The fundamental ethos of the NHS is egalitarian.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
All Women Militarized Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service.
Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.
Medical staff treating a critical patient with COVID-19 at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, China.
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The principle of distributive justice will be stretched to its limits if the outbreak in South Africa mimics that in other settings.
Have most of us already had it?
Study raises hopes that we may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought.
Two women practise social distancing while talking during the coronavirus outbreak in Boston on April 4, 2020.
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We've been social distancing for weeks now. Are seemingly low-risk social activities OK? The short answer is no.
All three levels of government must prioritize reducing Canada’s level of indebtedness.
There are two key questions regarding Canada's fiscal sustainability during the pandemic. Can we afford to provide short-term financial support to Canadians? And how quickly will our economy recover?
Just like their owners, many pet dogs are finding the current changes difficult – here's how you can help them.
Recovery is the result for most coronavirus patients.
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Officially, not that many people have recovered from the coronavirus. An epidemiologist explains what has to happen for a COVID-19 survivor to get a clean bill of health.
Try to get outside during daylight to set your circadian rhythms.
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To boost your immune defenses against corona and other viruses, one of the most effective things you can do is maintain your natural circadian rhythms. Here's how to do that.
Samuel Diaz, a delivery worker for Amazon Prime, loads his vehicle with groceries from Whole Foods in Miami.
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Delivery workers and others who ensure most people don't have to go outside for essential goods are creating what economic theorists call an uncompensated 'positive externality.'
Long lines at a grocery store in Spring, Texas, as people rush to stockpile.
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One person’s stockpiling can mean another one’s shortage. A philosopher reminds us of our social and moral obligations at this time.
Breaking down big projects into smaller tasks helps.
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Organization is key for students to discover the motivation needed to complete their studies online at home, an expert on college coursework says.
Blue tits are regulars at the garden bird feeder.
Domestic gardens offer an oasis for urban wildlife, and are a sight for sore eyes during lockdown.
Madrid’s City of Justice building has been converted into a morgue for coronavirus victims.
Too may countries are drastically unprepared for the coming weeks and months.
The prime minister has made clear his view that any attempt to eliminate COVID-19 entirely in Australia would carry too high an economic cost.
Danny Dorling. Illustration by Kirsten McClure
These graphs reveal something you may have not seen illustrated before.
For some diseases, the dose of virus a person is exposed to is directly linked to how severe the disease is.
It can be difficult to keep up with the changing advice.
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Many governments and health organisations have been reviewing their advice on face masks – here's why.