Tag Archives: covid-19

Government Putting Their Citizens First is not Greed

Nick Cohen of the Observer asks Why can’t we tackle Covid and climate heating? His answer? “Nationalism and stupidity”. I certainly agree with the second one. Even if you think humans are nothing more than a selfish, tribal species who … Continue reading

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China Emits 30% of CO2, But We Should Pay For It

Larry Elliott, economics editor of the Guardian, writes Fairness will be key to successfully tackling the climate crisis. Is he saying that the Chinese will need to do their share to reduce CO2 emissions? The report from the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

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CBC Uncritically Endorses World Economic Forum Policies

According to the CBC, Buying our way out of pandemic malaise is hurting the planet, experts say. Whenever “experts” are quoted, I’m immediately skeptical. What do they say? Who do they work for? As COVID-19 infection numbers eased in recent … Continue reading

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Gates Gives Away His Money, Still Gets Shit On

Sandi Doughton, writing in the Seattle Times, asks Have Gates Foundation efforts to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 helped — or hindered? Let’s see how she answers her rhetorical question. For more than two decades, ever since it set out … Continue reading

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Lock Downs Are Not the Solution to Global Warming

First, it was “global warming”, then “climate change”, “global heating”, “climate crisis”. Now Vox proclaims that “Back to normal” puts us back on the path to climate catastrophe. The constant ratcheting up of the terminology makes the media look like … Continue reading

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A Libertarian Perspective on Covid-19

There is a vast spectrum of opinion on Covid-19 and the SARS2 corona virus. One end believes that governments should declare martial law and forcefully lock down their people, in the extreme, extending such lock-downs indefinitely to prevent climate change. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Climate Change Are Not Comparable

Aaron Wherry writes for CBC news that the climate crisis is still a massive threat — even in the middle of a pandemic. The profound and urgent threat of climate change still hangs over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government — quite … Continue reading

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Who Will Have Access to the Coronavirus Vaccine?

The Guardian asks How will the world’s poorest people get a coronavirus vaccine? What are they suggesting? Vaccines for Covid-19 are coming. Billions of dollars are flowing in, over 100 efforts are under way, and at least 13 leading candidates are already … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Canadian Health Care

The CBC has a new opinion piece by Dr. Anca Matei that posits that COVID-19 exposes truth of globalization – wealth does not always equal health. I’m going to examine the proposition and her reasoning. The importance of public health … Continue reading

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The Guardian Smears Libertarians for Wanting Freedom

The Guardian is claiming that the ‘libertarian right’ plans to profit from the pandemic. Is this another left wing smear of libertarians? When coronavirus crept across the world in early February, talk of how different nations were dealing with the … Continue reading

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