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Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer. See Global Voices’ special coverages of how women are fighting gender-based violence in Latin America and the global impact of COVID-19.

Lockdown in Colombia will affect the right to abortion, says human rights lawyer

Although necessary for the health protection of citizens, measures taken by the Colombian government to contain the COVID-19 infection, including the national lockdown and closing the borders, may hinder the access of Colombian and Venezuelan women to services that are essential to their sexual and reproductive health. “In times of pandemic, women will still require the services necessary for accessing safe abortions, emergency contraception, and protection from sexual violence and abuse,” Selene Soto, a lawyer from the Women’s Link Worldwide organization in Bogota, told Global Voices.

In Colombia, abortion is legal on three grounds: a serious fetal malformation, a risk to the life and health of the mother, and rape. Virus Hits Europe Harder Than China. Is That the Price of an Open Society? The macabre milestones keep coming.

Europe is a very close society. some countries have very small villages, where all neighbours are constantly surrounded by others. the precautions weren't taken as seriously in Europe right away – juliannaciccone

By Wednesday, Europe had recorded more coronavirus cases and fatalities than China.

Virus Hits Europe Harder Than China. Is That the Price of an Open Society?

On Thursday, Italy — by itself — passed China in reported deaths. She’s an Honors Student. And Homeless. Will the Virtual Classroom Reach Her? ‘Brace Yourself’: How Doctors in Italy Responded to Coronavirus. No Longer Just a Walk in the Park. “We’re all struggling with a greater degree of ambient risk than we’re used to,” said Dr.

Our normal necessities and activities have been taken away. some can adapt a lot quicker than others. – juliannaciccone

Tim Lahey, an infectious disease specialist and ethicist at the University of Vermont.

No Longer Just a Walk in the Park

Each day is an exercise in trying to lower risk: avoid this, scrub that. Public health practice is as much about reducing risk, as eliminating it — which is often impossible. The Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus Differently. The word “room,” however, hardly captures it.

The Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus Differently

Dr. As online orders surge, what about the Amazon workers? Crowded work spaces, limited access to paid sick days, and confusion over quarantine leave.

As online orders surge, what about the Amazon workers?

Those are the conditions described to the Star by three workers at Amazon warehouses in the GTA — conditions that one employee is concerned could raise broader health risks, as demand for online deliveries surges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A petition began circulating late Tuesday night calling on the international delivery giant Amazon to ramp up safety measures at its Toronto-area fulfilment centres.

For Children Fleeing War, a Tent Becomes a School. My new favourite thing is Italian mayors and regional presidents LOSING IT at... UK could face Italy-style lockdown, warns Boris Johnson. Coronavirus: Drive-through clinic to open Monday in downtown Montreal. A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, with no appointment needed, will open Monday in the heart of downtown Montreal, the regional health authority announced Sunday morning.

Coronavirus: Drive-through clinic to open Monday in downtown Montreal

Staffed by 125 health-care workers, the outdoor clinic at the Place des Festivals, near Place des Arts, will make it possible to test far more people, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal announced at an outdoor news conference. You asked, we’re answering: Your top coronavirus questions. Oceana Canada. The oceans face a massive and growing threat from something you encounter everyday: plastics.

Oceana Canada

An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic leaks into the marine environment from land-based sources every year—this is roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the oceans every minute. As plastics continue to flood into our oceans, the list of marine species affected by plastic debris expands. Tens of thousands of individual marine organisms have been observed suffering from entanglement or ingestion of plastics permeating the marine environment—from zooplankton and fish, to sea turtles, marine mammals and seabirds.

Bracelets - Page 1 - 4ocean. The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes. 7 Ways To Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution Today - Oceanic Society. Pieces of plastic cover the beach in Capetown, South Africa. © Maleen / Marine Photobank Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health worldwide.

7 Ways To Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution Today - Oceanic Society

With skyrocketing plastic production, low levels of recycling, and poor waste management, between 4 and 12 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year—enough to cover every foot of coastline on the planet! Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes’ Bones? About half said that they were and subsequently began a strict low-carbohydrate, high-fat routine.

I am currently on this diet and I found it interesting because it never crossed my mind that this diet can have a different impact on different types of people. – juliannaciccone

The other men and women continued with a high-carbohydrate diet.

Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes’ Bones?

Everyone’s meals were matched in terms of how many calories, relative to body weight, they ate. Before the diets kicked off, though, the researchers drew blood from the athletes before and after a workout, to establish their baseline bone health and other markers of their health and fitness. (The experiment was designed to look at many elements of the ketogenic diet in sports.) Bone is an active tissue, constantly breaking down slightly and remodeling itself in response to the demands we place on it. Then the athletes embarked on three and a half weeks of intense training, while eating mostly fat or mostly carbs.

They found differences. “We believe that the keto diet may affect bone metabolism due to the downstream effects of low-carbohydrate availability on certain hormones, along with other factors,” she says. Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak. Kobe Bryant: il tributo all'NBA All Star Game 2020.