Daily Archives: April 24, 2020

Skoll Foundation Announces New Gift of $100 Million from Jeff Skoll to Fight COVID-19

Gift Follows a Doubling of Current Grants to Total $200 Million Committed to Date PALO ALTO, California, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Jeff Skoll made a new $100 million gift to the Skoll Foundation, which it will use to fight the COVID-19 pandemic globally. This new contribution will enable the Foundation to quadruple […]

Township lockdown: How South Africa’s poor bear the cost of coronavirus

It’s so cramped in South Africa’s Imizamo Yethu township that your opposite neighbour’s front door is closer than the government’s recommended coronavirus social distancing guidelines of one and a half metres. Yet the government’s stay-at-home order to contain the spread of COVID-19 is confining people in townships like Imizamo Yethu – perched on mountain slopes

US Deficit Projected to Soar as Pandemic Wreaks Havoc Around World

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the economic hardship caused by the coronavirus in the United States would last through next year, as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the financial health of countries around the world. The nonpartisan agency said the U.S. budget deficit would grow from $1 trillion to $3.7

Trump Says Disinfectant Suggestion for COVID-19 Was ‘Sarcastic’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he was being sarcastic when he suggested that disinfectants could be used to treat coronavirus patients. He comments followed expressions of alarm from health experts and warnings from a maker of the sanitizing solutions. Trump said Friday that his comments the previous day were not intended to be taken