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25.03.2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Stony Brook University Hospital

COVID-19’s Impact on Stony Brook University Hospital

By Matina Douzenis Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) — Long Island’s first academic medical center — is taking proactive measures against coronavirus (COVID-19). Health care professionals are concerned about the shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE). In a March 22 press conference, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he… »

25.03.2020

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

By Natalia Sierra Humanity is experiencing exceptional times, not only because of the difficult health situation we face as a global society, but also because of the abrupt changes in our way of life – more modern for some, less so for most – that this health emergency has brought… »

25.03.2020

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Stefano Fasano, Al Arabiya English If you live in London, it’s a hard time for toilet roll hunters. For a couple of weeks now, toilet paper has become the favoured prey of seemingly uncontrollable hoards of irrational stockpilers in the country, leaving many supermarkets in a daily apocalypse-like situation of… »

24.03.2020

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. While up to 30% of the American population might soon be out of work and everyday people are struggling to afford basic necessities like food and rent, Boeing has the audacity to… »

24.03.2020

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Roundtable on Coronavirus Response With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Roundtable on Coronavirus Response With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib

“What better time than now to call for bold, progressive policy solutions.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer – Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a virtual roundtable on the coronavirus response Sunday night with three of his strongest supporters, the Vermont lawmaker’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign announced. Reps. Alexandria… »

24.03.2020

The OTHER Virus That Is About To Spread

The OTHER Virus That Is About To Spread

The same basic mechanisms that were set in motion in 2008 are being set in motion again, even more strongly now in 2020, to confront the effects of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Namely, huge sums of capital are being hurled at banks and large corporations in order to… »

24.03.2020

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

Peru: Everything changed in 10 days…

By Madeleine John Only two weeks ago the state was synonymous with bureaucracy, inefficiency, and corruption. With all the last presidents in prison under house arrest, with extradition orders or suicides, the disbelief in the political class was total. Last year, the population was clamoring for the closure of a… »

24.03.2020

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Croatia’s earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

A series of tremors hit the Croatian capital Zagreb on early Sunday morning on March 22, leaving at least 27 people injured, one critically, and widespread damage to old buildings in the historic center. The epicenter was registered at seven kilometers north of Zagreb at a 5.3… »

24.03.2020

First Person: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants

First Person: The ‘inseparable bond’ between Hawaiian culture and native plants

  The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing blueprint for the future of the Earth… »

24.03.2020

All Rise: A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

All Rise:  A Board Certified Chaplain Speaks Her Mind & Heart

This was shared today on a Facebook forum in which I am a participant. The post is from a Board Certified Chaplain whose job it is to be in hospitals, to visit, comfort, and serve patients within the institution and their families. I have her permission to reprint because she… »

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