Since the first reports of the novel coronavirus, the list of known symptoms has changed, as has our understanding of what the virus does to the body. Health advice, for both governments and individuals, has evolved, too. Read the full article at The South China Morning Post.
Examples of innovations in Africa aren’t getting the fanfare they would do if they emerged from Europe or the US. Remember, early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the speculation as to how apocalyptic it would be if this disease hit the African continent? There was deep anxiety about what it would mean for countries with
Covid-19 may not have originated in China, Oxford University expert believes. Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive – rather than starting in China, an Oxford University expert believes. Please read the details at Yahoo news.
South Asian people are the most likely to die from coronavirus after being admitted to hospital in Great Britain, major analysis shows. It is the only ethnic group to have a raised risk of death in hospital and is partly due to high levels of diabetes. Please read the full article at BBC.
When tens of thousands of people hit the streets protesting the police killing of George Floyd, many worried that the crowds—often too dense to allow the recommended 6 feet of social distancing—would spark a new wave of COVID-19 cases. Yet in New York, city and state officials tell me, there have been no spikes of the illness.
Weeks after India eased what was arguably the world’s harshest lockdown, and four months after its first recorded Covid-19 infection, its case number is skyrocketing. Read the details at BBC
In what could be a foreboding for Nepal, this report from Hindustan Times analyzes the mortality rate in India taking age group into consideration. Though the absolute mortality rate in India is low compared to other countries, where age-specific numbers are available, it has been seen that India’s Case Fatality Rate is four times more
With a high number of daily arrivals from China, Europe, US and other parts of SE Asia where the virus was spreading in February and March, Thailand was tipped to become another hotspot for COVID-19. However, the government’s approach to ‘comprehensive contact trace’ seems to be working. This is different from the recommendations of the
A picture is emerging of the kind of society needed to withstand the future outbreaks scientists say are inevitable. Please read the full article at The Guardian