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 financing is...
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. Will the seat...
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

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.createEl...
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