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Coronavirus alarm blends Yellow Peril and Red Scare

Coronavirus Alarm Blends Yellow Peril and Red Scare

Gothamist photo (1/31/20) of Asian Americans wearing surgical masks, illustrating a story about the absence of coronavirus (at that point) in New York City.

By JOSHUA CHO

As an Asian-American, I’m not surprised that there are numerous reports surfacing of racist and xenophobic responses arising in the US (and elsewhere) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, where “coughing while Asian” is being compared to “driving while black.” In case there are any doubts that media coverage is being racialized, reports about new coronavirus updates in the US, particularly in areas like New York City, are using unrelated header images of East Asian people wearing face masks to drive the impression that Chinese people are unique carriers of disease, even when they aren’t Chinese. Continue reading

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NATO & EU first: Human rights organizations criticize obstruction of Covid-19 vaccine supply to poorer countries

WROCLAW, POLAND – FEBRUARY 19, 2020: Word UNITY made of wooden letters, and NATO FLAG (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) with flags of member countries in the background. promesaartstudio – stock.adobe.com

The Canadian government has signed purchase agreements with seven different pharmaceutical companies for up to 418 million doses of the various Covid-19 vaccines under development – far more than it needs for its own population. This is said to be hedging bets in case some vaccines do not pan out as well. These companies are Pfizer-BioNTech (U.S.-Germany), Moderna (U.S.), Medicago (Canada), University of Oxford-AstraZeneca (UK-Sweden), Johnson & Johnson (U.S.), Novavax (U.S.) and Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline (France-Britain). German-foreign-policy.com reports on the global consequences of the rich countries securing most of the supplies for themselves. Continue reading

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Herd immunity not a proven way to reopen society WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a brief on April 24 which says that there is “currently no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies would be protected from a second infection. They would nonetheless, end up with “some level of protection,” the WHO subsequently clarified. Continue reading

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Online Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group in response to Covid-19

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Virtual Summit “United against COVID-1” was held May 4, via videoconference, chaired by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The meeting took place in the format of the Contact Group, which includes regional representatives. Continue reading

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World Health Organization advice to public for COVID-19 containment

The World Health Organization has issued the following advice to the general public on basic protective measures against the new Coronavirus COVID-19:

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Strict comprehensive measures urgently recommended to contain the disease and protect the population

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised strict comprehensive measures to contain the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) and to protect the population, including quarantine, testing, contact tracing, social distancing, and direct population/community mobilization. On February 20, the WHO published a report which noted: Continue reading

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Cuba develops four cancer vaccines, ignored by the media

Cuba.cimavax-vaccineThe fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the monopoly media have completely ignored this reality.

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UN concealing report on Iraqi deaths and illnesses caused by U.S. radiation

Global Research (September 15) – THE World Health Organisation has categorically refused, in defiance of its own mandate, to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of depleted uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.  Continue reading

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