Monthly Archives: March 2020

2020-03-31: News Headlines

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-03-31). 'Massachusetts Is Not Happy': Warren Condemns Trump for Outbidding States, Seizing Key Medical Supplies. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know Monday why the Trump administration seized at least two shipments of badly-needed medical supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic after her state of Massachusetts ordered the equipment. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-bolivia_0.jpg

teleSUR (2020-03-30). Bolivia: Health Minister Reports First Death Due to Covid-19. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Health Minister Anibal announced on Sunday the first death due to Covid-19 in the Andean nation. So far, Bolivia registered 96 positive cases and 3 deaths. The, authorities have not offered information about the other two victims. | RELATED: | The deceased patient was an adult woman of 78-years-old from the Patacamaya municipality, in the region of Santa Cruz. The victim contracted the virus from a relative wh…

teleSUR (2020-03-29). Evo Morales Expresses Solidarity With Venezuela Amid US Attacks. telesurenglish.net Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that with the most recent attack by the United States government against Venezuela, Washington intends to distract public opinion about the collapse of the country's health services in the face of Covid-19. | RELATED: | "The US is in a humanitarian crisis. The health services of its main cities are beginning to collapse," stressed the leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) o…

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'Massachusetts Is Not Happy': Warren Condemns Trump for Outbidding States, Seizing Key Medical Supplies
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-31
Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know Monday why the Trump administration seized at least two shipments of badly-needed medical supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic after her state of Massachusetts ordered the equipment. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-bolivia_0.jpg
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Bolivia: Health Minister Reports First Death Due to Covid-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-30
Bolivia's Health Minister Anibal announced on Sunday the first death due to Covid-19 in the Andean nation. So far, Bolivia registered 96 positive cases and 3 deaths. The, authorities have not offered information about the other two victims. | RELATED: | Bolivia: TSE Gives Possible Date for Presidential Elections | The deceased patient was an adult woman of 78-years-old from the Patacamaya municipality, in the region of Santa Cruz. The victim contracted the virus from a relative wh…
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Evo Morales Expresses Solidarity With Venezuela Amid US Attacks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-29
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that with the most recent attack by the United States government against Venezuela, Washington intends to distract public opinion about the collapse of the country's health services in the face of Covid-19. | RELATED: | Russia Calls to Lift 'Genocidal' Sanctions Against Venezuela | "The US is in a humanitarian crisis. The health services of its main cities are beginning to collapse," stressed the leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) o…
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2020-03-30: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-03-29). Evo Morales Expresses Solidarity With Venezuela Amid US Attacks. telesurenglish.net Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that with the most recent attack by the United States government against Venezuela, Washington intends to distract public opinion about the collapse of the country's health services in the face of Covid-19. | RELATED: | "The US is in a humanitarian crisis. The health services of its main cities are beginning to collapse," stressed the leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) o…

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Evo Morales Expresses Solidarity With Venezuela Amid US Attacks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-29
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that with the most recent attack by the United States government against Venezuela, Washington intends to distract public opinion about the collapse of the country's health services in the face of Covid-19. | RELATED: | Russia Calls to Lift 'Genocidal' Sanctions Against Venezuela | "The US is in a humanitarian crisis. The health services of its main cities are beginning to collapse," stressed the leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) o…
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2020-03-28: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-03-26). Bolivia: TSE Gives Possible Date for Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced a possible date for the next presidential elections. The elections were supposed to be held on May 3, but were postponed due to the threat of Covid-19. | RELATED: | On its official Twitter profile, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal published a statement announcing the date of the elections between Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, September 6, 2020. | According to t…

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Bolivia: TSE Gives Possible Date for Presidential Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-26
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced a possible date for the next presidential elections. The elections were supposed to be held on May 3, but were postponed due to the threat of Covid-19. | RELATED: | Bolivian Regime Rejects Cuba's Offer to Help Fight Coronavirus | On its official Twitter profile, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal published a statement announcing the date of the elections between Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, September 6, 2020. | According to t…
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2020-03-27: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-03-26). Bolivia: TSE Gives Possible Date for Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced a possible date for the next presidential elections. The elections were supposed to be held on May 3, but were postponed due to the threat of Covid-19. | RELATED: | On its official Twitter profile, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal published a statement announcing the date of the elections between Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, September 6, 2020. | According to t…

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Bolivia: TSE Gives Possible Date for Presidential Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-26
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced a possible date for the next presidential elections. The elections were supposed to be held on May 3, but were postponed due to the threat of Covid-19. | RELATED: | Bolivian Regime Rejects Cuba's Offer to Help Fight Coronavirus | On its official Twitter profile, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal published a statement announcing the date of the elections between Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, September 6, 2020. | According to t…
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2020-03-26: News Headlines

Anup Bastola, Ranjit Sah, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Bibek Kumar Lal, Runa Jha, Hemant Chanda Ojha, Bikesh Shrestha, Daniel K W Chu, Leo L M Poon, Anthony Costello, Kouichi Morita, Basu Dev Pandey (2020-02-10). [Correspondence] The first 2019 novel coronavirus case in Nepal. thelancet.com In January, 2020, the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China spread progressively to other countries,1,2 with WHO declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.3 Among the affected countries beyond China (where 12‚Äà307 cases and 259 deaths were reported as of Feb 1, 2020) are others in Asia, including Nepal.4…

Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Christopher J Gregory (2019-12-20). [Comment] Balancing sensitivity and specificity of Zika virus case definitions. thelancet.com In a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Raquel Burger-Calderon and colleagues1 characterise the clinical profile of Zika virus infection and assess the performance of WHO and Pan American Health Organization case definitions in a large paediatric cohort from Nicaragua. They show that Zika disease primarily manifests with undifferentiated fever or afebrile rash, and that the occurrence of symptoms increases with age. As a result, Zika in children is likely to be missed by recommended case definitions more frequently than in adults.

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[Correspondence] The first 2019 novel coronavirus case in Nepal
Anup Bastola, Ranjit Sah, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Bibek Kumar Lal, Runa Jha, Hemant Chanda Ojha, Bikesh Shrestha, Daniel K W Chu, Leo L M Poon, Anthony Costello, Kouichi Morita, Basu Dev Pandey | thelancet.com | 2020-02-10
In January, 2020, the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China spread progressively to other countries,1,2 with WHO declaring it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.3 Among the affected countries beyond China (where 12‚Äà307 cases and 259 deaths were reported as of Feb 1, 2020) are others in Asia, including Nepal.4…
thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30067-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Balancing sensitivity and specificity of Zika virus case definitions
Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Christopher J Gregory | thelancet.com | 2019-12-20
In a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Raquel Burger-Calderon and colleagues1 characterise the clinical profile of Zika virus infection and assess the performance of WHO and Pan American Health Organization case definitions in a large paediatric cohort from Nicaragua. They show that Zika disease primarily manifests with undifferentiated fever or afebrile rash, and that the occurrence of symptoms increases with age. As a result, Zika in children is likely to be missed by recommended case definitions more frequently than in adults.
thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(19)30686-3/fulltext?rss=yes