Coronavirus

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    Cuba’s crossroads

    The Castros are no longer in charge. Will Miguel Díaz-Canel, their hand-picked successor, wield a new broom of change? Wayne Ellwood weighs up the island’s options.

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    Suspending pandemic reality

    Exasperated at politicians, Nanjala Nyabola reflects on the disastrous consequences of poor leadership in a pandemic. 

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    The oxygen gap

    Nilanjana Bhowmick on oxygen inequity and the price paid by her country’s citizens.

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    Vaccine hopes and fears

    The complications of the vaccine rollout in the Philippines are myriad, Iris Gonzales finds.

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    The pandemic has worsened Brazil’s hunger crisis

    A recent study suggests that as many as six in ten Brazilians are struggling to put food on the table, reports Beatriz Miranda.

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    The Gates factor

    Nick Dowson investigates the oversized influence of Bill Gates on the global response to the pandemic 

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    Vaccine equality: who gets it?

    Heidi Chow on how to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for all, equitably and at scale.

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    ‘You’ve done nothing!’

    Stephanie Boyd reports from the Peruvian Amazon on the fight to get adequate healthcare that respects indigenous tradition. 

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    Adding pain to the pandemic

    Nilanjana Bhowmick on the recent legislation steamrolled through parliament that has disadvantaged working people and gripped India’s farmers in protest.

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    The hidden debt of care

    It’s essential work yet it is undervalued across the world. Amy Hall makes the case for putting care front and centre.

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    Chile’s social uprising: One year on

    Carole Concha Bell speaks to defiant protesters who have been met with violence and intimidation ahead of Chile’s historic plebiscite to overturn Pincohet’s constitution.

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    Safeguarding without snooping

    Nick Dowson explores options for monitoring people in the interest of public health while respecting their privacy.

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    A human story

    Economies in a tailspin will need a different vision to steady them, believes Dinyar Godrej.

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    View from Africa

    Abandoned by the state, self-organized health workers in Kenya are absorbing the brunt of the pandemic, writes Nanjala Nyabola.

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    Doctors priced out

    Joylean M Baro on how Zimbabwean doctors on the frontlines of Covid-19 care have been priced out of treatment. 

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    Let the light in

    Carole Concha Bell on how projectionists have been censored for criticizing the Chilean government’s pandemic response.

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    5 polluters making the pandemic pay

    Amy Hall gives a rundown of some of the companies and industries who have ramped up their ruinous activities during Covid-19.

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    View from India

    Schoolchildren are falling through the digital divide, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

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    In Brazil, conspiracies are for professionals

    QAnon has a lot to learn from Brazil, writes Leonardo Sakamoto.

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    Can workers reset the system?

    Tansy Hoskins on how garment makers could be better protected in future.

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    Death by Covid-19 – or hunger?

    The pandemic has left millions of people on the brink of starvation. Hazel Healy asks why our food system is failing the poorest so badly – and offers a glimpse of a more equitable path. With extra reporting by Mohamed Camara.

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    To fight Covid-19, Africa must reclaim its economic sovereignty

    A global coalition of economists calls for a radical shift in Africa’s economic policy, one rooted in sovereignty and sustainability. 

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    Beyond borders

    A global pandemic demands we think in terms of global health, not vaccine nationalism, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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    Lessons from the pandemic

    How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.

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    In times of Covid-19, black people die twice in Brazil

    Leonardo Sakamoto reflects on the police killing of João Pedro Matos Pinto, a 14-year-old black boy, and one of many Brazilian George Floyds.

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    A green recovery

    Jake Woodier on the climate activists challenging corporate bailouts for the world’s polluters

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    A national disgrace

    Hannah Vickers on England’s abandonment of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

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    View from africa

    Nanjala Nyabola on the mask mandate and personal freedom.

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    The interview: Sarojini Nadimpally

    Fresh from organizing deliveries of PPE to frontline workers, social scientist Sarojini Nadimpally speaks to Amy Hall about women’s health, the Covid-19 crisis and the inequalities it has exacerbated.

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    Covid-19 testing: Where did England go wrong?

    Amelia Schofield of We Own It draws on lessons from contact tracing success stories around the world.

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    Introducing...Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Richard Swift on the ambiguous figure managing the WHO’s pandemic response. 

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    Criminalizing hunger

    In Chile, state security forces are increasingly detaining, beating and harassing the volunteers of community-led soup kitchens. Carole Concha Bell speaks to the organizers resisting this intimidation.

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    The trouble with normal is it always gets worse

    A clamour to return to the status quo after Covid-19 would be bad news for people and the planet, argues Richard Swift. We may never get a better chance for a new normal.

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    First class patients

    In Brazil, the rich, who infected the poor, are now buying ICU flights for themselves.

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    Covid-19 cannot be an excuse for more toxic air

    Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up with worse air quality than ever before unless we make radical changes. Amy Hall writes.