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Protecting women during the Pandemic

Protecting women during the Pandemic

Last month, Sheuly rushed into a Dhaka hospital in need of emergency treatment. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi woman had just given birth at home – thinking it a safer setting than the hospital during a pandemic.

Here’s how to wash a reusable face mask the right way

Here’s how to wash a reusable face mask the right way

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended cloth face coverings for the general public, many have relied on those while reserving medical masks, such as N95 respirators, for medical workers.

Kashmir Internet blackouts hinder health services, contact tracing

Kashmir Internet blackouts hinder health services, contact tracing

For three days without Internet or phone service this month, Rouf Ahmad found himself cut off from his family in Indian-administered Kashmir while his mother was receiving treatment for the deadly coronavirus.

Envoy: Strengthen China-Qatar co-operation to fight Covid-19

Envoy: Strengthen China-Qatar co-operation to fight Covid-19

On May 18, the 73rd World Health Assembly convened online. At a time when Covid-19 poses a serious threat to the globe, the Assembly played an important role in consolidating global consensus to fight the pandemic, reaffirming confidence and promoting international co-operation.

Speed over safety in the quest for vaccine is a recipe for disaster

Speed over safety in the quest for vaccine is a recipe for disaster

As health experts keep reminding us, life will not return to anything resembling pre-pandemic normal until there is an effective and widely available coronavirus vaccine.

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt.

Rights in the time of Covid-19

Rights in the time of Covid-19

The rules that govern members of a society are in a state of flux due to Covid-19. Just four short months ago, we probably could not have imagined a society defined by closed stores, social distancing, and mask-wearing.

Donald Trump: The fabulist

Donald Trump: The fabulist

In April 2011, Donald Trump, then considering a run for the presidency the following year, said that he had sent investigators to Hawaii to check out rumours that President Barack Obama wasn’t born there

The fable of the Chinese Covid-19 whistleblower

The fable of the Chinese Covid-19 whistleblower

Public opinion in the United States pins the blame for the Covid-19 pandemic squarely on China. After all, that’s where the virus started. And President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have fanned the flames by accusing China of covering up the outbreak and knowingly allowing the nov

Make-or-break deal looms for Argentina on $65bn debt load

Make-or-break deal looms for Argentina on $65bn debt load

As a key date approaches for Argentina’s debt saga, the country is grappling with a serious economic crisis.

Masks blossom among roses at French perfume capital

Masks blossom among roses at French perfume capital

May roses are blooming in Grasse, the birthplace of French perfumes, but out in the fields, some of those who pick them face a problem this year.

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