Now Is Our Chance to Rebuild U.S. Public Schools To Address Both Climate Change and Racial Inequality
When school facilities closed for in-person learning in early March 2020, the assumption was that the shutdown and pandemic would be temporary blips in the memory of our students. Some 16 months later, school facilities are finally preparing to re-open for in-person learning. We could go about business as usual, but after the devastation of the pandemic, and the increasingly widespread climate-change-linked weather disasters, it’s obvious we should not. Emerging from the crisis of COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to rethink our public schools, to simultaneously the structural inequalities that pervade the system, and...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Akira Drake Rodriguez, Erika Kitzmiller and Daniel Aldana Cohen Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

Now Is Our Chance to Rebuild U.S. Public Schools To Address Both Climate Change and Racial Inequality
When school facilities closed for in-person learning in early March 2020, the assumption was that the shutdown and pandemic would be temporary blips in the memory of our students. Some 16 months later, school facilities are finally preparing to re-open for in-person learning. We could go about business as usual, but after the devastation of the pandemic, and the increasingly widespread climate-change-linked weather disasters, it’s obvious we should not. Emerging from the crisis of COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to rethink our public schools, to simultaneously the structural inequalities that pervade the system, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Akira Drake Rodriguez, Erika Kitzmiller and Daniel Aldana Cohen Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

Kenya: Unemployed Kenyan Nurses Free to Work in UK Under a New Pact
[Capital FM] London -- Unemployed Kenyan nurses and health workers will have a chance to work in the UK under a new scheme launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday on the third day of his visit to London. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

U.S. Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 As Economy Recovers
The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: World Bank Report - Covid-19 Affected 500,000 Tanzanians
[Daily News] Over 500,000 Tanzanians have been affected economically by the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak which led to a massive unemployment crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jobless Claims Hit Two-Month Plateau
The Labor Department said 400,000 people newly filed for unemployment last week, slightly more than analysts forecast. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal
As Nepal faces breaking point amidst its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations and its partners launched in May 2021 the Nepal Covid-19 Response Plan calling for US$ 83.7 million to mobilize an emergency response over the next three months to assist 750,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. The plan was endorsed by the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team and the Government of Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre and lays out critical areas of support required to complement the Government of Nepal’s response efforts. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO) By Simone GalimbertiKATHMAN...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simone Galimberti Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Pennsylvania tries to crack down on unemployment fraud
Unemployment fraud has been on the rise since Pennsylvania launched a new unemployment system in June. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States ending pandemic unemployment benefits see increase in jobs as more people decide to work
(Natural News) States that opted out of the federal government’s pandemic unemployment benefits program in June saw an increase in their job numbers. According to the Daily Caller, these mostly Republican states experienced a 33 percent drop in new jobless claims compared to the roughly 4 percent drop in states that did not. Stagnating job... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unemployment associated with major depression disorder and depressive symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Amiri S.
INTRODUCTION: The study looked at the association between unemployment and depressive symptoms and major depression disorder worldwide and used a systematic review and meta-analysis for this purpose.METHODS: Search time was limited to all articles ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged for 3rd Month
Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third month in a row, at 4.4% from May to June. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Reported a Record 93,000 Drug Overdose Deaths During the 2020 Pandemic Year
(NEW YORK) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends. The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly “COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis,” he added. Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated thos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE/AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 360K, A New Pandemic Low
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Jobless Claims, Benefits Payments Fall to Pandemic Lows
Unemployment payments reach a pandemic low, as states end extra pandemic-related aid early. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocasio-Cortez knocks Boebert for call to end extra jobless benefits
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ripped Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for remarks regarding government unemployment benefits... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Job Openings Are at Record Highs. Why Aren ’t Unemployed Americans Filling Them?
A mismatch between available workers and job openings is plaguing the labor market as potential employees leave cities or industries... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republican-led states topping the nation in job growth and labor market health
(Natural News) Red states are currently noting significantly greater job growth than blue states, with nine out of the top ten performing states being led by Republican governors. This is according to a new report published by the personal finance company WalletHub, who combined data such as changes in unemployment and non-seasonally adjusted continued claims... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite the worst-ever worker shortages, college grads struggle to find jobs as competition for work intensifies
Graduates in the class of 2021 are competing with 2020 grads, who delayed job searches during COVID-19, and unemployed Americans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does endometriosis influence women's work life?
(Wiley) In women in their mid-40s to early 50s, endometriosis--a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus--was linked with poor work ability and more sick days, but not with unemployment or early retirement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers clarify reasons for low rate of employment among people with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) Researchers analyzed responses to an open-ended question about employment in the 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey, focusing on 1,254 respondents with disabilities who self-identified as unemployed. The most common reasons related to their perceptions about their medical conditions, functional limitations, or disability, which contributed to concerns about being able to work. Countering negative perceptions, which are often associated with diverse demographic and sociodemographic characteristics, is essential to developing successful return-to-work interventions. (Source...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DHS Encourages Continued Public Health Practices
Ahead of the holiday weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to keep doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Getting vaccinated and continuing to follow public health practices are critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. “The 4th of July looked a lot different last year. This year, we have reduced infection rates, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, our businesses are bouncing back, and we’re a national leader in getting...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 2, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

U.S. adds 850,000 jobs in June, better than expected
Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 706,000 in June while the unemployment rate was forecast to fall to 5.6%. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Domestic Workers ’ Plight in Bangladesh
A domestic worker in her house in the Dhaka’s Malibagh slum. She no longer has work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Rafiqul Islam By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Rani Akter, a mother of five, usually works as a domestic helper in Dhaka’s Zikatola area. When the coronavirus pandemic broke out in Bangladesh last March, her employers asked her not to come to their homes for fear of infection. “I lost my work in three houses one after the other, which became a nightmare for me. My rich employers did not allow me in their homes as they thought that I might carry the invisible virus,”...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hispanic Women Face Higher Unemployment Rates
Hispanic women continue to see a higher unemployment rate in May 2021 than Hispanic men, 7.4% compared with 6.7%. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship flourishes among Filipino populations at risk for HIV
METRO MANILA, Philippines – Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and COVID-19 created needs of sweeping depth and breadth all over the globe. Many newly unemployed had to reinvent themselves to find an alternative stream of income as old jobs shrunk or disappeared completely because of the pandemic.Be your own boss (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Unemployed rolls shrink faster in states that cut federal benefit: report
The 21 states that have ended or will end the beefed-up payments in June saw a 13.8 percent drop since mid-May in the number of people... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; spending on equipment strong
Fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market steadily recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Unemployment Benefits Applications Fell Slightly Last Week to 411,000
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.4%
Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.4% from April to May. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 24, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Pandemic Caused the Biggest Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy since World War 2. Black and Hispanic Americans Have Suffered the Most
Although James Toussaint has never had COVID-19, the pandemic is taking a profound toll on his health. First, the 57-year-old lost his job delivering parts for a New Orleans auto dealership in spring 2020, when the local economy shut down. Then, he fell behind on his rent. Last month, Toussaint was forced out of his apartment when his landlord—who refused to accept federally funded rental assistance—found a loophole in the federal ban on evictions. Toussaint has recently had trouble controlling his blood pressure. Arthritis in his back and knees prevents him from lifting more than 20 pounds, a huge obstacle for...
Source: TIME: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Federal Reserve won't raise rates on fear of too-low unemployment, Powell says
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell repeatsthe central bank's stance that it won't raise rates on the fear that the unemployment has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boldly Finance Recovery to Build Forward Better
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 has become a “developing country pandemic”, retreating from the North’s mass vaccination. With developing countries heavily handicapped, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns of a “dangerous [new] divergence”. Anis ChowdhuryRenewed North-South divide The Economist believes death rates in developing countries are much higher than officially reported – 12 times more in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and 35 times greater in low-income countries (LICs)! Rich countries’ ‘...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations jomo kwame sun Source Type: news

California COVID reopening fuels jobs as unemployment dips
Unemployment in California fell to 7.9% in May, the fourth month state payrolls grew by more than 100,000 jobs. Still, full recovery... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Hungry to celebrate being alive': California reopening fuels job growth
Unemployment in California fell to 7.9% in May, the fourth month state payrolls grew by more than 100,000 jobs. Still, full recovery will be slow. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt Source Type: news

