COVID-19

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…

Germany may not give the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been receiving a lot of attention recently. The EU has been dissatisfied with production hold-ups, while the German health ministry has raised questions over its efficacy in older age groups. As a result, Stiko – the…

Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in…

People’s Movement Launched in South Africa To Defeat Covid-19

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network A call to action endorsed by over 500 organizations and individuals in South Africa is aiming to unite millions of the nation’s citizens in order to acquire 40 to 80 million doses of vaccine…

Stiglitz says Covid-19 pandemic showed consequences of neoliberalism

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prizewinner in Economics, lashed out at neoliberalism and assured that the Covid-19 pandemic is currently showing the consequences of 40 years of impositions by neaoliberalism. The prominent US economist gave a keynote lecture as part of the…

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children,…

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