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Gaza gets vital medical aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Nidal Al-Mughrabi | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
GAZA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization delivered 15 ventilators to Gaza hospitals on Sunday amid a spike in COVID-19 infections that has tested the Palestinian territory’s under-developed health system. “These devices will help medical teams provide better service to patients, but it is not enough,” said Abdullatif Alhaj of Gaza’s health ministry. Alhaj said hospitals had suffered acute shortages in oxygen essential in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. “The health system right now can hold on for a few weeks after the expansion of beds,” said Abdelnaser Soboh, emergency health lead in the World Health Organization’s Gaza sub-office. Soboh said Gaza is also experiencing severe shortages of medications and disposable equipment needed to treat COVID-19 patients.
Persons: , Abdullatif, Alhaj, Abdelnaser, Soboh Organizations: World Health Organization, Gaza Health Ministry, Health Locations: GAZA, Gaza, Kuwait, Israel, Egypt
Colombia needs to reestablish aspersion, aerial fumigation with glyphosate for national security reasons,” Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo told Reuters in an interview on Friday. It will also need environmental regulators’ permission, recently delayed by legal actions from communities who oppose aerial fumigation. That figure is more than triple the 48,000 hectares recorded in 2013, when aerial fumigation was in use, Trujillo said. Despite the lack of aerial fumigation, Colombia will eradicate a record 130,000 hectares during 2020, the minister added. Manual eradication and voluntary crop substitution will continue even once aerial fumigation is re-approved, Trujillo said.
Persons: Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Luisa Gonzalez, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Ivan Duque’s, ” Trujillo, Trujillo, Duque’s, Indepaz Organizations: Colombian, Defense, Reuters, REUTERS, World Health Organization, WHO, United Nations, , Constitutional, Environmental, Agency, UN, Research Locations: BOGOTA, Colombia, Bogota, glyphosate, U.S
The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Photographs By | Jason Horowitz | Fabio Bucciarelli | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be. When she asked whether Mr. Orlandi had a connection to China, his wife seemed befuddled. ‘‘China?” Dr. Avogadri recalled Mr. Orlandi’s wife responding. By then, Dr. Avogadri, hamstrung by those same protocols, had herself fallen ill after days caring for Mr. Orlandi and other patients.
Persons: Italy —, Franco Orlandi, hale, Monica Avogadri, Orlandi, Avogadri, Orlandi’s Organizations: Fenaroli, World Health Organization Locations: Italian, BERGAMO, Italy, Bergamo, China, Lombardy, Lodi
Throughout November, the developed world has celebrated milestones in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. But lower-income countries may have to wait for years before they can vaccinate the majority of their population. Every American could have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of April. While childhood vaccinations are becoming increasingly common in low-income income countries, people of all age groups, especially the elderly, will need the COVID-19 vaccine. Cause for optimismDespite the hurdles that lower-income countries face, mass global vaccination is still a possibility.
Persons: Indranil Mukher, drugmakers, Andrea Taylor, BioNTech, Fabio Teixeira, Johnson, Ted Schrecker, haven't, Duke University's Elina Urli Hodges, Edwin Remsberg, Alison Copeland, Schrecker, Copeland, Juan Barreto, AstraZeneca, Ezra Acayan, it's, Taylor, Pamela Tulizo, Pankaj Patel Organizations: Duke University's Global Health Innovation Center, Scientists, Manufacturing Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Getty, Pfizer, Botafogo, World Health Organization, WHO, Coalition for, Duke University, Newcastle University Medical School, EU, Transport, Cargo, execs, Newcastle University, Mayo Clinic, Health, Business, Democratic, Bloomberg Locations: Dharavi, Mumbai, AFP, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, China, Canada, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia, Mayo, Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota, Manila, Philippines, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India
Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty ImagesFace shields aren't a replacement for masksFace shields can offer a false sense of security. The CDC also says face shields aren't a substitute for cloth masks. In September, CDC Director Robert Redfield called face masks "the most important, powerful public health tool we have."
Persons: Rachel Graham, Duke, Scott Gottlieb, Kevin Houston, Stacey Wescott, Jose Jordan, Gottlieb, Robert Redfield Organizations: University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics, Centers for Disease Control, The University of North, Chapel Hill, FDA, Street, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, Service, CDC, World Health Organization, Wayne State University Locations: The University of North Carolina, Chapel, Evanston , Illinois, Switzerland, Valencia, Spain
On social media, some have claimed that this is evidence the pandemic is a hoax. Now we have a new 2020 question, "which came first, the vaccine or the virus", another wrote (here). Dr Sean Elias is a scientist at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford and part of the COVID-19 vaccine team. The image shows a tube that was used in part of the production process for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2020. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts here .
