Health

15.03.2020

Social Development Network Advocates for Clearer Directives and Comprehensive Plan Involving the Poorest Sectors and Frontline Health Workers

Social Development Network Advocates for Clearer Directives and Comprehensive Plan Involving the Poorest Sectors and Frontline Health Workers

PMPI Press Release  Rather than be enlightened and feel safe, people have become more frustrated and confused, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s press conference last 12 March 2020 as indicated in many social media postings. The press conference was most awaited given the prior announcement by the… »

15.03.2020

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups spring up as communities offer support during virus outbreak

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups spring up as communities offer support during virus outbreak

Dozens of ‘mutual aid’ groups have sprung up across the country to support those suffering from the effects and threat of the coronavirus outbreak[1]. 68 groups have been set up online, with volunteers coordinating via WhatsApp and Facebook groups and offering people in self-isolation help with shopping, dog walking… »

14.03.2020

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

Health Care Instead of Military Exercises

With the recent WHO declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, concerns are higher than ever about the rapid global spread of the disease with precautions being taken to limit travel, large gatherings, and panic. Nonetheless, one of the largest military drills in Europe since the Cold War is still set… »

14.03.2020

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus… »

11.03.2020

Coronavirus in Europe: is the priority health or business?

Coronavirus in Europe: is the priority health or business?

Europe must study what has been done in China and what is being done in Korea and Italy against the coronavirus in order to imitate and improve the effective measures that have been taken. On 7 January, a few weeks ago, China informed the world of the discovery of a… »

09.03.2020

Ban Parades Now

Ban Parades Now

As I proposed before the CPAC meeting and will again now, there is a danger in large gatherings and a precedent of ignoring that danger to great detriment. The steps China has taken against the coronavirus (rapidly building new hospitals, testing huge numbers of people, quarantining people swiftly and effectively)… »

09.03.2020

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Why would someone be afraid to be in quarantine? I asked myself as I read the following question in Quora. But there are reasons to be afraid. First of all, the medical bills. The twenty-seven million uninsured Americans cause uncertainty to the ability of the government to control the… »

08.03.2020

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

“There has been no time in the history of this country when women, especially Black women, have had the reproductive freedom and justice that they deserve. In my administration, that will finally change.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams While campaigning in the Midwest on Saturday ahead of a… »

07.03.2020

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

“My co-workers make impossible choices daily because a lot of us don’t have access to affordable health insurance,” Vladimir Clairjeune, a passenger service representative at JFK airport, said at a training session Wednesday, learning to deal with the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. “[We] choose not to see a doctor for a health… »

06.03.2020

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

By Countercurrents Collective World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that some countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the U.S. where medical workers sounded warnings over a “disturbing” lack of hospital preparedness. The epidemic has wreaked havoc on international business,… »

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