World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that some countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the U.S. where medical workers sounded warnings over a “disturbing” lack of hospital preparedness.
The epidemic has wreaked havoc on international business, tourism, sports events and schools, with almost 300 million students sent home worldwide.
Religions around the world have also been affected: The Vatican said Pope Francis may have to change his schedule, Bethlehem was placed under lockdown.Read More »
As coronavirus fears spread, a world-renowned virologist has explained when Covid-2019 will fade away and, whether medical masks are of any use.
Around the world, public anxiety grows, with people embarking on panic buying and even fighting for medical masks.
But for initiated professionals, the Covid-2019 is just one of many epidemics that come and go without inflicting devastating losses to humankind.
Virologist Dmitry Lvov, who made his name on researching the most dangerous viruses in the former USSR and beyond, explained why this is the case during a sit-down with journalist Anton Krasovsky for RTD’s ‘Epidemic’ series.Read More »
A Journal of People report
The on-going U.S. presidential election race is an area for learning politics in capitalist state. Following are a few of the huge number of incidents going around the race, which show a part of the politics.
Bloomberg’s millions go to waste
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than half a billion dollars of his own cash to buy himself a place in the race. Yet, despite spending a whopping $500 million on ads, the idea of Bloomberg as president never took off with voters.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Effects of Hospital Consolidation in Colorado, a report by Jared Gaby-Biegel, published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), can easily be the stand-in for what is broken in America’s health care system. What is clear from this report is the damage done by hospital consolidation and the cascading harm that follows – to health care insurers, patients, and communities.
The report shows how hospital consolidation leads to soaring charges for services that, in turn, push insurers to either consolidate or drop out. Patients are stuck — either in a health insurance desert, or with an insurance deductible so high they can’t afford to use it. Meanwhile, hospitals have split into the have and have-nots. Urban and wealthy suburban hospitals, even so-called nonprofit hospitals, rake in the profits, while rural hospitals teeter on the edge of financial insecurity.
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by Kriston Capps
CityLab, March 2, 2020
Fifteen years ago, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s audacious public art installation debuted in New York City’s Central Park. We’ll never see anything like it again.
When the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude arrived in New York City from Paris in 1964, the view of Lower Manhattan from their place aboard the transatlantic liner S.S. France stuck with them. Soon after, the married couple, who dreamed of making installations on an urban scale, decided they wanted to do something for their adopted hometown. Christo sketched out an idea, a drawing over a photograph snapped by Jeanne-Claude. His drawing showed two towers, 2 Broadway and 20 Exchange Place, wrapped in fabric and tied up in rope — skyscrapers packaged like gifts to the city.Read More »