What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Countries around the world continue easing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and regaining a bit of what life was like before the outbreak
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Idlibschools close; new outbreak promptsHong Kong to close all schools; Bolivia leader and Venezuelan Socialist party bosstest positiveIdlib ’s first Covid-19 case sparks fear of fresh disasterScott Morrison says Australia will halve rate of international arrivalsWHO inquiry aims to ‘stop the world being blindsided again’Disney World set to reopen despite coronavirus surge in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live5.23pmBSTMike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization ’s emergencies programme, said on Friday that an outbreak of pneumonia in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “...
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(BEIJING) — Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday to fix the “scope and terms of reference” for a WHO-led international mission aimed at learning how the virus jumped from animals to humans, an agency statement said. Scientists believe the virus may have originated in bats, then was transmitted through another mammal such as a civet cat or an armadill...
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“The Covid outbreak has made everyone realise the value of public services. They’re at the heart of every community and must be protected and strengthened.” Dave Prentis Fighting to save lives in our hospitals. Caring for our most vulnerable in care homes. Working to get our children returned to schools safely. Collecting our rubbish. While so many people have stayed at home – UNISON members have been on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Coronavirus has put a spotlight on the incredible work UNISON members like you do. Vital, lifesaving work that has kept our country going in the face of ...
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Covid-19 outbreak accelerates across Africa; Venezuelan Socialist Party boss also tests positive; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ‘in good health’. Follow the latest updates:South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continentBolivia ’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results1.54amBSTPlans for the fall semester at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, are in question after 47 new Covid-19 cases tied to frate...
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WHO says pandemic is still accelerating; Hundreds of Romanians check themselves out of hospital; Serbia considers new lockdown. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results12.39amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa cases12.05amBSTSouth Africa announced Thursday...
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AbstractThe current Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, the cause of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has influenced health globally. So far, there are no established management options and prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, and those who develop COVID-19. Documented scientific evidences in similar viral outbreaks in past suggested few therapy regimens. These rather have not shown promising results in management of current pandemic. So, in the current review, we are exploring novel treatment strategies and therapies that are being explored and are in clinical and pr...
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We describe these psychological threats, provide clinical context for them, and offer practical suggestions for managing them, for the benefit of patients, their caregivers, and clinicians. Our hope is that, by sharing our clinical experience, we can help other oncologists increase their awareness of the psychological impact of the pandemic on cancer patients and implement solutions. Managing these challenges now should translate into improved standards of care when this infective storm is over. Paradoxically, COVID-19 could be an opportunity to learn how to better manage cancer care.
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Cases make it ‘harder to imagine bringing our campus community back’ as planned, university saysPlans for the fall semester at the University of California, Berkeley, are in question after 47 new Covid-19 cases tied to fraternity parties emerged in the past week. University officials warn the outbreak could jeopardize the ability to move forward with in-person classes in the months ahead.“We have seen the number of University Health Services positive cases increase from a running total of 23 since the start of the pandemic, to 47 new cases in just one week,” university officialswrote in a letter.Continue reading...
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The government ’s preference for centralisation and the private sector has undermined England’s response to the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe easing of the national lockdown has shifted the focus from central government to local authorities. Councils across England have made good progress in developing local outbreak plans and building capacity for contact tracing, working with Public Health England to decide how to manage outbreaks such as theone in Leicester.But the main challenge facing councils is accessing the data about what is happening in their areas. Andy...
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Authors: Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Neurath MF, Zopf Y Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) outbreak is the most dramatic event since World War II. Originating as a cluster of unexplained cases of pneumonia, it turned out that this viral disease termed COVID-19 is not only a respiratory infection, but a systemic disease associated with a number of extrapulmonary complications. One of the medical disciplines that is strongly affected by this viral infection is gastroenterology. COVID-19 causes in some patients typical symptoms of enteritis such as diarrhea or abdominal pain. There is als...
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