Sweden’s COVID Approach Is Actual Science. Your Lockdowns Are Superstitious Sacrifice Rituals to Appease Magic Spirits

Our party wants the best plan for India, a plan that can deal with the worst eventuality. We don’t want plans that are based on day dreams. Therefore, over the past month I have repeatedly recommended a staggered herd immunity approach, based on scientific and economic analysis. The first worst-case eventuality we need to address … Continue reading “Sweden’s COVID Approach Is Actual Science. Your Lockdowns Are Superstitious Sacrifice Rituals to Appease Magic Spirits”

SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Mars 2020 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu

Alors que la « pandémie » de coronavirus attire toute l’attention, la Nature nous invite à nous pencher ce mois-ci sur plusieurs phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes préoccupants. Un cocktail de fortes précipitations pluvieuses, d’inondations et de glissements de terrain, de froid et de chutes de neige hors saison, a causé une dévastation généralisée dans le monde … Continue reading “SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Mars 2020 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu”

Presse internationale, personnalités et chercheurs encensent le Roi du Maroc pour sa réaction déterminante face au Coronavirus

La presse internationale n’a pas manqué de saluer le rôle déterminant et précieux du Roi Mohammed VI et des citoyens marocains, sans oublier celui des forces de sécurité et des Forces Armées Royales qui se trouvent en première ligne de la mobilisation afin de limiter drastiquement tout déplacement à l’intérieur du Maroc pour affronter avec … Continue reading “Presse internationale, personnalités et chercheurs encensent le Roi du Maroc pour sa réaction déterminante face au Coronavirus”

Flawed coronavirus battle plan lands Sweden in big trouble. India’s blend of risk aversion and practicality is the right approach.

No social distancing in Stockholm: Sweden has taken a “flexible” approach, but Prime Minister Stefan Löfven regrets that wasn’t good enough. It might have sounded exciting two days ago to propose the Swedish pathway as the ideal route for India to pursue to combat the coronavirus . But no longer so.  When it comes to … Continue reading “Flawed coronavirus battle plan lands Sweden in big trouble. India’s blend of risk aversion and practicality is the right approach.”

Le Covid-19 provoque une envolée du chômage dans le monde

Source : Le Figaro, Anne Cheyvialle L’Asie est de loin la zone la plus touchée, selon les données de l’OIT. Mais les inscriptions explosent aux États-Unis et le chômage partiel grimpe en Europe. Une crise inédite depuis l’après-guerre. Le constat s’impose à mesure que le virus se propage sur la planète. « L’impact du Covid-19 … Continue reading “Le Covid-19 provoque une envolée du chômage dans le monde”

Social Devastation and Despair. How Coronavirus Threatens India

Below are selected excerpts from Arundati Roy‘s article As an appalled world watched, India revealed herself in all her shame — her brutal, structural, social and economic inequality, her callous indifference to suffering.  The lockdown worked like a chemical … The post Social Devastation and Despair. How Coronavirus Threatens India appeared first on Global Research.

Hungary is a hydroxychloroquine world power

President Trump is advocating the use of a malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus.  Scientifically there is no conclusive evidence that the treatment is effective and there are reported cases when it has harmed patients.   Yet the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized emergency use of the medicine for severely ill coronavirus … Continue reading “Hungary is a hydroxychloroquine world power”

Cosmic Justice: Thousands of Media Workers Responsible for Pushing the Info-Demic Are Losing Their Jobs

The news media business was shaky before the coronavirus started spreading across the country last month. Since then, the economic downturn that put nearly 17 million Americans out of work has led to pay cuts, layoffs and shutdowns at many news outlets, including weeklies like Seven Days in Burlington, Vt., and Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain. … Continue reading “Cosmic Justice: Thousands of Media Workers Responsible for Pushing the Info-Demic Are Losing Their Jobs”

Hydroxychloroquine the Answer to COVID-19? Ex-IISc Director & Malaria Expert Answers

