China encourages citizens to return to work as coronavirus hits economy
Authorities are caught between urgent need to restart economy and efforts to contain virusCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedentedquarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll climbed to more than 2,000 worldwide, and infections to over 75,000, the vast majority o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison and Michael Standaert Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news China Asia Pacific Business Source Type: news

Fosun, A China Investment Heavyweight, Elevates Drug Exec In Shake-Up As Coronavirus Hits
The coronavirus outbreak has damaged the world ’s No. 2 economy, crippled global supply chains, and threatens to wreak even more havoc on business globally. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Hawaii health organizations prepare for coronavirus
Earlier this week, Gov. David Ige spoke about his discussions with the Centers for Disease Control about making it a priority to secure tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) due to the state's isolation. No one in the Islands have been tested yet for lack of kits and local health officials have yet to send samples to the CDC for testing. So far, said Ige, COVID-19 has had no significant impact on Hawaii's visitor industry or economy. But one Hawaii public policy think tank, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Australia reopens the door to some Chinese students after coronavirus ban
The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due coronavirus restrictions, reopening the door to a market that is key for the economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout
With four fatalities in Iran and a spike in infections in South Korea, concerns about the virus ’s effect on the global economy intensified. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) South Korea Wuhan (China) British Columbia (Canada) Hubei Province (China) Nepal Foxconn Technology Source Type: news

Hawaii health organizations prepare for coronavirus
Earlier this week, Gov. David Ige spoke about his discussions with the Centers for Disease Control about making it a priority to secure tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) due to the state's isolation. No one in the Islands have been tested yet for lack of kits and local health officials have yet to send samples to the CDC for testing. So far, said Ige, COVID-19 has had no significant impact on Hawaii's visitor industry or economy. But one Hawaii public policy think tank, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Coronavirus affecting economies and businesses around the world
The deadly outbreak of coronavirus, which has infected more than 75,000 people worldwide, is having an impact on the Chinese economy and markets around the world. Yahoo Finance anchor and reporter Akiko Fujita joined CBSN to discuss the economic fallout from the virus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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What St. Louis Fed president says about coronavirus, U.S. economy
Jim Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said Friday he expects the coronavirus to be a short-term problem that won't lead to a cut in interest rates. “There’s a high probability that the coronavirus will blow over as other viruses have, be a temporary shock and everything will come back,” Bullard told CNBC's "Squawk Box." Bullard said, as he has before, that he doesn't expect a recession this year and that a Fed rate cut is not needed a t this time. "If you think… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Study: RSNA should tackle air travel carbon footprint
Airplane travel-related carbon dioxide emissions caused by the RSNA's annual...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips sets new carbon dioxide emission goals Carestream reduces its environmental impact Irish radiology department finds it's not easy being green HIMSS: Clinton sees healthcare IT as global game changerComments: 2/21/2020 12:24:14 PMDoctorDalai Seriously? Wonder what the city of Chicago might have to say about the impact of NOT having RSNA...   The latest figures I could find with a fast google search were from 2007 (no doubt there are more recent numbers but I was too lazy to searc...
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China says January-February trade to take sharp hit from virus outbreak
China's January and February exports and imports will be hit by the coronavirus outbreak that has severely disrupted the world's second-largest economy, the country's commerce ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Coronavirus poses risk for German trade in coming months: finance ministry
Germany's trade outlook remains clouded by weaker global demand and the coronavirus epidemic adds another risk to exporters in Europe's largest economy, the finance ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Japan Plans HIV Drug Trials to Fight Coronavirus as Diamond Princess Cases Rise Japan Plans HIV Drug Trials to Fight Coronavirus as Diamond Princess Cases Rise
Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: two people die in Iran as cruise ship Britons face Wirral quarantine - as it happened
Deaths in mainland China pass 2,000 and Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise shipChina ’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences6.18pmGMTInspectors in protective suits have been going door to door in Wuhan in an effort to find every infected person, the Associated Press reports.Wednesday marked the final day of a campaign to root out anyone with symptoms whom authorities may have missed so far.5.02pmGMTBritons returning home from the Diamo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray, Martin Farrer and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Japan Asia Pacific Science China Chinese economy Global economy Business UK news Economics Source Type: news

