Health

09.04.2020

In the first person: my experience with the Covid-19 in pictures

In the first person: my experience with the Covid-19 in pictures

By Juan Carlos Marín From March 16 to April 8, the day I was able to return home, I went through a process of hospitalization as a consequence of having been infected with Covid-19 or Coronavirus, which I could not stop recording and sharing. From the first symptoms in the… »

08.04.2020

COVID-19: The Wrath of the gods?

COVID-19: The Wrath of the gods?

Mythological stories are rich with narratives referring to the grave sins of man, heaping down the wrath of the gods upon them in the form of floods, plague, fire and famine. Sometimes these crimes were perpetrated against the natural order of the world and other times against the divine authority… »

08.04.2020

First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clothing

First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clothing

A 24-year-old nurse in Italy who is treating patients with the deadly COVID-19 virus has been describing how her “fate” on any given day is dependent on how well she dresses in her protective clothing. Laura Lupi works at a COVID-19 hospital… »

08.04.2020

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 Report – An In-Depth Look at the Largest Component of the Health Workforce

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 Report – An In-Depth Look at the Largest Component of the Health Workforce

GENEVA, 7 April 2020 (WHO)* — The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and… »

07.04.2020

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

By Leonardo Flores On April 1, the Trump administration hijacked a COVID-19 press conference to announce the deployment of U.S. Navy vessels and other military assets towards Venezuela. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, “included in this force package are Navy destroyers and littoral combat ships, Coast Guard Cutters,… »

06.04.2020

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Community cinemas across the UK play a valuable role in bringing communities together to engage with film, build relationships, combat loneliness, to educate. In times of physical distancing they, and their representative body Cinema For All have found new ways to continue this. The current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us… »

06.04.2020

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in India. With little savings and social security benefits, many have… »

06.04.2020

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

By Countercurrents Collective Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, the school’s medical center, are working on a possible vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists announced news of the potential vaccine, which has now been tested successfully on mice, on Thursday. Several research… »

05.04.2020

‘Drop the Medicare Eligibility Age to 0 Right Now’: Study Warns 35 Million Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

‘Drop the Medicare Eligibility Age to 0 Right Now’: Study Warns 35 Million Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

“The national health insurance system is crumbling more with every day that passes.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Common Dreams The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic collapse could cause a staggering 35 million people in the U.S. to lose their employer-sponsored health insurance over the next several months, with lower-income… »

05.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside… »

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