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Israel deploys ground troops to Gaza border as conflict escalates
The World May 14, 2021
Top of The World: Israeli military officials said ground forces have bombarded Gaza with artillery — but have not entered the territory. And, IT systems for the Irish Health Service have been shut down because of a “significant ransomware attack." Also, Colombia’s human rights ombudsman said Tuesday that 168 people have been reported missing
Cybersecurity
Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack
Associated Press May 14, 2021
Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a "significant ransomware attack."
COVID-19
Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations
Associated Press May 13, 2021
Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow.
COVID-19
Pandemic report: ‘We are not short on recommendations. We are short on action.’
The World May 12, 2021
Dr. Joanne Liu, a member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic and Preparedness Response, discusses the new pandemic report and recommendations on preparedness.
Syrians on the border
A decade of war has devastated Syria's health care system
The World May 12, 2021
Sometimes, the most basic services are not available to patients. And it can lead to dire consequences.
Commentary
For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice
The World May 12, 2021
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
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Deaths mount as violence escalates in Gaza
The World May 12, 2021
Top of The World: Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza, leveling apartment towers and other targets and a mounting death toll. And, with a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelming the health system in India, officials reported a new record number of daily deaths at 4,205 people. Also, an independent panel reviewing the WHO’s response to the coronavirus outbreak said on Wednesday that the pandemic was preventable.
COVID-19
Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics
Associated Press May 12, 2021
A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic says the UN health agency should be granted "guaranteed rights of access" in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks.
Cash, beer, doughnuts: Can incentives work to get people vaccinated?
The World May 11, 2021
In a matter of weeks, some parts of the globe have gone from trying to get enough vaccines to now having them, and trying to convince people to take them.
Education
A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
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