A tattoo parlour in Toronto remains closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses are struggling in these difficult times — but there is a shimmer of hope in the incredible creativity, ingenuity and resilience that we see from around the globe.
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Effects of Good Government fresco, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena.
In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
Since the pandemic began, the new coronavirus has infected more than 780,000 people and killed at least 37,000. The experts at The Conversation offer its readers insights from every continent.
A test that detects antibodies against the coronavirus behind COVID-19 would reveal those people who have already encountered the virus - and therefore who might be ok to resume normal life.
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COVID-19 is the latest new infectious disease arising from our collision with nature.
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act enables compulsory drug licensing to help avoid medication shortages.
Toilet paper shortages were bad enough. A shortage of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic would be worse. A provision in the Canadian government's relief package aims to prevent that from happening.
A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power.
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Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
We could use this crisis to rebuild, produce something better and more humane. But we may slide into something worse.
An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium.
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While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, there are a myriad of factors to consider, especially by African countries, when taking decisions to curtail the spread of the disease.
Specimens await testing for COVID-19 at LifeLabs in Surrey, B.C.
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With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
President Donald Trump, flanked by administration and public health officials, during a briefing on the coronavirus on March 25.
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Journalism's ethics code says the press must 'seek truth and report it,' and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump's inaccuracies and lies?
The consequences will be far more severe and long lasting in poorer countries.
Outdoor restaurant at a square in central Stockholm, Sweden, 26 March 2020.
Swedish authorities estimate that there are more people with COVID-19 who don't show symptoms than those in other countries.
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.
The pandemic is increasing society’s reliance on digital connections.
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Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
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Our mobile phone's location data could be a valuable tool to help track and trace the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The government has the legal power to do it, given what's at stake.
A student lights the Olympic Flame during a ‘Flame of Recovery’ ceremony in Japan held the day after the decision was made to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
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Social distancing is vital to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But it doesn't have to be purely physical - we can separate ourselves in time too, by staggering our daily routines.