2020-01-25: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-25). 38 infected coronavirus patients CURED in China as epidemic rages on. rt.com Saturday has brought some good news from China, where the nationwide battle against coronavirus is underway — dozens of patients have been cured of the disease, which has also claimed a comparable number of lives. | Some 38 people are recovering from coronavirus, Chinese media reported on Saturday. The promising news comes as the death toll from the epidemic has risen to 41, with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases nearing 1,300. | In Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, hundreds of doctors and medical staff have to work around-the-clock shifts, quickly running out of crucial supplies such as hazm…

The Canary (2020-01-25). Chinese New Year celebrations subdued amid a national lockdown to contain coronavirus. thecanary.co China's most festive holiday has got underway in the shadow of the outbreak of coronavirus, as the death toll surpassed 40.An unprecedented national lockdown that has kept people from travelling was expanded to more than 50 million residents, and authorities cancelled a host of Lunar New Year events.The National Health Commission reported a jump in the number of infected people to 1,287, with 41 deaths.The latest tally comes from 29 provinces and cities across China and includes 237 patients in serious condition.People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)A…

The Canary (2020-01-25). Death toll rising after earthquake in eastern Turkey. thecanary.co The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 21 — with more than 1,000 people injured, emergency officials said.Rescue workers were continuing to search for some 30 people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Elazig province and neighbouring Malatya, said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.He warned that the death toll could rise.Emergency workers and security forces distributed tents, beds and blankets as overnight temperatures dropped below freezing in the affected areas.A collapsed building in the eastern Turkey (DHA via AP)Mosques, schools, sports halls and s…

RT (2020-01-25). Starbucks shutters shops in China's Hubei Province amid coronavirus outbreak. rt.com Starbucks has shut down all shops and halted delivery services in China's Hubei Province, as health officials scramble to contain a deadly coronavirus that originated from the provincial capital, Wuhan. | The coffee chain's decision to suspend operations for the duration of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday was prompted by "health concerns" for its customers and employees, the company said in a social media post. | The move comes shortly after McDonald's announced that it will halt operations in five cities in the province. The fast-food giant said the temporary closures were for "for employee and customer…

sputniknews (2020-01-25). Unseen-Before Swarms of Voracious Locusts to Hit East Africa, Mideast, Leaving Behind Barren Earth. sputniknews.com A real plague of pests has been forecast for the region that saw unprecedented rainfall over the last three months of 2019, with the scale of it reaching well beyond the Horn of Africa, where it all started.

sputniknews (2020-01-25). Two Russian Universities Developing Vaccine Against Coronavirus – Watchdog. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two Russian universities are working on the development of a vaccine against a new type of the coronavirus infection, Anna Popova, head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), said on Saturday.

yenisafak (2020-01-25). Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases. yenisafak.com Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a popular destination for Chinese tourists.Three men, aged 53, 43 and 35 were in a stable condition in Sydney's Westmead hospital after they were confirmed to have the virus on Saturday after returning from China earlier this month, said the New South Wales state Health Minister Brad Hazzard.Two of the men traveled to Sydney from the city of Wuhan, where the virus first appeared, and the third from China's southeastern Shenzhen…

yenisafak (2020-01-25). Johnny Depp jams with Aerosmith as band celebrates 50-year career. yenisafak.com Actor Johnny Depp and musician Alice Cooper joined Aerosmith on Friday at a gala dinner and performance in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 50-year career as one of the best-selling American hard rock bands of all times.Cooper and Depp – who play with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires – were among more than a dozen artists including the Foo Fighters, Sammy Hagar and John Legend who sang the band's biggest hits as it was named the MusiCares person of the year.Organized by the Recording Academy, the annual MusiCares event raised some $6 million on Friday for health services to m…