Persons: Dr Sean Elias, Elias, , Read Organizations: Oxford, AstraZeneca COVID, REUTERS, Sky, AstraZeneca, , World Health Organization, WHO, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Reuters
US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since March, according to Transportation and Security Administration records. More than 1,070,900 people passed TSA checkpoints on Wednesday, the agency found. US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since March, according to Transportation and Security Administration records. The last time that many people traveled by air was March 16, when 1,257,823 people passed TSA checkpoints. Last Thanksgiving Eve, some 2,624,250 people traveled through TSA checkpoints, meaning this year's figures were a 40% decrease.
Persons: David Santiago, Anthony Fauci, Organizations: Transportation, Security Administration, World Health Organization, TSA, CNN, of Disease Control, International Airport, Miami Herald, Tribune, Service, Getty, CDC, Johns Hopkins University
"Virginity tests," in which a woman's hymen is examined, are available at least seven UK medical clinics, an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has found. At least seven medical clinics in the UK sell controversial "virginity tests," an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has found. Virginity tests are also sometimes carried out on sexual assault victims to determine whether rape has occurred. WHO recommends that virginity tests aren't performed under any circumstances, and urges governments to enact and enforce laws that ban the practice. France is divided on a virginity test banIn France, politicians are considering a ban of the practice.
Persons: BBC Newsbeat, Read, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, aren't Organizations: BBC, WHO, UN, World Health Organization, United Nations, Biden White, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Sunday Times Locations: France, England, Germany
The experts said it was easy to see why, in the face of Mr. Trump’s withdrawal and his efforts to deflect blame for the pandemic, Dr. Tedros chose not to negotiate. “It was an enormous backfire, and it was bound to be,” added Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University law professor and longtime W.H.O. Several current and former Trump administration officials and Western diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations. Dr. Tedros, for example, announced in January that China would share biological samples with the world. But he declined to speak up when China never made good on that promise.
Persons: Tedros, , Lawrence Gostin, ” Mr, Bremberg, Trump Organizations: Georgetown University, State Department, Chinese Communist Party, World Health Organization Locations: American, Geneva, China, Beijing
[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The World Health Organization is holding a briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic as cases in Europe begin to show signs of slowing after a handful of countries shuttered their economies for weeks. The coronavirus has infected more than 61.1 million people around the globe and has killed more than 1.4 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Read CNBC's live updates to see the latest news on the Covid-19 outbreak.
Persons: Maria van Kerkhove, CNN's, Read Organizations: World Health, WHO, Johns Hopkins University Locations: Europe, U.S, North America
Covid-19 Updates: Los Angeles County Bans Private Gatherings of Multiple Households U.S. hospitals, with dwindling staff, have been pushed to the brink. Los Angeles County officials have been gradually tightening health restrictions, though not yet to the shutdown levels imposed early in the pandemic. The Times analysis has uncovered more than 724,000 coronavirus cases infecting people at some 27,000 long-term care facilities. — Alex Lemonides, Jordan Allen, Alex Leeds Matthews andBritain moves to quickly approve a coronavirus vaccine with unclear test results. A researcher in a laboratory at the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England, working on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
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REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoChinese state media have cited the presence of the coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging, as well as scientific papers claiming that the coronavirus was circulating in Europe earlier than previously believed, as evidence that China may not have been its origin. “#COVID19 did not start in central China’s Wuhan but may come through imported frozen food and packaging: experts,” said a Wednesday Facebook post by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily. Unlike other countries, China cites frozen food packaging as a risk of spreading COVID-19. The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid published by the People’s Daily, has also promoted the theory that COVID-19 originated outside China. “One strong line of evidence is that by far the closest virus we know to SARS-Cov-2 is circulating in bats in China.
Persons: Aly, COVID19, , Zeng Guang, Zeng, Wang Yi, “ Strong, ” Francois Balloux, Peter Ben Embarek Organizations: REUTERS, Facebook, Communist Party’s, World Health Organization, Global Times, China’s Center, Disease, Tuesday’s Global Times, Italy’s National Cancer Institute, University College London, Twitter, Reuters Locations: SHANGHAI, China, Wuhan, Hubei province, Europe, United States, Australia, Barcelona, Italy, East Asia, Geneva
The ideal face mask for coronavirus protection blocks large droplets along with smaller airborne particles. Based on several studies evaluating masks' protection levels, we've ranked the most common types from best (an N95 mask) to worst (masks with a built-in valve or vent). A simple trick can reveal whether your face mask offers sufficient protection: Try blowing out a candle while wearing it. A 2013 study found that surgical masks were about three times as effective at blocking influenza aerosols as homemade face masks. Packaged surgical face masks.
