The time to prepare for many more future crises is now

The time to prepare for many more future crises is now

Covid-19 is not a once-in-a-life-time situation Wellington, April 2, 2020 A recurring theme in contemporary literature is of the plague that appears suddenly from nowhere and takes hold of the world, destroying or severely damaging life in the process. In 2003, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘Oryx and Crake’ was premised on a super-pharmaceutical cutting loose and causing a global…

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An ardent appeal for wider compliance of lockdown rules

An ardent appeal for wider compliance of lockdown rules

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 2, 2020 A community leader has urged all New Zealanders to observe the rules and regulations prescribed by the government to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19. Wellington based Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) President Pancha Narayanan has appealed to migrant communities and former refugees to own responsibility and appreciate the need to observe the government…

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Despite 92 deaths, Sweden is relaxed over coronavirus

Despite 92 deaths, Sweden is relaxed over coronavirus

But some people are worried over consequences Paul W Franks and Peter M Nilsson Lund, Sweden, April 1, 2020 A growing number of Swedish doctors and scientists are raising alarm over the Swedish government’s approach to COVID-19. Unlike its Nordic neighbours, Sweden has adopted a relatively relaxed strategy, seemingly assuming that overreaction is more harmful than under-reaction. Although the government has now…

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