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Covid 19 and religion

Humans have adhered to religious beliefs for thousands of years. Many belief systems fly in the face of advice for self and other protection against the current contagious virus. Here we have an example in the news this month: Israeli … Continue reading

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Covid-19-driven need

“With few exceptions, the richer the wealthy become, the more selfish they behave, from severely diminished contributions to charities to the failure to exert leadership to reverse the breakdown of society. Take all the failures of the election machinery from … Continue reading

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Food industry: China reports 10.4% (35/338) of swine workers were positive for G4 EA H1N1 virus

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/swine-flu-strain-human-pandemic-potential-increasingly-found-chinese-pigs In 2018 there was widespread African swine flu reported https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/06/african-swine-flu-is-causing-alarm-in-china-and-beyond And we all worry that we may have a repeat of the 2009 H1N1 type pandemic running alongside Covid 19. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic Making a vaccine through ‘reassortant’

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Africa: the suffering of DR Congo peoples

Coronavirus adding to their misery. Please follow this website: https://congoinconversation.fondationcarmignac.com And this website: https://www.icij.org/investigations/paradise-papers/switzerland-opens-criminal-probe-into-glencore/?utm_source=ICIJ&utm_campaign=ed8fb2f734-0707_WeeklyEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_992ecfdbb2-ed8fb2f734-82075869 And as the elite demand their electric cars to virtue signal to the rest of us, we see the “dirty secrets” behind the making of such … Continue reading

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