The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific
The World Health Organization warns that while attention has shifted to epicenters in Western Europe and North America, COVID-19 epidemics are “far from over” in Asia and the Pacific
[DW] Following four deaths in western Congo, 1,000km from the ongoing outbreak, authorities have reported a new Ebola epidemic. "COVID-19 is not the only health threat people face," WHO chief Tedros said.
[Daily Maverick] Pandemics (and epidemics) are among the four epoch-making events in history - the other three being wars, revolutions and economic crashes like the 1929 Depression. Thus, the question on everyone's lips is whether Covid-19 itself will be epoch-making?
The K value sheds light on how the transmission rate varies and can help identify clustersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen deciding how and when lockdown restrictions will be lifted across the UK, the government has said theR value, denoting how many people on average one infected person will themselves infect, is crucial. But experts say another metric is becoming increasingly important: K.Continue reading...
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Every time she has to buy groceries lately, Lily Marquez gets worried. She lives in a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco with her two young children, her husband, her chronically ill mother-in-law, and her husband’s grandmother. Both of the older women are at high-risk of becoming severely ill if they get COVID-19, and she doesn’t want to be the one to infect them. But while many Americans have switched to online grocery shopping to avoid crowded spaces during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that’s not an option for Marquez—or the millions of other low-income women and children who rely on th...
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- As if the childhood obesity epidemic isn't bad enough, new research warns that over one million more American boys and girls stand to become obese if coronavirus-related school closures continue through the end of the...
(University of Sydney) A study conducted in Sydney, Australia, during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.
The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic has clearly entered a new stage with rapid spread in countries outside China (Zou et al., 2020). It has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The Chinese government has taken serious actions and made unremitted efforts in prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic, including imposing quarantines and travel restrictions on an unprecedented scale and investing a huge amount of medical resources (WHO, 2020). Currently, a large number of COVID-19 patients in Wuhan have been cured and discharged.
Authors: Real de Asúa D, Galván JM, Iglesias J, Fernández J, en representación del Grupo de Trabajo sobre triaje durante la epidemia de COVID-19 del Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Grupo de trabajo sobre triaje durante la epidemia de COVID-19 del Hospital Universitario de La Princesa PMID: 32466974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]