COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19 vaccines and their patents: privatisation of profits and socialisation of death

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that at least 70% of the population must be vaccinated in order to legitimise the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. This would equate to 5.4 billion people immunised, and if we take into account…

Cuba to hold International Biotechnology Congress in April

The Cuban Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Group (BioCubaFarma) has called on the global scientific community to attend the BioHabana 2022 International Congress, it was announced today. According to a press release from the organisation, the event, scheduled to take place…

Delta variant of coronavirus could be “self-extinguishing”.

Japanese scientists said today that the Delta variant of Covid-19 could mutate and become self-extinguishing, which it is apparently already doing in Japan. The Japanese nation is currently reporting 140 cases per day, despite being primarily affected by the Delta…

Church and Peace grapples with the topic of Images of God and Nonviolence

From 3 to 5 September 2021, the annual general meeting and international conference of Church and Peace dealt with the topic of Images of God and (Non)Violence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference took place online with more than…

Epidemics Can’t Be Stopped Without Trust

From Ebola to COVID-19, epidemics are fueled by fear and misinformation. Vaccines are refused; people protest unwanted public health measures; and in the chaos generated by traditional and social media, viruses keep spreading. So, how do we fix a global…

Everyday Heros: An inspiring story of Chocolate muffins for homeless people in London

Everybody somehow knows that homelessness is a problem. What many however do not really want to actively comprehend is that it has also turned into an increasingly urgent problem in many big European cities in the last years.[1] This became…

Prioritising health 01- It’s not about handouts…

“Putting everything into the function of health and education, the extremely complex economic and technological problems of today’s society will have the right framework for their treatment. It seems to us that proceeding in the opposite way will not lead…

In the pandemic, gender-based violence increased by 38% in Latin America and Caribbean region

We interviewed Dr. Lupita Ramos, academic and researcher at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, to give our listeners and readers an overview of the impact of the pandemic on girls and women. A feminist perspective on the consequences of COVID-19…

Does it take a pandemic to relaunch European social dialogue?

One of the unwitting effects of the pandemic crisis has been to remake the case for dialogue between social partners to solve major problems. By Christophe Degryse Hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers crossing Europe to help with the harvest…

‘Just Horrific’: Pandemic Fuels Steepest Decline in US Life Expectancy Since WWII

“I myself had never seen a change this big except in the history books,” said Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer. By Jake Johnson New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell…

1 2 3 6