
ASIA
22:07:38  UK death toll is 'horrendous', minister says, as grim milestone of 100,000 looms Japan Today (Japan)
22:06:41  ASF penetrates 2 more Leyte towns Daily Tribune (Philippines)
22:06:39  Commentary: Credit ratings agency Fitch's downgrading Malaysia has been damning Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)
22:05:25  Pregnant, and vaccinated: "Everything is scary, but getting infected is more dangerous" Ynet News (Israel)
22:01:55  287 prisoners in Nafha prison received the vaccine against Corona Paltimes (Palestine)
22:01:51  Irish artist is challenging the decision to ban live concerts Al-Anba (Kuwait)
21:56:22  Athletes competing abroad to get priority for vaccination Straits Times (Singapore)
21:56:09  Norway deaths could be isolated incident: Experts Straits Times (Singapore)
21:50:27  Tokyo unwavering on Olympics but fans not guaranteed: CEO Japan Today (Japan)
21:48:32  England Championship: City temporarily to the top with a difficult victory over Villa Khabar News Agency (Yemen)
21:45:20  Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts Japan Today (Japan)
21:40:32  Biden to revamp nation's fight against COVID-19 on his first day as president Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)
21:40:30  Trudeau urges Canadians not to travel abroad Straits Times (Singapore) R
21:37:17  Human viruses !! Al-Marina News (Saudi Arabia)
21:33:21  Passenger with fake Covid-19 report caught at Peshawar airport ARY News (Pakistan)
21:32:56  COVID-19: How India's 'pehle aap' habit threatens to hold back the vaccine rollout plan TIMES NOW (India)
21:32:01  Taiwan cancels more events as local virus cases rise Straits Times (Singapore) R
21:31:50  China imposes new CNY travel curbs amid Covid-19 outbreaks Straits Times (Singapore) R
21:21:47  City to the lead temporarily with a difficult victory over Villa Al-Jazirah (Saudi Arabia)
21:17:19  Pragmatic, viral ..! Al Ghadd (Jordan)
21:16:41  Roundup: Turkey vaccinates over 1 mln people against COVID-19; Lebanon reports highest daily deaths The Star (Malaysia)
21:16:40  France's daily COVID-19 cases hit two-month high The Star (Malaysia)
21:15:41  300 thousand citizens and residents registered on the Corona virus vaccination platform Al-Jarida (Kuwait)
21:14:42  WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)
21:12:35  Canada's borders closed one more month, until February 21 L'Orient-Le Jour (Lebanon)
21:07:51  What changes does the Corona virus cause in the tongue? Paltimes (Palestine)
21:04:09  Donated COVID-19 vaccines require EUA – FDA Manila Bulletin News (Philippines)
21:00:53  German COVID-19 fight hit by delay to Pfizer vaccine Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)
20:50:53  The introductions of the evening news bulletins on Wednesday 20/1/2021 National News Agency (Lebanon)
20:37:18  South African virus variant may resist antibody drugs; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine seems to work vs UK variant The Star (Malaysia)
 
AFRICA
21:56:05  Police Arrest 344 For Flouting Covid-19 Protocols Daily Guide (Ghana)
21:35:22  COVID-19: UNIBEN directs students to remain at home till further notice Daily Post Nigeria (Nigeria)
21:11:36  Health Ministry to Introduce Covid-19 Vaccine – Foroyaa Newspaper Foroyaa Newspaper (Gambia)
21:07:03  Two deaths as 136 new Covid cases recorded The Star Kenya (Kenya)
21:06:14  Macron welcomes Biden back to Paris climate accord The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
20:57:21  COVID-19: Osun imposes 10pm to 5am curfew, bans vigil, crusade The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
20:32:14  Covid: 136 new infections reported as two succumb Daily Nation (Kenya)
20:30:15  Insecurity is our COVID-19 — Bafarawa Vanguard Newspapers (Nigeria)
20:30:15  Free Bacon: The Biden administration admits that the "West Bank" is not part of Israel El Watan (Egypt)
20:29:54  Covid-19: UNICEF against a new closure of schools Actu Cameroun (Cameroon)
20:27:27  Zimbabwe: Foreign Minister swept away by Covid-19 Senego (Senegal)
