Granma | April 06, 2020
Expressing gratitude for the assistance being provided by a brigade of Cuban doctors in the Italian region of Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the new SARS COV-2 virus, the nation’s Communist Party sent a message to the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and to President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
The letter notes the great value of the brigade’s cooperation, with the Italian public health system at a time of serious national emergency.
“After years of cuts in public health allocations, our health system is today in great difficulty, despite the selflessness and relentless work of our doctors and health workers, in the trenches fighting the coronavirus today, as well.Read More »
by Aleksandr Buzgalin, translated by Renfrey Clarke
LINKS International Journal of Socialist Renewal | April 01, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the most acute problems of our collective life, its main contradictions.
One aspect of this is constantly being exacerbated by the mass media: we have come to fear one another. We dream of cutting off international contacts. We want to refrain from personal communication. In everything, we see the hand of the Chinese (Americans, Italians, Russians – insert as required). One more step, and racism will start appearing. We have begun talking about the birth of a “new world”, in which people are not just scared to shake hands with one another, but are afraid of one another in general…Read More »
Countercurrents | April 08, 2020
Total confirmed coronavirus, officially COVID-19, cases in Africa was 10,427 while the number of recovered patients was 1,074, and the number of confirmed deaths was 519. The virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks. Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread coronavirus infections. With few doctors and fewer ventilators, countries in Africa fear they are defenseless against the inevitable spread of coronavirus. Many sub-Saharan countries are more vulnerable.
There are now more than 10,000 cases on the continent, with infections in every country but one (tiny, landlocked Lesotho).Read More »