Health

08.07.2020

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

In recent weeks, there have been some notable developments in relation to the procurement of potential vaccines against COVID19. On June 3, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy announced the formation of the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance (IVA) in order to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the procurement of a possible vaccine. »

07.07.2020

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The horror of the coronavirus pandemic proves that progressives have been justified in demanding a single-payer health care system. By Sonali Kolhatkar A pandemic is not the time to be having discussions about how to design a national health care system. The fact that the United States, which… »

03.07.2020

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

Even after spending months indoors, 8 in 10 Brits would back ANOTHER LOCKDOWN if Covid-19 strikes again

A remarkably high number of Britons are open to the idea of another lockdown being imposed if Covid-19 cases surge again, a poll has revealed. Many are even afraid of going out and visiting public places that are about to reopen. More than eight in 10 people – 83 percent… »

02.07.2020

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

Venezuela’s Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19

By Vijay Prashad, Eduardo Viloria Daboín, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC Sixty percent of Venezuela’s COVID-19 cases are in its border states of Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia. Roughly 70,000 Venezuelans who had moved to nearby countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (largely in response to crippling U.S. »

30.06.2020

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

Coronavirus: Germany’s new local lockdown is a warning not a disaster

German authorities have had to take the difficult decision of reimposing a pandemic lockdown in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a resurgence of the coronavirus. This comes after the country’s R number, a measure of how quickly new cases of the disease are emerging, almost tripled over the course of few… »

28.06.2020

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

In such communities, 7,753 have been infected and 349 killed By Letycia Bond The COVID-19 pandemic has reached at least 11 indigenous ethnic groups, according to the National Committee for Indigenous Life and Memory. In the report published by the committee, formed by indigenous leaders, the total number of people… »

26.06.2020

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

The infusion of half a billion euros to help fight the coronavirus pandemic would be the highest ever annual contribution to the WHO by Germany. Germany will contribute more than €500 million ($561 million) in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) this year, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on… »

25.06.2020

Latin America Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths as Brazilian President Ordered to Wear Mask in Public

Latin America Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths as Brazilian President Ordered to Wear Mask in Public

Global confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 9.2 million, with nearly half a million deaths from COVID-19. Latin America’s regional death toll officially surpassed 100,000 Tuesday. In Brazil, a judge has ordered far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask in public, or he’ll face a fine of nearly $400 per… »

24.06.2020

At the Hospital Bedside

At the Hospital Bedside

Nurses, health care workers, radiology technicians, geriatricians, anesthetists, M.D. specialists in Intensive Care and infectious diseases. All hospital staff took part in the demonstrations occurred throughout France, where more than 220 meetings took place for the National Mobilization Day organized by trade unions and health workers collectives (the hospital trade… »

24.06.2020

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

“In June, the WHO, along with other UN agencies, released a landmark study, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020.’ Sadly, this study—like so much about the status of children in our time—has received almost no news coverage.” By Vijay Prashad The Great Lockdown lingers month… »

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