Category: COVID-19

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to develop greater, more equitable collaboration […]

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President Donald Trump participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the pandemic worsens, major retailers, grocery stores, and city and state leaders are making the tough decisions that the President has shirked

President Donald Trump isn’t leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that’s not stopping Walmart — along with Kroger, Kohl’s, and city and state leaders and officials — from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked. Source: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Given Trump’s approach, if the country is to exit the building disaster without many more […]

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The Burden of Women in South Sudan

Sudan: Women no longer need permission to travel with kids

New laws passed recently in Sudan have taken effect now allowing women to travel with their children without needing a permission from a male relative. The new reforms come after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted last year following protests. A ban has also been placed on female genital mutilation (FGM). “We [will] drop all the laws violating the human […]

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Worship with Us: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Worship with Us: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living. Matthew 22:32   1st Sunday Worship Service | July 12, 2020 (ECWA Wuse II Media)   2nd Sunday Worship Service | July 12, 2020 (ECWA Wuse […]

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A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients. The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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Authorities have launched a massive response to the virus outbreak in Melbourne (Getty Images)

Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border

The border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. The outbreak in Victoria’s capital has seen hundreds of cases in the past two weeks – more than 95% of new Australian infections. Until now, the two states had maintained open borders even when others […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, "focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic", on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a “serious problem” as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases. Get the latest information from the CDC, WHO, and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) about COVID-19. The US government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is facing a “serious problem,” as Covid-19 infections surge in […]

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The earliest known deaths from COVID-19 in the US went undetected for a week

The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent strategy to meet the cresting viral crisis

It’s a “public health train wreck in slow motion,” in the words of one health expert, and the best President Donald Trump cares to offer the thousands more Americans projected to shortly die of Covid-19 is the unsubstantiated prospect of a “beautiful surprise.” The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent national strategy to meet another cresting viral crisis, the […]

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Highlights of the 19th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (Images Chinadaily.com.cn)

Understanding China’s 2025 Ambitions

China is on a multi-year mission to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and as a result, Beijing is investing heavily in its own technological developments. Premier Li Keqiang announced the Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025) initiative in 2015 as a bid to significantly advance the country’s economy and industrial base with a goal of achieving manufacturing dominance by […]

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