In its guidelines issued on 31 March, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) advised medical facilities to administer antimalarial drug Hydroxychloroquine and antibacterial Azithromycin to confirmed patients of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Until then, the MoHFW said that Hydroxychloroquine should only be given as preventive treatment to healthcare workers and contacts of confirmed … Continue reading “Hydroxychloroquine the Answer to COVID-19? Ex-IISc Director & Malaria Expert Answers”

COVID-19 Containment Zone: 10 FAQs Answered on What’s Allowed and What’s Not

Even though the official lockdown period that India is under will officially end in a few days; with the number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing steadily across the country, state governments are urging the centre to extend it. In fact, a few states like Odisha and Punjab have already taken the step and informed residents … Continue reading “COVID-19 Containment Zone: 10 FAQs Answered on What’s Allowed and What’s Not”

Struck Down by COVID-19, Entrepreneur Shares How Kindness Helped Her Come Through

“Hey, can I call you back? I need to speak to the family of a positive COVID-19 patient urgently,” says Sumiti Singh, with a hint of apology in her voice. The 34-year-old Ahmedabad resident has been flooded with phone calls ever since she fully recovered from COVID-19 after spending ten days in the hospital. Sumiti, … Continue reading “Struck Down by COVID-19, Entrepreneur Shares How Kindness Helped Her Come Through”

Guilt-Stricken On Killing a Tiger, Padma Shri Officer Went On To Change Their Destiny in India

Our history is replete with stories of elaborate big game hunts, particularly of tigers and leopards, that were a favourite pastime of royal families in the Indian subcontinent. These events were often staged to showcase their royalty, power, wealth and, of course, machismo. Officers of the British government routinely hunted down these wild cats with … Continue reading “Guilt-Stricken On Killing a Tiger, Padma Shri Officer Went On To Change Their Destiny in India”

Over 10,000 Impacted: IIT-ian Will Make Your Kid a Plastic-Free Champ in 1.5 Hours

Despite the bans and fines, India’s 9.46 million tonne plastic problem cannot be solved just by regulations. Consumers too have make a contribution in terms of their plastic use. Single-use and non-recyclable plastic is still used in snack packets, soft drink bottles, wrappers and stationary etc. And a large consumer base of such plastic is … Continue reading “Over 10,000 Impacted: IIT-ian Will Make Your Kid a Plastic-Free Champ in 1.5 Hours”

Orange King COVID

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Listen to Paul Street on this week’s edition of CounterPunch Radio. One of the reasons to have joined Refuse Fascism and other activists in the streets demanding the end of the lethal Trump-Pence regime for the last three years and three months was the danger that the demented president and … Continue reading “Orange King COVID”

The Last Humans…Or Why ‘Revolutionaries’ Should Drop their Millenarianism and Support Survival International

Photograph Source: Kecko – CC BY 2.0 There are two types of ‘human being’ on the planet, but only one type can truly call itself human. The ‘human beings’ who cannot truly call themselves human include myself and all the others who are products and functions – not of the earth from which we originate … Continue reading “The Last Humans…Or Why ‘Revolutionaries’ Should Drop their Millenarianism and Support Survival International”

COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos

In late December of last year, the Chinese announced an epidemic in Wuhan. The autocratic Chinese government should have made that outbreak known at least three weeks earlier. Over here, the increasingly autocratic Trump dithered, misunderstood, failed to act, dismissed the threat as nothing, and let coronavirus win. This poor excuse for an official finally lets us know on … Continue reading “COVID-19 is Manufactured Chaos”

Covid-19, darwinisme social et entraide populaire #2

Cet article recence quelques brèves et infos sur l’évolution de la situation d’urgence liée au Covid-19, entre darwinisme social et entraide populaire…Vous pouvez nous aider à mettre cet article à jour en partageant vos brèves, infos, témoignages, sur les effets de la crise actuelle dans le monde. Jeudi 9 avril Allemagne La Rhénanie-Nord-Westphalie, le plus … Continue reading “Covid-19, darwinisme social et entraide populaire #2”

