WHO approves China as Executive Board Member despite complicity in COVID-19 outbreak

Despite evidence that China's the country of origin of the COVID-19 outbreak, and thatr it may have even covered up its own role in the pandemic, the nation was elected to the World Health Organization's executive board Friday. The move raised eyebrows among critics, if not world leaders. U.N. Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer denounced the move over China's … Continue reading WHO approves China as Executive Board Member despite complicity in COVID-19 outbreak

Why Apple is leaving China

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it intends to increase production outside China, citing China's strict anti-COVID-19 policy and other reasons for its decision. The report noted that India and Vietnam, where Apple already has production facilities, are among the countries short-listed by the company … Continue reading Why Apple is leaving China

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

China locks down Beijing subways to control spread of COVID-19

Despite recording only small numbers of daily cases, the Chinese capital Beijing closed dozens of subway stations due to COVID-19 measures intended to curtail spread of the deadly virus. China has been battling its worst COVID-19 surge since the early days of the pandemic, with most cases recorded in the country's business hub, Shanghai. After … Continue reading China locks down Beijing subways to control spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

Photo by Павел Сорокин on Pexels.com The global nursing workforce was estimated in 2019-20 as being 27.9 million nurses. Prior to the pandemic, the global shortage of nurses was estimated at 5.9 millionnurses; nearly all of these shortages were concentrated in low- and lower middleincome countries. The pandemic has exacerbated the existing nurse supply shortfalland … Continue reading COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

COVID-19: China locks down city of 9 million people

After reporting an additional 4,000 new Covid cases, officials have locked down Shenyang, an industrial city of 9 million people. Chinese health authorities recorded 4,770 new infections throughout the country on March 22, with most reported in the north-eastern province of Jilin.In recent weeks China has imposed local lockdowns, mass testing and citywide closures.It also … Continue reading COVID-19: China locks down city of 9 million people

In search of answers to a great pandemic mystery in Africa

Photo by PICHA Stock on Pexels.com There are no COVID fears in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone. The district’s COVID-19 response center has registered just 11 cases since the start of the pandemic, and no deaths. At the regional hospital, the wards are packed — with malaria patients. The door to the COVID isolation ward is bolted … Continue reading In search of answers to a great pandemic mystery in Africa

Why experts think COVID Year 3 will be better

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com With nearly a million American lives lost and countless others facing long-term consequences, public health experts reflect on what went wrong—and right—and what the road ahead looks like. It was March 2020 when the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic hit home in the U.S. When the NBA suspended its season, … Continue reading Why experts think COVID Year 3 will be better

What NYC Mayor Eric Adams thinks about emotional intelligence and leadership

Emotional intelligence turns out to be the Number One criterion New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams looks for in his top officials. At the same time he downplays more common qualifications like academic achievement and experience in government. Why?  “If you’re emotionally intelligent, you can better understand what people are going through,” Adams told the New … Continue reading What NYC Mayor Eric Adams thinks about emotional intelligence and leadership

Virus linked with headaches, altered mental status in kids

A new study has revealed that 44 per cent of hospitalised children who tested or were presumed positive for SARS-CoV-2, developed neurological symptoms, and were more likely to require intensive care than their peers who didn't experience such symptoms. Photo by samer daboul on Pexels.com The study was led by a pediatrician-scientist at UPMC and … Continue reading Virus linked with headaches, altered mental status in kids

Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

• AstraZeneca says its new antibody therapy radically reduces the risk of people developing coronavirus symptoms, raising the prospects of treatments for preventing the virus beyond vaccines. Data from the UK drugmakers shows the chance of getting any symptoms went down by 77 percent in late-stage trials. The first to publish positive prevention trial data in the field, … Continue reading Top COVID-19 Updates: 2020 Euro finals was a ‘superspreader’

Stop politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing, WHO and diplomats warn

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for all governments to depoliticize COVID-19 origin tracing and work together to develop a common framework for future emerging pathogens of pandemic potential. Following the publication of the WHO-China joint report of the phase-one studies on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in March 2021, the WHO … Continue reading Stop politicizing COVID-19 origin tracing, WHO and diplomats warn