Tag: Health

Coronavirus en México: 5 claves para entender la confusión sobre cuántos muertos ha dejado el covid-19 en el país

Cementerio en Mexico. Es una de las preguntas más repetidas en México desde la llegada del coronavirus: ¿son realmente las muertes por covid-19 muchas más de las reportadas oficialmente? El gobierno ha recibido duras y repetidas acusaciones de querer ocultar la magnitud real de la pandemia. Las autoridades lo niegan e insisten en que sus […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak Among University of Washington’s Greek Life, While Texas Party of 300 Exposed to COVID-19

Coronavirus cases along Greek Row at University of Washington have tripled since the weekend as at least 105 people living across 15 different fraternity houses have tested positive for the virus. The students infected have reported their cases to the Interfraternity Council and the results were then handed over to school officials Thursday. The university […]

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The best birthday present for the NHS? An end to its institutional racism

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: Getty Images” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/EoIvdx_Yz29seih8SQwe8Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/FpPUSHwcds561RGMBWlHeA–~B/dz0wO3NtPTE7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/theguardian_763/acb37fc4c7219ccde103bf9822be54c6″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/EoIvdx_Yz29seih8SQwe8Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/FpPUSHwcds561RGMBWlHeA–~B/dz0wO3NtPTE7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/theguardian_763/acb37fc4c7219ccde103bf9822be54c6″>Photograph: Getty Images Coronavirus has exposed disparities within the UK, in particular health inequalities. Despite the reverence with which the NHS is held, its 72nd birthday on Sunday will be remembered for the sheer devastation that the virus has caused. With nearly 44,000 people declared dead, and almost […]

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College Students In Alabama Are Apparently Throwing COVID-19 Parties Complete With Cash Prizes

If someone invites you to a “COVID-19 party,” you need to run. Seriously. And believe it or not, that little absurdist nugget of practical advice might actually prove useful to you in the coming days. Because CNN reports that students in the state of Alabama — primarily in the Tuscaloosa area, home to the University […]

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Seeking herd immunity from virus a viable option?

The idea has arisen inside college football locker rooms; on Paul Finebaum’s radio show and Boomer Esiason’s; and even, sources say, during a recent Pac-12 meeting. On Friday, coaches and athletic department officials convened virtually with the conference’s coronavirus advisory committee. An anonymous question was put to the medical experts. Would it be possible, or […]

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Dr. Fauci Warns Anti-Vaxxers Could Threaten COVID-19 Vaccine Herd Immunity

The nation’s top infectious disease expert has warned the anti-vaccination movement could endanger the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines that are currently in the testing stages. “There is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country – an alarmingly large percentage of people, relatively speaking,” Fauci told CNN Sunday, adding the government has “a […]

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Florida And Texas Will Close Bars And Add New Precautions After A COVID-19 Surge

The states of Texas and Florida will close bars, scale back restaurant capacities, and implement new safety measures due to recent COVID-19 surges in the two states. Both states adopted lax safety measures and were two of the earliest states to reopen their economies since the start of the pandemic in March. NPR reports that […]

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Sex Work Hasn’t Stopped During Coronavirus

In Spain, sex work employs an estimated 100,000 women and generates €4 billion a year. Like many other countries, Spain tolerates sex work but hasn’t legalised it, leaving sex workers in a cruel legal purgatory: they can pay taxes, but aren’t recognised as employees. When the country went into lockdown in March, sex work was […]

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An Ex-Health Insurance Exec Came Clean About How The Industry Created Propaganda To Slander Canada’s Single-Payer Health System

A common criticism and talking point of those who favor our current American healthcare system over the type of single-payer system that countries like Canada have, is that while Canadians may spend less on healthcare out of pocket when compared to Americans, they’re often subjected to wait times so long that it leads them to […]

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