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  • August 28, 2020

    Friday news roundup August 28, 2020

    UK’s economy is one of the worst hit by Covid-19 and e-commerce and food delivery giants in China get a boost. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    UK’s economy is one of the worst hit by Covid-19 and e-commerce and food delivery giants in China get a boost. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • August 27, 2020

    Germany could provide a lesson in how to reopen schools in a pandemic

    Since the beginning of August, teachers and students have returned to class in Germany, experimenting with a new routine of vigilance, strict hygiene rules, and free tests for teachers.
    Since the beginning of August, teachers and students have returned to class in Germany, experimenting with a new routine of vigilance, strict hygiene rules, and free tests for teachers.
  • August 26, 2020

    Europe expecting a tsunami of job cuts

    A new study by McKinsey & Company predicts millions of jobs are at risk as companies plan to downsize to offset the loss of business caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
    A new study by McKinsey & Company predicts millions of jobs are at risk as companies plan to downsize to offset the loss of business caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • New study links air pollution to a higher risk of developing asthma in young children

    The new research from Denmark shows that children who are exposed to higher levels of fine particulate matter—PM2.5—in the air are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than children who are not exposed.
    The new research from Denmark shows that children who are exposed to higher levels of fine particulate matter—PM2.5—in the air are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than children who are not exposed.
  • August 24, 2020

    Numbers on student dropouts increase due to Covid-19

    According to UNESCO, the education of over 154,000,000 students globally has been disrupted after schools were forced to shut down due to the pandemic.
    According to UNESCO, the education of over 154,000,000 students globally has been disrupted after schools were forced to shut down due to the pandemic.
  • August 21, 2020

    Friday news roundup August 21, 2020

    Millions of women are unable to access sexual and reproductive health care because of Covid-19 and New Zealand delayed its general election. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Millions of women are unable to access sexual and reproductive health care because of Covid-19 and New Zealand delayed its general election. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • Female leaders handled coronavirus better than their male counterparts, reveals study

    New research from Liverpool and Reading universities shows that countries led by women—including Germany and New Zealand—suffered fewer deaths and Covid-19 cases than comparable countries led by men.
    New research from Liverpool and Reading universities shows that countries led by women—including Germany and New Zealand—suffered fewer deaths and Covid-19 cases than comparable countries led by men.
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