Worldwide cases of coronavirus surpass 100,000; US cases at 233 after Colorado, Maryland, Nevada and New Jersey report infection. The coronavirus has killed more than 3,400 people globally and at least 12 in the U.S. Meanwhile on Friday, the Vatican reported its first case and President Donald Trump canceled a proposed trip to the CDC. Ref. USAToday.
Coronavirus outbreak is now a global pandemic, World Health Organization declares. World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A pandemic is a global outbreak of a serious new illness that requires sustained transmission throughout the world. Ref. USAToday.
Call for older people in poor countries to be considered in global responses to COVID-19. Current guidance on coronavirus 'largely ignores' the implications for public health and clinical responses in light of those most at risk, according to an international group of global health experts. Source 6u
COVID-19 appears less severe in children. As outbreaks of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continue worldwide, there's reassuring evidence that children have fewer symptoms and less severe disease. Source 7a.
What concerns me the most about this pandemic and the reaction of everyone is what if this becomes the new norm where new killer viruses are released by different countries?
How did it start: eating bats or the Chinese excuse: US Army planted virus? I am going to go with eating bats. Stay away from the meat altogether. I am biased - vegan.
Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic. The virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols, a new scientific study has found. The study suggests that people may acquire the coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Source 8i.
A pause from Coronavirus to share wise words from yesteryear:
Today is: 26th May (GMT), in history on the 26th of May, 1894 AD the following event happened:
Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player