Work fatalities in a Brazilian oil and gas company: analysis of workers' health and safety policy - Guida HFS, Figueiredo MG, Hennington EA.
This paper aims to discuss the changes in the safety and health policy (SHP) of an oil and gas company from the enlarged accident that occurred in 2001, seeking out to understand the consequences of these changes in the daily activity of workers. It is a m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Coronavirus World Updates: India, Germany, China, Spain
New evidence of deepening economic crisis came from Germany, China and elsewhere. For the second time in a month, a Brazilian health minister is leaving after clashing with the president. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus: No Danish virus deaths for first time since March  – as it happened
Europe ‘could face deadly second wave of winter infections’; Spain hails large-scale antibody study; no Danish virus deaths for first time since MarchEurope could face deadly second wave of winter infectionsBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthUS coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance12.54amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US deaths headed for 100,000 by June, Brazil health minister resigns12.21amBSTContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Aamna Mohdin and Matthew Weaver (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Microbiology Medical research Asia Pacific Americas Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Brazil registers new daily record of 15,305 coronavirus cases
Brazil confirmed 15,305 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a record for a 24-hour period, as well as 824 related deaths, according to data from the Health Ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazilian startup develops technology for monitoring of patients with suspected COVID-19
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Based on the Internet of Things, the system was developed in a project supported by FAPESP. Patients can be advised to seek hospital care if they detect a deterioration in clinical signs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says he could cut China ties as Mexico reports record new infections
36m Americans unemployed; Brazil cases hit 200,000; EU insists vaccine must be available to all countries. Follow the latest updatesTrump suggests he could ‘cut off whole relationship’ with ChinaMexico sees biggest one-day increase in casesDonald Trump goes maskless to tour medical equipment facilityAustralia coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance4.17amBSTBrendan Murphy, the country ’s Chief Medical Officer, is speaking now.There are just 50 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across Australia, with 12 of those people on ventilators, he says.My general epidemiology update, with 7,017 cases a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Microbiology Medical research Asia Pacific Americas Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Colombia steps up anti-virus measures at Brazil border
Authorities in Colombia are stepping up measures aimed at halting coronavirus infections near the border with Brazil as hospitals grow overwhelmed and cases rise in a vulnerable part of the Amazon home to many indigenous groups (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil registers record 13,944 new coronavirus cases on Thursday
Brazil registered a daily record 13,944 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and 844 additional deaths, according to health ministry data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pandemic complicates humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and surrounding countries
CARACAS, Venezuela/PACARAIMA, Brazil –News of the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant 16-year-old migrant from Venezuela, until a few weeks ago, when she heard about the coronavirus from friends. “I saw people talking about and it scared me,” she recalled.Horihanny left Venezuela a year ago with her family, hoping to find more opportunities. Today, they live in Pacaraima, Brazil, just over the border from Venezuela. She is one of 15 people crowded into a small rented house. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Latin American countries raise alarms about Brazil as border towns report spikes in new coronavirus cases
(Natural News) As COVID-19 continues its onslaught, many countries in Latin America are growing concerned with how Brazil is managing the contagion within its borders. Colombia, which shares its southeast border with Brazil, recently boosted its military presence along its borders to stymie the spread of coronavirus in the region. President Ivan Duque announced the move following... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Study identifies group of genes with altered expression in autism
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The dysregulation appeared to affect communication among neurons in the subjects of the study, which was conducted in Brazil. The discovery could improve diagnosis, which is currently based on the clinical analysis of symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Anxiety Scale
Source: Christopher Newport University (CNU). Published: 5/14/2020. Basic information The coronavirus anxiety scale (CAS) is a self-report mental health screener of dysfunctional anxiety associated with the coronavirus crisis. Because a significant number of people experience clinically significant fear and anxiety during an infectious disease outbreak, the CAS was developed to help clinicians and researchers efficiently identify cases of individuals functionally impaired by coronavirus-related anxiety. Psychometric properties Independent studies of adults residing across the United State have demonstrated that the CAS...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil passes France in coronavirus cases to become 6th worst-hit country
Brazil registered a record number of new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing France's tally to become the sixth-worst hit country, as the disease sends the economy toward its worst year since at least 1900. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus started spreading among the British public BEFORE the first two people tested positive
Scientists in Brazil and Uruguay predicted that the virus started to spread in the UK on January 29, the day before the first two patients tested positive and five weeks before the first person died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports a record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents
Pence avoiding Trump after aide ’s positive test; Saudi oil profits drop 25%; French schools reopenBrazil and Mexico record deadliest day from Covid-19EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.46amBSTIceland is preparing to ease their immigration restrictions, with some professionals including scientists, filmmakers and athletes eligible for a modified quarantine from Friday, and more widespread changes starting no later than 15 June.Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gyl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Burnton (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Mexico Americas Middle East and North Africa China Russia Microbiology Medical research Europe Source Type: news

