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- Open Longevity
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- Julia Rose United States
- 63,013 supporters
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- Plight of the Hermies
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- Fiona Paddon ., United Kingdom
- 750,733 supporters
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- Kelly-Anne Grace Applecross, AL, Australia
- 79,880 supporters
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- Aisha Truss-Miller & Family with the Black Youth Project
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- Ralph Kelly Sydney, NSW 2088, Australia
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Petition to Robert Spottswood, Michael Sole, Sonya Rood, Gary Nicklaus, Joshua Kellam, Gary Lester
FWC: Change Your Bear Killing Policy
FWC Change Your "Aggressive Bear" Killing PolicyUnder the current FWC policy, any bear that acts aggressively is killed. This policy does not take into account the circumstances that cause bears to act aggressively. This petition was made last year (2019) after a woman in Longwood, FL let her dog outside off-leash at night. The dog spotted a mother bear with cubs and started barking at the bears. The woman tried to run back to her house, which caused the bear to chase after her. She tripped and fell and hit her head. The bear bit her ankle. The mother bear perceived the dog and woman as a threat and as a warning bit, the woman and retreated. This incident could have been prevented had the Longwood community been properly storing their trash the main culprit in almost all bear-human conflicts. Also, dogs should be leashed, and if you live in bear country, you must canvass the area before taking your dog out and never run from a bear. In recent news (3/4/2020) a black bear scratched a man on the chest outside his home, officials say. The man was not seriously injured and declined medical attention. The FWC has set traps for the bear. We need to hold the FWC accountable for enforcing the standards and laws put into place to protect both humans and bears. In cases where bear attacks occur due to human negligence. A new policy must be implemented that holds humans accountable for their actions. Bears should not be killed for defending themselves or their cubs. Contact the FWC Commissioners at the link below and ask that a policy change be made that protects bears from being killed as a result of human error or carelessness. https://myfwc.com/contact/fwc-office/senior-staff/commissioners/ https://www.beardefenders.org/
Petition to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization, country leaders
We Call for Open Anonymized Medical Data on COVID-19 and Aging-Related Risk Factors
We hereby call for maximum openness of medical data from patients with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, in order to facilitate medical research and the development of new therapies and treatment regimens. We are grateful to the World Health Organization for its efforts in organizing counter-epidemic measures. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant problems in the organization of medical research and knowledge all over the globe. One of these issues is a greater need for research on age-mediated immune deficiency as a major mortality risk factor. It is established that elders have a much greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than young people. The fragility of old people could not explain this phenomenon, since for young children the death risk is very low. While the average mortality rate from COVID-19 among known cases in Hubei, China, was 2.3%, it was 14.8% among people over 80 y.o. COVID-19 is thus a disease opportunistically associated with aging. Increased COVID-19 mortality rate with age raises questions about what characteristics of biological aging lead to greater susceptibility to this and other infectious diseases. This may be due to dysfunction of the immune system in older ages, certain age-related epigenetic changes, decreased regenerative capacity, etc. Perhaps if there were ways to strengthen or regenerate the immunity of older people, this disease would not kill them. At the same time, there are examples of recovered patients at the age of 100 who may have had beneficial patterns of aging. Open medical data will allow us to explore the underlying biology of susceptibility or resilience to the pathogens. For example, it is important to explore interconnections between the expression of the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene (which is used as a receptor by the virus), the age of the patients and the outcomes of COVID-19, especially since popular antihypertensive drugs act on the closely related protein ACE as a target. A thorough analysis of the characteristics of COVID-19 patients is needed to understand the underlying causes