The Global Climate Crisis Is the New Frontier of Justice

January 04, 2022

These past two years have made the international community finally realize that complex global challenges and crises will not go away easily and are likely to become the norm rather than the exception in this turbulent 21st century. First, the COVID-19 pandemic is obviously far from over....

COVID Has Forced Us to Rethink Education and Exams
December 20, 2021

COVID Has Forced Us to Rethink Education and Exams

Amid the Pandemic, Eating Disorders Are on the Rise
December 15, 2021

Amid the Pandemic, Eating Disorders Are on the Rise

Playing Russian Roulette With COVID-19 “Cures”
December 01, 2021

Playing Russian Roulette With COVID-19 “Cures”

Debate Over COVID-19 Is Exactly What Austria Needs

Debate Over COVID-19 Is Exactly What Austria Needs

November 30, 2021

Fair and well-balanced discourse is something I profoundly encourage, especially regarding a contentious topic such as COVID-19. The more we openly present and discuss facts with each other in today's polarized climate, the better we will fare in reaching common ground and...

The Debate Over COVID-19 Continues in Austria

The Debate Over COVID-19 Continues in Austria

November 27, 2021

At first, I was curious when I saw an article on Fair Observer by Ahmed Khalifa titled, “Austria’s COVID-19 Measures Have Gone Too Far.” After all, Austria is the country I currently live in, and my initial reaction to the announcement of another nationwide lockdown caused something of an...

The Meaning of Freedom in the Times of COVID-19

The Meaning of Freedom in the Times of COVID-19

November 23, 2021

Joshua Kimmich is among Germany’s most talented footballers. A key player with Bayern Munich as well as the German national team, he is an outspoken and vocal leader both on and off the pitch. Together with teammate Leon Goretzka, he founded WeKickCorona, a foundation that raises money to...

Austria’s COVID-19 Measures Have Gone Too Far

Austria’s COVID-19 Measures Have Gone Too Far

November 22, 2021

On Friday, news broke about a nationwide lockdown in Austria, which comes into effect on November 22. This was coupled with a government decision to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 a legal requirement by February 2022. The result was a flood of demonstrators descending onto the streets of...

The Vaccine Pushback Is Bad, But Wait for the Climate One

The Vaccine Pushback Is Bad, But Wait for the Climate One

November 19, 2021

I’ve only had to show my vaccination card a couple times — to eat in a restaurant in New York City, to see a play in Washington, DC. I was happy to do so. Once inside, I was relieved to be among the vaccinated. Most Americans have gotten vaccinated because they simply want protection from...

In Switzerland, the COVID-19 Certificate Divides Opinions

In Switzerland, the COVID-19 Certificate Divides Opinions

November 16, 2021

Switzerland is in the news again, and not in a positive sense. Quite the contrary: In no country in Western Europe are COVID-19 vaccine skeptics as vocal and militant as in the confederation. And for good reasons. In Switzerland, most major policy questions such as defense, immigration and...

Will Brazil See Justice for the Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Will Brazil See Justice for the Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

November 04, 2021

On October 26, Brazil’s senate approved the final report of its investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, exposing malign policies and widespread corruption. The main conclusion of the six-month-long probe conducted by the COVID-19 Parliamentary Inquiry...

China, the Bogeyman of the New Cold War

China, the Bogeyman of the New Cold War

October 27, 2021

Associated Press reporter Nomaan Merchant has been listening to the latest warnings from the US intelligence community that wants the public to understand it is time to be seriously afraid of China. It’s not just about Beijing’s military might. The real problem is that the Chinese are thieves,...

Alt-Medicine: How the Far Right Weaponizes Vaccine Hesitancy

Alt-Medicine: How the Far Right Weaponizes Vaccine Hesitancy

October 21, 2021

Religious groups and alternative medicine advocates have always been resistant to vaccines. But in the current COVID-19 anti-vaccination movement, they have mutated into variants of the far right in a violent mush of anti-establishment conspiracies, white supremacy and anti-Semitism. Religion...

Merck’s Gesture to Save Humanity

Merck’s Gesture to Save Humanity

October 19, 2021

The media announced last week what appears to be a major breakthrough in pandemic news. It could be a turning point in the history of a pandemic that will soon celebrate its second birthday. “In the not-too-distant future,” according to MarketWatch, “you may be able to walk into a doctor’s...

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