Epidemic curves organised by reporting date and specimen date, CEBM (published 21st September 2020)
We compare two ways to draw epidemic curves using current Spanish and England COVID-19 case data and show that one supports the idea of a continued growth in cases, the other shows initial rapid growth followed by a flattening of the curve. We consider the lack of clarity on the date of onset of symptoms in the data used in today's briefing hinders meaningful interpretation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

The 1918 flu caused Halloween cancellations across the US. It could happen again
In 1918, the flu pandemic spurred bans of Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and other traditions across the US. More than 100 years later, the US is repeating history. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like?
This article was originally published by Work in Progress The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Gary Rynhart, Specialist, Employers’ Activities, DWT/CO-Pretoria, International Labour Organization (ILO) The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gary Rynhart Tags: Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Convalescent Plasma Could Help Fight COVID-19
The last time most of us gave any thought to antibodies was probably in high school biology, but we’re getting a crash refresher course thanks to COVID-19. They are, after all, the key to our best defenses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that’s caused the global pandemic. People who have been infected likely rely on antibodies to recover, and antibodies are what vaccines are designed to produce. Or at least that’s what infectious-disease and public-health experts assume for now. Because SARS-CoV-2 is such a new virus, even the world’s best authorities aren’t yet sure what it will take to build p...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: concern over cases at Berlin schools; Spain health chief warns over infections rise
Berlin casesraise questions over schooling in pandemic; Spanish minister says‘things not going well’;Irish minister resigns over lockdown breachJacinda Ardern defends New Zealand Covid response against TrumpUK coronavirus updates - liveTour de France teams will be expelled if two members have CovidVanuatu passport sales deliver budget surplus despite shutdown1.23pmBSTLebanonhas imposed a partial lockdown for two weeks to counter coronavirus infections which have spiralled since the catastrophic explosion at Beirut ’s port.The spread of Covid-19 is compounding the problems in the country still reeling from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Archie Bland and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Africa UK news Source Type: news

Recalling the 1918 Pandemic
As we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still learn lessons from a scourge that plagued our ancestors more than a century ago. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Videos Source Type: news

Face masks: in 2020, 'mask slacking' is more partisan than in 1918, historians say
Even during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, some Americans were not fans of wearing masks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading in Time of COVID: A True Test of Leadership
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Folake Olayinka Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news

Excess Mortality During Peak of 1918 Flu Similar to COVID - 19 in NYC
Incidence rate ratio for all - cause mortality 0.70 during peak of 1918 H1N1 flu, early COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Excess Mortality During Peak of 1918 Flu Similar to COVID-19 in NYC
FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 -- Excess mortality during the peak of the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic was comparable to that seen early in the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in New York City, according to a research letter published online Aug. 13 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deaths during the coronavirus surge in New York City recall the peak of the 1918 flu pandemic
A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what's considered the deadliest pandemic to date -- the flu pandemic of 1918. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Likely Deadlier for New York Than 1918 Flu
Crunching the numbers from New York City during the worst two months of the 1918 flu epidemic (October-November of that year) and the two months encompassing the height of this year's COVID-19 outbreak (March 11- May 11), researchers said the latter may have been the more lethal. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In N.Y.C. ’s Spring Virus Surge, a Frightening Echo of 1918 Flu
In March and April, death rates rivaled those seen during the country ’s deadliest pandemic, a new study finds. “What 1918 looked like is basically this.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Deaths (Fatalities) JAMA Network Open New York City Disease Rates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Ma Source Type: news

COVID-19 deaths in NYC 'comparable' to 1918-1919 flu pandemic, study shows
Deaths from COVID-19 in New York City during the first two months of the outbreak were " remarkably comparable " to those seen in the city at the height of the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In N.Y.C. ’s Coronavirus Surge, a Frightening Echo of the 1918 Flu
This spring, death rates rivaled those seen during the country ’s deadliest pandemic, a new study finds. “What 1918 looked like is basically this.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Deaths (Fatalities) JAMA Network Open New York City Disease Rates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Ma Source Type: news

