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WHO director says we need a vaccine for 'misguided nationalism' to stop rich nations getting the lion's share of vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO. NETFLIX © 2021 In a new Netflix documentary, the director general of the WHO says "we don't have vaccines for misguided nationalism." The gap between COVID-19 vaccine availability in rich and poor countries is only growing wider. COVID-19 should be a wakeup call, he says, for us "to behave as a global community." When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, visited China in January of 2020,...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Public Health, Netflix, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Trump, Sao Paulo Brazil, Tedros, Pandemic, Paraisópolis, Hilary Brueck

Portraits of the 'periferia': 'The pulse of São Paulo comes from its periphery'

From the 16-year-old mother who occupied a school, to the cleaner who opened a nightclub, it’s often women who are leaders on the city’s embattled outskirtsInequality in São Paulo, the biggest city in Latin America, is felt most keenly on its periphery – and most keenly of all by women. They have the lowest incomes and the highest teenage pregnancy rates of any women in the city, and are more often the victims of violence.At the same time, women are often leaders in these disadvantaged communiti...
Tags: Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Poverty, Cities, Social exclusion, Brazil, Inequality, Latin America, Sao Paulo, Paraisópolis, Cidade Tiradentes