The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for over seven months now.  It has directly killed over 800,000 people and, indirectly, caused massive losses to people who are mostly unseen.  While I do not have the figures for this ‘collateral damage’, I have no doubt that it is many times more than the 800,000 deaths.  Vulnerable…

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En Français, Español, Português US and Western Europe have so far been the hardest hit by the coronavirus with over 80% of cases worldwide – but there’s good reason to think that the Developing World will ultimately suffer most.  According to a recent report, 40 million lives may be at risk this year (see my previous…

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Em Português, русский With 80% of coronavirus deaths in Western Europe the focus of the world’s media has understandably been there. The UK had 260 deaths today and has had over 1,000 deaths overall. But COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world. Among these are 27 countries with between 3 and 40 deaths today…

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En Français, Español, Português. It’s the early hours of the morning, and I’m standing in a cholera camp looking at the scene around me. There are people everywhere – on beds, on benches, on the floor, even lying in wheelbarrows. Sunken eyes look up at me as I look at the line of IV drips…

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