Sheltering in place and domestic violence: evidence from calls for service during COVID-19 - Leslie E, Wilson R.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an economic slowdown as more people practice social distancing and shelter at home. The increase in family isolation, unemployment, and economic stress has the potential to increase domestic violence. We document the pandem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Black lives matter, and yes, you are racist: the parallelism of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries - McCoy H.
The United States of America is at a crossroads, one that we have been at before. This is not the first time that we have battled a pandemic while experiencing an economic downturn, state sanctioned violence and racial terror against Blacks, the boiling ov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our migrant NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working relentle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working relentle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

Scarcity of labs may slow down vaccine trials
A scarcity of laboratories equipped to handle necessary tests and meet all safety requirements may delay trials of potential Covid-19 vaccines in India, some vaccine developers said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Q & A: Ageing Africa Left out of COVID-19 Policies
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the ageing population in various African countries were not adequately addressed. However, since the pandemic a recent survey has shown that the pandemic has further compounded the existing health challenges, further increasing neglect of older persons.Credit: Dolphin Emali/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) Nearly three quarters of respondents in a survey across 18 African countries have claimed that their countries’ COVID-19 responses are gravely lacking in addressing the ageing population. The survey, conducted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) Afri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Ageing Population Source Type: news

Crucial Community Giving Campaign begins Aug. 24
The economic downturn related to COVID-19 has created more need in the community, for people and the agencies that support them. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Wrecks Oshana's Economy
[Namibian] MANY small and medium businesses in the Oshana region have been forced to shut down due to the economic downturn caused by Covid-19 and its offshoots, but hope for a recovery still lingers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the U.S. Health System: The Vet ’s Office
Usually during an economic downturn, people tend to spend less on health care for pets. This time, the opposite is happening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Veterinary Medicine Quarantine (Life and Culture) Pets Dogs Cats Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Recession and Depression Finances United States Source Type: news

It ’s Time for American Leaders to Wake Up to the Threat of Climate Change for the Good of the Planet and Business
The coronavirus pandemic has worn out its welcome on Earth. Just try and find someone who’s not sick and tired of working from the basement, wearing a mask, bumping elbows in greeting or simply living with the worry of themselves or their family getting sick. And these inconveniences pale in comparison to the pain many have suffered from sickness or the loss of loved ones. If we could have seen the pandemic coming and had the power to prevent it, of course, we would have. If we had that power but sat on our hands as millions became sick and died, that inaction would be unforgivable. There is another problem that we ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John R. Kasich Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

BCG shots could slow down Covid-19 spread in first thirty days, says study
The paper published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed medical journal brought out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said that countries with mandatory Bacillus Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) vaccination showed “slower infection and death rates” during the first 30 days of the Covid-19 outbreak in their country. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Economic and food supply chain disruptions endanger global food security
(International Food Policy Research Institute) COVID-19 has led to a global economic slowdown that is affecting all four pillars of food security - availability, access, utilization, and stability. The greatest threats are to food accessibility, due to income losses and disruptions in supply chains - particularly for more nutritious foods and the world's poor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fight Pandemic, Not Windmills of the Mind
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) With uneven progress in containing contagion, worsened by the breakdown in multilateral cooperation due to mounting US-China tensions, recovery from the Covid-19 recessions of the first half of 2020 is now expected to be more gradual than previously forecast. Pandemic response measures In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments, especially of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) economies, have introduced massive fiscal and monetary packages for contagion containment, relief and recovery. Anis Chowdhury ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Three Steps for Leaders to Tackle Covid and Climate Emergency
This article is extracted with permission from David Nabarro’s Online Briefing on 9 July 2020. This story was originally published by Thinking the Unthikable   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 Three Steps for Leaders to Tackle Covid and Climate Emergency appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr David Nabarro Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Factoid on Illicit Trade Leading Governments Astray
Credit: SEATCABy Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana RossBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 21 2020 (IPS) A factoid is unreliable information repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. One such factoid repeatedly echoed across the globe by the tobacco industry is that tobacco tax increases worsen cigarette smuggling. For governments facing challenges to curb smuggling, particularly in the global South, this factoid has scared political leaders from effectively using taxes as a public health tool. Tax increases used as part of comprehensive tobacco control have been shown to successfully reduce smoking in many countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana Ross Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news