The great Recession index: a place-based indicator for countries, states, and metropolitan areas - Wallace M, Li A, Hyde A.
The Great Recession (GR) of 2007-2009 marked the most devastating economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and its consequences dramatically changed almost every aspect of social life. This research introduces the Great Recession Index (G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Evergrande debt crisis shines light on China real estate bubble
As Xi pushes 'common prosperity', Beijing tries to avoid fueling an economic downturn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progressive Taxation for Our Times
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 2021 (IPS) As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by restrictive fiscal policies. These were imposed by rich countries who no longer practice them if they ever did. Instead, the global South urgently needs bold policies to ensure adequate relief, recovery and reform. Jomo Kwame SundaramBold fiscal responses needed Governments must mobilise and deploy resources sustainably and fairly, consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With rich countries’ refusal to help more, adequate government financin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

PE-backed Indira IVF to set up six clinics in Karnataka
“In the past year of the pandemic, more and more people have come forward to take up IVF. Their perception of the virus has evolved, and the demand has significantly gone up. Despite the slowdown posed by Covid, we have been able to expand to 100 centres from 92 centres before the pandemic,” Mur dia said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN day for democracy: taking action with Myanmar
Tomorrow, 15 September, marks the UN day for democracy. It’s a moment to review the state of democracy around the world and to encourage governments to strengthen their democratic institutions and processes. This year in particular marks a fragile point in the fight for democracy. Myanmar’s democracy has collapsed after 10 years of democratic process. In February, the military seized control, claiming widespread voter fraud after a landslide election victory by the National League for Democracy. The United Nations General Assembly is set to meet and decide the fate of Myanmar’s representation at the UN. W...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

A Climate Change-Induced Landslide Is Wreaking Havoc on Denali National Park
For decades, the rangers at Denali National Park in Alaska were easily winning their battle against a slow-moving landslide underneath the park’s only road. Now, due in part to the effects of climate change, they are losing very badly. This summer, the National Parks Service has been frantically dropping 100 dump-trucks-worth of gravel every week on the top of the Pretty Rocks Landslide in an effort to keep up with its accelerating pace, which is the result of rapidly thawing permafrost in the country’s fastest-warming state. Two weeks ago, as the landslide hit unprecedented speed, causing the ground around it ...
Source: TIME: Science - September 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew R. Chow / Denali, Alaska Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Namibia: Local Bank Encourages Vigilance in Times of Rising Financial Crime
[Namibia Economist] The Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic reverberated throughout the society and has increased the pressure on individuals and businesses. This is mainly as a result of the global and local economic downturn and disruption caused by the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evidence of China ’s economic slowdown grows as services sector slumps
China’s official non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 47.5 in August, from 53.3 last month, while the official... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacific Community Warns of Threat to Education Retention in the Wake of COVID-19
Many families in the Solomon Islands and across the Pacific Islands region struggle to keep their children in school due to COVID-19 related economic hardship. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Aug 27 2021 (IPS) Before the pandemic, many Pacific Island countries grappled with low numbers of students completing secondary education. Now experts in the region are concerned that the closure of schools to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the economic downturn, will lead to even more students dropping out of education early. It’s an issue that has consequences for the region’s fu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations lockdown The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Continues Impacting the Retail Sector Negatively - Study
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The ongoing pandemic and economic slump has continued to adversely affect the retail sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-era freight demand has NOT surged at all, so why all the congestion, delays and shocking freight price increases?
(Natural News) The global economy is all out of whack thanks to a year’s worth of COVID-related lockdowns which led to hundreds of millions of people being thrown out of work, factories and warehouses to close, and other businesses to dramatically slow down. Now that countries including the United States have been reopening for months, one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PI Industries to acquire API biz from Ind-Swift Labs
Ind-Swift Laboratories has agreed to sell its Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) business to PI Industries on a slump sale basis, both the companies said in exchange notifications. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Electricity Production Is Roaring Back —and So Are CO2 Emissions
Carbon emissions from power plants around the world declined in recent years, but they’re poised to make a dramatic comeback over the next 18 months, according to a worrying report released July 15 by the International Energy Agency (IEA). https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/cQ7Ua/2/ COVID-19 lockdowns were responsible for some of the recent decline, as office buildings, for instance, reduced their energy consumption while employees were working remotely. After shrinking by 1% in 2019, CO2 emissions from power generation fell by another 3.5% around the world during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, part of a broader contraction ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Queries slow down TRIPS waiver for Covid drugs; EU pushes own proposal
The European Union pushing its own proposal, lack of enthusiasm to engage in bilateral talks on the waiver proposal and opponents asking country-level implementation questions have slowed the pace of the text-based talks on the proposal seeking patent waivers in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement, on Covid-19-related medical products. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Chapel Hill aims to turn slumping economy into diverse business community
The Town of Chapel Hill is taking steps to not only emerge from its pandemic slump but also lay a foundation for long-term economic success and transformation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Crumpler Source Type: news

