The Covid 19 Catastrophe

Author: Richard Horton
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509546456
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The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest science policy failure in a generation. We knew this was coming. Warnings about the threat of a new pandemic have been made repeatedly since the 1980s and it was clear in January that a dangerous new virus was causing a devastating human tragedy in China.ï¿1⁄2 And yet the world ignored the warnings. Why? In this short and hard-hitting book, Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, scrutinizes the actions that governments around the world took ï¿1⁄2 and failed to take ï¿1⁄2 as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today. He shows that many Western governments and their scientific advisors made assumptions about the virus and its lethality that turned out to be mistaken. Valuable time was lost while the virus spread unchecked, leaving health systems unprepared for the avalanche of infections that followed. Drawing on his own scientific and medical expertise, Horton outlines the measures that need to be put in place, at both national and international levels, to prevent this kind of catastrophe from happening again.ï¿1⁄2 Were supposed to be living in an era where human beings have become the dominant influence on the environment, but COVID-19 has revealed the fragility of our societies and the speed with which our systems can come crashing down. We need to learn the lessons of this pandemic and we need to learn them fast because the next pandemic may arrive sooner than we think.

Cities And Communities Beyond Covid 19

Author: Hambleton, Robin
Editor: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 1529215854
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The COVID-19 virus outbreak has rocked the world and it is widely accepted that there can be no return to the pre-pandemic society of 2019. However, many suggestions for the future of society and the planet are aimed at national governments, international bodies and society in general. Drawing on a decade of research by an internationally renowned expert, this book focuses on how cities and communities can lead the way in developing recovery strategies that promote social, economic and environmental justice. It offers new thinking tools for civic leaders and activists as well as practical suggestions on how we can co-create a more inclusive post COVID-19 future for us all.

Averting Catastrophe

Author: Cass R. Sunstein
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479808482
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Best-selling author Cass R. Sunstein examines how to avoid worst-case scenarios The world is increasingly confronted with new challenges related to climate change, globalization, disease, and technology. Governments are faced with having to decide how much risk is worth taking, how much destruction and death can be tolerated, and how much money should be invested in the hopes of avoiding catastrophe. Lacking full information, should decision-makers focus on avoiding the most catastrophic outcomes? When should extreme measures be taken to prevent as much destruction as possible? Averting Catastrophe explores how governments ought to make decisions in times of imminent disaster. Cass R. Sunstein argues that using the “maximin rule,” which calls for choosing the approach that eliminates the worst of the worst-case scenarios, may be necessary when public officials lack important information, and when the worst-case scenario is too disastrous to contemplate. He underscores this argument by emphasizing the reality of “Knightian uncertainty,” found in circumstances in which it is not possible to assign probabilities to various outcomes. Sunstein brings foundational issues in decision theory in close contact with real problems in regulation, law, and daily life, and considers other potential future risks. At once an approachable introduction to decision-theory and a provocative argument for how governments ought to handle risk, Averting Catastrophe offers a definitive path forward in a world rife with uncertainty.

Covid 19

Author: J. Michael Ryan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000334759
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the associated COVID-19 pandemic, is perhaps the greatest threat to life, and lifestyles, the world has known in more than a century. The scholarship included here provides critical insights into the ethics and ideologies, inequalities, and changed social understandings that lie at the heart of this pandemic. This volume maps out the ways in which the pandemic has impacted (most often disproportionately) societies, the successes and failures of means used to combat the virus, and the considerations and future possibilities – both positive and negative – that lie ahead. While the pandemic has brought humanity together in some noteworthy ways, it has also laid bare many of the systemic inequalities that lie at the foundation of our global society. This volume is a significant step toward better understanding these impacts. The work presented here represents a remarkable diversity and quality of impassioned scholarship and is a timely and critical advance in knowledge related to the pandemic. This volume and its companion, COVID-19: Volume II: Social Consequences and Cultural Adaptations, are the result of the collaboration of more than 50 of the leading social scientists from across five continents. The breadth and depth of the scholarship is matched only by the intellectual and global scope of the contributors themselves. The insights presented here have much to offer not just to an understanding of the ongoing world of COVID-19, but also to helping us (re-) build, and better shape, the world beyond.

