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UN Secretary-General calls for a global ceasefire


Reading Time: < 1 minute With the world facing the ongoing battle with Covid-19 and a race to find a vaccination and sustainable treatment drugs, the United Nations has recognized the threat and has put forth a request to assist in curving the threat of this virus. While most organizations, governments, and businesses have turned their attention to reducing the…

Factsheet: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Reading Time: 2 minutes Official name: COVID-19 Also known as: 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease; SARS-CoV-2 Type: Coronaviruses; there are many different types as the name indicates, the virus is related to the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003. It is however not the same virus. Classification: respiratory illness Causes/origin: The…


Brexit and populism


Reading Time: 4 minutes This is a re-post of a blog post I did on own blog in 2016. Three years later and Brexit still hasn’t happened or has it? The one constant in Europe thus far has been populism. The word Brexit shows everything wrong with politics these days. And not just with politics and politicians but also…