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EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

EXPLAINED: 5G and COVID-19

Breaking News, Explainer, Explainers, UK news
Image: Claudia Dashwood Teens, stop believing everything you read on social media. Perhaps even more contagious than COVID-19 itself is the theory that 5G caused or causes coronavirus. The issue has blown up in the news over the last week, with 5G masts being vandalised and lit on fire all over the world. There’s no 5G article without the words COVID-19 or coronavirus attached to it. But what exactly is 5G and how did it meet coronavirus in a theory? Explained, and debunked in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZPYhsJOb8&t=1s
Does online teaching suitable  for young students?

Does online teaching suitable for young students?

children, Education, Explainers, International, Uncategorized, youth
In 2010, people would make some assumptions about ten year later in 2020: cars can drive in the sky and people can learn or work sitting at home instead of gathering in the classroom and tall buildings. Obviously, cars are still being driven on the road. But the second one, it seems like it is already happening during the spread of coronavirus. As schools closed their doors and online education forced to proceed, China was the first one to test its implementability. Basically there are three forms of online teaching in China during this period. One is live streaming teaching, one is teachers record the video beforehand and send the link to students. The last one is all the students learning the universal video material. How is the online course going? Take one student’s online le
The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

The history of how people fought against viruses, explained

Explainer, Explainers, Health, virus
The pandemic of coronavirus has infected nearly 2 million people, taking approximately 120 thousand lives worldwide so far, four months after its outbreak in Wuhan, China, according to the Guardian. In certain countries, the epidemic has been under control at the cost of quarantining cities and forcing people to stay at home, while in other nations, it is continuously crashing the public health system, creating panic and resentment among people, and thus devastating the global economy. People may have somehow felt the weakness in front of viruses: why a tiny bit of creature can be so devastating? In fact, in the long history of human beings fighting against viruses, people had been slaughtered repeatedly for thousands of years before they found effective ways to save lives and stop the
Obesity in childhood

Obesity in childhood

children, Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Fitness, Food, Health, Medical, NHS, Obesity, Sport, youth
The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.   Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).  Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.  Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
No More Team Sports? How to Run London in Time of Coronavirus!

No More Team Sports? How to Run London in Time of Coronavirus!

Education, Explainer, Explainers, Uncategorized, Video
Gyms are closed. Park are allowed to be visited only with members of your household or alone. It is always more difficult for teenagers to enjoy London after the lockdown that started at the end of March. But fortunately, the UK government has stated that among all the social distancing guidelines introduced to contain the spread of the virus, one form of physical exercise is allowed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIPFypzf1MI A small guide to run London in time of crisis in a safe way. Since the start of the lockdown, many people have chosen to start running. A sport that besides being easy, it does not require special gear, and it is also for teenagers that at the moment cannot play football, rugby, any team sports or going to the gym with friends. It has been confirmed th...
Five common coronavirus myths: what might you be getting wrong?

Five common coronavirus myths: what might you be getting wrong?

Breaking News, Explainer, Explainers, Health
Illustration: Veronica Sofia Nitu These past few weeks you’ve probably been overwhelmed by pretty scary images and reports about the ongoing pandemic, so I totally wouldn’t blame you if you never wanted to hear the word “coronavirus” again. But there is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s important to know how to spot it. I’m sure you’ve noticed that newspapers and media outlets have played a big part in how people have been reacting to what’s been going on in the world. False information has always been a big problem, but in this case it can literally mean the difference between life and death, so you need to be careful about what sources you trust. There have been a lot of claims about what you can do to keep yourself safe, and it’s useful to have a look at these mis