2020-02-15: Social Media Postees

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John Pilger's The Dirty War on the National Health Service screening on Australia's SBS this Sunday
wsws.org | 2020-02-15
The WSWS urges all our readers to watch this powerful documentary on SBS television, at 8.30 p.m. Sunday night, February 16.

Brother/Sister Can You Spare a Warm Shelter?
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-15
On the Streets The tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to homelessness is what the average person sees on Newport's streets

Chinese tourist dies in France, becomes first coronavirus fatality in Europe – French health minister
rt.com | 2020-02-15
Marking the first fatality on European soil, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist succumbed to the coronavirus at a Paris hospital, Health Minister Agnes Buzin reported as the death toll of the epidemic has surpassed 1,500. | The elderly Chinese man had been hospitalized in Paris, Buzin told journalists on Saturday. He was put into quarantine, but his condition "had deteriorated rapidly," the minister told local media. She said the 80-year-old arrived in France from the virus-hit province of Hubei. | The patient's daughter, also suffering from the 2019-nCoV, as the virus is officially called, was also hospitalized,…

Hundreds of people contacted as coronavirus case emerges after bus summit
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
Health officials have contacted more than 200 people who attended a conference in central London after it emerged one delegate is suffering from coronavirus.Public Health England (PHE) sent a letter to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on February 6, including several MPs, two of whom have now decided to stay mostly at home.The person taken ill is one of the nine people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK.Dr Yimmy Chow, consultant in health protection at PHE, said: "One of our main priorities has been to identify any people who we think have been in close contact with confirme…

Coronavirus cases continue to increase and spread internationally
wsws.org | 2020-02-15
The World Health Organization is alarmed about the implications of the virus taking hold in areas where the medical system is vastly ill-prepared.

More DWP horror as the cost of its dodgy assessments explodes
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) just revealed how much it's going to spend on its contentious health and disability assessments. The figure is eye-watering. Moreover, it also let slip that these new deals will be lasting nearly six years.But as quickly as the DWP released it, it had to withdraw the…

France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-15
An 80-year-old Chinese man has died from the coronavirus in France, French health authorities said Saturday.The announcement of the first death due to the fatal virus in Europe was made by Health Minister Agnes Buzyn.The man, a tourist originally from Hubei Province, China, has been hospitalized at the Bichat Hospital in Paris since Jan. 25.This is the first reported coronavirus death both in Europe, as well as outside Asia.

Ireland remembers how 19th-century aid from Sultan Abdulmejid changed fate of thousands
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-15
Potatoes have a special place in Irish culture, as for centuries the people of the Emerald Isle have depended on this tuber as a diet staple.A seven-year famine in the 19th century, known as the Great Famine or Potato Famine, killed more than a million people in Ireland, and stories from that time have left deep scars on the national psyche.The famine in Ireland, which was under British rule at the time, was triggered by the potato blight or late blight, a disease caused by a fungus-like organism causing collapse and decay.The greatest single disaster Ireland has ever suffered

China's Health Workers Are Frontline Fighters Against the Virus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
China's National Health Commission deputy director Zeng Yixin informed that extensive and strenuous working days are putting pressure on health workers who are physically and psychologically stressed. | RELATED: | China: Possible Cases Increase Due to New Diagnostic Criteria | He called on hospitals' authorities to distribute shifts rationally while proposing to reward the staff with more vacations when the outbreak remits and offer them psychological support.‚Ä&atilde…

Irish unification back on agenda after election, but it won't be simple
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-14
The victory by Ireland's left-wing Sinn Fein Party in the Republic's recent election has not only overturned some 90 years of domination by the island's two center-right parties, it suddenly puts the issue of Irish reunification on the agenda. While the campaign was fought over bread and butter issues like housing, the collapsing health care …

Coronavirus: Media and Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering to New Levels
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-14
Despite praise from the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus, China has been derided by Western media and politicians alike over nearly every aspect of its response.

Sanders says his health plan would protect culinary workers in Nevada
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-14

Caricom Laboratories Ready to Analyze Coronavirus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) said Friday that the Caribbean Community (Caricom) is ready and fully equipped to receive and analyze samples of suspected cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) with immediate effect. | RELATED: | UN's Industry Promotion Body Provides Masks and Suits to China | According to Carpha's doctor and executive director, Joy St. John, the agency has the capacity and equipment in its laboratories to investigate and manage contagious diseases, and in…

World Health Organization: Coronavirus must generate 'solidarity not stigma'
news.un.org | 2020-02-14
Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are "identified and stopped quickly", the UN health agency said on Friday.

Newly licensed vaccine, 'milestone in the fight' against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency
news.un.org | 2020-02-14
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

UN's Industry Promotion Body Provides Masks and Suits to China
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will provide emergency response assistance to China to help fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a document signed here. | RELATED: | China's Health Workers Are Frontline Fighters Against the Virus | UNIDO will deliver 100,000 medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to China, and provide medical waste decontamination equipment with a capacity to deal with four tons per day, said the…

Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
Kristina Kristen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
Important article first published by Children's Health Defense, posted on Global Research on April 28, 2019 | In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory–either by removing parental/personal choice …

NPR and the Escalating Attack on Single-Payer Health Care
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
National Public Radio's Mara Liasson this weekend entered a new term into the corporate liberal establishment's attack on single payer healthcare. Mandatory Medicare for All. As in

Virus Cases Rise as Experts Question China's Numbers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-14

Mumps cases soar to highest number in a decade
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-14
There were 5,042 recorded cases of mumps in England in 2019

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump's 'Work-or-Die' Medicaid Requirements in Arkansas
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-14
Healthcare advocates on Friday applauded a federal appeals court decision striking down the Trump administration's Medicaid work requirements, in which a three-judge panel unanimously ruled that the proposed rule fundamentally disregarded the purpose of the Medicaid program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

'Code for Massive Cuts': Audio Shows GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Telling Donors She Wants 'Changes' to Medicare, Medicaid
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-14
"Again, Joni Ernst has shown that she is willing to push our families into poverty with a smile. The programs she plans to cut are a lifeline for millions of Americans. She should be ashamed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
The Epidemic of Hunger Strikes in Immigrant Detention Centers…

Democrats Team Up With Trump to Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System
Michael Pappas | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-13
On Tuesday, February 4, Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union (SOTU) address. As expected, it was filled with contradictions, falsehoods, and distortions. Among other things, Trump spoke for close to ten minutes about health care in the U.S., claiming that he "will always protect Medicare." However, neither Trump and the Republicans, nor …

Outside China, Coronavirus transmission 'iceberg' may not be as big as feared
news.un.org | 2020-02-13
As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the "iceberg" that had been feared.

Transgender and Intersex Kids Must Have a Voice in Health Care Decisions
Scott Nass | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
Transgender and Intersex Kids Must Have a Voice in Health Care Decisions…

'Dirty streets and human waste?' Twitter not buying survey claiming San Francisco is 'healthiest' US city
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A new report names San Francisco, California the healthiest city in the United States, but the public seems skeptical, considering the endless coverage of the city's homeless crisis and unsanitary streets. | Though WalletHub is typically used to check credit scores, it turned its attention recently to grading cities in the United States based on how 'healthy' they are. According to their experts and number crunching, San Francisco came out on top. | This has come a…

UN health agency developing COVID-19 virus treatment master plan
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a master plan for coordinating clinical trials that could lead to potential therapies for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, the agency's chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday.

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…

Meeting of top scientists underway to slow coronavirus spread
news.un.org | 2020-02-11
Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially known as COVID-19.

$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they're most needed
news.un.org | 2020-02-11
With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services in these locations.