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Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales fall in the second quarter, as the initial tailwinds of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ending in June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo …

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Countries are not doing enough to contain monkeypox outbreak, epidemiologist says

Countries are not doing enough to contain monkeypox outbreak, epidemiologist says

There is serious concern that the US and other countries are not doing enough to prevent monkeypox from becoming a large-scale global outbreak, according to an infectious disease epidemiologist. Over the weekend, the World Health Organization activated its highest alert level for the virus, calling monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. The rare …

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