Health

04.03.2021

Butantan receives supplies for another 14 mi vaccine doses

Butantan receives supplies for another 14 mi vaccine doses

The batch sent by lab Sinovac has 8.2 thousand liters of the API By Daniel Mello The supplies for São Paulo’s Butantan Institute to produce another 14 million doses of CoronaVac, a vaccine against the coronavirus, arrived this morning (Mar. 4). The shipment, which came from China, landed at the… »

03.03.2021

Denmark protects the homeless: Covid 19 vaccinations for people without shelter

Denmark protects the homeless: Covid 19 vaccinations for people without shelter

Homeless people are at particular risk for a Covid 19 infection. After all, staying home or washing your hands regularly isn’t so easy when you don’t have a roof over your head. That’s why Denmark is now prioritizing homeless people in the vaccination schedule. 200 of them received the… »

02.03.2021

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

Experts Say J&J-Merck Deal—Though Welcome Step—Does Not Get to ‘Heart of the Matter’ on Vaccine Apartheid

“Our elected leaders are choosing to allow a few Big Pharma companies to maintain their monopoly control over these drugs in order to maximize their profits.” By Kenny Stancil In response to the Biden administration’s brokering of a deal wherein pharmaceutical giant Merck will utilize excess manufacturing capacity to produce the coronavirus… »

02.03.2021

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX

COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a UN News recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important. 1) What… »

02.03.2021

Philippines Toxics Watchdog Group Exposes Online Sale of Chemical Whiteners Laden with Banned Mercury

Philippines Toxics Watchdog Group Exposes Online Sale of Chemical Whiteners Laden with Banned Mercury

EcoWaste Coalition cautions consumers against mercury-containing skin whitening cosmetics in the wake of 3.3. online shopping spree 2 March 2020, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today released a new report revealing the unethical and unlawful use of online shopping and social media sites to sell skin bleaching,… »

27.02.2021

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

“I’ve personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries,” Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea, Africa. Dr. Spencer knows the value of public health protocols,… »

25.02.2021

Russia Steps Up Sputnik V Vaccine To Africa

Russia Steps Up Sputnik V Vaccine To Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah As African countries continue to experience increasing coronavirus infections, with the overall number of cases exceeding 3.79 million mid-February, Russia is stepping in to supply 300 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine through the African Union (AU). It is an effort to stop further spread of… »

24.02.2021

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

From Eritrea to Tanzania, the world’s strictest – and most – relaxed lockdowns

Jennifer Bell A year into the coronavirus pandemic, and some remote parts of the world remain in some of the strictest lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus, according to the Government Response Stringency Index developed at Oxford University. The platform… »

22.02.2021

Bolsonaro May Well Emerge Unscathed from Brazil’s Disaster

Bolsonaro May Well Emerge Unscathed from Brazil’s Disaster

Viewpoint by Robert Muggah* It was once fashionable to describe Brazil as the country of the future. What a difference half a decade makes. In recent years, a democratically elected president was stripped of power and ultimately replaced by an authoritarian strongman. Today, Latin America’s largest country is suffering from… »

20.02.2021

Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing. The last in West Africa occurred between 2014 and 2015 and affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It was the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. »

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