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Live Live Updates: The Nobel Peace Prize Will Be Awarded Friday Morning As a pandemic continues to rage and climate change threatens humanity, the Nobel committee is choosing from 329 candidates for one of the world’s most prestigious honors. Ms. Johnson Sirleaf was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York Times A Catholic Saint, a women’s right activist and a champion of education for girls. Those are three of the only 17 women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. She was recognized in 1905, two years after Marie Curie became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in physics. Cade Metz, Marc Santora andAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyThe Nobel Prize in Medicine recognized research on temperature and touch.
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Live Live Updates: Nobel Peace Prize Goes to 2 Journalists for Protecting Free Expression The Nobel Committee awarded the 2021 prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitri A. Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, “a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Joshua Hammer andMaria Ressa is only the 18th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. A total of 109 individuals have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which has also been awarded to organizations. She was recognized in 1905, two years after Marie Curie became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in physics. Cade Metz, Marc Santora andAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyThe Nobel Prize in Medicine recognized research on temperature and touch.
Persons: Maria Ressa, Dmitri A, Dmitri Muratov, Dmitry Serebryakov, Eloisa Lopez, Ressa, Rappler, Rodrigo Duterte’s, , Mr, Muratov, Anna Politkovskaya, , Alexander Zemlianichenko, Vladimir V, Putin, Politkovskaya, Politkovskaya’s, Mikhail S, Gorbachev, Aleksandr Y, Lebedev, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Shchekochikhin, Anastasia Boburova, Natalia Estemirova, Estemirova, Ramzan A, Kadyrov, Pavel Kanygin, Bullit Marquez, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald J, Trump, Duterte, bitches ”, Ms Ressa, Rambo Talabong, Duterte’s, Nic Gabunada, Joshua Hammer, Ellen Johnson, Obama, Johnson Sirleaf, Doug Mills, ” Göran Hansson, Bertha von Suttner, Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler, Mother Teresa, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah, Tawakkol, Roosevelt, King, Malala, Theodore Roosevelt, Press Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Henry Griffin, Associated Press Albert Schweitzer, Associated Press Mother Teresa, Jean, Claude Francolon, Elie Wiesel, Jim Wilson, Dalai Lama, Ennio Leanza, Associated Press Malala Yousafzai, Brendan Esposito, Frank Vinken, John Minchillo, Benjamin List, David W.C, MacMillan, MacMillan —, Max Planck, . MacMillan, Marc Santora, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi, Pontus Lundahl, Syukuro, Al Gore, Manabe, Michael Mann, Dr, Mann, Hasselmann, Parisi, Cade Metz, David Julius, Ardem, Jonathan Nackstran, Ardem Patapoutian, Julius, Patapoutian, Julius’s, “ It’s, “ it’s, ” Benjamin Mueller Organizations: Journalists, Reuters, Facebook, Novaya Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta “, KGB, Federal Security Service, Princeton, CNN, New York Times, Nobel Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, International, Press, Getty, Associated Press, Chemistry, Fuer Kohlenforschung, Max, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Princeton University, ., TT News Agency, Max Planck Institute, Meteorology, Sapienza University of Rome, U.S, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, , Medicine, Agence France, University of California, Scripps Research Locations: Moscow, Manila, Philippines, Russia, Chechnya, Soviet, United States, Chechen, Grozny, Ukraine, Philippine, Quezon , Philippines, Rappler, Toms River, N.J, Asia, Liberia, Washington, Austrian, Europe, Iran, Kenyan, Yemen, Dalai, Shutterstock, German, Scottish, Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, La Jolla, Calif
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Joshua Hammer andMaria Ressa is only the 18th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in its 126-year history. Image Former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010, a year before she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A total of 109 individuals have received the Nobel Peace Prize, which has also been awarded to organizations. Image The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi on Tuesday.
