Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live | News

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The respiratory disease has killed almost half a million people in seven months. More than five million have recovered. Here are the latest updates: Sunday, June 28 21:00 GMT – Global number of deaths tops half a million  The global number of…

A Polanyian Reading of the Global Political Economy – E-International Relations

The 19th century planetary economic system that Karl Polanyi critically analysed in his The Great Transformation  (GT) ([1944] 2001) displays a sharp resemblance with its present-day equivalent. It would be no exaggeration to characterise both as a ‘stark utopia’ (Polanyi, 2001). This essay argues that this is not simply because of the occurrence of two…

COVID-19 has Further Marginalised Persons with Disabilities — Global Issues

Containment measures, such as physical distancing and self-isolation, may be impossible for those who rely on the support of others to eat, dress, and bathe. Credit: Bigstock Opinion by Srilakshmi Bellamkonda (hyderabad, india) Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Inter Press Service HYDERABAD, India, Jun 16 (IPS) – Since the beginning of the year, more than 200…

Forgotten Children — Global Issues

Opinion by Satyajeet Mazumdar (mumbai, india) Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service MUMBAI, India, May 15 (IPS) – Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also…

Amid Covid-19 Hunger Fear Mounts in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Hamida Begum, 37, works as a house maid. She and her husband, a daily labourer are now jobless. The little food they have won’t feed their five member family. Credit: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan (dhaka, bangladesh) Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 29 (IPS) – The world is…

OSINT Global Trendline Report: COVID and the Americas

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Global coronavirus deaths pass 200,000: Live updates | News

The coronavirus global death toll exceeded the 200,000 threshold, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against countries issuing so-called “immunity passports” to those recovered from COVID-19, saying there is no evidence yet the previously infected cannot be reinfected. In the United Kingdom, an additional 813 people…

Vietnam Winning New War Against Invisible Enemy — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14 (IPS) – Vietnam, just south of coastal China, is the 15th most populous country in the world with 97 million people.According to its Ministry of Health (MoH), as of 13 April,…