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    WASHINGTON - Momentum is clearly growing within the United States and the world’s other major economies behind plans to make it more difficult for large international businesses to avoid paying taxes in countries where they are located. But experts warn there is still plenty to be done to achieve that elusive goal.    Over the weekend, the finance ministers of...
    London (CNN Business)Covid-19 vaccines have created at least nine new billionaires after shares in companies producing the shots soared. Topping the list of new billionaires are Moderna (MRNA) CEO Stéphane Bancel and Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech (BNTX), which has produced a vaccine with Pfizer (PFE). Both CEOs are now worth around $4 billion, according to an analysis by...
    (CNN)A year ago, when the Covid-19 pandemic was still in its relative infancy, the head of the World Health Organization stressed that a global approach would be the only way out of the crisis. "The way forward is solidarity: solidarity at the national level, and solidarity at the global level," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing...
    You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the...
    Mother Jones illustration; LinkedIn Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential...
    New York (CNN Business)The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has been disastrous for women. More from Success Photo cutouts and feel-good signs. How these small businesses found a pandemic lifeline Nervous about socializing in the office again? Here's how to break the ice The US tax code can make things even harder for Black Americans Millions of women worldwide...
    Medical workers converse among themselves at a quarantine center for Covid-19 coronavirus infected patients at a banquet hall that was converted into an isolation center to handle the rising cases of infection on April 15, 2021 in New Delhi, India.Anindito Mukherjee | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The U.S., Canada and U.K. are among some of the...
    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg condemned “high-income countries” in remarks before the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Monday for vaccinating young, healthy citizens against Chinese coronavirus rather than donating vaccine doses to at-risk populations abroad. Thunberg, who has no significant expertise in public health or biology, addressed a W.H.O. event on “vaccine equity” – or the fair distribution of Chinese...
    By Jamey Keaten | Associated Press GENEVA — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged governments, vaccine developers and the world to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity after the richest countries snatched up most COVID-19 vaccine doses and those in poorer nations have gone lacking. Her comments on Monday came as the World Health Organization announced 5.2...
    GENEVA (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged governments, vaccine developers and the world to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity after the richest countries snatched up most COVID-19 vaccine doses and those in poorer nations have gone lacking. Her comments on Monday came as the World Health Organization announced 5.2 million new confirmed virus cases...
    F. Peter Brown, The Western Journal April 13, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden has recently been defending higher U.S. corporate income taxes. President Trump lowered the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent during his term in office. Now Biden seeks to raise it to 28 percent. Republicans contend that much of Biden’s infrastructure plan does...
    The elderly people wait in line to receive a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a vaccination day for 67-year-old citizens, in Brasilia, Brazil March 29, 2021.Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world's supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have received less than 1%, the World Health Organization...
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    Originally Published by: Fully vaccinated people can travel safely within US, CDC says CDC to update cruise industry guidance shortly, according to Miami-Dade mayor Maryland police search for Taco Bell customer who plowed car into restaurant after reported dispute with staff Overwhelmed health systems and less access to care during the coronavirus pandemic worsened...
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (.) – The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday advanced economies could use more progressive income taxes, inheritance and property taxes, and taxes on “surplus” corporate profits to help reduce inequalities. exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IMF’s Fiscal Monitor said the pandemic had exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in access to healthcare, education and digital...
    WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (.) – The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the crippling debt problems already facing 72 low- and middle-income countries, putting about $ 598 billion in debt payments at risk from 2021 to 2025, including $ 87,000. million dollars this year, the United Nations Development Program reported Thursday. Of these, only 49 countries are eligible for debt relief measures...
    (CNN)The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant and negative impact on pregnant women and their infants, according to a global review of studies. JUST WATCHEDParent of child in vaccine trial: We jumped at the opportunity ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHParent of child in vaccine trial: We jumped at the opportunity 03:24The review, published Wednesday in the journal the Lancet, found that stillbirths...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica urged far bolder action Monday to prevent a debt crisis, including extending the moratorium on debt repayments and providing urgent cash liquidity to developing countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in economic recovery. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a debt crisis will have...
    GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed program announces vaccine delays from Indian manufacturer, a major setback to supplying low-income countries. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    – Illegal intake of drug is predominantly an adolescent phenomenon, growing exponentially through puberty and peaking in people aged between 18 years to 25 years – Governments around the world have raised funding on law enforcement agencies tasked with drug interdiction, including compulsory drug testing of suspected illegal drug users ALBANY, N.Y., March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The global drugs...
    By David Milliken and Andrea Shalal LONDON / WASHINGTON, March 19 (.) – The Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed to the first increase in International Monetary Fund reserves since 2009, a step to help developing countries cope with the coronavirus pandemic, reported the Friday Great Britain. Britain, which chairs the Group of Seven (G7) this year, said the bloc’s...
    (Bloomberg) – With 61,000 people killed by covid-19, the price that Colombia has already paid during the pandemic is high. Now, the South American nation faces another cost: around US $ 850 million to immunize its population. South Africa, Colombia and other COVID-affected middle-income countries have lined up behind the wealthiest to buy vaccines in hopes of avoiding further suffering....
