Health implications of Racism in the COVID-19 era

Racism has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic from its early stages with reports of East Asian people experiencing racist attacks on the streets of Britain1. In the United States (US) President Trump has repeatedly chosen to refer to the ‘Chinese virus’ in his official briefings from the White House2. Whilst all of these actions have been … Continue reading Health implications of Racism in the COVID-19 era

Coronavirus legislations

MPs to vote on England’s new COVID-19 regulation

England's Covid-19 lockdown has become law, meaning people must stay at home for all but essential reasons and to exercise, with MPs set to return to Westminster to retrospectively vote on the regulation. The tough new measures came into force at midnight, just hours after the number of coronavirus cases reported hit a new high of 60,916 - the first … Continue reading MPs to vote on England’s new COVID-19 regulation

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COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year's. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows the U.S. passed the threshold early Sunday morning. More than 20 million people in the country have been … Continue reading COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

How to manage your asthma and other allergies

How to manage your asthma and other allergies

If you have allergies or asthma, keeping them under control might be a good New Year's resolution, experts suggest. "In 2021, along with your allergy and asthma symptoms, you'll still need to keep COVID prevention top of mind," said Dr. Luz Fonacier, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "It's always … Continue reading How to manage your asthma and other allergies

Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

Russia and China have common interests in many fields, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday during his annual press conference. "Concerning China, we have overlapping interests in many areas," Putin said, adding that these mutual interests have contributed to Russia's positive relations with China. Commenting on ties with leaders of other countries, Putin said … Continue reading Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

coronavirus immunity

UK issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions

The Britain's drug controller issued a warning to people having a history of allergies to avoid getting a jab of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine. The warning was issued after three people who received the vaccine suffered from allergic reactions.  "Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the … Continue reading UK issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions

Corobavirus

COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

U.S. health authorities braced for further increases in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday, capping a week in which the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerated ahead of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases reached more than 165,000 on Thursday, while the seven-day average for deaths climbed to … Continue reading COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

coronavirus immunity

How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

Covid-19 immunity could only last a few months following infection, after a study revealed a decline in protective antibodies. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4% of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again. This is compared with 6% found to have antibodies between June 20 … Continue reading How long can your COVID-19 immunity last after infection?

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Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 million

Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally has counted over 39 million COVID-19 cases globally. The US remains the country hardest hit by the pandemic, making up roughly 20% of all virus-related … Continue reading Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 million

Mnuchin tells the IMF to reduce investment on COVID-19

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to work judiciously within their existing resources to fight the coronavirus pandemic and urged G20 countries to endorse a proposed debt restructuring framework. In a statement to the two institutions' steering committees, Mnuchin said they needed to continue to provide … Continue reading Mnuchin tells the IMF to reduce investment on COVID-19