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 "Backpack ready" economics"Backpack ready" economics by Joseph Gatt
Pre-COVID, the economy around the world centered on this principle: borrow first, pay later. In a “borrow first, pay later” economy, the assumption is that sources of income are “stable” or
 Fur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink MassacreFur Trades and Pandemics: Coronavirus and Denmark's Great Mink Massacre by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“The worst case scenario is a new pandemic, starting all over again out of Denmark,” came the words of a grave Kåre Mølbak, director of the Danish health authorities, the State Serum Institute.
 Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat Warning that Patient-Physician Relationship Is Under Threat by Ovi Magazine Guest
A warning that the age old physician-patient relationship is under threat, has come from the World Medical Association.
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 Viral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech VaccineViral Optimism: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The announcement that Pfizer Inc., along with its collaborative partner BioNTech SE, had come up with a successful vaccine candidate to combat the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
 Trump, Blue Mirages and False PollsTrump, Blue Mirages and False Polls by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The great bard remarks in Henry VI: Part II that all the lawyers ought to be killed.  In entertaining this homicidal formula, William Shakespeare had yet to encounter that
 Lives Lost Through Spreading of Discredited Science Says WMA LeaderLives Lost Through Spreading of Discredited Science Says WMA Leader by Ovi Magazine Guest
The spreading of fake news and discredited science by world leaders has led to many people dying and others being exposed to Covid-19, according to the departing President of the World Medical Association. In his valedictory
 Boris Johnson at Sea: Coronavirus Confusion in the UKBoris Johnson at Sea: Coronavirus Confusion in the UK by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The tide has been turning against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Oafishly, he has managed to convert that tide into a deluge of dissatisfaction assisted by the gravitat
 Pandemic DaysPandemic Days by Nikos Laios
Ran on the beach early this morning in Bulli which is a small coastal surfing village on the east coast of Australia, and the sun rising up from the east over the wide Pacific Ocean catches wisps of mist rising up from the s
 Political will is needed to foster multilateralism in Europe - Dr. Franz Fischler saysPolitical will is needed to foster multilateralism in Europe - Dr. Franz Fischler says by Ovi Magazine Guest
Political will is needed to foster multilateralism in Europe – Dr. Franz Fischler saysBy Guido Lanfranchi On July 1st 20
 Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in VictoriaOmnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy,
 Europe and the world at 75Europe and the world at 75 by Ovi Magazine Guest
Europe and the world at 75:An occasion for the EU to reaffirm its standing on Security policies and Human RightsBy Nora Wolf
 Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and RealityInfectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
One measure of success in politics is the degree enemies imitate you, even if done insincerely and without flattery. Insincere imitation has become the preserve of a whole panoply of Donald Trump’s critics stretc
 Vaccine Nationalism, Big Promises and Warped SpeedVaccine Nationalism, Big Promises and Warped Speed by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
From sneering dismissiveness of the coronavirus as nothing more than a common cold to a grand promise to find a vaccine, President Donald Trump is all promises. “We remain on track to deliver a vaccine before the
 Wasting the Elderly: Coronavirus and the Calculus of DeathWasting the Elderly: Coronavirus and the Calculus of Death by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welled-up because of it.  In March,
 Pandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, AustraliaPandemic Reflexes: Lockdowns and Arrests in Victoria, Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Ugly.  Rough.  Police in the Australian state of Victoria muscling their way in.  
 Permitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus LockdownPermitted Unlawfulness: The New Zealand Coronavirus Lockdown by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Limitation is essential to authority.  A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited.”Lord Acton
 When will Europe uniformly learn to live with Covid-19? When will Europe uniformly learn to live with Covid-19? by Christos Mouzeviris
Since the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Europe, the continent found itself in yet another uncharted territory and utter chaos. Misinformation, panic, conspiracy theories, scaremongering, confusion, financial demi
 Blight and Revelation: Coronavirus, Austerity and the UKBlight and Revelation: Coronavirus, Austerity and the UK by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Epidemiologist Michael Marmot begins his August 10 piece in The Guardian on a sombre note.
 State of Pandemic Disaster: Melbourne Moves to Stage FourState of Pandemic Disaster: Melbourne Moves to Stage Four by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Melbourne. Being in control of a sinking ship is not enviable.  Regulations previously passe
 Fake VentilatorFake Ventilator by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 Quo Vadis Europa? Quo Vadis Europa? by Christos Mouzeviris
For the past decade Europe has shown an incredible resilience to consecutive waves of crises. After the Eurozone one, came the refugee and the Syria crisis, then Brexit and now we face a global pandemic, which unquestionably
 Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal CourtCoronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents.