The Corona Crash

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Editor: www.avoidtax.online
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The world is at war with a Pandemic. Unfortunately, the medical side of this catastrophe is only the beginning. The covid-19 epidemic will lead us straight into a global recession. This virus is going to hit you 3 times. This eBook explains in detail why and how you are going to pay for the economic fallout. It points you in the direction of solutions. Be prepared. Skip your Big Mac, buy and read this book instead.

Doom

Author: Niall Ferguson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593297385
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"All disasters are in some sense man-made." Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters. Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises. and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted, or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet in 2020 the responses of many developed countries, including the United States, to a new virus from China were badly bungled. Why? Why did only a few Asian countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? While populist leaders certainly performed poorly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall Ferguson argues that more profound pathologies were at work--pathologies already visible in our responses to earlier disasters. In books going back nearly twenty years, including Colossus, The Great Degeneration, and The Square and the Tower, Ferguson has studied the foibles of modern America, from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online fragmentation. Drawing from multiple disciplines, including economics, cliodynamics, and network science, Doom offers not just a history but a general theory of disasters, showing why our ever more bureaucratic and complex systems are getting worse at handing them. Doom is the lesson of history that this country--indeed the West as a whole--urgently needs to learn, if we want to handle the next crisis better, and to avoid the ultimate doom of irreversible decline.

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust

Author: International Monetary Fund
Editor: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1513539450
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In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to enable the Fund to provide debt service relief for its poorest and most vulnerable members. The CCRT enables the IMF to deliver grants for debt relief benefiting eligible low-income countries in the wake of catastrophic natural disasters and major, fast-spreading public health emergencies.

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief

Author: International Monetary Fund
Editor: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1513540602
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This paper proposes that the Executive Board determine that the global COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a Qualifying Public Health Disaster (QPHD) under the Catastrophe Containment (CC) Window of the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT), in line with the new QPHD test approved by the Board on March 26. The CCRT has sufficient financial resources for an initial tranche of grant assistance for debt service relief covering eligible debt falling due from all CCRT-eligible members through October 13, 2020. Fundraising efforts continue to secure the financial resources needed to commit future such tranches for CCRT debt service relief, up to a cap of two years. Staff considers that the 25 members requesting CCRT assistance qualify for immediate CCRT relief.

Coronavirus Pandemic Survival Guide

Author: Jonathan Robinson
Editor:
ISBN: 9780463072769
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Coronavirus Pandemic Survival Guide is a no-nonsense manual filled with practical information and methods for staying safe, secure, and sane during the COVID-19 catastrophe. It's ten chapters cover how to thrive physically, financially, and even emotionally. You'll discover:What you need to have in your house to prepare for hard times, avoid sickness, and handle minor medical emergenciesHow to quickly and easily overcome feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression, as well as how to regain a sense of control no matter what is happening in theworldWays to deal with tumbling financial markets, fear about your money situation, and how to make additional money in light of the loss of a job or incomeSimple ways to connect deeply with friends and family, your sense of purpose, and even a sense of contentment during these difficult timesWith the spread of COVID-19, the world has changed, and we must learn to adapt to a new landscape with new priorities and rules. The information in this book could save your life, or the life of a loved one. With over 100 powerful and practical ideas and methods, there's something here for everyone who has been impacted by the virus. In the chapters that deal with physical preparation, you'll learn:* Exactly what you need to have in your household to be safe and secure in case you get sick or are quarantined.* Simple and proven ways to boost your immune system so that you have a better chance of not getting sick, or if you do get sick, recovering quickly* Ways to overcome stress that are fast, easy and highly effective so your body remains strong and healthyYou'll also learn how to thrive in your relationships, your feelings, and your sense of purpose during this time of disruption. In the chapters that deal with emotions, you'll discover:How to easily overcome feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and even depressionWays to stay highly motivated to get on top of all the things you need to doMethods for tapping into inner peace and connecting deeply with friends and family even if you are home aloneAnd you'll also understand how to effectively handle your financial worries and unique money situation. In the chapters on money, you'll learn:Smart ways to make more money, even if your normal sense of income has disappearedWhat to do during financial market upheaval with your investments that will likely lead to the best outcomeHow to overcome money fears and tap into feelings of gratitude for what you do haveWays to set, achieve and stay motivated to reach new goals based on your new priorities.

