China rolls Out The Health Silk Road

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

When President Xi Jinping was on a phone call in mid-March with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti, before the arrival of a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Milan full of medical help, [...]

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Information Clearinghouse. -

As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy are shut down, [...]

Coronavirus, Drugs, And The Future Of Festivals

By Emanuel Sferios, -

As the founder of DanceSafe, I have worked in public health for over twenty years. I’ve seen firsthand how public policy decisions directly affect people’s lives. Take drug prohibition, for [...]

Coronavirus, Militarism And The End Of An Illusion

By the Black Alliance for Peace, Black Agenda Report. -

Coronavirus and second economic collapse in just ten years should finally put to rest the fairy-tale of U.S. Exceptionalism. Trump’s “Make America Great” and Obama’s “U.S. Exceptionalism” are [...]

The US’s Wave Of Hospital Closures Left Us Ill-Equipped For COVID-19

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

A couple of weeks ago, as countries scrambled to protect their citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic by closing borders and quarantining travelers, the Norwegian University of Science and [...]

COVID-19: How Germany Is Managing Its Outbreak

By Klaus W. Larres, Consortium News. -

A recent work visit to Germany, where I grew up, stretched from one week to three. Those weeks coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany as well as across Europe. What I saw [...]

Pandemic Protections Must Extend To People In Prison

By Amani Sawari, -

Over the past month as the Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the United States, precautions have been made to protect residents including enhancements to operational capacity of health care [...]

Navy Virus-Laden Carrier Scuttled In Guam – Ship Captain Sacked

By Bruce Gagnon, Space for Peace. -

Having come to Guam from a 'flag waving visit' to Vietnam, the virus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt nuclear aircraft carrier, with 5,000 crew members on board, docked in Guam on March 27 after [...]

After 42 Test Positive For COVID-19, Nurses In Western Pennsylvania Walk Off Job

By Mike Elk, Pay Day Report. -

Pittsburgh, PA - On Thursday, dozens of nurses, members of SEIU Healthcare PA, walked off at the Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center in Western Pennsylvania’s Beaver County.  The walk-off came [...]

GE Workers Protest And Demand Company Build Ventilators

By Graig Graziosi, The Independent. -

General Electric factory workers protested on Monday in an act of solidarity to demand the company use its factories to produce ventilators for use in the fight against the coronavirus.  As [...]

Europe Sends Medical Aid To Iran Using Sanctions Workaround

By Al-Monitor. -

In the first transaction of its kind, France, Germany and Britain have sent medical goods to Iran under a trade mechanism set up to bypass US sanctions against Tehran. In January 2019, the [...]

This Looks Like A Depression, Not A Recession

By Steve LeVine, Marker Medium. -

Economists surveyed by Bankrate estimated a 35% chance of recession by the November election. Red lights of a laggard or even a bad year were blinking: Businesses were not investing in the future [...]

The National Security State Left Us Defenseless Against Coronavirus

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

Donald Trump’s failure to act decisively to control the coronavirus pandemic has likely made the Covid-19 pandemic far more lethal than it should have been. But the reasons behind failure to get [...]

IMF Conditions Emergency COVID-19 Loan To Venezuela On Regime Change

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) blocked a request from Venezuela for an emergency loan to deal with the COVID–19 pandemic on the grounds that President Nicolas Maduro [...]

Federal Health Agencies Block Journalists’ Access To COVID-19 Experts And Information

By Gary Schwitzer, -

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public [...]