of severe COVID-19 impact, for older patients in particular. This includes information on patient’s medical history, medications, vaccination, biomarkers, genomic and transcriptomic data, immune system biomarkers, CMV status, frailty assessment, and omics data on viral response. We need to globally organize open access to biomarkers and multi-omics data on older COVID-19 victims and survivors. WHO and the Member States should make the existing anonymized databases at their disposal truly open and accessible to researchers. Published research reveals plenty of epidemiological and virological data, including structural features of the viral capsid, its genome, as well as disease symptoms and mortality patterns, including patient age. There are, however, remaining important research opportunities. Scientific teams and laboratories worldwide could make critical discoveries if they had more data and additional information about COVID-19. We urge the World Health Organization and countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to jointly organize collection and open publication of unprocessed (raw) anonymous data about the people infected with COVID-19, including ill, deceased and recovered. Publication of initial raw data can connect hundreds of scientific groups working in different research areas, because the answers can lie in completely different areas of medicine and biology. The COVID-19 epidemic is growing daily, and it is not possible to predict its scale. Ineffective patient data management may cost many lives. Urgent action is needed on the part of the WHO, in collaboration with national authorities, especially in the countries with a high number of cases. This open medical data initiative can yield results crucial not only for combating COVID-19, but also for the prevention of other infectious diseases, especially among elders. COVID-19 is not the first serious coronavirus epidemic, and likely not the last pandemic in human history. Anti-epidemic measures alone are not sufficient to save the lives of older people who need therapy and prevention, and to fight against such epidemics. Additional efforts are required to develop new therapies and new anti-infectious and supportive medical approaches to improve the immune response. Copies of this letter were sent to the WHO, as well as country leaders. We will report their replies on the website http://eng.openlongevity.org/, where this document is also available for signing. We call for the enhancement of medical research, with massive collection and maximum transparency of medical data, regarding patients with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We call for your support of this initiative. Yours sincerely, Mikhail Batin, on behalf of Open Longevity Community and Science for Life Extension Foundation (Russia) Timofey Glinin, PhD, on behalf of Open Longevity Community and Science for Life Extension Foundation (Russia) Anastasia Egorova, on behalf of Open Longevity Community and Science for Life Extension Foundation (Russia) Ilia Stambler, PhD, on behalf of Israeli Longevity Alliance (Israel) and International Longevity Alliance Edouard Debonneuil, PhD, on behalf of Longévité & Santé (France) and International Longevity Alliance Alexander Tietz-Latza, on behalf of the Healthy Life Extension Society (Europe, Brussels) Didier Coeurnelle, on behalf of Technoprog (France) and International Longevity Alliance Walter Crompton, Executive Director, the American Longevity Alliance (USA) Daria Khaltourina, PhD, on behalf of Council for Public Health and the Problems of Demography (Russia) and International Longevity Alliance Anton Kulaga, on behalf of the International Longevity Alliance Robi Tacutu, PhD, Systems Biology Group of Aging, Dept. of Bioinformatics and Structural Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, Romanian Academy (Romania) Robert J. Shmookler Reis, D.Phil., Dept. of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR (USA) Maria Entraigues Abramson, International Longevity Alliance (USA) Antti Peltonen, MSc, on behalf of the Finnish Longevity Alliance (Finland) Martin Lipovšek, on behalf of the Slovenian Society for vital life extension (Slovenia) Peter Engelhardt, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Genetics, Aalto University (Finland) Akinloye Josiah, MSc, on behalf of the International Longevity Alliance (Nigeria) Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, PhD, Professor at Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool (UK) Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation (USA) Georg Füllen, Prof. Dr. (head), Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research (Rostock, Germany)
Petition to Jimmy Anderson, Jill Billings, Katrina Shankland, Dave Hansen, Robin Vos, Dave Considine, Tony Evers, Adam Neylon, Cindi S. Duchow, John Jagler, Travis Tranel, David Steffen, Tyler August, Rob Staf...
