Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Gilead’s Remdesivir drug has shown early positive signs that it might be effective in treating coronavirus, in a study of patients who have taken it on a compassionate use basis.  READ ALSO: NEW STUDY FOUND CORONAVIRUS IN AIR SAMPLES UP TO FOUR METERS Remdesivir was originally developed for Ebola, but has … Continue reading “Ebola drug, Remdesivir shows positive signs in coronavirus treatment trial”

L’anti-grippal japonais Avigan semble efficace contre le covid-19

Source : Tool, Prosper Junior Bakiny De premières études montrent que le traitement antigrippal réduit significativement les maladies à coronavirus et améliore la fonction pulmonaire des patients. Dans le monde, il y a maintenant plus de 222 000 cas confirmés de COVID-19, et le nouveau coronavirus a causé plus de 9 000 décès, selon le … Continue reading “L’anti-grippal japonais Avigan semble efficace contre le covid-19”

Selon des chercheurs sud-coréens le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients considérés guéris

C’est une hypothèse qui n’a toujours pas été confirmée, mais qui inquiète les scientifiques. Selon Bloomberg, les chercheurs du Centre de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC) sud-coréen estiment que le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients pourtant considérés comme guéris. Le CDC indique que 51 patients sud-coréens qui avait été déclarés négatif au … Continue reading “Selon des chercheurs sud-coréens le Covid-19 peut se «réactiver» chez des patients considérés guéris”

It’s Over. America Has Jumped the Shark

The phrase “to jump the shark” at first referenced the point at which a television program started to lose its moorings, and its audience. Specifically, it referred to the episode of Happy Days (1974-84, ABC) when “the Fonz” (played by Henry Winkler) jumped over a shark tank on water skis. Ratings for the show did stay up … Continue reading “It’s Over. America Has Jumped the Shark”

L’industrie nord-américaine du gaz naturel est en difficulté

Par Justin Mikulka – Le 11 mars 2020 – Source DeSmog LNG SOKOTO, un méthanier. Crédit : Kees Torn, CC BY-SA 2.0L’année dernière, les perspectives financières du marché nord-américain du gaz naturel étaient sombres, les investisseurs nerveux commençant à se retirer et les producteurs annonçant d’importantes réductions de dépenses et des licenciements. Aujourd’hui, les défis … Continue reading “L’industrie nord-américaine du gaz naturel est en difficulté”

Trump’s Ridiculously Political Briefings on the Pandemic Are Unique in the Democratic World

To get a sense of just how much damage Donald Trump is doing each day, by making the daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic mostly about himself, and distracting attention from vital updates on the public health emergency delivered by scientists, it helps to look at how very differently this is handled in … Continue reading “Trump’s Ridiculously Political Briefings on the Pandemic Are Unique in the Democratic World”

Déconfinement, immunité collective : des éditorialistes prêts à « accepter les morts qui vont avec »

Avec 12.210 morts et 86.334 cas de coronavirus détecté, le bilan provisoire de l’épidémie est dramatique. Mais il se double également d’un risque de dépression économique, face auquel éditorialistes et économistes n’ont qu’un mot à la bouche : « le déconfinement » pour relancer l’économie, en jouant au passage avec la vie des travailleurs et … Continue reading “Déconfinement, immunité collective : des éditorialistes prêts à « accepter les morts qui vont avec »”

Requiem pour l’Opep : L’Algérie devra consolider la transition énergétique

«Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia), who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 million barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be great for the oil & gas industry !» Un scoop en forme … Continue reading “Requiem pour l’Opep : L’Algérie devra consolider la transition énergétique”

The Covid Rouge Drives Another 6.6 Million Into Joblessness in the US for a Total of 17 Million in 3 Weeks

3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week March 23 – March 29. Another 6.9 million (updated number) in the week March 30 – April 5. Another 6.6 million in the week April 6 – April 11 for a total of nearly 17 million in just three weeks. (And that’s just those who got … Continue reading “The Covid Rouge Drives Another 6.6 Million Into Joblessness in the US for a Total of 17 Million in 3 Weeks”

Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights

John Pilger is the world-renowned journalist and filmmaker. The author of several books and maker of over 60 documentaries (the latest being The Coming War on China and The Dirty War on the NHS), Pilger has won dozens of prestigious awards and has been honoured by several universities. I asked him about the coronavirus in … Continue reading “Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights”

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”

Disaster Capitalism and COVID-19: Flattening the Curve in Italy

Once upon a time there was a monkey who was very fond of cherries. One day he saw a delicious-looking cherry, and came down from his tree to get it. But the fruit turned out to be in a clear glass bottle. After some experimentation, the monkey found that he could get hold of the … Continue reading “Disaster Capitalism and COVID-19: Flattening the Curve in Italy”

CQC and Total Announce Multi-year Collaboration to Develop Quantum Algorithms for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Apr 09, 2020 CAMBRIDGE, England, April 9, 2020 — Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Total S.A. to develop quantum algorithms and quantum computing solutions for advanced carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The collaboration will use CQC’s expertise in quantum computing and quantum chemistry, … Continue reading “CQC and Total Announce Multi-year Collaboration to Develop Quantum Algorithms for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)”

American Exceptionalism in the Face of Covid-19

Food takes a special place in times of universal distress. Amid this Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity and hunger are growing exponentially. Here in the US, the richest society on Earth where the forces of wealth and greed are aligned against poverty, there has been a run on food pantries and food banks. ( “A perfect … Continue reading “American Exceptionalism in the Face of Covid-19”

Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.

The second episode of our new video program, SYSTEM UPDATE, is now available on YouTube. It explores several of the under-discussed components of the coronavirus pandemic and our responses to it, including: Are we vesting too much power in the hands of governments and corporations? Are we allowing our fears to drive our deliberations and choices … Continue reading “Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.”

La matière est-elle immortelle ?

jplenio/PixabayLes êtres vivants sont mortels. Même les étoiles meurent. Pourtant, on dit que nous sommes faits de poussière d’étoiles. Est-ce que la matière elle-même peut mourir ? La matière est composée d’atomes eux-mêmes formés d’un noyau contenant des protons et des neutrons avec des électrons tournant en orbite : c’est le domaine des particules élémentaires. Ces particules … Continue reading “La matière est-elle immortelle ?”

COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

This week I spoke to Congolese native Jean-Claude Maswana, economics professor at Ritsumeikan University in Tokyo, about COVID-19 in DRC. ANN GARRISON: Jean-Claude, reporting on your homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is always daunting. It’s not … The post COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for … Continue reading “COVID-19 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CRC): Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst”

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”

Utilisation rationnelle des masques faciaux dans la pandémie COVID-19

Source : The Lancet, 20-03-2020 Depuis l’apparition du coronavirus 2 du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS-CoV-2), le virus qui a causé la maladie du coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), l’utilisation de masques faciaux est devenue omniprésente en Chine et dans d’autres pays asiatiques tels que la Corée du Sud et le Japon. Certaines provinces et municipalités chinoises … Continue reading “Utilisation rationnelle des masques faciaux dans la pandémie COVID-19”

Tel Aviv prétend avoir obtenu secrètement du Japon un médicament expérimental pour Coronavirus

Tel Aviv a affirmé avoir apporté du Japon un médicament d’essai pour le coronavirus dans un processus qu’il a qualifié de “secret”, selon les médias hébreux. La radio de l’armée israélienne a rapporté sur son site Internet que le ministère israélien des Affaires étrangères avait pu apporter un médicament appelé “Avigan” du Japon, en coordination … Continue reading “Tel Aviv prétend avoir obtenu secrètement du Japon un médicament expérimental pour Coronavirus”

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Opened the Curtains on the World’s Next Economic Model

