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06.04.2020

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Community cinemas across the UK play a valuable role in bringing communities together to engage with film, build relationships, combat loneliness, to educate. In times of physical distancing they, and their representative body Cinema For All have found new ways to continue this. The current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us… »

06.04.2020

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in India. With little savings and social security benefits, many have… »

06.04.2020

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

By Countercurrents Collective Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, the school’s medical center, are working on a possible vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists announced news of the potential vaccine, which has now been tested successfully on mice, on Thursday. Several research… »

05.04.2020

‘Drop the Medicare Eligibility Age to 0 Right Now’: Study Warns 35 Million Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

‘Drop the Medicare Eligibility Age to 0 Right Now’: Study Warns 35 Million Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

“The national health insurance system is crumbling more with every day that passes.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic collapse could cause a staggering 35 million people in the U.S. to lose their employer-sponsored health insurance over the next several months, with lower-income… »

05.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside… »

05.04.2020

1000 Ventilators Donated by China Arrived at JFK in NYC

1000 Ventilators Donated by China Arrived at JFK in NYC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the Chinese government had donated 1,000 ventilators to the state to help manage its ongoing coronavirus crisis there, in what has become the center of the disease’s outbreak in the United States. Medical supplies including 1000 ventilators were delivered by China Cargo… »

05.04.2020

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

The Only Oxygen Cylinder Factory in Europe is Shut down and Macron Refuses to Nationalize It

By Jérôme Duval for Counterpunch Although no information is circulating about the stock of oxygen cylinders in France, which are very useful in these times of acute health crisis and which Italy cruelly lacks, the only factory capable of producing them in Europe remains closed. »

04.04.2020

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Stay at home. Shelter in place. Maintain social distance. We now know how to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Containment of the novel coronavirus requires that we act together, as a global community. But not everyone has the freedom to take these steps. The United States is the greatest jailer in… »

04.04.2020

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

WHO Regional Office for Europe A new publication highlights the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and migrants, particularly those who are displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities… »

04.04.2020

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as a panicky attempt to cover-up the failure of an outdated… »

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