Health

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

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of COVID-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism. By Prabir Purkayastha The COVID-19 pandemic is now moving at a speed that the world had not anticipated a few weeks back. It reached its first 100,000 infected in 67 days, then doubled… »

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

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

George Monbiot for  The Guardian A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity? We have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we… »

25.03.2020

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”. By: Cameron Doody Key points – “We knew it was coming, but the economy wasn’t ready at all” – “I… »

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

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

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… »

24.03.2020

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

By Vijay Prashad and Subin Dennis K.K. Shailaja is the health minister in the Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, the state in the southwest of India that has a population of 35 million people. On January 25, 2020, she convened a high-level meeting to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19… »

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