Hoang Kim Phung, director of Viet Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, said since the outbreak of COVID-19, leaders from the Ministry of Defence have regularly instructed authorities to closely follow the disease situation in the area, directing the observance of UN regulations as well as regulations on prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in carrying out its task of peacekeeping, especially for the Level-2 Field Hospital No. 2 in collecting, examining and treating patients. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese peacekeepers report on COVID-19 prevention
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While the institute bills itself as nonpartisan, it recently sided with police unions against efforts to revamp California’s use-of-force policy following the 2018 fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man in Sacramento. The 2019 legislation requires law enforcement to use deadly force only when “necessary,” instead of when “reasonable,” and has gotten renewed attention amid efforts to set national guidelines for use of force. … [Read more...] about Critics say police training from Minnesota company is ineffective, fosters fear among officers
A multiplier of 3.57 is a national shame. After all, the virus knows no race or nationality; it can’t peek at your driver’s license or census form to check whether you are black. Society checks for it, and provides the discrimination on the virus’s behalf. The effects of that discrimination are found in the morgues. … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the COVID-19 Racial Disparity?
Last year, Twitter had also detected a Chinese network during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The social media giant said the same systems were used to detect the most recent network, although it was not as influential. Twitter's analysis said this network was involved in a "range of coordinated and manipulative activities." … [Read more...] about Twitter removes state-linked accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey
“I’ve worked with Tomás Aragón for years. He is a wonderful person who deeply, deeply cares about people and health inequities and public health as a discipline,” Ronen said. “That’s why I’m so disappointed that he hasn’t used his unique power to address the crisis in our streets. He’s the one person in San Francisco aside from the mayor that could make sure that every person sleeping on the street has a safe place to be during this crisis, and he hasn’t chosen to exercise that power.” … [Read more...] about He’s been SF’s most powerful person in pandemic response. You don’t know his name