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Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

The world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN…

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Coronavirus lockdowns seen increasing HIV risk to women and girls

Coronavirus lockdowns have hindered the fight against HIV infection in women and girls globally by limiting their access to education and protection from sexual violence,…

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Reaching the bottom of the barrel: Coronavirus pandemic batters European wine production

It’s an ancient beverage turned cultural icon, so cherished in France that the legendary Victor Hugo once provocatively wrote: “God made only water – but…

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Migrants test positive for coronavirus after arriving in Italy

Eight migrants who disembarked in Sicily this week after being rescued in the Mediterranean by a charity boat are in quarantine after testing positive for…

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Indigenous peoples of South America face ‘genocide’ as coronavirus pandemic exposes historic inequalities

Berlin Diques oversees the well-being of some of the most vulnerable peoples in the world. As a regional president of the Interethnic Association for the…

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Amazon forest fires could increase risk of serious coronavirus infections

An intense season of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year could overwhelm health systems and lead to unnecessary deaths, including of coronavirus, as pollution…

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Foreign Minister Ann Linde on Sweden’s coronavirus policy: ‘We managed to flatten the curve’

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy has led to a death rate much higher than that of its neighbors. DW’s Conflict Zone asks the Swedish foreign minister if…

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Belgium had the worst response to the coronavirus crisis among OECD countries, EIU says

Belgium had the worst response to the coronavirus crisis out of OECD countries, while New Zealand’s response was the strongest, according to a new ranking….

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EU plans for relaunch of European tourism

The EU cranked up plans to relaunch tourism in Europe Monday with the launch of ‘Re-open EU’, an online platform offering information on borders and…

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Disease puts 1 in 5 globally at severe COVID-19 risk: study

An estimated 1.7 billion people – more than 20 percent of the world’s population – risk becoming severely infected with COVID-19 due to underlying health…

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