A matter of priority: COVID-19 vaccination and mental health, Lancet Psychiatry
People with severe mental illness have a substantially reduced life expectancy, from 15 –20 years less than those without schizophrenia, bipolar, or major depressive disorders. This grim statistic is, unfortunately, one of the few things that all in the mental health field can agree on—the evidence is too overwhelming to argue otherwise. The primary reasons for this disgraceful dis parity are also well established: our governments and societies are not designed to support people with severe mental illness, leaving them vulnerable to a host of physical health comorbidities associated with unstable housing, unemp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

nTIDE May 2021 COVID Update: Minimal changes in unemployment reflect slow pace of recovery
(Kessler Foundation) May unemployment numbers showed a small increase in furloughs for people with disabilities, and a small decline for people without disabilities. For both groups, the numbers looking for work rose slightly. These changes do not alter the overall picture, which remains one of slow progress toward recovery, according to economist Andrew Houtenville, PhD. " Unemployment appears to be leveling off but at a higher level, " he noted. " Could this be a new normal? It's too early to say. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Californians will again have to show they're job hunting to receive unemployment benefits
With the pandemic waning, Californians who receive unemployment benefits will next month have to start showing that they are looking for work (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick McGreevy Source Type: news

New book, 'The Tolls of Uncertainty,' examines the US unemployment system
(Penn State) In her new book, " The Tolls of Uncertainty: How Privilege and the Guilt Gap Shape Unemployment in America, " Sarah Damaske, associate professor of sociology and labor and employment relations, offers a look at the nation's unemployment system -- who it helps, who it hurts and what, if anything, we can do to make it fair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conference demands full inquiry into the handling of the pandemic
The demand for a full public inquiry into the Westminster government’s handling of the COVID pandemic was at the heart of a key debate The impact of COVID-19 on UNISON members, public services and working life at UNISON’s special delegate conference yesterday. Margaret McKee (pictured above), moving a motion for the national executive council, told delegates why it was so important: “That government’s failures over the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the very beginning of the pandemic – and conference, that inquiry must also cover how those contracts were awarded – to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Covid-19 domestic violence Source Type: news

Letter from Rome – Italy at the Crossroads
By Daud KhanROME, Jun 14 2021 (IPS) Italy, as other countries, has been struggling to balance the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus implied restrictions on economic activity, on school and college attendance, and on personal movement. It also had to deal with the economic and social implications of a fall of almost 10% in GDP. This has been hard for a country which, even before the pandemic, was one of the slowest growing economies in Europe, with unemployment, especially among young people in the South of the country, at alarming levels. Daud KhanSo far the Government m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Unemployed workers in these four states lose their federal benefits this weekend
The Republican governors of Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi are all shutting off federal pandemic unemployment benefits three... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report calls for 'comprehensive action' to tackle poverty in UK city
(Staffordshire University) Rising unemployment, inadequate benefits and low paid work are the main causes of poverty and destitution in Stoke-on-Trent according to the findings of a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Lifeline For The Unemployed Is About To End In Half Of U.S. Here's What's At Stake
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Finnish Basic Income experiment failed to produce short-term employment effects
(VATT Institute for Economic Research) Finland carried out the first nationwide randomized experiment on basic income. A study by the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Labour Institute for Economic Research shows that replacing minimum unemployment benefits with a basic income of equal size has minor employment effects at best. Additionally, participation in reemployment services remained high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Key takeaways from May jobs report
Politicians, economists and lawmakers are all pouring over the May jobs report that showed the U.S. added jobs as the unemployment rate fell. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of perceived stigma, unemployment and depression on suicidal risk in people with epilepsy - Zhao Y, Liu X, Xiao Z.
This study examines whether and how perceived stigma, unemployment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Jobs report misses estimates with 559,000 jobs added, unemployment rate falls to 5.8%
U.S. employers added fewer than expected jobs last month as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since the start of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN ’s Battle Against Climate Hazards Undermined by a Devastating Pandemic
Restoring natural habitats as pictured here in Cuba will help to slow down climate change. A new UN-backed study released May 27 says annual investments in nature-based solutions will have to triple by 2030, and increase four-fold by 2050, if the world is to successfully tackle the triple threat of climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations has been in the forefront of an ongoing battle against the growing hazards of climate change, including the destruction of different species of plants and animals, the danger of rising sea-levels threa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Environment Day 2021 Source Type: news