Why Some National Health Care Systems Do Better than Others
This article is based on a longer paper with figures on the DoCRI website. The post Why Some National Health Care Systems Do Better than Others appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Secure land rights essential to protect biodiversity and cultures within indigenous lands
(University of East Anglia) New research argues that legally protected large territories in Brazil are crucial to protect biodiversity and provide essential conditions for indigenous populations to maintain their traditional livelihoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brazil cities lurch to lockdowns amid virus crisis red flags
With Brazilian hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, the country's state and city governments are lurching forward with mandatory lockdowns against the will of President Jair Bolsonaro (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Worldwide Covid-19 deaths pass 290,000 – as it happened
Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; Trump walks out of press conference; White House staff ordered to wear masks. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live news and updates12.29amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – follow me there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents12.22amBSTDan Collyns reports for the Guardian:More than half of the medics fighting a Covid-19 outbreak in the Peruvian jungle city ofIquitos have been infected with the virus, according to the sub-director of th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson , Damien Gayle, and Jessica Murray Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news Australia news UK news Middle East and North Africa Americas Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific China Russia Microbiology Europe Medical research Source Type: news

Brazil has processed 337,595 coronavirus tests: health official
Brazil has processed 337,595 tests for the novel coronavirus in official labs, a health ministry official said on Tuesday, up from around 181,000 tests on April 22, when the government previously reported testing numbers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil coronavirus cases surpass Germany
Brazil's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 177,589 on Tuesday, according to the health ministry, surpassing Germany's 170,508 confirmed cases of the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brazil cities lurch to lockdowns amid virus crisis red flags
With Brazilian hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, the country's state and city governments are lurching forward with mandatory lockdowns against the will of President Jair Bolsonaro (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DNA surprises surfacing in the Atlantic:   Species far from their   usual southern homes
(Terry Collins Assoc) Scientists investigating shifting Atlantic Ocean migration patterns bottled the genetic traces of species far north of their normal homes.Rockefeller University scientists simply fishing for DNA in seawater found Brazilian cownose rays and Gulf kingfishes - never known north of the Gulf of Mexico, and Chesapeake Bay, VA respectively - off New Jersey's coast, a 2 hour drive south of NY City.The study demonstrates an accurate, inexpensive way to detect long-predicted marine life range   changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Platelets exacerbate immune response
(University of Bonn) Platelets not only play a key role in blood clotting, but can also significantly intensify inflammatory processes. This is shown by a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from Sao Paulo (Brazil). In the medium term, the results could open up new ways to treat autoimmune diseases. They have now been published in the renowned journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bolsonaro allows Brazilians to go to the gym as coronavirus cases surge
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday declared gyms and hair salons as essential services that can stay open through the new coronavirus outbreak, easing measures to control the disease despite new cases and deaths surging in the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zika Virus Tied to Profound Developmental Delays
MONDAY, May 11, 2020 -- Toddlers with congenital Zika syndrome have severe developmental delays, researchers report. In a study that covered a five-year period, researchers found that children in Brazil with congenital Zika syndrome who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Rituals upended amid the coronavirus pandemic
A man in a full protective suit prepares to remove the body of someone who died at home in one of the Brazilian cities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. A woman speaks through a closed window to her daughter and grandchild on Mother's Day in the United States. The pandemic has upended the rituals of both life and death across the globe. In their place, new rituals have sprung up. In New York City, for instance, the subway is shutting in the middle of the night in order to disinfect the trains. That means clearing the cars and stations of people at the end of the line — a process that has put a spotlight on ...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated to common mental disorders among municipal teachers in Uberl ândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Machado LC, Limongi JE.
BACKGROUND: Association analysis between common mental disorders (CMD) and working conditions is necessary to achieve a better understanding of the reasons for physical and mental illness among teachers. OBJECTIVE: In the present cross-sectional st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors associated with work accidents in a rural area in Minas Gerais, Brazil - Fernandes GA, Silva LF.
BACKGROUND: Noise and pesticide exposure is frequent among Brazilian agricultural workers, however, few studies analyzed its association with work accidents. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between self-reported noise and pesticide exposu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Johnson's UK lockdown plans spark confusion as parts of Europe ease limits
Parts of Europe are lifting restrictions but Boris Johnson ’s plans for UK labeled vague and divisive, as China records possible new wave in northeast and US’s Mike Pence reportedly self-isolatesBolsonaro attends floating barbecue as Brazil deaths top 10,000‘People feel a bit nervous’: France braces for end of lockdownCoronavirus latest at a glanceAustralian coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage12.54amBSTHello, and welcome to our continuing global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now infected more than 4.09m people, killing 282,000.You can catch up on the latest d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Mike Pence US news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Brazil's President Bolsonaro must 'drastically change course' on Covid-19, says The Lancet
British medical journal ’s editorial says the Brazilian president’s disregard for lockdown measures is damagingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe biggest threat to Brazil ’s ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis is the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to the British medical journal The Lancet.In an editorial, The Lancet saidhis disregard for and flouting of lockdown measures was sowing confusion across Brazil, which reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths on Friday, and is fast e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Brazil Americas World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Brazil hits new record for daily coronavirus deaths
Brazil registered 10,222 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday and 751 deaths, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As deaths mount in Brazil's Amazon, official COVID-19 toll under scrutiny
The death toll from COVID-19 in the worst hit part of Brazil's remote Amazon region may be three times the official count, according to data from public notaries reviewed by Reuters, as the spread of the disease overwhelms the public health system. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Nations hit hardest had most international travel
Brazilian researchers found nations hit hardest by the killer disease were ones accepting the most international flights. It may explain why the US (73,431) and UK (30,150) have the most deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil virus despair stretches from Rio to Amazon
From the Amazon city of Manaus to the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, freshly dug graves have been filling up quickly for weeks with the bodies of Brazilians killed by COVID-19. Deaths from the coronavirus hit some cities so hard starting last month that officials were unprepared for the crush of bodies even though regional governments imposed measures aimed at halting the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, President Jair Bolsonaro railed against business shutdowns as more harmful than the virus itself — and the country’s first lockdown was not ordered until this week, when there...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prediction of attempted suicide in men and women with crack-cocaine use disorder in Brazil - Roglio VS, Borges EN, Rabelo-da-Ponte FD, Ornell F, Scherer JN, Schuch JB, Passos IC, Sanvicente-Vieira B, Grassi-Oliveira R, Von Diemen L, Pechansky F, Kessler FHP.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a severe health problem, with high rates in individuals with addiction. Considering the lack of studies exploring suicide predictors in this population, we aimed to investigate factors associated with attempted suicide in inpatients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Signs of altered psychomotor capacity and use of alcohol and other drugs among nightclub patrons who drive in the city of S ão Paulo, Brazil - Erbella RA, Sanchez ZM, Wagner GA.
Objectives: To investigate the occurrence of signs of altered psychomotor capacity (SAPC) associated with the violation of the dry law at the exits of nightclubs in the city of S ão Paulo, Brazil.Methods: Data from drivers participating in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

