Biden Says U.S. Facing Three Crises: Coronavirus, Economy and Racial Injustice

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing using the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms. Biden calls for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government purchasing of U.S.-based goods and services plus $300 billion in new research and … Read more Biden Says U.S. Facing Three Crises: Coronavirus, Economy and Racial Injustice

Biden Says Corporate America Should Pay ‘Fair Share’ of Taxes

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing using the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms. Biden calls for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government purchasing of U.S.-based goods and services plus $300 billion in new research and … Read more Biden Says Corporate America Should Pay ‘Fair Share’ of Taxes

Trump ‘Wasn’t Prepared’ for Coronavirus Pandemic, Biden Says

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing using the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms. Biden calls for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government purchasing of U.S.-based goods and services plus $300 billion in new research and … Read more Trump ‘Wasn’t Prepared’ for Coronavirus Pandemic, Biden Says

WATCH: Biden speaks on economic recovery plan

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a proposal for a U.S.-centric economic recovery plan that involves spending $700 billion on American products and research. Read more: https://wapo.st/2Zc9m1q. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Bolsonaro Plans Four-Month Ban on Fires in Brazil’s Amazon to Woo Investors

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro plans to put a four-month ban on fires in the Amazon and Pantanal regions in response to criticism from international investors and Brazilian companies about a surge in deforestation. The decree is being drafted by the Environment Ministry, with a start date yet to be decided. Last year, the government banned … Read more Bolsonaro Plans Four-Month Ban on Fires in Brazil’s Amazon to Woo Investors

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam. Further research revealed … Read more Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

Shaun Rein: The U.S. is using Australia as a proxy to contain China

China and Australia are natural partners and are complementary in their economies. According to the Lowy Institute, China is Australia’s largest trading partner, while Australia is a leading source of resources for China. However, the current China-Australia relations continue to deteriorate as some Australian politicians have made groundless accusations that interfere in China’s internal affairs. … Read more Shaun Rein: The U.S. is using Australia as a proxy to contain China

New coronavirus research shows risk of airborne transmission | ABC News

The World Health Organization acknowledges there is “evidence emerging” of coronavirus spreading through the air. National medical reporter Michael Slezak examines what the experts are saying. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/story-streams/coronavirus/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go … Read more New coronavirus research shows risk of airborne transmission | ABC News

Sir David Attenborough makes appeal to save charity behind London and Whipsnade zoos

The naturalist has appealed for donations to save ZSL, the conservation charity that has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The charity’s director, Dominic Jermey, said the zoos would be unable to recoup the money lost even though they had been allowed to reopen, because of social distancing measures and heavily restricted visitor numbers. He … Read more Sir David Attenborough makes appeal to save charity behind London and Whipsnade zoos

Pence: CDC Will State Guidelines on Safely Reopening Schools Next Week

Trump administration officials pushed for a full reopening of U.S. schools in the fall on Wednesday, though they stopped short of providing detailed plans for how to return students to the classroom as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. “It’s time,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. “It’s time for … Read more Pence: CDC Will State Guidelines on Safely Reopening Schools Next Week

DeVos: Schools Must ‘Fully Open’ by Fall, Distance Learning Is a ‘Disaster’

Trump administration officials pushed for a full reopening of U.S. schools in the fall on Wednesday, though they stopped short of providing detailed plans for how to return students to the classroom as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. “It’s time,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. “It’s time for … Read more DeVos: Schools Must ‘Fully Open’ by Fall, Distance Learning Is a ‘Disaster’

Will Brazil’s president be forced to take the coronavirus seriously? | Inside Story

Brazil’s president spent months downplaying the coronavirus pandemic. Now Jair Bolsonaro is one of the 1.6 million Brazilians infected in the world’s second-biggest COVID-19 outbreak. He had dismissed the virus as ‘a little flu’, refused to impose lockdowns, and ignored social distancing measures. As the death toll rose, Bolsonaro remained defiant and ordered states to … Read more Will Brazil’s president be forced to take the coronavirus seriously? | Inside Story

Your new lab partner: A mobile robot chemist

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a fully autonomous mobile robot to assist them in their research. Using a type of AI, the robot has been designed to work uninterrupted for weeks at a time, allowing it to analyse data and make decisions on what to do next. Using a flexible arm with … Read more Your new lab partner: A mobile robot chemist

Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era

Last year, we held a GCRF workshop to discuss the social determinants of mental heatlh. Find out more about the report, ‘Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era’. Read more about the meeting and download the full report on our website: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/social-determinants-of-global-mental-health We are the independent body in the UK … Read more Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era