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Human rights in the time of Covid: 'a pandemic of abuses’, says UN head

Exclusive: The ‘biggest international crisis in generations’ has rolled back years of progress and been used as a pretext to crackdown on freedoms, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, António GuterresThe


'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

Exclusive: Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, COVID, António GuterresThe


Guinea enters 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases confirmed

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ after three deaths from the infectious diseaseGuinea has entered an Ebola “epidemic situation” with seven cases confirmed, including three deaths, a leading health official in the west African nation has said.“Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus,” Sakoba Keita said after an emergency meeting in the capital. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Liberia, Guinea, World Health Organization, Conakry, Sakoba Keita


7 dimensions of depression, explained

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people suffer from depression. It is the leading cause of disability and, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Unfortunately, depression is often misunderstood or ignored until it is too late. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, comedian Pete Holmes, neuroscientist Emeran Mayer, psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, and more outline several of the social, chemical, and neurological factors that may contribute to the complex disorder and explain why...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Society, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, World Health Organization, Emotions, Illness, Mind, Mediterranean


Ebola kills four in Guinea in first resurgence of disease in five years

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ about deaths in south-east region NzerekoreFour people have died of Ebola in Guinea in the first resurgence of the disease in five years, the health minister said on Saturday.Remy Lamah told AFP officials were “really concerned” about the deaths, the first since a 2013-16 epidemic – which began in Guinea – left 11,300 dead across the region. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Africa, Society, World news, Guinea, World Health Organization, Afp, South East, Remy Lamah


China's Sinopharm vaccine offered to elite few in UAE tourist deal

Knightsbridge Circle offer is first evidence of Covid-19 vaccine being used to attract touristsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s Sinopharm vaccine is being offered to a handful of wealthy people paying for access to the United Arab Emirates’ Covid-19 vaccination programme as part of a partnership to “bring tourism into the area”, according to an exclusive London club that claims to be brokering the service.The vaccine is in wide usage in the UAE but is yet to re...
Tags: Health, UK, London, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Inequality, Uae, The super-rich, Coronavirus, Knightsbridge Circle


WHO team visits Wuhan market where Covid-19 first detected

Market is landmark in Chinese city traumatised as epicentre of what became the pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A World Health Organization-led team of experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 have visited Huanan market, the now shuttered wholesale seafood centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the virus was initially detected.The team arrived at Huanan amid heavy security, with additional barricades set up outside a high blue fence surrounding the m...
Tags: Health, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus, Huanan


What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Law: Part 2

In my last Slaw post (January 12, 2021), the first of two parts, I discussed the characteristics necessary for law to be accepted and effective. Here I consider some of the laws — the legislation, the regulations, orders and, although not law, intended to have a similar impact, advice or recommendations — that have been imposed during the pandemic. I’m focusing on Ontario, although I refer to developments elsewhere. Even so, my discussion is not meant to be exhaustive, but to illustrate laws ena...
Tags: Justice, Law, Australia, Washington Post, Court, Toronto, Walmart, Taiwan, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, United States, New Zealand, World Health Organization, Montreal, Kent


WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses administered in low-income countries

Director-general warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ if richer countries hoard treatmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is on the edge of a “catastrophic moral failure” in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, with just 25 doses administered across all poor countries compared with 39m in wealthier ones, the head of the World Health Organization has said.It was the sharpest warning so far from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about the dangers of vaccine hoardin...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Guinea, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


WHO experts: Covid mission is not about finger pointing at China

Scientists express caution about what they may find and the political sensitivity around investigationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the scientists on the World Health Organization’s mission to research the origins of Covid-19 touch down in China as expected on Thursday at the beginning of their investigation they are clear what they will – and what they will not – be doing.They intend to visit Wuhan, the site of the first major outbreak of Covid-19, and talk to...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus


WHO's Covid mission to Wuhan: 'It's not about finding China guilty'

Scientists express caution about what they may find and the political sensitivity around investigationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the scientists on the World Health Organization’s mission to research the origins of Covid-19 touch down in China as expected on Thursday at the beginning of their investigation they are clear what they will – and what they will not – be doing.They intend to visit Wuhan, the site of the first major outbreak of Covid-19, and talk to...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus


Europe at tipping point with Covid running rampant, says WHO

Europe director Hans Kluge says rapid spread of new variant is cause for alarm Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope is at a tipping point in the course of the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, warning that the coronavirus is spreading very fast across the continent and the arrival of a new variant has created an “alarming situation”. Related: Coronavirus live news: Japan's PM announces state of emergency for Tokyo; US suffers record daily deaths C...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Science, US, European Union, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Hans Kluge


Origin story: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from?

