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A new study shows COVID-19 may cause brain disorders even in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

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The FINANCIAL — Preliminary clinical data indicate that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection is associated with neurological and neuropsychiatric illness. A new study shows that some coronavirus patients suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. Another dozen patients observed in the study had swelling in their central nervous systems. “We’re seeing things in the…

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The unreal dichotomy in COVID-19 mortality between high-income and developing countries

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Here’s a striking statistic: Low-income and lower-middle income countries (LICs and LMICs) account for almost half of the global population but they make up only 2 percent of the global death toll attributed to COVID-19. We think this difference is unreal.…

‘Dutch-made’ rapid tests sold to Georgia were relabelled Chinese tests

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Thirty thousand ‘Dutch-made’ COVID-19 rapid antibody tests purchased by the Georgian Government were actually relabelled tests produced in China, oc-media.org investigated. Doubts have also been raised about whether the accuracy of the tests, sold by Dutch biotechnology firm Inzek, match Inzek’s claims.…

A new partnership initiative to support children with distance learning

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Children will benefit from more educational resources to support them with distance and home-based learning during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the partnership between the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of Georgia, UNICEF, the Georgian Coalition for Education for All (EFA), the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and UKAid.…

RENA and ESCAP sustainable energy to prepare health systems for vaccine delivery and rebuild economies

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to improve access to sustainable energy, bolstering the Asia-Pacific region's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations will offer recommendations to governments in the region…

How Coronavirus Has Changed the Attitude of People Towards Cryptocurrencies

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The FINANCIAL -- The coronavirus pandemic which began in December 2019 in China has since spread to other countries across the world. It is the trending news headline in the year 2020 with over 3 million confirmed cases, over 1 million recovered cases, and over 200,000 deaths.…

Higher COVID-19 death rate and economic hardship for ethnic minorities

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The FINANCIAL -- Some ethnic groups are overrepresented in COVID-19 hospital deaths compared to the White British majority, according to new research from IFS (Institute for Fiscal Studies) and London School of Economics And Political Science. For example, per capita hospital deaths of Black Caribbeans are three times that of the majority White British group…

At least 55 journalists have died from Covid-19 in two months

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The FINANCIAL -- On the occasion of Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) condemns the numerous press freedom violations that have occurred in several countries since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, protection measures for the media have often been insufficient and at least 55 journalists in 23…

Force-majeure: What Businesses Should Know about COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL -- “COVID-19 is causing business disruption all over the world, and many companies are evaluating whether they can postpone, suspend, or cancel their contractual obligations because of it. But force majeure protection does not automatically apply just because of a worldwide pandemic,” says Jennifer Ancona Semko, Partner and Chair, at Washington Office Litigation &…

Is Coronavirus Transmitted by Pests?

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There are many questions surrounding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. With warm weather approaching, there may be concerns about disease transmission from insects, but it’s important to note that coronavirus is not spread by vector pests. While the best and most up-to-date resource for information on coronavirus remains the Centers…

This week, some 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords were leaked online

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The FINANCIAL -- WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public at large.…

Council of Europe Bank approves € 300 million loan to Czech Republic to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved a € 300 million loan to the Czech Republic to finance health expenditure to combat the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Council of Europe Bank approves € 300 million COVID-19 healthcare loan to Italy

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The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved a € 300 million loan to Italy to finance health expenditure associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Five $1 billion+ mega-deals prop up total VC investment value, which dropped from Q4’19 high.

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Americas and Europe lead, but VC deal volume plummets 27% in Q1'20 to new low not seen since Q3'13 as Asia experiences sharp decline.…

UK Government action plan for adult social care

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The FINANCIAL -- This is the full text provided by UK Health Department regarding government's action plan for adult social care. This action plan sets out our approach for all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings…