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US Embassy in Jerusalem is Doing More Harm Than Any Good

The move of the US to open a US Embassy in Jerusalem has been drawing criticism since the inception of the idea.

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US Embassy in Jerusalem drawing criticism from across the world. Pixabay

By Ajay Kumar

The move of the US to open a US Embassy in Jerusalem has been drawing criticism since the inception of the idea. On Monday, Israeli troops killed at least 58 Palestinians while they were protesting which coincidentally was on the same day, the US was opening its Embassy in Jerusalem. Following this, on Tuesday fresh protests erupted at the Gaza border.

International agencies and authorities are condemning the decision of use of force by Israel unarmed Palestinian protesters on Monday, the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 Israeli invasion. In the violence, at least 2,700 people were injured.

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US Superbug Infections Rising, but Deaths Falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017

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Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. (Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). VOA

Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that make conquered germs once again untreatable.US

So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017. That’s down 18% from 2013.

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So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. Pixabay

Officials credit an intense effort in hospitals to control the spread of particularly dangerous infections.

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But while deaths are going down, the report says infections overall increased nationally. And while superbugs mainly have been considered a hospital problem, they are appearing much more often elsewhere. (VOA)

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