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

Madagascar: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in South As Drought, Pandemic Double Number of Hungry People
[WFP] Antananarivo -- Three consecutive years of drought coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a third of the population in Southern Madagascar struggling to put food on the table. With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and many children forced to beg in order to help their families eat, urgent action is required to prevent a humanitarian crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON plans fightback against staff cuts to Sheffield Hallam students ’ union
A total of 32 full-time workers – employed by the Sheffield Hallam University students’ union – have been told they could lose their jobs because of plans to close the students’ union bar, café and help desk. The students’ union, which is funded by the university but independently run, argues a reorganisation is necessary and will reduce costs. But these proposals will reduce face-to-face contact, affect student wellbeing and the quality of their university experience. UNISON regional manager Leonie Sharp said: “Staff are being punished for years of under-investment, poor manageme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article education student union university Source Type: news

Shifting Conversations in Multifaceted Policymaking
People walking in public space with medical masks on to protect themselves from coronavirus infection. Credit: iStock / DragonImagesBy Sudip Ranjan BasuBANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) As the people of Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga gear up as the first nations to welcome 2021, communities around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond look forward to bidding farewell to the most tumultuous year in recent decades. 2020 brought unparalleled human suffering that continued to devastatingly impact on the daily lives of people across all corners of the region. With the emergency authorization and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities. Jomo Kwame SundaramFor many countries, the tragedy is all the greater as some leaders had set national aspirations for 2020, suggested by the number’s association with perfect vision. But their failures are no reason to reject national projects. As Helen ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

People Power, Not Powerful People, Can Help End Inequality
One of the biggest challenges for humanity is not to just recover from the devastating pandemic and the global recession, but also address the serious inequities that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed. This will require people power, not powerful people, argues Ben Phillips in his new book. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

President Trump extends immigrant and work visa limits into Biden presidency
President Trump issued the restrictions in the spring and expanded them in the summer, citing the economic recession caused by the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare, in Its First Big Test as Safety Net, Is Holding Up So Far
Job losses and the loss of insurance have typically gone hand in hand. This year, more Americans are staying covered. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz, Sarah Kliff and Quoctrung Bui Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Recession and Depression Layoffs and Job Reductions Medicaid Source Type: news

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Widespread Existential Crisis
“The ‘ol quarantine move-in,” a friend joked a couple months ago, when I told her I’d decided to live with my boyfriend of almost two years. I can add all the caveats I want—my lease was up and we probably would have moved in together this year anyway—but I know I’m a statistic. I’m just one of the countless people who have made huge life decisions during this massively chaotic and unsettling pandemic year. Of course, there is significant privilege in having the time and ability to choose to make a life shift right now, when many people are facing changes they most certainly ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

U.K. hit with worst recession in 300 years as country grapples with mutated COVID-19 strain
London's famed Oxford Street was eerily quiet after the mutated COVID-19 strain put the nation under a strict lockdown. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Stimulus Bill, Pink Collar Recession, And How Healthcare Leaders Are Stepping Up To Keep Women In The Workforce
The Pink Collar Recession, Congress ’ Stimulus Bill, and How Healthcare Leaders Are Stepping Up To Keep Women In the Workforce Covid-19 continues to disproportionately impact women in the workforce while threatening to push any gains in female leadership back by decades It’s what one report dubbed... (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Joseph, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

