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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.

Haven assets: The run for safety amid market worries

Haven assets: The run for safety amid market worries

Amid growing concerns that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to a deep world recession, about $9tn was wiped off global stocks in the nine days up to March 6, according to a Bank of America research note.

What you need to know about coronavirus right now

What you need to know about coronavirus right now

US spy agencies are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the spread of coronavirus in China, Russia and North Korea, hindering US and international efforts to manage the crisis.

Nature takes back world’s empty city streets

Nature takes back world’s empty city streets

As humans retreat into their homes as more and more countries go under coronavirus lockdown, wild animals are slipping cover to explore the empty streets of some of our biggest cities.

Vitriol and violence: A coronavirus death exposes paranoia in India

Vitriol and violence: A coronavirus death exposes paranoia in India

When Satyaki Mitra’s father developed a mild fever in mid-March, the graduate student in Philadelphia wasn’t especially worried. He told his 57-year-old father, living in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, to get tested for the new coronavirus.

A pandemic is no time for US economic sanctions

A pandemic is no time for US economic sanctions

Over the past several years, US President Donald Trump’s administration has unilaterally imposed harsh economic sanctions on several countries whose governments it seeks to punish.

‘Ghost games’ could help German clubs survive

‘Ghost games’ could help German clubs survive

No one in the football community was happy with games behind closed doors before the coronavirus brought play to a standstill for good.

720,000 cases, 34,000 deaths: World enters another week of quarantine measures

720,000 cases, 34,000 deaths: World enters another week of quarantine measures

Countries affected by the novel coronavirus entered another week of strict quarantine measures and several nations introduced new economic stimulus to aid citizens and companies hit by the pandemic.

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