The global prognosis: Uphill COVID-19 battle

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A grim milestone in the #COVID19 pandemic – the number of infections worldwide has now reached 10 million, while the number of people who have died of the disease is more than half a million. The #UnitedStates, #Brazil and #Russia are the hardest-hit countries in terms of confirmed cases. Their infections combined account for almost half of the world’s total. With still no cure or vaccines in sight, where is the global community heading and how will it change our way of life for good?

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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)

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