Stories about Health from June, 2020
The rise of artemisia in Cameroon in the fight against COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Cameroon, many who believe in local herbs have turned to the potent artemisia plant as the government reopens the economy in the country.
COVID-19 super-spreaders and Indonesia's ‘New Normal’
One religious event held in March is suspected of causing virus outbreaks in 22 provinces, health authorities said.
Azerbaijan declares strict weekend lockdown after surge in COVID-19 cases
There may be further weekend lockdowns to come, depending on how the country's COVID-19 curve develops in coming days.
For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter
"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Spain’s extreme right supporters protested in Madrid
"Fascism is also a virus"
In Nicaragua, people apparently die of ‘pneumonia’, not COVID-19
The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018.
Who fact checks online disinformation in West Africa’s Bambara language?
Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.
Restarting Caribbean economies under threat of COVID-19
As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing.
Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19?
Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?
How COVID-19 is intensifying content moderation’s flaws
Internet platforms have always struggled with free expression, misinformation, and hate speech. But the COVID crisis has elevated those problems to a new level
COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Collateral damage
I did not plan to write this diary for 77 days. Writing is a kind of conversation – with myself, and with others.
COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: A day of arranged mourning
"Today is a sunny. I always look forward to a sunny day when it is cloudy. But the sunlight today feels so ironic."
As COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation, is the internet safe for women in the Middle East?
Women activists and journalists experience are particularly targeted online in attempts to intimidate, sow disinformation and discredit their work.