UK Covid live: government 'confident' about vaccine supply after EU threat
Latest updates: Nadim Zahawi says UK deliveries will not be hindered after EU says it may block vaccine exportsEU vaccines threat will not affect UK deliveries, says Nadim ZahawiGerman government challenges reports on AstraZeneca vaccineWhy experts say there is no basis to AstraZeneca jab claimsEU threatens to block vaccine exports after AstraZeneca shortfallGlobal coronavirus updates - live1.19pmGMTResponding to Labour ’sNick Thomas-Symonds’ calls for tougher border security to curb imported Covid infections,Priti Patel said:“There has been a comprehensive strategy across government and it actually dates...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte Tags: Politics UK news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science Boris Johnson Conservatives Labour Source Type: news

Africa: What the Global Response to HIV/Aids Can Teach Us About Covid-19 Recovery - and Social Justice
[Daily Maverick] In a world where recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is top of the political agenda and vital for everyone's future, we would do well to relearn some vital lessons about the nature and transformative potential that the HIV/Aids response has exemplified. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine
Initial studies show a significant drop in infections and hospitalizations after just one dose, and very few cases after two. Experts caution that the results are preliminary. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabel Kershner Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pfizer Inc Israel Source Type: news

As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge
As Donald Trump surveys the political landscape, there is a sudden Senate opening in Ohio, an ally’s bid for Arkansas governor, and some... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter refuses to take down child porn because it doesn’t “violate policies”, but they’re happy to censor Trump
(Natural News) Twitter is happy to press the censor button on a world leader who the company disagrees with politically, but it’s a lot more difficult to convince them to take down child pornography. In fact, the social media platform is so reluctant to remove such material that a victim of sex trafficking is suing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Freeland says government considering more pandemic travel restrictions to secure border
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is considering further limits on international travel into Canada to prevent the introduction of new COVID-19 cases as calls from opposition leaders for additional pandemic measures grow louder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Yellen confirmed as Treasury chief with more economic aid at top of agenda
She will be working with Congress on a Covid relief package. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beirut, Lebanon - El-Khoury J, Medawar B.
We are psychiatrists based at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, one of the largest psychiatric departments in Lebanon. Since October, 2019, Lebanon has navigated through several crises. It started with unremitting political unrest, national... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Isn't Going Away, Experts Predict
As politicians try to schedule an end to the pandemic, scientists say the virus will stick around as an endemic disease similar to the common cold. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Feminist Movements Continue to Battle Culture of Impunity in Egypt
Mozn HassanBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Jan 25 2021 (IPS) Ten years ago on this day, January 25, one of the biggest revolutions in the world took place in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, as protestors poured into the streets chanting slogans of “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice”, demanding one of the region’s longest-serving and autocratic President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Three weeks later, on February 11th, Mubarak stepped down as president, leaving the Egyptian military in control of the country. Amnesty International in a statement said, several female protestors at Tahrir Square were taken i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman won't run for re-election; Republican cites 'partisan gridlock'
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, perhaps the most powerful politician from Greater Cincinnati outside of the Taft family, will not seek a third... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Information Secretary Mangwana Apologizes Over 'Medical Assassins' Remarks
[263Chat] Information Secretary Ndabaningi Mangwana has withdrawn reckless remarks he made on Twitter yesterday where he insinuated that 'medical assassins' hiding behind medical qualifications were working to eliminate Zanu PF aligned politicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Alexei Navalny needs now - POLITICO
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: We all need to carry on being the light
Holocaust Memorial Day is this Wednesday. Every year on 27 January we remember the millions of people who have been affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world. It’s our chance to learn the lessons of the past and to help create a safer future. And with a turbulent political climate and events happening on a global scale beyond our control it really feels as if it is needed more this year than most. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day this year is a call to ‘be the light in the darkness’ and everyone is encouraged to reflect on the depths that humanity can sink to – but...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Washington Post admits Trump did not "incite" Capitol riot — so there’s no need for an impeachment trial, right?
(Natural News) There are so many things that are wrong with the Democrats’ latest insane, politically dangerous effort to impeach former President Donald Trump — namely because he’s a former president. But beyond that, and like his first impeachment, he’s been accused of a fabrication, a lie so profound and so obvious that now even... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying harm from others' illicit drug use-can stigma really be avoided? - Ramstedt M.
In their paper 'Applying a "Harm to Others" research framework to illicit drugs: political discourses and ambiguous policy implications', Wilkinson& Ritter [1] provide a welcome and critical discussion of using a 'harms to others approach' (HTO) to illici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change - Craig MA, Badaan V, Brown RM.
In a connected and politically engaged world, it is essential to understand how, why, and when people from diverse backgrounds may support social action. Integrating findings from the collective action, solidarity, and allyship literatures, we present work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like
From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Fauci, Anthony S Trump, Donald J Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Threats and Threatening Messages Rumors and Misinformation United States Politics and Government your-feed-health your-feed-scie Source Type: news

AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial
Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Biden ’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats
President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garneau won't rule out invoking Emergencies Act to limit pandemic travel
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says the federal government won’t rule out invoking the federal Emergencies Act to limit travel as parts of the country continue to experience high infection rates of COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Vaccine experts call for clarity on UK's 12-week Covid jab interval
British Society for Immunology calls for a robust programme monitoring the body ’s immune responseExperts have called for greater clarity on the monitoring in place to assess the 12-week dosing interval for Covid-19 vaccines, as the row over delayed second doses continues.The UK ’s coronavirus vaccination programme was shifted late last year to prioritise administering the first dose to as many at-risk people as possible. As a result, the interval between the two doses was increased to up to 12 weeks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation AstraZeneca Pfizer UK news Politics Science Immunology Health Pharmaceuticals industry Society Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Political scientist secretly working for the Iranian government arrested by feds
(Natural News) A political scientist based in Massachusetts has been accused by federal authorities of secretly working for the government of Iran while working as a lobbyist, professor and author. Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, 63, an Iranian citizen and legal permanent resident of the United States, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Watertown, Massachusetts,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

28 times media and Democrats excused or endorsed violence committed by left-wing activists
(Natural News) Democrats and their allies in the media are ready to condemn riots now that the turmoil has shifted to fit their narrative. (Article by Tristan Justice republished from TheFederalist.com) On Wednesday, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. It was an astonishing display of anarchic protest that delayed congressional certification of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats rule Washington. 5 reasons they may not be able to hang on
History shows presidents run into a big problem halfway through their first term: congressional elections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister's Covid-19 Death Unites Friends and Rivals in Tribute
[The Conversation Africa] The death of Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu, Minister in the Office of the President of South Africa, has been met with sorrow across the country. Tributes have come from across the political spectrum for the country's first government minister to succumb to COVID-19. He was 62. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Don't believe the anti-Trump hype
CEOs only acted after the Capitol attack because Democrats took power. Their political dominance must be reduced (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain's defence chief quits over alleged vaccination queue-jumping – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.44amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US nears 25m cases as three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strain12.05amGMTBrazil on Saturday said that 1,202 more people had died from Covid-19, bringing total fatalities in the country to 216,445. There have been more than 8.8 million confirmed cases, Reuters reports.Another Datafolha poll found that 53% of respondents are against Congress opening impeachment proceedings a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Mattha Busby, Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

‘Congress is going to do what Congress does’: Biden administration confirms hands-off impeachment stance
Both the White House press secretary and Kamala Harris’s communications director punted on impeachment in recent public appearances. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Don’t blame public for overloaded hospitals,’ Covid ICU medics tell NHS staff
Leading doctors have divided opinion among an exhausted workforce by pointing to socioeconomic factors behind coronavirus death tollComment: Let ’s stop the blame game over ICU Covid beds shortageSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading intensive care doctors have told NHS staff not to blame people breaching lockdown rules for hospitals coming close to breaking point and for the death toll from Covid nearing 100,000.Dr Alison Pittard and Dr Daniele Bryden chided health workers for posting messages saying things like those flouting Covid rules have “blood on their hands” and should “f**k off”.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Coronavirus NHS Health Infectious diseases Science Conservatives Politics Society UK news Social media Source Type: news

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Boris Johnson
PM warns B117 may increase death rate as well as being up to 70% more transmissibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdown measures while the infection rate remains “forbiddingly high”.In findings that dampened hopes of the increasingly prevalent B117 variant becoming less lethal over time, researchers on the government ’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag)concluded that it may increase the death rate by ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus Health UK news Health policy Politics Society Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

How Beijing Turned China ’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage
The Communist Party ’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Li Yuan Tags: China Wuhan (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Propaganda Politics and Government Computers and the Internet Censorship Social Media Communist Party of China Fang Fang (Author) Source Type: news

