Coronavirus
New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans

In a new report, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangement in its genome.

Lack of PPE, equipment may affect Ghana’s response to COVID-19

With over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, Ghana is the worst affected country in west Africa and the second-most affected in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa

Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance

The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff

The exodus of finance from the third world

This unwillingness of finance to stay in, or move to, the Third World, is impairing the ability of several countries to pay for their imports and to service their external debt

Protests in Lebanon continue, physical distancing style

A large number of protesters gathered and shouted slogans from inside cars in order to maintain physical distancing in light of COVID-19

In Argentina, putting people over profits helps contain COVID-19

Manuel Fonseca, doctor and militant of Frente Patria Grande from Argentina, spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Latin America and the Caribbean in the eye of the COVID-19 storm

Several reports by international and regional organizations have been published on the economic and social impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the region

Migrant workers take to the streets in India as lockdown gets extended

At least 3,000 migrant workers in the Indian metropolitan Mumbai took to the roads on April 14 demanding transport to go back home.

OPEC+ production cut The OPEC+ deal on oil production: what are the implications?

Total global production of oil may go down by 15% with promises from some non-OPEC countries as well. However, this may not be sufficient to stop the fall in international oil prices

COVID-19: On types of tests and speculation on Indians’ ‘immunity’

Professor Satyajit Rath talks about the debate over community transmission, the effectiveness and optimum use of rapid tests, and claims by certain scholars regarding the supposed slow spread of the disease in India.

COVID-19 crisis brings to light the need for a much stronger public sector

The situation is such that the public sector, long maligned by neoliberal economists and weakened by governments beholden to neoliberalism, is playing a major role in the fight against coronavirus

Could COVID-19 bring down the US empire?

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies compare the responses to COVID-19 across the world and how the pandemic impacts US hegemony

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