J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage
Johnson & Johnson announced today (Sept. 23) that it is launching a large-scale Phase 3 test of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was developed based on science supported by the National Institutes of Health. The vaccine, being tested through the company’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals arm, will be the fourth to enter late stage studies, following candidates from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca. Unlike those vaccine candidates, which all require two shots, J&J’s vaccine involves a single injection. That means it could require half the number of doses to immunize the same number of people. J&J...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Biological kinship in 750 year old human remains from Central Argentina with signs of interpersonal violence - Nores R, Rena V, Angeletti SC, Demarchi DA, Modesti N, Fabra M.
Human skeletal remains of an adult male (20-24  years old) and a juvenile (4-8 years old), dated to 750 ± 85 14C years BP, were found on the southern margin of Mar Chiquita Lagoon (Córdoba, Argentina). Both individuals show signs of being victims of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

‘Small’ funding leads to big results in global health
Since 2015 five years, the Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award at Yale had supported initiatives like an Indigenous health network in Argentina. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Testing Positive: Half of Argentina's Coronavirus Checks Yield Infection Testing Positive: Half of Argentina's Coronavirus Checks Yield Infection
Argentina's coronavirus'positive rate'has topped 50%, underscoring how much work the South American country has to do to bring the virus under control.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; cases rise across Europe
‘We need to see how safe it is,’WHO stresses; Italy reports biggest rise since 2 May while Spain and France both report thousands of new casesDiarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in childrenCDC ’s autumn vaccine hint fuels fears of pressure from TrumpWestern Australia refuses to sign up to open borders by ChristmasUK coronavirus updates – live6.51pmBSTThis is a Reuters exclusive from Aislinn Laing:Johnson& Johnson will seek 20,000 volunteers for late-stage human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in hard-hitLatin America, one-third of the planned global total, one of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now); Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Music Collective ‘ Megative ’ Dubs Out the Negative
The members of Megative, with Gus van Go (far left). Credit: Daviston JeffersBy SWANPARIS, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize inept leaders and spark social change. The members of Megative – a Brooklyn-based, reggae-dub-punk collective – are among those aiming to fight negative global currents, and they’re doing so through edgy, scorching music. “I think activism is the most important thing we have right now in 2020. It’s do or die right now...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Civil Society Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on studying dinosaurs: ancient creatures, cutting-edge science | Editorial
A discovery in the Isle of Wight should remind us that we are living in a golden age of palaeontologyIt could be said that we live in the age of the dinosaurs. It is, of course, 66m years since agreat extinction wiped out three-quarters of the animals on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs. The first fossil was described in scientific literature around two centuries ago, and Richard Owen coined the term dinosaur, or terrible lizard, soon afterwards. The scientific “dinosaur renaissance” of the 60s renewed public interest.But in the last 25 years, the pace of palaeontological discoveries has acceleratedto dizzy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Biology Evolution Science Palaeontology Source Type: news

COVID-19 lockdowns blocked flu in some places but fall looms
Winter is ending in the Southern Hemisphere and country after country -- South Africa, Australia, Argentina -- had a surprise: Their steps against COVID-19 also apparently blocked the flu (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CabildoXLatAm: A space for digital participation in Latin America
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) In the face of the challenges that have emerged and been exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic, collective responses by and for communities have emerged in Latin America. Therefore the research group Democratic Reconfigurations at IASS Potsdam will convene a Cabildo por America Latina (CabildoxLatAm), a participatory digital space to design collective responses to the pandemic. The event will bring together civil society actors, governments, communities and citizens from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Death by asphyxiation caused by Ascaris lumbricoides case report - Herbstein JA, Breglia GA, Rodrigues Paquete CA, Vega A.
This is the presentation of a finding during an autopsy carried out on a 4-year old girl at the Judicial Morgue of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina, who died as a result of complications of a massive ascariasis, a parasitic infestation caused by As... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

