Ending this Safely

1. How COVID-19 is impacting the globe There are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of infection of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide as of 7 April, with more than 73,000 confirmed deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 285,000 people have reportedly recovered from the disease. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as…

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Religious liberty in a Pandemic

As pastors and religious leaders across the country faced tough decisions about whether to hold worship services over the weekend, Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus gathered 500 of them on a conference call on Thursday. They talked about how to keep their ministries going and whether shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions on public gatherings…

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FEMA's Fight Against Disinformation

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to knock down a series of rumors and falsehoods that have been spreading along with the coronavirus pandemic. It launched a page on its website called Coronavirus Rumor Control to fight the misinformation, as officials work to assure the public there is, in fact, no “national quarantine,” nor has FEMA…

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Role of the Government

Governments have a role to play in softening the economic impact of Coronavirus. From spending on healthcare to business continuity plans, there are various options available. A key role of government is to protect the well-being of its people—most crucially and visibly during emergencies such as the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. The IMF has $50…

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Delivery Workers as Lifeline

Wuhan, the epi-center of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has been in lockdown mode for weeks. But its delivery workers, zipping through empty streets on their motorcycles and scooters, are still very much on the move. To avoid transmission of the virus, people have been told to stay at home and limit time outdoors. As…

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Coronavirus Reshaping Global Events

by Onize Ohikere Schools, sporting events, and businesses around the world are operating under new restrictions as the COVID-19 outbreak expands. South African and Egyptian health officials confirmed their first cases on Thursday. The disease has infected more than 95,000 people globally and more than 3,200 have died, most of them in China. After a suspected…

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Solving Rare Disease

Sharing data on rare diseases globally could provide benefits to diagnosis, management and treatment, clinical trials and personal well-being. A new World Economic Forum paper highlights the value of a global framework. Rare but not uncommon Rare diseases are not as rare as you may think. Approximately 10% of the global population or 475 million people are affected by…

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Future of Digital Economy

Developing new economic and business models that are digitally driven, creating sustainable value for an inclusive economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is rapidly driving transformational disruption across every sector. By 2022, over 60% of global GDP will be digitised. An estimated 70% of new value created in the economy over the next decade will be…

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Transforming Food System

Historic productivity gains in the food sector have come at alarming environmental and health costs. To meet the aspiration of establishing inclusive, efficient, sustainable, nutritious and healthy food systems capable of achieving the SDGs, a comprehensive transformation is required. We need to fundamentally change the way food is produced, including the practices of agri-industrial operations…

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