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Emerging Economies Should Build Back Greener

COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to stop and think about our impact on the planet, and to imagine the kind of world we want. There is still time for governments in the developing world to plan for a green recovery and encourage the development of business activity, which would also help many of them address…

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change to pandemics. A confluence of advances in biological science and accelerating development of computing, automation, and artificial intelligence is fueling a new wave of innovation. This Bio Revolution could have significant impact on economies and our lives, from health…

The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism – Only Cooperation Can End the Pandemic

By early July, there were 160 candidate vaccines against the new coronavirus in development, with 21 in clinical trials. Although it will be months, at least, before one or more of those candidates has been proved to be safe and effective and is ready to be delivered, countries that manufacture vaccines (and wealthy ones that do not)…

The post COVID-19 world: Economic nationalism triumphant?

The new coronavirus has travelled far and fast, infecting more than 8.7 million people and killing more than 460,000. One after another, economies have gone into lockdown to slow down the spread of the disease. The combined supply and demand shocks have ravaged the world economy with the most severe downturn since the Great Depression;…

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as countries fight to contain the pandemic

The human cost of coronavirus has continued to mount, with more than 8.25 million cases confirmed globally and more than 441,300 people known to have died. With the World Health Orgainsation declaring the outbreak as a pandemic, the virus has spread to more than 200 countries. The Financial Times have provided an up-to-date visual narrative of…

Reopening the World

COVID-19 has shattered economies and societies around the world, upended government plans and business operations, and challenged the fabric of many communities. The effects are far-reaching, and leaders are seeking to understand how they reopen their countries and what are the lessons from other nations. Brookings’ latest publication discusses the reopening in several different countries,…

Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

A cheap and widely available drug has been found to help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. Dexamethasone is a low-dose steroid treatment that has had a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say. About 19 out of 20 patients with coronavirus recover without being admitted to…

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

This Mckinsey & Company article considers how deepening technological capabilities and innovations in Asia —most notably digital and mobile technologies—enabled early responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Six broad categories of measures to safeguard both health and livelihoods helped guide governments and businesses in the region. They could also help countries in and beyond Asia as…

Coronavirus: medical drones could soon be helping to beat the crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is, by necessity, leading to a flurry of innovation. And now drones are taking their turn in the limelight. This article by Olivier Usher was originally published in The Conversation considers how drones could play a part in beating the pandemic. In a recent announcement, the UK government said that unmanned aerial…