Cap Insulin Prices in Wisconsin
As a person managing type 1 diabetes myself of over 15+ years, I understand that affordable insulin is truly a life and death matter. Simply put, INSULIN IS NOT OPTIONAL. That’s why I am seizing the opportunity to support proposed legislation that would cap the amount insulin can cost in Wisconsin. I need your help to make this law a reality. There is a health care crisis happening around the country. Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 1.25 million Americans. 200,000 of them are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes - it is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Insulin should not be so expensive that people have to worry about how they’re going to afford this life-saving medication. I’m proud that my home state of Wisconsin could become the next state, after Colorado, to put a price cap on insulin. Although $100 per month for insulin remains unaffordable for many, this legislation is an important first step and is very exciting -- particularly because insulin can cost as much as $500 per month. My hope is that Wisconsin can help lead the national conversation around health care reform, but I need your support to make it happen. Add your signature of care and tell the Wisconsin Legislature to cap the price of insulin in Wisconsin at $100 per 30-day supply. The pharmaceutical companies that control insulin pricing should be ashamed. This law can help put some humanity back into our healthcare system by making insulin more affordable for thousands of people. Help make this legislation a reality. If Colorado can do it, so can Wisconsin, and so can every state so that no matter where a diabetic lives, they can access life-saving medication without emptying their bank accounts. Learn more about Type 1 Diabetes at beyondtype1.org. Please add your signature to this document to show your government representatives, Reps. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Jill Billings (D-LaCrosse), Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), that you support the Wisconsin Insulin Price Cap Bill. This will help Wisconsin families everywhere live easier while managing the auto-immune disease, type 1 diabetes. Help to end disparities in the type 1 diabetes community so all families of different socioeconomic circumstances managing the condition can live easier with it. The official definition for type 1 diabetes, as told by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is: "Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive." Type 1 diabetes effects approximately 1.25 million Americans. Of this number, 200,000 are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes. It is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Should this bill go through, people managing type 1 diabetes can be less stressed about the cost and reach better blood-glucose levels to live better with the condition. Learn more about T1D community disparities here: https://insulinnation.com/living/reducing-disparities-in-the-type-1-diabetes-community/. Learn more about the bill here: https://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news/2019/07/24/legislative-proposal-would-cap-cost-of-insulin-in-wisconsin/ Watch this petition for updates.
Petition to Sunsations , Ronnie Sibony, Larry Bublick
Sunsations: Hermit Crabs Aren't Souvenirs!
Hermit crabs are complex animals who can live for over 30 years in their natural habitat, the tropical seashore. These social beings thrive in large colonies and often sleep piled up together. They enjoy climbing, foraging, and exploring and even work in teams to find food. When two crabs meet for the first time, they become acquainted through an elaborate exchange of clicking noises. These sensitive animals will even rub and nurse their wounds when they’re injured. Every single land hermit crab sold in souvenir shops like Sunsations—hundreds of thousands every year—has been caught from the wild, as these animals do not breed readily in captivity. Investigative footage has revealed that to the souvenir industry, hermit crabs are nothing more than disposable trinkets. A shocking investigation of one hermit crab supplier* in Florida, for example, recently revealed what happens to many hermit crabs after being ripped from the seashore, before they reach store shelves: They are confined in filthy, crowded warehouses by the thousands and tossed in bags with hundreds of others to be shipped to retailers. Hermit crabs depend on their natural shells for protection, yet in another video, these delicate animals are shown being forcibly shoved into painted shells to be sold to tourists. Clearly, for an industry that profits off selling millions of these tiny animals, animal welfare isn't even an afterthought. Once at the boardwalk, hermit crabs are sold to tourists in tiny, barren cages with some pebbles and a plastic palm tree. Deprived of everything natural to them, they are destined to die in mere months. They often spend their short captive lives slowly perishing from suffocation because their modified gills require high humidity to breathe. These crabs also need deep substrate to molt and grow; without it, their bodies will halt the molting process until their death. Many are slowly poisoned by chlorinated tap water and the toxic paint adorning their shells. Hermit crabs don’t care if they’re pink or purple, but they pay with their lives because we do. Sunsations is a beloved family store—but it is also one of the largest sellers of wild hermit crabs on the East Coast. Its customers would be shocked to learn that these crabs are wild animals who are torn from their habitats to be sold in barren, crowded conditions that lead to their untimely deaths. Please join us in telling Sunsations to stop supporting the cruel hermit crab trade. Urge it replace the sale of living hermit crabs—who are so much more than mere trinkets—with non-living souvenirs that will truly last for generations to come instead of rotting in a cage by summer's end. To learn more, visit www.PlightoftheHermies.org. Thank you. *PETA investigation, not a Sunsations supplier
Plight of the Hermies
Petition to The Rt Matt Hancock MP, Prof Dame Sally Davies, Dr Duncan Selbie
Provide tests for Group B Strep to prevent any more avoidable deaths of newborn babies
… the NHS. Since 2003, the UK has used ‘risk factors’ to guess which pregnant women might be at risk …. Risk factors are poor at predicting which babies will develop the infection -- the number of babies…
., United Kingdom
Petition to Greg Hunt
Help Aust midwives change crazy legislation so that women AND babies count as patients.