RT (2020-01-24). Killer coronavirus comes to Europe, 2 cases confirmed in France. rt.com French authorities have confirmed two cases of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, its Health Minister Agnes Buzyn has announced. The affected patients — one in Paris, another in Bordeaux — are the first diagnosed carriers in Europe since the flu-like illness first surfaced in China in December. | The virus, which is believed to have first spread from animals to humans at a food market in Wuhan, has killed more than two dozen people so far and infected at least 800 more. The patient in Bordeaux had returned from a trip to Wuhan on Wednesday. | Chinese authorities have restricted public movement in 13 citie…

Joshua Cho (2020-01-24). Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels. fair.org Ever since The Intercept (

news.un (2020-01-24). Haiti cholera outbreak 'stopped in its tracks'. news.un.org After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease.

Sasha Abramsky (2020-01-24). The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases. thenation.com The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases…

teleSUR (2020-01-24). Coronavirus Arrives in France, Health Minister Admits Cases. telesurenglish.net France confirmed on Friday its first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient being hospitalized in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. | RELATED: | Earlier, the charity SOS Medecins said it ha…

teleSUR (2020-01-24). China Confirms 830 Cases of New Coronavirus Pneumonia. telesurenglish.net Chinese health authorities announced that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and these had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday. | RELATED: | According to the

Health Impact News (2020-01-24). Video: "He Was Murdered" — 13 Month Old Infant Dies 14 Hours after Receiving the Flu Shot. globalresearch.ca Krystle Cordingley mourns her son Corbyn who died 14 hours after a flu shot. | Krystle claims that the hospital tried to cover up what happened, and doctors said his death following vaccination was a coincidence. | Finally, she reports, one honest …

Cesar Chelala (2020-01-24). The Coronavirus Serious Public Health Threat in China. counterpunch.org The happy expectations for the week-long Chinese New Year holidays has been dampened by a new viral infection that is spreading rapidly in China (cases have been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong province) and other countries. Since late 2019, people from Wuhan had been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. Now

Staff (2020-01-24). California Governor Proposes Bold Plan to Create State Generic Drug Label. truthout.org California is known for progressive everything, including its health care policies, and, just a few weeks into 2020, state leaders aren't disappointing. | The politicians' health care bills and budget initiatives are heavy on ideas and dollars — and on opposition from powerful industries. They put California, once again, at the forefront. | The proposals would lower prescription drug costs, increase access to health coverage, and restrict and tax vaping. But most lawmakers agree that homel…

WSWS (2020-01-24). At Davos, Trump announces plans to cut Medicare and other social programs. wsws.org In an interview at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump said social programs would be targeted to reduce the federal deficit.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-24). 35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago. commondreams.org There have been two confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S. so far, and a number of further samples are being tested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-24). #MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March. commondreams.org As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life on Friday, reproductive rights advocates used social media to counter his anti-choice message with the hashtag #MarchForLies, sharing accurate information about reproductive health and slamming Trump for his attacks on women. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2020-01-23). Experts to decide whether or not to declare coronavirus an international emergency. thecanary.co Experts will meet again on 23 January to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over China's coronavirus, which has killed more than a dozen people in the country and closed down the city where it is thought to have originated.The World Health Organisation (WHO) was expected to make the decision on 22 January but said it needed more information, describing the emergence of the disease as an "evolving and complex situation".Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China's Hubei province, where at least 17 people have died.Hubei's capital city Wuhan, which h…

RT (2020-01-23). What are toxic 'forever chemicals' & should Americans be worried there are more of them in the water supply than we thought? rt.com American drinking water is far more contaminated than previously estimated — by carcinogenic 'forever chemicals' that linger in the blood and cause a range of health problems. | A The source of the pollution is perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as forev…

The Canary (2020-01-23). World Health Organisation says it's 'too early' to declare coronavirus a 'global health emergency'. thecanary.co The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it's "too early" to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus.Nine people in the UK are currently awaiting test results after presenting with symptoms of the illness.(PA Graphics)Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said: Make no mistake, this is though an emergency in China. | But it has not yet become a global health emergency.The body said there is evidence of transmission between people in close contact, such as families or those in health care settings. But it said it has…

