Easing of Lockdown
How Trump managed to lead the world with the worst response to COVID-19 pandemic

The United States leads the world in terms of absolute numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as deaths. Vijay Prashad looks into how the US continues to fail to contain the spread of coronavirus

Brazilian unions reject return to classes without safe conditions

Brazilian educational and healthcare workers took to the streets on July 29 to denounce the decision by the state government to return to in-person classes while the pandemic rages on

COVID-19 tightens its grip on the African continent

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat provides a detailed overview of the economic, social and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the African continent

Victims of reopening in Brazil: Stories of those who contracted COVID-19 going back to work

São Paulo begins a new phase of reopening, but flexibility has its victims, expert warns of infection rate increase

Nigeria COVID Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country

According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people

COVID spike US US adds 50,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day spike, reopening reversed in several States

The fresh surge in the daily reported cases in the US has pushed several State administrations to reconsider plans to reopen their economies 

South Africa accounts for a third of Africa’s total COVID-19 cases

Since 65% of all testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals, questions are being raised if the most vulnerable sections of the population, which includes the majority of South Africans, are being tested sufficiently for COVID-19?

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic

Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence

Pakistan COVID 19 Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases

Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.

Bangladesh interview Manisha Chakraborty Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh

The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Reopening in São Paulo is sending “population to the slaughterhouse,” warns COVID-19 specialist

Domingos Alves questions the criteria used to allow the reopening, arguing that the decision goes against data

Americas are the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) criticizes relaxing social isolation measures in the region

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