9 min read It is arguable that the world has yet to feel the full effects of the lockdowns that were imposed on us. Should lockdowns be a pandemic policy instrument? Our excess death inquiry continues.
6 min read Part 1 of 3 | Were scientists like South Africa’s Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, lauded by media and leaders globally, neutral with regards to political pressures in their approach to the Covid response? Part 1 of this series looks at Karim’s life and work under the religious mantle of science.
< 1 min read Leo Biddle has been working in field conservation and the illegal wildlife trade for the last 20+ years; with a large focus on rescue and rehabilitation of primates and indigenous Bornean wildlife. Leo founded the charitable organisation “Project Borneo”, whose work is, and was, almost exclusively funded by a number of nonprofit businesses Leo created. These businesses also funded multiple grassroots childrens’ charities and other animal charities. However, the last 2 years of the pandemic have effectively destroyed much of this work, with Leo now only caring for a few animals. Leo has made good use of of his time by exploring the many complex issues surrounding the pandemic.
< 1 min read In this discussion, David Bell (PANDA) and Toby Green (Collateral Global) will discuss the devastating impacts of the Covid response in poor countries around the world: what has happened, why it has happened, and what can be done to make sure it does not happen again? They will bring their combined expertise in public health and world history and colonial history to the question of continuities of power and inequality, and how this reversion to the medical colonialism of the first half of the 20th century has taken place.