The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven't finalized the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a rare critique of Beijing, said members of the international scientific team began departing from their … Continue reading WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic
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
Saudi Arabia’s Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), in partnership with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, announced it would hold a virtual conference on October 14-15, 2020. The two-day conference, named the “International Conference on Education and Training Evaluation: Improving Learning Outcomes and Supporting Economic Growth,” includes keynote speeches and thematic sessions, and will be held … Continue reading Saudi Arabia proudly sponsors virtual global education conference
The World Health Organization has said it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years - faster than it took for the Spanish flu. "We hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from the WHO's headquarters in Geneva, insisting that … Continue reading WHO: Coronavirus pandemic to end in less than 2 years
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, children have been largely spared the worst health impacts of COVID-19, but the same SARS-CoV-2 virus capable of killing a 50-year-old might leave a four-year-old unscathed. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending K-12 schools reopen this fall, saying the health risks should be … Continue reading How does coronavirus affect children?
South Korea on Saturday reported more than 100 new coronavirus cases for the first time in four months while South Africa announced a surge in infections and some U.S. states tightened anti-disease controls. South Korea's 113 new cases included 36 workers returning from Iraq and 32 crew members of a Russian freighter, the government said. … Continue reading South Korea confirms record-high increase in coronavirus death toll
Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain and France are weighing whether to require people to wear masks in public places. Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like many other European nations did – instead of exposing their populations to the risk of infections … Continue reading Should people wear masks if they’re not comfortable with it or have trouble breathing?
Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, a day after Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened and anti-mask activists held a rally at a nearby restaurant. If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in … Continue reading Florida breaks coronavirus record with over 15,000 new cases
Anthony Fauci didn't exactly have uplifting things to say about the state of the coronavirus pandemic in the US during an online chat hosted by the National Institutes of Health on Monday. The reason the country is currently seeing "record-breaking" numbers of cases is because states and cities started reopening too quickly, he explained, according … Continue reading Risk of COVID-19 still very high in the US – Dr Anthony Fauci
Burden of Pandemics Quantifying the morbidity and mortality burden from pandemics poses a significant challenge. Although estimates are available from historical events, the historical record is sparse and incomplete. To overcome these gaps in estimating the frequency and severity of pandemics, probabilistic modeling techniques can augment the historical record with a large catalog of hypothetical, … Continue reading Burden of Pandemics