Tag Archives: pandemic

COVID 19 and the Lessons of Xenophobia

If history is to serve as a guide, xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.

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COVID 19: An Outbreak Anywhere Is an Outbreak Everywhere

One fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will be popular calls to put deficient health care on par with committing crimes against humanity during times of war.

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Coronavirus: Information, Misinformation, Disinformation and Outright Lies

In the Trump era, we urgently need to equip ourselves better for the basic requirements of contemporary truth management. Here is your guide for survival in a very contested field.

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Lebanon, COVID 19 and the Arrival of the IMF

Protesters in Lebanon have plenty of reason to bemoan the autocratic response of the government — and its inability to deal with the economic crisis.

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Trump Threatens China

Will Trump unleash a new trade war that could seriously impede the post-corona recovery?

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Next After COVID: A Computer Pandemic?

The coronavirus-induced shift to more digital life highlights a new source of significant worry: Computers are also very susceptible to infections by viruses.

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COVID 19 and the Marshall Plan Illusion

Why the Marshall Plan would be turned down by today’s European leaders.

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Time for China and the WHO to Fess Up

The Australian government’s proposal for an independent international enquiry on the COVID 19 crisis is a much-needed constructive initiative.

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The Saudis’ War in Yemen Is a Crime Against Humanity

For Saudi Arabia, which leads the Sunni Muslim world, to act as brutally as it has in Yemen is a gross violation of Islam and constitutes crimes against humanity.

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COVID 19: Post-Truth Age – Or Facts Making a Comeback?

In crises, there is no room for “post-truth.” Denying facts and the truth endangers lives. Peddling misinformation for political purposes proves too reckless, even for populists.

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