Wisconsin Dells resident and veteran Rick Erickson, right, and Hogs for Heroes co-founder Audra Thompson hug after Erickson is gifted his new motorcycle by the organization at The Keg and Patio. In the…
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GENEVA: Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Monday slammed the "tragedy" of vaccine inequity as she donated 100,000 euros ($120,000) from her foundation to the Covax scheme for global access to Covid-19 jabs. The donation to the World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation will support the purchase of vaccines destined for the most vulnerable populations and health workers in some of the world's poorest countries. "The international community must do more to address the tragedy that is vaccine inequity," 18-year-old Thunberg said. "We have the means at our disposal to correct the great imbalance that exists around the world today in the fight against Covid-19. Just as with the climate crisis, we must help those who are the most vulnerable first." She said Covax "offers the best path forward to ensure true vaccine equity and a way out of the pandemic". Nearly 900 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been injected in at least 206 territories around the world, according to an AFP count. Some 48 per cent of the doses have been administered in high-income countries accounting for 16 percent of the global population. Just 0.1 percent have been administered in the 29 lowest-income countries, home to nine percent of
WASHINGTON: After a gunman killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center last week - the city's third mass shooting this year - the chief deputy coroner spoke of the toll the deaths had taken on her coworkers. "It is a very difficult job," said Alfarena McGinty of the Marion County Coroner's Office. "The staff is definitely suffering and is going to need long-term counseling." John Fudenberg knows such strain all too well. In 2017, after a gunman killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas, Fudenberg's staff at the Clark County Coroner's Office was responsible for telling families their loved ones were dead. He said they delivered the devastating news several times an hour in the days following the deadliest mass shooting in US history. "I saw several employees experience what I believe was PTSD and trauma," said Fudenberg, who retired as coroner last year. Within months of the shooting, which had a final death toll of 60, five full-time staff quit or retired. The recent flurry of mass shootings in the United States has shined a fresh spotlight on the country's gun debate and left dozens more families grieving victims of the violence.