Archive for March, 2020

The Most Mercurial Field of All

Ultracold atomic systems are pushing the boundaries of known physics and may even set the stage for quantum computing

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How to budget for COVID-19 response?

The COVID-19 pandemic requires sufficient public funding to ensure a comprehensive response. Reprioritizing public spending toward bolstering the economy and the health system requires timely action from government leaders and a supportive public finance environment. Highly-affected countries have taken various approaches to budgetary allocation, depending on their public financial management (PFM) and regulatory systems. Adjustments are required on the revenue side of budgets (e.g. loans) to account for these new economic and fiscal constraints. Quick decision-making on the expenditure side is also needed. That will be the focus of this blog. Every country must develop specific processes for allocating budget funds to the response. To inform budgetary response in countries where the pandemic may spread in the near future, a summary of observed budgetary practices in some highly-affected countries is provided below.

Expert: We need a global coordinated response to COVID-19

Without coordination within and across countries, COVID-19 will endlessly re-emerge, with devastating consequences for public health and the global economy.

Did the Dinosaurs Live at the Same Time?

The ‘age of the dinosaurs’ was vast and varied.

Nigeria: Afe Babalola Tasks Scientists On Solutions to Pandemic

[This Day] Legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has challenged Scientists in his institution to engage in research in order to join other scientists in other parts of the world to find a lasti…

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