No continent is more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most vulnerable people pay the highest price, and this time Africa will struggle to get help as other nations fight their own battles.
Screen "time" gets all the airplay, but with families confined to home – screen quality and screen buddies – are just as important, if not more, for healthy technology use.
With current social distancing measures, Australia's sporting bodies can't rely on physical attendance for revenue. Not turning to esports at such a time would be a missed opportunity.
An elderly man at a social grant paypoint in South Africa after the COVID-19 lockdown. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP) ()
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South Africa must develop a comprehensive health and economic strategy if it is to stop the COVID-19 pandemic without causing long term socio-economic damage.
Flour has been in short supply in recent weeks.
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Modern supply chains have become increasingly efficient, but as a result are more susceptible to disruptions like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation in crisis: Queen Elizabeth II broadcasting on APril 5, 2020.
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The Queen's speech offered comfort and resolved which was heard, not just in Britain, but throughout Europe.
A crucifix, believed to be miraculous, that in 1552 was carried in a procession around Rome to stop the great plague, left, frames Pope Francis, wearing white, as he delivers a prayer from an empty St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on March 27, 2020.
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Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
Only time will tell.
Before social distancing.
Leonardo da Vinci, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Churches will remain closed over Easter, but theologians have argued over the centuries that faith itself, not ritual, is the heart and soul of Christianity.
Some countries have imposed much stricter restrictions on religious worship than others as part of the coronavirus lockdown.
Deep learning algorithms can help us understand if and how social distancing is taking place.
A woman wears a face mask as she shops at a grocery store in Beijing in February 2020.
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Decades of planning on food security and a food reserve system kept China’s urban populations fed during the coronavirus outbreak, showing the significance of a resilient local food system.
Managing employees from home may actually lead to more effective managers.
The skills, habits and new perspectives developed during the past and upcoming weeks as employees work from home may actually serve as a crash-course in effective management.
Shelter-in-place directives mean that more and more people are working remotely from home, producing more technological vulnerabilities.
With so many people working from home on vulnerable networks and set-ups, cybersecurity is a growing concern.
Conspiracy theories about 5G causing coronavirus have led to attacks on phone masts.
Anti-5G conspiracy theories have been around for some time, but the coronavirus crisis is winning them new supporters.
The proliferation of smart devices including healthcare devices means the health system is vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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The coronavirus pandemic lays bare the many vulnerabilities created by society’s dependence on the internet. Watch the video to learn more about these issues.
Nurse Shelia Rickman participates in an after-shift demonstration on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, after media reports of disproportionate numbers of black people dying from COVID-19 in the city.
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Blacks are dying at higher rates from COVID than whites, showing yet another example of gaps in outcomes between blacks and other groups. The cause is more sociological than biological.
Ireland’s health minister, center, models social distancing at his nightly coronavirus press briefing March 27, 2020.
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When a government's health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
Hospitals have started using albuterol inhalers with coronavirus patients, making the rescue medication harder for asthma patients to find in some areas.
Asthma rescue inhalers are in short supply, and asthma sufferers are worried about the risks they face from COVID-19. A doctor answers six key questions.
Natosha, a houseless resident in Los Angeles’ Skid Row points to a DIY handwashing station.
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A community effort is creating do-it-yourself hand-washing stations for the homeless population in Los Angeles.