• Global CO2 emissions to drop 4-7% in 2020, but will it matter?

    May 27, 2020 10:51

    Lead author Corinne Le Quere, a professor at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia said “Population confinement has led to drastic changes in energy use and CO2 emissions,” adding, “However, these extreme decreases are likely to be temporary, as they do not reflect structural changes in the economic, transport or energy systems.”

  • COVID-19 cases spark concern in Rohingya refugee camps

    May 27, 2020 10:36

    Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar's Rakhine and neighboring Chin State are considered at particularly high risk of COVID-19 for a number of reasons, including active conflict and travel restrictions. More than 8,000 civilians, mostly ethnic Chin Christians, fled fighting in recent months between the military and the Arakan Army group in the Paletwa and Matupi townships which border Rakhine.

  • From Kenya to Bangladesh, mask-making has become a thriving cottage industry

    May 26, 2020 08:39

    Regina Catrambone, Cofounder of Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), which has worked in Bangladesh since 2017 says “When we saw in other countries how fast the coronavirus pandemic was spreading, we thought about how we could use our resources to help prevent the spread in Bangladesh.

  • Trump says doctors and nurses “running into death” is “beautiful thing to see”

    May 26, 2020 08:36

    As healthcare workers across the U.S. continue to protest the federal government's failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment and ensure strict workplace safety standards to protect them from Covid-19, President Donald Trump on Thursday—standing in front of stacked boxes of medical supplies—said that frontline nurses and doctors "running into death just like soldiers run into bullets" is "a beautiful thing to see."

  • Trump wanted less testing because Jared Kushner said it would spook Wall Street

    May 26, 2020 08:28

    US President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner discouraged efforts to ramp up testing for weeks after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. over of concerns that a rising number of cases might spook Wall Street, according to a new report.

  • 54,000 US deaths could’ve been prevented if distancing were introduced March 1

    May 25, 2020 17:30

    A newly released study from Columbia University concludes that tens of thousands of Americans likely died from COVID-19 due to the initial inaction and slow response to the disease from the Trump administration.

  • Trump pressures CDC to lower COVID death count by changing calculation method

    May 25, 2020 08:07

    US President Donald Trump and members of the White House's coronavirus task force have put pressure on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to alter how it counts virus deaths, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday.

  • US workers are afraid of returning to work amid pandemic. Will there be a general strike?

    May 25, 2020 07:59

    Calls for a general strike in the US are growing as millions of people consider going back to work after months of quarantine. Could a mass work stoppage be on the horizon?

  • Native American health clinic in US receives body bags instead of requested COVID-19 testing kits

    May 24, 2020 13:40

    Seattle-area Native American health center in the US in April received body bags instead of requested equipment to handle the coronavirus in what tribal officials described as a “metaphor” for how the Indigenous population is being treated by local, state, and federal governments around the country as the pandemic continues to rage.

  • Challenges for South Asia in, and after, pandemic

    May 23, 2020 15:18

    In less than three months, Covid-19 has made a serious impact on our lives. Worldwide almost 2 million are now infected and more than a hundred thousand have died.