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Fight for HR & racial justice overriding coronavirus risk?

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) – The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20 people – whether at a social event, a wedding, a political rally or even a funeral. Read More »

Vitamin not a ‘miracle cure’ but may fight Covid-9

A new study from researchers at Trinity College Dublin has hypothesized that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to higher mortality rates from COVID-19. Published in the Irish Medical Journal, the report analyzed vitamin D levels of older people in countries heavily affected by the coronavirus and found that places with high death rates from COVID-19, including Italy and Spain, ... Read More »

Climate Action Can Help to Fight Pandemics

By Aaron Bernstein BOSTON – The COVID-19 crisis has brought economies around the world to a standstill. Huge swaths of manufacturing have been idled, and sectors such as aviation and tourism are largely shuttered. Amid all the economic ruin, some have pointed to a supposed silver lining: cleaner air. But while it is true that today’s lower air pollution will ... Read More »

All kinds of gatherings restricted in BD to fight Covid-19

UNB – The government has imposed a restriction on all kinds of political, social, cultural and religious gatherings in an effort to contain the further spread of novel coronavirus in the country. Besides, people having fever, cough, influenza or other symptoms of Covid-19 as well as family members of coronavirus-infected patients and those come in contact with the patients have ... Read More »

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat  fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky above dense forest in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where bright orange flames from various ... Read More »

US seniors fulfill dreams, fight depression with virtual reality

Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens. “You’re in a world you don’t know, but it’s very beautiful and very important for me to see,” 78-year-old Silva said after taking off ... Read More »

Fight against dengue unites DNCC, DSCC

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB)- Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday informed the High Court that they will launch a three-day crash programme against mosquitoes to tackle the dengue menace. Two lawyers of DSCC and DNCC, Barrister Taufiq Inam Tipu and Advocate Sayeed Ahmed Raja informed the matter before a bench of Justice Tariq ... Read More »