But a new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition, a group of nonprofits that promotes creation of vaccines and other tools to improve global health, says that over the past five years, funding has largely been flat. This is in contrast to the first decade of the 21st century, which saw a doubling of financial support. … [Read more...] about Report Calls for Sustained Funding for Global Health Emergencies
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"The purpose of our approach is for people themselves to understand the need to follow the recommendations and guidelines that exist," Johan Carlson, head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, is quoted by Reuters as saying. "There are no other tricks before there are available medical measures, primarily vaccines. The Swedish population has taken this to heart." … [Read more...] about Sweden’s Public Health Director Explains Why Lack of Lockdown Was a Success
News of the withdrawal came as an increasing number of states across the U.S. were reporting record highs in new virus cases. The country as a whole has also reported record numbers of new cases over the past two weeks. According to a Tuesday, July 7, situation report compiled by the WHO, the new cases reported in the U.S. over the last 24 hours accounted for about 25 percent of those reported globally. … [Read more...] about U.S. Has Officially Withdrawn From the World Health Organization
The department did add a question after the April 7 election to determine if people had been at the polls. As of Thursday, 67 people who were tested positive for COVID-19 had also reported being at the polls. But because many of them had other exposures, health officials have not been able to conclusively determine where they caught the virus. … [Read more...] about The Latest: 111K ballots requested in May 12 election
Recent data seem to show that the warning was warranted: According to survey results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on August 14, 30 percent of respondents reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, versus 11 percent during the same time period in 2019. (The CDC survey, which was conducted at the end of June, also reported that over 20 percent of essential workers seriously considered suicide that month.) KFF, a nonprofit that conducts a monthly tracking poll of health indicators, found in July that 53 percent of respondents indicated that pandemic-related stress had affected their mental health, up from 32 percent in March. Dawn Brown, director of community engagement at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which runs the free NAMI HelpLine for people seeking support and information, writes that, between March and July, they’ve seen a 65 percent increase in calls. Some callers have preexisting mental health conditions and reached out because … [Read more...] about Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?