Vijay Prashad and Noam Chomsky call for an investigation of the failure of the governments of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi and others to break the chain of the infection.
Tag: coronavirus crisis
COVID-19: The Case Against Herd Immunity
Marcello Ferrada de Noli has studied Sweden’s response to the virus and advises countries elsewhere to reject the neoliberal model and survive instead.
COVID-19: Africa Should Focus on Tax Evaders, Not Debt Payment
The financial response to the pandemic lies with the digital giants, the champions of tax evasion, writes Léonce Ndikumana. He also recommends raising taxes on companies benefiting from the virus, such as the pharmaceutical sector.
COVID-19: National Insecurity & the Pentagon Budget
The first real test of whether the U.S. has learned the right lessons from the pandemic will be when the Budget Control Act expires next year, writes Mandy Smithberger.
COVID-19: Trump Covered Up Dire Reports
A House committee released reports showing that the president’s public proclamations about the virus diverged from findings of White House experts.
COVID-19: Poverty Weaponized By Elite as US Eviction Crisis Looms
This is America, writes Caitlin Johnstone. This is what America is designed to be. The head of a vast, globe-spanning empire needs its rank-and-file citizens to be poor, powerless, and brainwashed at all times.
COVID-19: Neglected, Sacrificed: Over 65 During the Pandemic
Shortages of beds, staff and equipment made doctors discriminate against older persons and prioritize those younger, with more chances of survival, writes Isabel Ortiz.
COVID-19: Brazilian Health Workers File ICC Complaint Against Bolsonaro
Catholic bishops in Brazil are also accusing the government of systematically using “unscientific arguments.”
COVID-19: Australia Pours Money Into Insane US War Games Yet Won’t Support Its Own Citizens
Australia is not a real country, and it doesn’t have a real government, writes Caitlin Johnstone. It is functionally nothing more than a U.S. military/intelligence asset.
COVID-19: Time to Cancel Foreign Debt is Overdue
In the face of “three pandemics” — coronavirus, unemployment and famine — Vijay Prashad says meager debt-suspension programs are not enough.