20:25:45  Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto to reopen January 25 | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News The Guardian Nigeria (Nigeria)
20:20:59  Biden Team Asks Surgeon General Jerome Adams To Resign Independent Nigeria (Nigeria)
20:18:37  UK coronavirus variant detected in at least 60 countries – WHO The Star (South Africa)
20:15:05  Doctors and researchers in Agadir analyze the genome of "Corona" Hespress (Morocco)
20:13:38  China-Africa relations growing despite Covid-19 pandemic, says ambassador The Star (South Africa)
19:49:10  Sensitize Nigerians Before Importing ₦400bn Worth COVID-19 Vaccine – Bafarawa Leadership Newspaper (Nigeria)
19:44:25  Insecurity: Northerners not happy, Bafarawa tells Buhari Daily Trust (Nigeria)
19:40:58  France welcomes the return of the United States to the "Paris climate" agreement El Watan (Egypt)
19:31:09  What to do if hypertensive with COVID-19 The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
19:23:50  State alert after two cases of Covid variant picked by Kemri teams The Star Kenya (Kenya)
19:17:17  315 matric markers test positive for COVID-19, eight fatalities SABC News (South Africa)
19:02:18  We must treat vaccines as global public good -UN The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
18:59:16  Hisbah arrests 19 women for ‘immoral acts’ in Kano The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
18:49:56  Covid-19: Five dead in France after injection of Pfizer vaccine Senego (Senegal)
18:40:53  Canadian Prime Minister: We look forward to working with Biden to combat Coronavirus El Watan (Egypt)
18:24:47  COVID-19: WHO releases new guidelines for school reopening The Nation Nigeria (Nigeria)
18:24:17  Bafarawa: Northern leaders angry over Buhari’s poor handling of insecurity The Nation Nigeria (Nigeria)
18:21:20  COVID-19 scare at Kwara revenue service office The Punch Newspapers (Nigeria)
18:14:08  Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, environment | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News The Guardian Nigeria (Nigeria)
 
NORTH AMERICA
22:05:31  Vaccine myths running rampant online among all age groups, Ontario doctors say Globe and Mail (Canada) L
22:01:27  Discount Covid tests for Aeroméxico travelers La Jornada (Mexico)
21:53:54  Director of the WHO highlights the comprehensive management of the pandemic developed by the Government of El Salvador Diario La Página (El Salvador)
21:53:26  How Biden's COVID-19 plan differs from Trump's CTV News (Canada) L
21:52:22  The new measures that Giammattei will announce for the Covid-19 Soy 502 (Guatemala)
21:51:25  Covid-19, in the first person; part 3 Milenio (Mexico)
21:43:22  Nightclubs lament lack of support in the face of Covid crisis La Jornada (Mexico)
21:42:58  Massive contagion of COVID in Rayados: 11 players of the first team and 8 in the coaching staff El Financiero (Mexico)
21:38:55  Saint Lucia Implements 10-Day Restrictions To Fight COVID-19 St. Lucia Times (St Lucia)
21:34:24  Three Supreme Court justices skip Biden inauguration due to coronavirus concerns Los Angeles Times (USA) L
21:30:01  Olimpia with 2 cases of COVID-19 before facing the League CRHoy (Costa Rica)
21:29:45  Electoral Court has 3 magistrates for covid-19 and vacations Milenio (Mexico)
21:21:30  Nicaragua presented vaccination plan against COVID19 to PAHO Radio Corporacion (Nicaragua)
21:20:26  Democracy, truth and COVID, the keys to Biden's inauguration speech elPeriódico (Guatemala)
21:12:03  Today No Circula in Hidalgo | Thursday, January 21, Phase 3 Covid-19 El Heraldo de México (Mexico)
21:11:58  Norberto Rivera decided to treat himself for COVID in the private sector, reports Archdiocese El Financiero (Mexico)
21:07:13  Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles New York Post (USA) R [Murdoch]
21:06:31  Ministry of Education and unions will hold a meeting with Health on vaccination against Covid-19 La Republica (Costa Rica)
21:02:04  UK Coronavirus Strain Detected In At Least 60 Countries — WHO • News784 News784 (St Vincent)
21:01:29  Chinese woman refuses to wear mask, police subdue and arrest her Publimetro México (Mexico)
