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Covid-19, sad politics

Abbas Nassir (Dawn, Pakistan) COVID-19 is a threat to humanity and should have been seen as such, but some countries and leaders placed the well-being of their economy and other concerns above their citizens’ health — with predictable results. Populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson thought they could wish away the deadly … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Not a tropical hoax but grave cause for global precaution

Rajan Philips (Island)   Four weeks ago, on February 28, Donald Trump called the coronavirus “their (Democrats) new hoax”, at a rally of his faithful followers in South Carolina. There were 64 Covid-19 cases in the US then, and no deaths. The next day, he assured the Conservative Political Action Conference that he had everything … Continue reading

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On political sins committed during the covid-19 panic

Sunday Times A global health pandemic is not the time for political upmanship. It is also the worst time to engage in flagrant violations of justice in the exploitative belief that the uproar therein would be muted when the citizenry is in survivalist mode. At any point, this would be abhorrent but to do so … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pride and Paranoia

Daily FT   Life in Lockdown Land 2  In human history, if one cares to look, a pandemic disease is the most predictable of all global catastrophes. It has happened so many times that we have chosen not to remember.  Starting from the Bubonic plague to the HIV/AIDS pandemic we have a long history of doing … Continue reading

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Keeping ball under water

Island Editorial  Humanity stands humbled as never before. Covid-19, which is spreading fast across the world, has spared hardly any country. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epicentre of the pandemic could shift to the US, unless stringent action is taken to curb its spread. More than 472,000 Covid-19 patients have been detected, … Continue reading

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