COVID-19

Waste not, want not

Brendan Montague The Food Waste Index Report 2021 looks at food waste that occurs in retail outlets, restaurants and homes. A staggering 931 million tonnes of food – 17 percent of total food available to consumers in 2019 – went into the waste bins…

Denmark protects the homeless: Covid 19 vaccinations for people without shelter

Homeless people are at particular risk for a Covid 19 infection. After all, staying home or washing your hands regularly isn’t so easy when you don’t have a roof over your head. That’s why Denmark is now prioritizing homeless people…

International Women’s Day, 2021 To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, “the pathway to leadership is through service” because to be able to lead is…

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

Like the United Nations, the global community-based Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a beacon of hope to a world shrouded by dark clouds of unprecedented crises. An international association of the Soka Gakkai and an NGO in consultative…

Bolsonaro May Well Emerge Unscathed from Brazil’s Disaster

Viewpoint by Robert Muggah* It was once fashionable to describe Brazil as the country of the future. What a difference half a decade makes. In recent years, a democratically elected president was stripped of power and ultimately replaced by an…

Dutch court REINSTATES coronavirus curfew in break-neck reversal of earlier order to end ‘illegitimate’ policy

A Dutch appeals court has revived the country’s Covid-19 curfew just moments before it came into effect, overturning a ruling handed down hours earlier ordering the government to lift the “illegitimate” measure immediately. A three-judge appellate panel granted an emergency…

How One Rural Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Well Fed During a Pandemic

The people of Comox Valley broke many molds to keep people fed through COVID-19 and got its government’s attention on food security. By April M. Short Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020,…

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees…

Pasha 97: Everything you need to know about ivermectin

Ivermectin has become one of the most talked about drugs in the world. A highly effective treatment for fighting parasites in animals, it was later also shown to be effective in humans. In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or…

COVID-19: Criticised for Early Roll-Out, Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Registers 92% Efficacy

The vaccine, which needs to be stored between two and eight degrees Celsius, also scores over Pfizer and Moderna’s efforts which require extremely low temperatures. Sandipan Talukdar The COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia – Sputnik V – has an efficacy…

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