Articles on COVID-19 pandemic

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A mother (right) talks to her children’s teachers on the progress of her children’s education in Kediri, East Java. During the pandemic, schools in Indonesia are closed and classes are conducted online. This adds to the burden on women. ANTARA FOTO/Prasetia Fauzani

Indonesia’s rise in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: why it happens and how to seek help

The rate of domestic violence cases has increased in Indonesia due to the pandemic.
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How New Zealand could keep eliminating coronavirus at its border for months to come, even as the global pandemic worsens

Our new modelling shows the risk of an infectious person slipping through New Zealand's border undetected is very low — likely to happen only once over the next 18 months.
Despite assurances of a sufficient and stable supply, citizens start to hoard toilet paper and other food items. www.shutterstock.com

COVID-19: how to deal with our cognitive biases

Cognitive biases often lead us to irrational behaviours such as hoarding toilet paper.

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