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You can find the article I'm summarizing here: "Brazil greenlights human trials for J&J's potential COVID-19 vaccine."

In short this article is a small piece of a larger puzzle, so to write, that has been going on in Brazil. Brazil is a country that is struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Reputably corrupt government officials irresponsibly handling the crisis has led to one of the highest mortality rates of victims infected with the virus; this has made Brazil a willing participant for several human trails of potential covid-19 vaccines. This article highlights a particular vaccine, made by the Johnson and Johnson company, will enter human trials in Brazil. It also updates the status of a number of other vaccine trials that are wanting to be tested in Brazil.

As for geographic concepts I believe that this article has its backbone in the significant inequality issues in Brazil. As well as the density of the large megacities within Brazil, take Sao Paulo as an example, is a densely populated city with poor city planning and infrastructure. It's a place where slums are commonplace and this is, in my opinion, indicative that Sao Paulo likely doesn't have the medical facilities and infrastructure in place to properly deal with a pandemic like Covid-19. Hence the current problems!

The two countries I chose to compare are Germany and Italy.
Males per 100 females: 96.3
People per sq. km: 229.9
Number of children per woman: 1.5
Current population: 80.2 million
Estimated population: 71.5 million

Males per 100 females: 93
People per sq. km: 212.2
Number of children per woman: 1.5
Current population: 62.4 million
Estimated population: 61.4 million
The children per woman is exact which I find a little weird since the current population in Germany is much higher than the current in Italy. There is also a big difference between the estimated populations, Italy is expecting a small drop of 1.1 million while Germany expects a drop of 8.7 million between now and the year of 2050. This compares to the pyramids pretty well since in Germany, there is a significant drop in population at the ages of 45-49 compared to the ages of 50-54 while Italy's pyramid is pretty smooth with no significant dips or drops in it.


Males per 100 Females: 98.5

People per square kilometer: 61.1
Number of children per woman: 2.1
Current Population: 16.9 Million
Estimated Population 2050: 21.1 Million


Males per 100 Females: 97.1
People per square kilometer: 18.3
Number of children per woman: 1.7
Current Population: 5.6 Million
Estimated Population 2050: 5.5 Million

Between Finland and Ecuador, it looks like Ecuador has a higher birth rate because the population is the greatest in the younger demographics, as compared to Finland, where the population is greatest in the older demographics, suggesting that Finland has a fairly low birth rate. This also suggests that Ecuador has a lower life expectancy than Finland. In 2050, the estimated population of Ecuador will increase by over 4 million people than what it is today. This is likely due to Ecuador's high birth rate. In 2050, the estimated population of Finland will decrease slightly from what it is today, likely due to the low birth rate, and the longer life expectancy.


Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years


I was originally searching for a non-corona virus article BUT there are baby turtles in this one!

Due to COVID-19, tourism around the world has come to a virtual stop. This has left beaches across the world empty. In Thailand, record numbers of leatherback turtles are nesting on the now-empty beaches. So far, 11 Nests have been found on a single beach in Ao Phang-nga National Park which is the most recorded in two decades with no nests being found in the past 5 years. Similar accounts are coming from around the world as turtles nest on urban Australian beaches, deer return to the London suburbs, and dolphins return to Italian waterways.


Phang-nga is a southern province in Thailand located on the “elbow' of the Malay Peninsula. Just south of Phang-nga is the island of Phuket which is a highly-populated and a major tourist destination within the country. To the West is the Andaman Sea with Phang-nga Bay to the east protected by many large and small islands. This region is characterized by its striking limestone karsts, canyons, caves, and cliffs.  


This article that I got is from CNBC and it talks about Southeast Asia can be the next coronavirus case hotspot in the country.

As you all know that the coronavirus is a pandemic virus that is worldwide now. In the article, it says that Southeast Asia's coronavirus infections has risen quickly in the past recent weeks. Mounting worries with experts say that the regions can turn into a hotspot for the fast spreading disease.

As a whole region, it has reported more than 28,000 cases as of Sunday, according to the data by John Hopkins University. Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore account for 87.9% of total cases reported in Southeast Asia, of what the data showed. in Singapore, cases have spiked dramatically in the last two weeks, with new clusters of infections found among migrant workers living in packed dorms.

As you can see in this chart, it had dramatically increased within weeks.

Varying testing capacity

Capacity to test for the coronavirus vary widely across Southeast Asia. Singapore is among the top globally with 16,203 tests per million people, while Myanmar is close to the bottom with just 85 tests per million people in the population. Expert say that the Philippines and Indonesia have mostly singled out as they are concerned about them two countries being the largest in the region with population.

Indonesia, which has the world's fourth-largest population of over 270 million, has conducted around 42,000 tests in total. That is equivalent to 154 tests per million people.

Overall, in this article, it talks about Southeast Asia could be the next coronavirus hotspot. In my blog post, I added some charts to show some increasing charts and numbers. In the article itself, there are ore charts that are shown.