 Optimism in the Thai Deep South Despite a Spike in Violence and Covid CrisisOptimism in the Thai Deep South Despite a Spike in Violence and Covid Crisis by Murray Hunter
Despite an intensive outbreak of Covid-19 infection clusters within the Thai Deep South, and a sudden spike in violent attacks by separatists, the region continues to display strong economic vibrancy.
 Total Masking: Victoria's Coronavirus ResponseTotal Masking: Victoria's Coronavirus Response by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Melbourne. The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news.
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #072nd opinion, quarantined! #07 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
  Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect Blue Steak on Lygon Street: The Mario Corniola Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Is it blue enough?” he growled in affectionate inquiry, referring to the rib eye steak with pepper sauce.  Suitably well, came the reply to Mario Corniola.
 The Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders CloseThe Coronavirus Seal: Victoria's Borders Close by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The state of Victoria is being sealed off from the rest of Australia.  On Tuesday, at 11.59pm, the border with New South Wales will be shut with publicised resoluteness.
 The Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and RisingThe Coronavirus Republic: Three Million Infections and Rising by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The United States is famed for doing things, not to scale, but off it. Size is the be-all and end-all, and the coronavirus is now doing its bit to assure that the country remains unrivalled in the
 Spiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus LockdownSpiked Concerns: The Melbourne Coronavirus Lockdown by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It all looked like it was going so well for Australia and Victoria, in particular.  They could point to the mishandling of the Ruby Princess, a cruise ship that docked in
 Walk & talk 2018Walk & talk 2018 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 While the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super ResponsibilitiesWhile the Shark Still Swims: Boris Johnson, Super Saturday and Super Responsibilities by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
By most accounts, the response of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the coronavirus pandemic has been abysmal.  When the architect of the response himself catches the vir
 Deep learning during COVID-19Deep learning during COVID-19 by Joseph Gatt
Bored during this confinement period? I would recommend “deep learning.” Different people define “deep learning” differently. I would define it simply as any activity that makes you gain expe
 Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian HistoryForeign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History by Murray Hunter
Foreign Worker Exploitation: Dark Legacy of Malaysian History Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes Two raids last month by Mala
 Dangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear IndustryDangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear Industry by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary.  Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handout
 Corrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca, Public Institutions and the Coronavirus Vaccine DriveCorrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca, Public Institutions and the Coronavirus Vaccine Drive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Putting your destiny into the hands of a drug company is much like seeking reassurances from an opportunistic pimp.  The returns are bound to mixed, dressed up in deceptiv
 ASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam's ChairmanshipASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam's Chairmanship by Ovi Magazine Guest
ASEAN, C-19 and the Vietnam’s Chairmanship By Bich T Tran COVID-19 (C-19) event is posing serious challenges for the Ass
 Death of an ex-minister in BangladeshDeath of an ex-minister in Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Earlier on Saturday, June 13, 2020, senior Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim died of massive cardiac arrest in Dhaka. He had tested positive for coronavirus when he was admitted on June 1 in a hos
 Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus and the Open Plan OfficeWelcome Deaths: Coronavirus and the Open Plan Office by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern work place, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief.  The
 Trump's Thrust to Re-open is Textbook Freudian Wish-FulfilmenTrump's Thrust to Re-open is Textbook Freudian Wish-Fulfilmen by George Cassidy Payne
The United States is the richest country in the world. It has the best hospitals in the world. The best doctors and health professionals in the world. The most sophisticated technology in the world. The most civil liberties
 World on Autopilot IIWorld on Autopilot II by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
World on Autopilot II(The UN Security Council should urgently address Covid-19 – addendum) Further to the points of view
 Budget Cockups in the Time of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors and Australia's JobKeeper SchemeBudget Cockups in the Time of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors and Australia's JobKeeper Scheme by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets.  The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals an
 One Rule for Me and Another for Everyone Else: The Cummings Coronavirus FactorOne Rule for Me and Another for Everyone Else: The Cummings Coronavirus Factor by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Leaving crises to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s management skills will never disappoint those who favour chaos and the attractions of vague direction.  The double s
 Pandemic Inquiry Wars: Australia, the United States and the Coronavirus InvestigationPandemic Inquiry Wars: Australia, the United States and the Coronavirus Investigation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Australian press and a chorus of the country’s politicians painted a misguided, blotched picture: the Scott Morrison government had achieved its goal of convincing members of the World Health Assembly that an
 Dealing with Disruptive Dislocations Dealing with Disruptive Dislocations by Prof. Michael R. Czinkota
The global uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disruption intensifies. Questions of human safety and business continuity reach far beyond the assessment of lock-down orders. In light of a pandemic, transmission expectati
 Battles over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff WarsBattles over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It promised to be bruising to both dignity and wallet.  However brazen Australian politicians have been drumming up support for an international inquiry into the origins o
 Inglorious Bastardry: Hacking for VaccinesInglorious Bastardry: Hacking for Vaccines by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it.  It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology.
