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Some members of New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community defied the government’s ban on gathering for Passover and other religious occasions, Brooklyn, April 16, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge gap between religion and science

Given that some people look to religious authorities not health officials in times of crisis, faith leaders can promote hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
You can’t threaten or humiliate a virus. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

When confronting the coronavirus, tough isn’t enough

The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
Un vendedor distribuye periódicos con mascarilla como medida preventiva contra la propagación del COVID-19 en Nairobi, Kenya. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

África: recetas para atenuar los efectos del COVID-19 en las economías más vulnerables

Para las familias más vulnerables, la pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia se traducirá en desigualdad económica, escasez de alimentos para los niños y en un reducido acceso a la atención sanitaria.
Un travailleur de la santé se prépare à désinfecter le minibus dans lequel a voyagé le premier patient kenyan du Covid-19 à Ongata Rongai, près de Nairobi au Kenya, le 14 mars 2020. Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP

Les pays les plus précaires sont les plus vulnérables au Covid-19

Fermeture des écoles et des entreprises, populations confinées, la pandémie du coronavirus impacte les ménages et, plus généralement, les pays les plus fragiles au niveau économique et social.
‘I want to produce such an impression of utter weariness and ennui that my readers will imagine the book could only have been written by a cretin,’ Flaubert wrote. Photo by Nadar / ullstein bild via Getty Images

We’re living in the bizarre world that Flaubert envisioned

Is a 19th-century French author’s cosmic joke turning into a real-life global nightmare?

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