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These Bonds Designed to Help Developing Countries Fight Pandemics Haven’t Ever Been Paid Out

[ad_1] As Ebola spread through West Africa five years ago, the international community struggled to raise enough funds to help local governments control it. The World Bank decided it needed a way to quickly funnel money to developing countries so they can stop the spread of diseases before they become pandemics. Its answer was to start selling pandemic bonds — essentially insurance from private sector investors that would payout in the case of a large outbreak. The […]

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Pandemic declared as coronavirus reaches over 100 countries l ABC News

[ad_1] Thousands have been killed on six continents, while on Capitol Hill, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert issued a dire warning. BREAKING NEWS UPDATES HERE: WATCH FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: Watch More on LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: #ABCNews #Coronavirus #Pandemic #COVID19 #WHO #BreakingNews #Health [ad_2]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Countries react after COVID-19 declared a global pandemic

[ad_1] With the World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, countries around the world are taking drastic new measures in hopes of slowing the spread. Crystal Goomansingh reports. The Canadian government ramps up its response to COVID-19. David Akin looks at how the $1 billion package will be spent, and whether Canada plans to follow other governments by implementing travel bans and cancelling large public gatherings. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News […]

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Diabetes Hits Hardest in Poor Countries That Aren't Overweight. Why?

[ad_1] We tend to think of Type 2 diabetes as a scourge caused by the fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles of modern Western countries. But scientists are now realizing that’s less than half the story. [ad_2]

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