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WHO Chief Accuses Drugmakers Of Prioritizing Profits Above Sick, Elderly

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits are highest.” Director-General […]

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Minneapolis Fed Chief Fears 18 Months Of ‘Rolling’ Shutdowns In COVID-19 Fight

The U.S. could face 18 months of “rolling” COVID-19 flareups and economic shutdowns until a vaccine or an effective treatment is developed, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis warned Sunday. As officials around the world ”relax the economic controls, the virus flares back up again,” Neel Kashkari noted on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We […]

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UN Chief Condemns ‘Horrifying Global Surge’ In Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic

As countries around the world try to slow the spread of COVID-19 with lockdowns, quarantines and stay-at-home orders, forcing most people into prolonged home confinement, those with abusive partners and family members face a greater danger of domestic abuse. The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday warned that “we have seen a horrifying global surge in domestic […]

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Disaster Chief Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Preposterous’ Coronavirus Claim

Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, on Thursday called out President Donald Trump for once again claiming no one could have imagined a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic hitting the U.S. Redlener, talking to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, described Trump’s comment as “a preposterous statement” that “has no bearing to […]

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UN Chief: The State Of Women’s Rights Is Dire. We Must End ‘Default Male Thinking.’

Feb 27 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called women’s inequality “stupid” and a cause for global shame on Thursday, as he pledged to press governments to end discriminatory laws in the face of a “strong and relentless pushback” against women’s rights. While Guterres did not name and shame, President Donald Trump’s administration has […]