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Bringing joy to people’s lives

Every day, everywhere, we see and hear statistics.   Right now, we are being updated daily on COVID-19 infection rates and sadly, deaths.  But how often do we hear stories about positive impacts of these statistics?   Or positive impacts of the institutions and professionals involved in producing them, who contribute to public life in such a meaningful way?

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Being certainly uncertain

Last month, I read in a local paper: “Roughly three million Filipinos, or 2.6 percent of the national population, may have already been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from April to June …”

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Being certainly uncertain
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Queues instead of parades

Crisp morning air, a final round of barbeques, the closing of outdoor pools. Labor Day, the first Monday of September, unofficially signifies the end of summer in the US and officially celebrates the American worker. But what does this labor-centric holiday mean during a global pandemic?

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A double lock-down in Palestine

The Palestinian economy is vulnerable. It has been exposed to a series of ongoing shocks that have weakened its ability to be resilient against internal and external crises, like the pandemic. Official statistics are crucial to understanding the effects of such crises on vulnerable sectors of the population.

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A double lock-down in Palestine