A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? AVOIDING CONTACT: Should I self-isolate? STRESS: How to protect your mental health MAPS AND CHARTS: Visual guide to the outbreak Nauru, in the Pacific Ocean, is almost 200 miles (320km) from anywhere – Banaba Island, part of Kiribati, is the nearest land. The nearest "major" city with direct flights is Brisbane, 2,500 miles south-west. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19?
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How effective are face masks at stopping transmission? Jeremy Howard The primary transmission [of coronavirus] is now known to be droplet-based, and we now know that that transmission largely occurs in the first seven days after infection, when people are largely asymptomatic. So that means that if you’re highly infectious, you probably won’t know it. So we should all assume that we are potentially lethal to people around us. The way we are potentially lethal to people around us is when we speak: that’s when these micro droplets get ejected up to six feet. … [Read more...] about Face masks: can they slow coronavirus spread – and should we be wearing them?
Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Virus strikes at top as UK locks down On March 23rd Britain becomes the latest country to impose restrictions on personal freedoms, with people only allowed to leave their homes in a limited number of circumstances. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is diagnosed with the viruson March 27, as well as heir to the throne Prince Charles on March 25. Meanwhile, there are complaints that not everyone is taking social distancing seriously. … [Read more...] about Developing countries brace for bigger blow than 2008 crisis
In the US, remdesivir has an 'orphan drug' status, granted very recently considering COVID-19 has affected less than 200,000 Americans. It would have entitled the company to financial incentives and exclusive marketing intended for rare disease treatments. … [Read more...] about British coronavirus patients to get promising Ebola drug remdesivir as part of trial amid escalating crisis in the UK
Experts have been conflicted since the beginning of the outbreak about whether the true number of people who are infected is significantly higher than the official numbers of recorded cases. Some people are expected to have such mild symptoms that they never even realise they are ill unless they're tested, so only the more serious cases get discovered, making the death toll seem higher than it really is. … [Read more...] about Chinese flee HOME to escape coronavirus pandemic: Rich ‘pay £21K for a seat’ on charter planes as videos show Beijing airport mobbed by passengers arriving from abroad