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So, what do you know about COVID-19?
A study, the preliminary report of which has just been released, looks at people's knowledge on the disease and assess the role of scientists, science communicators and information channels in providing information (and misinformation) and reports surprising findings.

-13 Jun 2020

Adopt ban on evictions and relocations: UN-Habitat
UN-Habitat urges Member States and governments at all levels to stop all relocations and evictions at this time pointing to their obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living.

-24 May 2020

73rd World Health Assembly Adopts “National COVID Response” Including Palliative Care
The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), a Houston based charity registered with the United Nations, is glad to report that the 73rd World Health Assembly, held virtually for the first time in its history, approved the resolution “COVID-19 Response,” committing governme...

-22 May 2020

UN-ICFJ research highlights journalism's critical role in fighting COVID-19 disinformation
New research published by the UN and ICFJ today identifies quality journalism as a major force for identifying and exposing disinformation. And it finds that the ‘viral load’ of disinformation will only grow if journalism continues to suffer death blows inflicted by the pandemic.

-29 Apr 2020

Universities shut down across South and Southeast Asia
Universities and other teaching institutions have been closed across Asia and globally after March 20,2020.

-26 Apr 2020

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eSS Sunday Edit: Languages of COVID’s Cultural Imaginary
Paintings depicting the great plagues in Europe have remained cultural texts for centuries, documenting not just people’s suffering but also social attitudes, official responses and theological-eschatological debates, constituting the cultural ...
Pramod K. Nayar

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The Sunday Edit: Sports in/and Schools: Let’s play safe!
Money-spinning school sports tournaments and games are about to be revived, albeit with COVID restrictions, even as sports grounds in schools are deteriorating and disappearing. The National Education Policy has little to say on prioritizing ...
Padma Prakash

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eSS Sunday Edit: US Withdrawal from WHO: Damaging. But a time for reform?
The US withdrawal from WHO however temporary should be seen as an opportunity to revisit the numerous recommendations for reform of the structure of WHO that will, among other changes, establish a steady source of funding for t...
Anathakrishnan S
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