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Coronavirus: five reasons to feel optimistic

Turning COVID-19 into a political issue doesn't help the public's understanding of the disease and what needs to be done. Good things are happening we should feel optimistic about.
Municipal workers block the streets of the Medina neighbourhood of Dakar, Senegal, on March 22, 2020 as a bulldozer demolishes informal shops in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

Why Africa needs to battle unique challenges to keep coronavirus numbers down

African countries face unique challenges in their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, but lessons learned in other regions where the coronavirus has already peaked may be helpful.
A sense of normalcy is returning to South Korea but the U.S. lacks the testing capacity and contact tracing system the country relies on. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

How South Korea flattened the coronavirus curve with technology

In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.
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Delight, relief and caution: six experts on New Zealand’s move to ease its coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand will begin easing its national lockdown from next Tuesday, after an extra five days of some of the world's strictest COVID-19 restrictions. Six NZ experts give their take on the news.
Knowing when — and when not — to react to a child’s behaviour is a helpful strategy during the stressful time that comes with the coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Try these 8 tips to reduce parenting stress during the coronavirus pandemic

Family stress can go through the roof when managing social isolation or pandemic anxiety. A researcher of parent-child relationships offers practical tips to make time together more enjoyable.
Developed nations like Spain struggled to provide enough hospital beds for coronavirus patients, so what are poorer nations to do? Ballesteros/EPA/AAP

Hospital beds and coronavirus test centres are needed fast. Here’s an Australian-designed solution

COVID-19 is creating overwhelming needs for intensive care and testing facilities. An Australian team is developing purpose-built units that can be shipped and erected quickly, easily and cheaply.

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