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US intelligence community warns of devastating long-term impact of coronavirus pandemic

“The economic fallout from the pandemic is likely to create or worsen instability in at least a few—and perhaps many—countries, as people grow more desperate in the face of interlocking pressures that include sustained economic downturns, job losses, and disrupted supply chains,” the report warns. That dire economic picture boosts the risk of internal conflicts,

Europe’s Muslims prepare for second Ramadan under shadow of pandemic

Europe”s Muslims will begin marking Ramadan on Tuesday evening, religious authorities from various countries said. For the second consecutive year, Islam’s holiest month will be celebrated under the shadow of pandemic restrictions as Europe battles a deadly third wave of coronavirus fueled by new variants. Ramadan, a pillar of Islam, is marked by intense prayer,

Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?

Like many women during the pandemic, Alisa Stephens found working from home to be a series of wearying challenges. Dr. Stephens is a biostatistician at the University of Pennsylvania, and the technical and detail-oriented nature of her work requires long uninterrupted stretches of thought. Finding the time and mental space for that work with two

Europe’s COVID-19 deaths top 1 million as pandemic hits ‘critical point’

Europe”s coronavirus deaths on Monday passed the one-million mark as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic had reached a “critical point.” The death toll across Europe’s 52 countries, compiled by AFP from official sources, totalled at least 1,000,288. That is more than Latin America and the Caribbean (832,577 deaths), the United States/Canada (585,428