Korea’s patriarchal family-registration system where the man is often still the head of any household is taking a knock as the government doles out its coronavirus relief money to them.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said.
The COVID-19 risk profile appears to be shifting: 15 percent of deaths in Brazil have been in patients younger than 50 years old, and nearly quarter of deaths in Mexico have been between the ages of 25 and 49 years.
From collapsing supply chains to power grabs by populist leaders, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed how a crisis can swiftly ramp up wider security risks – a clear warning as climate change looms large, security experts warned.
From building cemeteries away from human settlements to erecting fences around graves, South Africa is drawing up plans to protect the country’s water supply from contamination if mass coronavirus burials become a necessity.
China may struggle to meet its climate pledges this year as it turns to heavy industry and carbon-intensive projects to shore up its coronavirus-stricken economy, government researchers and analysts say.
Surface transport accounts for the largest share of the daily 17 megatons less CO2, followed by the production of goods and services and power generation.
Google searches for COVID-19 have tended to increase or decrease ahead of changes in the number of daily reported cases. Search interest has lately been declining around the world.
China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.
As trillions of dollars in stimulus spending begin pouring into national economies flattened by the coronavirus crisis – and as people rethink old habits – the world faces a rare opportunity to swiftly ramp up climate action.
A study, accepted for publication in BMJ Global Health, estimates that younger, seemingly healthy individuals in Africa could be at elevated risk due to undiagnosed health conditions.