Without a significant social welfare plan, enforcement of the lockdown will continue to worsen inequality in India.
COVID-19 makes even more necessary a very different kind of economics if we are to build socially just and ecologically sound futures.
Post-pandemic, it’s going to get a whole lot worse for the poor.
Half of India’s 1.3 billion people are food insecure which means they lack access to sufficient safe and nutritious food.
Chloroquine is not yet proven to work against COVID-19, though news reports originating in China have speculated otherwise.
Without strong interventions consisting of preparatory, containment and delaying strategies, COVID-19 will result in over 1.6 million lives lost in the US alone.
Is Modi’s government capable of managing the pandemic?
Coronavirus may fundamentally reshape some areas of how we live our lives.
By learning from a MERS outbreak in 2015, South Korea was prepared and acted swiftly to ramp up testing when the new coronavirus appeared there. Meanwhile, the U.S., plagued by delay and dysfunction, wasted its advantage.
Iran has become the poster child of what happens when the public distrusts a government that has a track record of being untransparent from the outset of a crisis.