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Acts of courage in the age of Covid-19.
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.
In Sweden, one of Europe's worst-hit countries, some are furious at the decision not to lock down – but many others are pleased to have been spared draconian measures.
India’s lockdown wrecked the country’s economy and transformed life in its capital, a city of more than 20 million. Worst-hit are the casual workers who make up most of the labour force.
Deaths and hospitalisations remain far lower than in the spring, but this could rapidly change.