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A staffer works on a ventilator-refurbishing assembly line at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells but is now refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to treat coronavirus patients. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP)

Coronavirus weekly: as some countries hope to ease confinement, others are just getting started

Scientists and academics on how the world might change once this is all over, and if a return to 'normality' is even possible.
Issac Nicoll packs lobsters for shipment at the Lobster Company in Kennebunkport, Maine, on March 13, 2020. Coronavirus has disrupted global markets for live lobsters. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

As coronavirus threatens seafood economy, community fisheries find ways to stay afloat

With restaurants closed and prices dropping, fishers are finding new ways to keep their business above water.
Statistics Canada reports that more than one million Canadians lost their job in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic, but the official figures don’t reflect the true impact on workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Official unemployment numbers don’t show the true crisis for workers affected by coronavirus

The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
A woman claps above a banner reading “everything will be all right,” in Rome. This phrase has appeared on social media and at balconies and windows across Italy as the country faces coronavirus. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

What is solidarity? During coronavirus and always, it’s more than ‘we’re all in this together’

The word ‘solidarity’ is echoing around the world in the COVID-19 pandemic. But where does the term come from and what does it really mean?

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