#Covid-19 updates: Countries with the Women Leaders – The Best Coronavirus Reponses

Writer and translator Nevzat Erkmen, the first translator of James Joyce’s Ulysses into Turkish, has lost her life due to Covid-19. He was also the translator of Carlos Castaneda’s books and Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.
Around half of the 600 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Ellwangen camp in Baden-Wurtenburg, in southern Germany. Camp residents, many of them families, are forced to share facilities with those infected as police impose a lockdown.

Forbes – Avivah Wittenberg-Cox – Apr 13

Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and this…

The Washington Post – Josh Rogin – Apr 14, 3:00 AM

In January 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing took the unusual step of repeatedly sending U.S. science diplomats to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which had in 2015 become China’s first laboratory to achieve the highest level of


Turkey’s Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,500, Total Cases Near 70 Thousand

In the last 24 hours, 115 people died and 4,281 positive test results were found, according to the Health Ministry.
Mat Hennek has been shooting street scenes devoid of people for years. Then reality caught up.
The author’s first daughter shares time with her great-grandfather Giuseppe, born in 1925 and recently deceased. Daniela Valsecchi

Our elders are dying one by one, oak trees struck down by an acceleration of greed and skepticism. The generation that was raised in the angst of World War II is gone.

The Rise and Spread of a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

From an interview with an obscure Belgian doctor to apparent arson attacks in the UK, the unfounded claim that the

On the early afternoon of December 15, the gavel fell at the UN COP25 conference in Madrid. The weeks of negotiations over crucial pieces of the Paris climate agreement reached four years earlier had ended in failure. Despite spending nearly two days longer than scheduled, thousands of delegates departed the convention halls deadlocked on the basic rules required to move forward.

There’s plenty of blame to go around. But by most accounts, Australia, Brazil, and the US—each now run by nationalist leaders who rose to power in part on promises to defy global demands for greater climate action—took special pains to thwart progress.

Confirmed infections neared 2 million, with more than 120,000 dead, and the I.M.F. predicted the worst global downturn since the Great Depression. New York City passed 10,000 fatalities.

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