Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump’s $200 drug discount card
Democrats said the announcement that 33 million seniors would receive the one-time break was a political ploy funded by taxpayer money. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Gilead pays $97M to settle charity foundation case, claims no wrongdoing
Gilead Sciences Inc. will pay $97 million to settle Justice Department claims that the Peninsula drug maker illegally used a foundation to cover the copays of thousands of Medicare patients taking a hypertension drug. The case is part of an ongoing push by the Justice Department to halt the practice of drugmakers using foundations as conduits that it says circumvent cost-control measures in the Medicare program. The practice can leave taxpayers to pick up much of the cost when companies increase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

From carbon taxes to tax breaks, emission reduction policies have widespread support
(Resources for the Future (RFF)) As the general election nears amid a historic season of hurricanes, wildfires, and heat waves, a new survey finds that majorities of Americans are supportive of climate change mitigation measures. This suggests that policymakers can introduce legislation that would enjoy public approval--including a green stimulus package to help deal with the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development
The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of Americans said they would get the vaccine as soon as it was available, numbers that will undermine the benefits of even a highly effective vaccine. It is no mystery why trust in a potential vaccine has plummeted. Operation Warp Speed, the Trump Administ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

They aren't "free" - If you get vaccinated for COVID-19 and develop serious injury or illness, YOU have to pay all your medical bills yourself
(Natural News) American taxpayers will be footing the bill for President Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, as new reports indicate that the jabs are slated to become “free” for everyone who lives in the United States. Because most Americans are skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the chemical injections, the federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Government Outlines Plan To Make Coronavirus Vaccine Free To All
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Why didn't these L.A. hotels house homeless people? A new report offers some answers
The city's report looked at hotels in L.A. that received taxpayer assistance or were built on city land. None of them took part in Project Roomkey. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

South Africa: Applicants of Covid-19 Relief Fund Urged to Register With SARS
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture says applicants for the second wave of the COVID-19 Relief Fund must be registered as taxpayers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New York Exodus: New Yorkers leaving in droves due to crime, overreaching coronavirus restrictions and high taxes
(Natural News) New York City is experiencing a mass exodus. Many of its rich and middle-class residents are leaving, and they are doing so because of the paralyzed economic opportunities that came with protracted Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures. In addition, they’re leaving because of the high rate of crime and gun violence, as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 and the Case Against a State-Run National Health Insurance
[Daily Maverick] Government has no legal means to access the R200-billion that is privately funded by medical scheme members, so the only option is to legislate a monopoly for itself and increase the NHI budget beyond the existing public sector budget by raising dedicated NHI taxes or levies. In our post-Covid economic meltdown, that is about as likely to happen as Donald Trump apologising for being misogynistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine maker got $1 billion from taxpayers. Now it's boosting drug prices
AstraZeneca, which received U.S. funds to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, raised prices despite promises by President Trump to keep drug costs in check. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noam N. Levey Source Type: news

Movement to defund the Portland police has cost the city's taxpayers $6.9 million in police overtime alone
(Natural News) In a twist of irony, the endless rioting in Portland calling for the police to be defunded and abolished has ended up costing taxpayers more. The city has now had to cough up an extra $6.9 million to pay for police overtime. According to data obtained by local news network KATU, from June to July,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems: Saul Escobar ToledoOf the 12 million who left the labor market since the beginning of April, 7.2 have already returned; the other 4,800,000 declared they needed a job, but they are not looking for one. In addition, another important portion of the workforce became part of the people characterize...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CMS Head Verma Spent Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to Polish Image: Report Nearly $6 million of U.S. taxpayer's money was paid to consultants --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Court blocks Trump administration abortion rules in Maryland
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision blocking the enforcement in Maryland of Trump administration rules that prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Should You Defer Social Security Taxes to Pay Later?
Extra money in paychecks this year must be repaid in 2021; AARP opposes deferrals ... iStock / Getty Images ... Some workers may see a temporary boost in their take-home pay for the last four month... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