Staff (2020-01-23). Headlines for January 23, 2020. democracynow.org Democrats Accuse Trump of Trying to "Cheat" Upcoming Election, Supreme Court Decides Not to Fast-Track Obamacare Case, D.C. Sues Trump's Inaugural Committee over $1M Rental of Trump Hotel Ballroom, ICJ Orders Burma to Protect Rohingya from Genocide, Trump Says He's Planning to Add More Countries to Travel Ban, State Department to Make It More Difficult for Pregnant Women to Receive Visas, Trump Says He May Cut Medicare, Social Security, Trump Plans to Speak at Anti-Choice March for Life Friday, Chinese Authorities Seal Off City of Wudan as Coronavirus Spreads, Tulsi Gabbard Sues Clinton for Defamation, U.N.: Clim…

news.un (2020-01-23). Coronavirus: 'An emergency in China, but not yet a global health emergency'. news.un.org The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China.

teleSUR (2020-01-23). WHO: "Too Early" to Declare Novel Coronavirus Global Emergency. telesurenglish.net The Related: | "I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today. As it was yesterday, the Emergency Committee was divided over whether the outbreak of novel cor…

news.un (2020-01-23). Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA. news.un.org Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

pip.hinman (2020-01-23). Smoke in the city: The dire health implications. greenleft.org.au

news.un (2020-01-22). UN health emergency committee to re-convene on global threat posed by China coronavirus. news.un.org Experts convened in Geneva by the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet again on Thursday to determine whether novel coronavirus is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

news.un (2020-01-21). Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues at Davos. news.un.org The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.

news.un (2020-01-21). UN health agency to gauge global threat, as China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans. news.un.org Following an announcement by China's national health body that a new virus first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it should be declared a global health emergency.

Brigitte Amiri (2020-01-17). The Supreme Court Takes Up the Issue of Birth Control Coverage — Again. aclu.org The Supreme Court just announced that it will hear | yet another case about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control coverage | requirement. If you are experiencing déjà vu, you are not alone. Court battles | over the birth control coverage requirement have been raging for almost a | decade. How did we get here? | 2012: | The Birth Control Benefit is Established | Congress passed the Women's Health Amendment to the | ACA to try to close the disparity in health care costs that women have | historically experienced. In 2012, the independent, nonpartisan Institute of | Medicine was tasked with determining wh…

Michele Goodwin (2020-01-16). Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional. aclu.org The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…

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38 infected coronavirus patients CURED in China as epidemic rages on
rt.com | 2020-01-25
Saturday has brought some good news from China, where the nationwide battle against coronavirus is underway

Chinese New Year celebrations subdued amid a national lockdown to contain coronavirus
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
China's most festive holiday has got underway in the shadow of the outbreak of coronavirus, as the death toll surpassed 40.An unprecedented national lockdown that has kept people from travelling was expanded to more than 50 million residents, and authorities cancelled a host of Lunar New Year events.The National Health Commission reported a jump in the number of infected people to 1,287, with 41 deaths.The latest tally comes from 29 provinces and cities across China and includes 237 patients in serious condition.People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated for the Lunar New Year (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)A…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/01/25/chinese-new-year-celebrations-subdued-amid-a-national-lockdown-to-contain-coronavirus/

Death toll rising after earthquake in eastern Turkey
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 21

Starbucks shutters shops in China's Hubei Province amid coronavirus outbreak
rt.com | 2020-01-25
Starbucks has shut down all shops and halted delivery services in China's Hubei Province, as health officials scramble to contain a deadly coronavirus that originated from the provincial capital, Wuhan. | The coffee chain's decision to suspend operations for the duration of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday was prompted by "health concerns" for its customers and employees, the company said in a social media post. | The move comes shortly after McDonald's announced that it will halt operations in five cities in the province. The fast-food giant said the temporary closures were for "for employee and customer…
rt.com/business/479147-starbucks-coronav…

