Science for the People

Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States By W. T. Whitney Jr. March 19, 2020 Governments, according to Thomas Jefferson, are supposed to guarantee people’s rights to “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” COVID 19 has out people’s lives and health in the spotlight now. What kind of tools do governments …

National shutdown: SA’s R13.85 billion response to COVID-19 pandemic

By Andile Mngxitama Do you know that the South African government’s R13.85 billion package to deal with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic is: i. just 7.5% of the wealth of Johann Rupert who is worth R103.4-billion? ii. just 7.4% of the wealth of Nicky Oppenheimer who is worth R102.98-billion? iii. less than the …

SA COVID-19 shutdown: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s full speech

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image credit: @PresidencyZA/Twitter Cyril Ramaphosa My fellow South Africans, It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat this grave public health emergency. The response of the South African people to this crisis has been remarkable. Millions of our …

Haiti Confirms First Two Cases of COVID-19

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise. | Photo: EFE Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, in a press statement at the National Palace, revealed on Thursday the first two cases of people infected by the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country. Moise said the unidentified patients that tested positive for COVID-19 had been quarantined. He declined to release further …