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NEW RESEARCH:

-- Vaccinating the Pacific --

By @AlexandreDayant - projecting #Covid19 vaccination rates and timelines for 14 countries across the Pacific Islands region.

pacificvaccination.lowyinstitute.org
The research reveals a region divided. Countries in the Northern Pacific have benefitted from the United States' vaccine rollout, and small island nations have been quick to take advantage of supply to reach high coverage rates.
But countries in Melanesia are lagging behind, with #SolomonIslands, #Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea expected to reach less than 20 percent of their population by the end of 2022. #PNG is projected to reach only 35 percent coverage by 2026.
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Opening of the Small Island Developing States Summit for health with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/c6gowDI2MTAy…
"I would like to warmly welcome you to the SIDS Summit for Health, the first ever gathering of leaders focusing exclusively on health in Small Island Developing States. Today is about you and the many health threats your nations face"-@DrTedros
"#COVID19 has presented a dire economic and health crisis for SIDS, while other health risks such as #ClimateChange, non-communicable diseases and malnutrition have further put your communities at risk"-@DrTedros
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BREAKING🚨🚨

A MASSIVE 7.9 EARTHQUAKE HIT SOUTH OF LOYALTIY ISLAND. A TSUNAMI WARNING IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.9 Loyalty Islands Region 0520PST Feb 10: Event is being reviewed to determine threat to CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
perviouse a 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake hit minuts before.
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#SolomonIslands #UnitedKingdom #Australia #Norway #Bomb #Disposal

Two bomb defusers from Great Britain and Australia were killed in the Solomon Islands when remains of ordnance from World War II exploded in an office of the Norwegian People's Aid.
According to the Norwegian People's Aid, the bomb disposal workers were in action in the Solomon Islands to collect data on remains of ammunition from World War II.
Police said the men were carrying out unauthorized work with ammunition in a residential area in the capital Honiara. "We do not know exactly what led to the explosions.
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#Shaking detected

5.1MWW #Magnitude #Earthquake reported

62 km W of #Panguna, #PapuaNewGuinea, #PNG
82km deep

17.09.2020/ 03:27:37 (UTC)
GPS: 6.253, 154.927

reported by @USGS Image
@geonet classefie it as a Magnitude 5.9MB, 3815 km north-west of Whangarei (#NewZeeland)
This plot shows 1 hour of data from the nearest available seismic station in the Global Seismographic Network.

#Honiara, #SolomonIslands (9.4387° S x 159.9475° E) #PapuaNewguinea #PNG #Earthquake

Distance from Epicenter to the seismograph IU-#HNR = 657km SW
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021? imf.org/~/media/Files/… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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"Under a secretive deal signed last month with a provincial government in the [#SolomonIslands], a Beijing-based company with close ties to the CCP has secured exclusive development rights for the entire island [of #Tulagi] & its surroundings."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
"The island of #Tulagi served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain then Japan, and during #WorldWarII, its natural deepwater harbor made it a military gem. Now, #China is moving in with plans to effectively take control."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
"Even compared to previous #Chinese development deals in nearby countries — including a wharf in #Vanuatu, whose terms were not publicly released for years — the #Tulagi agreement is remarkable for both its scope and lack of public input."

nytimes.com/2019/10/16/wor…
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The #UnitedNations still has an unfulfilled promised to🇵🇸#Palestine, a commitment that was adopted 70 years ago at the General Assembly & has not materialized yet: the creation of its free & sovereign State.-🇧🇴#Bolivia's Amb. to the #UN, @SachaLlorenti
"70 yrs ago the #UN made 2 promises to the world
1st was to create a free & sovereign state of #Israel,the promise was fulfilled
2nd promise was to create a free independent & sovereign state of #Palestine
We're talking of more than 70yrs of an unfulfilled promise"#Bolivia UN Amb
"One of the parties has built checkpoints in occupied #Palestinian Territories,
an annexation wall along the #WestBank, illegal settlements,responsible for preventing the return of more than👉#6MILLION👈Palestinian refugees to their homes,..."@SachaLlorenti,#Bolivia's Amb. to #UN
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