Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions

Roman Abramovich said to be among those looking for a luxury base in the UAE, which is unafraid to snub the west On the tarmac of Dubai airport, half way along its main runway, a small terminal has been doing brisk business this month. Daily flights have disgorged dozens of Russians – many among theContinue reading “Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions”

How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34

From outbreaks of measles in the United States and cholera in Haiti to patterns of lead poisoning near gold mines in Nigeria, medical geographers play an important role in tracking disease in the landscape. Today, we’re going to look at strategies medical geographers use to help as many people as possible achieve the highest levelContinue reading “How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34”

EU scientists reveal long-term brain damage caused by Covid

A European study has found that Covid-19 can affect blood vessels in the human brain in a study that has raised more questions about the long-term consequences of the disease. Research by French, Spanish and German scientists published Thursday in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience reveals that, in addition to attacking the lungs, the virus can also can kill certain brainContinue reading “EU scientists reveal long-term brain damage caused by Covid”

U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Strike forced government U.N. plane to abort landing in city Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year of war has killed thousands Thousands fleeing fighting in Amhara An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on FridayContinue reading “U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray”

New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds

“This is what someone who’s bought and paid for looks like.” U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the flagship social and climate investment legislation, according to campaign finance disclosures filedContinue reading “New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds”

Thousands at Risk in Lebanon As Hospitals Face Closure – VICE News

The collapse of Lebanon’s economy is one of the worst ever recorded, and nowhere can it be felt more than in the ER of Beirut’s main public hospital.

Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles

Soe Win stood in line at a plant to buy oxygen for his grandmother, who is struggling with COVID-19 symptoms. “I have been waiting since 5 in the morning until 12 noon but I’m still in line. Oxygen is scarcer than money,” said the resident of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. Consumed by a bitter andContinue reading “Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles”

Cigarette maker Philip Morris to buy UK producer of respiratory treatments

Vectura withdraws support for Carlyle deal UK firm recommends Philip Morris offer Deal is second by Philip Morris in a week Shares jump 14% Tobacco group Philip Morris International agreed on Friday to buy Vectura (VEC.L) for 1.05 billions pounds ($1.44 billion), giving the U.S. firm access to the British drugmaker’s respiratory ailment treatments and inhaling deviceContinue reading “Cigarette maker Philip Morris to buy UK producer of respiratory treatments”

Thousands of migrant children detained in Texas in appalling conditions – BBC News

An investigation by the BBC has found more than 2,000 migrant children being detained in a camp in El Paso, Texas, in appalling conditions. The centre at Fort Bliss is overcrowded and ridden with disease, with shortages of clean clothes and medical care for the children. Staff working there say that illnesses such as covidContinue reading “Thousands of migrant children detained in Texas in appalling conditions – BBC News”

Israel-Palestine Vaccine Deal Cancelled Over Expiration Dates

The Palestinian Authroity (PA) cancelled the agreement and accused Israel of being untruthful over the vaccines real expiration dates. The Palestinian Authority’s Health Minister Dr. Mai Alkaila announced on Friday  the cancellation of a vaccine agreement with Israel, after doses were discovered to be expired by the end of this month.  Palestinians were set toContinue reading “Israel-Palestine Vaccine Deal Cancelled Over Expiration Dates”

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