María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”
Spain has become the first European country to record more than one million cases with France set to follow suit. Italy, Germany and the UK are badly affected too
None of the four drug/drug combinations that were deployed in the WHO’s SOLIDARITY trial were found to be effective in reducing mortality, not even the much-hyped anti-viral drug Remdesivir
Ending a pregnancy in case of sexual abuse or when the woman’s life is at risk, has been the law of the land since 1940
With rich countries and big pharma companies getting proactive, there is widespread apprehension about access and price of the vaccine for countries that need it most.
The resolution does not reflect the reality of millions of Brazilians; perspectives are bleak with passing of new laws
The WHO, warts and all, still stands for global cooperation and fostering public health policies, and is the only instrument we have for global coordination. It is hated by the right-wing precisely for these reasons.
Kamal Abu Wa’ar, who suffers from throat cancer, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. He is currently in the Assaf Harofeh medical center and in a critical condition according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society
The airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a house where people had gathered for a celebration led to the death of at least 11 people according to the UN humanitarian coordination office. Houthi sources said the death toll was 24
While in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, the death toll is counted in the thousands, in Argentina Fernández’s administration took drastic, timely measures and seems to have controlled the cases. Prioritizing economy or health, two political approaches that lead to very different outcomes.
Brazilian social leader Jessy Dayane discusses how Bolsonaro’s position on coronavirus has undermined efforts to contain the spread of the virus and has resulted in the unnecessary sacrificing of lives
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