COVID-19

29.05.2020

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all. The Pool was… »

27.05.2020

School reopenings will not necessarily help protect vulnerable children

School reopenings will not necessarily help protect vulnerable children

One part of widespread measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been the temporary closure of schools. In the UK, they have been closed since March, but the government has recently announced plans for the phased reopening of schools in England from June 1. This has prompted fierce criticism… »

26.05.2020

Tarja Cronberg: Things that were impossible just two weeks ago are suddenly more possible

Tarja Cronberg: Things that were impossible just two weeks ago are suddenly more possible

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

24.05.2020

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

24.05.2020

A manifesto for the Coronacene

A manifesto for the Coronacene

Herbert Girardet Can we initiate a global green recovery, embedding economics within sound ecological parameters? The global impacts of Covid-19 have left humanity reeling. This virtually invisible virus has greatly amplified an ongoing planetary emergency and reminded us of the fragility of the human condition. A global health crisis is being superimposed on… »

23.05.2020

Self-Reliance: The Whoa Nellie Dairy Farm Decision of Going Local

Self-Reliance: The Whoa Nellie Dairy Farm Decision of Going Local

On a 500 acre farm operating since the 1700s, people social distancing wait in line to purchase an increasing variety of local products— free range eggs from grain-fed chickens, honey, maple syrup, a variety of cheeses like Fontina, Yellow Cheddar, Mountain Swiss, Gouda, Tuscan, Carolina Gold, beef and pork products… »

20.05.2020

Historic Health Assembly Ends With Global Commitment to COVID-19 Response

Historic Health Assembly Ends With Global Commitment to COVID-19 Response

“Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat. “-Dr Tedros At today’s meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly —its first-ever to be held virtually—delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130… »

19.05.2020

Coronavirus: is the R number still useful?

Coronavirus: is the R number still useful?

A few months ago, most people had never heard of the R number. Now, thanks to the novel coronavirus, we all know – or think we know – what it means. R is the reproduction number of an infectious disease – basically how many people one infected person will transmit… »

18.05.2020

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes as the world continues to battle the… »

16.05.2020

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Indigenous Shuar People at risk of coronavirus

Hannibal Rhoades More than 100 organisations have signed a letter repudiating mining companies for putting Indigenous Shuar communities in the Ecuadorean Amazon at risk. More than 100 organisations from around the world have signed onto an open-letter to show their support for the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA)… »

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