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‘Get Rid of Them’: A Statue Falls as Britain Confronts Its Racist History

Mark Landler (New York Times) When demonstrators dumped the monument to a slave trader into Bristol Harbor, they galvanized a debate that echoes conversations happening in the American South about statues of Confederate generals. Protesters throwing the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol Harbor on Sunday.Credit…Ben Birchall/Press Association, via Associated Press LONDON … Continue reading

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How the Hamieds are saving the world

Sujata Anandan (National Herald, India) Heart-warming story of the Hamieds, who set up CIPLA and have been saving lives When CIPLA started producing generic medicine, the US complained of patent-violation. Indira Gandhi stood by CIPLA. It is ironical therefore that the US should now dial India for supply of HCQ Khwaja Abdul Hamied was a … Continue reading

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Spanish flu: The deadliest pandemic in history

By All About History  (Live Science) Reference article: Facts about the Spanish flu. An emergency hospital during Spanish flu influenza pandemic, Camp Funston, Kansas, c. 1918 (Image: © Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine) In 1918, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, … Continue reading

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Ancient plagues

Irfan Husain (Dawn, Pakistan) AS we endure the coronavirus, with all its suffering, discomfort and death, we would do well to reflect on other times, other plagues. In other words, there have been far worse pandemics over the centuries. Some of them devastated civilisations, and brought cities, tribes and nations to their knees. Just as … Continue reading

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Racism infecting battle against corona pandemic

Daily Mirror How many times should one say and how loud should it be said that the coronavirus does not discriminate on the  How many times should one say and how loud should it be said that the coronavirus does not discriminate on the grounds of ethnicity, social status and political power? It is a … Continue reading

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