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21.12.2020

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in parts of the UK. The government has placed some regions including London under new, stricter coronavirus restrictions, known as Tier 4. People in Tier 4 areas will… »

17.12.2020

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Just before the World Health Assembly (WHA), an 18 May open letter by world leaders and experts urged governments to ensure that all COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests are patent-free, fairly distributed and available… »

16.12.2020

Five things we learned about Dutch parents during the pandemic – new research

Five things we learned about Dutch parents during the pandemic – new research

The Netherlands has entered into its strictest lockdown to date, with a new round of school and daycare closures. This will undoubtedly have an impact on parents around the country, who must once again juggle home schooling with work and childcare. We have seen this before. Like many countries in Europe,… »

12.12.2020

The Case for a People’s Vaccine

The Case for a People’s Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic, like a scab torn off a wound, has exposed systemic inequality and racism throughout our healthcare system. Now, the distribution of desperately needed vaccines is revealing even further the depths of inequity and immorality at the core of our globalized economy. Wealthy countries like the US, the… »

11.12.2020

How to Cure America’s Vaccine Paranoia

How to Cure America’s Vaccine Paranoia

The pandemic won’t end until we overcome our fear and loathing of scientific remedies and achieve “herd immunity”—but of the kind that is possible through mass vaccinations, not inaction. By Sonali Kolhatkar The end is in sight, we are told. The cavalry has arrived in the form of safe and… »

09.12.2020

Building humanistic views on health

Building humanistic views on health

Last Sunday, REHUNO Health participated in the 5th Latin American Humanist Forum with the panel on “building humanistic views in health”, moderated by journalist Cloty Rubio, from Barcelona. The event included six presentations from professionals in different areas of health: Nursing, Mental health, Labor and birth, Death and end of… »

04.12.2020

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

At the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday the world could be suffering negative effects from the pandemic for decades to come. Secretary-General António Guterres: “Let’s not fool ourselves. A vaccine cannot undo damage that will stretch across years, even decades, to come. Extreme poverty is rising. The threat… »

03.12.2020

Some Surprises in the European Commission’s New Intellectual Property Strategy

Some Surprises in the European Commission’s New Intellectual Property Strategy

The European Commission’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy is out and it holds a number of surprises for access to medicines. After restating the importance of IP for innovation and for fostering a competitive European industry, the Commission lays out a number of actions relevant for access to… »

03.12.2020

Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority

Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of large scale vaccination against coronavirus in Russia, by the end of next week. Medics and teachers will be the first to get the shots and participation will be voluntary. Russia’s pharma industry is ready to meet the challenge, Putin said during a… »

02.12.2020

UK provides first approval to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

UK provides first approval to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

The Financial Times and Bloomberg reports earlier this weekend had already announced that the UK would approve the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine within the week. And that happened. The British drug agency [MHRA] has approved the vaccine, according to a BBC report today, making the UK the first country to… »

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