Targeting Iran While America Locks Down, by Philip Giraldi

The United States has just declared war against the coronavirus, with President Donald Trump self-proclaiming that he is now a “wartime president.” Whether one believes that the virus must be confronted with maximum aggression by effectively shutting down the country or that the measures already in place are already an overreaction hardly seems to matter…

World Health Day 2020

Today is World Health Day, and while in the midst of the COVID-19 global health crisis it seems an appropriate time to reflect and celebrate not only those working on the frontlines to fight the virus but also those who continue to work to uphold …

Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Citizen protests and political opposition have led to Switzerland suspending the installation of 5G network antennas in parts of the country until there is more data on the real impact on health Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus (Techilious)Same applies in many European countries as COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue reading “Europe suspends roll out of 5G network over coronavirus”

Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to contain coronavirus pandemic

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and her West African neighbour Ghana are being assisted with medical supplies by China to combat the ravaging covid-19 pandemic READ ALSO: AFRICA WILL NOT BE TESTING GROUND FOR CORONAVIRUS VACCINES-WHO Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to combat coronavirus pandemic While Ghana on Monday received about 30,000 Personal … Continue reading “Ghana, Nigeria get medical supplies from China to contain coronavirus pandemic”

Anti-Malaria Drugs Help Treat COVID-19, But Do Not Save Lives – Russian Heath Minister

“They [anti-malaria drugs] have proven to be quite effective, but they do not always save lives”, Murashko said, as aired on “Pozner” show on Pervyi channel. According to the minister, a lot depends on the stage at which the treatment started. Meanwhile, the laboratories are looking for a drug that would help stop the virus … Continue reading “Anti-Malaria Drugs Help Treat COVID-19, But Do Not Save Lives – Russian Heath Minister”

Coronavirus changes Russia’s plans for anniversary 75th Victory Parade

The administration appealed to the government with a request to refrain from inviting people over 65, including veterans of the Great Patriotic War, to celebrations devoted to the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany. The presidential administration confirmed that the appeal was indeed sent to the government over the apprehension for the novel coronavirus … Continue reading “Coronavirus changes Russia’s plans for anniversary 75th Victory Parade”

Africa will not be testing ground for coronavirus vaccines-WHO

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organization has declared that Africa will not be a testing ground for vaccines as it slams two French scientists who called for coronavirus vaccines to be tested first in Africa. READ ALSO: UK NAMES DOMINIC RAAB ACTING PRIME MINISTER AS BORIS JOHNSON’S HEALTH WORSENS The director general of the WHO, … Continue reading “Africa will not be testing ground for coronavirus vaccines-WHO”

UK names Dominic Raab acting Prime Minister as Boris Johnson’s health worsens

London, April 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-With Boris Johnson moved into intensive care, United Kingdom has named Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, as the acting Prime Minister. RELATED: BRITISH PM, BORIS JOHNSON MOVED TO INTENSIVE CARE AS CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS ‘WORSEN’ Dominic Raab has been asked to step up “where necessary” and run the country during the biggest … Continue reading “UK names Dominic Raab acting Prime Minister as Boris Johnson’s health worsens”

Live: Mehdi Hasan and Naomi Klein on Coronavirus Capitalism

The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan speaks with Senior Correspondent Naomi Klein about coronavirus capitalism and the selective use of emergency measures to offload risks onto workers and families, while the people who are relatively more secure get no-strings-attached bailouts. April 7 at 3 p.m. ET The post Live: Mehdi Hasan and Naomi Klein on Coronavirus Capitalism … Continue reading “Live: Mehdi Hasan and Naomi Klein on Coronavirus Capitalism”

COVID-19 e Já não nos é permitido ver, ouvir e ler o que queremos

Agora, que a maior parte de nós, em todo o mundo, fomos obrigados a estar naquilo que facilmente pode ser descrito como prisão domiciliária, de repente temos imenso tempo para ler livros, assistir a grandes filmes e ouvir música esplêndida.… The post COVID-19 e Já não nos é permitido ver, ouvir e ler o que … Continue reading “COVID-19 e Já não nos é permitido ver, ouvir e ler o que queremos”

British PM, Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms ‘worsen’

London, April 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care”. READ ALSO: FOOTBALL IS COMING BACK AS GERMAN CLUBS RETURN TO TRAINING … Continue reading “British PM, Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms ‘worsen’”

Georgia Governor Argues That Closing State’s Beaches An Attack On Citizens’ Fundamental Right To Get Wet ’N’ Wild

ATLANTA—With public health experts decrying his decision last week to reopen the state’s beaches, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp argued Monday that any government action limiting fun in the sun would constitute an infringement upon every citizen’s fundamental right to get wet ’n’ wild. “Our forefathers fought and died to…Read more…

Crazed, Quarantined Mental Health Experts Recommend Scrawling ‘Everything Will Be Okay’ In Feces On Wall

STANFORD, CA—Cackling maniacally as they encouraged Americans to begin engaging in radical acts of self-care, crazed, quarantined mental health experts at Stanford University recommended scrawling the words “everything will be okay” in feces on the wall, sources confirmed Monday. “It may sound simple—hahahaha—but one…Read more…

Many Immigrant Doctors Want to Fight the Coronavirus but U.S. Visa Rules Make That Illegal

Shantanu Singh is an experienced critical care physician who is also trained in pulmonology — the medical specialty that deals with lungs. In short, he is exactly the kind of doctor who is desperately needed on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic right now. While New York City hospitals are overwhelmed, with patients dying … Continue reading “Many Immigrant Doctors Want to Fight the Coronavirus but U.S. Visa Rules Make That Illegal”

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HCM CITY — More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change. The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged farmers to … Continue reading “Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change”

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

‘A pregnant girl is a raped girl’Photo credit: Emergentes/Flickr, taken during the demonstration of May 11, 2018. Under CC license. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of how women fight gender violence in Latin America. The only jurisdictions in Latin America where abortion is legal on request are Cuba, Uruguay, and a few states in Mexico. In … Continue reading “#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls”

Streets of Moscow Amid Self-Isolation Regime as World Battles COVID-19 Pandemic – Video

This is the situation on the streets of the Russian capital amid strict self-isolation measures as the city battles the coronavirus pandemic.On 2 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the week-long paid leave in the country would be prolonged until 30 April because of the outbreak. As of Monday, Russia has registered 6,343 coronavirus … Continue reading “Streets of Moscow Amid Self-Isolation Regime as World Battles COVID-19 Pandemic – Video”

Coronavirus to deprive nine million Russians of their jobs and savings

As the coronavirus pandemic is gathering pace, the global economic crisis is looming. Putin’s decision to extend the non-working regime in the Russian Federation for a whole month, until the end of April, will show an extraordinary and enormous influence on the Russian economy. This decision caused a lot of controversy, but, as Putin’s official … Continue reading “Coronavirus to deprive nine million Russians of their jobs and savings”

Trump Admits 18 New States To Increase Competition For Medical Supplies

WASHINGTON—In an effort to attract better offers from governors forced into bidding wars over life-saving equipment, President Donald Trump admitted 18 new states Monday to increase competition for medical supplies. “The free market works best with some healthy competition, so by increasing the number of U.S. states…Read more…

Scientists Announce They Have Probably Successfully Taught Sign Language To Snakes

BALTIMORE—Saying the probable linguistic accomplishment could very well constitute a scientific breakthrough, behavioral herpetologists at Johns Hopkins University announced Monday that they have most likely successfully taught sign language to snakes. “Uh, yeah, after 20 years of hard work and nearly $250 million in…Read more…