Archive for January 22nd, 2020

22/01/2020

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All

Human Wrongs Watch

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ABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS)*– The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human.

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAID

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22/01/2020

World Health Organization to Gauge Global Threat, as China Confirms Coronavirus Transmission between Humans

Human Wrongs Watch

21 January 2020 (UN News)*Following an announcement by China’s national health body that a new virus first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold a meeting on Wednesday [22 January 2020] to decide if it should be declared a global health emergency.

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Unsplash/Michael Amadeus | A women wearing a face mask.
22/01/2020

‘Negative Developments’ Undermining Two-State Solution in Middle East

Human Wrongs Watch

World Bank/Natalia Cieslik | Children walk on road in Gaza, where the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) maintain food assistance to over one million Palestine refugees.
Rosemary DiCarlo was briefing ambassadors on developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as recent protests in Lebanon, against the backdrop of the crisis sparked by the killing of a top Iranian general by the United States earlier this month.
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