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EUROPE SOON TO HAVE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE VIA ASTRAZENECA

EUROPE SOON TO HAVE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE VIA ASTRAZENECA »

13 Jun, 2020
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Earlier this month France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands joined forces to form the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance,  in order to have a stronger negotiating position in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. All EU member states will have the opportunity to sign up to the deal, under the same conditions as the
alliance members. But something might go wrong at the last minute and production might just end up where all pipe dreams go — down the drain!

A Stateside Story: Financial Inequity between Races still Rampant

A Stateside Story: Financial Inequity between Races still Rampant »

13 Jun, 2020
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Economists Moritz Kuhn, Moritz Schularick and Ulrike I. Steins: “Historical data reveal that no progress has been made in reducing income and wealth inequalities between black and white households over the past 70 years.”

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU »

15 May, 2020
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At a minimum, there seems to be a willingness among business and labor to work together in order to overcome the extreme social and economic difficulties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic in Spain and in the Eropean Union.

THE OLD & NEW NORMAL

THE OLD & NEW NORMAL »

5 May, 2020
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The New Normal?  (Pic: Bart Everson)

 

Compiled by Jack Wright Text: J. Wright

 

 

PANDEMIC IN VENICE

PANDEMIC IN VENICE »

25 Apr, 2020
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Piazza San Marco: solemn, majestic, always full of tourists, now incredibly empty. Whatis there left for us these days? Perhaps the knowledge that the absurd
frenzy of our life, racing towards emptiness, is not inevitable.

EUROPE’S “HEARTFELT APOLOGY” TO ITALY

EUROPE’S “HEARTFELT APOLOGY” TO ITALY »

19 Apr, 2020
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Too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand. For that, it is right that Europe as a whole offers a heartfelt apology. But now the real Europe is standing up, the one that is there for each other when it is needed the most. Now Europe is where paramedics from Poland and doctors from Romania save lives in Italy. Where ventilators from Germany provide a lifeline in Spain. Where hospitals in Czechia treat the sick from France. And where patients from Bergamo are flown to clinics in Bonn. . .

THE CORONA CRISIS: MY TRANSOCEANIC ODYSSEY

THE CORONA CRISIS: MY TRANSOCEANIC ODYSSEY »

15 Apr, 2020
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‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ is the theme song of my life. It was the few days before lockdown began in Spain that Monday in mid March. I knew I would enjoy the time for solitude that the lockdown would provide. I would have plenty of time to read, write and meditate upon what I want to do with my life as a 23-year-old recent college grad. But my parents preferred me to come home. Dear Spain, muchas gracias for the short time we had together. We’ll see each other soon, once the gods permit.

THE WORLD BANK’S CONCLUSION ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 IN EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA

THE WORLD BANK’S CONCLUSION ON THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 IN EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA »

15 Apr, 2020
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The more successful the containment policies are, and the flatter the infection curve is, the deeper the economic recession becomes. The positive note: there may even be long-term benefits from the lifestyle changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic which are bound to generate innovation and productivity increases; they will be there long after the crisis has passed.

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll!

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll! »

8 Apr, 2020
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Be kind to each other while you can. You never know when it will be your last chance.

SIGN OF THE TIMES – 2

SIGN OF THE TIMES – 2 »

6 Apr, 2020
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Give me pictures any time!