• Barbados PM slams rich nations for failing on climate, COVID and inequality

    Barbados PM slams rich nations for failing on climate, COVID and inequality

    Sep 27, 2021 16:35

    Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley delivered a scathing indictment of the rich and powerful during her address at the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, September 24th, condemning the leaders of wealthy countries for refusing to take basic steps to end the coronavirus pandemic, tackle the climate emergency, and usher in a more just society.

  • Terrorism or pandemic, Arba’een is unstoppable

    Terrorism or pandemic, Arba’een is unstoppable

    Sep 27, 2021 16:14

    Heartfelt condolences to you all on a very poignant anniversary. Today in Iran is the 20th of Safar or Arba’een, the anniversary of the traditional 40th day of the Immortal Martyr of Karbala, Imam Husain (PBUH), when our grief becomes fresh for the world’s most heartrending tragedy.

  • 100 million doses of COVID vaccines hoarded by rich nations are set to expire

    100 million doses of COVID vaccines hoarded by rich nations are set to expire

    Sep 23, 2021 19:22

    A new analysis projecting that 100 million COVID-19 vaccines stockpiled by rich nations and set to expire by the end of the year could be left to waste is prompting an outcry from social justice campaigners who warn of a potential “atrocity” as poor nations are refused access to doses.

  • US COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of 1918 pandemic

    US COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of 1918 pandemic

    Sep 23, 2021 19:22

    The US has passed 675,000 deaths, the estimated toll from the 1918 pandemic, which for a century had been the worst pandemic to hit the country.

  • COVID hospitalizations hit crisis levels in southern ICUs

    COVID hospitalizations hit crisis levels in southern ICUs

    Sep 16, 2021 20:23

    Hospitals in the southern United States are running dangerously low on space in intensive care units, as the Delta variant has led to spikes in coronavirus cases not seen since last year’s deadly winter wave. One in four hospitals now reports more than 95 percent of ICU beds occupied — up from one in five last month. Experts say it can become difficult to maintain standards of care for the sickest patients in hospitals where all or nearly all ICU beds are occupied.

  • 800,000 New Yorkers just lost federal unemployment benefits

    800,000 New Yorkers just lost federal unemployment benefits

    Sep 15, 2021 19:56

    From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has been pummeled economically unlike any other large American city, as a sustained recovery has failed to take root and hundreds of thousands of workers have yet to find full-time jobs.

  • BMA to issue damning critique of government over COVID crisis

    BMA to issue damning critique of government over COVID crisis

    Sep 15, 2021 19:43

    Chronic neglect of the NHS, poor pandemic preparedness and flawed government policies have contributed to the appalling impact of the Covid-19 crisis in the UK, according to a damning assessment from the British Medical Association.

  • Pfizer accused of holding Brazil ‘to ransom’ over vaccine contract demands

    Pfizer accused of holding Brazil ‘to ransom’ over vaccine contract demands

    Sep 13, 2021 15:18

    Pfizer has been accused of holding Brazil “to ransom” over demands to shield itself from possible vaccine side-effect lawsuits in its contract to supply the country with 100 million COVID jabs.

  • US for-profit health system is worsening a nursing shortage amid delta’s surge

    US for-profit health system is worsening a nursing shortage amid delta’s surge

    Sep 10, 2021 19:49

    As the Delta variant continues to rage in the United States, maxing out many of the nation’s intensive care units, Americans face a severe deficit in direct care nurses and caregivers in their hospitals.

  • Native American tribes enforce mask mandates regardless of state bans

    Native American tribes enforce mask mandates regardless of state bans

    Sep 03, 2021 09:03

    As sovereign nations, Indigenous groups and Native American tribes are using their authority to make their own rules to protect students and teachers as COVID-19 cases surge.