The virtual Covid-19 Conference programme, hosted by the International AIDS Society, starts with opening remarks by WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed by a session titled ‘Making sense of the science’ with several speakers, including Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Birx from the US coronavirus taskforce.
High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)
(AP) Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks on Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last … Read more Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mali statement – Malawi statement on elections – Afghanistan – COVID-19/AIDS – COVID-19/Tourism – Senior appointment – Syria – Nigeria/COVID-19 – Somalia talks Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=22%20June%202020
President Donald Trump made a false claim that an AIDS vaccine exists. The president made the comments in the White House Rose Garden as he predicted a “successful vaccine, therapeutic and cure” for coronavirus. Speaking about the scientists working on the coronavirus vaccine, the US President remarked “These are the people, the best, the smartest, … Read more President Trump falsely claims AIDS vaccine exists and predicts a coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020
Jimmy addresses Trump lauding the development of a nonexistent AIDS vaccine and the rising number of coronavirus cases in multiple states in another Tonight Show: At Home Edition. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: https://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show JIMMY FALLON … Read more Trump to Hold Rally in Tulsa Despite Health Officials’ Warnings
Mira Robotics developed its “Ugo” robot to reinforce Japan’s aging workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the company is offering its machine in the fight against the outbreak. The latest feature of the remote-controlled “avatar” robot is a hand attachment that uses ultraviolet light to kill viruses on door handles. Mira Robotics’ Ugo is … Read more Robot built for Japan’s aging workforce aids coronavirus fight
Africa as a regional block has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of Covid-19, and less than 0.1%of the world’s deaths, the World Health Organization said on May 25. Does this mean African nations – bar a few exceptions – are successfully containing the coronvirus or is a dearth of testing in some areas, … Read more Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?
He can’t go out… but he can look back. Jon Snow has delivered the news for nearly 50 years but even as Channel 4’s longest running presenter, this is the first time he’s ever done so from home. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Using the Channel 4 News and ITN archives, Jon Snow uses the current COVID-19 coronavirus … Read more Epidemics through the decades: Jon Snow on 50 years reporting on the viruses that changed the world
The National People’s Congress convened on Friday. The government announced that China will not set a specific GDP growth target for 2020, and pledged to increase spending and financing to support the economy. On this, CGTN host Tian Wei interviewed professor Bai Chong’en, a CPPCC member and a prominent economist who is serving as the … Read more Economist Bai Chong’en: Businesses need targeted aids
The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) started its annual session on Thursday. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was postponed from March to May, and the session was also shortened. But these days, technology can bring discussions closer to the public. Let’s check out how technology aids reporting during the CPPCC. Subscribe to us on … Read more My Vlog: Hi tech at CPPCC reporting
Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Policy Brief/Africa – Africa Dialogue – Human Rights Chief/ Africa – Economic and Social Council – Global Human Development – COVID-19/Child Malnutrition – Security Council/Middle East – South Sudan – Cyclone Amphan/Bangladesh – COVID-19/Kenya – COVID-19/Armenia – World Bee Day – International Day For … Read more Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)
Statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared. Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years … Read more UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa