COVID-19

From AIDS to Omicron, Pharmaceutical Apartheid Hurts Us All

December 1st was World AIDS Day, marking forty years since symptoms were first reported. Over 36 million people have died worldwide from AIDS-related illnesses. The death rate is slowing as effective drug treatments gain wider distribution. But the inequity that…

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. “Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd, we are more friendly to each other than are many species…

Narendra Modi achieves grand success in COVID vaccination

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite ruthless criticism from the political opponents of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that his government has been committedly working for the people of the country. Bangladesh…

A pandemic diary

PERSONAL NARRATIVE     by Agnes Prieto The clouds scudded on a pristine blue sky, almost a perfect day… except for a silence, too quiet. A leaden weight, a lockdown that would end of a flow. No hurry, there was…

Bonus “Danger Money” won’t appease union in health and social care

Several governments across Europe promised, or even gave, ‘danger money’ bonuses for frontline workers in health and social care as the pandemic gathered strength. Such bonuses can only treat the symptom not the cause, however. Bonuses and even higher wages…

People in LA Are Feeding Each Other the Food That Would Be Wasted

Americans waste 30 to 40 percent of all food. These organizers connect the excess food in their neighborhoods with hungry people—rather than the dump. By April M. Short In any given U.S. city, on any given night, chances are that…

COVID-19 pandemic spurs multi-headed problems – An interview with Caroline Audoir de Valter of Hope for the Children Foundation

INTERVIEW         by Perfecto Caparas In this Pressenza interview, Caroline Audoir de Valter, founder and CEO of Hope for the Children Foundation, discusses how her NGO has been responding to the COVID-19 devastation that grips the people…

Getting a Covid-19 jab in the Philippines

PHOTO/REPORT         Photos by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan The government’s CoVid 19 vaccination program in the Philippines started to roll out last March 1. First in the lineup were front liners and senior citizens, like me.…

French group collects funds to support Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba

France Cuba solidarity association on Monday launched a new call to provide funds on French soil to purchase syringes and needles for the Covid-19 vaccination in Cuba. With its call, the association with more than six decades of support to…

(My COVID Experience) How my husband recently dodged three bullets

HUMAN INTEREST         The other day, my husband was scrolling down his Facebook page, and he said, “These days I send more messages of condolence, than of happy birthdays or congratulations.” My husband recently dodged three bullets.…

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