Human Rights Risks of Social Protection technologies in the Digital Age

New York City, NY – Social protection programs in the digital age are facing new challenges as advancements in technology bring about human rights risks. Digital technologies are increasingly being integrated into social protection systems worldwide, raising concerns about privacy, data security, and access to services for vulnerable populations. In recent years, governments and organizations have been leveraging digital tools to streamline social protection programs, aiming to improve efficiency and reach more people in need. …

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Vaccine Study Links COVID-19 Vaccines to Increased Risks of Myocarditis and Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Nearly 100 Million Individuals

PARIS, France – A new study on COVID-19 vaccines that analyzed data from nearly 100 million vaccinated individuals has found links to increased risks for certain adverse effects, including myocarditis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The study, conducted by the Global COVID Vaccine Safety project, looked at 99,068,901 vaccinated individuals across eight countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, and Scotland. Specifically focusing on adverse events following the administration of Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca …

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Investing: Brunel Pension Partnership Warns of Economic Risks Amid “Goldilocks” Scenario

London, UK – As the global economy continues to navigate through uncertain waters, the investment landscape presents a complex mix of potential risks and opportunities for investors. David Vickers, the chief investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, has voiced concerns about the current economic scenario, warning that despite receding recession risks, there are other factors that could impact investors. With around £40 billion in assets under management, Brunel Pension Partnership is one of the eight …

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Dutch Study Reveals How Co-Payments Affect Nursing Home Admissions and Financial Risks

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – The cost of nursing home care in Europe is a major concern for many retirees, with some countries experiencing expenses that are three to four times higher than the median income of retirees. To alleviate this financial burden, various public programs are available to help cover these costs, but the level of support varies widely across different countries. In some Nordic countries and the Netherlands, over 90% of nursing home expenses are …

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Privacy Risks in C.D.C.’s H.I.V. Virus Sample Tracking Cause Concern

NEW YORK – H.I.V. advocacy groups are voicing concerns over privacy risks related to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks virus samples. The CDC routinely collects blood samples from people with H.I.V. to monitor the spread of the virus and its mutations. However, the process has raised questions about how the data is used and whether individuals’ privacy is being adequately protected. Advocates fear that the current system allows for the …

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Retirement Expert Reveals Key to Thriving in Golden Years Amidst Soaring Social Security Concerns and Market Risks

Nashville, Tennessee – Planning for retirement is crucial to ensure a comfortable and secure future, according to financial experts. In an interview with The Big Money Show, Ramsey Solutions personality Jade Warshaw emphasized the importance of investing in personal social security and diversifying stock allocation to thrive in later years, not just survive. Warshaw stressed the need for individuals to plan for their own social security by investing in 401(K)s, Roth IRAs, and other retirement …

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Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Exploring the Pitfalls and Risks

SEATTLE, Washington – When Richard Timmins attended a Medicare informational seminar in 2016, he was attracted to the promise of broader and less expensive coverage offered by Medicare Advantage plans. The plans, largely funded by the government but administered by private insurance companies, seemed like a practical choice at the time for the 76-year-old retired veterinarian. However, after noticing a lesion on his earlobe three years ago, Timmins’ experience with his Premera Blue Cross Medicare …

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Rising Mental Health Risks Fuel 38% Surge in Social Security Benefits in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil – The Social Security Ministry in Brazil has reported a 38 percent increase in the number of sick pay and retirement benefits due to mental and behavioral disorders last year, reaching a total of 288,865. This surge surpasses the volume seen in 2021 during the height of the Covid pandemic. According to a survey conducted by Pipo Saúde, a startup that assists companies in finding the best health plans and services, 48 …

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Ohio Government’s New Policies Threaten Access to Transgender Health Care, Health Risks Ensue

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently introduced proposed regulations that could potentially restrict access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals, drawing concerns from advocates and healthcare providers. The proposed rules, released by the Ohio Department of Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, are said to involve significant hurdles and requirements for individuals seeking gender-affirming care from independent clinics and general practitioners. Under these proposed regulations, patients under 21 would …

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