For this blog post I used The New York Times. The title of the article is “Coronavirus Disrupts Travel Plans Across Asia.'

In the news article it opens up with it talking about the coronavirus making the travelers and tourists think about their trip to China while the outbreak is going on. The airlines, hotels and other services are also delaying the flights into China. It also talks about other parts of China too and not just Wuhan. They are not giving out their information about this time about their services due to the corona virus outbreak.

Overseas Adventure Travel president Mr. Fitzgerald said there are a lot of cancellations of trips to China. They are considering giving the people that made reservations with the company to refund their purchases to the people who made plans to go to China.  

In this article it talks a lot of companies that make money off of tourists and travels are cancelling the flights to not just China but the rest of Asia. The flights to the United States and the rest of the world are also cancelling. The fear of the passengers getting the virus is making everything decline and there were stats on the article.  

A concept that I thought is worth talking about that I found in this article was Overseas Adventure Travel and the geographical concept the reading has is Overseas Chinese. The meaning of Overseas Chinese means who are descendents of people that borned Chinese live outside the area. Overseas Adventure Travel is a company. And I thought both of them had the same meaning but they did not.  

India is charging the Muslim leader with culpable homicide. The Muslim leader held a meeting last month and authorities are lead to believe that the meeting is the main cause of the coronavirus outbreak. It is to be believed that Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh were taken into quarantine after they had attended the meetings.  The police initially filed a case against Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi for violating the ban on big gatherings because of the virus but now invoked the law against culpable homicide. The Delhi police had one report against him and then later 304 more were added on. At the beginning of the month, there was a third of the 3,000 coronavirus cases at that time were people who attended the meeting or those who were later exposed to the infected people. India's tally of coronavirus infections has since jumped to 12,380, including 414 deaths, as of Thursday. The meeting was held in Delhi India. Delhi has almost 19 million people. The towns around Delhi have smaller numbers of the population. The coronavirus spreads quicker if the is a higher population. It spread through Delhi really fast due to the number of people. It will continue to spread to the nearby cities. Delhi is close to the top of India. It is close to Pakistan and Nepal. The virus is more likely to spread there before it spreads to Telangana which is south of Delhi.

"Anger Erupts in China After Teen Says Guardian Repeatedly Raped Her"

An eighteen year old, Xingxing, comes out with her story about a successful businessman in Beijing raping her for years. When she was fourteen years old, her mother sent her to this man to be her caretaker. But instead, she was raped by him for many years. Since the accusations arose, Bao Yuming denied all wrongdoing and he has been let go from his position at a huge oil company in eastern China.

Xingxing stated that Bao became abusive really fast, once he became her guardian. And with her speaking about her experiences, it is believed to be extremely important in the country's #MeToo movement. Her accusations spread through social media, lawyers, activists, intellectuals, and celebrities. Everyone is expressing their support for her. Many people are even saying that China needs to do more to prevent sexual assault on children.

Some geographic concepts involved in this article consist of location, region, patterns, and size and scale. The article talks about where this stuff is located. It's happening in China, eastern Asia. After Xingxing came out with her story, we are seeing a pattern arise of others, who were sexually abused, standing up. With size and scale, that is where the #MeToo movement comes in. Despite China's strict Communist Party's limit, this place of activism is growing and it should be expected to continue to grow.

For this assignment, I picked Yemen and Omen.


102.2 males per 100 females

55.5 people per sq. km

3.3 children per woman

29.3 Million population

46.1 million estimated for 2050


117.9 males per 100 females

11.5 people per sq. km

2.8 children per woman

3.6 million population

5.4 million estimated for 2050


Yemen and Oman's numbers are similar when it comes to the child per woman and males to 100 females. There are more people per square km in Yemen than Oman. There is a very low percentage of people that are 75 years and older. Oman's numbers are almost the same as Yemen's but Oman has a lower percentage of 10-19 years old.

There is a big difference in population between the population in Yemen than in Oman. There is a 25.7 million difference in the current population to be exact. There is also going to be a drastic population level in 2050.

Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash


Much of the western world tried to find ways to dispose of their trash, particularly plastic. One way of doing that was to unload all of their plastic onto Asian countries, with the hope that those countries would recycle the plastic. The trash would then be "out of sight, out of mind" as far as the western countries were concerned.

Unfortunately for them, Asia because fed up with receiving so much waste. It was causing pollution problems within the countries, and many residents were beginning to protest the presence of so much trash. Thus, Asian countries began to close off and in some cases ban all imports of trash into the country. Illegal recycling plants were shut down. Some trash was even sent back to its countries of origin.

One drawback of this crack down on imports is that some Asian countries were making decent money off of their recycling plants. In some cases the recycled material, when recycled properly, could become very valuable and be used in high end products. The article also mentions that without this growth in the recycling industry, this could potentially hinder efforts to clean up the oceans.