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Governments around the world are trying to stop the spread of the disease while scrambling for ways to relieve pressure on their economies, which are facing a historic downturn with millions pushed into unemployment.
Most of the coronavirus articles talk about the planet being the beneficiary of all the lockdowns and almost zero economic activity. However, that’s not entirely correct.
Moscow and Lagos joined the roll call of cities around the world with empty streets, while Virginia and Maryland became the latest US states to announce stay-at-home orders, followed quickly by Washington DC.
A total of 75,538 deaths have been recorded, including 53,928 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus. The official tallies probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of cases. Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.
Many people, given half a chance, would care two hoots for the environment. They do not care if petrol guzzling vehicles emit toxic fumes. They do not care if trees are cut down in forests by the dozen. They do not care if pastoral
On live television, Andy Burnham had just finished making an impassioned plea for the tiny amount of money that will be needed to spare the poorest and most vulnerable people of Manchester from ruination
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘mind over matter’ which implies that our minds are able to conquer any fears that we may have. A lot of doctors say that many illnesses, both physical and emotional, can be overcome this way.