Another troubling incident took place at a care home in the Southern Ile-de-France region. According to research for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, at least 24 of 140 residents died in five days after they were isolated in their rooms with the coronavirus, without help eating or drinking. Most died from hypovolemic shock after loss of blood and body fluids, the report said. … [Read more...] about The world sacrificed its elderly in the race to protect hospitals. The result was a catastrophe in care homes
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Bláithín Carroll, 21, a yes supporter, has had her travel funded by an Irish citizen who had lost his right to vote after living out of Ireland for too long. “I set up a GoFundMe page and somebody was kind enough to give me some cash to get home,” she said. … [Read more...] about Irish abortion referendum: voters on both sides prepare to head home
Donohue has always supported her daughter without reservation, but behind the scenes. She even moved churches, choosing a congregation where no one knew her or her husband, to avoid discussing a difficult and highly emotional issue with fellow worshippers. But for the first time this week she will personally appeal to her fellow citizens to support a repeal. The trigger was the narrowing polls and a controversial debate on the national broadcaster, RTE, which was the subject of multiple complaints. “You do have to keep at the back of your mind that it might not get through,” she said. “People are entitled to their opinion, but I will be telling Siobhán’s story.” … [Read more...] about As polls narrow before the abortion vote, is rural Ireland setting up a Brexit moment?
This is internationally significant because abortion rights are under attack the world over. There are continuing attacks on the availability of abortion pills. Nothing that we have won can not be taken away again. The US vice-president, Mike Pence, said he wants to end abortion in his lifetime. Poland is fast becoming another fundamentalist state as far as women’s rights are concerned. But what Ireland shows – and the long campaigns of so many brilliant women there illustrate – is that attitudes can shift both through high-profile cases and through everyday communication: the stories that women tell each other. … [Read more...] about Ireland’s abortion battle shows we must never let the fundamentalists win
Describing the beach assistants as a 'huge army', he added: 'They will enable us to organise in a planned way the opening of our beaches this summer.' Mr Moreno revealed his new plans for Spain's southern beaches after the country's PM Pedro Sanchez said foreign tourists would be welcomed back from July. … [Read more...] about British Airways passengers complain about packed flights in Europe and passengers without masks as more airlines restart flights after lockdown