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Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis'

Added: 19.06.2019 6:14 | 16 views | 0 comments

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccination is the best defence against deadly and debilitating infections, such as measles. Vaccines protect billions of people around the world. They have completely got rid of one disease - smallpox - and are bringing the world close to eliminating others, such as polio. But some other diseases, such as measles, are making a resurgence and experts say people avoiding vaccines, fuelled by fear and misinformation, is one of the main causes. Dr Ann Lindstrand, an expert in immunisation at the WHO, said the current situation was extremely serious. "Vaccine hesitancy has the potential, at least in some places, to really hinder the very real...

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Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help: U.N.

Added: 19.06.2019 6:09 | 9 views | 0 comments

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis'

Added: 19.06.2019 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

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As Hong Kong protests quiet down, what's next?

Added: 19.06.2019 4:48 | 5 views | 0 comments

All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but the crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill is far from over.


Trade tensions kick Asian business confidence to 10-year low: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

Added: 19.06.2019 4:27 | 23 views | 0 comments

Confidence among Asian companies in the June quarter fell to its lowest since the 2008-09 financial crisis, as a U.S.-China trade war disrupts global supply chains and shows little sign of easing soon, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found.

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Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

Added: 19.06.2019 3:50 | 14 views | 0 comments

Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.


How some Instagram accounts are exploiting the Sudan crisis

Added: 19.06.2019 2:01 | 5 views | 0 comments

As the political crisis in Sudan worsens, global humanitarian organizations have turned to social media to raise both awareness and money. It turns out, some of those accounts are actually fake. In her latest piece for "The Atlantic", Taylor Lorenz highlights how some Instagram accounts claim to be helping people in Sudan, when they're actually just a ploy to gain more followers. She joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero.


Iran-US crisis erupts as Tehran implores world to stand up to 'savage monster' America

Added: 19.06.2019 0:54 | 18 views | 0 comments

IRAN has launched an incredible attack against the US as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate.

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