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A mother in Venezuela tells CNN she was quarantined against her will in a motel for 23 days. Doctors say Venezuela's government has been using motels and other makeshift facilities to quarantine patients suspected of having the novel coronavirus, in a bid to keep them from overburdening the country's already crumbling hospitals. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuelan Nurses Trapped Between COVID-19 and Economic Crisis Venezuelan Nurses Trapped Between COVID-19 and Economic Crisis
Venezuelan nurse Flor Perez works a grueling night shift at a public children's hospital in Caracas, where the coronavirus is a constant risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reporting from Latin America: 'Coronavirus has proved an intensely political story'
The Guardian ’s Latin America correspondent reflects on the humanitarian disaster that has gripped the region in recent monthsWhen I set off from Mexico City for Rio with my family in early March, for what was supposed to be a short holiday, Latin America had not recorded a single death from the coronavirus.Security staff at Mexico ’s Benito Juárez airport wore face masks. A blue and red banner warned China-bound travellers to wash their hands, cover their mouths and, ominously, avoid contact with “live or death animals”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Tags: Brazil Membership Americas World news Mexico Jair Bolsonaro Venezuela Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Ringing in remission amid COVID-19
During his career in manufacturing, Eduardo Aguero has moved 18 times around Latin America. The 54-year-old has lived in many places, including Colombia, Venezuela and Panama over the years. Little did he know that a 2018 trip back to his native Chile for a business trip would be the start of an unexpected adventure. ____________________________________ [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - August 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Will There Also Be a Post-Journalism?
A teenage girl covers her face with her hands in front of a laptop computer, frightened by the news she reads about the pandemic. Photo: Dusko Miljanic/Unicef By Andrés CañizálezCARACAS, Aug 6 2020 (IPS) Every era brings its own buzzwords or catchphrases along with it. The term du jour is ‘pandemic’, namely ‘coronavirus’ and ‘COVID-19’; but alongside these words, speculation and forecasts over the post-pandemic world are flourishing. There is a proliferation of pieces and commentary on what our daily lives or the economy will be like once the epidemic is under contro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andres Canizalez Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Venezuela unveils coronavirus facility at arena
Venezuela’s president has unveiled hundreds of hospital beds set up inside a sports dome in the capital of Caracas as his government prepares for a possible wave of coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When corporate power is your real government, corporate media is state media
(Natural News) The New York Times published an astonishingly horrible article the other day titled “Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic” accusing governments like Venezuela and Nicaragua of exploiting Covid-19 to quash opposition and oppress democracy. (Article republished from CaitlinJohnstone.com) The article sources its jarringly propagandistic claims in multiple US government-funded narrative management... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Profits and violence in illegal markets: evidence from Venezuela - Kronick D.
Some theories predict that profits facilitate peace in illegal markets, while others predict that profits fuel violence. I provide empirical evidence from drug trafficking in Venezuela. Using original data, I compare lethal violence trends in municipalitie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Venezuela: UN report highlights criminal control of mining area, and wider justice concerns
The Human Rights Council on Wednesday heard reports of serious exploitation and abuse of children and indigenous communities in Venezuela, where mining for gold and other minerals is booming. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India Covid-19 cases top 900,000 as 133m re-enter lockdown
Restrictions imposed on Indian city of Bangalore and state of Bihar; Venezuela ’s capital Caracas to go into a strict lockdown on Wednesday; Face masks mandatory in France; Follow the latest updates133m re-enter lockdown in India as cases top 900,000Cities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe?1.13amBSTBrazil recorded 41,857 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 1,300 additional deaths, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The nation has now registered 1,926,824 total confirm...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Venezuelan capital to go into lockdown – as it happened
Global cases rise by 1m in five days; Hong Kong tightens social distancing; 6,000 new cases in Russia. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereCities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in womb12.19amBSTWe ’ve launched a new global coronavirus live blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: India Covid-19 cases top 900,000 as 133m re-enter lockdown11.27pmBSTBack to New Zealand now:Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian from Wellington:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Kevin Rawlinson , Nazia Parveen, and Archie Bland Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Bogot á to re-enter strict lockdown – as it happened
WHO reports worrying rise;second Venezuelan minister tests positive; Brazil records 1,200 more deathsIdlib ’s first Covid-19 case sparks fear of fresh disasterScott Morrison says Australia will halve rate of international arrivalsWHO inquiry aims to ‘stop the world being blindsided again’Disney World set to reopen despite coronavirus surge in Florida12.38amBSTThis blog is closed – keep followingcoronavirus news at our new live blog.12.12amBSTUS prison officials have announced California willrelease up to 8,000 people from state prisons to curb the spread of Covid-19 throughout the institutions.Offic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Martin Belam, Sarah Marsh, Fran Lawther, Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bogot á to re-enter strict lockdown; Syria reports first case
Idlibschools close; new outbreak promptsHong Kong to close all schools; Bolivia leader and Venezuelan Socialist party bosstest positiveIdlib ’s first Covid-19 case sparks fear of fresh disasterScott Morrison says Australia will halve rate of international arrivalsWHO inquiry aims to ‘stop the world being blindsided again’Disney World set to reopen despite coronavirus surge in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live5.23pmBSTMike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization ’s emergencies programme, said on Friday that an outbreak of pneumonia in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now); Sarah Marsh, Fran Lawther, Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Source Type: news

