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The boredom pandemic

The boredom pandemic

As people around the world find themselves in confinement to control the Covid-19 pandemic, look out for another affliction with an even higher infection rate than any virus. Boredom is now a serious health risk.

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of Covid-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine.

When will it end? The pandemic question on all our minds

When will it end? The pandemic question on all our minds

The stay-at-home orders issued in an increasing number of US states may be necessary, but the psychological effects that come with them are heavy all the same. It’s no longer a suggestion to stay home, but a directive.

Populists love the pandemic

Populists love the pandemic

Threats to national security invariably limit domestic political disputes. Now that governments have assumed a leading role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the political opposition in countries under populist rule is quickly being marginalised.

Face masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

Face masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his mind. What could he make that would let him open a door without touching the handle?

Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar offers remote exercises to athletes via its electronic platforms

Aspetar; Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, has posted a detailed video featuring reliable home exercises for athletes while staying at home.

The politics of the pandemic

The politics of the pandemic

The asteroid has hit, and suddenly everything has changed. But the asteroid that has crashed into our planet is invisible. One needs a microscope, rather than a telescope, to see it.

The priority for the social-distancing period

The priority for the social-distancing period

The coronavirus has a chokehold on the global economy. Like many friends and colleagues in China, I, too, have been locked down, along with the rest of Italy. Many of my fellow citizens in the United States are now in the same situation; others around the world will follow suit soon enough.

The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

The race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

No magic wand exists to end the coronavirus pandemic, but as of this week there is a portable diagnostic test from Abbott Laboratories to detect Covid-19 within minutes. One is impressed, not surprised. Nations will get through this crisis only in an intense national effort that combines commitment

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