Persons: we've, isn't, Yuqing Liu, Duke, Scott Gottlieb, Rebecca Cook, Kevin Houston, Stacey Wescott, it's Organizations: Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Drug Administration, University of Chicago, Street, Reuters Research, University of Illinois, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, Service, CDC Locations: China, Europe, Detroit, Pontiac , Michigan, Evanston , Illinois
(CNN) What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? The southern African nation has recently seen protests from both anti-abortion activists and abortion rights advocates. Abortion rights activists demonstrate in Windhoek, Namibia, on July 18. According to the Pew Research Center, many religious groups and organizations including the Roman Catholic Church oppose abortion rights . Lobby for abortion bill to be repealedWeeks after street protests and petitions from anti-abortion activists and abortion rights advocates, Namibia continues to debate whether it should reform its abortion laws.
Persons: Esther Muinjangue, Muinjangue, Naisola Likimani, Likimani, Beauty Boois, Boois, Ndiilokelwa Nthengwe, Nthengwe, Bernard Haufiku, Haufiku, Zelda Van der, Van der Colff Organizations: CNN, National Assembly, Namibia's, Guttmacher Institute, World Health Organization, womens, Feminist Movement of Namibia, Rights Coalition, WHO, Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services, Pew Research Center, Roman Catholic, Namibia's Ministry, Child Welfare Locations: Namibia, South Africa, Namibian, Ndiilokelwa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Windhoek
A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. A new study suggests about 30 to 40 minutes per day of building up a sweat should do it. The analysis found the risk of death among those with a more sedentary lifestyle went up as time spent engaging in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity went down. "As these guidelines emphasize, all physical activity counts and any amount of it is better than none."
Persons: Emmanuel Stamatakis, Fabrizio Bensch, Stamatakis Organizations: World Health Organization, British, of Sports Medicine, Inti, World Health, University of Sydney, IFA Electronics, Reuters Locations: Inti St, Clair, Australia, Berlin, Germany
Vaccine is no shot in the arm yet for emerging markets
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Tom Arnold | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Emerging markets need more good news on vaccines in the coming months, especially before the southern hemisphere winter, said Simon Quijano-Evans, Gemcorp Capital’s chief economist. Brazil, Mexico, India and Indonesia are likely to be the big beneficiaries of the AstraZeneca vaccine among emerging markets, Deutsche Bank said in a research note. Russia, along with China, appear well placed with the only major home-grown vaccine research programmes in emerging markets, Domjan wrote. The poorest parts of emerging markets should be covered by the COVAX global distribution scheme, co-led by the World Health Organization. Even so, the positive boost for emerging markets in general from the vaccine may be more than a year away.
Persons: Dado, , Beth Morrissey, Tatjana Puhan, Simon Quijano, Evans, Gemcorp, Lombard, Morrissey, Johnson, ” Paul Domjan, Domjan, Goldman Sachs Organizations: REUTERS, TOBAM, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bank, Investment, pharma, Pfizer, Johnson, World Health Organization, Citi, ” Citi Locations: Russia, China, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, India, Peru, Covid
In the European Union, it is up to each country in the 27-member bloc to start distributing vaccines to their populations. Most countries have said the first vaccines will go to the elderly and vulnerable and frontline workers like doctors. Countries say they are buying vaccines via the European Commission’s joint procurement scheme, which has deals for six different vaccines and nearly 2 billion doses. It has signed a provisional agreement to buy AstraZeneca’s vaccine, which does not require storage in specialized ultra cold equipment like the Pfizer vaccine. Governments have paid from a few dollars per AstraZeneca shot to up to $50 for the two-dose Pfizer regimen.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, AstraZeneca’s Organizations: YORK, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc, AstraZeneca, REUTERS, Pfizer, Moderna, The U.S . Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, European Union, WHO, STATES, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, CDC, BioNTech, World Health Organization, South East Locations: Moderna, The, United States, U.S, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, Europe, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, BioNTech, Africa, South, South East Asia, India, America
Russia has been hailing its trial coronavirus vaccine for months, but the Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin won't take it yet. Russia gave "Sputnik V" emergency-use authorization on August 11 and has been giving it to frontline healthcare workers. On Wednesday, Russia claimed that "Sputnik V" had shown 95% efficacy in trials and, on Saturday, Putin said Russia was ready to sell it to other countries. Russia was the first country to approve a trial vaccine, giving Sputnik V emergency-use approval on August 11. The Sputnik V trial vaccine on display at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, Putin, Peskov, Nikolai Gamaleya, Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr, Kirill Dmitriev, Alexei Nikolsky, Tatyana Golikova, Sputnik Organizations: Kremlin, Russia, TASS, Sputnik, CNN, Nikolai Gamaleya National, of Epidemiology, Microbiology, Direct Investment Fund, AP, Russian Direct Investment, Guardian, Gamaleya, Epidemiology, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Associated Press, Moscow Times, World Health Organization Locations: Russia, Moscow, COVID, Kremlin, Sputnik