Covid-19 death toll rivals fatality rate during 1918 flu epidemic, researchers say
‘Excess death’ rate for the current outbreak in New York City has quadrupled, according to a new analysis (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

What Was More Deadly for New Yorkers – COVID-19 or the 1918 Flu?
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- New York City residents have seen their fair share of health crises over the past century, but a new study finds that this year's COVID-19 pandemic may have been more deadly than even the killer flu outbreak of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Comparing excess deaths in New York during COVID-19 with 1918 influenza pandemic
(JAMA Network) Excess deaths in New York during the peak of the 1918 influenza pandemic were compared with those during the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak in this study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In the shadow of Covid-19, mental health help can't come soon enough
When the flu pandemic hit the United States in 1918, medical care was a privilege reserved for the elite. But the widespread outbreak of a deadly virus did not adhere to social hierarchies. It highlighted an inadequate system that too few could access. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Our Moment To Take Charge.’ Eva Longoria on the Importance of Supporting Latino Communities Amid Coronavirus
During a TIME100 Talks discussion on Tuesday, award-winning actress and producer Eva Longoria discussed her role in new coalition Momento Latino, which aims to support the Latino community during — and in the aftermath of — the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has deepened long-standing inequalities apparent between white and Latino populations in the U.S., Longoria told TIME100 Talks correspondent Ashley C. Ford. “Whether it’s disparities in health care, or access to quality education or lack of economic mobility,” she said, coronavirus “has exacerbated the problems within our communiti...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

What We Don ’t Know About COVID-19 Can Hurt Us
Countries around the world have introduced stringent control measures to stop COVID-19 outbreaks growing, but now many find themselves facing the same situation again. From Melbourne to Miami, the relaxation of measures had led to increasing flare-ups, which in some places has already meant reclosing schools, businesses or travel routes. Within the U.S. and among different countries, places with wildly varying public-health policies have experienced wildly diverse outcomes. Most ominously, infections are rising rapidly in many places where they once were falling. So how do countries avoid an indefinite, unsustainable, cycl...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Kucharski Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Spain Is Facing a Second Wave of Coronavirus Outbreaks. Here ’s What to Know
Authorities in Spain prohibited anyone from entering or leaving the town of Totana in the southeastern part of the country yesterday, after 55 people who went to a local bar tested positive for COVID-19. The town, home to 32,000 people, is one of many in Spain to go back into lockdown, as the country struggles to contact trace and get a handle on new outbreaks popping up across the nation. Spain was home to one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, experiencing 270,166 cases and 28,429 deaths since January. The country also had the world’s highest reported rate of COVID-19 infection for doctors and nurses. But ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain says it may be experiencing second wave; Belgium halts lockdown easing
Spanish officials warnnew wave could already be there; Bolsonaro ignoresdistancing despite positive test; Belgianrise in cases largely among young adultsEurope warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply‘A wicked enemy’: how Australia’s success story unravelledUS cases pass 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningTrump cancels Republican national convention events in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live2.21pmBSTFifteen lawmakers and 11 members of staff at the Zambian parliament have tested positive for Covid-19, the health minister said on Friday, days after the assembly suspen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

If relaxed too soon, physical distancing measures might have been all for naught
If physical distancing measures in the United States are relaxed while there is still no COVID-19 vaccine or treatment and while personal protective equipment remains in short supply, the number of resulting infections could be about the same as if distancing had never been implemented to begin with, according to a UCLA-led team of mathematicians and scientists.The researchers compared the results of three related mathematical models of disease transmission thatthey used to analyze data emerging from local and national governments, including one thatmeasures thedynamic reproduction number — the average number of susc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

