With the US spiraling downward, a downward trajectory merely steepened by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, we’d expect other nations to suffer likewise.
China’s state media outlet Xinhua has published a short animation titled ‘Once Upon a Virus’ mocking the US response to the COVID-19 crisis using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.
Dr. Rick Bright said he “resisted efforts to provide an unproven drug on demand to the American public.”
With most people staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, Los Angeles now has some of the cleanest air of any major city.
US government officials in Washington, DC are preparing for a coronavirus epidemic in the capital similar to New York, one that could potentially cripple the government, according to US media reports.
Once again it appears that big business will get bailed out while the American people get sold out.
A new report suggests that a tax cut quietly inserted into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will add almost $170 billion to the deficit over the next ten years and overwhelmingly benefit the ultra-wealthy.
Android has a notoriously patchy update cycle, so Google is using another method to push a new coronavirus tracing feature to phones without user interaction.
The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on Monday to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world’s most impoverished countries so they can help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the nearly unprecedented societal response to COVID-19, such contact tracing apps raise difficult questions about privacy, efficacy, and responsible engineering of technology to advance public health. Above all, we should not trust any application—no matter how well-designed—to solve this crisis or answer all of these questions.
Local hospitals have their own testing sites set up now, but it’s not yet clear if they will be able to handle the extra testing now that the federal help is being withdrawn.
Instead, those drugs are being sold for thousands of dollars each, proving once again that the private, for-profit pharmaceutical industry is ill-equipped to handle a global public health crisis like COVID-19.
Regime change-hungry HRW is proudly taking credit for crushing new US sanctions on Nicaragua while pushing to escalate Washington’s economic war on Venezuela. The Grayzone presents a deep dive into the “human rights” arm of the US empire.
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MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells.