Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

Virus may disappear before vaccine is discovered

A former WHO member cited a study by several countries’ researchers.

Karol Sikora, medical director of the Rutherford Cancer Centers and former head of the World Health Organization’s oncology program, said on Twitter that “there is a real possibility that the virus will naturally disappear before a vaccine is developed.”

Wales investigates potential of nicotine patches against Covid-19

Wales investigates potential of nicotine patches against Covid-19

Doctors routinely distribute nicotine patches to patients with coronaviruses and smokers.

Everyone knows that smokers are more likely to experience Covid-19 more severely, so a group of doctors in Wales will investigate the potential of nicotine patches to fight coronavirus. According to The Guardian, at the Royal Glamorgan hospital, doctors routinely distribute nicotine patches to patients with coronavirus and smokers…

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Dutch investigation identifies antibody capable of stopping Covid-19 infection

Whether this antibody can protect or reduce the severity of the disease in humans is now the challenge of this investigation

A group of researchers has identified a human monoclonal antibody capable of preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting cells.
According to the magazine Natura Communications, this discovery could mean that a first step towards treatment against Covid-19 is being taken.

European Union defines tourism as a priority

European Union defines tourism as a priority

European Ministers responsible for tourism met on videoconference to discuss the future of this sector.

The meeting was requested by Croatia with all the ministers responsible for tourism to discuss the future of this sector. At the meeting, which took place by videoconference, it was decided that tourism will have to be one of the priorities in the European Union’s recovery plan…

Newborns Wear Face Shields in Brazil

Newborns Wear Face Shields in Brazil

This measure was imposed by a Brazilian maternity hospital to avoid any type of contamination.

The Regional Hospital of Asa Norte, in Brasília, decided to start putting face shields on newborns, children of mothers diagnosed with the new coronavirus or with suspicion of having been infected…

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

Pollution reduction is not enough to combat climate change

The new coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a 6 percent drop in pollution.

The new coronavirus pandemic has brutally affected the entire planet, but as far as the environment is concerned, the news are more positive. The decrease in economic activity has led to a reduction in emissions of polluting gases, which this year is expected to be at least 6 percent…

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Trump says vaccine will be available by the end of the year

Several covid-19 vaccine projects are underway around the world.

“We plan to have a vaccine by the end of this year”, declared Donald Trump, during a special broadcast by Fox News television channel, broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial, a monument in Washington in honour of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln…

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

The conclusion is from the Global Report 2020 on Food Crises, released recently by the UN

This is the highest number in four years of existence of the report, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program.

Wuhan officially free from Covid-19

Wuhan officially free from Covid-19

The chinese city, epicenter of the new coronavirus, says it has not registered any case of infection for the first time in months.

Wuhan, the city where the new coronavirus was born, said Monday that it was “officially free” from Covid-19. The region does not register any new cases of infection for the first time in months and, in addition, in the last 24 hours, it has also not registered any fatalities and discharged all patients who were still in hospital…

Boris Johnson went back to work and asks the British people for patience

Boris Johnson went back to work and asks the British people for patience

The prime minister wants people to keep confined in order to avoid new waves of infections because of this “restraint of impatience”.

Boris Johnson, infected with Covid-19 virus, was speaking at the door of the official residence in Downing Street, to where he returned this Sunday, after having been in treatment outside London for two weeks. To the British people, he asked to “contain impatience, in order to avoid the economic disaster that a second wave of the pandemic could represent”…

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

Pandemic could cause over 500 million poor people worldwide

This estimate is from the report “The Price of Dignity” by the non-governmental organization Oxfam.

According to the NGO, the new coronavirus – and the consequent stop of the economies to contain the spread of it – can affect between 6 to 8% of the world population, causing more than 500 million people to be in poverty, if there are not enough support measures to be taken for the most deprived countries…

Maria Sharapova received over 2 million SMS in 40 hours

Maria Sharapova received over 2 million SMS in 40 hours

Former Russian tennis player decided to give the personal number to speak to people during her quarantine.

The period of social isolation can be quite boring and, therefore, Sharapova had the idea of sharing the mobile phone number on social networks for anyone who wanted to contact her, with the promise that she would respond to all messages sent to her…

Young woman died after contracting Covid-19 while waiting for a transplant

Young woman died after contracting Covid-19 while waiting for a transplant

Katie Horne, 21, succumbed to the virus

About four weeks ago, a young woman was urgently admitted to King’s College Hospital in London with a severe liver condition.
Katie, a native of West Sussex, ended up testing positive for Covid-19, which dropped her chance of being on the list for receiving a liver transplant…

Vanuatu Island hit by Category 5 cyclone

Vanuatu Island hit by Category 5 cyclone

Cyclone Harold caused 27 deaths in the Solomon Islands.

