How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen


Young pupils gather at the courtyard of their Vikåsen school in Trondheim, Norway, after the school reopened on April 27th, 2020. Photo: AFPIt’s been 21 weeks since Covid-19 caused a shutdown of the Norwegian borders and the country went into lockdown. After nine weeks of closure, schools began to reopen as a part of theContinue reading “How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

Russia: Paddleboarding Festival Draws Thousands in Russia (Looks like Covid-19 Disaster on Water)


                                           RUSSIAN RIVERLAUNCH GALLERY (Getty) From TMZ Russia beat the U.S. into orbit in the ’60s, and might have thought they beat us in COVID-safe fun — but looking at these images of paddleboarders packedContinue reading “Russia: Paddleboarding Festival Draws Thousands in Russia (Looks like Covid-19 Disaster on Water)”

Lyft Driver attacked, he said, he said and the dashcam


  Its was late night, early Sunday Morning in Palm Coast, Florida.  a Lyft driver was called to pick up three passengers, two adults one 7 year old child. His Side One passenger, 36 year old Travis Smith attacked the Lyft driver from the backseat while the car was in motion.  Smith said the LyftContinue reading “Lyft Driver attacked, he said, he said and the dashcam”

Uganda: When God’s men started biting President Museveni


     In Summary You can teach hygiene to tactically get past the authorities before spreading theories of corona demons, enhanced by ‘tongues’. The devotees will probably forget the science and go home dizzy with the demons. Sweet music to the virus. By Alan Tacca/Daily Monitor    Back in March, when President Museveni was confidently inContinue reading “Uganda: When God’s men started biting President Museveni”

Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing


The restaurant is located in the forest of Värmland. Photo: Jacque de illiers/imagebank.sweden.se Worried about the risk of infection while eating out? One restaurant in rural Sweden has taken the guidelines on social distancing to the extreme, serving individual diners in an empty field with the meal arriving by zipline. Aptly named “Bord for en”,Continue reading “Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing”

Masks, fines and no kissing – no, France is not ‘back to normal’


Entering most public spaces in France requires a mask and a squirt of hand gel. Photo: AFP By; Emma Pearson/the Local France While France has in recent weeks been able to lift many of its coronavirus restrictions – following better-than-expected health data – many others remain and it would be a mistake to think lifeContinue reading “Masks, fines and no kissing – no, France is not ‘back to normal’”

Covid 19 “Exhale”


It’s a lot, the world! Civil Unrest, a pandemic virus without a cure, ecomonic crises, looming unemployment. In the last few weeks, I’ve gone from kay sera sera to a dark place  Its sadness and depression. Too sad to cry.   My new normal is work, supermarket and home. For nearly two weeks, I avoided allContinue reading “Covid 19 “Exhale””