Tag: COVID-19

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UN providing equipment and supplies to help India fight rapid COVID-19 surge

The United Nations is supporting India as the country battles a major surge in COVID-19 cases which on Wednesday saw the overall reported death toll…

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Philippines: Country faces health and human rights crisis one year into the COVID-19 pandemic

The Philippine government must urgently address the country’s COVID-19 crisis with reports of thousands having struggled to access adequate healthcare, said Amnesty International today. Hospitals…

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Those who view TV and social media as trustworthy sources of COVID news – less informed

People who trust television and Facebook to provide them with accurate news about the coronavirus pandemic are less knowledgeable about COVID-19, according to a new…

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Migrants left stranded and without assistance by COVID-19 lockdowns

Travel restrictions during the COVID pandemic have been particularly hard on refugees and migrants who move out of necessity, stranding millions from home, the UN…

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COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse gains made on Sustainable Development Goal 1 and 2

A new study analyzing bean production and food security across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, found COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions to significantly impact bean production. Border…

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COVID-19 origins report inconclusive: We must ‘leave no stone unturned’ – WHO chief

The report from a team of international scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) to examine how COVID-19 first spread to humans was published…

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National poll: Pandemic has negatively impacted teens’ mental health

For teens, pandemic restrictions may have meant months of virtual school, less time with friends and canceling activities like sports, band concerts and prom. And…

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WHO calls for urgent action to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines for all

Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries,…

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Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven…

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Protecting European consumers: Safety Gate efficiently helps take dangerous COVID-19 products off the market

On Tuesday, the European Commission published its annual report on the Safety Gate, which is the EU rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products helping…

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