Cyclone winds show the violence of Cyclone Harold in the South Pacific. The category 5 storm – the most severe of the scale – reached the island of Vanuatu this Monday, with gusts of 215 km/ hour (133 mph), heavy rains and causing maritime phenomena.
Sanma province is the most affected.
Although the authorities did not report any injuries, the Red Cross reports damage to overturned houses and power lines, indicating that some people were forced to seek shelter in caves…

Nurse feels bad, continues to work and shortly after he dies of covid-19

Nurse feels bad, continues to work and shortly after he dies of covid-19

British young man died hours after showing the first symptoms.

A 23-year-old male nurse died of covid-19, just hours after having the first symptoms.
John Alagos was taking a 12-hour shift at Watford General Hospital when he started feeling bad. He asked to go home but, due to the lack of nurses, he had to finish his shift…

Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed around 68,125 people worldwide and has infected more than 1.2 million since December, according to an AFP agency report, at 8PM yesterday, through official sources in the various countries.
According to data collected by the French news agency, more than 1,244,740 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 191 countries and territories since the epidemic began last December in China…

Boris Johnson hospitalized for further exams

Boris Johnson hospitalized for further exams

British Prime Minister continues to show persistent symptoms of covid-19.

English Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for the new coronavirus ten days ago, was hospitalized yesterday for further tests.
“On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for tests”, the Downing Street spokesman said in a statement, adding that it was a “precautionary measure”.
Boris Johnson, 55, said he had tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 27 and has since remained isolated at his official London residence…

Koalas rescued from Australian fires return to natural habitat

Koalas rescued from Australian fires return to natural habitat

Animals are returning to the forests after the unprecedented fires have devastated more than a million hectares in the country

Four adult koalas and one younger koala were released in Kanangra-Boyd National Park, in New South Wales. They are the first of 12 koalas rescued from the Blue Mountains to return “home”, after being housed in January by the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Mother and daughter infected with coronavirus after attending funeral

Mother and daughter infected with coronavirus after attending funeral

Susan Nelson, 65, ended up dying.

The woman, born in Halesowen, in the United Kingdom, is one of the fatal victims of Covid-19 in the country. On March 13th, the woman attended an aunt’s funeral, where she contracted the disease. Susan, who had no record of other pathologies, was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and died last Tuesday.

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

Coronavirus is not transmitted by air

This is the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Contrary to some studies that point to the transmission of the virus by air, the organization warns that the investigation does not reflect real cough conditions and that the studies that point to this type of transmission were made in the laboratory.

China announces first clinical vaccine trial

China announces first clinical vaccine trial

One hundred and eight volunteers, divided into three groups, received their first injections on Friday.

China has started the first clinical trial to test a vaccine against the new coronavirus, at a time when several countries are in a race to find effective treatment against the pathogen.
One hundred and eight volunteers, divided into three groups, received their first injections on Friday, according to the official newspaper, Global Times.

Coronavirus has caused more than 10 300 deaths worldwide

Coronavirus has caused more than 10 300 deaths worldwide

More than 324 290 cases of infection were detected in 171 countries and territories

The new coronavirus has already caused at least 14,396 deaths worldwide, after ir was first identified in December, according to the latest report by the France-Press agency.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 324,290 cases of infection have been detected in 171 countries and territories.

Young man charges money to colleagues in exchange for disinfectant

Young man charges money to colleagues in exchange for disinfectant

A boy made his schoolmates believe that the gesture was important to protect themselves from the new coronavirus.

The student took advantage of the Covid-19 global pandemic to earn money, so he was suspended from the Dixons Unity Academy, a school he attends in Leeds, UK.
The young man charged his colleagues money in exchange for some hand sanitizing gel.
He made friends believe that this was essential to protect themselves from the new coronavirus.

Couple dies two hours apart due to Covid-19

Couple dies two hours apart due to Covid-19

Severa Belotti and Luigi Carrara had been together for 60 years.

Severa Belotti and Luigi Carrara, aged 82 and 86 respectively, died in the hospital in Bergamo, Italy, after being in isolation for eight days in the house where they lived in Albino.
The elderly were alone, without any medical assistance and with 39º of fever, since there was no doctor available to help them.

You have to pay more than three thousand euros for being tested for coronavirus

You have to pay more than three thousand euros for being tested for coronavirus

Osmel, a native of Miami, had come from China and, due to the flu symptoms, decided to go to the hospital to do the screening.

The man returned from a work trip in January and started to have some symptoms that could indicate he had been infected with coronavirus.

According to the Miami Herald, the man went to a Florida hospital to undergo screening tests. The tests revealed that Osmel Azcue only had a regular flu. Later, the man received a medical bill of about 3,200 euros.

More than 2900 killed in China due to coronavirus

More than 2900 killed in China due to coronavirus

Death toll in mainland China rose to 42, bringing the total to 2,912, with the country registering 202 new cases of infection, setting the total at 80,026.

According to data updated by the National Health Commission of China, all 42 deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic.

Hubei, where several cities have been quarantined, with entrances and exits blocked, to a measure that affects almost 60 million people, has a total of more than 67,100 cases and 2,803 deaths.