April Theses with 2020 Vision

Welcome to the crisis which is not yet a catastrophe, to the pandemic which is not yet a plague, to the real which is not yet a desert. We are captive in a contest between clarity and confusion. The crisis strips the emperor of his clothes and reveals with sudden clarity the way the world … Continue reading “April Theses with 2020 Vision”

Locking Down Craft: Handmade, Hung Out to Dry in India

Photo: Pankaj Kok. “Come and see us,” she says. “We are all following orders. Sitting here, far from each other, wearing masks. I am grateful for these rations, but it will only feed my family for a few days. After that, I don’t know what we will do.” That’s Durga Devi, 55, speaking to us … Continue reading “Locking Down Craft: Handmade, Hung Out to Dry in India”

En Inde, les travailleurs migrants abandonnés à leur sort

« Restez à la maison » ! L’injonction de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) résonne désormais à travers le monde entier. Déclinée dans toutes les langues, elle s’impose comme le mot d’ordre planétaire de la gestion des populations pour lutter contre le Covid-19. Cette démarche top-down, basée sur des considérations principalement médicales, n’est pourtant pas sans conséquence … Continue reading “En Inde, les travailleurs migrants abandonnés à leur sort”

Location-Tracking Firm Helping Trump Get Reelected Now Wants to Cash in on Coronavirus

A smartphone tracking firm helping Donald Trump clinch his 2020 presidential reelection recently told investors it’s identified a promising new profit opportunity: the global coronavirus pandemic. Phunware is part of a vast galaxy of obscure advertising technology companies that help clients follow and target their customers — to “capitalize on users’ daily digital trail,” as … Continue reading “Location-Tracking Firm Helping Trump Get Reelected Now Wants to Cash in on Coronavirus”

Diageo donates ethyl alcohol to help combat COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Apr 09, 2020 Picture:  SINGAPORE, April 9, 2020 — Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has pledged to donate neutral spirit – a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily in production of alcohol beverages, in support of efforts in Southeast Asia to tackle the challenge of COVID-19. Governments and communities in Southeast Asia, like … Continue reading “Diageo donates ethyl alcohol to help combat COVID-19 in Southeast Asia”

Daily Wage Worker From Kerala Is The Hero Of Her Own Story. Quite Literally!

For Tahira, a resident of Kodungallur, a town in Kerala, depending on people for help or sitting at home was never an option. She was only 14 when her father passed away. Seeing no other way out, she discontinued her education and became the sole breadwinner of her family, taking up multiple daily wage jobs … Continue reading “Daily Wage Worker From Kerala Is The Hero Of Her Own Story. Quite Literally!”

‘OK To Say You Don’t Know’: IAS Officer Shares How To Tackle UPSC Interview

Dhivya Loganathan is a 2015 batch IAS officer currently posted as Joint Secretary Forest, in the West Bengal cadre. Dhivya attempted the Civil Service Examination thrice and secured an All India Rank of 402. In a conversation with The Better India, she speaks about her motivation for joining the service and shares tips on preparation, … Continue reading “‘OK To Say You Don’t Know’: IAS Officer Shares How To Tackle UPSC Interview”

Innovators in 12 Cities Make Face Shields By Hand, Supply 540000+ to Health Workers

Health care professionals across the globe are facing a serious scarcity of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called upon industries and governments to scale manufacturing by at least 40 per cent to meet the increasing demand globally. Access to PPEs ensures that doctors are safe while treating COVID-19 … Continue reading “Innovators in 12 Cities Make Face Shields By Hand, Supply 540000+ to Health Workers”

Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm

The first two COVID-19 positive cases in Ladakh were reported on 7 March 2020. Both patients had recently returned from their pilgrimage in Iran, a country devastated by the epidemic. Instead of taking her scheduled night off that day, Tsering Yangzom Skurbuchan (35), a senior nurse at the Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital in Leh, volunteered … Continue reading “Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm”

The New Normal: Cascading and Multilayered Crises

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” – Antonio Gramsci The Pandemic & Public Health Crisis On January 20th, 2020, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 infection took place in the United States. Since … Continue reading “The New Normal: Cascading and Multilayered Crises”

Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist

When future students of North-South relations look back to the history of the last 35 years or so, among the key figures they will most likely mark as one of the most decisive in shaping the course of events is one who did not owe his power to a position in government or business. Martin … Continue reading “Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist”

Farmer Helps Pune Police Cut Cost of Disinfection Tunnels From 5 Lakh to Rs 8,500

Despite the rising Coronavirus cases, traffic and civil police are still coming to work to ensure civilians don’t step out of their homes, and even if they do, they follow social distancing. But off late, the police personnel in Pune were reporting to their duty worried about the day to follow. With the COVID-19 positive … Continue reading “Farmer Helps Pune Police Cut Cost of Disinfection Tunnels From 5 Lakh to Rs 8,500”

#RiseAgainstCOVID19: Join IAS, IRS Officers to Help Lakhs of Daily Wagers, Labourers & More

With the country under a strict lockdown to combat the COVID-19 impact, lakhs of migrant labourers, daily wage earners and the homeless are going without food, or shelter, for days. In these difficult times, India is witnessing the inspiring work of many changemakers who are putting their own lives at stake, to provide food, ration, … Continue reading “#RiseAgainstCOVID19: Join IAS, IRS Officers to Help Lakhs of Daily Wagers, Labourers & More”

India’s Apex Court Suggests Government Provide Free COVID-19 Tests For All

India’s apex court has suggested that the Modi government devise a reimbursement mechanism for tests done by private labs so that the charges are paid by the authorities and not the people. A bench with Justices Ashok Bhushan and S. Ravindra Bhat was hearing a plea seeking a free COVID-19 testing facility for all citizens … Continue reading “India’s Apex Court Suggests Government Provide Free COVID-19 Tests For All”

Arundhati Roy : « En Inde, le confinement le plus gigantesque et le plus punitif de la planète »

Tribune. Qui peut utiliser aujourd’hui l’expression « devenu viral » sans l’ombre d’un frisson ? Qui peut encore regarder un objet – poignée de porte, carton d’emballage, cabas rempli de légumes – sans l’imaginer grouillant de ces blobs invisibles, ni morts ni vivants, pourvus de ventouses prêtes à s’agripper à nos poumons ? Qui peut … Continue reading “Arundhati Roy : « En Inde, le confinement le plus gigantesque et le plus punitif de la planète »”

How ‘Google of Gurgaon’ Gave Wings to 200+ Women Entrepreneurs

They say it takes a village to raise a child – Neela Kaushik, founder of GurgaonMoms, a robust online community with a membership of more than 30k decided in 2010 that she would just create that village for herself and her son in their new town – Gurgaon. Twelve years ago, Neela moved to Gurugram, … Continue reading “How ‘Google of Gurgaon’ Gave Wings to 200+ Women Entrepreneurs”

Médicaments du Nord testés sur les pauvres du Sud

Pour les essais cliniques, indispensables avant la mise en vente de nouveaux médicaments, les laboratoires pharmaceutiques se tournent désormais vers le Sud. Ils y trouvent des malades nombreux et plus dociles, ainsi que des contraintes éthiques et juridiques souvent moins rigoureuses que dans les (…) / Afrique du Sud, Brésil, Bulgarie, Inde, Industrie pharmaceutique, Relations … Continue reading “Médicaments du Nord testés sur les pauvres du Sud”

India’s COVID-19 lockdown leaves vulnerable populations to fend for themselves

Many migrant workers started walking back to their hometownsImage by Rajesh Balouria from Pixabay. Used under a Pixabay License. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. On March 23, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country to lockdown for three weeks. The emergency protocol shuts down public places and curbs … Continue reading “India’s COVID-19 lockdown leaves vulnerable populations to fend for themselves”

700 Kg Veggies From Farmers, Meals for Staff: B’luru Society Inspires Amidst Lockdown

Normal life came to a standstill when the 21-day lockdown was announced with people scrambling to adjust to the restrictions the lockdown brought. And the residents and staff of the Godrej Woodsman Estate (GWE) – a residential complex in Bengaluru, faced the same set of problems that many are facing in the current times. Schools … Continue reading “700 Kg Veggies From Farmers, Meals for Staff: B’luru Society Inspires Amidst Lockdown”

Lettre ouverte aux étudiants du T-Camp, promotion 2020

Le T-Camp est un séminaire qui accueille depuis l’année 2019 des étudiants issus des grandes écoles. Son programme d’études consiste à « Construire ensemble la Transition écologique » entre étudiants et intervenants, pendant 8 semaines d’incubation au château du domaine des Forges près de Fontainebleau. Le T-Camp a été créé par deux figures de la théologie de … Continue reading “Lettre ouverte aux étudiants du T-Camp, promotion 2020”

The Story of How This Unsung Diwan of Mysore Shaped Bengaluru & Jaipur

Every city has its own distinct charm. For example, when I think of Bengaluru, the first thing that comes to my mind is beautiful gardens, while Jaipur is the ‘pink city’ full of heritage with a touch of modernity. But, have you ever thought about how these two cities came to be so distinctly associated … Continue reading “The Story of How This Unsung Diwan of Mysore Shaped Bengaluru & Jaipur”

SAINT-LOUIS – Trafic et usage de cocaïne et de chanvre indien : La police confine 4 personnes

La pandémie du coronavirus n’a pas du tout tempéré l’ardeur de trafiquants de drogue. Quatre d’entre eux ont été arrêtés par la police de l’île dont deux respectivement pour trafic de cocaïne et de chanvre indien et deux autres pour usage de chanvre indien. Cette saisie montre que ce n’est pas aussi «open bar» pour … Continue reading “SAINT-LOUIS – Trafic et usage de cocaïne et de chanvre indien : La police confine 4 personnes”

#CoronaWarriors: Kerala Mechanics Set Up Lockdown Helpline For Emergency Vehicles

With India under lockdown since 25 March 2020, the only services functional currently are the essential ones such as food supplies, medicines, and other groceries. But what happens when a vehicle delivering those essential services, like an ambulance or a fire truck, breaks down? Recognising that this is a real issue that occurs rather frequently, … Continue reading “#CoronaWarriors: Kerala Mechanics Set Up Lockdown Helpline For Emergency Vehicles”

COVID-19: Landlord Forcing You To Pay Rent/Vacate? Here’s What You Can Do

On 30 March 2020, Sangeeta (name changed), a resident of Gurugram called her domestic help requesting her to come and collect her salary. Her help hesitated and told Sangeeta that the entire cluster of residences near her house have been asked to vacate so they were all trying to find ways to go back to … Continue reading “COVID-19: Landlord Forcing You To Pay Rent/Vacate? Here’s What You Can Do”

Corona, Capital and Class in Germany

As 70,000 people have died (6th April 2020) from the Coronavirus and the USA was initially expecting up to 82,000 deaths (and now is expecting up to 200,000 deaths), German economists have been asking, how bad is Corona going to be for businesses? while German’s are asking, how bad will it be for German workers. … Continue reading “Corona, Capital and Class in Germany”

This Father-Daughter Duo Have Rescued 2500 Minors, Women From Human Trafficking

Subhasree Raptan from West Bengal’s Sunderbans district, was merely 19 when she solved her first human trafficking case. It was in 2013, and Subhasree, who was in her first year of college, learned about a minor who was forced into prostitution by her brother-in-law. The minor had reached out to Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra (GGBK), … Continue reading “This Father-Daughter Duo Have Rescued 2500 Minors, Women From Human Trafficking”

L’Inde et l’Iran ne sont pas très heureux de l’accord de paix afghan

Par Andrew Korybko − Le 4 mars 2020 − Source One World Les gouvernements de l’Inde et l’Iran sont les deux seuls au monde qui ne se sont pas réjouis de l’accord de paix États-Unis-Talibans parce qu’ils réalisent l’énormité de ce qu’ils risquent de perdre à cause du pragmatique rapprochement  américain avec l’organisation à qui … Continue reading “L’Inde et l’Iran ne sont pas très heureux de l’accord de paix afghan”