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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

2020

01

Apr

Coronavirus: US doctors warned they will be fired if they complain to media about lack of resources

Hospitals are threatening to fire medical staff that talk to the media about working conditions or a lack of equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Bloomberg reports examples of disciplinary action taken against healthcare workers across the US, most shockingly including the firing of Dr Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state. At a […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , INDEPENDENT

01

Apr

Trump plan could kill billions of birds

A plan by the Trump administration to change the rules under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act could devastate the population of threatened and endangered species and accelerate their decline across North America, a former US wildlife official has warned. Dan Ashe, a former US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, told the The Associated Press news […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , ALJAZEERA

01

Apr

Europe’s Hospitals Among the Best but Can’t Handle Pandemic

As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Outbreak experts say Europe’s hospital-centric systems, lack of epidemic experience and early complacency are partly to blame […]

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Source: EN , The New York Times

30

Mar

EU will lose its ‘raison d’etre’ if it fails to help during COVID-19 crisis, Italy’s PM warns

The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has asked the EU “not to make tragic mistakes” in its management of the coronavirus crisis, warning that if it does, “the whole EU project will lose its raison d’être”. In an interview published by the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on Saturday, Conte said the coronavirus pandemic could […]

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Country: Italy
Source: AA ,

30

Mar

Greece seeks ‘urgent’ EU assistance for coronavirus outbreak in migrant camps

Greece has called for “urgent” EU backing to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak in migrant camps, a minister said Friday. “This sort of case could have dramatic consequences. It is extremely important to act in a timely manner to avert such a possibility,” junior migration minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos told EU internal affairs ministers in […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , DS

30

Mar

De Blasio says NYC only has enough medical supplies to last through the week

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday that the city, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, only has enough medical supplies to last through the week. “We have enough supplies to get to a week from today with the exception of ventilators. We’re going to need […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , CNN

30

Mar

French doctor poses naked to highlight lack of protective equipment

Alain Colombie, who works as a doctor in Pomerols in the southern French department of Herault, has released a string of racy photos to highlight how he feels battling the coronavirus on the frontlines. A French doctor has posed naked to highlight the lack of protective equipment he claims healthcare workers have been provided with […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Mirror

28

Mar

Coronavirus: Teenage boy whose death was linked to COVID-19 turned away from urgent care for not having insurance

 A 17-year-old whose death was initially linked to the novel coronavirus despite not having any previously reported health conditions was denied treatment at a California medical facility over his lack of insurance, according to the mayor. R Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, confirmed the teen’s death in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, in which he warned residents […]

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Country: United States
Source: INDEPENDENT

27

Mar

Coronavirus: Cancer patient’s chemotherapy put on hold

A woman with brain cancer has been told her chemotherapy has stopped because of the coronavirus outbreak. Nancy Carter-Bradley, 44, from Hampshire, said the health secretary should ring-fence cancer treatment. She said her treatment at a London hospital had paused as it was at full capacity and oncologists were helping with the response to coronavirus. […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC NEWS , BBC

27

Mar

Coronavirus: One case lays bare America’s testing failure

“Trace, test and treat” has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate. “I’m still sick, it hasn’t improved. I’m coughing, I’ve been feverish and my left lung hurts. There have been […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC NEWS , BBC