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Category: Third World Poverty
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Covid-19 pushes US hospitals to the brink as cases in India soar 6.7.2020 Raw Story
Officials warned on Sunday that US hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed by the upsurge in coronavirus cases as India saw its tally of confirmed cases soar to almost 700,000. The US has struggled to respond to the devastation wrought by the virus, with its national death toll rising to near 130,000 out of 2.8 million confirmed […]
Latinx and refugee workers and their families are dying from a COVID outbreak at a Tyson Foods’ NC chicken plant 3.7.2020 Raw Story
COVID-19 has carved a path of illness and death through the immigrant and refugee communities scattered across the Appalachian foothills of western North Carolina whose labor keeps Tyson Foods operating and ensures a steady supply of chicken tray packs for grocery-store shelves and processed food for restaurants across the country. COVID-19 took the life of […]
Megha Majumdar Has Written a Thriller for the Least Summery Summer Ever 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
In the opening pages of Megha Majumdar’s new novel, A Burning, Jivan witnesses a terrorist attack at a train station in Kolkata, India. Scrolling through Facebook later, she sees a clip of a woman wailing that nearby police officers did nothing to save her daughter trapped inside a train. “If the police didn’t help ordinary […]
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How secret deals could keep a COVID-19 drug out of reach for millions 2.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists say Gilead Sciences has signed agreements that could prevent the antiviral drug remdesivir from reaching dozens of hard-hit countries.

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Op-Ed: There have been periods of turmoil before — but not with Trump at the helm 29.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The fall election could well turn on whether, after four years of Trump, the country is simply exhausted and needs a respite.

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How an Indian slum became an unlikely COVID-19 success story 25.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Mass screenings and quarantines have helped contain the coronavirus in Dharavi, home to 1 million people.

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Big Tech Is Using the Pandemic to Push Dangerous New Forms of Surveillance 22.6.2020 Truthout.com
Data from new smartphone apps being used to track COVID infections can easily be weaponized against groups of ...
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 370 ways Donald Trump failed to keep us safe from the coronavirus 22.6.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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How ‘vaccine nationalism’ could block vulnerable populations’ access to COVID-19 vaccines 17.6.2020 Raw Story
Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine candidates are currently being developed. The way emerging vaccines will be distributed to those who need them is not yet clear. The United States has now twice indicated that it would like to secure priority access to doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Other countries, including India and Russia, have taken similar stances. […]
New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm 16.6.2020 Raw Story
More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans. More than eight million people have now been infected with the virus […]
Far-flung coronavirus outbreaks 'took over the planet' 12.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus alarms ring louder after worldwide new cases hit a single-day high.

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Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 9.6.2020 Raw Story
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How? Unfortunately, this child […]
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Can it happen here? Bill Moyers says it’s happening right before our very eyes 6.6.2020 Raw Story
At 98, historian Bernard Weisberger has seen it all. Born in 1922, he grew up watching newsreels of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as they rose to power in Europe. He vividly remembers Mussolini posturing to crowds from his balcony in Rome, chin outthrust, right arm extended. Nor has he forgotten Der Fuehrer’s raspy voice […]
Outside of the US, the World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots 6.6.2020 Truthout.com
The United States is paying the price for denying people what Malcolm X called "the right to be a human ...
Thousands in Paris protest racial injustice as George Floyd killing resonates beyond US 3.6.2020 Raw Story
Riot police fired tear gas Tuesday as scattered protesters in Paris pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorized demonstration against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics. Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United […]
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‘Moment of reckoning’: Cornel West says nationwide unrest is a sign that the American ’empire’ is ‘imploding’ 1.6.2020 Raw Story
As thousands from coast to coast took to the streets this weekend to protest the state-sanctioned killing of Black people, and the nation faces its largest public health crisis in generations and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, professor Cornel West calls the U.S. a “predatory capitalist civilization obsessed with money, money, money.” […]
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Pandemic puts up to 86 million children at risk of poverty: study 28.5.2020 Raw Story
The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday. That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty worldwide to 672 million, an increase of 15 percent over […]
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NBC Gently Describes Biden as ‘Rusty’ for ‘You Ain’t Black’ Gaffe 27.5.2020 NewsBusters
After the long Memorial Day Weekend, ABC and CBS hoped you had forgotten about Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” gaffe. The two networks on Tuesday avoided a recap of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s insistence that you can’t be African American and vote for Donald Trump. On the Today show, however, Andrea Mitchell gently brought the topic up, describing Biden as ...
India backs hydroxychloroquine for virus prevention 27.5.2020 Raw Story
India’s top biomedical research body on Tuesday backed the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine as a preventive against coronavirus, after the WHO suspended clinical trials of the drug over safety concerns. The endorsement from the Indian Council of Medical Research came a week after US President Donald Trump said he was taking the drug as […]
Trump ‘willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of American lives for his personal fetish’: activist 26.5.2020 Raw Story
We look at conditions for workers as all 50 states reopen their economies in Part 2 of our discussion with historian and author Mike Davis, whose latest piece for Jacobin is headlined “Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell.” In it, he writes: “A volcanic rage is rapidly rising to the surface in this […]
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