Jeanine Añez and Andres Manuel López Obrador with Donald Trump

Three Latin American politicians with COVID and other news of the week

These were the main news of the week in the American continent

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Does blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors help patients infected with novel coronavirus?

A new clinical trial at UC San Diego Health will investigate whether an old therapy might effectively treat a modern-day scourge

Woman wearing medical mask

The best (and worst) materials for masks

People making homemade masks might want to reach for a vacuum cleaner filter

Man wearing face fask

Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19

Previous research points to the effect of social stressors on developing upper respiratory infections, holding clues to COVID-19 risk

Woman walking down a street in Sweden

Sweden and Central African Republic, the best and worst countries for women

Why do these two countries have been classified as the best and worst for women?

Nurse applying an IV drip to a patient

Remdesivir can save more lives where ICUs are overwhelmed

The drug could save lives in countries with less hospital capacity

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UN Women and Norway launch protection plan for female leaders in Colombia

Prodefensoras Colombia is a prevention and protection project that supports women leaders whose mission is to defend human rights and promotes peace across the country

African woman carrying a child

Tradition of female genital mutilation must end according to UN

A total of 200 million women and girls have been affected by female genital mutilation and 4.1 million are at risk by 2020

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Obese BME people at 'higher-risk' of contracting COVID-19

Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19

Global threats: How lessons from COVID-19 can prevent environmental meltdown

Covid-19, climate emergencies, and mass extinction all share striking similarities

Soldiers with a missile

Iraq: a rocket was fired to the United States embassy

A missile firing against American interests was reported this Sunday.

Countries group into clusters as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

This method analyzes the large amount of data accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic

Empty office, Nicolas Maduro and Vladimir Puttin.

400 million jobs affected by COVID and other news of the week

Tensions in Venezuela and the covid work crisis were among the most important news this week 

Woman looking through a window.

National survey on COVID-19 pandemic shows significant mental health impact

Report reveals a snapshot of American emotional and mental well-being in late May

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