57.4% of patients developed some neurological symptom

57.4% of patients developed some neurological symptom

Patients had headaches and encephalopathies, among other symptoms.

Experts argue that up to 57.4% of patients who had covid-19 developed some type of neurological symptom, according to a study led by an investigator from Albacete, Spain. The work, led by a professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) and head of Neurology at the University Hospital of Albacete, Tomás Segura Martín, is, according to the Spanish news agency Efe, the most extensive published so far internationally…

Brazil exceeds 1.5 million cases of infection

Brazil exceeds 1.5 million cases of infection

The country still totals 63,174 deaths due to the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

The data are part of the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, which indicated that in the last 24 hours, 1,290 deaths and 42,223 new ones were registered by the new coronavirus. The lethality rate of the disease in the country remains today at 4.1%, when a possible relationship of 3,968 fatalities with the covid-19 is still under investigation…

United Kingdom: over 40% of companies at liquidity risk

United Kingdom: over 40% of companies at liquidity risk

Situation is due to the covid-19 pandemic.

According to official statistics on the impact of the new coronavirus, more than 40% of British companies have less than six months of available funds and about 80% have resorted to the government’s lay-off regime. One million British companies are under this scheme, with a total of 8.4 million workers…

More than 403 thousand dead and seven million infected worldwide

More than 403 thousand dead and seven million infected worldwide

The new coronavirus pandemic emerged in Wuhan in December

According to data collected by the AFP agency until Monday, at least 403,449 people have died and more than 7,030,330 have been infected in 196 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan…

Armenian Prime Minister is infected

Armenian Prime Minister is infected

Nikol Pashinián’s wife and three children have also contracted Covid-19.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinián announced today that he has contracted the new coronavirus, despite having no symptoms, and that he will continue to work from his home. In a video published on Facebook, Pashinián, who turns 45 today, said that his wife and his three children are also infected…

Clashes during protests in Canada over the death of George Floyd

Clashes during protests in Canada over the death of George Floyd

Disobedience began after an order to disperse was given.

Thousands of people marched last Sunday in Montreal, Canada, to protest against racism and police violence in the United States, after the death of an African American…

Relieved emergency plans in several countries

Relieved emergency plans in several countries

Countries reopen economic, leisure and cultural activities

At a time when the pandemic seems to be beginning to break and with the summer approaching in the northern hemisphere, dozens of countries today reopen economic, leisure and cultural activities after the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19…

New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

New coronavirus already circulating in China in October

A study says that although it was officially announced in December, the virus had been circulating silently in Wuhan months before.

The new coronavirus was officially announced in December by Chinese health officials, after several cases linked to a live animal market in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei, have been identified…

South Korea detects more than 100 cases linked to fitness classes

South Korea detects more than 100 cases linked to fitness classes

Fitness classes in closed spaces can lead to the spread of covid-19.

A study in South Korea revealed that an intensive dance workshop led to the spread of the infection in 112 people.

The infections are not recent, as classes took place in February, and cases were identified on March 9. But the investigation now shows how the rapid spread of the virus can occur in closed spaces…

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…