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How to reset the US pandemic response

How to reset the US pandemic response

It’s easy to find fault with the United States’ Covid-19 response or, to be more accurate, the woeful lack thereof. Denial, delays, political infighting, and systemic failures have resulted in more than 100,000 US deaths and deepened the social and economic crisis.

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person’s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks.

The needless fight between Trump and Twitter

The needless fight between Trump and Twitter

One could argue that Twitter has been Donald Trump’s best friend. He has 80mn followers. He uses the social media platform daily to reach voters without relying on the news media – and to get attention from the news media.

Role of detection tools in tackling fake news during Covid-19

Role of detection tools in tackling fake news during Covid-19

Whenever a crisis arrives, you can be sure it will be quickly followed by a steady flow of false information.

‘Water is life’: Covid-19 exposes chronic crisis in Navajo Nation

‘Water is life’: Covid-19 exposes chronic crisis in Navajo Nation

Amanda Larson pulls up at a water station a few miles from her home in the Navajo Nation and her three children get to work filling up large bottles lying on the bed of her pickup truck.

When the ‘state of exception’ becomes ‘normality’

When the ‘state of exception’ becomes ‘normality’

At the moment, there are over 70.8mn people forcibly displaced from their homes according to UNHCR.

Climate change making old forests younger and shorter

Climate change making old forests younger and shorter

It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago.

Learning to live with Covid-19

Learning to live with Covid-19

One of Covid-19’s paradoxes has been the way in which some wealthy, high-capacity countries (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom) failed to contain the virus, while some poorer countries and regions with less capacity (including Vietnam, Greece, and the Indian state of Kerala)

Repercussions for energy security, clean energy transition

Repercussions for energy security, clean energy transition

Energy security and the much-needed transition to clean energy are seriously challenged by an anticipated huge drop in global energy investments by around 20% or $400bn because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Regulating in a pandemic

Regulating in a pandemic

The years after the 2007-09 global financial crisis were characterised by an orgy of rulemaking by financial regulators around the world to address the weaknesses exposed by the upheavals. Importantly, a renamed and reinforced Financial Stability Board (FSB), reporting to a series of G20 summits, ov

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