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust Second Tranche Of Debt Service Relief In The Context Of The Covid 19 Pandemic

Author: International Monetary Fund
Editor: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
ISBN: 9781513558691
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This paper proposes that the Executive Board approve the disbursement of a second 6-month tranche of CCRT debt service relief to 28 of the 29 members, covering the period October 14, 2020 through April 13, 2021, given staff’s assessment that sufficient financial resources are available.2 In this context, the paper also provides brief updates for each beneficiary country on its policy responses to the pandemic and staff’s assessment of these policies and the use of resources freed up by debt service relief. It also provides an update on the finances of the CCRT and the fundraising efforts to secure adequate resources for grant assistance in the future. Based on grant pledges to date, resources are not sufficient to extend CCRT relief beyond the proposed second sixth-month period.

Covid 19 Its Impact

Author: Dulal Bhattacharya
Editor: Exceller Books
ISBN:
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The book is a brief review of the damage and catastrophe caused by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic all over the world including our motherland India and how much it is going to impact and affect the global scenario in terms of economy, politics and various other spheres. It has taken a deeper dive into the political and scientific approach of China regarding the outbreak of this viral disease and has questioned the role of the powerful and scientifically advanced countries to curb the menace known as Corona Virus. The author, as an Indian, has rightly discussed how the Indians handled major infectious diseases like Kala-Azar, Plague in the past and how it changed India as a nation. He has also described the glorious past of India and has asked the Indians not to listen to the lobbyists and propagandists whose sole purpose is to destabilize the unity and integrity of India. Finally, he urges all the nations to put all their ideological and political differences aside and frame out a scientific and practicable fiscal plan to face the challenges the world is going to face in the near future.

Canada In Chaos

Author: Walter Benstead
Editor: Litprime Solutions
ISBN: 9781953397522
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This book outlines the great resource strength of the Canadian oil and gas industry but in the broader sense it details a struggle between private industry and endless government bureaucracy and never-ending virtue-signaling debate. I have become increasingly troubled in recent years over the direction which our government and our society have been taking. North America was built on Free Enterprise and personal initiative. It remains the basis of democracy and productivity in spite of how much popular socialists would like to claim to the contrary. The two big tools of this threat are Climate Hysteria and Covid 19 shutdowns. They are being misused to put forward ever-increasing government bureaucracy and control. The book documents the fallacy of Climate Hysteria. It outlines how resource development is the creator of Indigenous opportunity as opposed to the threat to rights put forward by media and government. Government handouts are in dire circumstances sometimes needed BUT they are not, in the long run, the answer. The oil and gas experiences are detailed herein but they are applicable to broader society both in Canada and the United States.

United Republic Of Tanzania

Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Editor: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1513547445
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This paper discusses the United Republic of Tanzania’s Request for Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust. IMF debt service relief will help free up resources for public sector health needs and other emergency spending, as well as mitigate the balance of payments shock resulting from the pandemic. Given the risks ahead, it would be important to ensure close cooperation with multilateral organizations and donors and ensure enough budget allocations on health and other priority spending. The authorities are committed to using the additional resources for their intended purposes and in a transparent manner, including through ex-post audits of corona virus-related spending. To deal with the remaining risks, it will be important to safeguard appropriate funding for health and other priority social spending in the FY2020/21 budget, as well as ensure close cooperation with the World Health Organization, multilateral agencies, and donors. The focus includes addressing arrears on value-added tax refunds and government expenditures, enhancing human capital and the business environment, and improving the affordability of bank credit.