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair When the wealthiest country in the world is unable to produce basic medical gear to cope with a rampaging pandemic, it is dealing with a strategic vulnerability by depending on multinational supply chains to produce manufactured goods. Absent sufficient redundancies and physical reserves of resources, “just-in-time” lean supply systems can’t … Continue reading “The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Opened the Curtains on the World’s Next Economic Model”

Après le choc : relocalisations dans l’industrie, délocalisations dans les services

La crise économique et sanitaire actuelle nous invite à repenser les processus de production mondialisés. UnsplashAssistera-t-on à une « démondialisation complète » sur des bases nationales, comme on l’entend parfois depuis l’avènement du Covid-19 ? Aucune certitude. Si les relocalisations sont amenées à s’accélérer dans l’industrie, un boom des délocalisations pourrait bien advenir dans les activités de services … Continue reading “Après le choc : relocalisations dans l’industrie, délocalisations dans les services”

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”

FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HANOI, Vietnam — FPT has recently become a member of Keidanren, also known as Japan Business Association, in an attempt to strengthen ties with the Japanese Government and the local business community. Established in 1946, Keidanren has been the powerful voice of businesses in Japan with more than 1,400 members, ranging … Continue reading “FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association”

CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard

Apr 06, 2020 TAIPEI, Taiwan — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer in AI and facial recognition technologies, announced its FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine has achieved prominent ranking on the NIST FRVT 1:1 (Facial Recognition Vender Test), known as the foremost authority on facial recognition precision within the industry and around the world. With FaceMe®’s … Continue reading “CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard”

Cuba’s Promising Approach to Cancer

Photograph of Fidel Castro visiting Chelala’s team in Havana. In 1991, I headed a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) mission of Latin American physicians to evaluate a national Cuban project involving the use of interferon to treat inoperable lung cancer. At the time, there was a rumor that Fidel Castro had lung cancer and had … Continue reading “Cuba’s Promising Approach to Cancer”

Was the Fed Just Nationalized?

Mainstream politicians have long insisted that Medicare for All, a universal basic income, student debt relief and a slew of other much-needed public programs are off the table because the federal government cannot afford them. But that was before Wall Street and the stock market were driven onto life-support by a virus. Congress has now … Continue reading “Was the Fed Just Nationalized?”

CoV19 PLANÉTAIRE : Organisation Mondiale de la Sinistrose à la Coronavirose…

Pot-Aux-Roses ► Vaccinose générale ! Mon dossier Coronavirose/CoV19, en plus de ce dossier, consultez celui sur l’Horreur Vaccinale, constitué depuis décembre 2015 sur comment et pourquoi refuser l’Obligation Vaccinale ! Je vous propose mon analyse croisée avec de nombreuses autres analyses ad hoc et connexes et en appui de nombreuses infos toutes bien réelles avec … Continue reading “CoV19 PLANÉTAIRE : Organisation Mondiale de la Sinistrose à la Coronavirose…”

Combattre la saturation de nos économies, enjeu de l’après Covid-19

Il va falloir s’attaquer sérieusement à l’économie de l’encombrement. La comprendre et la réduire. Viennent bien sûr à l’esprit les mesures à prendre pour limiter à l’avenir la saturation hospitalière en cas d’épidémies nouvelles. Mais les services encombrés s’étendent bien au-delà. L’encombrement est partout ou presque. Le confinement a effacé des embouteillages en tout genre, … Continue reading “Combattre la saturation de nos économies, enjeu de l’après Covid-19”

The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results.

Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept, Getty ImagesThe political possibilities of this moment are different than anything we have ever experienced. We possess a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the United States a more humane country. But if we fail to seize it, we will face mortal danger from the right. That’s not hyperbole. The … Continue reading “The Democratic Party Must Harness the Legitimate Rage of Americans. Otherwise, the Right Will Use It With Horrifying Results.”