13 Religious Sisters Have Died From COVID-19 at a Single Convent in Michigan
Thirteen religious sisters at a Michigan convent have died from the coronavirus, with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month. The women, aged 69 to 99, were all members of a Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Mi. On Good Friday, the virus took the life of Sister Mary Luiza Wawrzyniak, 99. By the end of the month, eleven other sisters had passed; seventeen more were infected but recovered, according to Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel, the director of clinical health services for Our Lady of Hope Province. A thirteenth sister, despite an initial recovery, passed away in June. “The sisters in Presentation of the Blesse...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Michigan News Desk wire Source Type: news

New report shows more than 400 medicines and vaccines in development to tackle infectious diseases, including COVID-19
Throughout history, infectious diseases caused by pathogens such as bacteria or viruses have taken a devastating toll on the lives and security of people around the world. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world, we are experiencing a challenging situation that we haven ’t seen since the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, when a third of the world’s population became infected with the virus and about 675,000 Americans died from the disease. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Vaccines Infectious Diseases New Era of Medicine Coronavirus Source Type: news

ECR 2020: COVID-19 greatest health threat since Spanish flu
COVID-19 is the greatest health threat humanity has faced since the Spanish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19 COVID-19 reduced imaging volume by 55% What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients? Pandemic sharply impacted imaging volume, operations Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study aims to bolster California ’s safe-water efforts at child care facilities
Efforts to ensure safe drinking water for children need further support to reach their intended audience, according to an analysis ofCalifornia ’s mandaterequiring child care facilities to test their water for lead, known as AB 2370.Thefindingfrom the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is part of anew report andpolicy briefthat examine strategiesfor developing and implementing the state ’s testing and remediation program for those sites.Among its recommendations,the report stresses the need for a dedicated funding streamto ensure the program ’s success.“We’ve learned from a similar program...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Pandemic ’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?
Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here ’s why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Coronavirus Reopenings Deaths (Fatalities) Third World and Developing Countries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization University of Minnesota Source Type: news

The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic —What Went Wrong?
On Oct. 24, 2019—45 days before the world’s first suspected case of COVID-19 was announced—a new “scorecard” was published called the Global Health Security Index. The scorecard ranked countries on how prepared they were to tackle a serious outbreak, based on a range of measures, including how quickly a country was likely to respond and how well its health care system would “treat the sick and protect health workers.” The U.S. was ranked first out of 195 nations, and the U.K. was ranked second. You read that correctly. The two countries that on paper were the best prepared to deal ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Clare Wenham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Crisis inspires innovation
Mayo Clinic has successfully navigated many challenges over our 150-plus year history, including two world wars, the 1918 influenza pandemic and the Great Depression. Our visionary leaders were able to use these inflection points of crisis to catalyze transformational change. Mayo Clinic has an unparalleled resource to lead the response to COVID-19: our organizational values [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - June 27, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

👉 Heres Some Upbeat Coverage of the Philadelphia Parade That Became a Super- Spreader Event During the 1918 Flu Pandemic via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocaine smugglers aim to take advantage of Spain's lockdown
Spanish authorities say they seized 3.8 metric tons of cocaine in just over a month at Valencia's port as drug smugglers presumed police would be off-guard during the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

