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14.10.2020

“Herd Immunity” is Unethical, says WHO

“Herd Immunity” is Unethical, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the idea of allowing Covid-19 to simply spread through society, calling this “herd immunity” approach to fighting the pandemic “unethical.” “Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding an outbreak, let alone a… »

24.08.2020

Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers

Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers

Migrants Held for Months in Dangerous Conditions Amid Pandemic Since May, Venezuelan migrants detained in a detention facility administered by Aruba’s coast guard, the Guarda Nos Costa (GNC), have participated in four protests asking to be returned to Venezuela. To understand why anyone amid the Covid-19 pandemic would want to go back… »

06.08.2020

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital. More than 130 people were killed in the blast, which ripped through the port and surrounding… »

05.08.2020

Hungary: Health Care Failures Endanger Lives

Hungary: Health Care Failures Endanger Lives

Ensure Access to Adequate, Quality Health Care, Provide Sufficient Resources Longstanding neglect by the government has left the Hungarian public healthcare system under-prepared to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch found poor conditions in hospitals, including a lack of hand soap, sanitizer,… »

28.07.2020

WHO: COVID-19 “Most Severe Global Health Emergency” as Global Death Toll Tops 654,000

WHO: COVID-19 “Most Severe Global Health Emergency” as Global Death Toll Tops 654,000

The global COVID-19 death toll has topped 654,000. On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak the most severe global health emergency the WHO has ever faced. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the international health regulations, but it’s… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

18.06.2020

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

The European Union and WHO deliver vital medical supplies to East Jerusalem hospitals for COVID-19 response

A substantial delivery of personal protective equipment and medical items was supplied today by the European Union and the World Health Organization to the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network (EJHN) to support preparedness for COVID-19. At the hand over event at Augusta Victoria Hospital, the European Union’s Representative Sven Kühn von… »

16.06.2020

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

Who Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in a Time of Pandemic?

By Vijay Prashad A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors… »

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