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Only ‘herd immunity’ will stop pandemic, gov’t says; Warning against ritualistic fires; Job losses top 300,000; Cuenca is ‘yellow’ for another week

The Covid-19 epidemic in Ecuador will continue until the vast majority of people have been infected, says Presidential Secretary Juan Sebastián Roldán. “This is the consensus of health experts not only in Ecuador but in the world,” he said Friday. “A vaccine will help in reaching general immunity but, increasingly, the science suggests that it […]

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Indigenous rift pits Azuay Prefect Yaku Pérez against Conaie October protest leaders

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) is demanding that the political party Pachakutik reconsder its nomination of Azuay Prefect Yaku Pérez to be its presidential candidate. Pachakutik is the political arm of dozens of indigenous groups in Ecuador, including Conaie. According to Pachakutik insiders, Conaie wants the presidential and vice presidential nominations to go to […]

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Five quick ways to reduce coronavirus stress

By Jenny Taitz In this emotional equivalent to an ultramarathon, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and efficiently to help you hit the reset button. Here’s why: Struggling with chronic worry gets in the way of effectively managing your emotions. Unfortunately, many people who experience distress try to escape their […]

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Azuay has 211 more deaths than in 2019; U.S. provides ventilators and meds; Fundraiser for Covid tests; New Supermaxi to be Ecuador’s best

Jueves, 6/8/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Benefit concert – The “El Chirlazo” collective of independent artists has organized benefits for vulnerable sectors most affected by the pandemic. There will be a music and comedy show el 27/8 a las 18:00. The $3.00 cost for the show will benefit the […]

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Planet warms faster than expected, could reach ‘alarming’ 1.5° temperature rise within five years

The planet is approaching 1.5 degrees of global warming that only a decade ago scientists didn’t expect to see until the middle of the century. At the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), researchers worry that the focus on the Covid-19 pandemic has diverted attention from the acceleration of warming. “We feel the need to […]

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Economy set for its biggest decline in recent history; Does Cuenca need more taxis? Beach reopenings are up to local COEs; Nature corridor

Miércoles, 5/8/2020 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Conversatorio – UDA and the Asociación Ecuatoriana de Ciencia Política have organized a talk on democracy and post-politics el viernes on Zoom. Enter with the ID: 969 8135 3719. Webinar on violence – The U. Católica de Cuenca will have a webinar el […]

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Baby Boomers show greater mental decline than previous generations

By Ed Cara Baby boomers are experiencing a sharper drop in cognitive function as they age, relative to previous generations, according to a recent study. The findings not only suggest that boomers will be more likely to develop conditions like dementia than past cohorts, but future aging generations may be at a similar heightened risk. […]

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