COVID-19 & Why We Care
This article originally appeared in the UN Academic Impact Weekly Newsletter academicimpact@un.org The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Ramu Damodaran is Chief, United Nations Academic Impact* The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ramu Damodaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru
Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa cases
Covid-19 outbreak accelerates across Africa; Venezuelan Socialist Party boss also tests positive; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ‘in good health’. Follow the latest updates:South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continentBolivia ’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results1.54amBSTPlans for the fall semester at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, are in question after 47 new Covid-19 cases tied to frate...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19
Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation to come down with the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

‘It's a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence
Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest citypiled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil ’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro,responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virg ílio’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Americas World news Coronavirus outbreak Mexico Infectious diseases Science Nicaragua Venezuela Source Type: news

'It's a tsunami': pandemic leaves vulnerable Latin America reeling
Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest citypiled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil ’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro,responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virg ílio’s n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Americas World news Coronavirus outbreak Mexico Infectious diseases Science Nicaragua Venezuela Source Type: news

How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mass starvation coming: Oil-rich Venezuela doesn't have enough fuel for its farmers to sow their fields
(Natural News) Ever since Venezuela’s current socialist leader, President Nicolas Maduro, was first elected in April 2013, the country has been going through an economic crisis. And now, according to the International Crisis Group, a think tank doing research on global crises, the country is also on the verge of famine. Venezuelan agricultural sector is shrinking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Refugee Week: 7 ways you can get involved and support refugees
During Refugee Week 2020 (June 15-21), we invite you to support refugees and our work in seven simple ways. These can all be done from the comfort of your home and are inspired by this year’s theme ‘Imagine’. This year, Refugee Week comes amid a global pandemic, which has put health at the forefront of people’s minds. This week is the perfect opportunity to not only celebrate refugees’ contributions and resilience, but also to call for their protection and universal access to healthcare. By following these seven simple steps you can join us in imagining a better world for refugees. 1. See the ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Refugee Week: “ I did not ask to be born in Venezuela ”
Emmanuel Serrano is a policy and advocacy officer at Doctors of the World UK. He is also a Venezuelan refugee. For years the South American country has been plagued by violence, instability and political turmoil, forcing millions to flee. According to the International Organization for Migration, approximately five million migrants and refugees have left Venezuela in what is one of the world’s biggest recent displacement crises.  Emmanual has been living in the UK for nearly two years and wanted to share his story during Refugee Week.  Doctors of the World UK policy and advocacy officer, Emman...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

“ I did not ask to be born in Venezuela ”
Emmanuel Serrano is a policy and advocacy officer at Doctors of the World UK. He is also a Venezuelan refugee. For years the South American country has been plagued by violence, instability and political turmoil, forcing millions to flee. According to the International Organization for Migration, approximately five million migrants and refugees have left Venezuela in what is one of the world’s biggest recent displacement crises.  Emmanuel has been living in the UK for nearly two years and wanted to share his story. Doctors of the World UK policy and advocacy officer, Emmanuel Serrano. “I d...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Food Insecurity Concerns for Latin America and the Caribbean
A woman wearing a mask to protect herself from the contagion of the coronavirus, waits to buy food outside a store in the Playa municipality, in Havana, Cuba. As of Tuesday, Jun. 16, 1.7 million people have been affected by the virus across Latin America and the Caribbean -- doubling in the last week. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) The multi-dimensional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America could lead to a “hunger pandemic” if not addressed with urgency.  Norha Restrepo, communications officer at the World Food Programme’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

