Burqa bans apart, face coverings have gained acceptance during the pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on April 7, 2020 / The National


Developments in Lombardy, the northern Italian region worst affected by the novel coronavirus, are rich …

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If China were sued over the pandemic, the US should be over Iraq

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


The pandemic is something that is referred to in law as an act of God. …

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No evidence pandemic is boosting xenophobia in Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Post-coronavirus, both the left and the right may be increasingly in sync, albeit for different …

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In time of coronavirus, Taiwan has a doctor in the house (or the vice-president’s office)

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2020


Taiwan’s treatment of the coronavirus pandemic is considered extraordinary and quite remarkable, tough, transparent and …

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The deadliest diseases aren’t newly introduced into the human species

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2014


Wendy Orent, Atlanta-based disease-specialist anthropologist, says the deadliest diseases aren’t the newest ones and nor …

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Ebola is not the next pandemic but logic can’t quell newfound paranoia

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2014


Our insensate fear of pandemics is not really very old at all, as Atlanta-based disease-specialist …

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Ebola is not the next pandemic. Finally, a common sense view

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2014


The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK