President Biden Joe Biden Trump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE invoked the Defense Production Act to accelerate manufacture of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and promised Americans that by May we will have enough vaccines for every adult in the country. But while an end to the pandemic appears in sight, we have not prepared for the mental health crisis that will linger long after our country returns to some semblance of normal. Within a few months after the first reported cases of COVID-19 in America, ripples of an ominous tidal wave of psychological trauma began to appear with stories about the impact on physicians. In April, the New York Times reported that Dr. Lorna M. Breen , the medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, had died by suicide. By that time, medical … [Read more...] about Will COVID-19 leave us with a long-term mental health crisis?
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An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 76-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat to life in prison on terrorism charges, according to the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper. Ezzat was convicted on terrorism charges related to violence after the military ousted former Islamist-aligned Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Ezzat was arrested in Cairo in August of last year, with police reportedly finding encrypted software in his apartment that he had used to communicate with other Brotherhood members both domestically and abroad. The authorities previously believed he had fled the country. Watch video 01:48 Share Egypt's failed 2011 revolution Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3oMjX Egypt's Arab Spring, 10 years on What was Ezzat accused of? Ezzat was found guilty of supplying weapons during … [Read more...] about Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life sentence on terrorism charges
The other night, I had my first dream about life in a post-COVID world. It was nothing like I expected—me running on a beach, arms outstretched, and joyfully embracing the return to normal life. In fact, it was not a pleasant dream at all. In my dream, I left the house to go to an actual meeting with actual real live people. I was running late. And when I got to the meeting, I realized to my horror that I was wearing a version of the same basic ensemble I have been wearing to virtual work for the last year—made up and proper up top, old and riddled with holes (but oh so comfy) sweatpants on the bottom. Just like everyone else, I’m sure, I have been fantasizing about what life will look like when we finally bust through the grip of COVID. When it comes to morning wake schedules, adjusting to post-COVID life may be a challenge, and small steps now may help get you better prepared for the shock of returning to the morning rush. With all of the hope and optimism coming from … [Read more...] about Beyond Sweatpants: Waking Up in a Post-COVID World
A group of House Republicans who are physicians and or former health care workers sent a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the health risks related to the current border crisis Tuesday, calling on him to express his concerns on the national health emergencies created by the surge in illegal immigration. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter which was organized by North Carolina Rep. Greg Murphy and signed by twelve other lawmakers, who all serve on the Doctors Caucus. In the letter they ask Fauci , the top infectious disease expert at the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and President Joe Biden’s top medical advisor, to call out the health risks associated with the influx of migrants coming across the southern border every day, many of who have not been tested for COVID-19. “Several of us, who are your fellow physicians and healthcare professionals, recently visited our southern border and have come away with grave concerns over the lack … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans On Doctors Caucus Demand Answers From Fauci On Health Risks Related To Border Crisis
Video Player Close BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The National Library of China will hold various activities to celebrate the 26th World Book Day, which falls on April 23. A series of lectures, exhibitions and performances centering on the centenary of the Communist Party of China will be organized around the day, including an artistic event to tell Party history stories on April 18, according to the library. Also on offer will be a reading activity at the Summer Palace on World Book Day, making use of the charming and historic scenery to provide an immersive reading experience for members of the public. The National Library of China said it will also release a batch of ancient Tibetan-language books and books about traditional Chinese medicine in digital form. Enditem … [Read more...] about China’s national library gears up for World Book Day