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31.07.2020

Coronavirus: Germany puts Spain’s Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon on high-risk list

Coronavirus: Germany puts Spain’s Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon on high-risk list

Holidaymakers returning from Catalonia, home to Barcelona, will have to present a negative coronavirus test or go into quarantine upon arriving in Germany. It’s one of three Spanish regions newly designated high risk. Germany’s disease control agency on Friday added Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon to a list of places considered… »

18.07.2020

Has the coronavirus proved a crisis too far for Europe’s far-right outsiders?

Has the coronavirus proved a crisis too far for Europe’s far-right outsiders?

In recent years, far-right political parties in Europe have capitalised on crises to build their support bases. Many have made it to positions of power as a result of these efforts. The financial crisis of 2008, the refugee crisis that began in 2014 and the ongoing debate around climate change… »

17.07.2020

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joint IPPNW/IPB Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Invitation to August 9 special worldwide screening of “The Vow From Hiroshima” As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just… »

15.07.2020

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Amsterdam Tests New Post-Coronavirus Model

Empty Amsterdam during confinement by coronavirus (Image by Peter Noordendorf) As soon as the confinement imposed by the pandemic is over, in Amsterdam the model called “donut” or double circle has begun to be adopted, to try to repair the situation in which the economy has remained, but based on… »

11.07.2020

Interview With Gabriela Meléndez: “Everyday, You Should Do Something That Gives You Purpose”

Interview With Gabriela Meléndez: “Everyday, You Should Do Something That Gives You Purpose”

We interviewed Gabriela Meléndez, a humanist psychiatrist who has amazed us with her social commitment during these months of confinement in Chile. To start, we asked her to explain what she has been doing since coronavirus first left us secluded in our homes. Gabriela Meléndez: At the beginning I worked… »

08.07.2020

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

In recent weeks, there have been some notable developments in relation to the procurement of potential vaccines against COVID19. On June 3, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy announced the formation of the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance (IVA) in order to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the procurement of a possible vaccine. »

07.07.2020

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The horror of the coronavirus pandemic proves that progressives have been justified in demanding a single-payer health care system. By Sonali Kolhatkar A pandemic is not the time to be having discussions about how to design a national health care system. The fact that the United States, which… »

07.07.2020

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

Income Opportunities for Women By Ramesh Jaura Togo in West Africa is the venue of a milestone project between Soka Gakkai, a global community-based Buddhist organization and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The two have signed a memorandum to launch a reforestation project offering income opportunities… »

03.07.2020

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to reopen. More than eight in 10 people – 83 percent… »

30.06.2020

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

German authorities have had to take the difficult decision of reimposing a pandemic lockdown in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a resurgence of the coronavirus. This comes after the country’s R number, a measure of how quickly new cases of the disease are emerging, almost tripled over the course of few… »

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