Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?

A little known financial mechanism set up by the World Bank could be behind the decision not to declare the coronavirus a pandemic reports Whitney Webb.

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A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a “pandemic.” Those bonds, now often referred to as “pandemic bonds,” were ostensibly intended to transfer the risk of potential pandemics in low-income

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WHO: ‘Preventable’ Cholera In Yemen Reaches Over 1 Million Cases

Cholera is a disease that causes acute diarrhoea that could lead to the death of those affected within hours if not treated. Malnourished children aged five and under are most prone to the disease.

A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed thousands of lives since April and is suspected of affecting 246,000 people. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

There are currently one million people infected with cholera in wartorn Yemen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday Some 2,225 people have died on the disease since 27 April, it added. The UN organisation issued a report stating that as of Monday, there were 983,486 cases of Cholera in Yemen. The organisation also noted

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Monsanto Calls For Investigation Into WHO Agency For Ignoring Monsanto-Funded Studies

Glyphosate-based “Roundup” herbicide is probably the most controversial product of Monsanto, one of the world’s most controversial companies. With EU renewal of glyphosate’s license pending, Monsanto is going after the WHO agency that linked the herbicide to cancer in humans.

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St. LOUIS – The agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto, one of the world’s most controversial corporations, is attempting to take down a World Health Organization (WHO) agency that in 2015 linked the Monsanto product glyphosate to an increased risk of cancer in humans. That year, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that

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In Pakistan, The Push To Eradicate Polio Competes With “The Zillion Other Issues”

Despite hundreds of millions in international aid funds, vaccination drives and decades of awareness campaigns, Pakistan remains polio’s last refuge.

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KARACHI, Pakistan --- The number of reported cases of polio crossed the 200 mark this month, confirming Pakistani health officials' worst fears: The viral disease is out of control. In 2012 and 2013, polio cases were down significantly -- 58 and 93, respectively. However, when the country reported its 212th case this week, it shattered its own

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UN: We Botched Response To The Ebola Outbreak

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional infectious disease containment […]

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional

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Ebola In Congo Kills Two People, Djera Region Placed Under Quarantine

Djera is more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from Congo’s capital, Kinshasa and is more than 600 kilometers from the provincial capital, Mbandaka — and it will be placed under quarantine now.

Kabange said Djera would be placed under quarantine.

KINSHASA, Congo  — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in the Boende region of Congo's northwest Equateur

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