    The fight to curb Covid-19 has created a new divide between those who have had the vaccine and those who have not. The United States, The United Kingdom and other well off countries are on their way to immunizing their entire adult population. Yet dozens of less wealthy countries have yet to receive their first dose. This inequity is...
    Workers unload the cargo of a Hungarian Airbus 330 plane, having transported the first doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus (Covid-19), at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport on February 16, 2021.ZOLTAN MATHE | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — International diplomacy is likely to determine who gets access to coronavirus vaccines over the coming months, analysts have...
    (CNN)At this time last year, the world was just starting to understand how serious a novel coronavirus pandemic could get. Only a few weeks after we first heard the word "Covid-19," we were closing our foundation's offices and joining billions of people worldwide in adjusting to radically different ways of living. For us, the days became a blur of video...
    Saint-Herblain (France), Sao Paulo, (Brazil), January 25, 2021 – Valneva SE (“Valneva” or “the Company”), a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, and Instituto Butantan, producer of immunobiologic products, today announced the signing of definitive agreements for the development, manufacturing and marketing of Valneva’s single-shot chikungunya vaccine, VLA1553, in Low and Middle...
    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to “stop making bilateral deals,” saying they hurt a U.N.-backed effort to widen access to the jabs. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 42 countries are now rolling out such vaccines, mostly high-income and a few middle-income countries. He called...
    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to “stop making bilateral deals,” saying they hurt a U.N.-backed effort to widen access to the jabs. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 42 countries are now rolling out such vaccines, mostly high-income and a few middle-income countries. He called...
    By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Amid hopes stirred by the recent rollout of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, a new study warns that shots may not be available to nearly one-quarter of the world's people until 2022. A second study estimates that 3.7 billion adults worldwide are willing to...
    As much as a quarter of the world’s population will likely not receive the COVID-19 vaccination until 2022, according to a report. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said that just over half all planned doses of the inoculation have been obtained by rich countries like the US, Japan and Australia, CNN reported. The counties have...
    Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020.Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — High-income countries have adopted an approach akin to the "rule of the jungle" when it comes to securing supplies of prospective coronavirus vaccines, according to an expert in global health, governance, and infectious...
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    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted "critical" mental health services in the majority of countries around the world at a time when citizens may need it the most, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. Access to these services has either been disrupted or halted in 93% of countries worldwide, according to a recent survey by WHO. The survey indicated that over 60% of...
    Reuters October 5, 2020 0 Comments Services for mentally ill and substance abuse patients have been disrupted worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the disease is expected to cause further distress for many, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Only 7% of the 134 countries responding to the WHO’s survey reported that all mental health services were...
    Approximately 120 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will be made available to low- and middle-income countries starting next month, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week. The tests will provide results between 15-30 minutes rather than hours or days, which will enable the expansion of testing particularly in areas with "under-resourced" health systems, the WHO said. FDA AUTHORIZES $5 COVID-19...
    (CNN)The World Health Organization has announced an agreement to make rapid Covid-19 tests available to lower and middle-income countries across the world.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general said, "a substantial proportion of these rapid tests - 120 million - will be made available to low and middle-income countries. These tests provide reliable results in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, rather than...
    The World Health organization says 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries as the world approaches a death toll of 1 million.  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Monday that the tests would cost less than $5.   He said manufacturers Abbott and SD...
    GENEVA — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic on the world of work,...
    GENEVA — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic on the world of work, the...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic on the world of work,...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic on the world of work,...
    The fact that there is so much diversity in the production of vaccines is an advantage, since immunity is different according to the population group; for example, the immune response is not the same in children and the elderly as in adults. Additionally, having multiple vaccines will ensure that we have global supplies. And who will...
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - More than 170 countries have joined the World Health Organisation's COVAX global vaccine plan to help buy and distribute immunisation shots for COVID-19 fairly around the world, the body's director general said. "More than 170 countries have joined the COVAX facility, gaining guaranteed access to the world's largest portfolio of vaccine candidates," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Americans have experienced more mental health problems during the coronavirus pandemic than people living in other high-income countries, according to a report issued late last week by the Commonwealth Fund. Americans...
    We get an “F” for family.   In case you thought America wasn’t experiencing enough turmoil as of late, the United States has been named the second-worst wealthy nation to raise a family in 2020, according to new research by travel site Asher & Lyric.  “The first time I looked at the data, I was in disbelief,” said co-founder Lyric...
    NEW YORK – A temporary basic income for the world’s poorest 2.7 billion people in 132 developing countries could help slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing them to stay home, according to a UN Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday. The report suggests three options – top-ups on existing average incomes, lump-sum transfers linked to differences in...
    With COVID-19 infections rapidly accelerating around the world and containment policies faltering in some countries, a new United Nations report is proposing that developing nations re-purpose budgets to provide the poor with a minimum guaranteed income to motivate them to stay home. “The idea of the partial containment or smart containment strategies is precisely to keep people at social distancing,”...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A temporary basic income for the world's poorest 2.7 billion people in 132 developing countries could help slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing them to stay home, according to a U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday. The report suggests three options - top-ups on existing average incomes, lump-sum transfers...
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