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This stat blew my mind: do public health measures like social distancing, mask wearing and hand-washing really reduce the transmission of viral respiratory illnesses? Uh, yes.
Beijing's plans for "democracy" in Hong Kong is to permit only candidates who don't believe in democracy -- just "patriots, which Beijing defines as people loyal to the national government and the Communist Party."
The Myanmar military has deeply conservative and discriminatory views toward women. In contrast, women are often on the front line of the pro-democracy protests. In some cases, "the security forces appear to have singled" out the youngest ones to shoot.
A universal basic income experiment in California — which gave randomly selected residents $500 per month for two years, no strings attached — measurably improved people's job prospects, financial stability and overall well-being, a new study finds.
It's rare we look to Singapore to play a positive role in promoting human rights, but given the centrality of the city-state as a financial center used by Myanmar's murderous junta, the question is whether Singapore can avoid complicity in its atrocities.