Persons: Maria Ressa, Dmitri A, Dmitri Muratov, Dmitry Serebryakov, Eloisa Lopez, Ressa, Rappler, Rodrigo Duterte’s, , Mr, Muratov, Anna Politkovskaya, , Alexander Zemlianichenko, Vladimir V, Putin, Politkovskaya, Politkovskaya’s, Mikhail S, Gorbachev, Aleksandr Y, Lebedev, Yuri Shchekochikhin, Shchekochikhin, Anastasia Boburova, Natalia Estemirova, Estemirova, Ramzan A, Kadyrov, Pavel Kanygin, Bullit Marquez, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald J, Trump, Duterte, bitches ”, Rambo Talabong, Duterte’s, Nic Gabunada, Joshua Hammer, Ellen Johnson, Barack Obama, Doug Mills, Göran Hansson, Bertha von Suttner, Marie Curie, Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler, Mother Teresa, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah, Tawakkol, Roosevelt, King, Malala, Theodore Roosevelt, Press Jane Addams, Cordell Hull, Henry Griffin, Associated Press Albert Schweitzer, Associated Press Mother Teresa, Jean, Claude Francolon, Elie Wiesel, Jim Wilson, Dalai Lama, Ennio Leanza, Associated Press Malala Yousafzai, Brendan Esposito, Frank Vinken, John Minchillo, Benjamin List, David W.C, MacMillan, MacMillan —, Max Planck, . MacMillan, Marc Santora, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi, Pontus Lundahl, Syukuro, Al Gore, Manabe, Michael Mann, Dr, Mann, Hasselmann, Parisi, Cade Metz, David Julius, Ardem, Jonathan Nackstran, Ardem Patapoutian, Julius, Patapoutian, Julius’s, “ It’s, “ it’s, ” Benjamin Mueller Organizations: Journalists, Reuters, Facebook, Novaya Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta “, KGB, Federal Security Service, Princeton, CNN, New York Times, Nobel Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, International, Press, Getty, Associated Press, Chemistry, Fuer Kohlenforschung, Max, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Princeton University, ., TT News Agency, Max Planck Institute, Meteorology, Sapienza University of Rome, U.S, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, , Medicine, Agence France, University of California, Scripps Research Locations: Philippines, Russia, Moscow, Manila, Chechnya, Soviet, United States, Chechen, Grozny, Ukraine, Philippine, Quezon , Philippines, Rappler, Toms River, N.J, Asia, Liberia, Washington, Austrian, Europe, Iran, Kenyan, Yemen, Dalai, Shutterstock, German, Scottish, Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, La Jolla, Calif
IPG Posts Revenue Gains, Boosts Outlook for 2021
  + stars: | 2021-07-21 | by ( Alexandra Bruell | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: +3 min
IPG’s organic net revenue rose 19.8% in the second quarter compared with the year-ago period, when the company reported a decrease in organic net revenue of 9.9%. Compared with the second quarter in 2019, before the pandemic, the company’s organic revenue in the most recent quarter increased 7.9%. “We’ve demonstrated over time that with revenue growth we can expand margins,” she added. Internationally, organic net revenue rose 24.4% in the period, while the U.S., which makes up 63% of net revenue, posted growth of 17.4%. IPG’s total net revenue, which excludes only billable expenses, increased 22.5% to $2.7 billion in the second quarter.
Persons: IPG, , Philippe Krakowsky, McCann Worldgroup, IPG Mediabrands, Ellen Johnson, , “ We’ve, Jack, Alexandra Bruell Organizations: Interpublic, Cos, Omnicom, Inc, CMO, Octagon Sports & Entertainment, International Locations: U.S
Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseThe World Health Organization, battling to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, agreed on Monday to study recommendations for ambitious reforms made by independent experts to strengthen the agency. Health ministers from WHO's 194 member states will also meet from Nov. 29 to decide whether to launch negotiations on an international treaty aimed at boosting defences against any future pandemic. "A green light for this treaty process is the greatest commitment to learn from this crisis that this Assembly could have sent out. It the most effective way to make sure that the global health crisis becomes the final one," he said.
Persons: Mike Ryan, Denis Balibouse, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kümmel Organizations: World Health Organisation, WHO, Democratic, United Nations, REUTERS, World Health Organization, European Union, New Zealand, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Geneva, Switzerland, WHO's, Liberia
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on Monday for launching negotiations this year on an international treaty to boost pandemic preparedness, as part of sweeping reforms envisioned by member states. The ministers from the WHO's 194 member states are to meet from Nov. 29 to decide whether to launch negotiations on the pandemic treaty. "The one recommendation that I believe will do most to strengthen both WHO and global health security is the recommendation for a treaty on pandemic preparedness and response," Tedros said. The WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - the world's first public health treaty - was clinched in 2003 after four years of negotiations. Chile's ambassador Frank Tressler Zamorano said on behalf of 60 countries that a pandemic treaty would help "heed the call by so many experts to reset the system".
Persons: Mike Ryan, Denis Balibouse, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Tedros, Scott Morrison, Frank Tressler Zamorano, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Organizations: World Health Organisation, WHO, Democratic, United Nations, REUTERS, World Health Organization, Tobacco Control, European Union, New Zealand, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Geneva, Switzerland, China, Liberia
Flipping the class structure, using breakout rooms, and hosting virtual speakers will continue. Some GSB courses are also exploring holding certain sessions in the virtual or hybrid modality to enhance the student experience. Here are several examples of new practices and initiatives the graduate school has designed to inform and guide future leaders. "For best results, it's essential to integrate the work students do during class time with the work students do outside of class," Lyo said. The virtual format also allowed Stanford faculty, staff, students, and alumni to tune into the GSB's popular "View From The Top" lecture series, which is normally restricted to enrolled GSB students.
Persons: Grace Lyo, Grace Lyo's, Feely, Lyo, Rod Kramer, Deborah Gruenfeld, Margaret Neale, Ashley Martin, there's, James Lattin, Lattin, Katherine Casey, Liz Walker, , Walker, Brian Lowery, Jim Yong Kim, Condoleezza Rice, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Lowery, Loretta Lynch, Jeff Flake, Deval Patrick, Rashad Robinson, it's, Rosalind Brewer, Eric Garcetti, Beth Ford Organizations: Stanford Graduate School of Business, COVID, , Stanford, Business, Society, World Bank, State, Starbucks, Land O'Lakes Inc Locations: Stanford, Liberia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Los Angeles
World Health Organization logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoA new transparent global system should be set up for probing disease outbreaks, empowering the World Health Organization to deploy investigators at short-notice and reveal findings, a COVID-19 pandemic review panel said on Wednesday. read more"It is critical to have an empowered WHO," panel co-chair and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told reporters on the launch of the report "COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic". But WHO's Emergency Committee should have declared an international health emergency at its first meeting on Jan. 22 instead of waiting until Jan. 30, the report said. The panel praised the "unstinting" efforts of WHO leadership and staff during the pandemic.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Johnson Sirleaf, Clark, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump Organizations: REUTERS, World Health Organization, WHO, New Zealand, Diplomats, European Union, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, World Trade Organization, WTO's, Property, Thomson Locations: China, Liberia, European, Wuhan, COVID
A proper global response could have averted the COVID-19 pandemic, a WHO-backed report found. The COVID-19 pandemic, and most of its death and devastation, could have been averted by a proper global response, a WHO-backed panel said on Wednesday. The report, by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, said that the resources and know-how to control the coronavirus existed all along, but world leaders failed to use them properly. The panel also admonished the International Health Regulations, the only legally binding set of rules to direct how countries respond to an international crisis. The report suggests "a fundamental transformation" to the system, co-chair Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, said.
