Archive for April 29th, 2019

29/04/2019

The Dangers of Modern Magic

Human Wrongs Watch

29 April 2019 (UN Environment)*In the world before modern medicine it was up to the local shaman, monk or wise woman to treat injury and disease, often with remedies based on local medicinal plants.Lightning_revised

 

Today, many of these time-worn cures remain popular around the globe, but in some countries, traditional healers have extended their arsenal to include not only nature’s gifts, but the products of human industry, amongst them an oily liquid, clear to yellow in colour with neither smell nor taste, that often spills or leaks from electrical equipment.

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29/04/2019

UN Sounds Alarm on Drug-Resistant Infections; New Recommendations to Reduce ‘Staggering Number’ of Future Deaths

Human Wrongs Watch

Deaths caused by infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria will skyrocket over the next two decades, along with huge economic costs, without immediate, ambitious and coordinated action, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and partners warned on Monday [29 April 2019].

PAHO/WHO | Lab assistant growing culture viruses and bacteria in the “Infectious Room” of the Cancer Institute of Columbia.
According to a groundbreaking report, the UN Ad hoc Interagency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance warned that if no action is taken, drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage to the economy as catastrophic as during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

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