"The Great Influenza" author John M. Barry on "The Takeout" — 5/29/2020
"The Great Influenza" author John M. Barry compares the COVID-19 pandemic with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak and explains how American troops carried that earlier virus into Europe during World War I, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delaying Death Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) While the end of life remains the inescapable fate of every man, woman and child, death can be delayed as has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout human history. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a paramount objective is delaying death from Covid-19 for many millions of people across the globe. Yet, now approaching 500,000 Covid-19 deaths worldwide and many more expected before a vaccine becomes available, the objective of delaying deaths due to the novel coronavirus is far from being realized. Greater efforts are clearly required to contain the pandemic’s spread an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa: From Maternal Health to COVID-19 - How a WhatsApp Service Became Essential for Millions
[allAfrica] Cape Town - Covid-19 Connect, a WhatsApp service that provides users with relevant information to help make informed and effective decisions during the pandemic, was developed by Praekelt.org for South Africa, but the organisation's experience with digital health technology like MomConnect allowed it to gain the attention of the World Health Organisation. The WHO and Praekelt then launched HealthAlert, the dedicated messaging service in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is the worst of the pandemic behind us? Here's what scientists know | Devi Sridhar
A second wave of coronavirus cases would be disastrous – but there are ways to prevent this happeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOver the weekend, there wereno new deaths from coronavirus in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Slowly, the number of hospitalisations and deaths is falling across the UK. Rather than celebrating these early signs that the worst of the pandemic could be behind us, however, some scientists are warning of a second wave of infections – an increase in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks or months, which could occur even after a sustain...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Learning from history to fight against COVID-19
(University of Missouri-Columbia) A group of researchers at the University of Missouri received a COVID-19 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the 1918 flu pandemic in Missouri for any similarities and differences to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings could help inform overall strategies for mitigating the spread of the current virus in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) Historical Insights on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, and Racial Disparities: Illuminating a Path Forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Melinda Gates Lays Out Her Biggest Concern For the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic
From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has come into sharper relief than ever. Co-chair Bill Gates announced at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 that it will give $1.6 billion over five years to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), to help ensure that people around the world have access to vaccines, regardless of income. The Gates Foundation in 1999 pledged $750 million to he...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Spain extends its state of emergency until June 21
The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament's backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spanish PM seeks final extension to state of emergency – as it happened
US sends Brazil 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine, despite safety fears;pressure builds on South African president. This blog is now closed please follow our continuing live coverage belowCoronavirus live coverage12.37amBSTWe are closing this blog now but you can stay up to date on all of our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at our new global blog below.https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jun/01/coronavirus-live-news-brazil-passes-500000-covid-19-cases-as-india-extends-lockdown-in-high-risk-zones12.10amBSTThat ’s all from me,Clea Skopeliti, for today. Many thanks to everyone who wrote in. I ’m han...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now), Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Brazil Russia China Americas Asia Pacific Medical research Europe Microbiology Africa Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record increase as cases jump by 33,000
Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths;Spanish prime minister to seek two-week extension of state of emergency;Pressure builds on South African presidentGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance11.50amBSTAngela GiuffridaThe Italian ‘orange vest’ movement held several protests across Italy on Saturday, including in Milan and Bergamo, two cities in the epicentre of Italy’s coronavirus pandemic, demanding a new government and return to the Italian Lira whi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies (now), Ben Quinn and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Brazil Russia China Americas Asia Pacific Medical research Europe Microbiology Africa Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Reflecting on the Spanish flu pandemic amid the coronavirus crisis
A distant chapter in U.S. history has acquired new interest this year, as the coronavirus outbreak forces the country to look back at the Spanish flu pandemic, just over a century ago. Elizabeth Palmer looks at what's done differently today, and the many things that have stayed the same. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We Know What Is Best for Us.’ Indigenous Groups Around the World Are Taking COVID-19 Responses Into Their Own Hands
When Eric Freeland, 34, started coughing at the end of March, he didn’t think much of it. But when his symptoms grew worse, Freeland’s mother began to worry. Freeland is a Native American living with his family in the Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S., where access to healthcare is limited. He is also diabetic, putting him at greater risk to the coronavirus. When Freeland’s breathing became short and stuttered, his mother drove him to the nearest hospital where within minutes of arriving, he lost consciousness. He awoke three weeks later, hooked up to a ventilator, from a medically induced coma. &l...
Source: TIME: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Pandemic historian criticizes Trump administration's COVID response
John Barry, an expert on the 1918 influenza pandemic, spoke with Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA creates multilingual website for coronavirus information
It ’s abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not hit all people equally, and part of that disparity is informational. Many communities have an increased vulnerability because of a lack access to official news, public health information and safety recommendations in a language other than Engl ish.To help remedy that, faculty from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center quickly came together recently to launchTranslateCovid.org. This new website presents health and safety recommendations and other information in more than 40 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news