German-Argentinean doctoral program bears first fruits
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) The Faculty of Biology at TU Dresden and the Faculty of Biochemistry and Biological Sciences at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in Santa Fe, Argentina have had a very special partnership for more than five years. A bi-national doctoral program not only enables doctoral students from both research institutions to spend a longer period of time abroad, but also offers a double degree in Biochemistry and Applied Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus
(University of Utah) From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Pi ñ alito in northeastern Argentina. An international research team tested if howlers who survived the outbreak had any genetic variations that may have kept them alive. In brown howlers, they found two mutations on immune genes that resulted in amino acid changes in the part of the protein that detects the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predictive factors of substance use among adolescents in Argentina: a longitudinal study - Morello P, Perez A, Pe ña L, Braun SN, Thrasher JF, Mejía R.
INTRODUCTION: The use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs usually starts during the adolescence. In Argentina, it happens at an increasingly younger age. The purpose of the study was to explore social and personal factors that can predict the start of cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality associated to extreme cold events in Argentina, 2005-2015 - Chesini F, Abrutzky R, Herrera N, de Titto E.
This study aimed to analyze the effects of low temperatures on mortality in the main urban areas of Argentina during 2005-2015. METHODS: A time-series study with gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Victoria reports 397 new coronavirus cases as Australian Covid-19 death toll climbs above 200
Daniel Andrews says total includes 49 ‘mystery cases’ as NSW reports 17 new infections and a death linked to Crossroads hotel clusterCoronavirus live news: England rocked by easing u-turn as Australia cases mountKatharine Murphy: ‘Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews are locked in an Argentinian tango on coronavirus’Comment: ‘Fear hangs over Melbourne and nothing is like the first wave’The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has warned of “growing concern” over dozens of “mystery cases” of coronavirus that cannot be traced by authorities, as the state recorded 397 new...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matilda Boseley and Luke Henriques-Gomes Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Science Daniel Andrews New South Wales Victorian politics South Australia Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia Australian Capital Territory Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Corporate Bailout or Cash Transfers for All, including Children?
Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Sabine SalibaBEIRUT, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have spared children from the direct health effects of the virus but the crisis has affected their social and economic rights directly and indirectly beyond what we could have foreseen. And there’s no doubt that children who come from more vulnerable backgrounds will feel the long-term impact of the pandemic and the measures taken to prevent its spread the hardest. Social and economic rights are crucial to ensure the fulfilment of basic rights like sustenance, housing, food, education, health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sabine Saliba Tags: Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Recalculation of trends in mortality from accidents, suicides, and homicides in Argentina, 1997-2018 - Santoro A.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the impact of deficient cause-of-death records on trends in death by suicide and homicide, through imputation of missing information. Methods: Observational and descriptive study of temporal trends in recorded deaths from externa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pandemic tough on Argentina's already overworked care givers
Even before the new coronavirus hit, Argentina’s health care workers were struggling, most of them working more than 12 hours a day at multiple jobs to make ends meet amid the country’s overheated inflation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Puts More Women and Girls in Danger from Abusers
By Mariana AndreuJuly 22, 2020Since COVID-19-related lockdowns began, gender-based violence (GBV) has increased globally.More women areconfined at home with their abusers, more are afraid to go to health facilities because of COVID-19, andfewer are able to report violence safely without their abusers knowing. In countries that have long had low rates of gender-based violence,reports of domestic violence have increased. France has seen a 30% increase, Argentina 25%, Cyprus 30%, and Singapore 33%. In Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, demands on domestic violence response, hotlines, and e...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: COVID-19 IntraHealth-UNC Summer Fellows Gender Equality Source Type: news

Estimation of costs of hospitalized patients due to traffic related injuries in a public hospital of Tucum án, Argentina, 2017 - Herrera Bruno AS, Calli Flores R, Ivanovich RC.
The objective of this study was to characterize patients hospitalize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

IPS Webinar: Gender Equality Crucial in ‘ Building Back Better ’ Post-COVID-19
By Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Jul 15 2020 (IPS) While men are more likely to die from COVID-19, women are facing the full blow of the socio-economic fallout from the ongoing pandemic as well as seeing a reversal in equality gains made over the last two decades, says an all-women panel of international thought leaders, who met virtually during a discussion convened by IPS. “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women and Girls” took place on Tuesday, Jul. 14, with the aim to bring to the fore the dangers of neglecting gender dimensions in COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The panel included gender and developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Poverty & SDGs R Source Type: news

