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Newsweek International 5/8-5/15/2020

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the archives

2003 Newsweek reported that a coronavirus disease was spreading—one that “begins with fever and dry cough and can end in death” and was first detected in China. But this was severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), not COVID-19. “As this strange new virus continues its spree, killing hundreds and infecting thousands more, scientists are working overtime, trying to keep people from harm,” said Newsweek. This was the “first new deadly disease in years that can easily pass from person to person.” By the end of the year, SARS had infected 8,437 people in 30 countries. 1975 Star Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov joined the American Ballet Theatre, which “spotlighted the tremendous growth of dance in the US,” wrote Newsweek. In the previous decade, the American ballet audience had grown from one million focused on New…

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life after lockdown

WITH UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS BALLOONING TO 22 million people, the coronavirus lockdown took an uncomfortable turn for state governors in mid-April. Workers and small business owners clogged the streets of Lansing, Michigan, near the capitol, blaring car and truck horns, and waved signs calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to allow businesses to open up. Smaller protests took place in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and Utah. The angry outburst came just as the nation teetered on what the computer models say is the “peak” of the Covid-19 outbreak. According to most calculations, the death toll, after rising with terrifying steepness for several weeks, should be flattening out and soon starting to drop. “The worst is over,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Will reality cooperate? New Jersey, supposedly on a downward slope, reported…

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talking points

“I feel like I’ve been hearing the phrase ‘Now more than ever…’, now more than ever.”—CHANCE THE RAPPER “I THINK I WILL FEEL MORE ISOLATED ON EARTH THAN HERE.”—INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ASTRONAUT JESSICA MEIR “While my new lawyers are excellent, and our legal options are many, the next act in my career will be guided by Jesus Christ, and I have placed full faith in Him.”—ROGER STONE “I’m starting to think these characters who support Trump might be suicidal. They seem to fight hardest for the things that will kill them.”—jimmy kimmel “NOBODY WAKES UP AND SAYS, ‘OH, I’M GOING TO BE A REFUGEE TODAY.’ IT DOESN’T HAPPEN LIKE THAT.”—Model Adut Akech “Every judge must learn to live with the fact he or she will make some mistakes; it comes…

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japan: triggering its next burst of innovation

With the emergence of technologies such as AI, the Internet of Things and next-gen robotics, the world has entered a new era hailed as the fourth industrial revolution (or ‘Industry 4.0’), while at the same time, major advancements being made in the fields of healthcare and renewable energy will potentially lead to a cleaner world and healthier and longer-living populations. Simultaneously, Japan is undergoing a period of economic revitalization that is underpinned by technology and innovation. The consumer electronics and automobile industries played a major role in turning Japan into a global economic powerhouse in the 1970s and 80s, before the onset of the so-called “lost decades.” But The Land of the Rising Sun is ready to rise again, leveraging on its technological pedigree to put itself at the forefront of…

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pioneering the advancement of regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine – an interdisciplinary field combining engineering and life science principles to promote cell, tissue and organ regeneration – looks set to become one of the greatest developments in the medical industry in the 21st century and could revolutionize treatment over the coming years. Amid the rapid rise in chronic diseases across the globe, as well as fast-aging populations in developed countries, regenerative medicine holds tremendous potential in the treatment of serious conditions including cancer, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and even respiratory failure caused by COVID-19 for which several FDA-approved clinical trials are ongoing. With such rich potential to transform medical treatment, the regenerative medicine market – which is classified into cell-based immunotherapy & cell therapy products, gene therapy products, and tissue-engineered products – is projected to grow…

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aiming to be a global niche top company in healthcare

“We are a company moving forward with a self-contained business, from the cultivation of medical plants through to the extraction of active components”Osamu Ushimaru, President, Alps Pharmaceutical The spectacular mountain range in Japan’s Hida region, known as the Northern Alps, has long been valued for its rich abundance of native plants and herbs. And it is there where the roots of one of Japan’s leading API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturers can be traced. Established in 1947 and borrowing its name from those same mountains where it began extracting herbs over seven decades ago, Alps Pharmaceutical combines its expertise in traditional medicine and prowess in modern science and innovation to turn nature’s bounty into a vast range of pharmaceutical, food, supplements and cosmetic products. “Hence, it is our know-how that truly differentiates Alps from…