 Reinventing Asia's Tourism Sector - Coronavirus response calls for new tacticsReinventing Asia's Tourism Sector - Coronavirus response calls for new tactics by Murray Hunter
Long after the Covid-19 emergency restrictions and lockdowns have been lifted, one of the last industries that will recover is international tourism, which has been decimated by border closures, leaving air transport and air
 The Mouse Roars: Australia, China and a Coronavirus Independent InquiryThe Mouse Roars: Australia, China and a Coronavirus Independent Inquiry by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia matters little when it comes to international muscle.  It is the retainer and pretender of power, a middle-distance runner who runs out of puff on the final stri
 I May Have Covid-19 - Part 3I May Have Covid-19 - Part 3 by Leah Sellers
Sorry, Folks, but this part of my Journal is going to be bit a Fussy.   Alright, I found out yesterday that I do not have Covid-19. For that I am Elated and deeply Grateful ! But just to get to th
 The Liabilities of History: The Dangers of Pandemic CompensationThe Liabilities of History: The Dangers of Pandemic Compensation by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Smug assertions of liability in history are often incautious things.  They constitute a fruit salad mix: assertions of the wishful thinkers; hopes of the crazed; the quest
 The world we knew The world we knew by Nikos Laios
I feel as though we have lost some of our innocence in these Coronavirus times, the world that we knew before has gone and disappeared, and some behaviours and cultural values have lost their meaning. A Friday night in a pac
 Finding The Promise Of Love In A COVID-19 WorldFinding The Promise Of Love In A COVID-19 World by Abigail George
Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
 Learning in light of crisis Learning in light of crisis by Ovi Magazine Guest
Learning in light of crisis By Rattana Lao Bangkok – The global
 2nd opinion, quarantined! #042nd opinion, quarantined! #04 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more 2nd opinion, quarantined!, HERE!
 Contributing to a Safer, Healthier and Prosperous World: OIC and its Rapid Reaction CapacitationContributing to a Safer, Healthier and Prosperous World: OIC and its Rapid Reaction Capacitation by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
Contributing to a Safer, Healthier and Prosperous World: OIC and its Rapid Reaction Capacitation(in times of new type/s of asymmetric challenges)By Amb. Ali Goutali
 Urgent action demand to combat violence against health personnel Urgent action demand to combat violence against health personnel by Ovi Magazine Guest
Urgent action to combat the rising tide of violence against health personnel in every region of the world has been called for by the World Medical Association. On the opening day of the World Health Assembly today (Monday),
 10 Reasons President Trump Should Wear a Mask10 Reasons President Trump Should Wear a Mask by George Cassidy Payne
1. To symbolically apologize to every woman who he has demeaned, intimidated, forcibly touched, and silenced. 2.To block some of the sound vibrations coming from his mouth, so the world can hear a little less rambli
 Walk & talk 2013Walk & talk 2013 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE!
 I May Have Covid-19 - Part TwoI May Have Covid-19 - Part Two by Leah Sellers
Good News !  My Fever has Broken. I’m feeling more Energetic and am ready for a short thirty minute, I-so-lated Walk into the Deep Woods ! I have a strong urge to Hug one of my favorite Oak Trees - ha ! Howe
 World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded by Ovi Magazine Guest
World Health Organization (WHO) must be sufficiently funded By World Medical Association A plea to all governments to continue
 About Face: The Great Coronavirus Mask DebateAbout Face: The Great Coronavirus Mask Debate by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When the novel coronavirus started to get stroppy and make its now global impression, one theme seemed to be common. Facemasks were, at least initially, a conceit, a sort of fashion or extra-medical accessory.
