Anna Myrmus

About Anna Myrmus

Anna Myrmus is a third year Modern Languages student at Oxford University. She has just returned from a year abroad studying in France.

British Medical Staff COVID-19 Fatalities: 97% From BAME Backgrounds

New data has revealed that 97% of Britain’s medical staff who have died from COVID-19 were from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. According to a new report by Byline Times, 33 out of 34 coronavirus deaths among medical professionals were from BAME communities. The report added that 65% […]

Brazilian Indigenous Communities Under Threat Of Extinction Due To COVID-19

On April 9, a 15-year-old boy from the Yanomami tribe in the Brazilian Amazon died of COVID-19. The Yanomami are the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America and have a population of around 38,000. Their territories in the Brazilian Amazon and the Alto Orinoco–Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve in Venezuela form […]

President Trump Supports Protests Against Stay-At-Home Measures

On Friday, President Trump tweeted his support for those protesting coronavirus stay-at-home orders in three states led by Democratic governors. He wrote in a series of tweets “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”, making reference to new gun control […]

European Governments Urged To Ensure And Safeguard Access To Abortion

On April 8th, 100 NGOs signed a joint statement urging European governments to “ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The statement highlighted the “significant restrictions” women and girls face in safely accessing reproductive health services during the pandemic, including limitations on travel abroad for […]

A Hot Bed For COVID-19: Prisons Worldwide Could Expect “Huge Mortality Rates” If Stricter Controls Are Not Enforced

On Monday, The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe published interim guidance in an effort to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and other detention centres. The regulations come amid increasing concern for prisoners and staff, who are particularly at risk of infection according to the […]