A nearly deserted street in the city of Nice, France, on May 6, the 51st day of lockdown there. Europe’s method of reopening is markedly different from the U.S. plan.
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As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.
Scott Morrison has announced that Australian’s now need to flatten the unemployment curve, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
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A report by Australia’s leading universities envisages the next stage of Australia’s coronavirus response: either eliminate COVID-19 and then reopen for business relatively quickly, or proceed more gradually.
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Countries aiming to flatten the coronavirus curve have one crucial aim: reduce the “effective reproduction number” of the virus to below 1. This means the spread is slowing, rather than accelerating.
Don’t forget to wash your hands.
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Policymakers need to figure out ways to sustain the behaviors that are helping flatten the curve as cities begin to end their lockdowns.
Medical staff treating a critical patient with COVID-19 at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, China.
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The principle of distributive justice will be stretched to its limits if the outbreak in South Africa mimics that in other settings.
The app is promising as a go-to resource for COVID-19 information. But as the crisis unfolds, these extra features could make it a more effective tool.
The federal government says there are signs the coronavirus curve may be flattening in Australia, with the rate of increase in cases having fallen to about 13-15% a day, compared with 25-30% a day this time last week.
Canadians can look to their national sport for lessons in responding to COVID-19.
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Lessons learned from Canada’s favourite game can offer some wisdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The point is to make sure hospitals have space for those who get sick.
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