Covid-19 Crisis

Are Two Off Days Enough to Satisfy Students’ Mental Health?

By Rebecca Diers – SUNY Cortland Before the spring semester started at SUNY Cortland, administrators announced that there will be no spring break this year because of Covid-19. In an attempt to still give students some sort of break, they…

Humanizing the World vs Going Back to Normal

After months of waiting, the highspeed vaccination train is finally leaving the station, and hopefully, soon, they’ll be room for everyone on board. It is perhaps the first time in history that every human being on our planet has faced…

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Interview by Kester Kenn Klomegah In this insightful and wide-ranging interview, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer of Global Center on Adaptation discusses the organization’s establishment, its main objectives, challenges and the plans for the future. The Global Center on…

Life Online: College Students’ Perspective on Remote Learning

By Rebecca Diers – SUNY Cortland With almost no warning, life for college students last year went from sitting in classrooms with their professors and peers to viewing them on a screen. Now, almost a year later, this is still…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Can’t Be Managed—It Has to Be Eradicated

The real answer to our dire situation is maddeningly obvious: adopt a strong elimination strategy rather than trying to chaotically manage a disease that is overwhelming us. By Sonali Kolhatkar For millions of Americans who believe that COVID-19 is real,…

Living in Turbulent Times: College Students’ Reactions to Recent Challenges in America

By Rebecca Diers – SUNY Cortland For the past several months, Americans have faced numerous challenges in regards to politics and how American citizens feel the country should be run. These recent events have been incited by both Republicans and…

Mitch McConnell Wants to Let Corporations Kill You Without Consequence

This is beyond immoral. This is ghastly, and should have been at the top of every news story in America for the past six months. By Thom Hartmann Probably the most under-reported story of the year has been how Mitch…

No, China Didn’t ‘Stall’ Critical Covid Information at Outbreak’s Start

By Joshua Cho – FAIR.ORG FAIR (6/21/20) has criticized various conspiracy theories propagated by corporate media alleging a coverup of crucial information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Chinese government, as well as the…

Coronavirus in Africa, Less Deadly than Elsewhere in the World

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Politicians and medical experts, at first, feared that Africa would be deadly hit by the coronavirus pandemic during the first half of 2020. With its large population and fragile health systems, Africa has recorded the lowest…

The Difference Between the U.S. and China’s Response to COVID-19 Is Staggering

By Vijay Prashad and John Ross In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus. Trump admitted that the virus was virulent,…

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