Covid-19: A wake-up call for complexity thinking.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pittman has ordered a hearing for July 22 regarding a lawsuit filed by Texas bar and nightclub owners fighting the state order that closed their doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Texas Bar&Nightclub Alliance filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of its members on June 30 — four days after Gov. Gregg Abbott took executive action mandating that such establishments temporarily close, except for delivery and takeout. Plaintiffs have sought a temporary restraining…
Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 257Author(s): Tapan Behl, Ishnoor Kaur, Simona Bungau, Arun Kumar, Md Sahab Uddin, Chanchal Kumar, Giridhari Pal, Sahil, Kamal Shrivastava, Gokhan Zengin, Sandeep Arora
[The Conversation Africa] COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach. This includes personal protection such as masks, social distancing and the isolation of infected individuals and their contacts.
Publication date: October 2020Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 159Author(s): A.K.M. Najmul Islam, Samuli Laato, Shamim Talukder, Erkki Sutinen
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[SAnews.gov.za] While the country will remain on lockdown level 3 amid a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced drastic measures in an effort to preserve lives and limit the rise in infections.
The urgent need for tests and therapeutics has brought companies together and pushed researchers to work at breakneck speeds.
While concern over SARS-CoV-2 in dogs and cats has captured attention, scientists have also been investigating whether pets can transmit multidrug-resistant bacteria to us.
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the underlying biological dangers of being a minority in the US.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has revealed the limitations of R0 as no other disease outbreak has before, at a time when policymakers need accurate forecasts.