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Tokyo reports 103 coronavirus cases as Golden Week holidays begin

National Apr 25, 2020

Tokyo reports 103 coronavirus cases as Golden Week holidays begin

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 103 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the capital to 3,836. Tokyo, which has the highest number of infections of any prefecture, has reported more than 100 cases each day for 12 straight days. ...

Commentary / World Apr 25, 2020

Dangers of age segregation exposed

by Stephen Mihm

For most of America’s history, the idea that people over the age of 65 would voluntarily herd themselves into special communities built around their needs would have seemed absurd, even dystopian. Yet a largely voluntary movement toward segregating people by age has reached extreme ...

Commentary / World Apr 25, 2020

Pandemic data could be deadly for the elderly

by Cathy O'Neil

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out some ugly truths about modern-day ageism. A combination of the virus’s properties, an overwhelmed health care system and systematic neglect have taken a brutal toll on the elderly. Unfortunately, it could get worse — if countries effectively automate ageism ...

Rookie Rafael Nadal facing tough test at virtual Madrid Open

Tennis Apr 25, 2020

Rookie Rafael Nadal facing tough test at virtual Madrid Open

When discussing the favorites to win the Madrid Open the first name on most people's lips would usually be clay-court king Rafa Nadal. Things are a little different this year though. The Spaniard, who has won the tournament five times, will have his work cut ...