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In Mozambique’s urban settlements a lockdown might be feasible for a short period of time. Getty Images

The five criteria low income countries must have in place for lockdowns to work

When restricting the movement of their citizens to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, low income countries should tailor measures to local socio-economic circumstances.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria (coloured yellow) enmeshed within a human white blood cell (coloured red). MRSA is a major cause of hospital-associated infections. (NIAID)

Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus

Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many people using social media in more positive ways, including video conferencing platforms like Zoom. (Shutterstock)

Who’s Zoomin’ who? How the coronavirus crisis is finally putting the ‘social’ into social media

Social media has become a virtual lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis. How people in isolation are using Zoom and other platforms goes against the notion that social media makes us more anti-social.
A tourist from Québec poses with a Canadian flag in Peggy’s Cove, N.S. on Canada Day, 2016. Allowing domestic tourism to resume may be one step to carefully reopening the Canadian economy during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Restarting the coronavirus economy: 4 possible steps

The response to COVID-19 should become a learning opportunity on how to develop more illness-proof economies.

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