Africa: Elton John Launches Fund for HIV/Aids Work Amid Coronavirus
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The pop singer said he will fund solutions for people facing barriers to HIV or AIDS care due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Publication date: May 2020Source: Membrane Technology, Volume 2020, Issue 5Author(s):
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Agostino Ognibene, Maria Lorubbio, Pasqualino Magliocca, Emanuela Tripodo, Guendalina Vaggelli, Giovanni Iannelli, Marco Feri, Raffaele Scala, Alessandro Polcini Tartaglia, Angelo Galano, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Danilo Tacconi
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Obesity Research &Clinical PracticeAuthor(s): Diego Moriconi, Stefano Masi, Eleni Rebelos, Agostino Virdis, Maria Laura Manca, Salvatore De Marco, Stefano Taddei, Monica Nannipieri
CONCLUSIONS: The psychometric properties of the Italian version are satisfactory and confirm that CPDI is a tool fast, non-intrusive, administered online, and therefore 'safe' in a phase with a high risk of contagion. It allows, like a psychic thermoscan, to quickly detect the needs of the population and propose equally rapid interventions. PMID: 32489191 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Talevi D, Socci V, Carai M, Carnaghi G, Faleri S, Trebbi E, di Bernardo A, Capelli F, Pacitti F Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) caused by the novel Coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 is currently a pandemic. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the CoViD-19 outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern. The virus has already had a direct impact on the physical health of million people, and besides, it is supposed to pose a mental health threat of great magnitude globally. This review aims at synthesizing mounting evidence concerning the immediate psy...
CoViD-19 and stress in the pandemic: "sanity is not statistical". Riv Psichiatr. 2020 May-Jun;55(3):1e-6e Authors: Biondi M, Iannitelli A Abstract CoViD-19 pandemic is causing serious consequences on mental health, consequences that are considered that bad that World Health Organization has affirmed that mental health defence is priority in this particular moment of development of pandemic. In light of this alertness, what we are interested in approaching in this work, is the specific stress condition caused by pandemic, which underlies and precedes the described classification of diseases an...
[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
[The Conversation Africa] The coronavirus pandemic is accompanied by what the World Health Organisation describes as an "infodemic" - misinformation, disinformation or conspiracy theories: "coronavirus myths". These circulate on social media and are further disseminated by influencers, the click-bait infotainment "penny dreadfuls" of the internet, mainstream media which repeat them for audiences to shake their heads at the apparent credulity of others, and some world leaders.
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
[African Arguments] As we are re-learning with the coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak and global spread of a novel disease, which has neither vaccine nor proven cure, causes panic. More precisely, it causes political leaders and communities to resort to behaviours that intensify confusion and anxiety. Meanwhile, despite expert assurances to the contrary, public health 'best practices' are at best well-informed projections with the uncertainty factors on mute. At worst they can be superstitions.