Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun May 24, 2020 4:01 pm

A meaty problem
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the U.S. meat supply chain, leading to worries the country will lack adequate meat supplies.
By Ally J. Levine, Minami Funakoshi, Tom Polansek and Karl Plume
PUBLISHED MAY 11, 2020
While meat companies in the United States warn of shortages as the coronavirus sickens and kills slaughterhouse workers, exports to China have surged, further tightening supplies for American consumers, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. data.
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U.S. pork exports to China have been increasing for much longer. They started to climb in August 2018, when China first detected the African swine fever, which has killed up to half its herd. Retaliatory tariffs that China imposed on imports of U.S. pork hampered shipments in 2018 and 2019.

The current supply concerns could not have been foreseen when U.S. President Donald Trump signed a deal in January to ease the trade war. China promised to increase purchases of U.S. farm goods by at least $12.5 billion in 2020 and $19.5 billion in 2021, over the 2017 level of $24 billion.
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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:06 am

Asia’s Most Vulnerable Children on the Brink due to COVID-19
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Singapore, 8 July 2020 – International faith-based agency World Vision urgently calls on Asian leaders to attend and respond to the deadly long-term impact COVID-19 on Asia’s most vulnerable, especially children. The Unmasking the Impact of COVID-19 on Asia’s Most Vulnerable Children early recovery assessment report released by World Vision Asia Pacific, reveals that resulting economic, psychosocial, and physical strain on families has negatively affected all aspects of child well-being including access to food, nutrition, healthcare, essential medicines, hygiene and sanitation facilities, as well as child protection and safety.

"My mother got sick. I did not know what to do. I sneaked out with my sister, and without my parents' knowledge, we begged for money on the streets," says 9-year-old Thandar, Myanmar.

The early recovery assessment report based on data gathered across all nine countries highlighted that the livelihoods of more than 60% of parents or caregivers were fully or severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The daily workers who are the largest segment in the survey (and the largest segment of many Asian economies) are the hardest hit. The loss of livelihoods that has resulted from government lockdown measures has become the top-most concern for the rural and urban poor. About 85% of urban parents/caregivers have reported the loss of jobs or income reduction in the previous weeks.

The impact of COVID-19 is threatening to reverse decades of progress in the fight against poverty and income inequalities, potentially stalling Asian economic growth at zero percent, in 2020, and putting millions of children in Asia-Pacific at increased risk. Half of the world’s most vulnerable1 children live in Asia Pacific.

https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh ... e-covid-19
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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:29 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Asia’s Most Vulnerable Children on the Brink due to COVID-19
World Vision and other NGOs have always depended on the charity of first world western nations.

Right now these same first world nations are having the same problems. There is no excess to give.

The leaders in the countries with Asia’s most vulnerable children need to step up and take care of their people, and not expect others to do their jobs as they have done for decades.

I sometimes wonder if foreign aid helps or hurts.

The US has provided cash aid to Haiti to the tune of 25-30,000 USD per person living in Haiti. And it’s still just as messed up before the aid was spent.
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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:40 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:29 am
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Asia’s Most Vulnerable Children on the Brink due to COVID-19
World Vision and other NGOs have always depended on the charity of first world western nations.

Right now these same first world nations are having the same problems. There is no excess to give.

The leaders in the countries with Asia’s most vulnerable children need to step up and take care of their people, and not expect others to do their jobs as they have done for decades.

I sometimes wonder if foreign aid helps or hurts.

The US has provided cash aid to Haiti to the tune of 25-30,000 USD per person living in Haiti. And it’s still just as messed up before the aid was spent.

Average FAMILY income in Myanmar $1,140 USD. Average expenditure of a family DOG in the USA $730 USD.
I sometimes wonder what happened to compassion. The USA provided a safe place for immigrants fleeing a certain war torn country in Southeast Asia. 9000 individuals that were given the opportunity of a lifetime to have a good compassionate life currently have deportation orders.

Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees
The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago.
https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... es/577993/

Thank God America now longer helps the ungrateful. No offence intended.
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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:09 pm

Vietnam war refugees all had paths to citizenship, yet many were never bothered enough to do the paperwork and go through the process of getting it.

Myanmar continues to spend large amounts to ethnically cleanse instead of caring for it’s people.