Unseen-Before Swarms of Voracious Locusts to Hit East Africa, Mideast, Leaving Behind Barren Earth
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-25
A real plague of pests has been forecast for the region that saw unprecedented rainfall over the last three months of 2019, with the scale of it reaching well beyond the Horn of Africa, where it all started.
sputniknews.com/africa/20200125107813527…

Two Russian Universities Developing Vaccine Against Coronavirus – Watchdog
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-25
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two Russian universities are working on the development of a vaccine against a new type of the coronavirus infection, Anna Popova, head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), said on Saturday.
sputniknews.com/world/202001251078136609…

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-25
Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a popular destination for Chinese tourists.Three men, aged 53, 43 and 35 were in a stable condition in Sydney's Westmead hospital after they were confirmed to have the virus on Saturday after returning from China earlier this month, said the New South Wales state Health Minister Brad Hazzard.Two of the men traveled to Sydney from the city of Wuhan, where the virus first appeared, and the third from China's southeastern Shenzhen…
yenisafak.com/en/life/australia-confirms…

Johnny Depp jams with Aerosmith as band celebrates 50-year career
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-25
Actor Johnny Depp and musician Alice Cooper joined Aerosmith on Friday at a gala dinner and performance in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 50-year career as one of the best-selling American hard rock bands of all times.Cooper and Depp – who play with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires – were among more than a dozen artists including the Foo Fighters, Sammy Hagar and John Legend who sang the band's biggest hits as it was named the MusiCares person of the year.Organized by the Recording Academy, the annual MusiCares event raised some $6 million on Friday for health services to m…
yenisafak.com/en/world/johnny-depp-jams-…

The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-24
The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases…
thenation.com/article/society/coronaviru…

Haiti cholera outbreak 'stopped in its tracks'
news.un.org | 2020-01-24
After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Coronavirus Arrives in France, Health Minister Admits Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
France confirmed on Friday its first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient being hospitalized in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. | Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told a news conference these were the first two confirmed cases in Europe and that more cases were likely to occur in France. | RELATED: | China: Lunar New Year on Hold as Coronavirus Spreads | Earlier, the charity SOS Medecins said it ha…
telesurenglish.net/news/Coronavirus-Arri…

China Confirms 830 Cases of New Coronavirus Pneumonia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
Chinese health authorities announced that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and these had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday. | RELATED: | WHO: "Too Early" to Declare Novel Coronavirus Global Emergency | According to the National Health Commission, 34 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals. Also, the commission reported a total of 1,072 suspected cases in 20…
telesurenglish.net/news/china-confirms-n…

California Governor Proposes Bold Plan to Create State Generic Drug Label
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-24
California is known for progressive everything, including its health care policies, and, just a few weeks into 2020, state leaders aren't disappointing. | The politicians' health care bills and budget initiatives are heavy on ideas and dollars

Killer coronavirus comes to Europe, 2 cases confirmed in France
rt.com | 2020-01-24
French authorities have confirmed two cases of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, its Health Minister Agnes Buzyn has announced. The affected patients

Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-24
Ever since The Intercept ( 11/20/18) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America's Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system's profits, corporate media have been reporting on…
fair.org/home/insurance-lobby-talking-po…

The Coronavirus Serious Public Health Threat in China
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
The happy expectations for the week-long Chinese New Year holidays has been dampened by a new viral infection that is spreading rapidly in China (cases have been confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong province) and other countries. Since late 2019, people from Wuhan had been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown. Now…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-coronavi…

At Davos, Trump announces plans to cut Medicare and other social programs
wsws.org | 2020-01-24
In an interview at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump said social programs would be targeted to reduce the federal deficit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/24/medi…

35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-24
There have been two confirmed cases of the disease in the U.S. so far, and a number of further samples are being tested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/35-mill…