Alligators in the Brazilian Swamplands - Haddad Junior V.
Yacare alligators (Caiman yacare, of the Alligatoridae family) are very common in the Pantanal (Brazilian swamplands) or Chaco area, a huge flooded area during the rainy season, located in Brazil (Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul States), Argentina, Boli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Global report: Beijing Covid-19 cluster may have begun a month earlier – China health official
Chinese capital reports 21 new cases; New Zealand records new infection in returned traveller; India has highest daily jump in infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBeijing ’s cluster of new coronavirus cases may have begun a month earlier than first thought, partly due to asymptomatic infections, according to the director of China ’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Amid tight restrictions to stop the spread of the capital ’s cluster, which now numbers more than 150 cases, Gao Fu said the outbreak probably did not occur in early June or late May, but probabl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China India New Zealand Brazil US news Australia news Argentina France Science World news Source Type: news

New Argentine fossils uncover history of celebrated conifer group
(Penn State) Newly unearthed, surprisingly well-preserved conifer fossils from Patagonia, Argentina, show that an endangered and celebrated group of tropical West Pacific trees has roots in the ancient supercontinent that once comprised Australia, Antarctica and South America, according to an international team of researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil Covid-19 cases near 1m as WHO hails steroid treatment 'hope'
Deaths worldwide near 500,000; US health expert says country is ‘still in first wave’;Argentinian president enters voluntary isolation amid coronavirus surge. Follow the latest updatesBeijing coronavirus outbreak: city raises emergency level and grounds hundreds of flightsBrazil cases near 1mWHO hails steroid treatment ‘hope’Spanish opera house reopens with concert for plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage1.17amBSTUki Go ñi reports for the Guardian from Buenos Aires:Argentina ’s president Alberto Fernández has gone into voluntary isolation amid growing concerns overa surge of co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Brazil Source Type: news

British farmers need all the help science can offer. Time to allow gene editing | Sir David Baulcombe
Plant scientist Sir David Baulcombe argues we must adapt the way we produce food to meet future agricultural challengesThe agriculture bill,now going through parliament, could influence whether we use gene editing on our farms. At present, this country is out of line with the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Japan in that our regulatory framework prevents gene editing in crops and farm animals. A proposed amendment to the bill will not lead to unregulated use of gene editing but, if passed, it would give the secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) the power to consult widel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sir David Baulcombe Tags: Gene editing Agriculture Farming Environment Science GM Plants Source Type: news

Virus deepens Argentina's economic crisis as poverty soars
The percentage of Argentines in poverty is supposed to reach as high as 45% this year as the coronavirus pandemic worsens already grave economic problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Deficit financing options The range of deficit financing options has changed little since first legitimized by Roosevelt and Keynes in the 1930s and used extensively to finance wartime government spending. Jomo Kwame SundaramFirst, debt financing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Is the Fight for Human Rights & Racial Justice Overriding the Coronavirus Risk?
Black Lives Matter protest in London May 31. Credit: Tara Carey / Equality NowBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20 people – whether at a social event, a wedding, a political rally or even a funeral. In the US, guidelines laid down by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are loudly clear: “limit face-to-face contact, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Do no...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Current status of pediatric neurocritical care in Argentina - Neira P, Monteverde E, P érez A, Morales G, Landry L.
INTRODUCTION: Patients with neurocritical injuries account for 10-16 % of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions and frequently require neuromonitoring. OBJECTIVE: To describe the current status of neuromonitoring in Argentina. METHODS: Su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?
Though they display less viral shedding, asymptomatic people can still spread Covid-19Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, many have been concerned about asymptomatic spread – that is, people who have the virus but show no symptoms, so therefore don’t take measures to quarantine themselves.As the virus spreads throughout the world more research can be gathered, and scientists are learning more about asymptomatic spread and its prevalence. Findingspublished in the BMJ Journal Thorax on Thursday found asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 meant the prevalence of the virus was likely to be significantly underestimated on c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Up to 80% of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic, a New Case Report Says
In one cruise-ship coronavirus outbreak, more than 80% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 did not show any symptoms of the disease, according to a new paper published in the journal Thorax. The research shows just how prevalent asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 may be—a reality that both suggests official case counts are drastic underestimates, and emphasizes the importance of practicing social distancing even if you feel healthy. Researchers have known for months that asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible and common, but without population-wide testing, it’s been difficult to estimate h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan
Qatar Covid-19 app ‘exposed 1m people’s personal details’; WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia designers make cardboard hospital beds that double as coffinsUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance7.58pmBSTThe city of Sydney is bracing itself for a rat ‘plague’ after Covid-19 had forced hungry rodents to turn to cannibalism,Naaman Zhou reports from Australia.Empty offices and restaurants in the city are driving hungry rats into h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Caroline Davies, Nick Ames and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Infectious diseases Science Africa Middle East and North Africa Americas Asia Pacific Russia China Brazil Microbiology Medical research Europe Spain Source Type: news

