COVID-19 pandemic

“A Moral Catastrophe”: Africa CDC Head Says Lack of Vaccines for the Continent Will Imperil World

Countries across the African continent are facing a second COVID-19 outbreak, linked to a variant first found in South Africa that has been detected in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Comoros and Zambia and more than 20 non-African countries so far. There…

Warren Blasts ‘Unconscionable’ $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, and Covid-19

“A budget is about priorities,” said the Democratic senator. By Kenny Stancil “We continue to overinvest in defense while underinvesting in public health and so much more.” “We can spend less on the military and obtain not only the same…

Listen to the Children!

It is said that pictures are worth a thousand words, and this is, of course true. Yet, in these months of COVID, when children have been deprived of their “life as usual”, parents, teachers, our friends and neighbors have taken…

In America, Business Profits Come First Over the Pandemic

Blaming the deadly virus surge on individuals and their risky behavior ignores that the real fault lies with a government that chooses to prioritize the health of businesses over that of humans. By Sonali Kolhatkar Los Angeles, California, is now…

Chomsky and Prashad: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021

By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set…

How to Cure America’s Vaccine Paranoia

The pandemic won’t end until we overcome our fear and loathing of scientific remedies and achieve “herd immunity”—but of the kind that is possible through mass vaccinations, not inaction. By Sonali Kolhatkar The end is in sight, we are told.…

COVID19: Dr Fauci Issues A Stern Warning

By Countercurrents Collective Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, told CNBC’s Shepard Smith Monday evening that it was more critical than ever…

No One Was Warned

By R.W. Anton We had more catastrophic news today – October 2, 2020 (this has not been the best news year). I awoke to a frosty, damp, and muggy day right after the sun peeked over the horizon to be…

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

By Jhon Sánchez The anti-vaccine movement has undermined the efforts made in different parts of the world to eradicate polio, measles, and other viral diseases. In 2019, Pakistan reported a resurgence of almost eradicated polio after political leaders campaigned against the vaccine.…

While Big Food Supply Chains Have Stalled Due to Lockdown, an Organic CSA Farm Has Risen to the Challenge

Organic CSA farms like Massaro in Connecticut have been able to nimbly reorient marketing and production to serve the urgent needs of their communities. By Elizabeth Henderson The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep craters in the U.S. food supply chain.…

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