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  1. Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    May 21 (IPS) - Fake and bogus cure claims are a longstanding, but neglected public health problem. Throughout recorded history, plagues have inspired anxiety and desperation. Time and again, this public nervousness has proved a fertile ground for false cures and claimants to thrive. In this sense, recent claims of COVID-19 cures and antidotes are no exception.

  2. As COVID-19 Burns, World’s Forgotten Wars Continue to take Toll on Civilians as Well

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    JUBA, South Sudan, May 21 (IPS) - Earlier this year, just before the coronavirus virtually shut down international travel, I sat under a mesquite tree and listened to a rambling speech by a South Sudanese general at a military base outside of the capital, Juba.

  3. COVID-19 - China Tells World Health Assembly They Did their Best

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - At the World Health Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said they did their "best to stem cross-border transmission" of COVID-19 and help other nations.This week's 73rd World Health Assembly had member states adopt a resolution to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will also undergo  an evaluation for its response to the outbreak.

  4. Checkmate! China’s Coronavirus Connection

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    NEW DELHI, May 20 (IPS) - Coronavirus outbreaks in China and later across the globe have been unprecedented in both its scale and impacts. In the era of changing world order, this pandemic has drawn the global attention towards the threats posed by the non-traditional security challenges.

  5. Will UN Chief & Senior Management Volunteer Pay Cuts in Crisis-Stricken World Body?

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - As a spiraling financial crisis threatens to undermine the UN's day-to-day operations worldwide, a proposal being kicked around, outside the empty corridors of the UN, has triggered the question: will senior officials, including the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Under-Secretaries-Generals (USGs), including 60 heads of UN agencies, Funds and Programs, and Assistant Secretaries-Generals (ASGs), volunteer to take salary cuts— even as a symbolic gesture?

  6. EXCLUSIVE: In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic We Are Only as Strong as the Weakest of Us

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    GENEVA, May 19 (IPS) - When the COVID-19 virus travelled from Wuhan, China halfway across the world through Europe, the Americas and beyond in the space of a few weeks, it gave us proof, if one was ever needed, of how tightly interconnected we all are.

  7. Africa Needs a DOVE Fund: Or Should We Starve So We Can Pay our Debts?

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - ub-Saharan Africa has a debt problem. According to the most recent World Bank debt statisticsin 2018 the region had about $493 billion in long term external debt.

  8. Covid-19 Straw Breaks Free Trade Camel’s Back

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19 (IPS) - Economic growth is supposed to be the tide that lifts all boats. According to the conventional wisdom until recently, growth in China, India and East Asian countries took off thanks to opening up to international trade and investment.

  9. The Hotting-Up of the Sino-American Spat: Most Dangerous Side-Effect of Covid-19?

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    May 18 (IPS) - When the United States and China signed the First-Phase of their Trade Agreement in January this year, President Donald Trump called it a "momentous step", and the world believed they had stepped back from a dangerous brink. But, alas, to cite an idiom that is so current today, it was but a ‘false positive'. As the globe reels from the surgoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that the rapid deterioration of US-China relationship can become one of the worst side-effects of this raging virus.

  10. United States Leads the World in Covid-19 Deaths

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 18 (IPS) - It's an indisputable fact: the United States leads the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths. As of 15 May, three months after the country's first confirmed coronavirus deaththe US death toll from the pandemic has reached a remarkable 88,000 deaths. That rising figure is more than double the number of coronavirus deaths of the next highest country, the United Kingdom at 34,000 deaths.

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