Health

23.04.2020

Addressing Healthcare Worker’s Stress and Trauma During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Addressing Healthcare Worker’s Stress and Trauma During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Camillo “Mac” Bica – www.opednews.com In a recent video widely published on the internet, Nurse D’neil Schmall poignantly expresses the frustration and pain she and other healthcare workers are experiencing as they care for patients suffering from the Coronavirus. As she struggles to maintain her composure, Schmall poignantly expresses the… »

21.04.2020

Will America’s Corruption End on a Ventilator or in a Mushroom Cloud?

Will America’s Corruption End on a Ventilator or in a Mushroom Cloud?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Little by little, Americans are understanding just how badly our government has let us down by its belated and disastrous response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how thousands more people are dying as a result. But there are two other… »

21.04.2020

Expensive face masks? Welcome to the free market!

Expensive face masks? Welcome to the free market!

These days there is a lot of outrage among people because of the exorbitant increase in the price of face masks when they are needed most. Even the governments of different countries have to compete with each other for masks, and that competition is usually won by the one who… »

19.04.2020

The Pandemic of Fear, a View from Moscow

The Pandemic of Fear, a View from Moscow

by Lyubov Sharkova In just a short period of time, the world in Russia has changed for everyone. I’ve started to notice how people around me are going mad. They’ve started blaming and avoiding other people, making social distance the priority of their lives. These people are well-educated, well-off, with… »

17.04.2020

U.S. Assault on WHO

U.S. Assault on WHO

The United States is unleashing a war against the World Health organization (WHO) as U.S. cuts funding to probe its ‘China ties’. However, the UN Chief has said: “Now is not the time!” The UN chief says WHO is “critical” in global war against Covid-19. As the pandemic rages on… »

16.04.2020

Poles protest stricter abortion laws amid coronavirus lockdown

Poles protest stricter abortion laws amid coronavirus lockdown

Poland’s abortion laws are some of the strictest in the EU, yet its parliament is considering tightening them further. Now, coronavirus restrictions have forced opponents to get creative with their protests. Honking cars block the half empty streets of Warsaw. Red lightning bolts — the symbol of a new round of… »

15.04.2020

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

As the confirmed cases of coronavirus surpass 2 million around the world, President Donald Trump says he will cut U.S. support for the World Health Organization. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, called it a “crime against humanity.” Oxfam America said the cuts slash “any hopes for the… »

15.04.2020

How a virus brought New York to a standstill in the summer of 1916

How a virus brought New York to a standstill in the summer of 1916

A plague from nowhere, which threatens to kill millions worldwide and overturn civilisation. We can’t treat it or protect ourselves against it, and our healthcare systems can’t cope. It’s a nightmare, but one that has visited us before – and this should prompt us to look back and see if… »

14.04.2020

Gino Strada: The Solidarity Virus Which is Spreading Throughout Europe

Gino Strada: The Solidarity Virus Which is Spreading Throughout Europe

“Solidarity, the new virus which I hope will infect all Europe” is what Gino Strada, founder of Emergency, said he hoped for during an interview with Diego Bianchi on the program  “Propaganda Live” for the Italian TV Channel La7. “I believe that we really are in an unprecedented emergency and… »

14.04.2020

Graphics: How is COVID-19 spreading in Africa?

Graphics: How is COVID-19 spreading in Africa?

The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world and Africa is not spared. Since the continent reported its first case in Egypt in mid-February, some 15,000 cases and 800 deaths have been confirmed, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University on Monday. The novel coronavirus has spread to almost all African… »

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