Thousands rally in support of Black Lives Matter to call for an end to systemic racism | ABC News

Thousands of people are protesting across Australia today to oppose the deaths of Indigenous people in police custody. Rallies kicked off in Brisbane and Adelaide, along with some regional centres, before big crowds gathered later in the afternoon for protests in Melbourne and Sydney. The latter proceeded after the New South Wales Court of Appeal … Read more Thousands rally in support of Black Lives Matter to call for an end to systemic racism | ABC News

Bowser: Black Lives Matter Sign Sends Message that ‘Black Humanity Matters’

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser says people around the country want their voices “heard” and “there are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized.” Bowser comments came Friday in explaining to reporters why city workers and volunteers painted the words Black Lives Matter in … Read more Bowser: Black Lives Matter Sign Sends Message that ‘Black Humanity Matters’

Washington D.C. Mayor Renames Street Near White House ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser says people around the country want their voices “heard” and “there are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized.” Bowser comments came Friday in explaining to reporters why city workers and volunteers painted the words Black Lives Matter in … Read more Washington D.C. Mayor Renames Street Near White House ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’

George Floyd protests; Brazil & Covid-19; India eases lockdown; the row over hydroxychloroquine

Beyond pointing the finger at the United States, protests over the death of #GeorgeFloyd have countries around the world reflecting on their own issues with racism and police brutality as well as the right to protest during a public health crisis. Also, from Jair Bolsonaro’s #Brazil to Narendra Modi’s #India, François Picard’s panel looks at … Read more George Floyd protests; Brazil & Covid-19; India eases lockdown; the row over hydroxychloroquine

Loosening Covid-19 Restrictions Shows Mixed Results: Johns Hopkins

Jun.05 — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Professor Andrew Pekosz updates work on vaccines and antibody treatments for Covid-19 and examines the spread of the virus as public restrictions are loosened in the United States. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by … Read more Loosening Covid-19 Restrictions Shows Mixed Results: Johns Hopkins

NSW Supreme Court bans Sydney Black Lives Matter protest | ABC News

Police in New South Wales have won a Supreme Court bid to prohibit Sydney’s weekend Black Lives Matter march. NSW Police took organisers to court, concerned the event would breach COVID-19 public health orders about large gatherings and social-distancing requirements. Justice Desmond Fagan acknowledged he was balancing the recognised right of public assembly against health … Read more NSW Supreme Court bans Sydney Black Lives Matter protest | ABC News

CDC: Pandemic Highlighted Shortcomings of U.S. Public Health System

Jun.04 — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield discusses the action his organization has been taking amid the coronavirus outbreak as well as the issues he sees in his opening statement at a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations, the panel that leads congressional funding of government agencies.

Hong Kong Tiananmen: ‘We may never mark the crackdown again’ – BBC News

Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil commemorating those who were killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has been banned by authorities because of Covi-19 public health concerns. Some fear the vigil may become a thing of the past in the future as China prepares a national security law for Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities deny … Read more Hong Kong Tiananmen: ‘We may never mark the crackdown again’ – BBC News

Watch again: Face masks now mandatory on public transport, announces Grant Schapps

UK Government holds daily coronavirus press conference at Downing Street as calls mount for public inquiry to address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities. On Tuesday, Public Health England published a Government-commissioned review looking at the impact of Covid-19 on those from a BAME background. A Government scientist cast doubt over the effectiveness … Read more Watch again: Face masks now mandatory on public transport, announces Grant Schapps

Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Prisons

In these two public webinars from the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, the panels explore the enormous additional pressures that the pandemic has imposed on the criminal justice system. In this second webinar we look at the current conditions in English prisons and explore why more has not been done for those … Read more Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Prisons

Fighting Together: Venezuela and China fight COVID-19 together

Dulfa Elena Perozo Blanco is a doctor and public health management specialist in Caracas, Venezuela. She works at an IDC (integral diagnostic center) in a local community. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in Venezuela, Dulfa and other doctors received both medical supplies, including testing kits, and COVID-19 treatment experience from China. Apart from diagnosing patients … Read more Fighting Together: Venezuela and China fight COVID-19 together

Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

Global efforts to control polio and tuberculosis stand to suffer alongside the battle against the pandemic as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. Trump’s decision last week to terminate the U.S. relationship with the global health body, about a month after he halted funding, leaves many … Read more Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

Protests Could Speed Up Second Wave Timeline: Johns Hopkins’ Sauer

Jun.03 — Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Lauren Sauer discusses how mass protests across the United States could impact the spread of Covid-19. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

China’s progress in researching COVID-19 vaccine

Many COVID-19 questions were answered at the recent International Webinar on Global Science and Technology Development and Governance under the COVID-19 Epidemic. CGTN reporter Wang Hui sat down with the director of the Global Public Health Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He talked about China’s progress and challenges in developing … Read more China’s progress in researching COVID-19 vaccine

Is Coronavirus Worse in the Winter?

Will the coronavirus diminish in the summer just to make a comeback when things get colder? For months now, scientists and politicians have chimed in on whether or not the coronavirus would diminish, if not disappear entirely, over summer. As the weather heats up in the Northern Hemisphere, and cools down in the South, what … Read more Is Coronavirus Worse in the Winter?