20:49:50  Saint Lucia Announces Access To COVID-19 Tests For Travel, Elective Surgery St. Lucia Times (St Lucia)
20:46:50  Huixquilucan requests permission to buy vaccines against Covid-19 El Heraldo de México (Mexico)
20:46:17  Laboratories begin trials in children of COVID vaccines El Financiero (Mexico)
20:32:26  Fake COVID notification apps and websites aim to steal money and personal data CBC News (Canada) L
20:27:44  CDMX adds another hospital for care against Covid-19 in the GAM El Heraldo de México (Mexico)
20:26:39  CDMX recovers unfinished hospital in GAM; will serve Covid patients Publimetro México (Mexico)
20:21:42  Jalisco reports 137 deaths from Covid-19 in a single day La Jornada (Mexico)
20:19:39  Man loses wife and daughter to COVID-19 in less than four hours Noticieros Televisa (Mexico)
20:19:12  "We are sure that we will facilitate the arrival of more foreign tourists to the country": Chamber of Health La Republica (Costa Rica)
20:10:26  Second wave of COVID-19 in the EU caused more deaths than the first Noticieros Televisa (Mexico)
 
SOUTH AMERICA
22:07:35  Director of Health of San José and the vaccine against COVID: "The idea is to receive 140 thousand doses" Montevideo Portal (Uruguay)
22:06:40  Florida had more than 1.6 million coronavirus cases since March El Nacional (Venezuela)
22:06:04  Zezé Motta and Solange Couto are vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Artists' Retreat Jornal Extra (Brazil)
22:04:53  LIVE Conference: Government announces new measures before the second wave of COVID-19 Diario El Bocón (Peru)
22:01:38  Protagonist of El Universal (Venezuela)
21:55:56  The pandemic again collapses systems and triggers deaths in America Los Tiempos (Bolivia)
21:55:36  The first vaccines against Covid-19 arrive in Ecuador Teleamazonas (Ecuador)
21:53:43  Gaps in vaccination against covid-19, by Marino J. González R. TalCual (Venezuela)
21:52:53  Chinese respirators unsealed to be used in the fight against Covid Los Tiempos (Bolivia)
21:52:33  Coronavac security even involves PM specialized in civil unrest and hostage rescue Estadão (Brazil)
21:49:21  Salto: hotel party generated five days of closure for the establishment and a fine of $ 90,000 El Pais (Uruguay)
21:46:21  Study would show efficacy of Pfizer vaccine against new UK variant El Espectador (Colombia)
21:43:05  Second wave of Covid-19 in Peru: The Government rules out a total quarantine Diario Ojo (Peru)
21:38:54  On the first vaccinated holiday, beaches fill up in Rio; thermal sensation reached 43.1 degrees O Globo (Brazil)
21:38:26  They detect 4 foreigners who were going to fly from Santa Marta to Bogotá and were infected with COVID-19 Noticias Caracol (Colombia)
21:34:30  Zezé Motta receives the vaccine against covid-19: 'relief and gratitude' Estadão (Brazil)
21:32:22  COVID-19: at least four Essalud doctors go on hunger strike in the middle of the second wave Diario Gestión (Peru)
21:30:11  New variant of coronavirus detected in California: linked to several large outbreaks Clarin (Argentina)
21:29:54  LIVE | Violeta Bermúdez announces new measures to face the second wave of COVID-19 El Comercio (Peru)
21:22:14  Video: This is the mobile laboratory created in Santander to diagnose COVID-19 Vanguardia (Colombia)
21:16:04  Arequipa: Essalud implements 12 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in Villa Cerro Juli El Comercio (Peru)
21:14:18  Renowned doctor and university professor dies after two-week battle against COVID-19 Noticias Caracol (Colombia)
21:11:08  Violent borders in South America in Covid-19 times Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil)
21:11:01  Cuba expects to produce 100 million doses of its vaccine against covid-19 in 2021 Noticia al Día (Venezuela)
21:10:49  Coronavirus in Argentina: Why did the contagion curve begin to fall in the City and Province? Clarin (Argentina)
20:58:46  Request for hospital bed for acting teacher Ernesto Ráez Diario La República (Peru)