Thank you so much for making the case for Iron Man. The west should be guilted into increasing aid to Cambodia forever! Maybe the entire Khmer government could be run on 100% foreign donations? Or maybe when all Americans make the same as the poorest citizens of the third world. Would that assuage your white guilt enough?

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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:53 am

Increased Scams In A Pandemic?
Athira Nortajuddin
18 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected businesses and the economy in general. Millions around the world have lost their jobs amid the crisis. Great debts and financial constraints have left many desperate for help. Unfortunately, some criminals see this as an opportunity as they prey on people’s fears and anxieties while taking advantage of the situation.

Earlier this month, a Vietnam Veteran from Chicago, United States (US) who was awarded a Purple Heart for combat injuries in the war told the media that he fell victim to two scammers. The con artists walked away with his cash and enough personal information to put him at risk of future financial crimes. The senior citizen said the scammers told him that they could get him a US$10,000 grant – money purportedly available because of the coronavirus crisis.

This isn’t the first time such a crime has been reported. In virus-hit Southeast Asia where COVID-19 has ravaged livelihoods, alarms have been raised over an increase in phishing and online scams.
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The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of a digital culture worldwide. People are more dependent on the internet to work, communicate and entertain themselves as they stay indoors over virus fears. Therefore, it has become easier for many of them to fall prey to cybercrimes.
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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 am

Post-pandemic Natural Resource Management in the Indo-Pacific
Adapting USAID’s Strategy in the Face of Covid-19

October 9, 2020
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The Issue

In late 2019, the novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China. It is generally agreed that it originated from animal consumption in a market. Increased human interaction with wildlife—be it through the destruction of habitats, the consumption of animals, or other means—increases exposure to diseases, and 58 percent of all pandemics are zoonotic in origin, transmitted through an animal source. Covid-19 should be seen as a wake-up call to the importance of proper natural resource management. Unfortunately, reports are increasingly common that mismanagement of resources is occurring instead as countries and communities react to the virus. Tourism, food, and agriculture sectors have also been significantly impacted by Covid-19 due to lockdowns, social distancing measures, and travel and trade disruptions. As a result, people—especially in the Indo-Pacific region—could return to being increasingly reliant on wildlife, agricultural expansion, logging, and fishing to ensure food security, in many cases in an unsustainable or illicit manner. Covid-19 is currently one of the most prominent threats to the region’s environmental security. These vulnerabilities will also likely provide opportunities for China to gain a greater foothold in the region and establish control of valuable natural resources. Although these issues are not new, they are among those most exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19.

Pre-pandemic U.S. Strategy toward the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed a multisectoral approach for the region under the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), which includes making contributions towards the security and safeguard of natural resources. USAID has highlighted the importance of natural resource management, implementing it as part of the IPS’s security pillar; priorities include creating and enforcing environmental safeguards, promoting conservation and sustainable investments and practices, and more strongly regulating and prosecuting illicit environmental activity in the region. This is not new for USAID. Since 2012, the agency has helped to conserve 64 million acres of forest and coastal areas in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, reflecting USAID’s long-standing commitment to environment conservation and natural resource management. However, the pandemic has brought in an added urgency to increasing efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

IPS implementation focuses on the range of land and sea spanning from the west coast of the United States to the west coast of India. Under the IPS security pillar, USAID projects in regional countries focus on key environmental concerns, including managing natural resources, minimizing deforestation and emissions, combating illegal environmental operations, and advancing modern energy services.

Natural Resource Management Challenges for the Indo-Pacific in the Face of Covid-19

The two main threats to natural resource management (or NRM) caused by Covid-19 are the negative impact on ecosystems (and thereby resources) of increased human interaction with the environment and the increased disregard for international environmental laws, norms, and regulations by both individuals and nations. These illegal activities occur both in natural terrestrial habitats and in oceans. For instance, China, a significant player in the region, has increased its investment in infrastructure projects across the Indo-Pacific, and it has also undertaken illegal expansion activities in the South China Sea—demonstrating in both cases a blatant disregard for environmental protections, and in some cases, for the sovereignty of other nations.

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Re: Global Effects of the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus)

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:42 pm

The world has had it's largest number of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours - 358,447 - as the daily numbers continue to surge around the world, particularly in the US, South America, a new surge in parts of Europe and the UK, and India.

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In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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