Category: Coronavirus outbreak

A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients. The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, "focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic", on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a “serious problem” as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases. Get the latest information from the CDC, WHO, and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) about COVID-19. The US government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is facing a “serious problem,” as Covid-19 infections surge in […]

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The earliest known deaths from COVID-19 in the US went undetected for a week

The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent strategy to meet the cresting viral crisis

It’s a “public health train wreck in slow motion,” in the words of one health expert, and the best President Donald Trump cares to offer the thousands more Americans projected to shortly die of Covid-19 is the unsubstantiated prospect of a “beautiful surprise.” The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent national strategy to meet another cresting viral crisis, the […]

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Highlights of the 19th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (Images Chinadaily.com.cn)

Understanding China’s 2025 Ambitions

China is on a multi-year mission to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and as a result, Beijing is investing heavily in its own technological developments. Premier Li Keqiang announced the Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025) initiative in 2015 as a bid to significantly advance the country’s economy and industrial base with a goal of achieving manufacturing dominance by […]

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‘New York always comes back’: workers return as city enters phase two of reopening

‘New York always comes back’: workers return as city enters phase two of reopening

New York continues to be reeling from an epidemic tied to greater than 22,000 deaths and it continues to be observed how some distance other people shall be prepared to head. New York City has inched closer to restoring its reputation as a thriving, hectic metropolis, as the second phase of reopening begins in the city which experienced the deadliest […]

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Protect the Elderly During COVID-19

Taking Care of Our Elderly Community During COVID-19

Focusing on the social determinants of health The impact of COVID-19 is being felt most acutely by older patients whose health risks are compounded by multi-morbidity as well as compromised immune systems, decreased physiological reserve, frailty and sarcopenia. Data from the World Health Organization shows that more than 95% of COVID-19 deaths around the world have been among people over […]

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Tourists are starting to flock to Majorca again (Reuters)

Visitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency ends

Overseas visitors have begun arriving in Spain once more as the country reopens its borders and the three-month state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end. As the second most-visited country in the world, Spain is desperate to reactivate its vital tourism sector as soon as possible. The government has launched a publicity campaign […]

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The latest coronavirus outbreak in China is thought to have emerged from a wholesale food market. (Image by AFP)

Beijing reports 22 new virus cases as millions tested

The fresh cluster in Beijing has raised fears of a resurgence of the virus in China, which had largely brought the disease under control over recent months.

Dozens of communities have been sealed off in the city to contain the spread, with residents told to avoid non-essential travel and schools closed.

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