Covid19 South America 

Union leaders fired at Brinks in Colombia during covid19 crisis

Brinks has been firing union leaders during the COVID health emergency in Colombia. On May 15 Brinks Colombia opened legal proceedings to terminate national union president Frank Gualdron, citing as their justification that he had posted images of a work-related protest on Facebook. Gualdron is among eight union officers who have been notified of their termination since Colombia declared a COVID health emergency in March, following six others in preceding months. Meanwhile, 14 union members – who lacked officers’ protections – have been fired outright, and 80 others have been…

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Covid19 North America 

Two shot dead at home in Ocho Rios

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said two persons were shot dead yesterday at Julie Drive in the Mansfield Heights area of Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The deceased are 55-year-old businesswoman Casset Graham, and her 31-year-old son Mourice Levy. The JCF said the incident happened about 11AM while both victims were at home. It added: “Both persons were reportedly at home when a motor vehicle drove up and men armed with guns alighted and fired several shots. Both of them were hit, and they died while they were being treated at…

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Africa Asia Australasia Covid19 Europe North America South America 

The Coronavirus Shows Why We Have to Tackle the Obesity Crisis

Every critical care specialist attending COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit where I have been filling in as an intensive care physician for the past two weeks makes the same observation: Our patients seem almost universally obese, while most ill but stable patients elsewhere in the hospital have lower body masses. Critical care doctors in other parts of the country, as well as my colleagues in Europe, report seeing the same thing. New research backs up the anecdotal observations. Data from my institution, NYU Langone, shows that body mass…

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