Tag Archives: Covid-19

La integración latinoamericana ante la encrucijada del coronavirus

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Shutterstock / Harvepino Ángeles Sánchez Díez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Laura Pérez Ortiz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid La integración regional en América Latina vive un momento decisivo ante los importantes retos del futuro más inmediato. Si ya antes de la pandemia el escenario económico y social latinoamericano no era bueno, ahora ha empeorado. Los organismos internacionales estiman importantes caídas …

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An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials

An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna's latest vaccine trials

Biotech company Moderna, one of many organizations developing a vaccine for COVID-19, published results from an early-stage test of its experimental mRNA vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 14. Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff scientist and protein chemistry expert Sanjay Mishra explains what the results of the phase 1 trial mean. Licence Creative Commons Attribution licence …

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Hudeide: a monumental musician who uplifted Somali life

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Hudeide: a monumental musician who uplifted Somali life Al Eyad/Flickr Ahmed I Samatar, Macalester College There are many attributes that capture Somali identity, however none seem so deep and abiding as these two: constant hyper anxiety over scarce rainfall, and uncommon talent in poetic composition and artistic performance. The first underscores the ecological brittleness of the Sahel landscape; the latter …

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Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan Marta Favara, University of Oxford; Alan Sánchez, University of Oxford; Catherine Porter, Lancaster University, and Douglas Scott, University of Oxford For many young people around the world, the economic effects of lockdown policies have been more significant than the health impacts of …

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¿Cómo debe afrontar Europa los rebrotes de COVID-19? Tres expertos nos dan las claves

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Dominique Costagliola, Inserm; Ignacio López-Goñi, Universidad de Navarra y Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, UCL En toda Europa, desde Luxemburgo hasta Croacia, los casos de coronavirus están empezando a aumentar en países que anteriormente habían conseguido controlar la propagación de la enfermedad. Países como España, Francia y Alemania están registrando un aumento significativo en el número de personas con la enfermedad. La mayoría …

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Hurricanes and wildfires are colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic – and compounding the risks

Evacuations during Hurricane Laura could increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Evacuations during Hurricane Laura could increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Ali Mostafavi, Texas A&M University With the Hurricane Laura hitting Louisiana and Texas as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm and wildfires menacing the western U.S., millions of Americans are facing the complex risks of a natural disaster striking in the middle of a pandemic. …

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Turkey: how Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is using coronavirus to clamp down further on dissent

Erdoğan marked four years in July since a 2016 failed coup attempt. Turkish President Press Office/EPA

Balki Begumhan Bayhan, Coventry University Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian government led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has always made use of crises to consolidate its power. The coronavirus has been no exception. The regime has cracked down on opposition and attempted to undermine its effectiveness, while endeavouring to legitimise the rule of the long-serving president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Since …

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Current rates of vaccine hesitancy in the US could mean a long road to normalcy

Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize America’s efforts to achieve herd immunity. Nordroden / Getty Images

Matt Motta is a political scientist at Oklahoma State University. He studies the social and political determinants of anti-science attitudes, and investigating their policy impact. In this Q&A he answers questions about the current levels of vaccine hesitancy in the US and how that might affect the country’s ability to achieve herd immunity after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

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