When Chinese scientists alerted colleagues to a new virus last December, suspicion fell on a Wuhan market. What have health officials learned since then?Show your support for rigorous, independent Guardian journalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMaria van Kerkhove was staying with her sister in the US for the Christmas holidays, but checking her emails. As always. Every day there are signals of potential trouble, said the World Health Organization virologist who was...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, Biology, Indonesia, China, Animals, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, Middle East, Microbiology


Heart disease, cancer and diabetes were biggest killers of 2019, says WHO

Seven noncommunicable diseases caused nearly half of deaths last year, with unhealthy lifestyles and environments partly to blameNoncommunicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes are now the leading causes of death in the world, in a dramatic change from two decades ago.They now make up seven of the Top 10 causes of death, an increase from four out of 10 in 2000, with heart disease the biggest killer – accounting for 16% of all deaths. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Cancer, Society, World news, Mental Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Global development, World Health Organization, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Nutrition And Development


WHO looks at giving Covid-19 to healthy people to speed up vaccine trials

Advisory meeting will discuss feasibility of human challenge trials despite first jabs becoming availableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization is holding discussions on Monday about the feasibility of trials in which healthy young volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development – amid questions over whether they should go ahead given the promising data from the frontrunner vaccine candidates.Some scientists h...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


WHO looks at giving Covid to healthy people to speed up vaccine trials

Advisory meeting will discuss feasibility of human challenge trials despite first jabs becoming availableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization is holding discussions on Monday about the feasibility of trials in which healthy young volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development – amid questions over whether they should go ahead given the promising data from the frontrunner vaccine candidates.Some scientists h...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Beating the anti-vaxxers: how star power can help squash vaccine myths

Analysis: Vaccine hesitancy is growing, thanks in part to social media misinformation. Time for the Elvis approach? President-elect Joe Biden’s statement that he would be happy to be vaccinated publicly against coronavirus to encourage people to follow suit – following similar pledges from Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton – highlights a fundamental concern in global health circles.Vaccine hesitancy – as well as anti-vaccination activism, sometimes promoted by celebrities – is growing...
Tags: Health, Science, Social Media, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Bill Clinton, Health policy, Elvis Presley, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Elvis, Barack Obama George W Bush, Coronavirus


More terrific work on persistent carceral problems from the Prison Policy Initiative

Regular readers are surelty familiar with all my posts highlighting the curring-edge research and analysis by the Prison Policy Initiative, and this week PPI released two more important new reports on pressing and persistent prison and jail problems: By Emily Widra, "As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, state prisons and local jails have failed to mitigate the risk of infection behind bars." Excerpt: [M]ore than eight months after the World Health Organization declared the pandemic, prisons...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Law, California, Massachusetts, World Health Organization, PPI, Philadelphia, Peralta, Jefferson County Alabama, Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, Prison Policy Initiative, Douglas A Berman, COVID, Emily Widra, Meghan Novisky


"Mr. Blinken has been at Mr. Biden’s side for nearly 20 years, including as his top aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and later as his national security adviser when he was vice president."

"In that role, Mr. Blinken helped develop the American response to political upheaval and instability across the Middle East, with mixed results in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Libya. But chief among his new priorities will be to re-establish the United States as a trusted ally that is ready to rejoin global agreements and institutions — including the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal and the World Health Organization — that were jettisoned by Mr. Trump."  From "Biden Chooses Antony Blinke...
Tags: Law, Poetry, Disney, Iran, United States, Paris, Middle East, Libya, World Health Organization, Biden, State, Scott, U S Supreme Court, HARRIS, Foreign Service, Antony Blinken


UN urges resumption of mass measles and polio vaccinations

Unicef and WHO say Covid disruption has left 94 million without measles immunisationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnicef and the World Health Organization have called for urgent action to prevent millions of avoidable child deaths from measles and polio by resuming mass vaccinations disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.They say that while there is no vaccine against the coronavirus yet, there are very effective immunisations against these two killer diseases, and chil...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Unicef, Coronavirus


Remdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO finds

Results from gold-standard trial described as sobering, as drug found not to improve survival ratesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRemdesivir, one of the big treatment hopes for Covid-19, has very little effect on preventing deaths, according to a large and comprehensive trial run by the World Health Organization.The drug, which made by the US biotech firm Gilead, has been talked up as a potential cure and was taken by Donald Trump. A trial in the US had previously sh...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Gilead, Coronavirus, Remdesivir, Solidarity WHO