Southeast Asia and Food Price Inflation: Double Whammy
This article was first published by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute as a commentary in Fulcrum.” With a link back to the original article — https://fulcrum.sg/southeast-asia-and-food-price-inflation-double-whammy/ Professor Paul Teng is an Associate Senior Fellow in the Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak institute. He is also Dean and Managing Director of NIE International, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of India ’s Women Crucial to Nation’s Full Recovery
Participants in UN Women India’s Second Chance Educational and Vocational Learning Programme. Credit: UN WomenBy Susan FergusonNEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them. Just as with the first wave and as with countless disasters before them, women have taken on the heavy burden of caring for the sick and finding ways to meet their family’s basic needs. The combination of illness, unpaid care, economic slowdown, lack of access to financing for female entrepreneurs, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Susan Ferguson Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

The First Treatment for Alzheimer ’s Disease Is Here
Alzheimer’s disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906, and now, more than 100 years later, doctors have an effective drug to treat the cognitive disorder. On June 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab, developed by the U.S.-based biotech Biogen and Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai. But the drug’s approval comes with a caveat. The FDA is requiring Biogen to conduct an additional placebo controlled study of the drug to verify it’s effectiveness in improving people’s memory and cognitive symptoms. That request stems in large part from the conclusion of an ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UN ’s Battle Against Climate Hazards Undermined by a Devastating Pandemic
Restoring natural habitats as pictured here in Cuba will help to slow down climate change. A new UN-backed study released May 27 says annual investments in nature-based solutions will have to triple by 2030, and increase four-fold by 2050, if the world is to successfully tackle the triple threat of climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations has been in the forefront of an ongoing battle against the growing hazards of climate change, including the destruction of different species of plants and animals, the danger of rising sea-levels threa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Environment Day 2021 Source Type: news

Namibia: Economy Set for Weak Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Experts Say
[Namibia Economist] The local economy is set for a relatively weak recovery from the severe slump last year, financial services firm, PSG Wealth, suggested. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Investing in Women Is Key to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Credit: iFarmerBy Kaveh ZahediBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 1 2021 (IPS) Last year, the Asia-Pacific region recorded its worst economic performance in decades. With the pandemic far from over, the region’s recovery is slow, fragile and highly uneven both across and within countries. As the region struggles to recover, how can countries rebuild their economies and revive their development? The answer can be found in the flea market of Suva, the Facebook commerce online stores of Bangladesh, and the digital learning centers across Viet Nam. In these and so many other spots across the Asia-Pacific region, it is clear that wom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Namibia: Eenhana Lowers Budget As Revenues Dip
[Namibian] The Eenhana Town Council has cut its 2021/2022 budget by 9%, citing an expected decrease on the council's revenue streams as they are severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Developing Countries Desperately Need COVID-19 Financing
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 2021 (IPS) Failure to sufficiently accelerate comprehensive efforts to contain COVID-19 contagion has greatly worsened the catastrophe in developing countries. Grossly inadequate financing of relief, recovery and reform efforts has also further set back progress, including sustainable development. Anis ChowdhuryUncertain and unequal recovery After over a year, “Poor countries are facing severe setbacks on their development paths, encumbered by ballooning debts, high risks of default and limited ability to inject desperately needed liquidity&rdq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

