Coronavirus

Belgium

The Case For Letting Algorithms Run The Vaccine Rollouts

Belgium's vaccination campaign is a prime example, computer scientist Hugues Bersini argues, of h...

Argentina

The Education Revolution Began Before The Pandemic

Technology is turning education into a data-driven, personalized learning process. It's up to hum...

France

Happy Birthday, COVID: The Moments Missed We'll Never Get Back

When I blew the candles on my 29th birthday cake, on March 27th 2020, it was only 10 days after the first lockdown had begun in France. Still, I felt lucky. I remember telling myself that, even ...

Algeria

In Algeria, Ramadan Comes With COVID And Water Shortages

With water rationing, soaring food prices and an economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, Algerian...

France

Different Ways The World Is Commemorating COVID-19's Victims

From a Swiss music box to a Chilean quilt, different projects seek to leave a tangible sign of th...

Italy

How Crime Is Mutating To Cash In On The Pandemic

Across the globe, mafia syndicates, white-collar criminals, hackers and scammers are finding nove...

France

Restaurant, Mon Amour: A French Reflection On Lockdown Choices

By closing bars and restaurants, we are not only depriving the sharing of meals but also the real...

Egypt

Long Lines, Mixed Message As Egypt's Vaccine Rollout Sputters

Only about 150,000 of the country's 100 million people have been vaccinated so far against COVID-...

United States

History Lessons For COVID: The Fatal Price Of Impatience

A century ago, during the Spanish flu pandemic, Americans were eager let down their guard and get...

France

Neverending Lockdowns: The Ultimate Victory Of The Virus

The French have been under a strict curfew for months. Now they're being ordered back into lockdo...

Brazil

Bolsonaro's Generals: Preparing For A Capitol Hill Moment?

With the sudden departure of Brazil's top generals, Jair Bolsonaro's government may be weakened. ...

India

The Negative Healthcare Paradox Of India's Lockdown

A year after the world's second most populous nation went into quarantine, a new study aims to ca...

France

A Year For COVID: Why Our Political Leaders Were Bound To Fail

Up against a microscopic virus, the world's leaders have failed myriad different ways to do what ...

Argentina

Argentina vs. Chile: Tale Of Two Vaccine Rollouts

Chile planned its COVID vaccinations in advance, and reserved millions of doses while Argentina d...

Austria

Alone (Not) Among People: Vienna's Coffee Houses Lost To Covid

They haven't actually gone anywhere. But because of the pandemic, the city's celebrated caf&eacut...

France

Damage Done: AstraZeneca Overcaution Was A Death Sentence

The official announcement came Thursday evening from European Union health officials, but it simply confirmed what we already knew: the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe. And most European countries ...

Morocco

How COVID-19 Put The Brakes On Moroccan Smuggling Trade

The pandemic and subsequent closing of the border with Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, put a...

France

Roaring 2020s? Here's The Post Pandemic Best-Case Scenario

Could the 2020s be an era of prosperity? The pandemic has paved the way for digital, biological, ...

Paraguay

Potty-Mouthed Grandma Strikes A Chord In Paraguay Protests

Amid a wave of protests against the Paraguayan government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, one unlikely voice — that of a sharp-tongued, silver-haired abuelita (grandmother) — has ...

France

COVID-19 Exposes Just How Weak The European Union Really Is

Delays in vaccination, bureaucracy and a lack of solidarity between member states are putting new...

France

Why The Pandemic Baby Boom Is Turning Into A Bust

In France, at least, all those days and nights in lockdown didn't result in an upswing of bouncin...

Morocco

Why Morocco Is So Much Faster Than Europe In Vaccination Race

The North African country was quick to react when COVID-19 first showed up and is now outpacing p...