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Panorama des apports de la vaccination en #Océanie 🌺

1. En commençant par les coïncidences spectaculaires mais malheureusement mortelles, juste au moment où pratiquement 100% des adultes sont complètement vaccinés :
Aux #Samoa
2. Les #Tonga
~107k habitants, contre 202k pour les Samoa et une population très jeune dans les 2 (>30% de moins de 12 ans et <6% de 65+)
3. L'archipel de #Vanuatu est bien plus rétif à la vaccination.
On se demande bien ce qui pourrait expliquer ce faible engouement 🤨
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Today is World #OralHealth Day.
Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people 🌏🌍🌎
They cause:
🔹 pain
🔹 discomfort
🔹 disfigurement
🔹 death
Oral diseases can be caused by a range of modifiable behaviors including:

🔹 unhealthy diet high in sugar
🔹 use of tobacco
🔹 alcohol consumption
🔹 poor hygiene
🔹 inadequate exposure to fluoride

The most common #OralHealth diseases are:

🔹 dental caries
🔹 periodontal diseases
🔹 oral cancer
🔹 oro-dental trauma
🔹 cleft lip and palate
🔹 noma: a severe gangrenous disease starting in the mouth mostly affecting children
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~ 2 Meter #Tsunami in Nuku'alofa, Tonga nach der erneuten heftigen Explosion des Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Vulkans. Die ersten Wellen haben auch Fidschi erreicht. Ich hoffe, die seit gestern bestehende Tsunami-Warnung wurde ernst genommen…
Apia, Hauptstadt von Samoa, hat der #Tsunami ebenfalls erreicht. Das PTWC hat gerade auch eine Tsunami Advisory für Amerikanisch-Samoa herausgegeben… Messungen aus der dortigen Hauptstadt Pago Pago…
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-- Vaccinating the Pacific --

By @AlexandreDayant - projecting #Covid19 vaccination rates and timelines for 14 countries across the Pacific Islands region.
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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It’s #InternationalPodcastDay🎙️ & a big 🌏of #podcasts out there. We want to give a shout out to #PacificPodcasts that inspire, amuse, encourage challenge us every time we listen 🙌🏽 ❤️. Season 2 of #VosaPodcast kicks off soon, but in the meantime make sure you check out 👇🏽 1/ Image
The @DeepPacificPod covers cultural, political & social issues facing #Pasifika everywhere. By sharing great stories from across the #Pacific 🌊 it successfully manages to bring us all a little closer. Dive in: #InternationalPodcastDay🎙#PacificPodcasts 2/ Image
On Sistas Let's Talk, host @wayne_hilda has covered #Pacificwomen in business, sport, & love, while tackling #climatechange, #mentalhealth & #periodpoverty & its only S1 🙌🏽🥇.
Listen: @radioaustralia
Podcast:… #PacificPodcasts #InternationalPodcastDay🎙️3/ Image
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M8.0 #quake now reported in #Kermadec island range. Another #tsunami warning from @NWS_PTWC.
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MELANESIAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS & CULTURE. Vanuatu will host the next Melanesian Arts Festival in 2022 (generally 1st 2 weeks of July) #MelanesianArtsFestival #vanuatu
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#Tsunami up to a meter in height above tide levels possible for some coasts of #Fiji, #New Zealand and #Vanuatu, warns @NWS_PTWC following a M7.7 #quake. Image
“Tsunami waves have been observed,” according to @NWS_PTWC.
Update: Hazardous #tsunami waves possible within 1000km of the #quake epicenter along the coasts of #Fiji, #NewCaledonia and #Vanuatu, according to @NWS_PTWC.
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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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It's #WorldDiabetesDay

#COVID19 causes fear & suffering for people with #diabetes:
1⃣ They have ↗️ risk of severe disease & death when infected with COVID-19
2⃣ Delay in diagnosis may result in more advanced disease & complications
3⃣ Delayed, incomplete, interrupted treatment
WHO estimates that 6% of the 🌐’s population has #diabetes. The total number today is 4⃣ times what it was in 1980.
What’s more, the number is ↗️ most rapidly in low-and-middle-income countries, which are the least well-equipped to provide treatment.

On #WorldDiabetesDay, WHO is announcing the Global Diabetes Compact, a comprehensive and inclusive approach to support countries in implementing effective programmes for the prevention and management of #diabetes.

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#Coronavirus: Vanuatu Island Records First Case Of COVID-19 In Traveler From The #US 😥…

#Vanuatu has recorded its first #Covid_19 case, health officials announced Wednesday, ending the Pacific island nation’s status as one of the few countries...
... in the world to remain virus-free. The health department said a 23-year-old man who had recently returned from the #UnitedStates was confirmed to have the virus on Tuesday after being tested in quarantine."

#Vanuatu #Covid19
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Thank you PM Bob Loughman of #Vanuatu for speaking out at the UN today. You brought many important issues such as human rights conditions across the Pacific. We urge you to also look at the findings from the United States DOS Human Rights report 2019 on the condition in Vanuatu: Image
You can read the entire report here in the link below. But for convenience, here is the highlights: 1. Vanuatu is a vassal of China. China already gives hundreds of millions of US dollars to Vanuatu.…
On July 5 2019, Vanuatu authorities assisted Chinese police to deport six Chinese people (4 are Vanuatu citizens). After the Chinese Embassy provided warrants, Vanuatu arrested and deported them. They had no legal hearing before being deported.…
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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
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @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."…
"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."…
"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."…
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🇨🇳 EE.UU ha acusado a #China de utilizar su poderío militar y económico -mediante la iniciativa One Belt One Road- para ejercer su influencia en países menos desarrollados.

Aunque lo niegue, China está aprovechando su poder para su beneficio geoestratégico.

⬇️ Abro hilo ⬇️
🇹🇴 #Tonga es el último país en unirse a la iniciativa OBOR a cambio de aumentar 5 años el plazo para devolver los préstamos concedidos por China.

Nukualofa debe a Pekín 115 millones de dólares, lo que equivale a casi un tercio del Producto Interior Bruto anual.
🇱🇰 #SriLanka tuvo que arrendar a 'China Merchants Port Holdings' el 70% del puerto de Hambantota por un periodo de 99 años a cambio de 1.100 millones de dólares.

Colombo se vio obligado a realizar esta concesión debido a la enorme deuda externa contraída con Pekín desde 2007.
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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