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A million deaths

As most of us are aware, a century ago 1918-1919 to be exact there was the infamous so-called Spanish Flu......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarSep 28th, 2020

Some facts you need to know about breast cancer today and always

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 1.38 million new cases and 458,000 deaths from breast cancer each year which makes it the most common cancer in women globally. Every year, October is marked as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in countries worldwide to support and help increase awareness, treatment and early detection […] The post Some facts you need to know about breast cancer today and always appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Taiwan and the global public health network

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have more than 40 million cases and more than one million deaths around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion. The figure far outstrips the 4,212 major natural disasters recorded between 1980 and 1999, the UN office said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”. The sharp increase was largely attributable to a rise in climate-related disasters, including extreme weather events like floods, drought and storms, the report said. Extreme heat is proving especially deadly. “We are wilfully destructive,” UNDRR chief Mami Mizutori told reporters in a virtual briefing. “That is the only conclusion one can come to when reviewing disaster events over the last 20 years.” She accused governments of not doing enough to prevent climate hazards and called for better preparation for looming disasters.  ‘Uphill battle’“The odds are being stacked against us when we fail to act on science and early warnings to invest in prevention, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction,” she said. The report did not touch on biological hazards and disease-related disasters like the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over one million people and infected over 37 million in the past nine months. But Mizutori suggested coronavirus was “the latest proof that political and business leaders are yet to tune in to the world around them”. Monday’s report showed 6,681 climate-linked events had been recorded since the turn of the century, up from 3,656 during the previous 20-year-period. While major floods had more than doubled to 3,254, there had been 2,034 major storms up from 1,457 in the prior period. Mizutori said public health authorities and rescue workers were “fighting an uphill battle against an ever-rising tide of extreme weather events”. While better preparedness and early warning systems had helped bring down the number of deaths in many natural disaster settings, she warned that “more people are being affected by the expanding climate emergency”. Deadliest disasterMonday’s report relied on statistics from the Emergency Events Database, which records all disasters that kill 10 or more people, affect 100 or more people or result in a state of emergency declaration. The data showed that Asia has suffered the highest number of disasters in the past 20 years with 3,068 such events, followed by the Americas with 1,756 and Africa with 1,192. In terms of affected countries, China topped the list with 577 events followed by the United States with 467. While a warming climate appeared to be driving the number and severity of such disasters, there had also been an increase in geophysical events like earthquakes and tsunamis that are not related to climate but are particularly deadly. The deadliest single disaster in the past 20 years was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with 226,400 deaths, followed by the Haiti earthquake in 2010, which claimed some 222,000 lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Latin America to bear worst impact from coronavirus: World Bank

Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer the worst economic and health impact from the coronavirus, the World Bank said Friday, forecasting a nearly 8.0 percent drop in regional GDP. “Our region is suffering the worst economic and health impacts of Covid-19 of anywhere in the world,” according to Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, the Bank’s regional vice president. He said the findings in the report “calls for clarity on how to combat the pandemic and put the economies back on track for a swift recovery.”  In its report, “The Cost of Staying Healthy” the Bank addresses the impact of the pandemic in a region with with high Covid-19 mortality and infection rates such as Brazil, Mexico and Peru. “The number of deaths per million people is as high as in advanced economies, if not more, but the resources available to counter the shock are much more constrained,” it said.  The bank forecasts a recovery with growth of 4.0 percent in 2021. The report forecasts a region-wide 7.9 percent drop in GDP, a slightly more negative outlook for 2020 than its last assessment in June of a likely 7.2 percent contraction. Crisis-wracked Venezuela — in acute recession for several years and with a government that at least 50 countries refuse to recognize — is not taken into account in the figures. The Covid-related economic crisis follows “several years of disappointing economic growth and limited progress on social indicators, and right after a wave of social unrest,” the report said. “The social damage is immense” the institution warned, adding that unemployment rates had soared across the region, “sometimes substantially.”  Surveys conducted in 13 countries in the region showed that the share of households suffering a decline in income is higher than the share experiencing job losses, it said. The findings suggest that “the impact of the crisis is not only severe but also potentially long-lasting.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Africa needs $1.2 tn of financing to beat Covid-19 hit: IMF

