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20.06.2020

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

By Marc Norton More people have now died during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States than American soldiers died on the battlefields of World War I.  The acknowledged death toll of U.S. soldiers in the “Great War” is 116,516.  As of this writing, … »

18.06.2020

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

A substantial delivery of personal protective equipment and medical items was supplied today by the European Union and the World Health Organization to the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network (EJHN) to support preparedness for COVID-19. At the hand over event at Augusta Victoria Hospital, the European Union’s Representative Sven Kühn von… »

18.06.2020

One metre or two? The science behind social distancing

One metre or two? The science behind social distancing

What constitutes a safe distance when it comes to the spread of COVID-19? The answer depends on where you live. China, Denmark and France recommend social distancing of one metre; Australia, Germany and Italy recommend 1.5 metres, and the US recommends six feet, or 1.8 metres. The UK, meanwhile, is… »

17.06.2020

Interview From a Lady in Palestine on Covid-19’s Influence

Interview From a Lady in Palestine on Covid-19’s Influence

Consequences of the lock down due to the pandemic in the West Bank Asil Qraini is 23 years old. She grew up and lives in the city of Nablus, in the West Bank of Palestinian territory. The group of Pressenza, as part of a wider mission to the West Bank,… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

15.06.2020

Brussels calls out China and Russia over corona fakes

Brussels calls out China and Russia over corona fakes

The European Commission has unambiguously pointed the finger at Russia and China as spreaders of disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Lithuania’s ambassador to the EU said Brussels should have gone further. In a communication on ‘Tackling Covid-19 disinformation’, which was presented by EC Vice President Věra Jourová and High Representative… »

07.06.2020

Cuba at the Time of Pandemic

Cuba at the Time of Pandemic

Interview by Oleg Yasinsky (Pressenza) with Cuban journalist Jessica Dominguez Delgado* While almost the entire world, headed by the same capitalist system, begins to admit a profound social crisis and its complete inability to fight COVID-19, what happens in Cuba? How do you fight the pandemic starting from such a… »

29.05.2020

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all. The Pool was… »

29.05.2020

U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World

U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World

The U.S. has fumbled its own response to the pandemic at the same time that its greedy and selfish behavior about vaccines alienates the rest of the world. By Prabir Purkayastha Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war in May, but not against the virus. It was against the world. »

25.05.2020

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease as the European summer vacation season approaches. But as people gather on beaches and in bars, experts warn that large crowds could spark a fresh wave of infections. As European countries prepare to reopen to tourists, two leading German doctors on Sunday warned that… »

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