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Report warns that Global South faces “deadliest stage of pandemic”

The Institute for Government and Wellcome Trust report says that attempts to globally end the pandemic have been "weak and fragmented" - with the Global North leaving the Global South to face an increasingly devastating pandemic.
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Transgender youth experience “pervasive stigma” in healthcare

In a review of 91 studies across 17 countries, transgender and nonbinary youth were found to deal with "pervasive stigma and discrimination" in healthcare.
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Long Covid at work: The legal implications for the UK workforce

With the health implications of long Covid still being analysed and discovered, personal injury specialist Dan Poet from Thompsons Solicitors answers questions about the disease and its implications for the UK workforce.
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Only 58% of people 18-25 have first dose of COVID vaccine

In the UK, only 58% of people aged 18-25 have their first dose of COVID vaccine - despite widespread availability of appointments.
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UK Government delays national disability strategy again

The national disability strategy is facing further delays - originally, it was to be published for Spring, 2021.
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Government publishes new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Home Secretary Priti Patel has published the government’s new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls to ensure they are safe at home, online and on the streets.
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July 2021 Asia Analysis

Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Asia Analysis. In this edition, we hear from Minghui Zhang, Head of Section and Benoit Nguyen, Head of Department at DNV, who describe Asia’s renewable energy future, in India, Thailand, Malaysia and many other countries.
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BIPV: Powering the European Green Deal

When it comes to the European Green Deal, the push for a fully realised and functional infrastructure has never been so imminent - here, BIPV discuss how to get there.
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Investigation reveals Pegasus spyware used to track over 50,000 people

An investigation found that Pegasus spyware, used to track and kill journalist Jamal Kashoggi, has been revealed to be active across the globe - with atleast 50,000 people on the list.
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EU court says workplaces can ban headscarves

The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that companies can now ban headscarves for Muslim employees, to "prevent social disputes".
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Closing the gap between policy design and delivery

Natalie Taylor, Managing Director, Public Sector, Foundry4, discusses how government can bring more digital voices into policy teams to close the gap between those designing policy and those delivering it.
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UK says COVID vaccine mandatory for care home workers

The UK House of Commons voted to make COVID vaccination mandatory for care home workers, who will need two doses to continue working from October.
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UK Government fails to tackle online racial abuse of athletes

On Monday (12 July) there was a stark increase in online racial abuse against Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho - with the infamously late Online Safety Bill far from becoming law, how are the Government tackling this?
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France and Greece say COVID vaccine mandatory for health workers

France and Greece both made statements yesterday (12 July) declaring that the COVID vaccine was now mandatory for healthcare workers - with French workers losing wages after September, if they don't have a dose.
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Environmental Justice: Abandoning exclusivity for inclusive community-based solutions and approaches

Here, Tanya Khemet Taiwo, Bianca Yaghoobi, and Pamela J. Lein at University of California, Davis, discuss how to decolonise environmental justice.
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British Medical Association say NHS “already under immense pressure”

The British Medical Association (BMA) today (7 July) responded to UK 'unlockdown' plans - labelling the suspension of all protective measures as "incoherent", with the NHS under "immense pressure".
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UK Government predicts 100,000 COVID infections daily

According to Health Secretary Sajid Javid, the UK can expect to see 100,000 COVID infections daily - doubling his earlier statement that the population could expect atleast 50,000 a day.
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UK Government to stop mandatory masks on public transport

The UK Government has announced that masks on public transport will no longer be mandatory after 19 July - a decision met with mixed responses.
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UK creates £10,000 astrophysics award for female scientists

The £10,000 award, named after the noted Caroline Herschel, will be given to a UK or Germany-based female scientist who pushes the boundaries of astrophysics further.
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13% of global COVID-19 deaths are in Brazil

With 2.7% of the world's population, but 13% of COVID-19 deaths globally, Brazil continues to suffer a disproportional death rate.

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