According to a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, despite claims to the contrary, minimum wage increases do little to lower poverty rates and can actually hurt low-income workers. “As an anti-poverty tool, minimum wage hikes are largely ineffective and can actually hurtContinue Reading

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced this weekend it is providing more than $3.5 million in rapid response Ebola assistance to support efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The assistance will support disease surveillance, laboratory testing, infection prevention and control, contact tracing, communityContinue Reading

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the first lady, Cilia Flores, received this Saturday the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine  against COVID-19. The presidential couple received the dose of Sputnik V, after health personnel, who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,Continue Reading

When Alberto Fernández was a presidential candidate during the summer of 2019, one of his main political positions was the decriminalization of abortion in Argentina, a country of 45 million people. “I have made the political decision to decriminalize and legalize abortion because I do not want any more women toContinue Reading

The wealthiest countries in Europe have higher death rates from atrial fibrillation than the least wealthy and these death rates are increasing more rapidly than incidence rates, according to the first analysis of its kind published in the European Heart Journal  Tuesday. The study also found that women who developed theContinue Reading

The Government of Iceland reports around 4,500 people in the country have received their second vaccination injection against COVID-19 and will thus be considered fully vaccinated. The Directorate of Health is now finalizing a digital solution that enables those individuals to obtain a vaccination certificate online at www.heilsuvera.is. The certificate mustContinue Reading

Former Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario, Dr. Richard Schabas sent a letter to premier of Ontario, Doug Ford earlier this week backing up a letter earlier from MPP Roman Baber requesting Ford to change course on COVID-19. The five point letter detailed problems with risk, ICU bed capacityContinue Reading

Germany expanding Covid quarantine rules, making global headlines, announcing detain people for breaching quarantine rules under the Disease Protection Act, which passed by the German Bundestag last March and renewed in November. To heighten the tension, a mutant strain of coronavirus. different to those originating in the UK, South Africa andContinue Reading

Australia’s acting Prime Minister has condemned Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend President Donald Trump’s account in the wake of the riots at the Capitol on the sixth. Michael McCormack, who is standing in while Scott Morrison is on leave, described the President’s suspension as “censorship,” and called his refusal toContinue Reading

In response to President Trump’s social media ban, the Polish government wants to protect posts that do not break nation’s laws. Many officials denounced the bans and are working on a draft law officially aimed at combatting online “censorship.” “The censorship of freedom of speech, the domain of totalitarian and authoritarianContinue Reading