Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine

A TB patient at the Srinagar-based Chest Diseases Hospital in the Indian state of Kashmir. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPS By External SourceJan 15 2021 – In July 1921, a French infant became the first person to receive an experimental vaccine ...

Legally Speaking, Is Digital Money Really Money?

Can mobile money be categorized as digital money? IOM helped Mohammed Ahmed to set up a shop in Omduram market, near Khartoum, Sudan. The initiative involves the use of mobile money to buy goods. Credit: International Organization for Migration ...

Advisors Propose New System To Regulate China’s Overseas Investments

A Chinese backed solar plant in Cafayate, northern Argentina. Such projects would be given the green light by regulators under new proposals for Chinese overseas investment Credit: Alamy/ChineseDialogue By Ma TianjieBEIJING, Jan 15 2021 – ...

Twitter, Donald Trump, and Incitement to Violence

The @realDonaldTrump account on Twitter, the outgoing president of the United States’ preferred platform for communication, and which was permanently suspended by the company on January 8, as was the official account as president, @POTUS. ...

Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru

International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN Photo By Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 – While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 ...

Q&A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses

Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash By ...

America’s Descent into Depths of Disastrous Trumpism

President Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak By H.L.D. MahindapalaCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 14 2021 – Democracy is fragile. It is more fragile that the window panes of the Congress that were smashed ...

Open Society Foundations Announce 2020 Puerto Rico Youth Fellows

San Juan, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships, which support young Puerto Rican leaders working to elevate justice, promote human ...

Sabin Vaccine Institute Funds Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Misinformation, Design Solutions to Increase Vaccine Acceptance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced today that it has awarded grants to research teams in four countries to explore the social drivers of COVID–19 misinformation, and its impact ...

Can the World Tackle the Food Insecurity Crisis in 2021?

Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS. By Esther NgumbiJan 13 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity and disrupted food systems and food supply chains in developed and developing countries alike. In the United States, millions ...