Covid live updates: CDC changes quarantine guidelines, latest vaccine news
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
In fact, two-thirds of residents and employees tested positive since the beginning of this month, according to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. News outlets reported Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs are attempting to determine what caused the outbreak at the state-run LaSalle Veterans’ Home. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: Chicago Tribune, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs . News, Illinois Gov, state’s Department, Veteran’s Affairs, LaSalle Veterans ’, , Travelers, WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Illinois, LASALLE , Ill, Covid, Denver, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
27 Covid deaths at Illinois vets nursing home prompts probe
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
In fact, two-thirds of residents and employees tested positive since the beginning of this month, according to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. News outlets reported Illinois Gov. LASALLE, Ill. — State officials have launched investigations into a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff members, and killed 27 veterans. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: Chicago Tribune, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs . News, Illinois Gov, state’s Department, Veteran’s Affairs, LaSalle Veterans ’, , Travelers, WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Illinois, LASALLE , Ill, Covid, Denver, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
Travelers wear face coverings amid rush to see family for Thanksgiving
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Travelers wearing protective face masks and face shields to prevent the spread of Covid-19 hug at the airport in Denver, on Tuesday. WHO says Covid-19 cases in Europe are slowing downThe World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic has “slowed down” in the past week although death rates continued to rise, with more than 67,000 new deaths reported. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. In the past week, WHO said, the number of new cases reported in Europe dropped by about 6% after a 10% decline the previous week, suggesting that lockdowns across the continent are effectively slowing transmission. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Covid, Denver, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
Wisconsin governor pleads to keep Thanksgiving within households
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
WHO says Covid-19 cases in Europe are slowing downThe World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic has “slowed down” in the past week although death rates continued to rise, with more than 67,000 new deaths reported. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. In the past week, WHO said, the number of new cases reported in Europe dropped by about 6% after a 10% decline the previous week, suggesting that lockdowns across the continent are effectively slowing transmission. Still, the region accounts for about half of new global deaths. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
This would be the biggest drop in life expectancy in Sweden since 1944. The expected drop is largely down to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Sweden said. "Life expectancy has increased steadily in Sweden between 1900 and 2019," the agency said. Life expectancy in Sweden will probably fall in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's statistics agency said Wednesday. Statistics Sweden said that life expectancy had "increased steadily" between 1900 and 2019.
Persons: Örjan, Anders Tegnell, , Read, Stefan Lofven Organizations: Statistics, Statistics Sweden, Bloomberg, World Health Organization, WHO Locations: Sweden, Statistics Sweden, demographer, Stockholm County, Norway
Covid-19 overwhelms Russian hospital
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
In fact, two-thirds of residents and employees tested positive since the beginning of this month, according to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. News outlets reported Illinois Gov. Travelers wearing protective face masks and face shields to prevent the spread of Covid-19 hug at the airport in Denver, on Tuesday. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: Seoul City Hall, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs . News, Illinois Gov, state’s Department, Veteran’s Affairs, LaSalle Veterans ’, , Travelers, WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Illinois, LASALLE , Ill, Covid, Denver, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk under a banner emphasizing an enhanced social distancing campaign in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. News outlets reported Illinois Gov. Travelers wearing protective face masks and face shields to prevent the spread of Covid-19 hug at the airport in Denver, on Tuesday. WHO noted that Africa reported the highest increase in new cases and deaths, driven by South Africa, Algeria and Kenya. Myanmar reported a 74% jump in cases last week, with more than 11,000 new cases and a 36% increase in deaths, at 188.
Persons: Britain’s caseload Organizations: Seoul City Hall, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs . News, Illinois Gov, state’s Department, Veteran’s Affairs, LaSalle Veterans ’, , Travelers, WHO, World Health Organization Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Illinois, LASALLE , Ill, Covid, Denver, Europe, Africa, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, Asia, WHO, Japan, Myanmar
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