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Has Europe turned its back on the duty to care?

Five years ago, the lifeless body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey. At the time, this heart-breaking image sparked a wave of solidarity across Europe. “We can do it” said Angela Merkel, as she welcomed over one million refugees to Germany.  Refugees should be welcomed because it’s the […]

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no evidence for Johnson claim that care homes failed to follow Covid procedures  – Channel 4 News

Representatives of the care homes sector have reacted angrily to comments made by Boris Johnson in a broadcast interview on a visit to Goole on Monday. The Prime Minister said: “We discovered too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have, but we’re learning lessons the whole time. “One of the most important things is to fund […]

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Media refuse to admit the coronavirus doesn’t care about red vs. blue

With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at the urging of President Trump have seen new cases explode,” The New York Times reported. Yet hyper-Democratic California is actually seeing the highest number of new cases. Yes, GOP-led Arizona, […]

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The ‘nice ladies of child care’ are furious at lack of lead time and financial support from the province on daycare reopening

Ontario’s plan to reopen child care as early as Friday is “half-baked, at best,” say advocates and operators who are scrambling to meet new safety guidelines with little advance notice and no assurance of funding to support increased costs. “The government is assuming the nice ladies of child care will just go back to their […]

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Coronavirus: Welsh health minister refuses to expand care home testing

Image copyright Getty Images Wales will not follow England in providing tests to all care home residents and workers, the Welsh health minister has said. The Welsh NHS is providing testing to residents and staff who have symptoms, but not those who do not. The policy was expanded in England on Tuesday. But Mr Gething […]

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Italian police broaden inquiry into care home where 190 are reported to have died | World news

Italian authorities have broadened their investigation into care home deaths during the coronavirus outbreak after 190 people were reported to have died at Milan’s largest care home. Police on Wednesday seized documents connected to Pio Albergo Trivulzio, which has more than 1,000 elderly residents, from the offices of the Lombardy regional authorities amid what has […]

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Resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility tests positive for coronavirus

A resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility has tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo circulated Monday evening, medical director Dr. Jocelyn Charles notified families of residents at the facility that a resident had tested positive and is currently in self-isolation. Sunnybrook did not indicate the age or gender of the resident. “This resident […]

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Let’s prevent post-partum depression and provide care to those in need — Global Issues

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Inter Press Service Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch ABUJA, Feb 25 (IPS) – Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in […]

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Brain-damaged homeless man in Mountjoy for year after HSE cancels care plan

It is “staggering” that a brain-damaged homeless man has been on remand for more than a year in Mountjoy Prison’s high dependency unit despite persistent reports he is of unsound mind and needs residential care, the president of the High Court has said. Mr Justice Peter Kelly was told a senior HSE official had cancelled […]

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