04 Jan 2023

EU Set to Impose Coordinated Controls on Travelers From China

The European Union member states have begun planning for the implementation of coordinated controls on passengers arriving from China. This could include mandatory pre-travel testing to avoid consequences of China’s sudden reversal of its zero-Covid policy. The decision will likely be finalized on Wednesday and would follow in the path

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27 Jan 2022

Hong Kong Dials Back One of World’s Longest Covid-19 Quarantines

Officials in Hong Kong have shortened one of the world’s longest remaining quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in the city from three weeks to two. The decision may have been a result of pressure from international business groups over the city’s harsh policies. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reported

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27 Jan 2022

Japanese youth sue over cancer diagnoses following Fukushima nuclear disaster

Six young Japanese individuals are suing the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant after receiving cancer diagnoses in the years following the 2011 nuclear disaster. The individuals are suffering from thyroid cancer and were aged between six and sixteen at the time of the incident. The cancer was developed as

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14 Dec 2021

Brazilian Ministry of Health hit by second cyberattack in less than a week

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered from a second attack in less than a week. The attack compromised a slew of internal systems, including the platform that holds Covid-19 vaccination data called ConecteSUS. The ministry announced the second cyberattack just three days after the first one was reported. The department

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23 Nov 2021

Europe region faces 700,000 more Covid deaths by March says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, an additional 700,000 people could die of Covid-19 in Europe and parts of Asia over the next several months. In the 53 countries that the WHO categorizes as the European region, there are already over 1.5 million deaths. The WHO also warned that intensive

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08 Apr 2021

European court backs mandatory pre-school jabs

In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed a Czech Republic decision for requiring mandatory pre-school vaccinations. The case was brought up by families who were fined or whose children were not allowed to return to pre-schools because they had not been vaccinated.

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13 May 2020

Chinese, Iranian Hacking May Be Hampering Search for Coronavirus Vaccine, Officials Say

According to US officials, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting American universities and health-care firms, allegedly aiming to hinder their efforts to uncover a COVID-19 vaccine. Since early January, hackers from the countries have waged cyberattacks against institutions, aggressively attacking US public health. These acts, according to officials, may be

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04 Mar 2020

China’s WeChat censorship during COVID-19 outbreak poses public-health risk, researchers say

A new report published by researchers at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy has illuminated the broad scope of information about the coronavirus that has been suppressed by Chinese authorities and what the implications of this censorship may by in

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14 Nov 2019

Biggest Threats and Data: 2019 AR Threats Report

CDC recently released the 2019 AR Threats Report, which aims to highlight emerging threats to public health, drug-resistant bacterias becoming more common, and provide the latest information on data regarding the number of cases within the U.S. The report stated that Clostridiodes difficile affected 223,900 people in 2017, killing 12,800

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12 Nov 2018

Antibiotic resistance to ‘kill 90,000’ in Britain over the next 30 years

“More than 90,000 people will die due to antibiotic resistance in the UK over the next 30 years, estimates suggest. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned that superbug infections will kill around 2.4 million people across Europe, North America and Australia by 2050 unless more is done

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