20:46:44  Aguilera questions the Mayor's Office for not making their own decisions and criticizes Sosa addressing Covid-19 issues in La Paz El Deber (Bolivia)
20:36:56  MP clears suspicion of vaccine queue in Manaus (AM) RecordNews (Brazil)
20:31:29  Coronavirus: Chiche Gelblung applied a Chinese vaccine and recounted her experience La Nacion (Argentina)
20:29:03  Bogotá has 336 points ready for vaccination against COVID-19, according to Claudia López Noticias Caracol (Colombia)
 
OCEANIA
21:21:59  COVID updates Victoria: Travel permits cause confusion over who should isolate Herald Sun (Australia) [Murdoch]
20:18:56  From coronavirus to climate change, Joe Biden is set to immediately roll back a raft of Trump policies SBS (Australia) C
17:42:05  COVID tailwind lingers in supermarket sector Australian Financial Review (Australia)
17:28:24  Coronavirus vaccine LIVE UPDATES: Italy considers suing Pfizer Australian Financial Review (Australia)
08:29:20  Covid-19's impact: Demand for Kiwi goods high but challenges multiply for exporters 1 News (New Zealand)
08:18:02  Finding enough staff to administer the Covid-19 jab could be a challenge in NZ 1 News (New Zealand)
08:12:00  Virtual currency helps Kenya slum dwellers battle Covid-19 downturn Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
06:59:30  Coronavirus Australia: How the nation's top CEOs used consultants during the pandemic Australian Financial Review (Australia)
06:21:31  Incoming administration reflects on Covid-19 losses ahead of inauguration Newstalk ZB (New Zealand)
06:14:17  Wuhan doctors told to lie about COVID severity in secretly filmed video Herald Sun (Australia) [Murdoch]
06:14:14  The UK coronavirus variant has now been detected in at least 60 countries SBS (Australia) C
06:04:17  Germany warns of border closures amid fear of virus mutations Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
05:34:22  'A place where rules don't apply': Dubai, the COVID party capital Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) L
05:30:29  Covid 19 coronavirus: Māori to be prioritised for vaccination New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
05:07:32  Covid-19 vaccines and equity: Some Kiwis may get more effective jabs than others Dominion-Post (New Zealand)
04:44:21  Richmond AFL player Sidney Stack guilty of COVID breach after visiting Northbridge ABC News (Australia) C
03:48:11  Use both QR codes and Bluetooth tracing, health officials say Stuff (New Zealand)
03:11:52  Biden marks America's Covid-19 grief before inauguration pomp Stuff (New Zealand)
03:03:57  Beijing steps up COVID-19 response amid most severe outbreak since March ABC News (Australia) C
02:47:59  Covid-19: Keeping to a routine in UK lockdown helping expats sanity Stuff (New Zealand)
02:23:09  Covid-19: Māori to be prioritised for vaccination Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
01:54:16  Number of Covid-19 cases linked to Australian Open increases to 10 1 News (New Zealand)
01:47:17  Richard Prebble: New Zealand dangerously exposed to Covid outbreak New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
01:25:42  'To heal, we must remember': Joe Biden holds memorial as US surpasses 400,000 coronavirus deaths SBS (Australia) C
00:44:27  Covid 19 coronavirus: Six new cases in managed isolation; traveller tests positive on day 24 New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
00:43:24  Covid-19: Six new cases of virus, all in managed isolation Stuff (New Zealand)
00:43:03  Australia Day 2021: Sydney events, activities and COVID restrictions Daily Telegraph (Australia) [Murdoch]
00:35:40  Covid-19: Six new cases in MIQ - ministry Radio New Zealand (New Zealand)
00:32:26  Restrictions may relax next week as NSW records third day without locally acquired coronavirus cases ABC News (Australia) C
00:14:26  Covid-19: Data from England reveals one person in eight has been infected Stuff (New Zealand)
 


Notes:
Stories from state owned/controlled publications could easily be filtered from view but that feels editorial (which is what Gathers is trying to avoid). Working on the assumption there can be *some* value in these stories.