coronavirus

24.04.2020

Coronavirus: are we underestimating how many people have had it? Sweden thinks so

Coronavirus: are we underestimating how many people have had it? Sweden thinks so

Many countries around the world are now facing the difficult decision of when and how to ease lockdown restrictions due to the novel coronavirus. In the absence of a vaccine, it is likely there will be new waves of the epidemic, unless enough people have been infected to achieve herd… »

23.04.2020

Face 2 Face with Javier Castaño

Face 2 Face with Javier Castaño

On this show we speak with Javier Castaño, publisher of Queens Latino, about the situation of the Latino community in Queens under the Coronavirus pandemic. Javier shared his experience visiting pantries where people lined up for six city blocks to get food for their family. He also describes the impossible… »

22.04.2020

‘Deliberately Cruel’: Millions of US Citizens Blocked From Stimulus Payments Because They Married Immigrants

‘Deliberately Cruel’: Millions of US Citizens Blocked From Stimulus Payments Because They Married Immigrants

“We’re flat broke. We don’t know what’s gonna happen.” By Andrea Germanos, staff writer –  Common Dreams Reporting out Monday shed new light on the fact that millions of U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive coronavirus stimulus checks because of who they married. This large group, as the Los Angeles… »

21.04.2020

NYC Immigrant Communities Fight Hunger, Exploitation & Invisibility Through Mutual Aid

NYC Immigrant Communities Fight Hunger, Exploitation & Invisibility Through Mutual Aid

We look at how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting undocumented people here in New York City, where the coronavirus has hit immigrant communities the hardest, even as the numbers of daily deaths statewide has declined in recent days. As reports of widespread poverty and hunger continue in the immigrant communities,… »

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… »

20.04.2020

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good? Empty, silent, boring — the world’s cities are deserted. The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a standstill:… »

18.04.2020

Tough times for tourism, but UN travel organization predicts holiday traffic will return

Tough times for tourism, but UN travel organization predicts holiday traffic will return

Tourism may have been brought to a near-standstill by COVID-19, but the industry – which accounts for 10 per cent of global GDP – finds itself in a unique position to help put the global economy back on its feet, once the pandemic has passed. That’s the view from the… »

18.04.2020

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders has ended a cooperation saving migrants stranded at sea after its partner suspended rescue missions due to the coronavirus. The NGO has accused the EU of using the outbreak to keep migrants away. French aid group Doctors Without Borders has ended its migrant rescue operations in the… »

17.04.2020

Fossil fuel interests unleash lobbying frenzy

Fossil fuel interests unleash lobbying frenzy

A new briefing by UK-based think tank InfluenceMap summarises fossil fuel lobbying during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Americans are dying, millions have filed for unemployment, and frontline health care workers are risking their lives as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the U.S. In the… »

17.04.2020

Bolsonaro sacks Health Minister amid the pandemic

Bolsonaro sacks Health Minister amid the pandemic

Relationship between the two soured during the coronavirus crisis; another physician is set to take over Brasil de Fato Brazilian Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, was fired by president Jair Bolsonaro this Thursday (16th) afternoon. The removal was confirmed by the Mandetta himself, via his official Twitter account and later… »

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