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Independent French fashion labels use coronavirus lockdown to rethink their offerings and prepare for a new world of conscious shopping

The writing had been on the wall since Paris Fashion Week in late February. As the coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic and cases in Italy rose, it seemed likely that France would take drastic action in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19. Still, between the closure of non-essential businesses on the evening of March 14 and French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a lockdown starting on March 17 at noon, there wasn’t much time for Paris-based designers to make plans. “Our stores…

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Amid the threat of coronavirus, new swarm of billions of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.Now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. Billions of the young desert locusts are winging in from breeding grounds in Somalia in search of fresh vegetation springing up with seasonal rains.Millions of already vulnerable people are at risk. And as…

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Coronavirus: why there’s no quick fix for a Covid-19 vaccine

For months, vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert has been in a race against time, working seven days a week to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus that causes the potentially lethal disease Covid-19.Gilbert and her fellow researchers at Oxford University face a myriad of technical challenges and potential complications in their quest to defeat the virus that has claimed 100,000 lives and crippled economies worldwide.Yet, one far more mundane obstacle overshadows them all: money.Gilbert, a professor at…

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Coronavirus: A Vancouver-area city hall tells businesses to shut, but one landlord plays ‘hardball’ on rent – city hall

The shops on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s once-glitzy shopping district, are boarded up now, in the time of Covid-19.Provincial health orders last month demanded the closure of businesses that could not maintain two metres (6.6 feet) of distance between customers and staff, so Lululemon, Aritzia and other shopfronts are now covered in plywood, adding to the sense of desolation on the empty street.Across the Lions Gate Bridge, in the District of North Vancouver, the plywood is absent but…

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Will the US, China and Russia come together to shape a new world order post-coronavirus?

If we know anything about the post-pandemic world, it is that it will be “different”, and that three countries – the United States, China and Russia – will be decisive in shaping it, for better or worse.These three countries are not only the most powerful strategic, military and, in two of the three cases, economic players of our time but they are also countries whose governments think and operate in “rule-setting” ways. Each of them will carry an effective veto on the world-building plans of…

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This week’s Time magazine cover spotlights coronavirus front line workers, from cafeteria employees to paramedics

The "essential workers" charged with keeping America afloat during the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives daily. Now, the health care workers, grocery store employees and everyday people we depend on are telling their own stories on the cover of Time magazine this week.

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Weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk

If you're smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it's time to think twice.

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Prince Charles posts Twitter video after Covid-19 diagnosis

Prince Charles posted a video to Twitter saying he and his wife sympathize with others during this "anxious, unprecedented" time after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Separating HIIT Fact from Fiction

It’s easy to get lost in the hype around new workout devices or protocols that promise maximal results in minimal time

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The Refugee Act reminds us to not forget our humanity — especially now

As the global Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, it puts into sharp focus how the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies may lead to (yet another) humanitarian crisis -- this time along the US-Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers are living in overcrowded makeshift encampments, many without running water. If there were a coronavirus outbreak in one of these encampments -- which are already short on medical supplies -- the results could be catastrophic.

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