 I May Have Covid -19I May Have Covid -19 by Leah Sellers
Yes, that’s right. The dreaded Covid - 19 may have rolled right up my nostrils, down into my throat, and scurried it’s little ‘ole Destructive Path into the rest of my Body. Oops and Egads !! Yes, I w
 Leadership for Thought: Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19Leadership for Thought: Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19 by Ovi Magazine Guest
Leadership for Thought: Non-Permanent members lead the Security Council through COVID-19By Elizabeth Deheza Building up on the
 State of torment in lockdown and COVID-19State of torment in lockdown and COVID-19 by Abigail George
I fall to the stars; vigilante-like and it is if my name is Cal and I am living in East of Eden, and me and Hemingway kiss and Rilke and I are neighbours. The earth swallows me whole like a lake. I lay there completely still
 Pandemic Revisionism: The George W. Bush WhitewashPandemic Revisionism: The George W. Bush Whitewash by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful.  And so are we.  They never stop thinking
 Patriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus CausePatriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus Cause by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare.
 The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for ParanoiaThe Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia.  When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindes
 Brutal Choices: Anders Tegnell and Sweden's Herd Immunity GoalBrutal Choices: Anders Tegnell and Sweden's Herd Immunity Goal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
If the title of epidemiological czar were to be created, its first occupant would have to be Sweden’s Anders Tegnell.  He has held sway in the face of sceptics and c
 Corruption leads Greek conservative party in the 21st century (in Greek) Corruption leads Greek conservative party in the 21st century (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Γκρούεζα ζεις, την ΝΔ στον 21
 NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty by Rene Wadlow
World wide, the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both go
 The post-Corona epilogue of an overheated Sino-American relationship: We have a Winner; Will we have a Game-changer too?The post-Corona epilogue of an overheated Sino-American relationship: We have a Winner; Will we have a Game-changer too? by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
 Pandemic Diplomacy: The Gum on China's ShoePandemic Diplomacy: The Gum on China's Shoe by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Post-COVID-19 lifePost-COVID-19 life by Joseph Gatt
COVID-19 for most of us is a time-out. So I\'ll briefly discuss different ways you can make the most out of this crisis. Example 1: the badminton doubles game I lost. Bad use of a time-o
 An Odd Little Commemoration: ANZAC Mythology during CoronavirusAn Odd Little Commemoration: ANZAC Mythology during Coronavirus by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
War commemorations nurse a dirty secret, though it is one displayed with a peacock flourish.  The victors bring out the celebratory paraphernalia and talk about noble idea
 The GrabberThe Grabber by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 WMA condemns attacks on health care professionals WMA condemns attacks on health care professionals by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Ineptitude or a Culling?!Ineptitude or a Culling?! by Leah Sellers
\"Maybelle, I am sick to death of this Corona Virus Thingy.” Peggy Joy said sardonically as she chewed on a mouthful of romaine lettuce. “And I am sick to death of getting salads that are nothin’ but gobs of lettuce and a tiny
 NoMaskNoMask by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE!
 Threatening the Governors: William Barr's Commercial and Civil Liberties BriefThreatening the Governors: William Barr's Commercial and Civil Liberties Brief by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 A Buddhist Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic A Buddhist Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic by George Cassidy Payne
 Donald Trump's Governor Problem: Debates on Opening Up the EconomyDonald Trump's Governor Problem: Debates on Opening Up the Economy by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Taiwan's exclusion from WHO damaging healthTaiwan's exclusion from WHO damaging health by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Ramadan Reflections in the midst of Covid-19Ramadan Reflections in the midst of Covid-19 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is currently being observed by Muslims. However, this time, Muslims are either restricted or strongly discouraged from congregating in the
 The Coronavirus Liability Craze: Holding China AccountableThe Coronavirus Liability Craze: Holding China Accountable by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 COVID-19: Resource Curse in Oil-Exporting CountriesCOVID-19: Resource Curse in Oil-Exporting Countries by Dr Mohd Shahidan Shaari
Countries with abundant natural resources have a head start as they can have comparative advantages. They can export at lower prices and thus the global quantity demanded of their resources will be on the rise. Hence, they can sustain their exp
 Corruption always starts from the head ...in GreekCorruption always starts from the head ...in Greek by Thanos Kalamidas
 Hell is Other People: Pandemic Lifestyles and Domestic ViolenceHell is Other People: Pandemic Lifestyles and Domestic Violence by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Worshiping and Defiling Britain's NHSWorshiping and Defiling Britain's NHS by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 The Fire Fauci BrigadeThe Fire Fauci Brigade by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Cutting the Funding: The WHO, Trump and the Coronavirus WarsCutting the Funding: The WHO, Trump and the Coronavirus Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Covid-1Covid-1 by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 
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