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08.05.2020

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide approaches 4 million and the pandemic could be with us for months or years, we look at who can access drugs like Remdesivir, being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which has the patent for the drug and is poised to make massive profits. »

07.05.2020

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

We had the chance to interview Professor Zhang, who is working in Infection Department at the Health System in the city of Chongqing, China, in order to consult him, as an expert and part of the team helping Hubei Province, about the most important measures that were implemented in China… »

07.05.2020

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, an isolation centre has been built to provide health care to Rohingya… »

07.05.2020

New ‘Alarming’ Research Shows Nearly 1 in 5 Children in US Going Without Enough Food Amid Coronavirus Crisis

New ‘Alarming’ Research Shows Nearly 1 in 5 Children in US Going Without Enough Food Amid Coronavirus Crisis

“Child and household food insecurity are off the charts.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer – Common Dreams The economic crisis that has come in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak has left nearly a fifth of children in the U.S. without enough food, according to new research from the Hamilton Project,… »

06.05.2020

Coronavirus: why you need to wear a face mask in France, but not in the UK

Coronavirus: why you need to wear a face mask in France, but not in the UK

Should you wear a face mask when you leave your house? It’s the question no one seems to agree on. In France, the government originally said masks were unnecessary, but this week has made it mandatory to wear them on public transport and in secondary schools and is distributing… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

03.05.2020

Face masks: what the Spanish flu can teach us about making them compulsory

Face masks: what the Spanish flu can teach us about making them compulsory

Should people be forced to wear face masks in public? That’s the question facing governments as more countries unwind their lockdowns. Over 30 countries have made masks compulsory in public, including Germany, Austria and Poland. This is despite the science saying masks do little to protect wearers, and only might prevent them from infecting… »

02.05.2020

Baltic countries are on the verge of state bankruptcy

Baltic countries are on the verge of state bankruptcy

BY LUKAS RAMONAS The coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the world. And its victims are not only people, but also the economies of states. As it is known, the number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 daily increases by 100-130 people in the Baltic countries. At the same time, the International Monetary… »

02.05.2020

France extends health emergency until July 24 as Europe mulls lifting lockdown restrictions

France extends health emergency until July 24 as Europe mulls lifting lockdown restrictions

France’s minister of health has announced an extension of the public health state of emergency until July 24. The country was placed under emergency on March 24 due the Covid-19 outbreak. The move was announced by Olivier Veran on Saturday, following an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers. While… »

30.04.2020

Greater New York Green Options: More Than Gardens

Greater New York Green Options:  More Than Gardens

Food quality, investigation into labeling, Non GMO, organic foods, plant-based diets, food insecurity, sustainability, the environment—in recent years, these issues have become ever-more important for the health and well-being of the public becoming ever-more aware of informed choices for their lives and the lives of their families. Personally, I have… »

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