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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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The battle over the pandemic data

 The Covid19 pandemic is a major concern throughout the world and Brazil is at the top of the sad list of countries most affected. At the same time, serious concerns have surfaced from various sectors of the Brazilian society regarding the disclosure of official data on the state of the pandemic.

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The battle over the pandemic data