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The UK Faces A Fifth Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

  In the midst of political scandals, ministerial resignations, and increasing demands for the resignation of prime minister Boris Johnson, the UK faces an old enemy; rising cases of COVID-19. According to an analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK infection rates have risen by over 30%, the highest level since late April….

North Korea Announces First COVID-19 Death

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  According to official state media, North Korea has revealed an “explosive” Covid-19 breakout that has killed six people and infected over 187,000, raising worries of an upcoming and fatal pandemic in the isolated country. Even though specialists believe the virus has been present in the country for some time, the first cases were just…

Ontario COVID-19 Update

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ONTARIO, Canada —The sixth wave of COVID is starting to subside. Image: Data from the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. Hospitals currently have 1,451 patients with the virus, a decline from 1,676 a week before. There are 175 people in ICU due to COVID-19. A reduction from the previous weeks. Opening 26…

Coronavirus In Animals

There is no single coronavirus; the term “coronavirus” instead refers to a group of related RNA viruses that cause illnesses in both mammals and birds. Animals that have been infected include the following:   Birds: Night herons, turkeys, Chinese bulbuls, common moorhens, geese, ducks Mammals: Bats, rats, mice, mink, ferrets, civets, hedgehogs, cats, dogs, cattle,…

Coronavirus In Humans

As I wrote in my other article today, several coronaviruses can affect both animals and humans; this article briefly covers the strains that can affect humans.   Human coronavirus 229E This coronavirus species can infect both humans and bats; it is transmitted via respiratory droplets and fomites, inanimate objects which can transfer diseases to a…

Florona Attack: Combination of Flu and Coronavirus Infection

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In the midst of the rapid transmission of the Delta and Omicron variants of the Covid-19 virus, a piece of alarming news emerged from Israel. A new disease they named Florona appeared. Florona is not a new variant of Covid-19 but is a combined infection of the flu and Corona that attacks a person at…

Booster Vaccine 85 Percent Effective Prevent hospital admission due to Omicron

An analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine booster conducted by researchers in the UK shows the good news, that the booster vaccine is at least 85 percent effective in preventing severe illness from infection with the Omicron variant. Although the protection provided by the Covid-19 vaccine is lower for previous versions of the…

4 Simple Things To Do During Lockdown

The human pathogen coronavirus has wreaked devastation on the economy, people’s health, and lives. It has been two years since impacted countries proclaimed a state of emergency in their individual states and cities in order to control the spread of the aforementioned illness. Countries like New Zealand, Australia, and Portugal recovered earlier and reduced Covid-19…

Top 3 Viral Diseases That Can Be Most Fatal For Humans

  Viral diseases have been in existence since time immemorial and we, human beings have been combating them for eons. With the advent of modern scientific, technological and medicinal advancements, we have thrashed some of the deadly viruses which have surfaced earlier. However, there is no end to new viral diseases, as new virulent strains…