COVID-19 – Global

We should applaud the Cuban health system

By Medea Benjamin
Reposted from New Frame
May 5, 2020

“Impoverished and blockaded Cuba not only has better health indicators than the United States, but its international medical efforts also save thousands of lives a year.”

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Spain’s Hospitals Have Suffered Death by a Thousand Cuts

By Brais Fernández
Reposted from Jacobin
March 30, 2020

“Spain’s requisitioning of private hospitals is a fine example of government mobilization to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet the country’s overwhelmed wards also show how neoliberal policies have chipped away at public health care — starving hospitals of resources while siphoning them off to paid-for alternatives.”

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Universities must help shape the post-COVID-19 world

By Ira Harkavy, Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Hilligje van’t Land
Reposted from University World News
April 18, 2020

“The safe prediction that the world will change leaves open the form and direction this change will take. But it cannot and should not be left unguided, subject to those seeking to re-establish old systems of power. We contend that higher education must play a major role in helping to shape the post-COVID-19 world and do so by reshaping higher education itself.”

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