American Crisis

Author: Andrew Cuomo
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 059323927X
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward. “An impressive road map to dealing with a crisis as serious as any we have faced.”—The Washington Post When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global “ground zero” for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Quickly, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. With infection rates spiking and more people dying every day, the systems and functions necessary to combat the pandemic in New York—and America—did not exist. So Cuomo undertook the impossible. He unified people to rise to the challenge and was relentless in his pursuit of scientific facts and data. He quelled fear while implementing an extraordinary plan for flattening the curve of infection. He and his team worked day and night to protect the people of New York, despite roadblocks presented by a president incapable of leadership and addicted to transactional politics. Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Real leadership, he shows, requires clear communication, compassion for others, and a commitment to truth-telling—no matter how frightening the facts may be. Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, American Crisis is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

The Price Of Panic

Author: Jay W. Richards
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1684511429
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For the first time in history, the world shut itself down—by choice—all for fear of a virus, COVID-19, that wasn’t well understood. The government, with the support of most Americans, ordered the closure of tens of thousands of small businesses—many never to return. Almost every school and college in the country sent its students home to finish the school year in front of a computer. Churches cancelled worship services. “Social distancing” went from a non-word to a moral obligation overnight. Moral preening on social media achieved ever new heights. The world will reopen and life will go on, but what kind of world will it be when it does? It can’t be what it was, because of what’s just happened. Professors Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe take a deep dive into the crucial questions on the minds of millions of Americans during one of the most jarring and unprecedented global events in a generation. What will be the total cost in dollars, lives, and livelihoods of this response from governments, on advice from Science? What role have national and global health organizations such as WHO played in this? To whom are they accountable? What evidence do they rely on in sounding the alarm? How did science bureaucrats, relying on murky data and speculative computer models, gain the power to shut down the global economy? How did politicians, who know nothing of the science, decide whom to trust? We need to know what and how it happened, to keep it from ever happening again.

Capitalism And Coronavirus

Author: T J Coles
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"T. J. Coles' meticulous work is outstanding. Never has it been more important to invert the message of the mainstream media and tell the truth, as he does" - John Pilger. Capitalism is the crisis! Why did so-called communist states like Vietnam and Kerala in India keep their COVID death-rates low, whilst capitalist nations like the US and Britain have some of the highest? But if neoliberal capitalism is all to blame, how come "free market" societies like Singapore and New Zealand also kept death-rates low? Read this book to find out... In this devastating new exposé of neoliberal and ultra-neoliberal global capitalism, T.J. Coles outlines the six factors that turned the COVID-19 crisis into a catastrophe. 1) The Great Confinement: Private land ownership and poor-quality housing packs millions of people into towns and cities where the virus spreads widely. 2) The Antibiotic Crisis: Big Pharma created then dumped antibiotic markets that have led to superbug resistance for half the population. 3) Privatising Healthcare Systems: For-profit operations and decentralised planning worsens health outcomes. 4) They Were Warned: Decades' long alarms sounded by the United Nations and other agencies were ignored. 5) How They Responded: The neoliberal capitalist mindset of leaders hampered adequate coronavirus responses. 6) The Great COVID Robbery: In a repeat of what happened ten years ago with the Financial Crisis, stimulus packages have landed SMEs with debt as the corporate giants enjoy subsidies and take advantage of layoffs. The book also explores the dreadful impact of COVID on BAME and other ethnic minorities. It challenges activiststo form a new, more equitable and conscientious society.

Doomsday Prepper Lessons

Author: Ben Jakob
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ISBN: 9780990589174
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Life Resumed

Author: Paulina Rael Jaramillo
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ISBN: 9780578678740
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Having lost 3 family members in a one-year period, the author is well acquainted with loss. Life Resumed, an interactive faith-based book, provides clarity and step-by-step guidance in dealing with grief from various sources including COVID-19. Two sections address children's fear and provide guidelines for parents to initiate conversation.

