Author: Emily Hancock

SAGE And The Truth Behind ‘The Science’

On Friday 24th April, under significant pressure from the media and public, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) released a list of individuals who had attended it’s meetings. With deaths currently at 28,446, Britain is on track to become the country worst hit by coronavirus in Europe. From the

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Coronavirus Profiteers: The Pandemic And Organised Crime

Earlier in April, it was reported that the Mafia in Italy and cartels in Mexico have been distributing food and aid packages to impoverished locals suffering at the hands of the pandemic. Given their violent reputation, this benevolence may appear surprising: however, across the world, criminal organisations are set to

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Big Data And The Fight Against Coronavirus

At the end of March, the U.K. government published an article on its healthcare technology blog titled ‘The power of data in a pandemic’. The post outlined plans to aggregate data from across the National Health Service (NHS). This included 111 online/call centre data from NHS Digital and COVID-19 test

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Civilian Suffering In Chad’s War Against Boko Haram

The Chadian army has declared the Lake Chad borderlands a warzone following the deadly Boko Haram attack which killed an estimated 100 soldiers stationed in the region last week. There are widespread concerns that civilians will be hit hardest by the violence. Conflict in the African Sahel region has already

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Factory Workers Are The Hidden Victims Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Rubana Huq, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, has issued an urgent appeal to European clothing brands not to cancel their orders or defer payments in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In the statement, she warns that factories are on the verge of closure, putting millions of

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The Resurgence Of Eugenics Into Mainstream Politics

In February 2020, 10 Downing Street became embroiled in scandal as shocking comments made by ministerial aid, Andrew Sabinsky, resurfaced. Sabinsky had previously espoused ‘very real racial differences in intelligence,’ and promoted enforced sterilisation ‘to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass.’ While Andrew Sabinsky resigned

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UN Calls For Evacuation Of Moria Camp

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UN has called for the evacuation of the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, prioritising families and sick people. The announcement echoes wider concerns that refugees are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, and camps do not have the infrastructure to mitigate against the spread,

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Tensions Escalate Between Russia And Turkey Over Syria

On the 29th February, Turkey’s President Erdogan asked Putin to back down and give Turkey a free path to combat the Syrian government, without Russian interference. The announcement follows news that on Friday 28th, Russia dispatched two state-of-the-art warships to the Syrian coast after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in

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Afghan Election Results Threaten Further Destabilisation

On Tuesday 18 February, the Afghan government declared Ashraf Ghani to be the winner of the presidential election with a slim margin of 50.64%, opening the way for his second term in office. Votes were cast five months ago, and results were scheduled to be announced on 19 September, but

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