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Google Continues Clamp Down on Coronavirus Videos

YouTube, the video-sharing platform owned by Google, is just starting to relax a draconian policy of demonetizing videos related to the Wuhan coronavirus, which was today declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The clampdown will remain in place for most channels.

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Coronavirus Spreads in Iran, May Have Infected Canadian Visitor

The Wuhan coronavirus spread further through Iran on Friday, with a total of 13 new cases reported in several other cities besides Qom, where the first infections were reported this week. There may also be an Iranian connection to what Canadian officials described as a “sentinel event,” the first confirmed case of infection in a person who has never visited China or had contact with people who did. The Canadian patient did recently travel to Iran.

A member of a medical team takes a the temperature of a young Iraqi traveller at the Shalamjah border crossing, some 15 kms southeast of the city of Basra, upon their return from Iran on February 21, 2020. - Iran reported two more deaths among 13 new cases of coronavirus …

Taiwan Prepares to Battle China’s Coronavirus with Little Aid from World Community

Communist China’s relentless effort to diplomatically isolate Taiwan is bearing particularly bitter fruit this week as Taiwan prepares to battle China’s rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic with limited assistance from the international community, since China has resolutely blocked Taiwanese membership in bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO).

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen speaks during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2019. - President Tsai Ing-wen pledged October 10 to defend Taiwan's sovereignty, calling it the "overwhelming consensus" among Taiwanese people to reject a model that Beijing has used to rule …

High-Security Ebola Funerals Angering, Traumatizing DR Congo Residents

High-security burials of Ebola victims from the worst outbreak of the virus ever experienced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are keeping relatives at a distance, triggering anger and trauma among the central African country’s residents, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reported this week.

Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus on May 16, 2019 in Butembo. - The city of Butembo is at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis, the death toll of the outbreak to date is now over 1000 deaths. The Red Cross warned that critical …

Red Cross: Over 1,000 People Killed in ‘Worsening’ Congo Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “worsening” and has already killed more than 1,000 people, fueling a disconcerting number of cases in recent days, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) revealed over the weekend, echoing other global health groups.

Toll: Three people on a motorbike carry a cross for a grave in Ebola-hit North Kivu

CDC: One in Seven Transgender Women Have HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Dear Colleague” letter Wednesday with warnings about the high prevalence and risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among transgender individuals.

Transgender, intergender, LGBT -- the vocabulary of gender identity is evolving as the old dividing line between the sexes is increasingly being called into question