Archive for January 14th, 2020

14/01/2020

‘Don’t Look There, Look Here!’ UK Media Much More Excited about Iran Protests than Those in Neighboring France

Human Wrongs Watch

By Neil Clark*

13 Jan. 2020 (RT)* — Iran is thousands of miles away from Britain, yet because the power elites support them, anti-government protests in Tehran receive much wider coverage in the UK than the ones in France, just across the Channel.

‘Don’t look there, look here!’ UK media much more excited about Iran protests than those in neighboring France© Getty Images/Anadolu Agency/Fatemeh Bahrami; Getty Images/NurPhoto/Jerome Gilles

How many British people have ever visited Iran? How many have lived there or have second homes there?

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14/01/2020

Tenth Anniversary of Devastating Earthquake, “Haiti Is One of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries to Natural Hazards, Aggravated by Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels”

13 January 2020 (World Meteorological Organization)*The tenth anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake has been marked with ceremonies and renewed commitment to building a better future for the impoverished nation.

Climate_Services_HaitiWMOLina_Sjaavik.png“We remember the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their lives and the millions gravely affected by the devastating earthquake that struck their country ten years ago,” Mr. Guterres said in a video statement.

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14/01/2020

It Is “Essential” for China to Continue Investigating the Source of a Previously Unknown Strain of Coronavirus, as Thailand Case Emerges – World Health Organization

13 January 2020 (UN News)* — It is “essential” for China to continue investigating the source of a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday [13 January 2020], following confirmation that an infected patient is being treated in Thailand.

US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | The MERS coronavirus, digitally imaged.
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In its statement, WHO identified the patient as a traveller from Wuhan, in China, who was hospitalized in Thailand on 8 January. According to Thai authorities, the patient is recovering from the illness.
14/01/2020

‘No Shortcuts to a Healthier World’ – World Health Organization Chief Sets Out Global Health Challenges for the Decade

© UNICEF/Saleh Bahless | A health worker administers a vaccination against cholera on a young boy in Yemen.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote that the list of challenges is a response to concern that leaders are not committing sufficient resources to health, and are putting “lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy”.

Comparing health concerns with peace and security, Mr Ghebreyesus pointed out that many countries are willing to invest in protection against terrorist attacks, but not to allocate money to halting the spread of a virus, even though a pandemic may be far more deadly, and more economically damaging.

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