WHO calls for Increased Surveillance for Coronavirus Variants

Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday. Alongside monitoring, virus and serum samples should be shared via globally agreed mechanisms so … Continue reading WHO calls for Increased Surveillance for Coronavirus Variants

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Announced – UK orders 40 million

The first truly effective coronavirus vaccine from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech was announced today which the makers believe could prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, frollowing preliminary analysis. The developers – Pfizer and BioNTech – … Continue reading Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Announced – UK orders 40 million

COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWN WORLD REACTION

Around the world sample of reaction to COVID-19 There’s been an uptick of rhetoric blaming someone for the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, China and the Chinese people. Instead of using neutral and scientific language like “coronavirus” and “Covid-19,” people are posting online about the “Chinese virus,” “Chinese coronavirus,” “Wuhan virus,” or the “Kung Flu.” Much of this ramping-up can be linked to public statements and social media posts by Republican politicians, including US president Donald Trump. Anti-Chinese sentiment growth For politicians in the US and western Europe seeking to distract from their own disastrous mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea … Continue reading COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWN WORLD REACTION

Rishi Sunak Offers £750m to Charities

OFFER OF £750 MILLION TO CHARITIES ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR IMPORTANCE AND CONTRIBUTION SHOWN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS BUT ADMITS THERE WILL BE ‘HARDSHIP’ AHEAD FOR BUSINESSES DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT IMPOSED LOCKDOWN TAKEN TO DEAL WITH CURBING THE SPREAD OF THE … Continue reading Rishi Sunak Offers £750m to Charities