IP Explained: Four key takeaways from new Bayh-Dole white paper
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act being signed into law. The Bayh-Dole Act laid the foundation for effective technology transfer that modernized the U.S. economy, set a global precedent and is still helping patients to this day. AsThe Economist noted, the Bayh-Dole Act is “Possibly the most inspired piece of legislation to be enacted in America over the past half-century.” (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: Research and Development Intellectual Property IP Explained Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first two patients confirmed in Iran as cruise ship cases rise to 621 – live updates
Deaths on mainland China pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news hereChina ’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences12.14pmGMTThe coronavirus outbreak has temporarily reduced China ’s CO2 emissions by a quarter, according to analysis by Carbon Brief.Electricity demand and industrial output remain far below usual levels after authorities introduced stringent measures to stop the spread of the dise...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Japan Asia Pacific Science China Chinese economy Global economy Business UK news Economics Source Type: news

The Health System We ’d Have if Economists Ran Things
A survey of nearly 200 Ph.D. health economists finds them taking a few politically unpopular positions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Polls and Public Opinion Medicaid Medicare United States Economy Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news

India's commerce minister says price cuts on medical devices and drugs are here to stay
"Price controls are here to stay, they are needed in an economy like India", Goyal said on Wednesday night. He came to this conclusion after meeting with several doctors and patients who have said that these cuts have "hugely helped patients". (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Honoring our 2020 Health Care Heroes (GALLERY)
Health care jobs make up nearly 10% of employment in the Louisville Metro Statistical Area, and in general those professions pay far more than the area's median wage. The industry as a whole is vital to our region's economy — but it's the people behind those numbers who really make the difference. With that in mind, today we introduce you to our Health Care Heroes honorees for 2020, our fourth class since the awards program's inception in 2017. This year, w e are doing things a bit differently.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Zak Owens Source Type: news

Honoring our 2020 Health Care Heroes (GALLERY)
Health care jobs make up nearly 10% of employment in the Louisville Metro Statistical Area, and in general those professions pay far more than the area's median wage. The industry as a whole is vital to our region's economy — but it's the people behind those numbers who really make the difference. With that in mind, today we introduce you to our Health Care Heroes honorees for 2020, our fourth class since the awards program's inception in 2017. This year, w e are doing things a bit differently.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zak Owens Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV antiretroviral drugs on patients – as it happened
UK prepares evacuation flight for cruise ship passengers. Follow the latest newsBritish couple on Diamond Princess test positiveSenior doctor dies in WuhanWhat is the coronavirus?Share your experiences6.10pmGMTRussia will suspend entry of Chinese citizens to its territory starting from 20 February, Russian authorities in charge of coronavirus prevention have said.The suspension will be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes.5.54pmGMTIf you ’re just catching up, here is a quick rundown of the latest global coronavirus developments over the past few hours:Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan World news UK news Source Type: news

China virus outbreak chilling recovery for Asian economies
South Korea's president says the coronavirus crisis has put the economy into an "emergency situation," Japan is on the brink of recession and big manufacturers are forecasting a whole world of woe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise
Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news
Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences7.23amGMTMorning, I ’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer.Britons David Abel and his wife Sally who are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Abel, who was been po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Global economy Asia Pacific Business Economics Infectious diseases Science Japan Source Type: news

