Opinion

May 10, 2020
May 10, 2020

COVID-19 and the economisation of life in Bangladesh

In a society where economy becomes the container of lives, it is not surprising that the logic of national economic interests will shape the arguments around how to manage the lockdown.

May 9, 2020
May 9, 2020

Latest developments from a frontline healthcare worker in the UK

I have received a phone call from one of my friends, a retired ENT professor in Bangladesh. He informed me that alarmingly a high number of doctors and healthcare workers are getting infected with...

May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020

Wastewater transmission of Covid 19 is another worry

Researchers started looking into sewage and traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found in the Netherlands and Paris wastewater samples.

April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020

Notes from a frontline healthcare worker in the UK

I continue to battle with Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020

Covid-19 diagnosis and the reporting curve in Bangladesh

In contrast to other countries, Bangladesh had plenty of time to stem the spread of coronavirus since the first Covid-19 case was detected.

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Online Exclusive: Will Covid-19 lead to a novel road of economic thinking?

Never before in the known history of human civilisation has the state agreed to pay the wages of those at risk of losing their jobs. Never before have they ordered social distancing.

April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

Corona-shaming exposes the fault lines of our society

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlett Letter, we read about how adulterers had to wear the sign “A” across their chest. We even have examples in local literature and popular culture like the one of...

April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020

Homebound: The first eight days

The country, and the world at large, has changed at an unprecedented pace over the last eight days.

March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020

Covid-19: Why Bangladesh could be amongst the worst affected during this pandemic

Following the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, the global community has faced the insurmountable task of addressing the rising burden of disease.

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

What about workers in the informal sector?

The present pandemic COVID-19 has created havoc in the world throwing millions out of jobs and means of livelihoods.