Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That
When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 emerged this fall, governments across East and Southeast Asia returned to a tried-and-true strategy to stop it: They doubled down on border restrictions. Japan banned entry for nearly all foreigners—including students who had already been admitted to universities. The Philippines barred foreign nationals arriving from countries with local Omicron cases. Thailand ended programs that allowed tourists to enter without quarantine. But border closures did not stop the arrival of the Omicron variant. Multiple countries across Asia are reporting spiking infections. Japan’s COVID-19...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

We Must Rise to the Occasion, Now.
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 20 2021 (IPS-Partners) In 2021, COVID-19 continued to plague the world – a world already burdened by armed conflicts, climate-induced disasters and forced displacement. Communities, nations and people struggled to maintain normalcy in the midst of the abnormal. This was especially notable in the education sector – a sector that is the very foundation for achieving all human rights and all Sustainable Development Goals. Yasmine SherifCountries affected by existing crises also suffered the absence of infrastructure and the omnipresence of extreme poverty, while conflicts raged all around. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Health Poverty & SDGs Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Immune Response May Vary With Choice of COVID-19 Booster
THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 -- Immune response may vary with the choice of COVID-19 vaccine used for a third dose or booster following two doses of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (ChAd) or Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 (BNT), according to a study published online Dec. 2 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Problem Is More Than Just a Shortage of Doses
The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in South Africa and other southern African nations, is casting a harsh new spotlight on vaccine inequality. For months, health experts have warned that low vaccination rates in the developing world make it more likely for dangerous new mutations to form as the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads unchecked. So far, just 7.3% of Africans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 58% in both the U.S. and Europe, where booster shots are now being offered widely. Meanwhile, just 12% of the 1.9 billion doses promised to low and middle income countries had been...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight Second click South Africa Source Type: news

Ongoing Pandemic Push Africa ’s Children Out of School
Quality, safe, gender-responsive and inclusive education for Africa’s children increasingly out of reach, say experts. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Nov 24 2021 (IPS) Kenya’s secondary schools’ administration has been in the eye of a storm since schools reopened in October 2021. Since then, students have set on fire 35 schools and counting, forcing the government to announce an unscheduled break from school – ahead of the planned December 23 closing. Sarah Kitana, a secondary school teacher in Kathiani, Machokos County, tells IPS that fewer students are in classrooms after a year of COVID-19-drive...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 ​#SDG4​ Source Type: news

It ’s Time to Find Solutions to the Gendered Consequences of the Pandemic
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre of recovery. Credit: UN WomenBy Megan O'Donnell, Shelby Bourgault and Lotus McDougalWASHINGTON DC/SAN DIEGO, Nov 22 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects across the globe, but the data and evidence show t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Megan O Donnell - Shelby Bourgault - Lotus McDougal Tags: Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Highly Regarded Aerobiologist, Chad Roy, MSPH, PhD, Joins NDA Partners...
NDA Partners Vice President of Operations, Eric Fish, announced today that Chad Roy, MSPH, PhD, an expert aerobiologist with a focus on respiratory health and airborne infectious diseases, has joined...(PRWeb November 18, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/highly_regarded_aerobiologist_chad_roy_msph_phd_joins_nda_partners_as_expert_consultant/prweb18339845.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood adversity patterns differentially cluster with mental disorders and socioeconomic indicators in a large Swiss community sample - Xu Y, Ajdacic-Gross V, M üller M, Buadze A, Seifritz E, Kleim B, von Känel R, Wagner EYN, Strippoli MPF, Castelao E, Preisig M, Vandeleur CL.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to childhood adversities (CHAD) has been found to be strongly associated with individuals' mental health and social development. Recently, it has been suggested that certain CHAD patterns exist in the population, which are more closely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mass timber buildings can house labs — and there's a big push for them, architect says
"We were able to crack the nut on this," Gensler's Chad Yoshinobu said. Mass timber could speed up the process of building these types of structures and greatly reduce cost and carbon emissions compared to a traditional concrete building. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Marc Stiles Source Type: news

Mass timber buildings can house labs — and there's a big push for them, architect says
"We were able to crack the nut on this," Gensler's Chad Yoshinobu said. Mass timber could speed up the process of building these types of structures and greatly reduce cost and carbon emissions compared to a traditional concrete building. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marc Stiles Source Type: news

Why Schools Are Offering Money, and More, to Get Kids Vaccinated
In Anderson, S.C., high school students received $100 if they got vaccinated against COVID-19. In Phoenix, school leaders are giving out $100 gift cards. In Los Angeles, students have the chance to win gift cards or free prom and homecoming tickets if they get the jab. And in the nation’s largest school district, New York City, children as young as 5 could get paid for getting a COVID-19 vaccination, another example of the lengths to which schools are going as they strive for normalcy after nearly two years of pandemic-disrupted education. Like everything involving schools during the pandemic, from mask mandates to r...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Education nationpod Source Type: news

To Get Kids Vaccinated, Schools Offer Money and More
In Anderson, S.C., high school students received $100 if they got vaccinated against COVID-19. In Phoenix, school leaders are giving out $100 gift cards. In Los Angeles, students have the chance to win gift cards or free prom and homecoming tickets if they get the jab. And in the nation’s largest school district, New York City, children as young as 5 could get paid for getting a COVID-19 vaccination, another example of the lengths to which schools are going as they strive for normalcy after nearly two years of pandemic-disrupted education. Like everything involving schools during the pandemic, from mask mandates to r...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Education nationpod Source Type: news

Harvard CRISPR pioneer Chad Cowan launches $78M stem cell play
One of the scientific founders of CRISPR Therapeutics AG (Nasdaq: CRSP) is embarking on a mission to solve a longstanding problem in stem cell therapy: ensuring that the body does not mount an immune response to the foreign cells. He's got nearly $80 million to help him do it. Chad Cowan, a Harvard Stem Cell Institute professor and a serial entrepreneur whose discoveries helped launch CRISPR Therapeutics as well as Sana Biotechnology, has found a way to "cloak" engineered stem cells. Now, he is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news