A recent study that examined the COVID-19 safety and risk assessment of countries around the world has put Indonesia in 97th position, which is a relatively low score.The study, which examined 200 countries and territories around the world, was conducted by Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of companies and nonprofits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment firm founded in 2014 in Hong Kong.The study is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters as well as over 11,400 data points in categories such as quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness and government efficiency. Meanwhile, Singapore is the only Southeast Asian country that made it into the top-five in the world, with 744 points, alongside top-ranking Switzerland, second-ranking Germany, third-ranked Israel and fifth-ranked Japan.The second safest country for COVID-19 in Southeast Asia is Vietnam (20th in the world), followed by Malaysia (30th), Thailand (47th), Philippines (55th), Myanmar (83rd), Indonesia, Cambodia (98th) and Laos (99th).According to the study, critical factors that impacted regional safety were not only the theoretic capacity of each country in withstanding and neutralizing national emergency situations but also specific policies, crisis management strategies and tactics that each country actually practiced.Regions that started comparatively late on closing borders, issuing lockdown mandates and establishing economic freezing measures in the overall pandemic timeline, for instance, consistently scored lower, it says.Low scoring is also shown in countries that continue prioritizing economic recovery over public health and safety, and do not utilize widespread testing or do not proactively build bridges among governmental institutions and between government and private sectors, although they have resources, capacity and potential to maintain and optimize regional safety amid the current pandemic, the study suggests.Topics : According to the study, Indonesia is in tier 3, which consists of 60 regions and territories, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, India, Philippines and Thailand. The study suggests that tier 3 is made up of countries that in theory, should have scored higher, given their resources in healthcare, governmental and crisis management. However, their ranks are much lower than expected.Indonesia scored 450 points, which is below the average in the Asia Pacific region at 502 points.Read also: Indonesia records highest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases amid easing policy
June 15, 2016 Round-Up, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog On Monday, Governor Wolf, joined by Lt. Governor Mike Stack, Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis, and Physician General Dr. Levine, thanked police officers across the Commonwealth for reaching a milestone of 1,000 overdose reversals. The overdose reversal drug Naloxone was made available to law enforcement and emergency responders in April 2015. Fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania is a top priority for the Wolf Administration.“Our effort to make naloxone available to first responders is a key part of our strategy, and it is paying dividends in lives saved,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud of the work of my administration, and I am proud to stand here today with the people who have made this life-saving work happen, most especially our police officers.”In addition to the governor and members of his administration, the event was attended by police officers, representatives from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and individuals in the recovery community.Watch York County District Attorney Tom Kearney’s powerful front-line perspective on naloxone:Take additional look at the coverage below SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant BLOG: Wolf Administration Thanks Police Officers for Reaching 1,000 Overdose Reversals (Round-up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf PennLive: Gov. Wolf, legislators recognize police for reaching 1,000 opioid overdose reversals“Naloxone is not the solution to everything, but it’s the start,” [Governor] Wolf said. Wolf is asking for $34 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year, to be matched with $18 million from the federal government, to fund 50 post-treatment centers for drug abuse victims.Post-Gazette: Anti-overdose drug Naloxone has saved 1,000 lives, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces“We’ve saved 1,000 lives with naloxone,” Mr. Wolf said. “That’s 1,000 people [for whom] we’ve had the possibility of getting a cure, and addressing the fundamental problems they suffer from.”The Times: 1,000 residents saved across the state by first responders using naloxone“My administration is committed to doing whatever we can to meet the challenge,” Wolf said.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf celebrates over 1,000 lives saved by Naloxone (Video)
Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state, TheCable understands.The former international football player and coach had lost his wife of 33 years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.TheCable confirmed his death from a member of his family as well as one of his close associates.“He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife,” a friend said.He is survived by four children and his mother.Keshi, the only Nigerian coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations, achieved a rare feat in 2013 by becoming only the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach.The only other person to have achieved the feat is Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary. Keshi, a product of St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Lagos, started his playing career at a very young age at ACB Football Club, and later played for New Nigeria Bank, Stade d’Abidjan, Africa Sports, Lokeren, Anderlecht, RC Strasbourg, and a host of other clubs.He represented Nigeria from 1982, at age 20, till 1994, most of the time captaining the Super Eagles and scoring vital goals from his position as a central defender.He also coached Togo and Nigeria at the World Cup, as well as Mali.Keshi, nicknamed the “Big Boss” for his leadership skills, is the fifth member of the all-conquering 1994 team to die, following Uche Okafor, Thompson Oliha, Rashidi Yekini and Wilfred Agbonavbare.