South Africa: Food Security Emergency - At Least 11.8 Million South Africans Are Hungry
[Daily Maverick] A major contributor to South Africa's hunger crisis is the economic downturn and loss of income as a result of Covid-19, yet food prices continue to rise despite the Constitution's assertion that all citizens have a right to sufficient food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Five Ways to Measure the Effects of a Crisis Like COVID-19 on Women
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Gender Headlines Health Source Type: news

Explaining India's vaccination slump: What's happening and what's next
While the disruption caused by the new regime contributed to the early slowdown, it ’s clear from more recent data that the available supply can only sustain about 1.8-2 million jabs a day. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘How Can Modi Be Forgiven?’ India’s COVID-19 Crisis May Be Turning the Middle Class Against the Prime Minister
On April 24 at 3:22 a.m., a doctor in Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital sent an urgent plea via Whatsapp to a colleague. She had just finished her shift at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital, where her mother was also undergoing treatment. A patient was in critical condition when she finished her shift. If he died, she asked, could his body be sent to the mortuary immediately? It was an unusual request, she admitted, but these are unusual times. The doctor’s own mother was in a bed next to the critical patient, and she feared that his corpse might be left there throughout the night. Mortuaries throughout the In...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nilanjana Bhowmick/New Delhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature India Londontime Source Type: news

The level of satisfaction with life in Spain is marked by household financial capacity
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) In recent decades, Spain has undergone rapid social changes in terms of gender equality, despite starting from a more backward position than most European countries. This process is hampered by the economic downturn that began in 2008, underlining the importance of the economic context in the development of gender inequality levels. Little attention has been paid in academia to how this gender revolution is associated with factors related to individual wellbeing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to address chronic undersupply of NHS staff
The NHS urgently needs billions of pounds of extra investment to shore up staff numbers, and head off a haemorrhaging of doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers. The NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Unison have penned a joint letter to the Prime Minister warning of the ‘very real risk’ that if NHS staff leave a vicious circle will be created where ‘staff vacancies are the greatest threat to the retention of NHS staff’. The six organisations, which together represent most of the NHS wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Record annual China GDP growth rate belies slowdown in first quarter
China’s economy grew by a record 18.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, while retail sales and industrial production grew by 34.2... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Economy Soars by Record a Year After Pandemic Slump
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: African Leaders Warn Covid-19 Crisis Harming Climate Adaptation Push
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The coronavirus-linked economic slowdown is limiting cash to help Africans pay to adapt to climate extremes, from drought to floods (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What’s In The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package?
The American Rescue Plan of 2021 seeks to help the United States recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

IMF, World Bank Must Urgently Help Finance Developing Countries
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 has set back the uneven progress of recent decades, directly causing more than two million deaths. The slowdown, due to the pandemic and policy responses, has pushed hundreds of millions more into poverty, hunger and worse, also deepening many inequalities. Anis ChowdhuryDevelopment setbacks The outlook for developing countries is grim, with output losses of 5.7% in 2020. Compared to pre-pandemic trends, the expected 8.1% loss by end-2021 will be much worse than advanced countries dropping 4.7%. COVID-19 has further set back progr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Kenya: Belt and Road in Kenya - Covid-19 Sparks a Reckoning With Debt and Dissatisfaction
[CFR] The deterioration of Kenya's economic prospects during COVID-19 has intensified backlash to its participation in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The COVID-19-induced economic slowdown has accelerated a reckoning with the underlying fragility of BRI in Kenya, already the subject of scrutiny due to corruption, pollution, and debt concerns. As a recent Independent Task Force report [PDF] on BRI illustrates, while BRI has met significant infrastructure needs in Kenya and China's involvement is hardly t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Europe ’s AstraZeneca Vaccine Woes Are a Problem for the World
Plenty of drama in Europe this past week as the AstraZeneca vaccine—a crucial component of the continent’s vaccination plans—was paused by more than a dozen European countries after a few reports emerged of blood clots in people after receiving the vaccine. Europe’s FDA equivalent, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), says that it is still “safe and effective” and “its benefits… outweigh the possible risks,” even if they are unable to completely rule out a link between the vaccine and a very rare clotting disorder. But it’s the vaccine politics that are the probl...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
Credit: UN WaterBy Catarina de AlbuquerqueLISBON, Mar 21 2021 (IPS) This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education. But, do governments adequately prioritize and invest in clean water? The answer, in far too many parts of the world, is a resounding no. As an international community, we are too often blind to the huge cost of failing to serve so many people with the most basic but crucial of services. Globally, there are still 2.2 billion people without access to safe drinking...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catarina de Albuquerque Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

