coronavirus

11.03.2020

Could the Coronavirus Change our Civilization Forever?

Could the Coronavirus Change our Civilization Forever?

Everything’s changing very rapidly in the last few weeks — economically, ecologically, technologically, and socially. Different from other large scale disruptions, this one has no end in sight. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and blackouts have a short life span; everyone waits for the problem to pass and then starts reconstruction and a… »

11.03.2020

Coronavirus in Europe: is the priority health or business?

Coronavirus in Europe: is the priority health or business?

Europe must study what has been done in China and what is being done in Korea and Italy against the coronavirus in order to imitate and improve the effective measures that have been taken. On 7 January, a few weeks ago, China informed the world of the discovery of a… »

11.03.2020

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

This is bad. Since February 19, when the first coronavirus cases were identified in Iran, at least 6,566 people—about one in every 12,000 Iranians—have been infected. At least 237 people have died. Iran is third, behind China and South Korea, in cases of coronavirus per population. Due to U.S. sanctions,… »

09.03.2020

Ban Parades Now

Ban Parades Now

As I proposed before the CPAC meeting and will again now, there is a danger in large gatherings and a precedent of ignoring that danger to great detriment. The steps China has taken against the coronavirus (rapidly building new hospitals, testing huge numbers of people, quarantining people swiftly and effectively)… »

09.03.2020

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Why would someone be afraid to be in quarantine? I asked myself as I read the following question in Quora. But there are reasons to be afraid. First of all, the medical bills. The twenty-seven million uninsured Americans cause uncertainty to the ability of the government to control the… »

08.03.2020

When a Weapons Show Is Canceled By Coronavirus

When a Weapons Show Is Canceled By Coronavirus

Imagine a weapons show canceled because of coronavirus. It may already have happened. It’s certainly imaginable. But now try to imagine a coronavirus show canceled by a bomb threat. Can you picture a fossil fuel lobbyists’ retreat canceled by coronavirus? Of course you can. It may have happened already. But… »

07.03.2020

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

“My co-workers make impossible choices daily because a lot of us don’t have access to affordable health insurance,” Vladimir Clairjeune, a passenger service representative at JFK airport, said at a training session Wednesday, learning to deal with the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. “[We] choose not to see a doctor for a health… »

07.03.2020

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

The urgency of the moment is undoubtedly how to stop or at least slow down this epidemic and certainly not the time to dwell on obnoxious controversies or secondary issues. But it is impossible to stop the tumult of thoughts and observations that emerge in this situation. I live in… »

06.03.2020

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

By Countercurrents Collective World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that some countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the U.S. where medical workers sounded warnings over a “disturbing” lack of hospital preparedness. The epidemic has wreaked havoc on international business,… »

04.03.2020

U.S. Public Health Departments Scramble Against Coronavirus, Decimated by Funding Cuts

U.S. Public Health Departments Scramble Against Coronavirus, Decimated by Funding Cuts

By Countercurrents Collective The U.S. state and local public health offices are scrambling to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They are doing so against a backdrop of years-long budget cuts, leaving them without the trained employees or updated equipment to adequately address the virus’ growing threat, former public health officials say. A… »

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