The World in 2021
By Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Dec 22 2020 (IPS) The year 2020 is ending with the world caught up in an unprecedented human and economic crisis. The pandemic has contaminated 75 million people and killed 1.7 million. With the lockdowns, the global economy has suffered the worst recession in 75 years, causing the loss of income for millions of people. In such a bleak environment, what will the new year bring? Whilst uncertainty is the only certainty, eight points are likely to be key in the year ahead: Isabel Ortiz1. A gradual but uneven recovery With the deployment of vaccines and public support, high-income countries will be o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.S. Is On The Verge of Passing Another COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill. Here ’s How It Stacks Up to Other Countries’ Economic Responses
In recent weeks, the daily U.S. COVID-19 case and death counts have been hitting all-time highs, while fresh lockdowns and restrictions have been enacted across the country in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. In response to the economic pain brought on by those measures, Congress is expected to pass a $900 billion economic relief package on Dec. 21. The relief package is a slimmed down version of the CARES Act, passed in late March, which included enhanced unemployment benefits, direct stimulus checks, and funds for schools and health care facilities. The new package is expected to provide a $600 direct stimu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How the New COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill Stacks Up to Other Countries ’ Economic Responses
In recent weeks, the daily U.S. COVID-19 case and death counts have been hitting all-time highs, while fresh lockdowns and restrictions have been enacted across the country in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. In response to the economic pain brought on by those measures, Congress is expected to pass a $900 billion economic relief package on Dec. 21. The relief package is a slimmed down version of the CARES Act, passed in late March, which included enhanced unemployment benefits, direct stimulus checks, and funds for schools and health care facilities. The new package is expected to provide a $600 direct stimu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New Zealand ’s economy bounces out of recession with 14% gain in GDP
The New Zealand economy bounced out of recession in the September quarter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Policy Trends 2020: Reproductive Health and Rights in a Year Like No Other
The year 2020 was nothing if not extraordinary. There was a global pandemic and recession, calls to address racial injustice and police brutality after the racist killings of Black Americans —including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks—and tumultuous elections. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Economy Faces Threat As States Mull Another Covid-19 Lockdown
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- Despite the current recession, the economy may be further threatened as some states plan various forms of lockdown due to the rising second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Economy Faces Threat As States Mull Another Covid-19 Lockdown
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- Despite the current recession, the economy may be further threatened as some states plan various forms of lockdown due to the rising second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Sustained, Deep Policy Reforms Required for a Stronger Recovery in Nigeria - World Bank
[Premium Times] The World Bank says COVID-19 has caused the worst recession in Nigeria in the last four decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: China's Southern Africa Debt Deals Reveal a Wider Plan
[Chatham House] The health impact of the pandemic is still playing out in southern Africa, but the severity of economic disruption is clear with recession in most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS finalizes major cut in radiology reimbursement
Radiology will see a significant cut in Medicare reimbursement in 2021 if a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR opposes new final MPFS rule ICD-10 coding changes for 2021 that will impact radiologists Coding and documentation for Y-90 radioembolization Can radiologists effectively bill for COVID-19-related costs? Federal provider relief programs are continuously changingComments: 12/8/2020 8:14:23 AMNYK I am very disappointed to see that my fees are being cut. I am equally disappointed that money is being redistributed to non-physicians instead of solely to primary care physicians. Half of my req...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suicide among children during Covid-19 pandemic: an alarming social issue - Balachandran AK, Alagarsamy S, Mehrolia S.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc in the lives of the people. The fear and insecurity it has brought in its wake is not restricted to the increasing number of active reported cases and deaths, but also to the looming economic crisis and recession. Add... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increase in head start funding 'a national priority'
(Washington University in St. Louis) Increased funding for Head Start -- the largest federally funded, early childhood development program in the United States -- is needed to support families during the COVID-19 recession and to ensure a more stable economic recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The First 100 Days: Biden-Harris Administration Must Use Electoral Mandate to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Advocates of sexual and reproductive health and rights are celebrating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ’s historic victory. As the country looks toward the start of this new administration, it is still gripped by three related crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic recession, and deep-seated racial and social inequities. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

No country 'immune' to COVID-19 economic shock, but Asian nations will bounce back faster
(University of Cambridge) Study uses forty years of quarterly data to project a lengthy global recession from COVID-19 -- knocking 3% off world GDP by end of next year. The manufacturing bases of China and East Asia are predicted to fare better than most Western economies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Use of platelet-rich fibrin versus connective tissue graft in treatment of gingival recessions: Literature review
Conclusion: Both techniques are effective in the treatment of Miller's class I and II gingival recessions. Although the CTG technique may provide better results in KTW and GT, PRF avoids a donor site, which means a major decrease in postoperative discomfort. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2020 Most Admired CEOs: Mark Mishek, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
When Mark Mishek took the helm in late 2008 of what was then the Hazelden Foundation, it was a turbulent time. As the new CEO of an organization he felt a long, personal connection to and had big plans for, his priority became weathering a recession. Some of his first decisions involved layoffs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Taryn Phaneuf Source Type: news

