Covid-19 and the mirage of herd immunity

By Osy Ekwueme Sweden has just admitted that its hands-off approach to the COVID-19 has backfired spectacularly, resulting in a higher death toll, that has unfortunately claimed the life of a friend, a colleague. Very sad, that it has come to this. The recent death toll in Sweden, is more…

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Biden America in the eyes of Arabs

By Robert Bernstein and Rachelle Abboud A YouGov/Arab News poll of 3000 respondents in 18 Arab countries conducted in October 2020 to gauge the pulse of the region’s preferences between two U.S. presidential candidates, incumbent Donald Trump and challenger, Joe Biden reveals a mixed opinion of citizens of Middle East…

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The National Mask Mandate: Is it enforceable?

By Osmond Ekwueme When Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, he spoke of his national plan to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of that plan, he said, was a national mask mandate. “We’ll have a national mandate to wear…

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Democracy’s Deficit or Darkness?

By Uchenna Ekwo Around the democratic world, citizens seem to be in outright revolt against government and the elite. Should that be surprising? Saqib Qureshi points out that, between 1989 and 2019, “the top 1 percent of Americans by way of wealth became US$21 trillion wealthier while the bottom half…

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