COVID-19


African tech to locally tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Author | Eduardo Bravo One of the most repeated phrases during the COVID-19 pandemic has been that coronavirus does not distinguish between borders. However, just because the coronavirus does not have borders, does not mean that it does not differentiate between governments. While some western countries minimized the danger and reacted ...
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Extreme hunger, another consequence of the new coronavirus

Author | Tania Alonso The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three phases of food insecurity when measuring hunger in the world: mild, moderate and severe The first is experienced by people who are facing uncertainties regarding their ability to obtain food. The second, by ...

EMER²GENT: data sharing to boost the economy after the pandemic

Author | Arantxa Herranz Can an airplane engine manufacturing company like Rolls-Royce, greatly affected by the current situation, do anything to boost the economy after the pandemic caused by COVID-19? The answer is a categorical yes. The aerospace giant is, after all, a major advocate of the digital transformation, and it ...
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California tests driverless taxis for contactless deliveries

Author | M. Martínez Euklidiadas Contactless technology emerged some years ago with the aim of making our lives easier, but it has gained momentum during a pandemic scenario in which we all are having to avoid touching objects. But its future goes beyond payments. Now that delivery companies are being advised ...

How cities are protecting elderly people from COVID-19

Author | M. Martinez @Euklidiadas Age is a risk factor for COVID-19. That is why cities are protecting the elderly, a task which is “everyone’s business”, according to the WHO. Until now, physical isolation has proved to be the most effective method of protection, although each city and each country has ...
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How some countries are helping homeless to confront COVID-19

Author | Jaime Ramos The critical situation we all find ourselves in as a result of the coronavirus particularly affects society’s most disadvantaged groups. During a health crisis of this magnitude, poverty is a variable that exposes those suffering it to the negative effects of the COVID-19 disease, leading to a ...