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Countries must be vigilant of “triple threat” of COVID-19, influenza and RSV as holidays approach, PAHO Director says thumbnail
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Countries must be vigilant of “triple threat” of COVID-19, influenza and RSV as holidays approach, PAHO Director says

Washington D.C. 16 November 2022 (PAHO) – With an increase in COVID-19 infections in the region, seasonal influenza on the rise, and a spike in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, called on countries to implement the tools proven to keep communities safe, including vaccines,…

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Mineral-rich countries want to form an OPEC for battery minerals

Global lithium demand is surging. Lithium prices are soaring. For countries with an abundance of the mineral, and other battery metals like nickel and cobalt, the possibility of increasing their influence over the global supply of these sought-after commodities is a lucrative prospect. Electric vehicles and energy storage systems will drive the bulk of lithium demand…

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Live: European countries urge UN inquiry into Iranian drones in Ukraine

/ Europe HOUR BY HOUR Issued on: 22/10/2022 – 10:32 This handout picture provided by Iranian Army office on August 24, 2022 shows suicide (kamikaze) drones during a two-day drone drill at an undisclosed location in Iran. © Iranian Defence Ministry, AFP Critical infrastructure across Ukraine was pounded again on Saturday, with several regions reporting…

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EU countries spar over gas price caps

Author of the article: Reuters Kate Abnett and Gabriela Baczynska and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS — European Union countries disagreed on Friday about whether and how to cap runaway gas prices, with Germany among those opposing the measure that 15 other states said was needed to tackle Europe’s energy crunch. Meeting in Brussels on Friday, ministers…

Do Kwon Is Wanted in 195 Countries. What Happens Next? thumbnail
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Do Kwon Is Wanted in 195 Countries. What Happens Next?

Key Takeaways Do Kwon has been added to Interpol’s red notice list, Korean prosecutors have said. Prosecutors want to speak to Kwon and five other associates for alleged violation of capital markets law, but the full details of their case remain unclear. Thanks to the attention Terra’s collapse drew, the consequences for Kwon, Terraform Labs,…

Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world thumbnail
Science & Nature
Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world

Here’s how this year’s closely related polio outbreaks in New York state, London, and greater Jerusalem might have started. A child in Afghanistan or Pakistan received two drops of Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains a weakened, live virus, in December 2021 or so. Soon after, when the child was still shedding some…

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SA and Botswana to fix 126km of rail line between the countries

Transnet Freight Rail and Botswana Railways have agreed to join forces to fix 126km of rail line between Swartruggens and Mahikeng (former Mafikeng) in the North West. Transnet Freight Rail and Botswana Railways have joined forces to ensure railway trade between the two countries. File photo.Image: Supplied According to Transnet, after a high level SA-Botswana…

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Health & Medical
Countries approve resolution to support access to monkeypox vaccine in the Americas

As cases reach 10,000 in the Region, Member States hold Special Session of the PAHO Directing Council to discuss best use of limited global vaccine supplies. Washington D.C. 5 August 2022 (PAHO) – As monkeypox cases continue to rise in several countries of the Americas, Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today…

Most countries 'woefully unprepared' for changing climate: analysis thumbnail
Science & Nature
Most countries ‘woefully unprepared’ for changing climate: analysis

Major economies such as India, Brazil and Russia face “cascading” crises driven by climate change such as food insecurity, energy shortages and civil unrest, an industry analysis warned Thursday. While developing nations of Africa and Southeast Asia are predicted to be worst hit by higher temperatures, extreme weather and sea-level rise, some middle-income nations lack…

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PAHO supports countries in the study of post COVID-19 condition, development of patient care guidelines

Washington, D.C., June 23, 2022 (PAHO)—The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is supporting member countries in understanding more about post COVID-19 condition and ways to manage patients more effectively. More than 90,000 cases of acute COVID-19, including post COVID-19 condition from countries in the Americas are now listed in a Global Clinical Platform for COVID-19,…