#MarchForLies: Reproductive Justice Advocates Counter Trump's "Dangerous Rhetoric" at Anti-Choice March
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-24
As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life on Friday, reproductive rights advocates used social media to counter his anti-choice message with the hashtag #MarchForLies, sharing accurate information about reproductive health and slamming Trump for his attacks on women. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/marchfo…

Spanish PM Calls Emergency Meeting After Storm Gloria Pass
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
The Spanish government will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to deal with the impact of Storm Gloria that has caused heavy rains, powerful winds and huge waves, and killed at least 13 people in their Mediterranean coasts. | RELATED: | Scientists Discover Protein to Fight Brain Diseases | Catalan authorities confirmed the two latest deaths on Thursday evening: a man swept out to sea while fishing in the coastal town of Ametlla de Mar and another, found dead in his car inland in Cabaces,…
telesurenglish.net/news/spanish-pm-calls…

Experts to decide whether or not to declare coronavirus an international emergency
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-23
Experts will meet again on 23 January to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over China's coronavirus, which has killed more than a dozen people in the country and closed down the city where it is thought to have originated.The World Health Organisation (WHO) was expected to make the decision on 22 January but said it needed more information, describing the emergence of the disease as an "evolving and complex situation".Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China's Hubei province, where at least 17 people have died.Hubei's capital city Wuhan, which h…
thecanary.co/discovery/2020/01/23/experts-to-decide-whether-or-not-to-declare-coronavirus-an-international-emergency/

Coronavirus: 'An emergency in China, but not yet a global health emergency'
news.un.org | 2020-01-23
The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

WHO: "Too Early" to Declare Novel Coronavirus Global Emergency
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it was "too early" to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). | Related: | China: Lockdown of Two Cities Near Wuhan to Contain Coronavirus | "I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today. As it was yesterday, the Emergency Committee was divided over whether the outbreak of novel cor…
telesurenglish.net/news/WHO-Too-Early-to…

What are toxic 'forever chemicals' & should Americans be worried there are more of them in the water supply than we thought?
rt.com | 2020-01-23
American drinking water is far more contaminated than previously estimated

World Health Organisation says it's 'too early' to declare coronavirus a 'global health emergency'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-23
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it's "too early" to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus.Nine people in the UK are currently awaiting test results after presenting with symptoms of the illness.(PA Graphics)Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said: Make no mistake, this is though an emergency in China. | But it has not yet become a global health emergency.The body said there is evidence of transmission between people in close contact, such as families or those in health care settings. But it said it has…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/23/world-health-organisation-says-its-too-early-to-declare-coronavirus-a-global-health-emergency/

Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA
news.un.org | 2020-01-23
Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Smoke in the city: The dire health implications
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-23
climate emergency Meghan StreetIssue 1250 Australia bushfires Doctors for the Environment MelbourneJanuary 24, 2020Looking o…
greenleft.org.au/content/smoke-city-dire-health-implications

UN health emergency committee to re-convene on global threat posed by China coronavirus
news.un.org | 2020-01-22
Experts convened in Geneva by the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet again on Thursday to determine whether novel coronavirus is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues at Davos
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

UN health agency to gauge global threat, as China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
Following an announcement by China's national health body that a new virus first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it should be declared a global health emergency.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Arkansas Legislators' Attack on Abortion is Unconstitutional
Michele Goodwin | aclu.org | 2020-01-16
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled time and again that | reproductive privacy is "central to personal dignity and autonomy, [which] are | central to the liberty protected by" the Constitution. The Court has made | eminently clear that under the Constitution, the right of a pregnant person to | terminate a pregnancy prior to viability is a right so essential to our freedom | that our government cannot ban or impose an undue burden on its exercise. But | despite the long-standing clarity of this principle, reproductive health and rights | continue to come under blistering, unrelenting attack. | Nowhere is this cl…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/arkan…