A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

There ’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions.
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Authors: Ng QX, De Deyn MLZQ, Loke W, Yeo WS Abstract Yemen has been faced with the worst cholera epidemic of modern times, with more than 1 million suspected cases and 3000 deaths at the time of writing. This problem is largely due to the longstanding civil war between pro-government forces and the Houthi armed movement, which has severely damaged already vulnerable sanitation and healthcare facilities and systems in the country. It is further compounded by a dire lack of basic amenities, chronic malnutrition, and unfavourable weather conditions. Another contributory component may be aerial transfer by cholera-inf...
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Abstract In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or (2019-nCoV) with unknown origin spread in Hubei province of China. The epidemic disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 called coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). The presence of COVID-19 was manifested by several symptoms, ranging from asymptomatic/mild symptoms to severe illness and death. The viral infection expanded internationally and WHO announced a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. To quickly diagnose and control such a highly infectious disease, suspicious individuals were isolated and ...
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 Two decades of pandemic war games failed to account for Donald Trump.  What's interesting about this is that they never realized they needed a way to simulate ineptitude. The scenarios foresaw leaky travel bans, a scramble for vaccines and disputes between state and federal leaders, but none could anticipate the current levels of dysfunction in the United States. The gist is that public health specialists have been running simulations of pandemics knowing that they will happen and that nations, and the world, need to be prepared. In these simulations, the U.S. was presumed to have the most robust ...
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Wearing face shields, masks, two layers of gloves and navy cotton overalls, two scientists carefully lift off a metal manhole cover to reveal the cumulative waste of some 400 migrant workers. As one of them lowers a yellow rubber tube into the fetid sewer outside a dormitory in central Singapore, a third explains how samples of the brownish liquid provide a crude snapshot of how the city-state is trying to keep a step ahead of the coronavirus. Wastewater surveillance — which Dutch scientists showed in March can identify evidence of the pathogen earlier than testing patients — is one of a handful of strategies a...
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By MICHEL ACCAD, MD With cases of COVID-19 either disappeared or rapidly diminishing from places like Wuhan, Italy, New York, and Sweden, many voices are speculating that herd immunity may have been reached in those areas and that it may be at hand in the remaining parts of the world that are still struggling with the pandemic.  Lockdowns should end—or may not have been needed to begin with, they conclude. Adding plausibility to their speculation is the discovery of biological evidence suggesting that prior exposure to other coronaviruses may confer some degree of immunity against SARS-CoV...
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California cases pass New York ’s; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; South Africareports record number of daily deathsSouth Korea goes into recession as Australia flags huge deficitUS daily coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 for first time since JuneNearly a quarter of people in Delhi have had coronavirus, study findsUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live8.24amBSTSouth Africa has recorded a jump of nearly 60% in overall numbers of natural deaths in recent weeks, suggesting a much higher toll of coronavirus-related fatalities than officially reported.The...
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Preliminary resultsraise hopes experimental coronavirus vaccine could help end pandemicEngland ’s chief nurse dropped from briefing after refusing to back CummingsNHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised ChinaGovernment admits breaking privacy law with NHS test and traceGlobal coronavirus updates – liveUK risks China ’s wrath by suspending Hong Kong extradition treaty6.00pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live news: 'No country can get control of its epidemic' without contact tracing, says WHO5.50pmBSTContinue reading...
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Preliminary resultsraise hopes experimental coronavirus vaccine could help end pandemicEngland ’s chief nurse dropped from briefing after refusing to back CummingsNHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised ChinaGovernment admits breaking privacy law with NHS test and traceGlobal coronavirus updates – liveUK risks China ’s wrath by suspending Hong Kong extradition treaty6.00pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live news: 'No country can get control of its epidemic' without contact tracing, says WHO5.50pmBSTContinue reading...
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How seasonal viruses interact with the coronavirus is unknown – it may lessen or sharpen the pandemic – so flu vaccinations are vitalOptimists had hoped Covid-19 might not withstand the blistering heat of a British summer. However those hopes have faded: the virus staged a recent resurgence in Iran amid actual blistering temperatures, and has had no trouble persisting in sultry Singapore.But what happens to Covid-19, and us, when the rain and chill – and flu and sniffles – of autumn set in? Especially, how will the annual winter flu epidemic play out amid a Covid-19 pandemic?Continue reading...
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An unprecedented outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (CoV), subsequently termed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, emerged in Wuhan City (China) in December 2019. Despite rigorous containment and quarantine efforts, the incidence of COVID-19 continues to expand, causing explosive outbreaks in more than 160 countries with waves of morbidity and fatality, leading to significant public health problems. In the past 20 years, two additional epidemics caused by CoVs have occurred: severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV, which has caused a large-scale epidemic in China and 24 other countries; and respirator...
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