This page is updated each weekday, and collects The Daylighter’s up-to-the-minute briefs on local and regional responses to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, as seen through the lens of our beat coverage of human rights, democracy, environment, etc.
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Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than a quarter of the world’s nations. Now, with the world in the grips of the ever-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, tourist destinations have restricted […]> Read More
Camping, biking and hiking are on the rise, as Americans head outdoors and hit the road in search of some semblance of a normal summer-vacation season during the COVID-19 pandemic. But surging infection rates and shifting, inconsistent government policies are putting a damper on ambitious plans to re-open tourist economies. Hawaii and Puerto Rico: Islands […]> Read More
The killing of George Floyd has sparked angry protests and violent repression not just in the United States, but around the world, where pandemic lockdowns have also mixed with authoritarian abuses. • Related: “A deadly convergence of racism, brutality and disease across America — and the world” India: Brutality day by day India, a multiparty […]> Read More
Days of protests and violence following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer have shaken cities across the United States, with nightly curfews locking down populations already reeling from months of COVID-19 restrictions. And this deadly convergence of disease, violence and racism are mirrored in other nations around the world. • Related: […]> Read More
In the wake of COVID-19, the world economy is set to contract 3 percent in 2020, according to recent estimates from the International Monetary Fund. As devastating as this may be, the long-term economic prospects are even worse, as a research analysis by IMF economists found that five years after a pandemic, economic inequities will […]> Read More
Thanks to the pandemic, Americans are rediscovering birds at time that birds need to be noticed more than ever. Although a recent Audubon Society report shows that bird numbers have plummeted in North America over the last 50 years, millions of the feathered flyers are still migrating north to their seasonal breeding grounds. America’s newest […]> Read More