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An eviction epidemic

The government is gearing up to demolish Rehmanabad, a more than 50-year-old working-class neighbourhood in Karachi inhabited by one of the most oppressed and vulnerable communities in the city. Rehmanabad’s…

Gun epidemic

While in Havana this past February, I made the acquaintance of a man in his mid-fifties, who hailed from the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo and who in 1986 had…

An epidemic

The other day in Mexico, I fell into conversation with an older gentleman from Virginia who had recently lost a brother to cancer. Choking up as he recalled how, as…

China exports plunge on coronavirus epidemic

China’s exports plummeted in the first two months of this year on the back of a coronavirus epidemic that forced businesses to suspend operations, disrupting the world’s supply chains. Exports…

A Looming Epidemic

A looming epidemic

In the era of ever-increasing antibiotic resistance, common diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, genitourinary tract infections etc, are becoming difficult to treat. Bacteria are becoming rapidly resistant to commonly prescribed…

An Unsung Epidemic

An unsung epidemic

Chronic disease is the biggest epidemic ever faced. Yet, even though it touches almost every family, people are not tuned into this epidemic, as such, nor are the causes fully…