Argentina hits 10,000 coronavirus cases, outpaced by LatAm neighbors
Argentina surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, after recording the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Holy cow! Despite closed borders, Argentina to fly in rabbis to certify kosher meat
Argentina, which has enforced one of the world's toughest travel bans against the coronavirus, plans to help charter a private flight to bring in rabbis from Israel to certify meat at the country's packing plants for kosher markets around the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Paraguay, land-locked 'ísland' amid the pandemic
Paraguay's most honored writer, Augusto Roa Bastos, called his homeland "an island surrounded by land,” and it so far has indeed seemed isolated from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through neighboring countries. The nation of some 7 million people has recorded only 10 deaths as it shelters behind frontiers largely closed to guard against the illness, its once-busy border bridges are empty save for a stray dog or two. It has recorded fewer than 750 confirmed cases, most of those among people who were placed in mandatory quarantine for 14 days after entering from Brazil or Argentina. Some have b...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meet 8 people around the world hustling to survive pandemic
From India to Argentina, in refugee camps and capital cities, millions struggling to get by on the economic margins of societies have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid pandemic, the world's working poor hustle to survive
From India to Argentina, in refugee camps and capital cities, millions struggling to get by on the economic margins of societies have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Homework: Startup's employees live together while targeting Covid-19 test
After moving from Argentina last year, the startup since February has focused its CRISPR-based diagnostic on Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

World ’s Poor Hit by Double Jeopardy: a Deadly Virus & a Devastating Debt Burden
Credit: UNFPABy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2020 (IPS) The world’s poorer nations, reeling under an unrelenting attack on their fragile economies by the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered an equally deadly body blow: being buried under heavy debt burdens. Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, said last week that in 2019, 64 countries, nearly half of them in sub-Saharan Africa, spent more on servicing external debt than on health. Ethiopia alone, he said, spends twice as much on paying off external debt as on health. “We spend 47 percent of our merchandise exp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Argentina's confirmed COVID-19 cases top 5,000 as lockdown stalls spread
Argentina's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus topped 5,000 on Tuesday, according to a daily health ministry report, though they remain far below the level of large neighboring countries Chile, Brazil and Peru. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Argentina Responds Boldly to Coronavirus Crisis
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 2020 (IPS) Like much of the West, Argentina did not take many early precautionary actions after the Covid-19 epidemic was confirmed in January, but became the first Latin American country to act decisively with a 12 March public health emergency declaration. The presidential decree came a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic, just over a week after the first case was detected in the republic on 3 March. Anis ChowdhuryLockdown to ‘flatten the curve’ With neither vaccine nor cure available, Argentina dec...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Debt Restructuring “Groundhog Day”… or Maybe Not? Three Key Points
By Aldo CaliariWASHINGTON DC, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) On April 17, the Alberto Ángel Fernández administration in Argentina officially unveiled its offer for debt restructuring on USD 66 billion foreign currency-denominated bonds. Starting on that date, the offer is valid for 20 days, a period during which difficult negotiations with bondholders are expected to take place. Based on the first reactions from some of creditor groups, one could well get the sense that the offer is “dead on arrival.” Aldo CaliariThose who watched Argentina’s last debt restructuring will inevitably feel a sense of d&eac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aldo Caliari Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news