US Could Be The New House Of COVID-19
With global cases of over 375,498, 196 countries/territories/areas in the world are under the grip of the disease.
US could become COVID-19’s new epicenter:
The US has the potential to become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic because of a very large acceleration in infections there, the WHO said.
"This week it’s going to get worse," says US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, noting that COVID-19 seems to be acting differently in the US and other countries than it did in China, affecting young people at higher rates.
India under complete lockdown for 21 days:
India will be placed under a strict lockdown for 21 days to ensure that people do not venture out amid the coronavirus outbreak. Modi said that the government is allocating Rs 150 billion towards improving health infrastructure in the country.
Life and death decision in the absence of sufficient equipment:
As healthcare systems all over the world face rationing of medical supplies and PPE (personal protective equipment) amid the pandemic, experts are offering recommendations to enable ethical allocation.
Does everyone with symptoms need to be tested for COVID-19?
That depends on the area, says Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC Director. In a place like NY, where the infection is widespread, testing for mild symptoms is wastage of valuable resources.
Coronavirus infection risk can be reduced by Vitamin D:
As we race to develop effective treatments and a vaccine against COVID-19, people are looking to reduce their risk of getting sick. One thing that might help is as obvious as the sun in the sky and as close as your medicine cabinet – Vitamin D said WHO.