Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNICEF, WHO, Govt Worry Over Nigeria's Low Immunization Turnout
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF and the Federal Government on Tuesday expressed worry over Nigeria's low routine immunization turnout, warning that without adequate awareness on the need for people to continue routine immunisation, especially that of polio, there are possibilities of Polio disease resurfacing in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Wild Polio Virus May Resurface in Nigeria If ... - UNICEF
[Premium Times] Nigeria's information minister also speaks on the 'urgent' step the country must take to avoid a recurrence of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Pfizer Vaccines Are Coming - Here's How South Africa Could Prepare Its Cold Chain
[Daily Maverick] South Africa previously rolled out the oral polio vaccine which must be stored at -20 degrees Celsius, like the Pfizer jab. Here's what it takes to keep up the cold chain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Afghans work to stem polio rise amid violence, pandemic
Afghanistan is inoculating millions of children against polio after pandemic lockdowns stalled the effort to eradicate the crippling disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

European Regulators Find Possible Link Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Rare Clotting Disorder
(LONDON) — The European Union’s drug agency said Wednesday that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but recommended that vaccinations continue in adults, saying the benefits of the shot still outweigh risks. The European Medicines Agency described the clots as “very rare” side effects. It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination — but based on the currently available evidence, it was not able to identify specific risk factors. Experts reviewed several dozen cases t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIA CHENG/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city that has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Afghan officials: 3 women working in polio drive killed
Afghan officials say attackers have gunned down three women working to administer the polio vaccine in eastern Afghanistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Complete Nationwide Polio Vaccine
[New Republic] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners on the 26th day of March 2021 officially launched the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive amid surge in coronavirus
Pakistani authorities have launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio despite facing another surge of coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Do We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? A Plea From a Polio Survivor
As of March 2, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost over 500,000 Americans ’ lives and approximately 2,500,000 deaths across the world. This ongoing pandemic has not spared any nation or people. It is wiping out older adults and people with complex medical conditions. Almost everyone has a friend, family member, or colleague who has faced challenges brought on by the cor onavirus pandemic and its deadly consequences. Amid this crisis, many have questions: Are we fighting this fight the right way? Are we moving in the right direction to end this pandemic? Most importantly, are we all in this mission together? Are we m...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Fatima A. Naqvi Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Launches Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners will on this 26th day of March 2021 officially launch the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'People are talking about the same things they talked about back then': COVID stirs up memories of polio
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is reminding some of the last time there was an urgent drive to stop a feared virus. Although largely forgotten to history, the polio vaccine had a similarly bumpy road getting into northern Ontario arms back in the 1950s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 2021 (IPS) At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year’s delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has put it, the world is at the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. Anis Chowdhury Vaccine apartheid The EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and their allies continue to block the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend the World Trade Organization (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Egypt: Health Min. - Egypt Ready to Offer All Support to Eastern Mediterranean Countries to Eradicate Polio
[Egypt Online] Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed expressed Egypt's readiness to offer all necessary support for Eastern Mediterranean countries to eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From plague to polio: how do pandemics end?
History provides a window into how the coronavirus outbreak might come to a close (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social Distancing Probably Stopped 2020 Outbreak of Paralyzing Disorder in Kids
THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 -- Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have prevented an anticipated outbreak of a rare polio-like syndrome in children, researchers report. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a spinal condition that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Outbreak of a rare, polio-like syndrome likely prevented, postponed by social distancing
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Social distancing not only helped slow the spread of COVID-19 -- it also may have prevented the transmission of an outbreak of a rare polio-like syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lessons From The Past And Present For Controlling Covid-19: Polio
Thanks to vaccines, polio prevalence has been reduced to a small sliver of what it once was. What takeaways from the eradication effort can we apply to our attempts to vaccinate against Covid-19? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

The Likely Future of COVID-19? More Than Polio, Less Than Flu The Likely Future of COVID-19? More Than Polio, Less Than Flu
Is the end goal in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 eradication of the virus or to have numbers similar to that of flu? Neither, says F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. With the bolstered supply, Biden also announced he would be using the powers of the federal government to direct all states to prioritize vaccinating teachers, and said the federal government would provide the doses directly through its pharmacy program. He challenged states to administe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Govt to Adopt Polio Immunisation Strategy in Vaccinating Eligible Citizens
[Vanguard] As Nigeria receives its first batch of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines today, the Federal Government has said it would adopt the strategy deployed during the polio pandemic in the country in vaccinating eligible citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What We Learned About Ourselves in the First Year of the Pandemic
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have an It’s Not Just You essay delivered to your inbox every Sunday. March is the anteroom of months. It’s both the end of last year’s winter and the beginning of the new year’s spring. It’s half slush, half-quixotic hope. I had my first baby in March–a child that arrived nine days late, already a solid little being with startling almond eyes and the appetite of a toddler. I had no idea what I was doing; we two just hunkered down and tried to figure each other out. I sti...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

What We Learned About Ourselves in the First Year of the Pandemic
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have an It’s Not Just You essay delivered to your inbox every Sunday. March is the anteroom of months. It’s both the end of last year’s winter and the beginning of the new year’s spring. It’s half slush, half-quixotic hope. I had my first baby in March–a child that arrived nine days late, already a solid little being with startling almond eyes and the appetite of a toddler. I had no idea what I was doing; we two just hunkered down and tried to figure each other out. I sti...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

