Coronavirus boosts rubber gloves and surgical shares
Traders in Asia have sought ways to cash in on epidemic of deadly virus
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Jason A. TetroAbstractOne of the most perplexing questions regarding the current COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic is the discrepancy between the severity of cases observed in the Hubei province of China and those occurring elsewhere in the world. One possible answer is antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) of SARS-CoV-2 due to prior exposure to other coronaviruses. ADE modulates the immune response and can elicit sustained inflammation, lymphopenia, and/or cytokine storm, one or all of which have been documented in severe cases and deat...
The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Marius Gilbert, Giulia Pullano, Francesco Pinotti, Eugenio Valdano, Chiara Poletto, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Eric D'Ortenzio, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Serge Paul Eholie, Mathias Altmann, Bernardo Gutierrez, Moritz U G Kraemer, Vittoria ColizzaSummaryBackgroundThe novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily re...
China reported a sharp decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central bank predicted a limited short-term economic impact and said the country was confident of winning the fight against the epidemic.
COVID-19, perhaps still better known as novel coronavirus, is a dangerous and rapidly spreading disease that governments and healthcare stakeholders are working around the world to contain. But how is new technology shaping the narrative of this epidemic, and is it making it easier to manage than previous outbreaks?
An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic - and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.Reuters Health Information
Sadly, it’s predictable that crooks, swindlers and others with malicious intent would take advantage of the fear surrounding the international outbreak of an unexpected and little-known disease. As it turns out, the Coronavirus epidemic is no exception. According to researchers at Proofpoint, in recent times attackers have sent out hundreds of thousands of malicious messages […]
Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak's epicenter of Hubei province.
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon.
Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask factory to ease supplies and deter price gouging in some stores.