Airlines experienced their worst year on record in 2020, with passenger numbers down by 60 per cent compared to 2019.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any crisis, both in terms of depth and duration, and has damaged the aviation industry more than most sectors.
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The aviation industry requires very expensive assets but is sensitive to economic cycles
Journalists and news organizations had to be resilient to serve their communities during the pandemic.
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The decline of the news industry has been well documented. How did news organizations in the US heartland, facing potential extinction, survive – and even thrive – through the pandemic?
Most states in Australia have a hospital in the home service allowing patients to receive nursing care, allied health care and medical care in their own home.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
Future of the planet is in our hands.
The US mustn’t make the mistake of tackling these threats separately – or of trying to take a unilateral approach.
In a divided nation, a little empathy goes a long way.
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Feelings of empathy for others may be plentiful in a year of suffering. But is feeling more empathy to loved ones than strangers morally right? A research team sought to find out.
The COVID-19 new normal might be here for quite some time.
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it’s not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it’s usually here to stay.
Policemen in Seattle, Washington, wearing masks made by the Red Cross, during the influenza pandemic, December 1918.
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
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A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
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This weekly column by our team of international health editors highlights more of the recently published articles from The Conversation’s global network.
Government officers seize civets in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, China to prevent the spread of SARS in 2004.
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Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
You need to plan for that serious conversation.
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Success during the pandemic hinges on people taking social distancing seriously. What do you do when someone doesn’t? The people who negotiate humanitarian aid in crises have some lessons for you.
Presenteeism – as opposed to absenteeism – is especially dangerous in the midst of a pandemic.
Presenteeism — when employees show up for work when they’re sick — at a time of a global pandemic is especially dangerous for co-workers, managers and employers.
Medics in masks at a US army hospital in 1918.
Policymakers would be wise to pay attention to historical parallels.
It’s a matter of scale.
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From the neighborhood to the newsroom to the White House, nobody stays silent during a health emergency. These terms are often mixed up, and it matters who is using them and when.
A poster from a world summit in Hong Kong on preparing for worldwide pandemics in June 2010. Despite efforts to develop plans, none is yet in place.
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It’s not a matter of if, but when, the next deadly pandemic will strike. Will the world be ready?