Estimation of regional economic development indicator from transportation network analytics - Li B, Gao S, Liang Y, Kang Y, Prestby T, Gao Y, Xiao R.
With the booming  economy in China, many researches have pointed out that the improvement of regional transportation infrastructure among other factors had an important effect on economic growth. Utilizing a large-scale dataset which includes 3.5 billion e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Health System We ’d Have if Economists Ran Things
A survey of nearly 200 Ph.D. health economists finds them taking a few politically unpopular positions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Polls and Public Opinion Medicaid Medicare United States Economy Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective
A child wades through water on her way to school in Kurigram district of northern Bangladesh during floods in August 2016. Credit: UNICEF/AkashBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country. Bangladesh is renowned for the geomorphic features that include massive rivers flowing throughout the country. Within the border of Bangladesh lie the bottom reaches of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Coronavirus saves lives of lobsters: Fishermen consider returning live lobsters to the ocean since demand from China has collapsed
(Natural News) With hundreds of millions of Chinese people now under mandatory lockdown due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), the global economy is rapidly screeching to a halt. Cars aren’t getting built, pharmaceuticals aren’t being made, and lobster isn’t being imported, which is impacting fishermen hard in places as far away as Australia, New Zealand,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quarantines, Travel Bans And Cancelled Conferences Cost The Economy Billions —And Won’t Stop The COVID-19 Coronavirus
Governments have enacted harsh measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. But science suggests it's better to go with a measured, nuanced approach. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Chinese factory employees forced to return to work amid widening coronavirus outbreak, then get QUARANTINED
(Natural News) The Chinese economy grew at double digits for nearly two decades because the country literally became the world’s factory, producing everything from toys to computer components. But when the coronavirus outbreak began, the Communist government had to quarantine tens of millions of people in an effort to contain it. In doing so, thousands... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China confident epidemic will soon be over: deputy foreign minister
China is confident the coronavirus epidemic will be over soon and that the impact will be only temporary on its economy, which will rebound strongly, Qin Gang, China's vice minister of foreign affairs said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Beijing quarantines returning residents as China struggles to pick up economy
People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei province reported more than 2,400 new cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's Xi pledges to minimise impact of virus
China will definitely be able to minimise the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and will maintain the development momentum of its economy, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, state media reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Angela Rayner: rebel with a cause
“Angela Rayner, Stockport local government branch and first-time deputy Labour leadership candidate!” said the member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, when she took to the rostrum at the opening of UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Brighton this afternoon to loud cheers. Taking a break from the campaign for the Labour Party deputy leadership, she described how two decades of activism had seen her start out as a care worker in the union’s young members’ group, alongside current UNISON president Josie Bird and junior vice president James Anthony. “My story is your story. I&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference angela rayner education Labour Party lifelong learning Source Type: news

France warns of dent to world economy from virus outbreak
France is warning that the deadly virus outbreak in China will dent the world economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The World ’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
(LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” John Hoffman, head of the organizing body, said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsch...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelvin Chan / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Spain Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1 ’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travell...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

First case of coronavirus confirmed in London – as it happened
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsCoronavirus – latest updates8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travelled from China and has been detected whilst in London. So we don ’t have enough...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy, Martin Farrer and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks to Restart Economy While Fighting Outbreak
A Japanese official tested positive after surveying passengers on a ship being held under quarantine in the port of Yokohama. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) China Epidemics Economic Conditions and Trends Politics and Government Quarantines Cruises Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Vietnam needs stimulus package to alleviate coronavirus impact, ministry says
Vietnam must work out a stimulus package this month to help businesses cope with a coronavirus epidemic that is expected to keep the economy from achieving a target of 6.8% growth this year, the planning ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China takes major steps to prop up coronavirus-hit economy
Chinese policymakers have implemented a raft of measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
New figures report 97 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments hereCruise ship stranded after being refused port by four countriesWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismWorthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirusShare your stories8.41amGMTA seventh Brighton and Hove school has issued a warning to parents about the coronavirus outbreak on the south coast.Two families with children at Carden Primary School have been told to self-isolate in an email sent by the school on Wednesday morning.8.24amGMTPassengers held in quaran...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

Coronavirus: China reports fall in infections but experts remain cautious
Death toll climbs to 1,115 but lowest number of new cases in Hubei since January prompts hope that containment strategy is workingChina ’s Hubei province has reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since January, giving officials hope that measures to contain the outbreak may be working.Health authorities in Hubei, the province at the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 1,638 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, down from a peak of more than 3,000 new cases on 4 February and the lowest number of new infections since 31 January. National infection rates were also down.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo and agencies Tags: Global development Coronavirus outbreak China Chinese economy Business Asia Pacific Science Source Type: news

Factbox: China takes major steps to prop up coronavirus-hit economy
Chinese policymakers have implemented a raft of measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: China and the virus that threatens everything
With the country reeling from the massive public health disaster, what might it mean for the economy, society and those in power? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live updates: China urges countries to restore ties for sake of global economy as coronavirus deaths pass 1,000
In the Wuhan epicenter authorities are tightening restrictions on residents to prevent the virus from spreading, as deaths in China top 1,000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak seen so far having 'marginal' impact on EU economy: sources
The coronavirus outbreak is expected at this stage to have only a "marginal" impact on the European Union's economy, two EU officials told Reuters on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factbox: China takes major steps to prop up coronavirus-hit economy
Chinese policymakers have implemented a raft of measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news