Tag: Health

Australia pulls health ads from Facebook after news blackout | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook is playing hardball over a government plan to force technology giants to pay for the news on their platforms. Australia’s health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant over a new law that...

Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to donate its urplus shots. The Palestinians’ COVID-19 vaccination plan faces a $30m-funding shortfall, even after factoring in support from a global vaccine scheme for poorer economies, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. Israel,...

After deaths, WHO urges Tanzania to share COVID data, take | Incredible Solutions Tech

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appeals to authorities to take measures against the pandemic and to prepare for vaccinations. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Tanzania’s authorities to take “robust action” against the coronavirus pandemic amid increasing warnings that the country is witnessing a deadly resurgence...

The vaccine debacle and the predatory nature of capitalism | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Vaccines have been a beacon of hope amid a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 2.4 million people and brought world economies to a halt. They have been presented as a remedy that would put an end to the immense suffering – physical, emotional, and economic –...

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines? | | Incredible Solutions Tech

I have been vaccinating my patients against COVID-19 for the best part of three months now. Some have questions about the vaccine, which I am, of course, more than happy to answer, but ultimately the vast majority say they feel lucky to be offered it. But, now, there seems...

Russia reports first case of human infection with H5N8 bird | Incredible Solutions Tech

Health watchdog says the cases were discovered at a poultry farm in southern Russia in December. Russia has registered the first case of a strain of bird flu virus named AH5N8 being passed to humans from birds and has reported the case to the World Health Organization (WHO), the...

US judge suspends South Carolina’s new abortion law | Health | Incredible Solutions Tech

More than 75 women are scheduled to have abortions over the next three days, most of which would be banned under new law. South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge on Friday on its second day in effect. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis put...

Vaccine nationalism: Why hoarding COVID jabs may prolong | Incredible Solutions Tech

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new, more infectious variants complicating responses to outbreaks, governments are racing to roll out vaccinations. With more than 57 million vaccine doses administered, the United States is leading the way in the total number of shots administered, followed by...

Despite COVID jab roll-out in South Africa, frustrations | Incredible Solutions Tech

Johannesburg, South Africa – When the South African government launched its much-anticipated coronavirus vaccination campaign on Wednesday, Johanna Monama did not pay much attention. Instead of following live televised coverage of healthcare workers and President Cyril Ramaphosa rolling up their sleeves, Monama, 34, was tending to other problems: hunger,...

J&J submits one-shot COVID vaccine for WHO emergency use | Incredible Solutions Tech

Johnson & Johnson says an emergency use listing is critical for supplying vaccines to poor and middle-income countries through the COVAX programme. Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that it had submitted data to the World Health Organization (WHO) for emergency use listing of its COVID-19 vaccine, which would...

Money vs. Happiness — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Raghav Gaiha – Vani S. Kulkarni – Veena S. Kulkarni (new delhi, india) Friday, February 19, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Feb 19 (IPS) – Subjective wellbeing and income are intricately linked. This article studies the relationships between subjective well-being, which is narrowly defined to focus...

Assessing What Students Missed During School Closings for | Incredible Solutions Tech

A feature phone brings remote learning home. Credit: BRAC Opinion by Safiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Friday, February 19, 2021 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb 19 (IPS) – School closings and the varied impacts of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic are a global challenge. Educators worldwide have been struggling...

Rich nations ‘hoarding’ a billion doses of excess COVID | Incredible Solutions Tech

People from poorer nations will probably be unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine this year because the world’s richest countries have bought one billion more doses than their citizens need, a new study has found, as G7 leaders indicated a willingness to share their excess doses ahead of a...

South Carolina bans most abortions, Planned Parenthood sues | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Republicans hope conservative-leaning US Supreme Court will consider overturning federal abortion protections. South Carolina became the latest US state to ban most abortions on Thursday, setting up another legal fight that could end up in the US Supreme Court. “There’s a lot of happy hearts beating across South Carolina...

Colombia, Mexico roll out vaccine, Brazil suffers shortages | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Head nurse Veronica Luz Machado, who for months has battled the coronavirus pandemic from an intensive care unit in the northern Colombian city of Sincelejo, became the first person in the Andean country to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Beginning with Machado, Colombia will kick off its plan to immunise 35.2 million people with vaccines acquired through...