Testing Is Not Causing Case Counts To Rise

By Charles Ornstein and Ash Ngu, ProPublica. -

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have repeatedly attributed the increase in the coronavirus case count in the United States to an increase in testing. “We’re doing so much [...]

The US Badly Needs A Wake-Up Call On The COVID19 Pandemic

By Brian Resnick, VOX. -

We are at a dangerous time in the pandemic. Cases are rising in many states, along with hospitalizations. Deaths have not started rising nationally yet, but researchers fear they’re coming: It [...]

Capitalism – The Cause Of COVID-19 Deaths

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

Does the COVID-19 virus operate differently in capitalist countries than in socialist countries? Based on a comparison of global numbers of fatalities, COVID-19 seems to appear in a more virulent [...]

The Pandemic Of Hunger

By Frei Betto, Resumen English. -

In April, the World Bank predicted that the Brazilian economy would shrink by 5% of GDP by 2020. Now, in June, the prediction is 8% to 10%. And the government’s expected 2% growth. As the [...]

Privatization And The Pandemic

By Jacob Assa and Cecilia Calderon, Developing Economics. -

Unlike other epidemics or pandemics – such as tuberculosis, SARS, MERS or HIV/AIDS – COVID-19 has hit hardest at the world’s wealthiest countries. As of early June 2020, the 37 industrialized [...]

Feeding The People In Times Of Pandemic

By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub, Erika Takeo, and Avery Raimondo, COHA. -

In its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan for Nicaragua, the United Nations World Food Program said that “In the last decade… Nicaragua is one of the countries that has reduced hunger the most in the [...]

Global Experts Alarmed At Signs US Has ‘Given Up’ Fight To Stop COVID-19

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Global public health experts are looking on in "alarm and disbelief" as the U.S. economy reopens even as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in a number of states, with President Donald Trump [...]

Three Populists And Three Women

By Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell, Counterpunch. -

Looking at the total Covid-19/Coronavirus global death statistics on Saturday, 13 June 2020, three things become noticeable. The first remarkable issue is that Donald Trump’s USA has just [...]

After The Lockdown, The Jailbreak

By Robert Shetterly, The Smirking Chimp. -

What’s going on? We had lockdown, we've got jailbreak. But the prisoners aren’t running away; they’re marching, chanting, getting rearrested for the cause of justice. They’re risking [...]

Study: Emergency COVID-19 Measures Prevented More Than 500 Million Infections

By Edward Lempinen, Berkeley News. -

“The last several months have been extraordinarily difficult, but through our individual sacrifices, people everywhere have each contributed to one of humanity’s greatest collective [...]

The Frontlines Of Venezuela’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuela Analysis. -

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in December of last year, when it became evident that this would be a global pandemic, epidemiologists made it clear that in the fight against the new coronavirus [...]

Public Health, COVID-19 And Recovery

By Tim Anderson, AH Tribune. -

In all epidemics, there are some principles which determine how well communities and nations will respond, how long the crisis will last and how soon there will be recovery. We can already draw [...]

40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch. -

More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus. More than 350 health organizations [...]

The Nobel Peace Prize Should Be Awarded To The Cuban Henry Reeve Brigade

By The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, COHA.org. -

The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity calls on the friends of Cuba and advocates of mutual assistance among nations to support the nomination of the “Henry Reeve [...]

Educators Have Opportunity To Revolutionize Education For All Students

By Tussanee Reedboon, Truthout. -

Imagine a world where the exam would already be translated in multiple languages and students were able to use grammar and dictionary tools. An exam with more manageable time requirements and [...]