But the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to undermine the gains in reducing deaths among children and young adolescents, putting millions of lives at risk, according to the Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2019 released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the World Bank Group. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing decades of work in reducing preventable childhood deaths, new report finds
New social contract
It becomes an afterthought when compared to everything else, but let's not forget that Trump was only the third president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. It is difficult to name a president who has shown so little concern for so many of the people he is supposed to serve. This terrible quality was likely on the minds of the 157 presidential scholars who responded to a rank-the-presidents survey conducted in 2018 by Siena College. At that time Trump placed third from last, just ahead of Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. Of course, this survey was completed before the pandemic, the recession that followed, and Trump's impeachment. … [Read more...] about Trump may reach a new milestone by Election Day
— South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have come below 200 for an eight straight day, suggesting a viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it has reported 155 additional cases over the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 21,743 with 346 deaths. New infections spiked in South Korea, mostly in the greater Seoul area, since early August. Authorities in the Seoul area subsequently ordered the shutdown of churches, nightspots and fitness centers and restricted dining at restaurants. Those enhanced rules expire on Sunday, and the government is to announce whether to extend them. … [Read more...] about Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases
The new guidelines issued Wednesday stop short of prohibiting kids from going door to door to collect candy. Officials, however, are encouraging online parties, meals at outdoor restaurants, Halloween-themed art installations at outdoor museums and decorating homes and yards. … [Read more...] about The Latest: India reports record 95,735 new virus infections
And confirming the second half of the variolation theory — that masks allow entry to just enough virus to prime the immune system — might be even trickier. Although several recent studies have pointed to the possibility that mild cases of COVID-19 can provoke a strong immune response to the coronavirus, durable protection cannot be proven until researchers gather data on infections for months or years after these have resolved. … [Read more...] about A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude ‘Vaccine’?