The Statistic

7th April, 2020
Percentage of the health workforce globally who are women: Some 70 per cent
Source: UN

 

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7th April, 2020
RULED OUT: The World Health Organization, that Africa will be a testing ground for the coronavirus vaccine, after a suggestion from two French doctors sparked outrage around the world.
LABELLED: A Russian nationalist while supremacist group - the Russian Imperialist Movement - as a terrorist organisation, by the US Government for the first time.
POSITIVE: A tiger, Nadia, in New York City's Bronx Zoo to coronavirus in what is believed to be the first case of an animal infected in the US.

 

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In an article first published on Religion News Service, Rev ALEXIA SALVATIERRA, a member of Matthew 25 Movement steering committee, and Rev CARLOS L MALAVE, executive director of Christian Churches Together, on why more than 20 national Latino Christian leaders are calling for the release of most vulnerable detainees from immigration detention...

Writing from the US, SHANE CLAIBORNE, activist, author and co-director of Red Letter Christians, addresses - in an article first published on Religion News Service - about perceptions among some evangelical Christians of a new religious freedom battlefront...

In an article first published on The Conversation, UMUT KORKUT, chair professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, looks at the "troubling" situation in Hungary...

They Said It

“Though never intended to kill, US ‘maximum pressure’ through sanctions on Iran are compromising the performance of the Iranian healthcare system as Iran’s outbreak moves into its second month. Despite humanitarian exemptions provided under US and international law, these sanctions make the importation of medicine, medical equipment and raw materials needed to produce these goods domestically slower, more expensive, and complicated.”
- A statement signed by 24 senior diplomats and defence officials, including four former NATO secretary generals, urging US President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Iran as it battles the coronavirus (as quoted on The Guardian)

 

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This Week on the Web

7th April, 2020
As the coronavirus death toll soars in  Spain, drive-through funerals are being held to observe social distancing measures. Read SCOTT MCLEAN and LAURA PEREZ MAESTRO's report on CNN...

 

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The Word Explained

6th April, 2020
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani!": Jesus’ cry of pain in the cross when He senses He is completely alone, without His heavenly Father, for the final stage of His sacrificial death.

 

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