AP PHOTOS: Brazil virus despair stretches from Rio to Amazon
From the Amazon city of Manaus to the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, freshly dug graves have been filling up quickly for weeks with the bodies of Brazilians killed by COVID-19. Deaths from the coronavirus hit some cities so hard starting last month that officials were unprepared for the crush of bodies even though regional governments imposed measures aimed at halting the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, President Jair Bolsonaro railed against business shutdowns as more harmful than the virus itself — and the country’s first lockdown was not ordered until this week, when there...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil hits record for coronavirus deaths, raising chances of lockdowns
Brazil, one of the world's emerging coronavirus hot spots, registered a record number of cases and deaths on Wednesday, prompting the health minister to flag the possibility of strict lockdowns in particularly hard-hit areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

“So what?” Brazil's Bolsonaro shrugs off surging number of coronavirus deaths
(Natural News) A journalist asked Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro regarding the 5,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the country. In response, Bolsonaro said: “So what? I’m sorry. What do you want me to do?” This response has ignited a firestorm of controversy over the country’s response to the global pandemic. “My [middle name] is Messiah. But... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of face-aging app on skin cancer protection behavior
(JAMA Network) This randomized clinical trial looked at the effect of a face-aging mobile app on daily sunscreen use and other skin protection among teens in Brazil. Selfies of students were altered to show UV effects on their future faces and shown to their class, accompanied by information about sun protection. Reducing UV exposure in children and adolescents is important because of the increased risk of skin cancer with cumulative UV exposure and sunburns early in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Northeastern Brazil city is nation's first to enter lockdown
The tropical capital of one of Brazil’s poorest states has ground to a halt (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil posts daily record of 600 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday
Brazil hit a record for daily coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, indicating that the nation is still in the thick of its battle against the virus, even as some areas of the country are beginning to open up. (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

In fight over Brazil leader's virus test, crisis looms
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he twice tested negative for the coronavirus but many, including a federal judge, are demanding he share the actual results (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Be the Death or Salvation of Big Plastic?
It was supposed to be a blockbuster moment for the U.S. plastic industry. With an abundance of cheap natural gas at hand, thanks to the country’s fracking boom, U.S. energy giants were pouring billions of dollars into building new plants to turn that gas into plastic. As the world was poised to slowly turn away from fossil fuels as an energy source, plastic seemed to be a feasible replacement and possibly even a potential cash cow—overseas, demand for plastic was projected to explode in the coming decades. But the rosy projections may not be panning out. With the oil industry in freefall, and a pandemic grippin...
Source: TIME: Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoë Schlanger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Japan extends state of emergency as global cases top 3.5m
Trump claims vaccine will be found by end of year; Brazil passes 100,000 cases; New Zealand records no new cases for first timeUK coronavirus updates - liveAustralia coronavirus – live updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage11.31amBSTThe death toll from the Covid-19 outbreak inIran rose by 74 in the past 24 hours to 6,277, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Monday.The total number of diagnosed cases in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak in the Middle East, has reached 98,647, he said.11.29amBSTIndian police fired tear gas on Monday to scatter migrant ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news Australia news US news Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific Americas Russia China Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news