* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar co-authored a study paper entitled "Ethical dilemmas in the era of COVID-19" with Hassan Chamsi-Pasha, and Majed Chamsi Pasha. It was pubished in the Journal of Medicine volume 10 issue 3 which is sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society. The website is called www.avicennajmed.com .
In the abstract the paper referred to "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic placed an extraordinary demand on health systems and healthcare providers all over the world. The pandemic presented a number of unprecedented challenging ethical issues. Across the globe, hospitals are being challenged by a large number of patients presenting to the emergency room for treatment, creating scarcities of critical care resources, and uncovering the need for formal crisis standards of care. Difficult life and death decisions, which may create severe moral distress to the physicians, have to be made in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Other ethical issues, such as that related to conducting clinical trials during the pandemic, and the increase in domestic violence during the quarantine period, will be also discussed."
In the introduction the paper mentioned that "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has grasped the world in a firm grip, and individuals everywhere face unprecedented challenges in providing the best health care.
Healthcare organizations, across the world, have been rapidly reacting to different medical, ethical, and social challenges imposed by the pandemic."
Read more here.
* Alumnus Farooq Murshed sent a presentation of what he mentioned that Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) is "The term haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is used to describe an immune haemolytic anaemia which causes an infant to be born anaemic and jaundiced. In most tropical countries, HDN is three times more likely to be caused by ABO incompatibility than Rhesus incompatibility due to the low number of Rh negative women in African and Asian populations."
View the presentation here.
* Dr. Katherine Gundling, Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology at University of California, San Francisco presented an overview of the immune system, how it functions and what can go wrong.
It's a mini medical school for the public. The presentation is "The Immune System 101:It's a Jungle there; Introduction to Clinical Immunology".
Learn more here.
* Helen Lackner wrote an article entitled "How Yemen's Dream of Unity Turned Sour", published in Jacobin magazine under War & Imperlism/Law. She mentioned that "Thirty years ago today, Yemen united as one country in a mood of optimism about the future. Those hopes were to be cruelly disappointed, thanks to the destructive, self- serving record and rivalry of Yemen's political elites."
"We are now into the sixth year of an internationalized civil war that is destroying Yemen and has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It seems difficult to remember that on May 22 thirty years ago, Yemenis throughout the country were overjoyed and enthusiastic at the prospect of living in a single, unified state.
That day, the socialist People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY) and the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR) joined to form the Republic of Yemen. The popularity of the “Yemeni Unity” slogan throughout the two states had been one of a number of incentives that persuaded leaders in Sana’a and Aden to reach agreement."
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* Thanos Petouris wrote an article in Academia website about Sultan Sir Ali Bin Abdul Karim Bin Fadel Alabdali of Lahj.
"Sultan Sir ʿAli bin ʿAbd al-Karim bin Fadhl al-ʿAbdali of Lahj KBE (1922–2016).The Revolutionary Ruler
Since his death, ʿAli bin ʿAbd al-Karim of Lahj has become a symbol of resistance and freedom to South Yemenis who seek the restoration of an independent southern state.
One of the more controversial and misunderstood personalities in the history of British South Arabia was undeniably Sultan ʿAli bin ʿAbd al-Karim of Lahj. His six-year-long tenure at the helm of the largest and most important chiefdom of the Western Aden Protectorate was marked by the progressive deterioration of relations between Lahj and the British colonial authorities because of the independent policies he pursued in administering his state. Sultan ʿAli’s case typifies the challenges and pressures posed by British ‘indirect rule’ on local rulers at a time of rising nationalist, anti-colonial sentiment in South Arabia. His remit to serve the interests of his own people whilst being bound by British advice soon became impossible to reconcile, leading to his deposition and life long exile."
Read the article here.