Archive for June 9th, 2020

09/06/2020

The Inequality of COVID-19: Hard-Ethical Decisions: Who Should We Vaccinate First?

By Perry Nielsen Jr.*

8 June 2020 (Wall Street International)* — According to the BBC, a Coronavirus vaccine could available by mid-2021 at the earliest. When the vaccine has finally been approved for human use, the question arises, “Who should we vaccinate first?” With the production of the vaccine at its maximum, should we give it to healthcare workers or the elderly? Essential workers, or the homeless?
A Coronavirus vaccine could available by mid-2021 at the earliest
A Coronavirus vaccine could available by mid-2021 at the earliest | Image from Wall Street International.
09/06/2020

COVID-19 Dashboard Global: 7 Million Infected – 400 Thousand Deaths

Human Wrongs Watch

By Avi Schiffmann – TRANSCEND Media Service

Permanently displayed on TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS for the duration of the pandemic. The dashboard shows global, localized, specific data in real time.

CLICK HERE TO SEE LIVE DASHBOARD nCoV2019.live

Who made this website?

  1. This site was created by Avi Schiffmann. I am a high schooler in Washington State, USA.
  2. You can email me at coronaviruswebsite@gmail.com
  3. You can find my LinkedIn here

Collaboration

Engineering collaboration with Jensen (@jensechu).
If you have a cool idea and want to add it to the website, email me.

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09/06/2020

No Time to Take ‘Foot Off the Pedal’ as Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens: World Health Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

8 June 2020 (UN News)* — The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally, with more than 136,000 cases recorded on Sunday [7 June 2020]: the highest number in a single day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

UN Ukraine/Volodymyr Shuvayev | Shoppers are checked for fever at the entrance to shops. Wearing masks inside a store is mandatory in Kyiv, Ukraine

“More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal”, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking on Monday during his regular briefing on the crisis.

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09/06/2020

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Human Wrongs Watch

By Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– TRANSCEND Media Service*

On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”, while millions were marching in city after city in the USA to protest against police brutality and police violence after the killing of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis, billionaire Elon Musk launched Space X.

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Prof. Vandana Shiva

For me this was a brutal display of the hubris, indifference and power of the 1% who have pushed ecosystems, communities, countries and humanity to the brink.

Musk wants to create a “self sustaining” Space X city on Mars over the next century for a privileged faction of humanity.  He ignores the fact that there is no Planet B, that the Earth is our only living planet, she is Gaia, she is alive.

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09/06/2020

Indigenous Peoples and the Nature They Protect

Human Wrongs Watch

8 June 2020 (UN Environment)* — At least a quarter of the world’s land area is owned, managed, used or occupied by indigenous peoples and local communities. While nature in these areas is degrading less quickly than in others, the impact of climate and ecosystem change has a direct impact on local livelihoods.

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UN Photo/Evan Schneider

By 2100, says United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, “We risk a ‘climate apartheid’ scenario where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer.” Many, he projects, will be forced to choose between starvation or migration.

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09/06/2020

Canada Leads Push to Safeguard World’s Oceans

(UN Environment)* —  World Oceans Day on June 8 is a time to celebrate and honour the oceans that feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe. They also serve as the foundation for much of the world’s economy, from tourism and fisheries to international shipping. Careful management of this essential global resource is necessary for a sustainable future.

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Every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the world’s oceans from activities on land.  Tackling marine plastic pollution is a priority, considering the impacts to economies, wildlife, and ecosystems.  On World Oceans Day, we celebrate the efforts made worldwide to protect the marine environment.

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09/06/2020

‘Don’t Be Colour Blind, Help Blue Oceans Keep the Planet Green’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The COVID-19 pandemic is a “sharp reminder” of how we are all intimately connected to each other and to nature, the UN chief said on Monday [8 June 2020], World Oceans Day.

Coral Reef Image Bank/Tracey Jen | A school of Trevally fish in the Solomon Islands.
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“As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity – and responsibility – to correct our relationship with the natural world, including the world’s seas and oceans”, Secretary-General António Guterres upheld in his message for the day.

We not only rely on the oceans for food, livelihoods, transport and trade but, as the lungs of our planet and its largest carbon sink, they also play a vital role in regulating the global climate.

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