Epidemiologist Warns That A Fourth COVID-19 Surge Is Under Way

By Benjamin Mateus, WSWS. -

Leading US epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in Minneapolis, gave a stark warning of a devastating new stage of the COVID-19 [...]

Study: Canada Is One Big Pandemic Response Experiment

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee. -

An extensive French study has surveyed nations’ responses to COVID-19 and concludes that those taking an aggressive “Zero COVID” approach fared better than others by both health and economic [...]

The Vaccine Must Be A Common Good For Humanity

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health [...]

Vaccine Nationalism Is Putting World Health At Risk

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Tribune Magazine. -

It’s 9:21pm, and the phones of journalists across South Africa are buzzing. The health department has just released the country’s daily Covid-19 statistics in a WhatsApp message. ‘We convey [...]

New Study: Asian Americans Attacked And Shunned During Pandemic

By Anh Do, LA Times. -

Since coronavirus shutdowns began last March, thousands of Asian Americans have faced racist verbal and physical attacks or have been shunned by others, according to a study released [...]

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

By David Rovics, Counterpunch. -

All the folks moving to Portland from California or New York and talking about how great the real estate prices are here may not know it (note: I was once one of them), but this city is the most [...]

We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility

By Aden Hizkias, Public Knowledge. -

Broadband allows people to participate in the digital world, which encompasses our daily lives. It connects people with their families and friends, news on what is happening in the country and [...]

Dr. Osterholm’s Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon

By Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch. -

Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the [...]

Your Privileges Are Not Universal

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This is a factual declaration because the [...]

How One Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Fed During A Pandemic

By April M. Short, Pressenza. -

Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020, the United Nations warned of the threat of “catastrophic global famine,” urging worldwide [...]

How One Tiny Country Is Beating The Pandemic And Climate Change

By Kate Yoder, Grist. -

The small Himalayan country of Bhutan, mainly known for measuring national happiness instead of GDP, is the only carbon-negative country on the planet. Believe it or not, it has only had one [...]

Citizen Scientists Are Filling Research Gaps

By Theresa Crimmins, Erin Posthumus and Kathleen Prudic, The Conversation. -

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field research and environmental monitoring efforts worldwide. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced scientists to cancel studies or [...]

The Never Ending COVID Crisis

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

It was in early 2020 that the word COVID-19 entered the lexicon. In the past year more than 440,000 people in the United States have died from this disease. The impact of shutdowns meant to end [...]

Putin Explains Why We Need New Economic Policies

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has given a great speech to the Davos 2021 online forum organized by the World Economic Forum. As usual it created little echo in the 'western' [...]

The Virus Changed

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee. -

Are you tired of COVID? I fucking am. But as a longtime science writer and the author of two books on pandemics, I have to report what you probably don’t want to hear. We have entered the [...]