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The goal of the public health emergency declaration is to prevent monkeypox from becoming a widespread threat to public health. ALIOUI Mohammed Elamine/iStock via Getty Images

Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the U.S. – an epidemiologist explains what this means

Declaring monkeypox a national health emergency will allow the U.S. government to direct resources and funds where needed to help slow the spread of the virus.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signs a document alongside Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami next24online/NurPhoto via Getty Images

When can Nigeria declare a state of emergency?

A state of emergency can be easily abused and lead to violations of fundamental human rights.
Aggrey Klaaste, right, used the Sowetan newspaper to drive his Nation-building campaign. He is seen here with John Mabatho, the newspaper’s production manager. Paul Velasco © Arena Holdings

How South African editor Aggrey Klaaste put himself on the line with his contrarian idea

Klaaste was distressed by what was happening in black communities, where residents faced state terror and political violence. He sought to restore values such as self-help and neighbourly conduct.
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past boarded up shop windows in Vancouver on March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

When will the coronavirus restrictions end in Canada?

Canadians are living under a states of emergency, coping with a limping economy and social distancing as well as the stress of the pandemic itself. Many might be asking: when will it end?

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