Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020. “(…) We are in a race against time. Reports indicate that in Aden, mortality rates from Covid-19 are among the highest in the world. That is just one sign of what lies ahead, … Read more “We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020
You may have seen the videos on social media in recent weeks: NHS staff lining up to clap coronavirus patients as they finally leave hospital. There are cheers, tears and applause. Moments of joy for patients and staff during an extremely difficult time. The Telegraph spoke to four people who were hospitalised with coronavirus and … Read more Coronavirus survivors: Life after recovering and leaving hospital
Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon break down ESPN releasing their top 10 NBA players of all time, with Michael Jordan and LeBron James sitting in the first and second spot respectively. They then discuss if the Golden State Warriors’ recent dynasty could have contended in Shaquille O’Neal’s era, with Kornheiser proclaiming that Shaq would have … Read more Reacting to Shaq’s claim that the Warriors would have struggled in his era | Pardon the Interruption
Washington D.C. announced the addition of a 437-bed field hospital in case there’s a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. “I’ve said before that we consider this site our insurance policy. We hope that we will never have to use it, but it is here and staffed… if we do. This hall, Hall A, is set … Read more Washington D.C. Unveils 437-Bed Field Hospital in Case Covid-19 Cases Spike
NASA says a new ventilator, developed by its engineers to treat coronavirus patients, has been approved for emergency use by the FDA. Engineers at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California designed and built the high-pressure device in just 37 days. The sound of success. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in … Read more NASA Engineers Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients
An overnight gas leak at an LG Chem Ltd. polymer plant in southern India has killed at least seven people and forced the evacuation of thousands in the city of Visakhapatnam after the company tried to restart operations following the partial easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. About 400 people have been hospitalized and three … Read more Gas Leak in India Kills At Least Seven And Hospitalizes Hundreds
Another threat from the lung virus that causes Covid-19 has emerged that may cause swift, sometimes fatal damage: blood clots. Doctors around the world are noting a raft of clotting-related disorders — from benign skin lesions on the feet sometimes called “Covid toe” to life-threatening strokes and blood-vessel blockages. Ominously, if dangerous clots go untreated, … Read more “Covid Toes” Could Be New Symptoms Of Coronavirus Patients
Gilead Sciences Inc. said early results from a U.S.-government-run study showed its experimental drug to treat coronavirus helped patients recover more quickly than standard care, suggesting it could become the first effective treatment for an illness that has turned modern life inside-out. The company issued a news release early Wednesday commenting on the study from … Read more Fauci: Gilead’s Remdesivir Drug Trials Show ‘Good News’ Against Covid-19 Fight
Poisonings related to cleaners and disinfectants surged in the U.S. last month as the global pandemic spurred a haphazard rush to disinfect everything. Calls to state and local poison control centers tied to cleaners and disinfectants rose 20% in the first quarter to 45,550, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Read more Americans Are Poisoning Themselves in Their Rush to Fight Virus
Russian Airborne Troops practiced their high-altitude parachuting skills in one of Earth’s most extreme environments – above a freezing Arctic wasteland. An exercise of this kind has never been attempted before. “For the first time in world history we conducted a group jump, involving the use of special parachute systems and oxygen equipment, in Arctic … Read more World’s FIRST-EVER 10km group jump… in the ARCTIC
A doctor at a hospital in Queens, New York, shared a video diary recorded Thursday, April 16, describing his workday and the struggles he and other health workers face while treating COVID-19 cases. Dr. Matthew Bai is a physician at Mount Sinai Queens and recorded this vlog as an update to his previous diary filmed … Read more ‘They’re Coming in Sicker’: A Day in the Life of a New York City Doctor
Healthcare workers with Doctors Without Borders are worried Africa could become the next disease epicentre. Natalie Roberts, emergency doctor with the MSF, says that risks include the overcrowded conditions, lack of access to basic hygiene measures, and minimal resources for intensive care and oxygen treatment. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Could Africa become the next disease epicentre?
Francis Wilson, 29, was on a ventilator for 10 days after testing positive for covid-19 in Virginia. Here’s his message to young adults. Wilson, a George Mason University law student, was among the first wave of coronavirus patients admitted to a Washington-area hospital in March 2020. He was an outlier — young, healthy, no preexisting … Read more A healthy 29-year-old nearly died from coronavirus. Here’s his story.
China’s top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan, along with experts from Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, joins a global webinar to share China’s methods on patients management, including clinical trials for six medicines, the use of Convalescent Plasma and the use of Hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas for treating COVID-19 patients. #coronavirus #COVID-19 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 34: Dr. Zhong Nanshan on patients management