Coronavirus: why you need to wear a face mask in France, but not in the UK

Should you wear a face mask when you leave your house? It’s the question no one seems to agree on. In France, the government originally said masks were unnecessary, but this week has made it mandatory to wear them on public transport and in secondary schools and is distributing masks through supermarkets and pharmacies. The UK government says it is still considering evidence on mask-wearing and is holding out on a recommendation, yet Scotland has already recommended that people cover their faces when in public spaces.

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos y la cruel pedagogía del virus

El pensador portugués Boaventura de Sousa Santos problematiza el impacto de la pandemia de Covid 19 en las sociedades contemporáneas. El contexto de la crisis financiera permanente y la guerra comercial entre Estados Unidos y China. La fragilidad de lo humano. Y por qué se desmorona la idea de que no hay alternativa a la forma de vida que impone el hipercapitalismo. Compartimos el primer capítulo del libro La cruel pedagogía del virus, editado por el Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), libre para su descarga gratuita.

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