Chicken soup is currently the only scientifically proven agent against colds. All other drugs can only treat symptomatically. This is probably because of the fact that birds, due to their migratory behavior, have required resistance against such viruses by their evolution. Just think of the bird flu. It has not been confirmed yet whether chicken soup is also effective against Covid-19 (2019-nCov), but that can be considered probable, since influenza, the common cold and Covid-19 are all corona viruses that are relatively closely related. A table with all worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases can be found on ecdc.europa.eu.
The court ruling of February 26, 2020 in Germany fully recognizes the personal right to self-determination and thus, consequently, also the right to freedom and personal responsibility conncerning the case when someone wants to end his life. The right to end ones life in self determination also prohibits the eligibility of suicide assistance to depend on “material” criteria such as an incurable disease. However, there may be provisions that demonstrably require the seriousness and durability of the wish. Church representatives are up in arms and psychiatry also denounces people who want to commit suicide by denouncing such pepople as sick per se.
In Canada’s tar sands region, the largest ever proposed open-pit mine has been shelved, thanks to people power. What would've been Latin America’s largest open-pit coal mine in Porto Alegre, Brazil was stopped by a federal court Friday, thanks to a diverse campaign of marches, public education and advocacy because the indigenous population was not consulted. In the Philippines, a new ban on all new coal-fired power station projects in the province of Antique has passed due to local opposition. 100% renewables: Thousands of people across Ukraine are telling the government its plan for the energy transition doesn't go far enough. Clean seas: The Austrian oil company OMV has pulled the plug and stopped its controversial deep-sea drill off the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand. JPMorgan Chase, the world´s largest fossil fuel lender, announced a policy that rules out funding for coal plants, and for oil and gas projects in the melting Arctic. The protests did have success. However tar sand mines, one of if not the dirtiest energy source of all, can still be funded.
Bugfix for xchroot: Under certain conditions directories were not unmounted correctly when leaving the chroot. A possible hang when invoking cleanup later on has also been resolved. No more spurious error message on chroot to relative directory. When already inside the directory of the chroot the directory is kept on chrooting.
The Wikileaks founder is pursued for disclosing documents that reveal war crimes commited by the US military. Julian Assange's extradition hearing is due to open in London next week. His father who is in fear of his son´s health says that an extradition to the US would be like a death sentence. His supporters say that he is held in solitary confinement in Belmarsh Prison, GB.