Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

Taiwan is celebrating that, as of Friday, Oct. 30, it has reached 201 days without a locally transmitted case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). This represents a world record — the country’s last local case was recorded on April 12, and all of its subsequent cases were brought into the country by people arriving from overseas either for … Continue reading Taiwan celebrates over 200 days without locally transmitted case of coronavirus

WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

An increasing number of doctors and other health professionals and experts, including members of the World Health Organization (WHO), are joining the call to warn policymakers against reimposing restrictive lockdowns. These medical professionals argue that the lockdowns do more harm than good in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). During an interview with The Spectator aired on Oct. 9, WHO doctor … Continue reading WHO: Lockdowns not the primary method for fighting COVID-19, governments must develop “better systems” against pandemic

Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

Research on the specific health benefits of turmeric, the golden spice from India, is far from limited. Findings from animal studies, test-tube studies and human clinical trials indicate that turmeric can confer a long list of health benefits. But despite the tremendous amount of data in support of turmeric’s health-promoting effects, turmeric is just “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) … Continue reading Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

Inaccurate test results, patient histories fuel more coronavirus speculation

The Wuhan coronavirus may have spread in the United States as early as the fall of last year, according to several reports. The allegation is fuelled by a volatile combination of inconsistent coronavirus antibody tests and testimonies from individuals who claim to have exhibited the infectious disease’s symptoms months before U.S. health authorities confirmed its presence … Continue reading Inaccurate test results, patient histories fuel more coronavirus speculation

India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

India reported 9,996 new coronavirus cases – as well as 357 deaths in 24 hours – on Wednesday. The figures bring the country’s total caseload to 276,583 and total deaths to 7,745, according to data from John Hopkins University. Over the weekend, the number of infections in the country surpassed Spain’s to become the fifth-highest in the world. India is … Continue reading India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

India now has 173,763 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,980 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Its number of new cases continues to rise every day, which makes it a cause for concern for many public health experts. It’s also planning to emerge from lockdown pretty soon – a move experts fear will come at the worst possible time. Slowing, … Continue reading After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks

Over 10 million people in India will migrate back to their hometowns as the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown starts scaling back. This may be one of the world’s largest migration events in this century, and many experts are concerned that it will trigger a new wave of coronavirus cases in India’s poorest and least prepared areas. At … Continue reading Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks

Asymptomatic coronavirus carriers puzzle scientists

The number of people who’re infected with the Wuhan coronavirus but never get sick varies greatly from place to place. As such, scientists are having a hard time pinpointing a global average for COVID-19 since they’re finding different rates in different places. “We’re still in learning mode. The numbers are a bit all over the place,” said Peter … Continue reading Asymptomatic coronavirus carriers puzzle scientists

“Excess deaths” hint at a much higher coronavirus death toll than official numbers admit

The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed over 300,000 lives globally, according to official figures. However, depending on how deaths are counted, the real number of deaths could be much higher. As of press time, data gathered by Johns Hopkins University counts 307,159 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide. These figures include only those attributed to the coronavirus. However, experts are increasingly … Continue reading “Excess deaths” hint at a much higher coronavirus death toll than official numbers admit

Germany’s reopening set back after surge in new coronavirus cases

On Friday, local authorities in Germany said that they would reimpose lockdown measures after seeing new clusters of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections around the country. The new lockdowns come just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a gradual reopening of the country. The reimposition of lockdown restrictions marks the country’s first setback since Merkel announced on Wednesday that Germany’s … Continue reading Germany’s reopening set back after surge in new coronavirus cases