FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers wearing protective masks stand guard at a checkpoint set up after Moscow authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
These fears were echoed by Diarmuid McDonald of campaign group Just Treatment, which last year helped force a pharma firm to drop the price of cystic fibrosis drugs the NHS had said it could not afford.
Five years ago, I started research for a book that required me to interview dozens of people ranging from the old to the very, very old — say, 80 to 103. (It was a lucky break for me that I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which has become their natural habitat.) I […]
“So you need to ensure strong capacity before opening up”, Yao argued, adding that the mismanagement of de-confinement can lead to an “explosive” post-lockdown situation. The official further cited a report published earlier this month by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, warning that more than 200 million people in Africa are at risk of […]
Teich’s departure accelerated military influence within the Health Ministry. Eduardo Pazuello, an active-duty Army general with no medical background, is now interim health minister. Of the eight people at the top of the ministry, only one had a military background in March. Now three of them do. At least 13 military personnel also have been […]
The residents’ association has hired a round-the-clock private medical service including three ambulances, two doctors, and two nurses, as well as drivers and support staff. While President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the virus as “a little flu” and told Brazilians to get back to work, Barata is sleep-deprived trying to get his favela ready for […]
While death rates could vary according to neighborhoods and over time, infectious disease specialist Alejandro Macias, an academic and Mexico’s national commissioner for influenza during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, was explained the news agency’s findings and said a calculation of more than twice the announced number of deaths sounded about right.
“This year there will be a dense summer season in terms of the number of people who would like to relax, for example, in our city forests,” said Vallo, promising that the city would not save on maintenance and preparation of the city forests for the upcoming season.
Preferential policies will continue to be implemented, including cutting tax and fees, lowering the share of employees’ basic old-age insurance paid by enterprises, and extending electricity price reduction for general industrial and commercial businesses to the end of the year.
Jung Eun-kyeong, the head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “The safest thing to do would be to return to classes after all risks of infection disappear, but due to the nature of the virus, it seems impossible to completely eradicate it and the epidemic is expected to linger for a […]