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Japan is experiencing a mental health epidemic

Japan has done well in keeping its COVID death toll below 2,000 nationwide, but deaths by suicide has continued to increase. A report published by CBS News shows that at the end of October, deaths by suicide has reached 2,153. 600 self-inflicted deaths were recorded in October alone, with female suicides accounting for 80% of […]

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Human Philippines

7.6 million Filipino families went hungry amid COVID-19 crisis

7.6 million (or 30.7% of all) Filipino households have experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the last three months, according to a poll released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) this September. The figure is a 2.4 million increase from June. Twenty-two percent or roughly 5.5 million families have experienced moderate hunger (at least […]

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Human Is a lockdown necessary?

New Study: Lockdowns ten times more deadly than SARS-CoV-2

A groundbreaking new study by Revolver News concludes that COVID lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the actual virus, in terms of the years of life lost by American citizens. The study utilizes economic studies on the health impacts of unemployment in calculating how many years of will have been lost due to lockdowns […]

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Human

How COVID-19 changed clinical medicine

In this article was written by Professor Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford. In it, Heneghan and Jefferson details how clinical medicine has been changed by the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. Patient-centricity and evidence-based medicine (EBM), two of the important evolutions in clinical medicine have been completely disregarded […]

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Human Societal

New study: Millenials overestimate their COVID-19 risk

The following article written by Daniel Horowitz reports on a newly published study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) which focused on people’s perceived health risks associated with COVID-19. Results of the study showed that the younger the respondent was, the more concerned they were that the virus would be deadly to […]

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Human Philippines

The silent pandemic: rape and domestic violence

In this article published on June 17, 2020 by Vera Files, author Elizabeth Lalorga talks about the increased incidence of rape and domestic violence during the lockdown, when victims were trapped inside homes with their abusers. The article cites the Philippine National Police report which recorded 602 rape cases from March 17 to May 23. Editor’s Note: Being […]

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Human

Nature Deficit Disorder is a real thing

In this article for The New York Times, author Meg St-Esprit McKivigan interviews parents and experts to uncover the “symptoms” that characterize a non-medical condition called by Richard Louv as Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD). As shelter-in-place guidelines were imposed in many countries, parents have discovered a change in their children’s behaviors. From McKivigan’s interviews, parents […]

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Human Societal

No, COVID education is not homeschooling

In this article for the American Institute for Economic Research, Fiona Harrigan says that the pandemic is not a great moment for homeschooling.  Harrigan states that homeschooling was an educational choice which was rooted in agency. It enabled parents to develop curriculums which addressed the individual needs of their children. It allowed homeschooled children to pursue […]

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Economic Human Societal

20% of Filipinos go hungry amid COVID

A recent survey conducted by the SWS discovered that 5.2 million or 20.9% of Filipinos have experienced involuntary hunger over the past three months of community quarantines in the country. This is a 4.2% increase from the involuntary hunger recorded in May 2020. 5.1% have experienced severe hunger, the highest figure recorded since June 2013.  […]

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Global Human

Education secretary: Children need human interaction

Philippines’ eduction secretary Leonor Briones cites the importance of human interaction to the development of children as rationale for allowing limited face to face classes in low risk areas.  In this interview with The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sec. Briones also says that children are not too affected by the pandemic and allowing human interaction, though limited, […]