African countries will need $1.2 trillion through 2023 to repair the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Friday. About $345 billion in financing has not yet been pledged, Georgieva said in a speech, while commitments from official lenders and international institutions cover less than a quarter of the projected need. “All of us — countries and institutions — must do more to support Africa to cope with the next phase, which is building a recovery from this crisis,” Georgieva said. The Washington-based crisis lender estimates Africa will see its GDP contract 2.5 percent in 2020, one of the worst downturns the continent has ever seen. And while recovery will begin next year, pre-crisis levels of growth won’t be reached until 2022. With private sector financing limited, the IMF projects a funding gap of $44 billion for this year alone, and 43 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty on the continent, wiping out five years of progress in poverty reduction. The IMF has significantly increased its financial assistance to the continent, providing about $26 billion to more than 40 countries this year, while the World Bank has provided around $21.9 billion in loans. African countries have more than a million cases of Covid-19 with 23,000 deaths, the IMF said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines near 320,000 with 2,674 new infections

(Updated 4:24 p.m.) Over 34.16 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 1.01 million deaths, have been recorded globally according to the World Health Organization’s latest figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Testing drive unveiled as virus deaths pass one million

Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15-30 minutes are to be rolled out across the United States and in scores of poorer countries, as health authorities worldwide try to get a handle on a disease that has now killed more than a million people......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

A million deaths

As most of us are aware, a century ago 1918-1919 to be exact there was the infamous so-called Spanish Flu......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Coronavirus and other deadly epidemics

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has passed the milestone of one million deaths, has a higher toll compared with other modern viruses, although so far it has been far less deadly than the Spanish flu a century ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

US Covid cases breach 7M; 203,240 deaths

NEW YORK: The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the United States surpassed 7 million on Friday (Saturday in Manila), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Covid-19 cases count in the country rose to 7,005,746, with the national death toll reaching 203,240, as of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Pandemic population boom

The coronavirus disease 2019 continues to take lives, with nearly a million deaths worldwide and 5,196 in the Philippines as of yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Philippines COVID-19 case tally breaches 300,000-mark with 2,747 new infections

(Updated 4:20 p.m.) Over 32.11 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 980,000 deaths, have been recorded globally according to the World Health Organization’s latest figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

DOH adds 20,021 recoveries as total cases breach 286,000-mark

Over 30.9 million cases of the coronavirus, along with over 961,000 deaths, have been recorded all over the world according to the World Health Organization’s latest bulletin......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

COVID-19 tally in Philippines exceeds 280,000 with 3,962 new cases

(Updated 4:25 p.m.) Over 30.05 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 943,000 deaths, have been recorded globally according to the World Health Organization’s latest figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Philippines sees 4,935 new COVID-19 infections with record 186 deaths

(Updated 4:38 p.m.) Over 28.04 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 906,000 deaths, have been recorded globally according to the World Health Organization’s latest figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

DOH mass recovery adds 23,000 recoveries; total cases at 237,000

As of its latest bulletin on Saturday, there have been over 26 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 871,166 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Philippines sees 2,529 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 234,570

(Updated 4:18 p.m.) Over 26.17 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 865,000 deaths, have been logged globally according to the latest World Health Organization figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Brazil tops 4M cases amid signs pandemic slowing

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) — Brazil topped four million Covid-19 cases on Thursday as health ministry officials said infections were beginning to slow in the world’s second worst-hit country. Since the first case came to light on February 26, the South American colossus has registered more than 4.04 million infections and over 124,600 deaths, second […] The post Brazil tops 4M cases amid signs pandemic slowing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Philippines surpass 220,000

Global coronavirus infections soared past 25.1 million with at least 845,000 deaths......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Philippines’ COVID-19 caseload surpasses 213,000 with 3,637 new infections

(Updated 4:36 p.m.) Over 24.29 million cases of the coronavirus, including around 827,000 deaths, have been logged globally according to the latest World Health Organization figures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020