Category Archives: healthcare

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the U.S. Border to Donate Blood Plasma — ProPublica

Companies offer high payments and bring-a-friend bonuses to Mexicans who cross the border on temporary visas to donate blood plasma. The U.S. offers weaker health protections for donors than most countries.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/pharmaceutical-companies-are-luring-mexicans-across-the-u.s.-border-to-donate-blood-plasma

This is done in every city in USA – poor people and addicts line up fail to sell themselves and billions are made off of the millions paid out!

Trump repeated a right-wing media abortion talking point at the UN General Assembly | Media Matters for America – Liar in Chief! 

many times right-wing media and Trump attempt to claim otherwise. In reality, later abortions are those that happen after 20 weeks, and they are performed for many reasons including medical necessity or barriers to abortion access. As Dr. Kristyn Brandi explained to Vox, “Patients do not request abortion when they are in labor and doctors do not provide it.” She also noted that abortions that take place later in pregnancy make up “about 1 percent of all abortion care,” and that patients seek this care due to “some type of medical complication or their fetus was diagnosed with some type of genetic abnormality that makes their quality of life after they deliver really poor.” This isn’t the first time Trump has sourced his anti-abortion talking points from right-wing media. During his 2019 State of the Union Address, Trump repeated sensationalized misinformation about abortion measures in New York and Virginia, alleging that Democrats, “would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.” Trump reiterated this talking point at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), declaring doctors “will execute the baby after birth.” Trump’s use of right-

Source: Trump repeated a right-wing media abortion talking point at the UN General Assembly | Media Matters for America

Germany looks to Mexico to help tackle nursing-care crisis | News | DW | 21.09.2019 Irony of ironies – Right wing spreads fear of immigrants but Germany has to look to immigrants to take low paying jobs…

A shortage of qualified staff to work in German care homes has prompted a visit to Mexico by Health Minister Jens Spahn. A speedy visa process is one of the perks being offered to lure skilled workers.

Source: Germany looks to Mexico to help tackle nursing-care crisis | News | DW | 21.09.2019

Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.09.2019

The number of dengue virus infections in Brazil has gone up 600% in 2019. Our report from the state of Sergipe looks at why the fight against the illness and its carrier, the tiger mosquito, is so difficult.

Source: Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.09.2019