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Time Magazine International Edition May 25, 2020

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3 min.
conversation

OF FAITH, HOPE AND LIFE RE “FINDING HOPE” [April 27–May 4]: While readers were informed, challenged and encouraged by your TIME 100 special report, representative voices from one significant demographic were sadly missing. With the exception of the Dalai Lama, no faith groups were represented. Surely priests, pastors, rabbis and imams know something of hope. Where were their voices? Beverly McCullough-Almond,FREDERICKSBURG, VA. AT LAST, YOU TELL IT AS IT is—an edition dedicated to finding hope without a President saying, “God bless America,” or Congress urging a National Day of Prayer, or pastors bleating on about God’s judgments. It’s about time people realized that they can manage anything without divine interference. Gordon Dempsey,UPPER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND AN INTERESTING KALEIDOscope of viewpoints on how to find hope in these challenging times. Unfortunately, your issue didn’t highlight the…

2 min.
for the record

19,000 Number of archaeological artifacts and art pieces recovered by Interpol, Europol and the World Customs Organization in a 2019 operation that spanned 103 countries, details of which were released May 6 ‘If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.’ELON MUSK, Tesla CEO, while announcing May 11 that a California Tesla plant will resume production, despite a lack of clearance from health authorities $351,000 Funds raised for charities, including one benefiting the U.K.’s National Health Service, by actor Andy Serkis, in an 11-hour marathon reading of The Hobbit on May 8; Serkis played Gollum in Peter Jackson’s film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classics ‘IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE CHAOTIC DISASTER.’BARACK OBAMA, former U.S. President, on the White House coronavirus response, in a May 8 call with former members of his Administration;…

5 min.
covid-19 creates a childcare catch-22

TAMELA CROUCH NEVER THOUGHT SHE’D have to worry about childcare again. But when her adult daughter died from complications of a heart infection in 2014, Crouch moved to Montana to help raise her toddler granddaughters with each of their dads. Suddenly, nearing 50, Crouch was plunged back into a world of car seats, cartoons and parenting logistics. Eventually, the multihousehold family mastered a schedule that allowed all three adults to take care of the kids and keep working. When COVID-19 hit and the girls’ day care closed, the family managed at first. The casino where Crouch worked also shuttered, so she looked after her grandkids while their dads continued to go to their essential jobs. Then Crouch was asked to return to work on May 11—a month before the only affordable…

2 min.
a friendly-fire tragedy in iran marks rising tensions in the persian gulf

IN ITS SECOND DEADLY MISTARGETING incident in less than five months, Iran’s military said it had killed at least 19 Iranian sailors and injured 15 more on May 10 after an antiship missile hit one of its navy’s vessels in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian state media said a missile fired from a navy frigate hit a support vessel that had been putting out targets for a training exercise. At a time of tension, the accident takes on even greater meaning. REPEAT MISTAKES Iran’s military reputation was already reeling. In January, huge crowds of Iranians took to the streets after the U.S. drone strike that killed top Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. But sentiment shifted days later when the IRGC mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger…

2 min.
news ticker

Deadly toxic-gas leak in India Hundreds of people fled the area around a chemical plant near the city of Visakhapatnam, in south India, on May 7 as styrene monomer, a toxic gas, spewed from a factory chimney. The leak killed 12 people and hospitalized more than 800. On May 9, residents of a nearby village protested outside the plant, calling for it to be shut down. Justices hear Trump records cases The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on May 12 in three cases about whether the House of Representatives and a New York grand jury have the power to subpoena President Trump’s financial records. Arguments from both sides were made over telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong lawmakers get physical Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on May 8 as pro-Beijing and…

2 min.
how is covid-19 affecting our mental health?

BY NOW, THE WORLD IS FAMILIAR WITH THE physical threat of COVID-19. But the psychological impacts of the pandemic are only just beginning to come into focus. A new study from researchers at San Diego State University and Florida State University is helping to quantify how deeply the coronavirus is straining the mental health of Americans. The study has not yet undergone peer review and formal publication, but its preliminary data are among the first to offer details on the scope of the country’s coronavirus-related psychological struggles. The study is full of grave findings. In April, more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults met the criteria that psychologists use to diagnose serious mental distress and illness. That represents a roughly 700% increase from data collected in 2018. Meanwhile, roughly 70% of…