Federal judge accuses Trump administration lawyers of 'straight up dishonesty' in case over COVID-19 outbreak among detained immigrants

Over 20% of immigrants detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California, have contracted COVID-19. Richard Vogel/AP Photo A federal judge on Thursday said he was concerned that Trump administration lawyers had been "dishonest or, at best, disingenuous" in a case involving a COVID-19 outbreak at an ICE detention center. US Judge Terry Hatter said he had "been concerned for some time with the lack of candor exhibited by the government," noting it had failed to comply wi...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, US, Trends, United States, Aclu, Jimmy Carter, Ice, Who, World Health Organization, Department Of Justice, Charles Davis, Southern California, Trump, US Department of Justice


WHO chief says herd immunity approach to pandemic 'unethical'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cites lack of understanding of virus and lasting health effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the World Health Organization has warned against deliberately allowing coronavirus to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity, saying the idea is unethical.“Herd immunity is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached,” Tedros Adhano...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Europe must go beyond science to survive Covid crisis, says WHO

Authorities urged to ‘take the pulse of their communities’ for policies to tackle virus fatigueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has said European countries will need to “move beyond biomedical science” to overcome Covid-19 as “pandemic fatigue” and new infections rapidly rise across the continent.Hans Kluge, the WHO’s Europe director, said that while fatigue from months of uncertainty and disruption was measured differently in different co...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Coronavirus outbreak, Hans Kluge


US, Russia, China won't join global initiative to offer fair access to COVID-19 vaccines. Why not?

More than 150 countries have joined an initiative to develop, produce, and fairly distribute an effective COVID-19 vaccine.But China, Russia, and the U.S. have declined to join in a bid to win the vaccine race.The absence of these three economies risks the success of the global initiative and future collaborations. The board game "Pandemic" tasks players with stopping deadly diseases as they spread across the world. But what separates "Pandemic" from its winner-take-all peers is that it's a col...
Tags: Politics, Drugs, White House, China, Russia, Society, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Who, World Health Organization, Fda, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Trump


The spread of ancient infectious diseases offers insight into COVID-19

A University of Otago researcher investigates the spread of disease in ancient Vietnam. The infectious disease, yaws, has been with us for thousands of years with no known cure. Using archaeology to investigate disease offers clues into modern-day pandemics. Humans are accustomed to progress. We can travel to the planet's farthest reaches in a matter of hours—a day, at most. Imagining otherwise is impossible. Sure, we can think about it, but our scope of time is limited to generations, not epo...
Tags: UK, China, Society, Innovation, Agriculture, New Zealand, Disease, Archaeology, World Health Organization, Siberia, Vietnam, Derek, Twitter Facebook, University of Otago, Man Bac, COVID-19


Matt Hancock’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now

The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels down while we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that wil...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Let’s get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to ‘normal’ | Jeremy Farrar

To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectationsAt the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other.As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly beyond the end of this year. The fact that a vaccine, alongside effective treatments, is our only true ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, World Health Organization, US healthcare, Vaccines and immunisation, Jeremy Farrar, Coronavirus outbreak


How text messages are helping people fight counterfeit medicine in Africa

According to World Health Organization statistics, 42% of detected cases of substandard or falsified pharmaceuticals between 2013-2017 occurred in Africa— substantially more than on any other continent. Poor, underdeveloped countries experience a penetration rate of approximately 30% of counterfeit pharmaceuticals as opposed to less than 1% in developed countries.In Ivory Coast, Adjame, the biggest street market of fake medicines in West Africa, alone accounts for 30% of medicine sales in Ivory ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, Nigeria, Africa, West Africa, Kenya, World Health Organization, Intellectual Property, Ivory Coast, Niger, Ghana, Saharan Africa, Intellectual Property Law, IP LAW, Counterfeit Drugs


Vaccine-derived polio spreads in Africa after defeat of wild virus

Fresh cases of disease linked to oral vaccine seen in Sudan, following outbreak in ChadA new polio outbreak in Sudan has been linked to the oral polio vaccine that uses a weakened form of the virus.News of the outbreak comes a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that wild polio had been eradicated in Africa.
Tags: Health, Children, Africa, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Cameroon, Epidemics, Global development, Sudan, Chad, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, World Health Organization WHO



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