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A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021. (AP Photo)

Internet blackouts in Myanmar allow the military to retain control

Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here's why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
Layering face masks has been suggested as a way to increase protection against COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible. (Shutterstock)

Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19?

Are two face masks better than one? Adding layers of filtration by double masking is a way of using the masks that we already have, possibly to better effect.
Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols. (Shutterstock)

Older caregivers struggling with extra burdens of home care during COVID-19

Older adults who are caregivers to someone with a health condition or disability report severe and unrelenting levels of stress and isolation during COVID-19 due to pandemic-related protocols.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how non-profit organizations operate and how they’re funded. Whether it will be enough to help the non-profit sector address growing social problems remains to be seen. (Piqsels)

How COVID-19 could transform non-profit organizations

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on how non-profit organizations operate and how they're funded. Is it enough to boost non-profit sector capacity to address social inequities post-pandemic?
Trump yells while visiting a portion of the border wall in Alamo, Tex. on Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump impeached a second time – but Trumpism will live on

Donald Trump has become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. But the ignorance and lawlessness of Trumpism will have a dangerous afterlife even after Trump has left Washington.
A Scottish Saltire flag hangs in the window of an apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland, next to the EU flag in August 2020. Scotland could vote to separate from the U.K. in 2021. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

Scotland could vote to separate in 2021, testing Canada’s independence formula

Scotland's renewed push for independence is not only similar to Québec's — there are also lessons for Scottish politicians in Canadian law on the concept of separation.
Une nouvelle recommandation conseille d’utiliser une couche supplémentaire de tissu en polypropylène pour faire office de filtre dans les couvre-visages. (Sara Alas/Niko Apparel)

Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le polypropylène, recommandé pour les masques contre la Covid-19

Tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur le polypropylène non tissé, le tissu désormais recommandé pour servir de filtre dans les masques faciaux en tissu : ce que c’est, ce qu’il faut chercher et où le trouver.
To adapt to changing consumer habits during COVID-19, small retailers in Canada have offered services like home delivery and curbside pickup. They may need to continue those practices in the post-pandemic era. (Maarten van den Heuvel/Unsplash)

Dress pants optional: How retailers are dealing with changing consumer habits

The COVID-19 pandemic offers small retailers an opportunity to engage customers who are changing their habits.
New recommendation advise using an additional layer of polypropylene fabric in cloth masks to act as a filter. (Sara Alas/Niko Apparel)

Polypropylene, the material now recommended for COVID-19 mask filters: What it is, where to get it

Everything you need to know about non-woven polypropylene, the fabric now recommended for use as a filter in cloth face masks: What it is, what to look for and where to find it.

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