California is too broke to pay its pensions, but now wants to explore paying "reparations" to black people who were never slaves
(Natural News) With no extra money to spare, the state of California is still choosing to bypass the pressing needs of its own citizens with the creation of a new reparations task force, which will decide how much taxpayer cash to hand out for free to people with black skin whose ancestors may have been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority proposes big hike in beer, wine and cider taxes
The hike would generate $293 million in new revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority proposes big hike in beer, wine and cider taxes
The hike would generate $293 million in new revenue. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Moderna takes millions in DARPA money, yet fails to mention taxpayer funding in its vaccine patent applications
(Natural News) A new biotechnology company named Moderna is at the forefront of the covid-19 vaccination push, preparing to unleash new mRNA technology into human beings as soon as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants the company emergency authorization. The new mRNA vaccine technology has been covertly funded by the “Defense Advanced Research Projects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank ’s Doing Business Report
By Isabel Ortiz and Leo BaunachNEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) On 27 August the World Bank announced that it will suspend the Doing Business Report over data irregularities, until it conducts a review and audit. The halting of the report was welcomed by trade unions, academics and human rights groups. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report ranks countries based on business regulations in 190 economies. The more regulations are slashed, the better a country does in the ranking. Most indicators are based on a standardized case study such as the conditions facing a small firm in the largest commercial c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The multiple casualty scenario: role of the anesthesiologist - Lam CM, Murray MJ.
PURPOSE of Review: Mass casualty disasters (natural and man-made) present an acute, critical situation that taxes healthcare resources and clinician acumen. This review summarizes the characteristics and management skill sets that anesthesiologists possess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

2020 Election: Trump's Second-Term Proposals For People 50+
Problem is, there is no 2020 Republican platform, even though Trump told delegates to write a “short form” version. Instead, there’s a six-page agenda document, called “Fighting for You!” with 50 bullet points representing a “set of core priorities,” but without details or legislative plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Tags: Retirement /retirement Money /money Taxes /taxes Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Election 2020 election-2020 Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

👉 Biden: 'No new taxes' will be raised for anyone making under $400K via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Gov. Abbott outlines proposal to discourage defunding of police departments by left-leaning cities
(Natural News) Staunch Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that cities that cut their police budgets will have their property taxes frozen. The move comes after Austin recently defunded its police department in a misguided attempt to protest against alleged police brutality. On Tuesday, August 18, Abbott outlined a legislative proposal that will discourage cities from cutting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Governor's vaping panel calls for higher taxes, flavor ban to attack youth use
A state workgroup on vaping safety is calling for a wide range of legislative and administrative actions that would make it more expensive and difficult to buy and sell tobacco vaping products in Oregon. In a report delivered to Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday, the workgroup recommended higher taxes, licensing of sellers and a ban on online sales. It also called for going beyond a federal ban on some flavored tobacco vapes to include all flavors, including menthol. In a statement, Gov. Brown cast the … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Pete Danko Source Type: news

