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Societal Human

10 million children may never return to school after coronavirus

An entire generation of children had their education disrupted with the imposition of lockdowns worldwide. But even as some countries are preparing to go back to normal, a report published by Save The Children says that the economic fallout due to the pandemic would force 90 to 117 million children into poverty. And as young […]

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Global Societal

Blaming protests for spread of coronavirus ignores larger systemic threats

In this June 3, 2020 article for The Verge, Nicole Wetsman criticizes the narrow focus on the possible increase of COVID-19 cases due to the Black Lives Matter protests [more recent studies have shown that the BLM protests did not fuel increased community transmission of the virus, see Black Lives Matter protests did not lead to […]

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Global Is a lockdown necessary? Societal

Black Lives Matter protests did not lead to spike in coronavirus cases

When Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests erupted around the world, many waited in fear for the eventual surge of COVID-19 infections. But a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has found that the protests did not reignite growth of coronavirus infections.  The analysis also discovered that while the protest increased the […]

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Loss of wildlife habitats & new pandemics Societal

Preventing the next pandemic

A new report published by the United Nations Environment Program says that our responses to the coronavirus will not prevent the emergence of future pandemics as they are designed to address only the health and economic symptoms of the true problem.  The report shows that even before COVID-19, zoonotic diseases already claim the lives of […]

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Global Societal

Finland schools reopening a success

This article was written by Maria Jantunen, MA (Candidate), Educational Sciences. Finland re-opened its schools on May 13. Almost two months later, there were no spikes in infection. The infection rate continued to decline as illustrated by the graphs in the article. The specialist doctor from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare stated: “children […]

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Guest Contributions Societal

Finland schools reopen successfully

Re-Opening of Schools did not increase the Number of Infections In this article I seek to analyze news and data regarding the situation of schools, how decisions have been and are made and what the legislators should consider when we approach Autumn and the end of summer holidays. I look at the Finnish situation and […]

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Societal Economic Political

Projections on how COVID-19 will reorder our societies

In this March issue of The Politico Magazine, we read some expert predictions on how our societies will be transformed by COVID-19. From this article, it is the opportunity for change is apparent. The author, however cautions: such societal transformation can go both ways. It can either lead us toward a sustainable, nurturing, and life-giving future, or […]

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Societal

Our fear of the coronavirus will change the world

In this article for Dr. Mercola, Barbara Loe Fisher looks at the ramifications of the coronavirus and lockdowns have on our societies. She also explores some of the issues surrounding the coronavirus response of the United States.  Fisher’s article shows us how fear led to entire populations to give up their civil liberties, and how governments, […]

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Censorship Societal

Corporate media is weaponized infotainment meant to control us

In this March 15, 2020 article for Vision Launch, Marc Zorn explores how corporate media is influencing our lies, and preprogramming our minds to accept their agenda.  Zorn says that there is a major flaw in the business model of corporate media. Though they profess to “serve” citizens by offering an insight to the latest news […]

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Covid&Climate Emergency Ecological Societal

COVID-19 highlights the need for clean water

Even before COVID-19 struck, the United Nations already warned against the decreasing supply for clean water. At least 2 billion people around the world are forced to drink contaminated which has led to diseases and deaths.  In this article for the National Observer published last April 22, 2020, author Maude Barlow says that supply of clean water […]