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Face masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

Face masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his mind. What could he make that would let him open a door without touching the handle?

Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar; Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, has posted a detailed video featuring reliable home exercises for athletes while staying at home.

The politics of the pandemic

The politics of the pandemic

The asteroid has hit, and suddenly everything has changed. But the asteroid that has crashed into our planet is invisible. One needs a microscope, rather than a telescope, to see it.

The priority for the social-distancing period

The priority for the social-distancing period

The coronavirus has a chokehold on the global economy. Like many friends and colleagues in China, I, too, have been locked down, along with the rest of Italy. Many of my fellow citizens in the United States are now in the same situation; others around the world will follow suit soon enough.

The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

No magic wand exists to end the coronavirus pandemic, but as of this week there is a portable diagnostic test from Abbott Laboratories to detect Covid-19 within minutes. One is impressed, not surprised. Nations will get through this crisis only in an intense national effort that combines commitment

Clear messages about quarantine are key to success

Clear messages about quarantine are key to success

Clear and consistent messaging about lockdown measures, why they are needed, and about the practicalities of social distancing such as food and finances, are crucial to their potential for slowing outbreaks of disease, researchers said yesterday.

The digital world can support our need for social interaction during Covid-19

The digital world can support our need for social interaction during Covid-19

With the evolving coronavirus (Covid-19) situation forcing most of us to work remotely, the level of social interaction we are used to has inevitably dropped, and that can leave many, particularly those who are single, feeling isolated.

The responsibility to report

The responsibility to report

An unprecedented threat demands an unprecedented response. Rarely, if ever, have governments had to shift into crisis-management mode as quickly as they have in the past few weeks. So far, the focus has been on the most immediate medical, political, and economic issues raised by the Covid-19

Leaning into my new normal

Leaning into my new normal

Our worlds are colliding. Identities such as ‘mother’, ‘wife’, ‘employer’ and ‘employee’ are forced to coexist in the same headspace, at the same time – and in my case, in the same very small two-bedroom apartment with three other people.

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