US Presidential Election Part 3: President Trump ’s Legacy of Mismanagement of the Pandemic
Credit: Whitehouse.GovBy Farhang JahanpourOXFORD, Dec 1 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is on track to be the deadliest and one of the most catastrophic epidemics since the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which infected about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population at the time. The number of deaths was estimated somewhere between 17 and 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million worldwide. The first observations of illness and mortality were documented in December 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina. To maintain morale, World War I censors minimized reports of casualties, but as newspapers in neutral Spain were f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhang Jahanpour Tags: Democracy Global Geopolitics Headlines Health North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Trends in inequalities in Children Looked After in England between 2004 and 2019: a local area ecological analysis - Bennett DL, Mason KE, Schl üter DK, Wickham S, Lai ET, Alexiou A, Barr B, Taylor-Robinson D.
OBJECTIVE: To assess trends in inequalities in Children Looked After (CLA) in England between 2004 and 2019, after controlling for unemployment, a marker of recession and risk factor for child maltreatment. DESIGN: Longitudinal local area ecological an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19
Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola OnafuwaBy Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. For Africa, the economic costs of the health pandemic were high. The prescription was often worse than the illness as Africa’s poor found themselves without work, food and even access to health care as economies were locked down across the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aeneas Chapinga Chuma Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Despite Pleas From Experts To Stay Home, Millions Hit The Road For Thanksgiving
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Christina Hager Coronavirus Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Fast 50: BioPoint's 'recession-proof' business proves a huge success
"We ’ve got a market that’s being looked to to kind of lead the way out of this pandemic, and to do that, they need resources,” said co-founder and Director of Business Development Bob DeGroot. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

2020 New Jersey Residents 18-Plus Prescription Drug Study
More Reports from AARP Research ... Skyrocketing prescription drug costs coupled with the economic recession, widespread unemployment, and subsequent loss of health insurance are creating increased... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - November 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic
The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Gun Control Firearms Suicides and Suicide Attempts Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Recession and Depression Second Amendment (US Constitution) your-feed-health Brady Campaign to Prev Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Debt Crisis Grows Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
[DW] Amid falling prices of raw materials, recession, and now COVID-19, Africa is in serious trouble as debt burden grows. Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt as a so-called grace period expires. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Finding the Money - the Case for Raising the Health Promotion Levy
[spotlight] Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Midterm Budget Speech highlighted the grim truth that South Africa is facing its deepest recession in recent history. COVID-19 has amplified existing crises in health, economics, politics and the climate. The pandemic brutally exposed inequality fault lines, where access to life-saving equipment depended on whether a person had access to private medical aid or not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why this fintech founder thinks subprime customers are a safe bet in a recession
To us laypeople, it may seem counterintuitive to launch a fintech startup aimed at lending money to subprime customers — those with low credit scores and deemed high risk— amid a pandemic that has cratered the economy, resulting in millions of layoffs. But it makes perfect sense to fintech founder Ken Rees, who has worked in subprime financing for two decades. In August Rees launched San Francisco-based Cover ed Care to offer financing options for medical bills to patients with less than ideal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Why this fintech founder thinks subprime customers are a safe bet in a recession
To us laypeople, it may seem counterintuitive to launch a fintech startup aimed at lending money to subprime customers — those with low credit scores and deemed high risk— amid a pandemic that has cratered the economy, resulting in millions of layoffs. But it makes perfect sense to fintech founder Ken Rees, who has worked in subprime financing for two decades. In August Rees launched San Francisco-based Cover ed Care to offer financing options for medical bills to patients with less than ideal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

