“Students are forced to find their own motivation,” Mora said. “I personally have struggled with this because being a ‘good’ student is something that is still new to me... This lockdown is a difficult situation for all of us but I know my team still wants to compete at the highest level we can.” … [Read more...] about This champion academic decathlon team studied pandemics. Now, they’re living one
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Although not a balm for current anxieties, you may be interested to know that this urgent question—can we the people pull this off?—is at the heart of modern-day social psychology and decision science. A vast body of research in this field documents our cognitive biases and tendency to misjudge and misinterpret information. This would suggest that expecting everyone to master isolation and hygiene practices on short notice isn’t realistic. But there is another school of thought among researchers who study decisionmaking that may surprise you, and may even offer hope. … [Read more...] about Can the Public Be Trusted in a Pandemic?
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a directive and launched a campaign to apply Vietnamese technology for digital life. The key content of the campaign is to promote digital applications in all fields, create a digital life and create new opportunities to promote socio-economic development. The directive outlines 10 key tasks: developing a digital work environment, health system, training system to serve learning needs and digital utility system serving daily needs. The others include a digital content system for entertainment, digital platform to provide transportation services, smart plant for production, digital payment platforms, cyber security solutions, and a community to support digital transformation in Vietnam. The Ministry of Information and Communications said that the global COVID-19 pandemic posed a huge challenge for all countries, which could change the national ranking and competitiveness. The ministry also noted that … [Read more...] about Campaign launched to apply Vietnamese technology for digital life
By Devi Shetty First, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the bold step of complete lockdown. This single step can dramatically change the course of the pandemic. A lot now devolves on the Medical Council of India, the apex body which controls medical education. Let me explain how MCI can save millions of precious lives just by regulatory changes. Soon, Covid-19 will reach the second phase when thousands of patients will flood ICUs. In Italy, it’s not the virus alone which is killing the patients, it’s lack of ICU beds, doctors and nurses. Mortality in Covid-19 is directly proportional to ICU beds. Thus mortality in Germany is 0.3%, almost like seasonal flu, while mortality in Italy is 9.26%. It is because Germany has 29 ICU beds per 1,00,000 citizens, and Italy has 13. India has 2.3. India is perhaps the only country which, with the right strategy and execution, can match the German results. Our government is capable of commissioning … [Read more...] about How MCI can save the country: Tough Covid-19 battle can only be won by our young doctors and nurses
Prior public health crises can provide clues as to what can be expected from the current crisis. For example, during the Ebola crisis, there was no vaccine available to treat infected patients, so health care providers focused on treating the symptoms and related infections that came along with the disease. Counterfeiters worked hard to get fake versions of common medications into the legitimate supply chain, as demand for these goods rose. … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Markets Can Flourish During Coronavirus Crisis
American imperialism and Zionism place dictators in all small countries and plunder the wealth of these countries. The U.S. claims that it is a democracy and defends human rights, but in fact it is not true. The U.S. is only protecting its own democracy, its own citizens' rights. America devastates the wealth of other countries. America's policy is to diminish and devastate all small nations of the world so the American people and Zionists live well. (Baku, men) … [Read more...] about We Are Losing Hearts and Minds in the Former Soviet Empire