Archive for March 18th, 2020

18/03/2020

COVID-19 and the World of Work

Human Wrongs Watch

By the International Labour Organization*

The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions.

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The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

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18/03/2020

Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B, Successful in Treating COVID-19

For 40 years, Cuba has been using a molecule named Interferon Alpha 2B , which has successfully been used to combat the new Coonavirus in China and elsewhere.

This molecule has been used for different purposed against several conditions hepatatis A and B, also all kinds of leukemia, dengue, explained the professor in an exclusive interview with teleSUR.This molecule has been used for different purposed against several conditions hepatatis A and B, also all kinds of leukemia, dengue, explained the professor in an exclusive interview with teleSUR. | Photo: teleSUR

17 March 2020 (teleSUR)* —  “The world has an opportunity to understand that health is not a commercial asset but a basic right,” Cuban doctor Luis Herrera, the creator of the Interferon Alfa 2-B medication, one of the most successful medications in the fight against COVID-19 told teleSUR Tuesday [17 March 2020].
18/03/2020

Why Nigeria Knows Better How to Fight Corona Than the US

Human Wrongs Watch

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Crystal Simeoni is currently the Economic Justice lead at FEMNET – one of Africa’s largest women’s rights networks where she leads a body of work that intersects pan-African feminist narratives into macroeconomic policy processes and spaces at different levels. She is an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics.

Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 2020 (IPS)* – The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China on the last day of December 2019. When it began to spread rapidly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.

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18/03/2020

COVID-19: UN Refugee and Migration Agencies Announce Temporary Suspension of Resettlement Travel for Refugees

Romania. Refugees evacuated from Libya to Emergency Transit CentreA group of Sudanese refugees arrive at an emergency transit centre in Timisoara, Romania, in December 2018. Recently evacuated from Libya, they were awaiting emergency resettlement.   © UNHCR/Ioana Epure

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18/03/2020

How to Talk to Your Child about COVID-19 — 8 Tips to Help Comfort and Protect Children

Human Wrongs Watch

11 March 2020 (UNICEF)* —  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too.

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Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness.
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