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25.09.2020

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

By William Petri – The Conversation With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these… »

04.07.2020

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

With unemployment nearing Great Depression levels and many still waiting on any government support, a new person-to-person relief economy is forming. By April M. Short The responses of governments around the world to the pandemic and its resulting economic impacts are revealing and varied. As officials enact measures to keep… »

02.07.2020

With the Pandemic, the Time Has Come to Put Limits on Private Property

With the Pandemic, the Time Has Come to Put Limits on Private Property

Today the world is fighting a pandemic. Sooner or later the health issue will be resolved, but the economic consequences will be devastating, perhaps worse than those of the collapse of 1929, if a global recovery plan and a global redistributive shock are not implemented. But such a plan cannot… »

29.04.2020

Why Did the World Health Organization Wait Until March to Declare a Global Pandemic?

Why Did the World Health Organization Wait Until March to Declare a Global Pandemic?

The 2005 regulations pushed on the World Health Organization by the United States and the Europeans hampered the WHO’s ability to declare an emergency and a pandemic. By Vijay Prashad When U.S. President Donald Trump cut off his government’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of his grievances was… »

21.04.2020

Expensive face masks? Welcome to the free market!

Expensive face masks? Welcome to the free market!

These days there is a lot of outrage among people because of the exorbitant increase in the price of face masks when they are needed most. Even the governments of different countries have to compete with each other for masks, and that competition is usually won by the one who… »

11.04.2020

Love in a Dangerous Time

Love in a Dangerous Time

By Mike Ferner – counterpunch A profusion of anonymous axioms and memes floods social media these days but one remains my very favorite: “It’s like we’ve all been sent to our room to think about what we did.” My friends, if there ever was a nation that needed a “time… »

03.04.2020

After the pandemic: the “what”, the “how” and the “who”

After the pandemic: the “what”, the “how” and the “who”

There is much debate about what the world will be like after the pandemic, and we really don’t even know when that will be. It may be that in some countries contagion will peak in a few weeks and then decline, but simultaneously contagion may advance in other nations. We… »

27.03.2020

‘World Leaders Seem in Denial’: Demands for Radical Global Action on Coronavirus as Virtual G20 Summit Ends With Vague Promises

‘World Leaders Seem in Denial’: Demands for Radical Global Action on Coronavirus as Virtual G20 Summit Ends With Vague Promises

“Only the most radical reset, akin to a post-world war overhaul of the international economy, will allow us to rebuild the international economy in a way which means we can tackle future pandemics.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Leaders of the world’s largest economies expressed confidence after… »

25.03.2020

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of COVID-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism. By Prabir Purkayastha The COVID-19 pandemic is now moving at a speed that the world had not anticipated a few weeks back. It reached its first 100,000 infected in 67 days, then doubled… »

24.03.2020

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. While up to 30% of the American population might soon be out of work and everyday people are struggling to afford basic necessities like food and rent, Boeing has the audacity to… »

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