China plans to build permanent COVID-19 hospitals for long-term control of epidemics

China plans to build permanent facilities and more COVID-19 test sites to reinforce the country's capability to prevent and control COVID-19 in the early stage of infection, according to Ma Xiaowei, director of China's National Health Commission (NHC). Ma unveiled China's blueprint to prevent and contain the virus in the long run in an article … Continue reading China plans to build permanent COVID-19 hospitals for long-term control of epidemics

Loneliness an alarming problem in many countries, says study

No matter how many times it has been said, it is an undeniable fact that the COVID-19 pandemic was one that spiralled out of control and brought about not only loss of loved ones, but also an increase in loneliness amongst other things. A recent analysis found that loneliness was widespread at a problematic level … Continue reading Loneliness an alarming problem in many countries, says study

WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target

The world needs 250 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses by September in order to ensure at least 10 percent of the population of every country receives the life-saving jab by then, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom. Tedros made the remarks at the U.K. High-Level event on equitable access to COVID-19 … Continue reading WHO: 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses needed to hit September target