The Malta Independent 2 April 2020, Thursday

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Those who do not comply

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 08:00 Last update: about 1 day ago Alfred Sant MEP

By now, the dangers posed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic that has really gone worldwide, are so wellknown that all of us – including the totally dumb – comprehend how deadly it can be....

Coronavirus, economy and polity

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 07:03 Last update: about 7 hours ago Michael Briguglio

The European Trade Union Confederation has reported that at least one million workers have lost their jobs in the Europe during the past two weeks. This figure has been dubbed the tip of the iceberg...

‘Social distancing’: This pain has existed forever

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 06:44 Last update: about 1 day ago Andrew Azzopardi

I can only imagine the pain and suffering that so many people are experiencing as one public health directive after another exhorts for social distancing. The need to be together is evident in the...

Prioritizing permits over the public

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 07:54 Last update: about 2 days ago Tara Cassar

When the news of local Covid-19 cases broke and all were being advised to practice social distancing, members of the public were understandably shocked by the Planning Authority’s insistence on...

Economic factors

Monday, 30 March 2020, 07:46 Last update: about 3 days ago Alfred Sant MEP

Necessarily, given the times we’re living in, great attention is being given to the uncertainties that are accumulating. In “normal” times, many of the changes that occur are well...

Living in the virus times

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 10:31 Last update: about 5 days ago Mark A. Sammut

In 2015, Bill Gates delivered a TED lecture in which he said that the next crisis to hit humanity would not be military but medical. He explicitly said, five years ago, that the next crisis would...

Nature calls the shots

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 10:23 Last update: about 5 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Covid-19 has brought the country to a standstill. We are not isolated from nature and its forces at work around us. We are not immune, not just from viruses, but from the forces of nature. Today...

The virus of Babel

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 09:35 Last update: about 5 days ago Victor Calleja

It’s strange how the mythical stories of old have so much to teach and lead us; yet all we do is ignore them and never learn. The Babylonians, in a very fantastical past, tried to build a...

Corona's worst two weeks are upon us

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 08:34 Last update: about 5 days ago Noel Grima

I live in a very old house and these past days especially I have found myself staring at the ceiling slabs (xorok) and the walls and thinking about the people who so many years ago hand-carved...

Out of strife

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 07:28 Last update: about 5 days ago Rachel Borg

As we ambled rather unconsciously through the events that were shaping Malta in the past decade and with stronger determination over the last 7 years, little did we know that all that we had ignored,...

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