Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based blogger, photographer, activist, digital rights enthusiast, former political aide, and former international development administrator. Obert is the founder and editor of The Zimbabwean Progressive and The Canadian Progressive, both of which are independent political blogs dedicated to producing fearless, evidence-based, adversarial, unapologetic, progressive and activism-oriented journalism situated right at the intersection of politics, technology and human rights. Follow Obert on Twitter: @Obiemad
Delta, the “most transmissible” of the eleven currently identified variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, “has been identified in at least 85 countries, and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations,” according to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Life-saving COVID-19 vaccines donated in 2022, instead of this year, “will be far too late” for millions of people “who are dying today, or being infected today, or at risk today” in the low- and middle-income countries of the Global South, says WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Prioritize immediate access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines for “billions” of people in the Global South over obscene profits for pandemic profiteering Big Pharma, UN human rights experts tell the leaders of the world’s largest economies ahead of this weekend's G7 summit in the UK.
First, Trump voluntarily nuked “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” his own blog, created only at the beginning of May. Then on Friday, Facebook announced that the former U.S. president's suspension from Facebook and Instagram, initially announced in the wake of the deadly Jan 6. U.S. Capitol insurrection, would be extended to two years.
COVID-19 was a "preventable disaster" that became a pandemic due a lack "global political leadership," according to a recent report issued by a WHO-appointed high-level panel co-chaired by former Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Laureate and Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state, and Helen Clark, the former prime minister of New Zealand.