Coronavirus, AIFA [Agence italienne du médicament, NdT] : peu de preuves de l’efficacité de l’antiviral japonais

Source : Rai News, 22-03-2020 L’Agence italienne du médicament : les premiers retours sur les essais en cours seront disponibles d’ici un mois. 20 médicaments et 35 vaccins attendent l’évaluation de l’Agence européenne des médicaments « À ce jour, il n’existe aucune étude clinique publiée concernant l’efficacité et la sécurité du médicament » favipiravir (nom … Continue reading “Coronavirus, AIFA [Agence italienne du médicament, NdT] : peu de preuves de l’efficacité de l’antiviral japonais”

Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans. Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots now … Continue reading “Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name”

As Japan’s COVID-19 cases jump 4-fold, Abe government launches response

“One mask per household”. The image, widely shared on social media, is a parody of popular television show ‘Sazae-san’, where multiple generations of one family live under one roof. After Japan appeared to successfully contain COVID-19 in February and early March, there have been growing concerns the country is headed for a new explosion of … Continue reading

As Japan’s COVID-19 cases jump 4-fold, Abe government launches response

Apprendre du virus

Si Michel Foucault avait survécu au fléau du sida et avait résisté jusqu’à l’invention de la trithérapie, il aurait aujourd’hui 93 ans : aurait-il accepté de bon gré d’être enfermé dans son appartement de la rue Vaugirard ? Le premier philosophe de l’histoire à mourir des complications générées par le virus de l’immunodéficience acquise nous a laissé … Continue reading “Apprendre du virus”

Roaming Charges: Strange Things Happening Every Day

CLR James: “When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity.” + Is it possible for an entire country to win a Darwin Award? + At the onset of a pandemic outbreak of a virus that … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Strange Things Happening Every Day”

Japon : Elles brisent le silence sur les violences sexuelles et leurs préjugés

Récemment, lors d’un procès à la Haute Cour de justice de Nagoya, un père de 50 ans accusé de viol facilité – il aurait infligé des actes sexuels à sa propre fille de 19 ans – le camp de la culpabilité s’est vu inversé par le verdict des jurés. Le verdict d’acquittement en première instance … Continue reading “Japon : Elles brisent le silence sur les violences sexuelles et leurs préjugés”

We’re developing traditional cure for coronavirus -Ethiopian Govt

London, April 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia says it is developing a cure for the deadly coronavirus as they world awaits a vaccine from scientists. The country’s Ministries of Health (MoH) and Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have said in a statement that “a domestic treatment drug” is being developed. We’re developing traditional vaccine for coronavirus cure-Ethiopian GovtThe joint statement said the … Continue reading “We’re developing traditional cure for coronavirus -Ethiopian Govt”

We’re developing traditional cure for coronavirus cure-Ethiopian Govt

London, April 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia says it is developing a cure for the deadly coronavirus as they world awaits a vaccine from scientists. The country’s Ministries of Health (MoH) and Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have said in a statement that “a domestic treatment drug” is being developed. We’re developing traditional vaccine for coronavirus cure-Ethiopian GovtThe joint statement said the … Continue reading “We’re developing traditional cure for coronavirus cure-Ethiopian Govt”

Pourquoi les banques françaises sont-elles réticentes à augmenter le plafond du paiement sans contact ?

Le paiement sans contact – son nom l’indique clairement – consiste à approcher sa carte bancaire à quelques dizaines de millimètres d’une borne de paiement. Il s’agit ensuite d’attendre quelques secondes jusqu’à entendre le « bip » lié à la validation sonore de l’achat. Ainsi, face à une telle technologie, nul besoin de carte à insérer ni … Continue reading “Pourquoi les banques françaises sont-elles réticentes à augmenter le plafond du paiement sans contact ?”

With Fake Hand Sanitizer and 12 Ventilators, Afghanistan Expects Millions of Coronavirus Cases

At a bus interchange on a highway outside the western Afghan city of Herat last week, minivans packed with migrant workers arrived from the Iranian border throughout the day. The passengers were among more than 140,000 Afghans who had fled Iran’s deadly coronavirus outbreak and subsequent economic stagnation in March alone, part of what one … Continue reading “With Fake Hand Sanitizer and 12 Ventilators, Afghanistan Expects Millions of Coronavirus Cases”