Tag Archives: Afghanistan

COVID-19 Could Lead to an Epidemic of Clinical Depression

Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?

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Pakistan Can Use Tandoor to Fight Coronavirus-driven Hunger

Utilizing the tandoors or bread bakeries as focal points for distribution of roti and other essential items in Pakistan will provide a two-fold benefit, keep the population well fed and ensure that the masses realize that in Pakistan they will not die of hunger at least, says one analyst.

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COVID-19 in Nigeria: To Test or Not To Test

It is quite clear that the world is now dealing with two pandemics instead of one. The first is the virus. The second is fear and, in many cases, outright panic.

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Press Freedom in Pakistan: Some Questions to CPJ

A veteran Pakistani journalist and author challenges CPJ's statement in support of the owner of Pakistan's largest media group, advising it to raise its voice for the Pakistani journalists who are being exploited by media owners and not paid for months.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic is Fueling Fear and Hate Across America

During this pandemic, Asian American families—like all American families—are concerned about their physical and mental health, job security, and their children’s education.

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COVID-19 Hits Pakistan: Balancing Life Against Livelihood

Without playing down the danger to public health one must put it into context all the hazards threatening millions of lives in Pakistan. Among them are a failing economy and spreading poverty, probably food riots if and when food is not available or too expensive and complex with law and order problems. 

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Is it Too Late for Bangladesh to Release its Opposition Leader for Treatment?

Many in Bangladesh and abroad are questioning the timing the country's authoritarian government chose to release the country's opposition leader Begum Khalida Zia. Is the life of Bangladesh's former prime minister in any danger?

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TB, HIV and COVID-19: Urgent Questions as Three Epidemics Collide

Very little is known about the relationship between COVID-19 and HIV and TB. What is known is that people's lungs are affected by all three.

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Is the Loss of Your Sense of Smell and Taste an Early Sign of COVID-19?

Doctors from around the world are reporting cases of COVID-19 patients who have lost their sense of smell, known as anosmia, or taste, known as ageusia. The director of the University of Florida’s Center for Smell and Taste and the co-director of the UF Health Smell Disorders Program answer questions about this emerging trend.

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4 Reasons Not to Buy Guns in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social isolation can also exacerbate the risk factors for suicide, including feelings of anxiety, despair, and helplessness. Adding guns into that equation heightens the risk of fatal self-harm.

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