AstraZeneca vaccine halt could slow down Asia ’s economic recovery, says economist
Issues around the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine could hurt global trade — that's bad news for Asia, said Steve Cochrane, chief APAC... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Continent's Battle With Covid-19 Continues, One Year On
[DW] The COVID pandemic has hit Africa less severely than was initially feared. But the consequences of the crisis are huge: the economic slowdown has amplified social inequality, as limited access to vaccines dampens hopes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Mexican Economy: A Short or Long Recession Cycle?
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) The trend of the Mexican economy during the last two years has not been positive. INEGI, the official bureau of statistics, has just reported that GDP registered a fall of 8.5 percent compared to 2019 with seasonally adjusted figures. But in 2019 GDP also receded, although in far less measure, less than one percentage point. However, it must be considered that the Mexican economy has been falling for 6 quarters (compared to the previous year). Considering the population growth rate (1.2 percent per year), the fall in the GDP per capita is close to 11 percent. This figure ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic ’s Impact on Global CO2 Emissions Didn’t Last Very Long
It’s awfully hard to find any upside in a global pandemic that’s sickened nearly 115 million people and killed more than 2.5 million. But throughout 2020, there was some good news buried in the bad concerning that other great infirmity: the sickly state of the earthly climate. When economies are booming and people are moving, greenhouse gasses soar. It follows then that economic slowdowns and global lockdowns would lead energy use and greenhouses gas emissions to plummet—and they did. At least, at first. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-ifra...
Source: TIME: Science - March 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

East Africa: Local, Regional Exports Recover After Slump
[New Times] Local and regional exports have recovered to pre-Covid-19 levels following a sharp decline in April 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic according to a report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, TradeMark East Africa and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Asian shares hit record high on stimulus hopes; Estonia tests vaccine 'passports'
Progress with vaccinations also boosts investor optimism; Spain cases pass 3m; boss of Johnson& Johnson says annual vaccine may be needed for ‘several years’What are the new UK anti-Covid border restrictions?Wuhan lab leak theory of Covid origin ‘unlikely’ says WHO teamEurope ’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthdayMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations4.39amGMTThe hope of a large government stimulus to help theAmerican economy recover from the Covid-induced downturn, and further good progress with vaccinations programs around the world, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: US news Vaccines and immunisation Europe Health Science Source Type: news

Now, There Are Even More Reasons To Mask Up
Given all the evidence, unified mask-wearing policies could lead to a major slow down of viral spread and impart economic benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder
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: United NationsBy Constanza TabbushUNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 2021 (IPS) With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Constanza Tabbush Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together
This article was originally published by the United Nations.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Siddharth Chatterjee, is UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, and RC designate to China The post A BASIC TRUTH: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Conspiracy theories slow down Covid-19 vaccination drive in India
While Facebook has banned anti-vaccine groups, other platforms such as Twitter and WhatsApp are fuelling vaccine rumours and fear mongering. One of the bizarre conspiracy theories doing the rounds is that billionaire Bill Gates is funding some vaccine manufacturers because he wants to reduce population growth! (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Show More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors ’ Expectations
If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Recovery: What Are We Talking About?
According to this study, the existence of a large informal sector, without access to social security and therefore very vulnerable, has had and will have a strong regressive impact on the income and quality of life of millions of people. Formal jobs were also affected as many people were laid off; others kept their jobs, but suffered a significant decrease in their income, due to the reduction of hours worked or to the fact that they were sent home with unpaid vacations or leave with lower wages. The effect of these measures was more severe in our country due to the absence of unemployment insurance. A remarkable phenomeno...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news