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Children wait to wash their hands before going into class at their school in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, on May 14, 2020, as some schools started reopening after COVID-19 lockdowns. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

After coronavirus closures, reopening schools demands collaboration

A national task force could help educational leaders develop their plans to reopen schools.
A woman uses her feet to pull herself along in a wheelchair among cherry blossoms at a homeless camp at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver in April 2020 that was recently evaculated due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has exposed and fed upon other societal issues in true ‘syndemic’ fashion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The coronavirus doesn’t exist in isolation — it feeds on other diseases, crises

When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Students in Hanoi wait to get their temperatures checked on May 4, 2020, as schools re-opened after a three-month closure to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Vietnam’s prudent, low-cost approach to combating Covid-19

Vietnam is one of the poorest nations in Asia, yet it has had remarkably few Covid-19 cases. In part, the country's limited resources led to a cautious, proactive approach.
Research consistently shows the benefits of pet ownership during stressful times. (Shutterstock)

How the coronavirus pet adoption boom is reducing stress

Pets can relieve anxiety during the pandemic and reduce the effects of social isolation. However, there have been waves of pet adoptions and abandonment related to the pandemic.

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