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  • Egypt: COVID-19 Heightens Economic Vulnerability 30 Mar 2020 11:01 Al Bawaba The COVID-19 pandemic will be devastating to the Egyptian economy in the short term but the overall effect of the disease-induced emergency will depend on how long before it subsides, economists said. “The COVID-19 outbreak is paralysing all sectors of the …
  • Copper Kills the Coronavirus on Contact, so Why Isn’t Copper Everywhere? 30 Mar 2020 10:37 ENGINEERING.com A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine reminds us of the almost miraculous power of copper to kill microbes on contact. The study found no detectable amounts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after four hours on a copper surface. Compare …
  • Scholar suspended after allowing breastfeeding of adults 30 Mar 2020 10:32 The New Zealand Herald JERUSALEM - A religious ruling by an Islamic scholar permitting women to breastfeed adults with whom they work has led to his suspension from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the world's leading Sunni university. Dr Izzat Attiya had last month issued a …
  • Passover Is the Stem Cell of the Jewish People 30 Mar 2020 09:47 International Herald Tribune Rabbis, scholars and communal leaders differ on exactly why Passover maintains this enduring power. Some argue that it is simply central to the religion — one of the three times a year when the ancient Israelites would make that pilgrimage to the temple in …
  • READ TO ME: Sturdy girls star in these folktales from many lands 30 Mar 2020 08:06 NWA Online TITLE: Folktales for Fearless Girls BY: Myriam Sayalero, translated from Spanish by David Unger, illustrated by Dani Torrent (Penguin Young Readers, Feb. 25), grades four to seven, 213 pages, $24.99. STORIES: These 14 tales come from Russia, England, China …