Opinion

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    Addressing Covid-19 pandemic in developing countries

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2020

    Governments and civil society leaders must help prepare the population for the ‘new normal’ after the lockdown period. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an...

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    Are face masks effective against coronavirus disease?

    by Fanila Shahzad and Talat Nasim | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2020

    THE new Coronavirus now labelled as COVID-19 has become a global pandemic affecting 201 countries. In order to slow down the spread of the virus,...

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    Can the government turn a chaotic start into a good end? 

    by M Adil Khan | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2020

    CONTRARY to the common belief that the Bangladesh government has been least prepared and that its responses to COVID-19 have been ad hoc and impulsive,...

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    Risk of social isolation and greater health crisis

    by Taslima Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on April 06, 2020

    I  feel compelled, I feel obliged to share the insufferable experience of two friends from the past weeks — the lived experience of fear of...

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    Effectively fighting COVID-19 threat

    by Amir Mohammad Sayem | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2020

    NOVEL coronavirus is a global threat for now. There have already been 70 infected cases in Bangladesh and by this time, eight have died and...

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    The plague of COVID-19

    by Rashid Askari | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2020

    QUEEN Elizabeth II, her son and the heir to the throne Prince Charles and the prime minister Boris Johnson hit the headlines by contracting novel...

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    Policies, measures Bangladesh can take

    by Mehzabin Ahmed | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    AS THE current state of world affairs unfolds, with rich countries struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladeshis worry about how their relatively poor government...

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    COVID-19: a not so general introduction

    by AM Zakir Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    VIRUSES have predilection to mutate by nature. Some viruses mutate too fast and too frequently, the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, being one of them....

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    Don’t let COVID-19 become a hunger game

    by Qu Dongyu | Updated at 12:00am on April 03, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on the public health systems around the world and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies...

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    Poor ratings for the educated elite

    by Syed Saad Andaleeb | Updated at 12:00am on April 03, 2020

    MANY years ago, in a quality control class, my instructor posed the question: What rating would you give to Toyota if it produced 99 perfect...

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