Pandemic Survival Guide

Author: Jonathan Robinson
Editor:
ISBN:
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Pandemic Survival Guide is a no-nonsense manual filled with practical information and methods for staying safe, secure, and sane during the Covid-19 catastrophe. It's ten chapters cover how to thrive physically, financially, and even emotionally. You'll discover: -What you need to have in your house to prepare for hard times, avoid sickness, and handle minor medical emergencies-How to quickly and easily overcome feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression, as well as how to regain a sense of control no matter what is happening in the world-Ways to deal with tumbling financial markets, fear about your money situation, and how to make additional money in light of the loss of a job or income-Simple ways to connect deeply with friends and family, your sense of purpose, and even a sense of contentment during these difficult timesWith the spread of Covid-19, the world has changed, and we must learn to adapt to a new landscape with new priorities and rules. The information in this book could save your life, or the life of a loved one. With over 100 powerful and practical ideas and methods, there's something here for everyone who has been impacted by the virus. In the chapters that deal with physical preparation, you'll learn: * Exactly what you need to have in your household to be safe and secure in case you get sick or are quarantined.* Simple and proven ways to boost your immune system so that you have a better chance of not getting sick, or if you do get sick, recovering quickly* Ways to overcome stress that are fast, easy and highly effective so your body remains strong and healthyYou'll also learn how to thrive in your relationships, your feelings, and your sense of purpose during this time of disruption. In the chapters that deal with emotions, you'll discover: -How to easily overcome feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and even depression-Ways to stay highly motivated to get on top of all the things you need to do -Methods for tapping into inner peace and connecting deeply with friends and family even if you are home aloneAnd you'll also understand how to effectively handle your financial worries and unique money situation. In the chapters on money, you'll learn: -Smart ways to make more money, even if your normal sense of income has disappeared-What to do during financial market upheaval with your investments that will likely lead to the best outcome -How to overcome money fears and tap into feelings of gratitude for what you do have-Ways to set, achieve, and stay motivated to reach new goals based on your new priorities.This book could make the difference between you and your loved ones experiencing prolonged suffering as this crisis unfolds, and actually thriving during this chaotic time. Scroll to the top and click the Buy Button now to order your paperback or Kindle version today.

How Iran S Duplicitous Diplomacy Callous Policies Cost Lives

Author: Ncri U. S. Representative Office
Editor: National Council of Resistance of Iran-Us Office
ISBN: 9781944942380
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This report shows that the Iranian regime seeks to exploit the coronavirus and the loss of life to boost its own status by getting the sanctions lifted without abandoning the rogue behavior which caused the imposition of sanctions in the first place. It demonstrates that it is the regime, not the sanctions, which is causing huge fatalities. The theocracy ruling Iran views the COVID-19 catastrophe as a political opportunity that it can exploit in its domestic and foreign policies. Which explains why, despite knowing about the outbreak and spread of the virus in Iran, it ignored warnings and deliberately misled the public to prevent the virus from impacting its orchestrated February 11 anniversary festivities and the February 21st sham parliamentary elections. The kleptocratic regime has launched a massive international campaign advocating the lifting of the sanctions imposed due to its terrorism, human rights violations and nuclear weapons program. While this orchestrated campaign is playing out on the world stage, inside Iran the regime tries to downplay the number of fatalities. To advance its objective, the regime falsely claims that international sanctions are the root cause of Iran's lack of medical resources and equipment, as well as treatment options and pharmaceuticals. This report seeks to show that Tehran's campaign is replete with lies and misleading claims. The correct policy is not to give in to this campaign, but rather to pressure the regime to unleash the available resources that belong to the Iranian people and that are urgently needed to combat the human tragedy unfolding in Iran.