Persons: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark, Sirleaf Organizations: WHO, Independent, Pandemic Preparedness, Service, Concern, Financial Times, New, Health, Council Locations: Liberia, China, Wuhan, New Zealand
Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics
  + stars: | 2021-05-12 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +5 min
The group also slammed the lack of global leadership and restrictive international health laws that "hindered" WHO's response to the pandemic. Some experts criticized the panel for failing to hold WHO and others accountable for their actions during Covid-19, describing that as "an abdication of responsibility." The panel also suggested that WHO's director-general — currently Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia — should be limited to a single seven-year term. Sophie Harman, a professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London, said the panel's recommendations were unlikely to be entirely welcomed by WHO's member countries, and thus, unlikely to be implemented. Of the millions of Covid-19 vaccines administered to date, developing countries have received just 7%, WHO said this week.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Lawrence Gostin, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark, Johnson Sirleaf, , Trump, Clark, Sophie Harman, Covid, David Tomlinson, Clare Wenham, Wenham Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, Georgetown University, Liberian, New Zealand, World Trade Organization, Associated Press, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Economics Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, China, Ethiopia, British
As a 20-year vet of IPG, Krakowsky has close relationships with many of its executives across agencies. Amy Armstrong, global CEO of InitiativeAmy Armstrong, Initiative global CEO InitiativeAmy Armstrong became global CEO of IPG media agency Initiative in March, replacing Mat Baxter, after turning around its US business. Eileen Kiernan, global CEO of UMEileen Kiernan, UM global CEO UMEileen Kiernan joined media agency UM in 2012, rising to global CEO in 2019. An IPG agency exec said there's a saying at IPG that when McCann catches a cold, IPG gets sick. Sokoloff rose to president of MullenLowe Group's global creative council in 2011 and chief creative officer of the group in 2017.
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Amy Armstrong, global CEO of InitiativeAmy Armstrong, Initiative global CEO InitiativeAmy Armstrong became global CEO of IPG media agency Initiative in March, replacing Mat Baxter, after turning around its US business. Eileen Kiernan, global CEO of UMEileen Kiernan, UM global CEO UMEileen Kiernan joined media agency UM in 2012, rising to global CEO in 2019. An IPG agency exec said there's a saying at IPG that when McCann catches a cold, IPG gets sick. Daryl Lee, global CEO of IPG MediabrandsDaryl Lee, IPG Mediabrands global CEO Universal McCannOne IPG agency exec called Daryl Lee, along with Arun Kumar, the "one-two punch" of the company and key members of Krakowsky's inner circle. Sokoloff rose to president of MullenLowe Group's global creative council in 2011 and chief creative officer of the group in 2017.
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FILE PHOTO: Former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, delivers a speech n central London, Britain May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - More than 60 former heads of state, including former leaders of Britain and France, and over 100 Nobel Prize winners called on U.S. President Joe Biden to back a waiver of intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines. It said that, based on the current pace of vaccine production, most poor nations will have to wait until at least 2024 to achieve mass COVID-19 immunization. Other signatories included Francois Hollande, Mary Robinson, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Juan Manuel Santos and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - formerly presidents of France, Ireland, Brazil, Colombia and Liberia - and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. The letter was coordinated by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of more than 50 development organizations.
Persons: Gordon Brown, Neil Hall, Joe Biden, Biden, , , Joseph Stiglitz, Francois Hollande, Mary Robinson, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Juan Manuel Santos, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark Organizations: British, REUTERS, World Trade Organization, New Zealand, People’s Vaccine Locations: London, Britain, France, U.S, South Africa, India, Ireland, Brazil, Colombia, Liberia
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - China on Tuesday defended its early actions taken to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, saying that it immediately notified the World Health Organization and took “the most comprehensive, thorough, strict prevention and control measures”. “Facing the unknown SARS-CoV-2, China immediately notified WHO of the epidemic situation, shared the virus genome sequence at the earliest possible time and took the most comprehensive, thorogh, strict prevention and control measures,” Sun Yang from China’s National Health Commission told WHO’s Executive Board. The remarks come a day after the independent WHO panel said that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January last year to curb cases. Some paragraphs in the interim report of the panel headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are “inconsistent with the facts”, Sun said.
