COVID-19 pandemic

‘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…

Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil

As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in…

Exceeding Expectation: Hope from the Garden

Art Without Borders was a nonprofit originally designed by my daughter and me to bring the performing arts across demographic barriers, to not only make classes and performances accessible to marginalized communities, but also to bring otherwise separated communities together through…

The devastating impact of the pandemic on media, deplorable situation in India

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 30 April 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the media, the Switzerland-based media rights and safety body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) lamented last Friday in preparation for World Press Freedom Day on 3…

(Ramadan amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic) An interview with Dr. Aliyu Yaya Aliyu

(Second Interview of a Four-Part Series)         by Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with our Muslim friends, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect…

This Ramadan, UNHCR calls for solidarity with those hit hardest by the global pandemic

As the Islamic world prepares to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support for millions of refugees and internally displaced people hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. People forced to flee their homes…

Russia-Africa: Reviving Party Solidarity

Over the past few years, Russia‘s sphere of influence in Africa has been strengthening and broadening with much focus on helping to maintain peace and security, and making investment in exploiting natural resources in Africa. The first historic Russia-Africa summit…

Academia: Why African Researchers Keep Distance Away From COVID-19

With estimated 1.3 billion population and huge resources, Africa still lags behind development, science and technology. Without its own manufactured vaccine, Africa now depends on the World Health Organization-backed equitable vaccine distribution network COVAX facility to fight the coronavirus pandemic.…

Brazil: Social Contagion Knocks on the Door

By Paulo Henrique Martins Art often anticipates historical trends not yet revealed. We can exemplify with the film “Contagion” (2011) directed by Soderbergh. The film deals with the spread of a virus that, like Covid 19, would have emerged in…

An (almost) Lost Opportunity

By Víctor Piccininni We are about a year into a tragic global event: the Covid-19 pandemic. The world went “silent”, desolate streets, disoriented governments, men and women sheltered in their homes, powerful people in terror, empty schools, faces covered, hospitals…

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