Economist calls for more freedom in Germany as extended lockdown keeps bankrupting businesses

Gabriel Felbermayr, president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany, is calling for more freedom in the country as the lockdown imposed to stem the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeps bankrupting businesses. Since November last year, Germany has been under a strict lockdown that requires shops, hotels and restaurants across the nation to close temporarily. The measure … Continue reading Economist calls for more freedom in Germany as extended lockdown keeps bankrupting businesses

GET OUTSIDE: Sunlight inactivates Wuhan coronavirus 8 times faster than previously predicted, researchers found

Researchers found that sunlight inactivates the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) more than eight times more quickly than predicted. Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara), and his colleagues reviewed recent studies that explored the effects of different bands of ultraviolet (UV) light – namely, UVA, UVB and UVC radiation – on SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. … Continue reading GET OUTSIDE: Sunlight inactivates Wuhan coronavirus 8 times faster than previously predicted, researchers found

Post-vaccine SUPER STRAINS emerge: Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil beginning to affect younger people at higher rates

As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep through Brazil, younger Brazilians are dying from it at higher, more alarming rates. Brazil is currently going through its worst period of the coronavirus pandemic. Every day, its caseloads and deaths regularly set new records for the country. (Related: Brazil relives the worst of the pandemic as coronavirus cases and … Continue reading Post-vaccine SUPER STRAINS emerge: Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil beginning to affect younger people at higher rates

New, more transmissible coronavirus variant from the Philippines detected in the UK

A new variant of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) originating from the Philippines has been detected in the United Kingdom. The new mutation of the coronavirus, known as P3, was detected in two people, one in London and one in the city of Birmingham in central England. The Birmingham case was picked up through routine testing after the patient … Continue reading New, more transmissible coronavirus variant from the Philippines detected in the UK

Brazil relives the worst of the pandemic as coronavirus cases and deaths surge anew

Brazil is reliving the worst of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as its caseload and death toll surge once again. Over the past week, the South American nation tallied more than 464,000 new cases and 12,818 new deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Hospitals all over Brazil have reached full capacity and some are no longer accepting new patients. … Continue reading Brazil relives the worst of the pandemic as coronavirus cases and deaths surge anew

Extended coronavirus lockdowns having severe negative effect on mental health of children – report

According to a report by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, mental health problems in children are on the rise due to the devastating toll of extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. The “Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2020” is a report produced by NHS Digital in cooperation with the Office for National Statistics, a statistics agency that reports directly … Continue reading Extended coronavirus lockdowns having severe negative effect on mental health of children – report

Patient who recovered from coronavirus in 2020 rushed back to hospital after baffling “relapse”

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and infect countless people, some are hoping that vaccines can help protect them from the disease. However, one woman from London has reported that even after recovering from the coronavirus in 2020, she relapsed this year after experiencing worse symptoms. A mysterious “relapse” worse than the first diagnosis Megan Peacock, a 27-year-old retail … Continue reading Patient who recovered from coronavirus in 2020 rushed back to hospital after baffling “relapse”

Expert virologist urges WHO to halt mass vaccination for coronavirus, warns about deadly “viral immune escape”

One of the world’s leading virologists and a strong proponent of vaccines is sounding the alarm about how Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injections are going to trigger a global catastrophe of epic proportions. Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD, DVM, who has worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Novartis, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines … Continue reading Expert virologist urges WHO to halt mass vaccination for coronavirus, warns about deadly “viral immune escape”

Physicians to EU regulators: Address safety concerns or stop rollout of coronavirus vaccine

A group known as the “Doctors for Covid Ethics” called on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to answer urgent safety questions about the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized for use among European Union (EU) countries. Should the EMA fail to address these concerns, the group implores the agency to withdraw authorization for the vaccines. As of March 13, the EMA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines … Continue reading Physicians to EU regulators: Address safety concerns or stop rollout of coronavirus vaccine

Majority of small businesses NOT requiring employees to test negative or get vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to Census Bureau survey

Many small businesses in the United States are not requiring their employees to test negative for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) before they can return to work. These same small businesses have also refused to make getting the vaccine mandatory. This information is according to the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey. The Census Bureau conducted the survey from Feb. 15 to 21 … Continue reading Majority of small businesses NOT requiring employees to test negative or get vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to Census Bureau survey