Coronavirus

China

Coronavirus: What's The Real Death Toll In Wuhan?

Determining how many people really died in the Chinese city where COVID-19 began may help to unde...

United States

Coronavirus And A Call For Gender Equality In Confinement

With the pandemic forcing entire families to stay at home, men need to make sure they're shoulder...

Chile

Chomsky On Coronavirus: Why Neoliberalism And Big Pharma Can't Respond

In two recent interviews, iconic left-wing activist Noam Chomsky says the COVID-19 crisis reveals...

Italy

A Nation Mourns: He Was Italy's Coronavirus Victim No. 10,000

As the toll passes 10,000, Italians try to look past the unthinkable numbers to remember each lif...

Iran

Iranian Holy Water as Coronavirus Cure Risks Further Spread

TEHRAN — Dubbed "the Prophet's perfume," Shia clerics in Iran are offering a chillingly wrong response to the coronavirus outbreak. Iran's Medical System Organization lodged a formal protest ...

China

Coronavirus — Global Brief: What Italy's (Awful) Numbers Tell Us

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. Our network of multilingual journalists are busy finding out what's being reported locally ...

Colombia

U.S. Leadership, The Missing Link In World's Fight Against COVID-19

In 2020, the world faces a pandemic without recognizable leadership from a state or multilateral ...

France

Coronavirus — Global Brief: Quarantines Can Be Toxic For Domestic Violence

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world ...

India

For The Economy, Lockdown Is Worse Than War

A view from India on the prospects of major upheaval in the short-term and the possibility of a l...

Italy

Coronavirus — Global Brief: Why Are So Many Doctors Dying?

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world ...

Italy

COVID-19 And Closed Borders: Italy's Agriculture At Risk

In the country hit hardest by coronavirus, a shortage of seasonal workers who couldn't cross the ...

United Kingdom

Coronavirus — Global Brief: Education In A Locked-Down World

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world ...

South Korea

Coronavirus — Global Brief: Lining Up To Follow The South Korea Model

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet teaches is a blunt reminder of how small the ...

Argentina

How COVID-19 Is Deepening Anxiety Disorders

Mental health professionals in Argentina note an uptick in people seeking help, especially patien...

Germany

Gold Rush As Investors Recoil From COVID-19 Shock

With traders spooked, physical gold that you can hold in your hands is being traded for a high ma...

Sweden

Coronavirus — Global Brief: Calculating How Long It Will Last

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world ...

Slovenia

Coronavirus, China And You: Political Systems Put To The Test

WASHINGTON — During the coronavirus pandemonium, the voice of Slavoj Žižek is an essential one. The renowned Slovenian philosopher is there when you need him: decoding a mind-boggling event, ...

Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus ~ Global Brief: Will Africa Be Spared?

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The rapid and insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet teaches us in a whole new way how ...

France

The Coronavirus Economy: How Bad Will It Get?

The epidemic, and the weapons being used to fight it, are having devastating effects on the econo...

South Korea

Coronavirus ~ Global Brief: Alone With God, Face Mask Holdup, Born With It

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The rapid and insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet teaches us in a whole new way how ...

France

Coronavirus ~ Global Brief: Chinese New Wave, Italian Shopping, Trump Control

For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will be delivering daily updates on the coronavirus global pandemic. The rapid, insidious path of the COVID-19 outbreak across the planet teaches us in a whole ...

Mexico

Coronavirus Consolations: Mexico City To Madrid To Tehran

Our writer finds the destruction of the natural world, and his own money problems, far more distr...