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Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19, Student
The mass vaccination coming up this week in the UK does not reassure everyone. Especially students that WestminsterWorld had the opportunity to meet. Credit: Simone Michelle Gray Nearly 80 per cent of students rely on part-time job to gain extra income. Due to this year’s economic crisis and social distancing regulations, workplaces have been closed and many students cannot continue their work. According to Generation COVID survey conducted by LSE, the most job loss among all age groups are student aged 16 to 25, which means one in 10 young people lost their job during covid-19 pandemic. source: Generation COVID "They had to cancel all the shows when the lockdown came up so I lost my job." We can see the depth in her eyes as much as the pain. Barbara Uzoigwe, 22 years ol
Did Boris Johnson force us into a second lockdown based on fake data?

Did Boris Johnson force us into a second lockdown based on fake data?

Covid-19, economy, Law, London, News, Opinion, Politics, Student, UK news, Uncategorized
Photo By: Andrew Pearsons Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allegedly under the impression that he was fooled into enforcing a national lockdown due to ‘dodgy’ data. According to Government scientists, Covid-19 related deaths could rise to 4,000 a week; 4 times the peak we saw in April.  This figure is now being discredited, with conflicting data released last week, suggesting cases were dropping, and the second wave may have peaked before the second lockdown began on November 5.  Shops and businesses forced to close during second lockdown. Photo: Amelia Hallsworth Figures released last week show 20,572 cases recorded, down from the previous week’s number of 23,254.  A total of 156 deaths were recorded across with the UK, compared to 162 from the week prior.&nb
How are musicians making ends meet during the pandemic?

How are musicians making ends meet during the pandemic?

Business, Covid-19, Music, musicians
(Photo: Ellie East) Many people within the creative industry have been affected by financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of this, people are looking for new and creative ways to support themselves. With the introduction of the furlough scheme in March, the government has made an effort to ensure workers do not go without. This however, has been a far cry from the the harsh realities faced by people working within the music industry.  With little hope and not much to rely on, music professional Ellie East, 21, and her partner started a small music business - Tracks from Scratch. The business aims to produce affordable live instrumentals made from scratch for singers who aren’t able to use or pay for expensive beats from YouTube. For Ellie, the lockdown ha
Free School Meals: Necessity amidst Coronavirus?

Free School Meals: Necessity amidst Coronavirus?

Breaking News, Celebrity, Charity, children, Education, Food, Politics, UK news, UK Political parties, Worldnews
Marcus Rashford has persuaded the government to invest a large amount of money into the Free School Meals (FSM) scheme. Photo credited by Halima Ahcene Djaballah UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson called Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to donate more than £400m for low-income families from early Christmas. So what is the FSM scheme exactly? FSM is a deal for children to receive free school meal vouchers for out of term time. This is thought to help financially deprived households through these challenging times. As well as free meals, the vouchers also consist of health start, education and holiday clubs. How will this affect hard-hit families due to Coronavirus? Omar Farooq (29), a teacher of a school in North West London, told Westminster World how he fe
EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

Breaking News, Covid-19, Explainer, Explainers, UK news
Image: Claudia Dashwood Teens, stop believing everything you read on social media. Perhaps even more contagious than COVID-19 itself is the theory that 5G caused or causes coronavirus. The issue has blown up in the news over the last week, with 5G masts being vandalised and lit on fire all over the world. There’s no 5G article without the words COVID-19 or coronavirus attached to it. But what exactly is 5G and how did it meet coronavirus in a theory? Explained, and debunked in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZPYhsJOb8&t=1s
Does online teaching suitable  for young students?

Does online teaching suitable for young students?

children, Education, Explainers, International, Uncategorized, youth
In 2010, people would make some assumptions about ten year later in 2020: cars can drive in the sky and people can learn or work sitting at home instead of gathering in the classroom and tall buildings. Obviously, cars are still being driven on the road. But the second one, it seems like it is already happening during the spread of coronavirus. As schools closed their doors and online education forced to proceed, China was the first one to test its implementability. Basically there are three forms of online teaching in China during this period. One is live streaming teaching, one is teachers record the video beforehand and send the link to students. The last one is all the students learning the universal video material. How is the online course going? Take one student’s online le
The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

Explainer, Explainers, Health, virus
The pandemic of coronavirus has infected nearly 2 million people, taking approximately 120 thousand lives worldwide so far, four months after its outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to the Guardian. In certain countries, the epidemic has been under control at the cost of quarantining cities and forcing people to stay at home, while in other nations, it is continuously crashing the public health system, creating panic and resentment among people, and thus devastating the global economy. People may have somehow felt the weakness in front of viruses: why a tiny bit of creature can be so devastating? In fact, in the long history of human beings fighting against viruses, people had been slaughtered repeatedly for thousands of years before they found effective ways to save lives and stop the
Obesity in childhood

Obesity in childhood

children, Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Fitness, Food, Health, Medical, NHS, Obesity, Sport, youth
The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.   Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).  Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.  Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
No More Team Sports? How to Run London in Time of Coronavirus!

No More Team Sports? How to Run London in Time of Coronavirus!

Education, Explainer, Explainers, Uncategorized, Video
Gyms are closed. Park are allowed to be visited only with members of your household or alone. It is always more difficult for teenagers to enjoy London after the lockdown that started at the end of March. But fortunately, the UK government has stated that among all the social distancing guidelines introduced to contain the spread of the virus, one form of physical exercise is allowed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIPFypzf1MI A small guide to run London in time of crisis in a safe way. Since the start of the lockdown, many people have chosen to start running. A sport that besides being easy, it does not require special gear, and it is also for teenagers that at the moment cannot play football, rugby, any team sports or going to the gym with friends. It has been confirmed th...