Commentary: COVID-19 – an ageing world makes it harder to fight pandemics

Commentary: COVID-19 – an ageing world makes it harder to fight pandemics

LONDON: The global fight against COVID-19 has triggered a surge of interest in the 1918 to 1920 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people around the world. But while we can learn lessons from the past, we must recognise what is different this time and tailor our response accordingly. Advertisement Advertisement Above all, society […]
Fight climate change like COVID-19: UN

Fight climate change like COVID-19: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations on Wednesday (Apr 22) urged the world to fight climate change with the same determination as it is showing in the battle against COVID-19. The UN’s World Meteorological Organization said it was time to flatten the curve on climate...
Migrant workers left out in Thailand’s fight against COVID-19

Migrant workers left out in Thailand’s fight against COVID-19

BANGKOK: May Oo Sen is among millions of people in Thailand who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2009, she moved from Myanmar’s Kayin state for a job in Bangkok, where she works as a maid with a cleaning company. Every month, the firm deducts 80 per...