The Second Wave #74
July 3, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan It has been one of the dreaded outcomes since the coronavirus first appeared, though now more serious questions are being raised about the "second wave." This week's Digest tackles the subject, as well as the related topics of antibodies, reopening and whether the "first wave" ever really passed. The collection of in-depth articles comes from both from media outlets and scientific bodies, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model and all trying to understand where we are and where we're heading.
Visas and Borders #7...
June 26, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Visas get you everywhere you want to be, though getting one is becoming much harder. This week's Digest explores the broad subjects of visas and borders, which have been impacted by everything from the coronavirus isolating countries in Europe to the Trump administration's decision to crack down on the H1-B visa program that brings many workers into the US. Here are some in-depth articles that dive into the details, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
India-China Border B...
June 19, 2020
After increasing tensions along the "Line of Actual Control" in the Himalayas, this week saw the deadliest clash between Indian and Chinese forces for decades. It came during a complex time, a global pandemic, and is by itself a complex story with questions of the region's history, global geopolitics, and what has been happening in Kashmir in recent years. While many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the background, these pieces of analysis and reporting gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model are a good place to start.
What Happens to Citi...
June 12, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan One of the lingering questions during coronavirus has been what a rapidly spreading communicable disease means for cities, those churning metropolises dense in people, ideas and energy. As some of the hardest hit places such as New York begin to reopen, this Digest explores issues of transportation, tourism, housing and health that will shape what cities look like in the years and decades to come. Gathered from around the world with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Looking at Latin Ame...
June 10, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Since our last Digest on Latin America the continent has come into even sharper focus as a center of efforts to fight COVID. Articles this week cover major political headlines such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro threatening to pull out of the WHO, but also smaller stories such as that of Mexico City's Jewish community. They all offer something in-depth, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Looking at Latin Ame...
June 5, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Though countries in Europe and states in the U.S. are pushing towards reopening, the coronavirus continues to spread and the WHO has said the new epicenter of the crisis is Latin America, the subject of this Digest. From buses in Brazil to movies in Mexico, the selection gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model offers an in-depth look at the region.
In-Depth on Inequali...
June 3, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan In recent weeks this newsletter has delved into angles of how coronavirus is affecting us all, though the truth is that it is affecting different groups of people disproportionately, often based off of inequalities that existed far before anyone heard of COVID-19. With protests against racial injustice in the United States now a global topic, this Digest takes a look at inequality in its many forms. While many other ways of getting news like to highlight the most shocking information possible to drive you to click, these articles highlighted by the Deepnews Scoring Model want to provide something different, something more in-depth. We hope they can be the basis for further conversation.
Schoolhouse Rocked #...
May 29, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Graduation caps have been replaced for many by face masks. It is one more sign, if students didn't know already, that this year is not normal. Around the world administrators are also looking to the summer not as a vacation but as a critical period for finding out what the "new normal" for education looks like, the subject of this Digest. These articles from New Hampshire to Namibia explore angles such as technology, visas, and the ever-important subject of inequality in schooling. Gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model, we hope they help you learn something new.
Confronting Mental H...
May 27, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Mental Health Awareness Month is now coming to a close, though the issues that many of us face will continue into June and, as some of the articles this week mention, beyond whenever the pandemic ends. This Digest expands on last week's edition by looking at mental health as well as psychology more broadly, with pieces that touch on addiction or vaccine hesitancy. Gathered using the Deepnews Scoring Model, they provide a snapshot from spots all over the globe about where we are mentally right now.
Confronting Mental H...
May 22, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan It's a subject that is not often talked about, and when it is, is often mentioned only in passing. However, the added pressure of the COVID pandemic means that many people are undergoing mental health challenges. This week in some countries marks Mental Health Awareness Week, the inspiration for this Digest. Gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model, this selection of articles highlights some of the people who are researching what is happening, reporting the stories of those suffering, and exploring how to help.