"I waited for two months thinking the situation would improve but it didn't. It just worsened. My wife and I did all odd jobs just to ensure that my daughters could continue their studies here. But now, all our savings have been exhausted and we will return," Minz said. … [Read more...] about Migrant children at risk of dropping out of school after moving back to hometowns: Experts
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At the same time, not every aspect of COVID-19 behavior is competitive. Take mask-wearing as an example. Although wearing masks in public has taken on political overtones, there is nothing that ought to be competitive about it. Wearing a cloth mask in public benefits other people by reducing potentially disease-carrying droplets in the air, which keeps other people safe. Indeed, it is one of the few behaviors in the pandemic that keeps other people safe without creating a competition between safety and economic activity. … [Read more...] about How COVID-19 teaches us that succeeding and winning are different
In that case, frequency and cost could be even more crucial to make sure the people that need to take public transit actually can, but those changes could be at odds. “Some of the ways people talk about reducing touch points is fare-free transit. . . . There’s been movement around that, but that entails costs as well. That’s a lot of revenue that you give up,” Taylor says. And with ridership down, transit systems are already under huge financial strain. “If you lost $400 million a year in fair revenues, you have to cut service or get additional revenues to cover the shortfall,” he adds. “The question is, would fare-free transit benefit people more, or more frequent service?” … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic public transit may not end up looking all that different—but its goals may have to change
Some say Japan may have a large hidden population of asymptomatic cases. Shigeru Omi, deputy head of the government’s expert panel on the coronavirus, told lawmakers that the real number of infections could be as much as 10 or 20 times as high as currently believed. Japan has reported fewer than 17,000 cases, versus more than 1.7 million in the United States. … [Read more...] about Testing is key to beating coronavirus, right? Japan has other ideas
The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?