“It was very unfortunate. We should have handled it differently. We should not perpetuate the stigma that they are virus carriers”, he told Sputnik. He suggested that it is now time for India to ease the lockdown norms “To get us back to some form of resuming of life, both for economic and social activities”. … [Read more...] about Lockdown Just a Tool to Contain COVID-19, but Execution in India was Faulty – Public Health Experts
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Though case counts reported in the United States have exceeded those confirmed elsewhere by significant margins, WHO has warned of the virus' disproportionate impact on lower-income regions throughout the pandemic. On May 20, when the largest spike in worldwide COVID-19 cases was reported to WHO compared to any previous day, the public health agency's Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, highlighted upward outbreak trajectories occurring in lower-income regions. … [Read more...] about World Health Organization Says Coronavirus Cases ‘Still On The Way Up’
The Trump administration has been advocating for steep cuts in global health funding since early February, long before COVID-19 was declared an emergency in the U.S. Its 2021 budget proposal, if approved, would have reduced this funding by more than $3 billion, while halving the U.S. contribution to the WHO and allocating paltry “new” resources to organizations like USAID and the State Department. Now that COVID-19 has become the next best pretext for defunding the WHO, administration officials have spoken repeatedly about “redirecting” WHO funding to other groups. These groups again include organizations like USAID and the State Department — which are tightly leashed, in terms of how they can direct their money and expertise, and are therefore much more easily controlled than international bodies like the WHO. … [Read more...] about Is defunding the WHO really just a backdoor attack on sexual and reproductive health?
Coronavirus hairstyle turns heads in Kenya Kenya's schools are closed Schools in Kenya have been closed during the outbreak. So Etambo makes sure her daughters understand the meaning behind the hairstyle and the importance of adhering to government measures to combat the pandemic. "I like it because it shows that corona is real so we should take it seriously," says her daughter Martha Apisa. … [Read more...] about What’s the harm in Zoom schooling or contact tracing?
Press release from Greenwich Public Schools: Greenwich High School's Euro Challenge Team Members have won the Euro Challenge Finals which took place virtually on May 19, 2020. Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States ("The Delegation") and was created to promote an understanding of the Euro Area (EA) and the euro. … [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
We cannot allow the cure to be worse than the disease. We closed down our country in order to bend the curve and make sure we had adequate medical resources. We have accomplished that goal in many places across America. … [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
If the country doesn’t recognize this fact and respond accordingly — with large federally funded programs to reverse the losses — we will do great harm to a generation of children who will learn less than those who went before them. They will read and write more poorly and be less likely to graduate from high school and college. The resulting shortage of highly trained workers will hamper the economic recovery and intensify earnings inequality. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | The school year really ended in March