India’s federal government claimed that the lockdown had averted up to 78,000 deaths. According to data released on Friday 22 May by Vinod Paul, member of the country’s official think tank Niti Ayog, the first two phases of the lockdown between 25 March and April 14 prevented between 1.4 and 2.9 million positive cases. … [Read more...] about Lockdown Just a Tool to Contain COVID-19, but Execution in India was Faulty – Public Health Experts
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"Right now, we're not in the second wave. We're right in the middle of the first wave globally," Ryan said first, responding to an inquiry about a possible resurgence of infections by clarifying that the world's initial virus outbreak has yet to run its course, even though certain regions have started to report fewer new diagnoses. "For many other countries, we're still very much in a phase where the disease is actually on the way up," he continued. … [Read more...] about World Health Organization Says Coronavirus Cases ‘Still On The Way Up’
In April, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 MORE suspended all funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), which he accused of “mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” On May 18, he escalated his attacks on the WHO by sending a four-page letter to its director general, in which he threatened to make all cuts permanent. … [Read more...] about Is defunding the WHO really just a backdoor attack on sexual and reproductive health?
Coronavirus hairstyle turns heads in Kenya Wearing coronavirus as a hairstyle Donwilson Odhiambo, a photographer from Nairobi has stumbled upon something very unique during the COVID-19 pandemic: the coronavirus hairstyle. Since then it has become his favourite topic. "This was something deep because it’s something that no one has done in Kenya. No one has done it anywhere else," Donwilson Odhiambo says. … [Read more...] about What’s the harm in Zoom schooling or contact tracing?
According to the Euro Challenge program, "The program provides 9th and 10th grade students with an exciting opportunity to research and explore economic issues facing countries in the euro area and propose solutions to them. Culminating in a competition, teams of 3-5 students present their findings during regional heats. The best teams then compete in the national finals in New York City [now held virtually]." … [Read more...] about Greenwich High School’s Euro Challenge Team Wins Finals
Beijing’s public health initiative is widely considered a way for China to capitalize on the vulnerabilities caused by the devastating Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and exhausted nations’ healthcare systems. By offering to support a public healthcare system in a struggling foreign nation, China paints itself as a global humanitarian. … [Read more...] about Foreign Minister: China to Expand ‘Health Silk Road’ in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic
Board of Health Date: 05/21/2020 6:00 pm - 6:59 pm Location: REMOTE MEETING Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and State of Emergency, on March 12, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20. Pursuant to the Order, public bodies are temporarily relieved from the Open Meeting Law's requirement that meetings be held in public places, open and physically accessible to the public, so long as measures are taken to ensure public access to the bodies' deliberations "through adequate, alternative means."https://bluejeans.com/355209605?src=join_info … [Read more...] about Dedham Board Of Health Meeting Will Be Held On May 21
As a result of the lockdowns, people have been forced to postpone important diagnostic and preventative medical procedures. Patients continue to put off doctor visits that could detect life-threatening problems like cancer and heart disease. Many hospital emergency rooms have been eerily empty as patients stayed away if their symptoms were unrelated to coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Sen. John Barrasso: Coronavirus collateral damage – here’s why we must open smartly, safely and soon
Doria told CNN that President Jair Bolsonaro had been undermining the preventative measures and messaging by the governors of the most impacted places in Brazil. "The behavior of President Bolsonaro is the wrong behavior. He is against social isolation. He's against orientation of the science," Doria said, adding that in his city, "we support social isolation, we recommend to the people to use masks and stay home." … [Read more...] about Latin America is now the ‘epicenter of the outbreak,’ says health official
I home-schooled my kids for a few years, and it wasn’t easy. A lot of luck made it possible: a flexible work schedule, a well-paying job, a supportive spouse, a comfortable home, healthy children, and my own good health and education. Few families have the resources to pull off home schooling. Yet it is now being expected of all parents — including those who hold multiple jobs, are raising children alone, earn the minimum wage and may not have finished high school. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | The school year really ended in March