Persons: Denis Balibouse GENEVA, Sun Yang, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sun Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, , National Health Commission, New Zealand, Liberian Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, China
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic could be the catalyst for much-needed reform of the World Health Organization just as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 forced urgent changes at the U.N. nuclear agency, an independent review panel said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REFORMSThe United States and European Union backed drawing up reform proposals for a ministerial meeting in May. They said the pandemic had shown that the WHO’s 194 member states must act swiftly to reform the agency, boost its funding, and give it powers to enforce international health regulations. “Is that this (Chernobyl) moment for WHO and the global health system?,” Clark asked, adding that WHO member states “are going to have to face up to this”.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, , Sun Yang, Sun, , Garrett Grigsby, Germany’s Bjoern Kuemmel, Johnson Sirleaf, Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Helen Clark, ” Clark Organizations: LONDON, World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Liberian, WHO’s, National Health Commission, United, European Union, U.S ., New Zealand Locations: GENEVA, Geneva, Switzerland, China, Wuhan, United States
China's latest COVID outbreak worst since March 2020
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is battling the worst outbreak of COVID-19 since March 2020, with one province posting a record daily rise in cases, as an independent panel reviewing the global pandemic said China could have acted more forcefully to curb the initial outbreak. FILE PHOTO: People are tested at a nucleic acid testing site following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, January 18, 2021. China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for a seventh day on Tuesday. The Chinese capital itself reported one new case, while Heilongjiang in the north reported 27 new infections. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China is 89,454, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,635.
Persons: Thomas Peter State, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Organizations: REUTERS, Thomas, Global Times, National Health Commission, Authorities, New, Liberian, World Health Organization, WHO Locations: SHANGHAI, BEIJING, China, Beijing, Jilin, Hebei province, Heilongjiang, New Zealand, Wuhan
China's COVID outbreak worst since March 2020
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is battling the worst outbreak of COVID-19 since March 2020, with one province posting a record daily rise in cases, as an independent panel reviewing the global pandemic said China could have done more to curb the initial outbreak. FILE PHOTO: People are tested at a nucleic acid testing site following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterState-backed tabloid the Global Times on Tuesday defended China’s early handling of COVID-19, saying no country had any experience in dealing with the virus. China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for a seventh day on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China is 89,454, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,635.
Persons: Thomas Peter State, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Hua Chunying, ” Hua Organizations: REUTERS, Thomas, Global Times, National Health Commission, Authorities, New, Liberian, World Health Organization, Foreign Ministry, WHO Locations: SHANGHAI, BEIJING, China, Beijing, Jilin, Hebei province, Heilongjiang, New Zealand, United States, Britain, Japan, Wuhan
A group of world leaders tasked with leading a postmortem on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic has issued a rebuke to China's early handling of the outbreak. The group also promised to issue new guidance to fix the world's "global pandemic alert system," which it called "not fit for purpose," in another report coming in May. A group of world leaders tasked with leading a postmortem on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic has issued a rebuke to China's early handling of the outbreak. "The global pandemic alert system is not fit for purpose," the report authors wrote. In spite of China's early difficulties combating the virus, strict public health measures have helped the country keep its newly-diagnosed daily cases low.
Persons: Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Read, Al, Al Jazeera Organizations: Pandemic Preparedness, World Health Organization, Walmart, Kroger, WHO, Associated Press Locations: China, New Zealand, Liberia, Wuhan, Al Jazeera, Hubei province, Hebei
People wearing protective face masks walk on the main shopping street in Munich, Germany during the coronavirus crisis on April 30 2020. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty ImagesLONDON — The "inward-looking national agenda" of certain countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatening global resilience in the wake of the crisis, suggested one panelist behind the World Economic Forum's 2021 global risks report. Her comments come as some wealthier countries are being criticized by campaigners for "hoarding" more doses of coronavirus vaccines than they need, while lower-income countries struggle to get enough shots to immunize their populations. She added that there was the risk of "business zombification," if stimulus packages were not "properly structured." This has been a concern amid the pandemic with increased support for businesses from governments and central banks.
Persons: Alexander Hassenstein, Carolina Klint, Marsh & McLennan, CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Klint Organizations: Continental, Marsh &, Amnesty, Health, Covid Locations: Munich, Germany, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia
FILE PHOTO: A blocked entrance to Huanan seafood market, where the coronavirus that can cause COVID-19 is believed to have first surfaced, is seen in Wuhan, Hubei province, China March 30, 2020. Picture taken March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File PhotoGENEVA (Reuters) - An independent panel reviewing the global handling of the COVID-19 pandemic said on Monday that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January and criticised the World Health Organization (WHO) for not declaring an international emergency until Jan. 30. In an interim report the panel of experts, led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said: “The global pandemic alert system is not fit for purpose”, adding: “The World Health Organization has been underpowered to do the job”. It called for a “global reset” and said it would provide recommendations in a final report to health ministers in May.
