Former health minister Dan Poulter, who works as a psychiatrist in wards with many cases of the virus, says widespread testing could be a “game-changer” that would prevent staff who are asymptomatic carriers of the virus from passing it on to patients in hospital for other reasons. … [Read more...] about Almost half of coronavirus patients in intensive care are dying, shock report reveals
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A PepsiCo spokesperson said: “We are working to reduce the amount of plastic we use and have set a target to, by 2025, decrease virgin plastic content across our beverage business by 35 per cent. Between July 2018 and 2019 we pledged over $51m to global partnerships designed to boost recycling rates to support a circular economy.” … [Read more...] about Report reveals ‘massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms
Alongside these hopeful signs, a far less heartening story is unfolding, which fits Klein’s “shock doctrine” framework. Disaster 1: Covid-19. Disaster 2: the dismantling of even the meagre existing rules designed to protect the environment. On 26 March, following lobbying from the energy industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced that, in recognition of the pandemic’s effects on the workforce, it will not punish violations of pollution regulations so long as companies can link those violations to the pandemic. China’s environmental ministry has started waiving inspections that assess the environmental impact of industrial facilities. And advocacy groups funded by the plastics industry have launched a public relations blitz on behalf of single-use plastic bags, spreading the unproven claim that the virus is less likely to stick plastic than to the cloth fabric of reusable bags. Looking back at the crisis of 2008, we can see that emissions … [Read more...] about ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will the world emerge from the coronavirus crisis?
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Top four coronavirus myths busted As the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, Melbourne doctor Kieran Kennedy has debunked some of the biggest myths surrounding the virus in a piece for Women's Health. … [Read more...] about ‘We are going to work for YOU’: Doctor pleads with Australians to stay home and stop hoarding masks in confronting post from the front line