Trump Blasts Congress on Healthcare

President Donald Trump sent a tweet Monday morning challenging Congress to pass healthcare reform legislation before taking its traditional August break. Continue reading →

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals – ICRC

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.The situation has continued to “spiral out of control”, with about 7,000 new cases every day, the ICRC warned.

More than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, according to the UN.

Yemen’s health, water and sanitation systems are collapsing after two years of conflict between pro-government forces and the rebel Houthi movement.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholera.

Most of those infected will have no or mild symptoms but, in severe cases, the disease can kill within hours if left untreated.

On June 24, WHO declared that Yemen was facing “the worst cholera outbreak in the world”, with more than 200,000 suspected cases.

In just over two weeks, another 100,000 people have been infected – an increase the ICRC’s Middle East regional director Roberto Mardini called “disturbing”.

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Saturday WHO said that 297,438 cases had been recorded, but the agency was still analysing the latest figures from the Yemeni health ministry on Monday.

The outbreak has affected all but one of Yemen’s 23 provinces. The four most affected provinces – Sanaa, Hudaydah, Hajja and Amran – have reported almost half of the cases.

UN agencies say the outbreak is the direct consequence of the civil war, with 14.5 million people cut off from regular access to clean water and sanitation.

More than half of health facilities are no longer functioning, with almost 300 having been damaged or destroyed, and some 30,000 local health workers who are key to dealing with the outbreak have not been paid for 10 months.

Rising rates of malnutrition have weakened the health of vulnerable people – above all children under the age of 15 and the elderly – and made them more vulnerable to the disease.

Last week, the UN’s humanitarian co-ordinator in Yemen warned that humanitarian organisations had been forced to divert resources away from combating malnutrition to deal with the cholera outbreak, raising the risk of a famine.

“If we don’t get these resources replaced, then using those resources for cholera will mean that food insecurity will suffer,” Jamie McGoldrick said. “We’re trying to do our best, but it’s very much beyond what we can cope with.”

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Trump, son push back on NY Times story suggesting Russian collusion

Are the corrupt liberals ever going to give up on this shit? They are the ones who are corrupt, and got caught with their pants down…..move on and shut the hell up.  We the people, are fed up with this crap.  Hildabitch lost, get over it. Continue reading →

Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that the group had taken up a bloody new strategy. Continue reading →

Attorney General Sessions to visit Guantanamo Bay prison

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Guantanamo Bay Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a fine place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed to having them prosecuted by the Justice Department in U.S. courts. Continue reading →

Senate report: ‘Avalanche’ of media leaks hurting national security

A Senate report released Thursday states the Trump administration is facing an “alarming” and “unprecedented” cascade of media leaks that pose a potential danger to national security. The Republican-authored report, which estimated the administration has dealt with roughly one leak per day, was sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The authors urged law enforcement officials to step up their investigation of leaks exposing potentially sensitive information. Continue reading →

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany’s city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three of them were taken to a hospital. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a “Welcome to hell” march attended by 12,000 people. Continue reading →

Foreign-Owned Farmland on the Rise in US

Nine states have more than 1 million acres of farmland owned by foreign interests according to a recent report by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. Continue reading →

General: US Stares Down NKorea With ‘Self-Restraint,’ Few Options

The top American general in South Korea said that the “choice” of “self-restraint” was the only thing preventing a war with North Korea as the U.S. mulls a response to Pyongyang with no good options.

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Sanctuary cities promise to make 1 million new US citizens in year

Gee, how do these morons figure they can over ride federal law? Twenty-one mostly “sanctuary cities” are pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year. Continue reading →