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…
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 …
Save the Children staff in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands are ready to help hundreds of children affected by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold, the most powerful storm in the Pacific in at least two years, with winds gusting as high as 235km/h. Save the …
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”
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”
“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”
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”
SYDNEY , April 7, 2020 – Coal-fired climate change has caused the Great Barrier Reef to bleach for the third time in five years, with the latest attack devastating already struggling corals from far North Queensland to the southern Reef. Head of …
The British prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to be deputized “where necessary,” Downing Street says.
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”
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”
The U.S. State Department said it was “seriously concerned” by the incident.
Recent developments have spotlighted the longstanding problem of abuse and mistreatment of Philippine migrant domestic workers, particularly in the Gulf region.
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”
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”
Western democracies may lose the coronavirus propaganda war, but China certainly won’t win it.
Riyadh is accused of exploiting vulnerabilities in telecommunications networks to track its citizens abroad.
Iraqis fear their country will become a new battleground between ISIS and Iran-backed militias.
Officials say they have grown alarmed at the threat posed by right-wing extremists.
The region’s economic and political systems were already under strain. In 2020, the virus may push them to a breaking point.
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’”
Frontline medical professionals across the country warn of the potentially deadly consequences of a lack of personal protective equipment. The post Nurses Protest Extreme Shortages Of Protective Gear appeared first on The Real News Network.
Host Leslie Price is on vacation this week, but be sure to join him when he returns on Monday April 13th for all new episodes of The Topical every weekday morning!Read more…
Oxfam teams in the Pacific are already working with partner agencies and governments in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in response to Tropical Cyclone Harold. The category 5 cyclone is now hitting Santo and Malo and moving into the Penama and Malampa Provinces, …
The ITUC has called on the international financial institutions at their Spring Meetings next week to put in place an urgent and comprehensive plan in response to the economic destruction caused by the COVID pandemic, with jobs and social protection …
The country’s medical infrastructure is notoriously underfunded. Doctors say it will buckle under the coronavirus.
But Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be thinking twice about their oil war as their economies start to feel the pain.
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…
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…
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”
UN human rights experts made an urgent appeal for governments to commit to racial equity and racial equality in providing health services for all during the COVID-19 crisis or risk a higher death rate because of discrimination. The Working Group of …
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Dear Readers, Global Research strives for peace. We act as a global platform for much needed debate and dialogue within the context of a very complex crisis. We need to stand together to find our way amid misled politicians, media … The post Global Research Strives for Peace appeared first on Global Research.
By listing a Russian white supremacist group as a terrorist organization, the Trump administration is sending a long overdue signal to Moscow and the global far-right.
Nepal’s poor stand to be hard hit by the freeze on economic activity.
The world’s oldest and largest democracies must come together amid this pandemic.
While calls for a pause in violence are notable, it remains to be seen whether they will be heeded or can be sustained and translated into positive developments.
Does India have a post-pandemic template for global leadership in the 21st century?
Taiwan’s success in managing COVID–19 presents an opportunity.
Insights from Matthew P. Goodman.
A Taliban statement warned of more violence if the U.S. and Afghan government continue alleged violations of the Feb. 29 deal.
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”
‘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”
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”
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”
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…
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…
In a reversal from previous guidelines, the CDC is now urging all Americans to make masks from household fabrics like tea towels or cotton T-shirts and wear them when out in public to prevent asymptomatic individuals from spreading the disease. What do you think?Read more…
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, …