The use of digital evidence in human trafficking investigations - Chen I, Tortosa C.
This short article two NGO workers' experience providing legal and social support to twenty Venezuelan women who were trafficked through the use of social media and chat apps. It shows how the digital evidence from online interactions between the women and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last long
Defying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As virus swamps Peru, Venezuelan migrants collect the dead
Despite strict measures to control the coronavirus, Peru has become one of the countries worst hit by the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Only Venezuelans can resolve Venezuela ’s deepening crisis, hears UN Security Council
Negotiations remain the only way to overcome the ongoing political deadlock in Venezuela, especially given the potentially far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Only Venezuelans can resolve Venezuela ’s deepening crisis, DiCarlo tells Security Council
Negotiations remain the only way to overcome the ongoing political deadlock in Venezuela, especially given the potentially far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Venezuela in bid to force Bank of England to transfer $1bn of gold
Legal claim launched to help fund Covid-19 response in South American countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVenezuela ’s central bank has made a legal claim to try to force the Bank of England to hand over £930m ($1.13bn) of gold so the government ofNicol ás Maduro can fund its coronavirus response, according to the document submitted in a London court.The claim follows a request Venezuela made to the Bank in April to sell part of its gold reserves there and send the proceeds to the United Nations to help with the country ’s coronavirus-fighting efforts.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Caracas Tags: Venezuela Bank of England Coronavirus outbreak Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Venezuelans struggle to educate kids amid pandemic lockdown
Students and teachers say they’re doing their best to finish out the academic year amid the pandemic through remote learning in Venezuela, where electricity and the internet are unreliable (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pandemic complicates humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and surrounding countries
CARACAS, Venezuela/PACARAIMA, Brazil –News of the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant 16-year-old migrant from Venezuela, until a few weeks ago, when she heard about the coronavirus from friends. “I saw people talking about and it scared me,” she recalled.Horihanny left Venezuela a year ago with her family, hoping to find more opportunities. Today, they live in Pacaraima, Brazil, just over the border from Venezuela. She is one of 15 people crowded into a small rented house. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Venezuela scientists face government backlash for research predicting surge in COVID-19 cases
A powerful Venezuelan official is seeking an investigation of the nation's academy of scientists for publishing research that questioned official figures on coronavirus cases and estimated the pandemic may hit the country hard in the coming months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Protecting Women ’s Reproductive Health During the Pandemic
Woman gives birth to healthy baby in …., Democratic Republic of the Congo, facilitated by the delivery that day of emergency reproductive health kits. Credit: UNFPABy Anand Grover and Ximena CasasMay 12 2020 (IPS) “When I was 13… I got pregnant from my older brother… He raped me starting when I was 11,” a girl from Guatemala told one of us in 2015. She was one of the 2 million girls under 15 worldwide who give birth each year, often due to sexual violence. The Covid-19 pandemic is putting girls like her at even greater risk. While lockdowns reduce the spread of Covid-19, they also drive a g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anand Grover and Ximena Casas Tags: Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Population Source Type: news

Virus prevents diaspora Venezuelans from sending money home
The coronavirus pandemic has left Venezuelans who fled their troubled nation for other Latin American countries unable to continue sending home money to relatives who need it for food and other essentials (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Venezuela enacts strict price controls amid coronavirus pandemic, basic goods now priced higher than minimum wages
(Natural News) Amid a continuing rise in coronavirus cases, as well as burgeoning hyperinflation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the return of strict price controls on basic goods in the South American country. Maduro made the announcement, which will affect over two dozen basic commodities, during a special broadcast aired by the country’s state-run television station.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts
United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dem lawmakers say Trump's freeze for WHO to hurt Venezuelans
As much as $110 million in U.S. funding for disease prevention in Latin America has been thrown into doubt as part of President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its response to the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.
The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Food Kenya Venezuela Syria Colombia Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) India South Africa Lebanon Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Food Program Source Type: news

Bite by a juvenile Bothrops venezuelensis (Venezuelan lancehead) resulting in severe envenomation: a case report - Fuchs J, Faber K, Tuchscherer DT, Tsakiris DA, Weiler S, Hofer KE.
Bothrops venezuelensis is a venomous snake of the Viperidae family. It is associated with a high snakebite-related morbidity and mortality in Venezuela, although clinical case descriptions are scarce. Bites by other Bothrops sp. can result in coagulopathy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

In run-down Caracas institute, Venezuela's coronavirus testing falters
As coronavirus explodes across Latin America, Venezuela's leaders have taken to the airwaves to laud the nation's efforts to control the spread. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

COVID-19. No school meals, millions of kids at risk of food insecurity
By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) For millions of children around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak means not getting the most important, if not the only, meal of the day. ‘We estimated that around 360 million children [out of 380 million] do not have access to those meals … Of those children, about half of them are in low and lower-middle-income countries’, Carmen Burbano, director of the World Food Programme’s School Feeding division, told Degrees of Latitude. The most affected are the poorest, those kids already struggling because of war, hunger, food insecurity and poverty, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Autocrats love a crisis. They're using the coronavirus pandemic to tighten their grip
Autocratic regimes in Russia, Turkey and Venezuela are already maneuvering to exploit the coronavirus crisis to further entrench their rule. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael J. Abramowitz and Arch Puddington Source Type: news

How do ya like socialism NOW? Venezuelans feel like they’ve been “left to die” by their fearless leader who put everyone under coronavirus quarantine
(Natural News) There is no credible book called, “The Joys of Socialism” because living under that economic model is a nightmare, as country after country has proven in the modern age. The latest disaster in socialist experimentation is Venezuela.  Like all socialists before him, the late Hugo Chavez won power after promising to steal the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela Elderly Feel'Sentenced to Euthanasia' Under Coronavirus Quarantine Venezuela Elderly Feel'Sentenced to Euthanasia' Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Venezuelan retirees Carlos Blanco, 81, and Olga Rodriguez, 78, have for more than a year been unable to purchase the diabetes medication they need, as the country's hyperinflation has left their monthly pensions insufficient to buy even a loaf of bread.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news