Persons: Aly, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Organizations: REUTERS, GENEVA, World Health Organization, WHO, New Zealand, Liberian Locations: Wuhan, Hubei province, China
Specifically, it questioned why the WHO’s Emergency Committee did not meet until the third week of January and did not declare an international emergency until its second meeting on Jan. 30. “Although the term pandemic is neither used nor defined in the International Health Regulations (2005), its use does serve to focus attention on the gravity of a health event. “The global pandemic alert system is not fit for purpose”, it said. European countries led by France and Germany have pushed for addressing the WHO’s shortcomings on funding, governance and legal powers. The panel called for a “global reset” and said that it would make recommendations in a final report to health ministers from the WHO’s 194 member states in May.
Persons: Aly, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mike Ryan, , Donald Trump Organizations: REUTERS, GENEVA, World Health Organization, WHO, New Zealand, Liberian, Nations agency.Their, Locations: Wuhan, Hubei province, China, Geneva, COVID, United States, France, Germany
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Officials Around Globe Failed in Initial Response, W.H.O. So far at least 10 countries have ordered CoronaVac, seeking a total of 380 million doses. The two sites hoped to dispense 250 vaccine doses each, and Northwell officials said they hoped to continue the program as long as supplies last. In the first phase of the campaign, which began on Saturday, government officials plan to vaccinate 30 million health and frontline workers. The government of India, which has a population of 1.3 billion people, has so far purchased 11 million doses of Covishield and 5.5 million doses of Covaxin, both of which require two doses per person.
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ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government will protect civilians in the northern region of Tigray, he told African peace envoys on Friday, a day after he announced the military was beginning the “final phase” of an offensive there. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waits for the arrival of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen before their meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia December 7, 2019. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said such efforts were not akin to protecting civilians from harm. In September, before the Tigray hostilities began, the U.N. migration agency IOM said conflict had displaced more than 1.2 million Ethiopians around the country. Abiy accuses Tigrayan leaders of starting the war by attacking federal troops at a base in Tigray three weeks ago.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed’s, Abiy Ahmed, Ursula von der Leyen, Abiy, Ellen Johnson, Joaquim Chissano, Mekelle, Ahmed Shide, , France24, Kenneth Roth, Tigrayan Organizations: Ethiopian, Ethiopia's, REUTERS, Tiksa, Union, United Nations, Reuters, Human Rights, Twitter, IOM Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mekelle, Liberia, Mozambique, Kgalema, South Africa, Eritrea, Horn of Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia’s Tigray
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greets an African Union (AU) envoy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 27, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Federal forces have captured Wikro “and will control Mekelle in a few days”, Lieutenant-General Hassan Ibrahim said in a statement. Reuters was not immediately able to reach the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for comment, or to verify the statement. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accuses Tigrayan leaders of starting the war by attacking federal troops at a base in Tigray on Nov. 4. His government also put senior Tigrayan officials on trial for crimes such as corruption, torture and murder.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Wikro “, Hassan Ibrahim, Tigrayan, Abiy, Ellen Johnson, Joaquim Chissano, Ahmed Shide, , France24, Kenneth Roth, Pope Francis Organizations: Ethiopian, African Union, Federal, Reuters, Union, United Nations, Human Rights, Twitter Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Wikro, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tigray, Liberia, Mozambique, Kgalema, South Africa, Eritrea, Horn of Africa, Sudan, Mekelle, Ethiopia’s Tigray
Some 42,000 refugees have fled over the border to Sudan and TPLF rockets have hit neighbouring Eritrea. Tigrayan forces have fired rockets at the airport of Eritrea’s capital Asmara, while Ethiopian soldiers have been pulled from peacekeeping missions in Somalia and South Sudan. The U.N. mission in South Sudan said it was aware of the three soldiers’ repatriation. Although Ethiopia is ultimately responsible for the conduct and movement of its 2,000 troops in South Sudan, the statement said, discrimination due to ethnicity could violate international law. Ethiopia has described the Tigray fighting as an internal law enforcement matter.
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