You Might Not Catch Coronavirus On an Airplane. But Air Travel Is Still Probably Spreading COVID-19
It’s a very good time to be a domestic jet-setter on a budget. JetBlue’s fall sale, which took place in early August, featured tickets as low as $20 for trips between New York City and Detroit or Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines recently offered a buy-one-get-one sale, a deal more familiar to Payless shoe shoppers than air travelers. United Airlines passengers could recently book themselves a round-trip from Newark, N,J. to Ft. Myers, Fla.—a major viral hotspot—for as little as $6, before taxes and fees hiked the price to a staggering—wait for it—$27. All of this, of course, ass...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Most prolific taxpayers will now FLEE California as the state passes "wealth tax" targeting high income earners
(Natural News) A group of California state lawmakers have proposed a state wealth tax aimed at roughly 30,400 residents that they believe could raise $7.5 billion – but it could well have the opposite effect as the state’s wealthiest residents flee the state in droves. Under the proposal, the tax rate would be set at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic likely to cause sales tax loss for Ohio municipalities
(Ohio State University) Small municipalities in Ohio that rely on retail sales taxes from apparel, vehicle sales, restaurants and tourism could see as much as a 50 percent decline in tax revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Signs Executive Orders as COVID Relief Negotiations Collapse
After COVID relief negotiations between White House representatives and Democratic congressional leaders reached an impasse, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders on August 8, 2020, the White House argued would restore lapsed benefits and address some of the pandemic’s economic impacts. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin began negotiations on the next coronavirus stimulus after Senate Republicans introduced a $1 trillion relief package on July 27. The House had passed a broader $3 trill...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Democrat-run states need to bail themselves out, not demand that someone else foot the bill
(Natural News) In exchange for their cooperation in passing another Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bill, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are demanding that the Trump administration bail out Democrat-run states like California and New York that are in a serious financial hole. But is this really the responsibility of taxpayers who live in well-run states... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many medical 'rainy day' accounts aren't getting opened or filled, study finds
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) One-third of the people who could benefit from a special type of savings account to cushion the blow of their health plan deductible aren't doing so, a new study finds. And even among people who do open a health savings account, half haven't put any money into it in the past year. This means they may be missing a chance to avoid taxes on money they can use to pay for their health insurance deductible and other costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Puts Kodak Deal On Hold Amid Scrutiny Of Its Finances
The decision to entrust $765 million of taxpayer money to the former maker of photographic equipment raises several questions about the Trump administration's due diligence of Kodak.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Franco Ordo ñez Source Type: news

Senate Lawmakers Unveil Coronavirus Relief Measure
On July 27, 2020, Republican lawmakers in the Senate unveiled a $1 trillion stimulus package to address the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability, and Schools Act or HEALS Act includes $105 billion in education funding; a “liability shield” to protect businesses, universities, schools, and hospitals from coronavirus-related lawsuits; another round of direct stimulus payments to American households; additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and emergency business loans; and a two-thirds reduction in emergency federal supplemental unemployment paymen...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

No justification to deny drug cos deduction of expenses incurred on freebies to doctors: ITAT
A bench comprising judicial member Ravish Sood and accountant member G Manjunatha ruled that a Central Board of Direct Taxes circular and the IMC ’s regulations could not be relied upon to disallow a drug company’s expenditure claims. The IMC’s code of conduct applies only to medical practitioners and doctors and not to pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare sector, it said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Your Federal Unemployment Benefits Could Be Delayed For Months
One state estimated that it would take over two months to begin making unemployment payments under the Senate ’s new proposal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Personal Finance /personal-finance Retirement /retirement Taxes /taxes Investing /investing Banking & Insurance /banki Source Type: news

Pelosi "shoveling money to her friends" with phony coronavirus "relief" bills, warns Ted Cruz
(Natural News) During a recent appearance on the CBS show “Face the Nation,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz blasted Nancy Pelosi for using the so-called coronavirus “relief” bills as taxpayer-funded slush funds for “shoveling money to her friends.” Discussing the latest proposed “aid” package with Margaret Brennan, Cruz indicated that he does not support it because... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight Pandemic, Not Windmills of the Mind
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) With uneven progress in containing contagion, worsened by the breakdown in multilateral cooperation due to mounting US-China tensions, recovery from the Covid-19 recessions of the first half of 2020 is now expected to be more gradual than previously forecast. Pandemic response measures In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments, especially of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) economies, have introduced massive fiscal and monetary packages for contagion containment, relief and recovery. Anis Chowdhury ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Owe the IRS? No problem, some Americans say
(Ohio State University) A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds.Researchers found that when households received tax refunds, they immediately started spending that new money. But those same households didn't cut their spending in years when they owed taxes to the IRS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"We have a winner": Trump administration inks $1.95-billion coronavirus vaccine deal, forcing taxpayers to enrich evil pharma giants
(Natural News) The Trump administration will pay Pfizer and biotech firm BioNTech $1.9 billion for 100 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. If it proves safe and effective, these will be distributed free of charge to American citizens. The agreement, the largest between the U.S. government and companies developing a coronavirus vaccine, also allows the U.S. to purchase further 500... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Now Says Some Schools May Need to Delay Reopening as Coronavirus Surges Continue
Softening his earlier stance, President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged that some schools may need to delay their reopening this fall as the coronavirus continues to surge. It marks a shift from Trump’s previous demand for a full reopening of the nation’s schools. In recent weeks, Trump has said that it’s safe to open schools and that Democrats have opposed it for political reasons. But speaking at a White House news conference, Trump said districts in some virus hot spots “may need to delay reopening for a few weeks.” He said the decision will fall to governors. Even as he tempered his...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COLLIN BINKLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized Education News Desk wire Source Type: news

