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Acts of courage in the age of Covid-19.
A lack of agreement over new Covid-19 restrictions indicates a lack of trust in the nation’s government.
The same nature documentaries that once took great pains to remove humans from the frame are now desperate to return us to the story.
New Statesman analysis suggests some countries with a higher GDP per capita have been allocated more international funding to fight the virus than poorer nations.
The world has now had more than half a year to get used to the pandemic. As our contributors describe, an array of common experiences have been forged in very different societies.
Across continents, in every sort of society, the pandemic has exposed the weakest links.
Scientists predict that infections in Washington, DC, will increase as the weather cools and people take their gatherings indoors.
The mood in the Vietnamese city, home to some 13 million people, is one of confidence. Given the country’s low active-case total, there has been no sense of panic.
The city’s infection rates are among the worst in Brazil. But in June its mayor, Marcelo Crivella, said that it should return to normal – and many are embracing the new freedoms.
With little appetite to return to self-isolation, and social-distancing fatigue setting in, many in Russia now see the pandemic as a closed issue.
Six weeks on from a devastating explosion in Lebanon’s capital, coronavirus-prevention measures are low on residents’ priority lists – and cases are rising.