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Tennis Tours Debate Ranking Systems Frozen by the Coronavirus

Tennis Tours Debate Ranking Systems Frozen by the Coronavirus

Tennis Tours Debate Ranking Systems Frozen by the Coronavirus Tennis Tours Debate Ranking Systems Frozen by the Coronavirus For professional tennis players, the coronavirus pandemic has meant canceled tournaments, lost income and frozen rankings, with the men’s and women’s tours putting their systems on hold in mid-March. Rankings are, in many respects, the coin of the tennis realm: the determining …

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As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge

As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge

As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge MOSCOW — As the coronavirus pandemic gained pace in Russia this spring, a billionaire steel magnate, Aleksei A. Mordashov, called four regional governors and urged them to lock down the cities where he operates. For Andrei A. Guryev, the scion of a …

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Two Medical Systems, Two Pandemic Responses

Two Medical Systems, Two Pandemic Responses

Two Medical Systems, Two Pandemic Responses Two Medical Systems, Two Pandemic Responses After lamenting in a recent Canada Letter about my inability to find an expert who could offer an informed comparison of how the medical systems in Canada and the United States were responding to the coronavirus pandemic, I soon heard from Professor Peter Berman. He is particularly well …

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This Fireball Ignored the Solar System’s One-Way Signs

This Fireball Ignored the Solar System’s One-Way Signs

It’s not unusual for meteors to illuminate night skies over southwestern Australia’s desolate landscapes. But the fireball of July 7, 2017, was different. For a full minute and a half, it just kept burning and burning and burning. The object carved a trace of light as wide across as Texas, then faded. Many meteors disintegrate in our atmosphere, or slow …

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The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems

The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems

A patient battling a cytokine storm may have an abnormally fast heart rate, fever and a drop in blood pressure. Apart from a surge in interleukin-6, the body may also show high swirling levels of molecules called interleukin-1, interferon-gamma, C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. This storm, if it develops, becomes obvious a few days into the infection. But the …

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Coronavirus: Outdated IT systems pushed to the limit by large-scale remote working, say schools

Coronavirus: Outdated IT systems pushed to the limit by large-scale remote working, say schools

Outdated school IT systems are struggling to cope with a surge in demand as learning has moved online during the coronavirus outbreak. Technology in many schools is like the “dark ages” compared with other sectors, the headteachers’ union warned. School leaders have faced a series of issues with IT infrastructure this week as they closed their doors to the majority …

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