Category: Coronavirus

While Bolivia’s coup regime lets its citizens die, Cuba has nearly defeated Covid-19

A dispatch from Bolivia shows the staggering human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves impoverished citizens to die amid a pandemic. In Cuba, meanwhile, the country’s socialized system has saved its population from the worst of Covid-19.

By Ollie Vargas

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With US support, Taiwan planted deception about warning World Health Org of Covid

Taiwan’s claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about Covid and “human-to human-transmission” has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There’s just one problem: it’s totally false.

By Ajit Singh

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Why the Bill Gates global health empire promises more empire and less public health

Behind a veil of corporate media PR, the Gates Foundation has served as a vehicle for Western capital while exploiting the Global South as a human laboratory. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to intensify this disturbing agenda.

By Jeremy Loffredo and Michele Greenstein

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Across Colombia, red flags of despair fly as harsh Covid lockdown is extended for a third time

Colombia’s infection rate is relatively low, but its ruthlessly enforced lockdown is causing hunger and nationwide anger. In the working class districts of Bogota, signs of desperation are everywhere.

By Nash Landesman

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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller.

By Max Blumenthal and Ajit Singh

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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria

A look at recent USAID schemes from Pakistan to Syria shows US empire can be very hazardous to your health.

By Max Blumenthal

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Haïti au bord du précipice en raison des ravages du coronavirus et des dirigeants imposés par les États-Unis

Alors que le gouvernement d’Haïti, soutenu par les États-Unis et largement méprisé, encourage officiellement la distanciation sociale pour restreindre la propagation du Covid-19, la dure réalité est que la majorité de la population est probablement en train de se diriger vers l’immunité collective, un cas de figure dans lequel beaucoup seront infectés dans la rue plutôt que de mourir de faim à la maison.

Par Jeb Sprague et Nazaire St. Fort

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As Nicaragua confronts Covid, its US-backed opposition exploits the pandemic to create chaos

Nicaragua’s right-wing opposition is waging an information warfare campaign to undermine the elected Sandinista government, spreading fake news on coronavirus, while the state takes a balanced approach with close attention to the working class and poor.

By Ben Norton

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Colonialism & coronavirus: 800,000 Haitians may die of COVID-19

Gutted by US-allied, neoliberal governments which have controlled the country since 2004, Haiti’s healthcare sector braces for a potential catastrophe.

By Anya Parampil

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Haití en el precipicio mientras el coronavirus y el liderazgo impuesto por EEUU hacen estragos

Mientras que Haití es ampliamente despreciado, el gobierno respaldado por Estados Unidos promueve oficialmente el distanciamiento social para reprimir al Covid-19, la cruda realidad es que la mayoría de la población probablemente se dirija hacia la inmunidad colectiva, donde muchos decidan infectarse en la calle en lugar de morir de hambre en casa.

Por Jeb Sprague y Nazaire St. Fort

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