New Legislation Introduced to Address Foreign Influence in Research
As highlighted in an April 2019 editorial in BioScience, U.S. lawmakers are increasingly concerned about foreign threats to the U.S. scientific research enterprise, including threats to national security and the theft of intellectual property. Policymakers in Congress and federal agencies continue to explore how to maintain an open and collaborative scientific environment that simultaneously prevents foreign interests from stealing U.S. research. The most recent proposal from Congress comes in the form of bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. The Safeguarding American Innovation Act (S. 3997) was introduc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Dow Plunges 350 Points After Another 1.4 Million Americans File For Unemployment
Jobless claims rose for the first time since March, indicating a slowdown in the labor market ’s recovery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Investing /investing Personal Finance /personal-finance Taxes /taxes Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutua Source Type: news

Dow Plunges 250 Points After Another 1.4 Million Americans File For Unemployment
Jobless claims rose for the first time since March, indicating a slowdown in the labor market ’s recovery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Investing /investing Personal Finance /personal-finance Taxes /taxes Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutua Source Type: news

White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object
The White House has dropped a bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans prepare to unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blog: Will the elderly be expected to pay for COVID-19?
We all know the disastrous impact that COVID-19 has had on older people. Data from outbreaks of the new coronavirus around the world show that older people – and those with certain underlying health conditions – are at greater risk of the serious effects of COVID-19. Of the excess deaths registered during the pandemic in England and Wales up to the end of May, the Office For National Statistics (ONS) reports that more than four in five were of people aged 70 or over. When we look at the number of deaths from coronavirus for each 1,000 people, there is an even more stark relationship to age. In age groups ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 retired members Source Type: news

Covid-19 Compounds Developing Country Debt Burdens
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is expected to take a heavy human and economic toll on developing countries, not only because of contagion in the face of weak health systems, but also containment measures which have precipitated recessions, destroying and diminishing the livelihoods of many. Limited fiscal space Developing countries generally have limited fiscal capacities to finance relief and liquidity provision in the short-term while rebuilding economic life on a more sustainable basis in the longer-term. Anis Chowdhury The 2020 Financing for Sustainable De...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Federal agents stand off with rioters in Portland who lit fires and tried to break into the Federal Courthouse
(Natural News) Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters in Portland, Oregon, have once again besieged the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the downtown Portland neighborhood. Not only did they commit more acts of vandalism, the repairs of which will no doubt be paid for by innocent taxpayers, but they also tried to break into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Been ‘Apocalyptic’ for Public Transit. Will Congress Offer More Help?
While trying to get to work over the past few months, Brittany Williams, a Seattle home care worker, has often been passed by two or three buses before one stops to let her board. Buses in her area that once carried anywhere from about 50 to 100 passengers have been limited to between 12 and 18 to prevent overcrowding in response to coronavirus, and Williams’ commute, typically a half-hour ride, now takes more than double that time. Other Seattle transit riders have described budgeting as much as an extra hour per trip to account for the reduced capacity, eating into their time at work, school or with family. Even w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news