Coronavirus in India: Bihar’s healthcare system faces risk of collapse

According to the recent census, Bihar has a population of 99 million people. However, it has less than 2,000 primary health centers and 150 community health centers to cater to such a large population. Bihar has consistently underinvested in its healthcare system in the past, leading to the proliferation of a network of private hospitals, […]

Vietnamese UN peacekeeper gives CAR kids chance to learn

Teacher Son tells locals stories about Vietnamese Lunar New Year, during which the traditional chung cake (shown in the photo) is a ‘must-have’ at each family’s holiday celebrations. —Photos courtesy of Le Ngoc Son “My lessons last for only three-and-a-half hours, but you are two-and-a-half hours late. Can you come to the class earlier?,” he […]

All play and no work: Kids channels get into summer mode

Data released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) reveals that overall TV viewership has seen 11 per cent growth in week 12 (March 21 to 27) as compared to the pre-COVID-19 lockdown weeks (January 11 to 31). The 2-14 year age group has shown maximum increase in TV engagement with a 41 […]

Millbrae School District’s Distance Learning Phase II

Distance Learning Schooling is always a partnership. Over the course of this Distance Learning time period, our admin and teachers will partner with parents to engage students in experiences that stretch their understanding and expand how they approach new learning. Teachers will continue to carry forward their instrumental role in guiding, supporting, and challenging students […]

Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

She hosts a podcast called “DISabled to ENabled,” highlighting inspiring journeys of those faced with life-altering diagnoses, and advocating for those with similar diseases. She’s optimistic that certain innovations may come from the pandemic, including wider acceptance for otherwise capable people who need allowances to work from home.

Slavoj Žižek’s New Coronavirus Book Glamorizes Wuhan’s Misery

In many places, Žižek is asking the right questions — Why are so many people OK with exploiting blue-collar workers while the privileged sit at home taking conference calls? How did the distrust between the state and people make the outbreak worse in China? Are governments using the pandemic as an excuse to declare a […]

iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

The usual daily gaggles of doctors and residents moving from bed to bed to conduct rounds has been replaced by a lone physician, clad in protective equipment, escorting a laptop on a cart around the hospital. Doctors participate virtually through an app the hospital has configured to facilitate medical care while limiting potential exposure by […]

A New Career in a New Town: Finding David Bowie’s Berlin

Berlin had long been on Bowie’s shortlist of potential homes. As a student at Bromley Technical High School in the early ‘60s, he poured over the art of Max Reinhardt, Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang. “Since my teenage years I had obsessed on the angst ridden, emotional work of the expressionists, both artists and film […]

The First Book About The Coronavirus Is Here, And It’s Terrible

In many places, Žižek is asking the right questions — Why are so many people OK with exploiting blue-collar workers while the privileged sit at home taking conference calls? How did the distrust between the state and people make the outbreak worse in China? Are governments using the pandemic as an excuse to declare a […]