Spain's jab rollout dogged by delays, elitist queue-jumpers
Public outrage is growing in Spain as cases of politicians and well-connected opportunists jumping the queue in the national coronavirus vaccination campaign come to light, even as delivery delays have forced some regions to stop new inoculations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine
Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Big tech and deep state have teamed up to usher in a quasi-communist USA
(Natural News) Corporate authoritarianism has come to America in the form of a secular technocracy where liberal businesses, backed by the uni-party Deep State, get to decide what is and isn’t acceptable political dialogue. This is an all-out assault not only on our Constitutional freedoms, but on conservative, Christian supporters of President Trump. (Article by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: Club for Growth is main donor to gun-toting Republican congressman
Andy Harris, who tried to bring gun on to House of Representatives floor, received $345,0000 from anti-tax group funded by billionaires (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trudeau says Pfizer CEO assured him that vaccines will arrive in February
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the CEO of Pfizer has personally assured him that the pharmaceutical company will send vaccine shots to Canada next month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Ravaging Local Newspapers, Making it Easier for Misinformation to Spread
Keeping up with the torrent of news over the last year has been overwhelming for all Americans. But it’s an especially difficult challenge for local newspaper editors like Reed Anfinson, who not only owns and publishes Swift County, Minn.’s Monitor-News, but writes nearly every news story it publishes, too. Anfinson, who also owns two other papers in nearby counties, has worked virtually seven days a week since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, including through a battle with the virus himself. For all his hustle, he still wishes he had time to write more about the people whose lives have been disrupted by CO...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Antigen or antibody? UK adults confused by Covid terminology
Almost half the population unclear what ‘antigen’ or ‘epidemiologist’ mean, while two in five would struggle to explain ‘circuit breaker’ Lots of people are unsure what many of the key words and phrases used by experts and politicians discussing Covid-19 actually mean, research shows.Almost half the population is unclear what “antigen” or “epidemiologist” mean, while two in five admit they would struggle to explain “circuit breaker” or “flatten the curve”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Coronavirus Language Infectious diseases Microbiology Science UK news Source Type: news

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson
PM warns B117 may increase death rate as well as being up to 70% more transmissibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdown measures while the infection rate remains “forbiddingly high”.In findings that dampened hopes of the increasingly prevalent B117 variant becoming less lethal over time, researchers on the government ’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag)concluded that it may increase the death rate by ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus Health UK news Health policy Politics Society Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

COVID, Politics Make Dry January Harder Than Ever
From the deadly pandemic to the cratered economy to the toxic political campaign season, laying off alcohol was more of a struggle for many. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector
Capitol Police are investigating an incident in Congress involving a Republican lawmaker and a gun (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Politics live updates: Schumer says Trump impeachment article will go to Senate on Monday
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the House will send the Senate the Trump impeachment article on Monday to start a trial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HYPOCRISY: Democrats now demanding barriers for Capitol yet oppose Mexico border wall
(Natural News) Democrats are now demanding that a fence be constructed around the U.S. Capitol. A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill in Congress ordering the construction of a fence around the Capitol’s perimeter. This comes in stark contrast to their frequent opposition toward former president Donald Trump’s border wall at the border with Mexico. Rep.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care homes face devastating results of losing England's Covid jab 'lottery'
Once Sussex home lost seven of 24 residents to the virus while it waited for vaccinationsA short two-mile drive past the creeks of Chichester Harbour is all that separates the Pinewood nursing home in Chidham from a similar facility in a neighbouring village. But their experiences of the campaign to vaccinate the most vulnerable could not have been more different. The two homes exemplify what has become a postcode lottery in parts of England in which the winners gain immunity from Covid and the losers are left without protection from the deadly disease.Lawrence Marsh, the owner of Pinewood, which sits on the far western ed...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Social care Science Society Older people Health policy Politics UK news Source Type: news

Why Biden Inherited a Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April
But with 200 million doses pledged for the first quarter of the year, some experts say President Biden ’s plan for 100 million shots in 100 days is far too modest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Pfizer Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Billing May Eliminate Restrictive Networks Surprise Medical Billing May Eliminate Restrictive Networks
The surprise medical billing act, or"No Surprises Act," was a bipartisan congressional agreement, which means it is likely to"stick" no matter the change in executive or legislative branches.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news