Building the New Normal: A Social Democratic Roadmap
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Last November 9, American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that its experimental vaccine against COVID-19 has shown significant results, with an efficacy rate of 90%. Though clinical trials are still ongoing, the company's CEO, Dr. Albert Bourla, appeared well-pleased with the development, stating that they are now “a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a…
Combatting COVID-19: A Social Democratic Response
Sunday, 14 June 2020
There is a scene in the novel The Plague by French author Albert Camus that would break even the stoutest of hearts.
For nearly six months, a bubonic outbreak had been ravaging the port city of Oran, off the Algerian coast. Though troubled by the death and suffering of the people around him, town physician Dr. Bernard Rieux decided to “steel himself against pity,”…