WATCH | 5 DEATHS IN 10,000 CASES, EPIDEMIC IS ON ITS WAY OUT, SAYS OXFORD EXPERT

Sat 30 May 2020: COVID-19 has a death rate of only 0.05 percent, and the coronavirus pandemic is “on its way out” of the UK, according to a leading epidemiologist at the University of Oxford in an interview with UnHerd’s Lockdown TV. Professor Sunetra Gupta’s estimation is far lower than some other prominent epidemiologists who have put the number at […]

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WATCH I IS SYRIA’S PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD TURNING ON HIS CRONIES?

Tue 26 May 2020: The inner circle of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has always been tight, and any disputes within the ruling family were kept strictly behind closed doors. Until recently. There is a rift between the president’s cousin Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian government, and it is very public. Makhlouf has long been considered […]

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WATCH | FROM SUPER SPREADERS TO SUPER SAVIOURS: TABLIGHI JAMAAT MEMBERS DONATE PLASMA

Tue 28 April 2020: Tablighi Jamaat chief, Maulana Saad Kandhavli, who was booked for culpable homicide after thousands of attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin tested positive for COVID-19, appealed to COVID-19 survivors from the Muslim community to donate blood plasma for the treatment of other patients. Courtesy: The Wire Think your […]

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CAN AFRICA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM COPE WITH CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?

Tue 21 April 2020: How will sub-Saharan Africa handle the fallout of COVID-19? Plus, oil prices and Germany’s opposition to ‘coronabonds’. Sub-Saharan Africa could be plunged into its first recession in 25 years as the global health crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus wreaks havoc in the region. Many countries, like Nigeria, Angola and South Africa, […]

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COVID-19 IN BRITAIN: THE DEATH TOLL AND THE MEDIA DEFERENCE

Sat 18 April 2020: From ‘herd immunity’ to lack of testing, Britain’s coronavirus response. Plus, Israeli surveillance during COVID-19. On The Listening Post this week: From “herd immunity” to lack of testing, Britain’s coronavirus response has needed more media scrutiny. Plus, Israeli surveillance under cover of COVID-19. COVID-19 in Britain: The death toll and the media deference […]

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IS THIS THE END OF CAPITALISM? – MOLLY CRABAPPLE AND PAUL MASON

Wed 08 April 2020: What is the role of art and technology in repression and resistance, and how can community combat social breakdown? On this episode of Studio B: Unscripted, award-winning illustrator and writer Molly Crabapple is in conversation with best-selling author and journalist Paul Mason. Molly Crabapple has chronicled the stories of the marginalised while […]

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IS BIG TECH THE NEW EMPIRE? – MARIA RESSA AND CHRISTOPHER WYLIE

Wed 01 April 2020: The Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower and Filipino journalist discuss Facebook, fake news, and information warfare. In this episode of Studio B: Unscripted award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Christopher Wylie discuss the weaponisation of information and how social media threatens democracy around the world. In 2012, Ressa set up […]

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PANDEMIC PROVES THERE IS ONLY ONE WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY

Wed 01 April 2020: The mighty dollar shows reserve currency dominance. Plus, India’s banking troubles and travel industry under COVID-19. Rich nations have spent more than $9 trillion so far on tackling the economic fallout from COVID-19. And more spending is on the way as governments try to ensure there is a functioning economy post […]

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