What We Learned About Ourselves In the First Year of the Pandemic
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have an It’s Not Just You essay delivered to your inbox every Sunday. March is the anteroom of months. It’s both the end of last year’s winter and the beginning of the new year’s spring. It’s half slush, half-quixotic hope. I had my first baby in March–a child that arrived nine days late, already a solid little being with startling almond eyes and the appetite of a toddler. I had no idea what I was doing; we two just hunkered down and tried to figure each other out. I sti...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN Agencies Support Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[UN News] The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign
The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We ’ll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It’s Still Worth Trying
2021 got off to a grim pandemic start in the U.S. A huge surge in COVID-19 cases followed the holiday season, peaking at around 300,000 new cases on Jan. 8, 2020. More than 20,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus in a single week in January alone and over 146,00 in total have died since the start of the year. But six weeks later, the picture looks more promising. New daily cases have fallen sharply, daily deaths have fallen to levels not seen since Thanksgiving, and the pace of vaccine roll-out is speeding up. These positive trends mean that we can now begin to ask what the endgame might look like. Would we be happy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Hanage and Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of the Twenty-Seventh Polio IHR Emergency Committee
[WHO] The twenty-seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 1 February 2021 with committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The following IHR States Parties provided an update at the video conference (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global poliovirus risk management and modeling
(Society for Risk Analysis) Launched in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stands out as one of the largest, internationally coordinated global public health major projects conducted to date, with cumulative spending of over $16.5 billion for 1988-2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 30 years later, stubborn outbreaks of wild poliovirus still occur in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where cases have been increasing since 2018. The global eradication of polio continues to be an elusive goal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic has Shown Humanity at its Best – & at its Worst
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. The dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa started in February. Credit: UNICEF/Sibylle DesjardinsBy Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusGENEVA, Feb 11 2021 (IPS) WHO and UNICEF have a long, deep and very special relationship. Neither of us could do what we do without the other. UNICEF’s success is WHO’s success, and we are proud to be your partner on so many issues: Ebola, polio, maternal health, nutrition, infection prevention and control, primary health care – the list is long. Neve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Development & Aid Education Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Commissions First National Polio Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
[WHO] Monrovia -- To Stop the spread of circulating vaccine derived Polio Virus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Liberia and protect communities from this crippling disease, on 5th February 2021, the Government of Liberia and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners commissioned the first National Polio Emergency Center (EOC) in Liberia for effective coordination of activities towards Polio Eradication. The historic and well attended ceremony was held on the grounds of the old Ministry of Health Complex in Monrovia where t (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Intellectual Property Cause of Death, Genocide
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Feb 9 2021 (IPS) Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property (IP) provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide. Jomo Kwame SundaramMaking life-saving vaccines, medicines and equipment available, freely or affordably, has been crucial for containing the spread of many infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, polio and smallpox. Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, insisted...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Minister Declares Polio Virus Outbreak As National Public Health Emergency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, the Minister of Health on Thursday declared an outbreak of the Poliovirus, terming it as a 'National Public Health Emergency'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - Understanding Why Vaccination Must Continue
[Cameroon Tribune] Though Cameroon was declared wild poliomyelitis-free on June 18, 2020, surveillance and immunisation efforts must be stepped up because two other polio types are yet to be eliminated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

89 lakh kids below 5 years given polio drops across India on 'Polio Ravivar': Health ministry
"The booth activity will be followed by house-to-house surveillance (mop-up rounds) over the next two to five days to identify and vaccinate children who missed getting vaccinated at the booths," the ministry said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cash injection: could we cure all disease with a trillion dollars?
Could such a large amount of money end the Covid pandemic? Eradicate disease? Provide universal healthcare and fund vaccine research?You know that daydream where you suddenly come into a vast fortune? You could buy a castle or a tropical island hideaway, help out all your friends, do a bit of good in the world. But what if it was a truly incredible sum? What if you had $1tn to spend, and a year to do it? And what if the rules of the game were that you had to do it for the world – make some real difference to people’s lives, or to the health of the planet, or to the advancement of science.A trillion dollars &nda...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rowan Hooper Tags: Science Vaccines and immunisation Tuberculosis Coronavirus Polio Air pollution Climate change Health Health policy US Medicare Source Type: news

Kenya: New Polio Vaccine Will Only Be Available in Special Circumstances - Kenyan Expert
[Nation] A new vaccine that has the potential to shield against outbreaks caused by a mutated polio strain linked to the oral vaccine has received an emergency listing from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - LG Immunises Over 44,000 Children in January - Official
[Premium Times] Kano conducted routine immunisation against polio between Saturday and Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mary Berry health: TV star's polio condition which left her with a misshapen left hand
MARY BERRY is the famous baker who has become a household television fixture thanks to her talents. Many are unaware that she suffered with polio as a child and was placed in a glass isolation room. The health condition also left her with a slightly misshapen left hand. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Look at Past Vaccine Drives: Smallpox, Polio and the Swine Flu
As governments begin rolling out the biggest vaccine drives in history, a look at mass vaccination campaigns of the past offers insight into mistakes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gross Tags: Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Swine Influenza Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Immune System Shortages Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization United Nations Children ' s Fund Rotary Clubs International Slaoui, Moncef M Offi Source Type: news

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
The polio-like disease primarily affects children and often causes residual disability. In the absence of proven therapies, management focuses on supportive care and rehabilitation, a new review concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

South Africa: Immunisation Record Risks Being Dented By Anti-Vaccination Views
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated polio, and led to major reductions of serious infectious diseases. These include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Polio to Tetanus, five vaccines that saved the world before COVID-19 came along
(Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

National Polio immunisation programme rescheduled, to begin on January 31
The President will launch the Polio National Immunisation Day on 30th January by administering Polio drops to some children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 11:45 am, the ministry said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news