Last week Mexico's Deputy Health Minister, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, warned against opening the economy too fast, saying: "As we're in an active epidemic, the risk is that as we try to reopen social activities... we may have more infections and the transmission could be maintained or increase." … [Read more...] about Ten countries with the worst coronavirus death tolls amid spike in new cases
For most people, Covid-19 is a mild infection that can go away without treatment and can, therefore, be missed easily. It is deadly perhaps also for the same reason. As rich, muscular hospital systems across the world – which have opted for a spaghetti western-style standoff with the coronavirus – are quickly getting overrun, perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the nimble-footed, community-oriented, cautiously aggressive approach that Kerala opted for. For a state that had its first patient in January, the profile of patients (more than 90% under 60 years old, thanks to social distancing protecting the old) as well as the number of deaths (just three), are nothing but impressive. … [Read more...] about How the Indian state of Kerala flattened the coronavirus curve
COVID Travel Diaries: A road trip through Germany Day 2: Hello Rügen! Our first stop is the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. We arrived late at 10.15 pm. Initially we went to the wrong camp site but didn't realize our mistake until the next morning as we'd parked our camper in front of the closed gates and slept there! Now, we've found the right camp site and can explore the island. We are delighted that our adventure has begun and look forward to sharing it with you. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: No return to old normal for foreseeable future — WHO
Gupta says it was a challenge to connect with the children as movement was restricted even for the NGOs. The whereabouts of many of these children could not be determined because of a lack of communication. "It wasn't all well. They had developed several health problems. Many were found in unhygienic conditions with discharge in their eyes and wax in their ears. They had eaten half of their usual daily diet," Gupta said. … [Read more...] about How coronavirus is affecting underprivileged children in India
Sebastian also asked for clarification on a recent deadly clash between Chinese and Indian troops in their disputed border region. Multiple casualties on both sides brought the two nuclear powers to the brink of war last month. But where did it take place and what led to the escalation of violence? … [Read more...] about Has India’s Hindu nationalist government mismanaged the country’s response to the coronavirus?