The Nightmare Pandemic Economy Joe Biden Is Inheriting, in 5 Charts
When President-elect Joe Biden steps into White House in January, he will inherit two inextricably linked crises: The worsening COVID-19 pandemic and a wide-reaching recession. As U.S. coronavirus cases are spiking to all-time highs, he will be responsible for keeping Americans safe while guiding a fragile economy through recovery. That’s a tall order—and a somewhat paradoxical one. A fully open economy will most certainly lead to more viral spread and likely result in more deaths, while a closed economy could contain the virus but bring about even more financial hardship. And as the weather cools and fewer peo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 to Hit SMEs Particularly Hard - IMF
[New Era] The domestic recession exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic is still to affect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) particularly hard. These smaller firms are typically more vulnerable than their larger counterparts, due to, among other factors, their limited financial buffers and reliable access to credit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trajectories of depressive symptoms experienced by older people: effects of time, Hurricane Sandy, and the Great Recession - Pruchno R, Wilson-Genderson M, Heid A, Cartwright F.
OBJECTIVES: To examine depressive symptom trajectories as a function of time and exposure to Hurricane Sandy, accounting for the effects of the Great Recession. METHODS: We analyzed 6 waves of data from a 12-year panel using latent class growth models ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

2020 New Jersey Residents 18-Plus Prescription Drug Study
More Reports from AARP Research ... Skyrocketing prescription drug costs coupled with the economic recession, widespread unemployment, and subsequent loss of health insurance are creating increased... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Covid Pandemic: Broadening the Discourse
Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s BlogBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) SARS-CoV-2, the corona virus that causes COVID-19, has been spreading exponentially across the world over the last ten or so months. As of November 6th, according to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, there have been 49,195,581 cases of COVID-19, including 1,241,031 deaths. More than a third of the global population has been placed on lockdown. The global economy is experiencing the deepest global recession since World War 2 and m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Are Dying. This One Saved Itself —And Its Community
In September 2017, two weeks after Hurricane Irma pummeled South Georgia, Angela Ammons found her hospital on life support. It was her first day as CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital. As she walked the halls, past oversized framed photos of the nearby Okefenokee Swamp, she felt relieved that the hurricane had spared the facility, but overwhelmed by the growing list of longstanding problems, from broken equipment to low staff morale. Soon after, an auditor informed Ammons of the hospital’s ninth consecutive year in the red. The hospital had just enough cash to pay for a couple more days of operations. With only two of it...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Blau Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Niger: To Better Address the Covid-19 Crisis, Niger Should Focus On Health Measures and On Protecting Jobs and Livelihoods
[World Bank] Niamey -- ccording to the World Bank's latest Economic and Poverty Update for Niger published today, the COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the economy and could trigger a recession if the many downside risks to economic activity materialize. The economic slowdown has already reversed the decline in the poverty rate seen for several years in Niger, pushing close to 270,000 Nigeriens into poverty this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Americans show they're eager to shop even as pandemic stretches on, retail economist says
Americans have shown they are eager to shop, even during a recession and global health crisis, said the NRF's chief economist, Jack Kleinhenz. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The Recession Could Help Uber Win Its Fight To Stop Drivers From Becoming Employees
There is another vital vote taking place on Nov. 3 in California that could decide whether the gig economy can continue in the same... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working together for a healthier post-Covid future, The Strategy Unit
This analysis, commissioned by the Healthier Futures Academy in the Black Country and West Birmingham, illustrates the effects that a Covid-driven recession could have on population health. It frames a discussion about how the NHS, with other local organisations, can more effectively address the causes as well as the effects of ill health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Urges Increased Investments in U.S. R & D
A new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science & Engineering, urges significant action and research funding to ensure that the United States does not lose its leadership position in innovation. The report offers a five-year update to the Academy’s 2014 report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream, which called for annual U.S. investments in research and development (R&D) to equal 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). “China is projected to become the world’s lar...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 26, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Redistribution of Federal Funding Across States Due to Spending on Medicaid and CHIP
Recent discussions about how to manage state budget crises related to the coronavirus outbreak and accompanying recession have revived long-standing debates about the distribution of federal dollars across states. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - October 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news