Global Pandemic Response: Hard Science, Bitter Truths

The Lancet, the weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, is among the world’s oldest and best-known scientific publications. Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, it has been publishing research and reviewing articles on the study of the coronavirus. It also has a COVID-19 Resource Center, including all latest comments, correspondence, and articles on the pandemic. Richard Horton, studied medicine in Britain. In 1990, he became assistant editor of the Lancet and five years later became its editor in chief. Recently, he published a book, “The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Stop It Happening Again.” With his life-long study of medicine and decades of experience at the Lancet, what is his prognosis and what shall we do to cope with the new reality? Let’s listen to what he has to say.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Canadian COVID-19 vaccine begins human trials
  • COVID-19 scare at Parliament House in Canberra | 7NEWS
  • More than 100 million infected by COVID-19 globally, as ABC analyst Casey Briggs explains | ABC News
  • Dr. Fauci Says We’re In A Race Against Time To Beat Covid Variants | NBC Nightly News
  • Biden Announces Covid Vaccine Supply Surge To States Across U.S. | NBC Nightly News
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