coronavirus pandemic

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…

Gorbachev: Time to Revise the Entire Global Agenda

Q: How did you take the news of the pandemic? A: I think I took it the way most people did. Initially, there was hope that it could be controlled, localized. But things took a very different turn and the…

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.…

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…

Capitalism Has Failed in Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff The desperate policies of panic-driven governments involve throwing huge amounts of money at the economies collapsed in response to the coronavirus threat. Monetary authorities create money and lend it at extremely low interest rates to the…

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

When a few thousand people were murdered on September 11, 2001, I was actually stupid enough – I kid you not – to imagine that the general public would conclude that because massive military forces, nuclear arsenals, and foreign bases…

Testing, Triage and Tragedy: The Trump Pandemic

An eerie silence pervades the city, punctuated by the wail of ambulance sirens. Streets and sidewalks, which normally would be crowded with New Yorkers heading to restaurants, theaters and work, are now vacant. This is the epicenter of the Covid-19…

Why is the U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 86,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only…

Bernie Sanders Fights for Laid-off Worker Protections in $2 Trillion Stimulus with Corporate Bailout

The Senate unanimously approved a historic $2.2 trillion emergency relief package late Wednesday night to battle the unprecedented economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. The House will consider the bill Friday before it goes to President Trump’s desk to be…

‘World Leaders Seem in Denial’: Demands for Radical Global Action on Coronavirus as Virtual G20 Summit Ends With Vague Promises

“Only the most radical reset, akin to a post-world war overhaul of the international economy, will allow us to rebuild the international economy in a way which means we can tackle future pandemics.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common…

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