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Sanders, Biden now need each other to reach their goals

Sanders, Biden now need each other to reach their goals

As US Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday, he leaves behind a Democratic Party reshaped by his two White House bids.

India’s women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change

India’s women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change

In a blue plastic barrel, Meenakshi Mookupori packed her belongings for a five-day stay on an island in the Indian Ocean, off the Coromandal coast of south India.

Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Diseases such as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe could become more common as human activity destroys habitats and forces disease-carrying wild animals into ever-closer proximity with us, a major study showed yesterday.

Forgot your keys? Scan your face, says Canadian firm amid privacy concerns

Forgot your keys? Scan your face, says Canadian firm amid privacy concerns

Plans for Canadian residents to use facial scans to enter their buildings have sparked criticism from privacy campaigners calling for changes to the country’s ageing data protection laws.

Lockdowns: can we learn from the 1918 influenza pandemic?

Lockdowns: can we learn from the 1918 influenza pandemic?

Lockdowns have brought most of the world’s advanced economies to a near standstill as policymakers fight the coronavirus pandemic by banning all but essential movement outside the home.

Social distancing worked against 1918 flu. It will work against Covid-19

Social distancing worked against 1918 flu. It will work against Covid-19

Weeks after a mysterious and uncommonly lethal virus began sweeping through the world, the mayor of Los Angeles in the US declared a state of emergency. Though the pandemic had yet to affect the city in large numbers

Children need more screen time right now, professor says

Children need more screen time right now, professor says

During this time of social distancing and stay-at-home government mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many children of all ages have increased their daily screen time. Not to worry, says Chris Ferguson, a professor of psychology at Stetson University and an expert in media effects

Saving the economy from the coronavirus

Saving the economy from the coronavirus

Several governments and international organisations around the world have announced that, at the moment, the only remedy we have to contain Covid-19 is avoiding all forms of social gatherings. This policy will hopefully limit the spread of the virus.

Navigating the pandemic trilemma

Navigating the pandemic trilemma

The coronavirus crisis is forcing a dramatic reassessment of how government and the economy function. As Matthew M Kavanagh of Georgetown University argues in The Lancet, the pandemic has revealed a trilemma: it is impossible to have a medically healthy society, a healthy economy, and a healthy

Internationalising the crisis

Internationalising the crisis

As it spread from one country to another, the novel coronavirus paid no attention to national frontiers or “big, beautiful” border walls. Nor were the ensuing economic effects contained. As has been obvious since the outset, the Covid-19 pandemic is a global problem that demands a global solution.

Virus is no good reason for global food supply shocks

Virus is no good reason for global food supply shocks

Across the world, about 1.2bn people live in extreme poverty, on less than $1 per day, according to a 2018 World Health Organisation report. At least 17mn children suffer from severe acute malnutrition around the world, which is the direct cause of death of 2mn children every year.

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