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COVID-19 Pandemic: Countries Urged to Take Stronger Action to Stop Spread of Harmful Information

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based…

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COVID 19

Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker: How Close Are We to a Vaccine

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than…

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Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ Global Crash in Children Being Born

The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every…

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Epidemic of Contaminated Waste

An epidemic of contaminated waste is following the Coronavirus The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus – a deluge of…

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COVID 19

Pandemic Tops 10 Million Cases

UPDATE: Confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 10 million on Sunday, with deaths closing in on 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Deaths from the coronavirus worldwide topped…

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CRISIS HANDBOOK

How major cities are trying to keep people walking and cycling after the lockdown

Governing bodies are looking at ways to reduce traffic and pollution when the world eventually returns to work. Countries including Italy and Colombia have increased cycle lanes and banned some…

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Covid 19/Education

Free Emergency Medicine e-Learning Course for all medical students

The International Emergency Medicine Education Project (iEM) has been providing free emergency medicine educational resources for medical students since June 2018. Content produced by 175 contributors from 27 countries has…

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Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Neurological Symptoms

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, those afflicted are reporting neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast…

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Covid 19/Health

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pre-hospital emergency care workers live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Even with longer training…

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Covid 19/Technology

New secure communication portal for GPs from Wellola

A collaboration between the HSE and Irish portal firm Wellola has resulted in the launch of a new secure communication portal for GPs and primary care providers. HSE COVID19 Portal…

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Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads

The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to…

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Chinese province Hubei eases restrictions after two months of lockdown

The Chinese province of Hubei, where the coronavirus pandemic began, has been returning to normality after travel restrictions were lifted on Wednesday and quarantine due to end on April 8. …

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Covid 19/Business

COVID-19: France calls unemployed to work in fields as borders stay closed

The French government has called on employees who are on temporary lay-offs to make themselves available to help farmers with seasonal harvests. But such ‘agricultural patriotism’ does not go well…

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After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

Researchers hope to study the building’s history, the medieval climate and more. The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ favorite places. That dense lattice of timbers…

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Over the Horizon: Aerial Photos of the USSR’s Giant Nuclear Detection System

The DUGA over-the-horizon radar was one of the most important elements of the early warning system against an American nuclear attack on the USSR. More expensive to build than the…

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Sore throats and false nails – the ambulance call-outs that cost millions

Ambulance call-outs are increasing, resulting in services operating under enormous, and probably unsustainable, pressure. While most calls do need an emergency response, far too many don’t. A study of 300…

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Macron surrender to yellow vest protesters to cost €10bn

Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost €8bn-€10bn, the French government has said. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told…

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Over One Million Twitter Accounts Suspended For Promoting Terrorism

According to the latest Twitter Transparency Report, 1.2 million Twitter accounts have been suspended since August 2015 due to “promotion of terrorism”. The social media giant also said that between…

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COVID 19/World News

LÉ James Joyce to conclude three-month Med tour of duty

LÉ James Joyce returns to Cork later this morning after a three-month humanitarian tour of duty in the Mediterranean. During the operation, the ship’s crew rescued almost 2,500 people, and…

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GPS Technology assisting police in high-speed pursuits

An American company called StarChase has watched enough James Bond movies and come up with a product for launching projectiles from police cars. Law Enforcement agencies wont be shooting any…

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