Category: Coronavirus

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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US pushes conspiracy theory on China’s coronavirus death toll to deflect from Trump administration failures

A widely disseminated and highly dubious story asserting China concealed tens of thousands of deaths originated from a US government propaganda outlet and a veteran member of a right-wing anti-China cult.

By Ajit Singh

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Our nativist freakout about China hides the real origin of the coronavirus. It’s political, global, and made in the USA.

We’re facing something that’s more difficult than a medical emergency. We’re facing a political fight against the most powerful corporations in the world.

By Yasha Levine

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As Washington privatized pandemic preparation, the national security state left Americans defenseless against coronavirus

Responsibility for pandemic preparation was privatized under the Obama and Trump administrations. It’s time to face down the national security state that wasted trillions on imperial wars and abandoned Americans to fight coronavirus alone.

By Gareth Porter

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