As it stands today babies born in hospital in Australia are admitted but not as patients and they are not counted in the number of patients in a midwife’s care, doubling the actual workload and reducing the amount of time that can be spent with each mother at such a vital time. The government makes this ruling based on the premise that newborns will be completely cared for by their mother. Even well babies born in hospitals though, will need specialised observations, investigations and often treatment that can only be provided by Registered Midwives or Registered Nurses. Often mums are unable to independently care for their well babies following, for example, Caesarean section birth. Common clinical care for babies includes: 2 hours of continuous oxygen saturation monitoring post birth plus 15 minutely observations, blood glucose monitoring for babies of mothers with diabetes, IV antibiotics, neonatal medications, blood tests, phototherapy for jaundice, specialised observations for sepsis risk/meconium aspiration/drug withdrawal are all common in high risk hospital environments. And becoming more and more so. These tasks have been added to the workloads of Midwives over the years, and with the growing number of women with complicated pregnancies the workloads are becoming increasingly unmanageable. Midwives are are expected to care for the same number of women as always, but the babies don’t count in their patient load. This needs to change now. These babies need to be recognised as patients in their own right and funded as such. Midwives need time to provide care to babies without compromising their ability to provide care for women’s physical, psychological and emotional health as they adjust to motherhood and recover from the birth of their baby. We need to provide important breastfeeding support, newborn care education, safety education, discharge planning etc. We want the government to change the way babies are classified in hospitals where they receive clinical care like any other human being. My letter to the health ministers explains in more detail what and why we need change to happen now. I am hoping for a response to that and to this petition ASAP. Maybe by the time International day of the Midwife arrives in May we can get this through. We need parents and parents-to-be to partner with us. Please add your voice to our cause and sign the petition. The change has to come from the federal health department, which is why this petition is directed to the Minister and Shadow Minister for Health.
Applecross, AL, Australia
Petition to President Obama
President Obama: Make a Speech in Chicago Addressing the Crisis of Gun Violence
… factors that threaten the lives of inner-city youth; namely gun violence and the illegal distribution and…
Aisha Truss-Miller & Family with the Black Youth Project
Petition to Cressida Dick, Sadiq Khan, Theresa May MP, Neil Coyle
The officers who have critically injured Terrell Jones-Burton SACKED and CHARGED!!!
Terrell Decosta Jones-Burton was knocked unconscious after he was allegedly “charged” by an officer as he cycled along the road near his home in Bermondsey, south London. Dramatic CCTV footage apparently shows a pursuing officer “rugby tackle” Terrell from his bike before the teenager’s head smashes into the doorway of a chicken shop. WE NEED TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT YOUTHS FROM THE METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE AMONGST OTHERS!!! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND CANNOT BE ALLOWED IN OUR SOCIETY!!! #JUSTICEFORTERRELL PLEASE SHARE AND SIGN THE PETITION SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THE OFFICERS SACKED WITH NO CHANCE OF APPEAL!!!!
Greenwich, United Kingdom
Petition to The Premier of NSW - The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP.
The Premier of NSW - The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP: Reform sentencing laws to curb alcohol-fuelled violence
… factors that must be taken into account. This would help stop attacks on the most defenceless and…
Sydney, NSW 2088, Australia
Petition to Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
Help stop avoidable stillbirths by giving doppler scans to all pregnant women
… in 200 babies dies before birth, mostly to mothers with no known risk factors. Research by Prof…
Rode, ENG, United Kingdom
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