The UAE’s Eastern Region has witnessed unprecedented development over the past ten years, benefitting from federal and local support packages related to roads, infrastructure, housing, education and health.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for worldwide solidarity: “Developed countries must support health systems in countries that are short of resources.” We were not prepared, Mr. Guterres said, and this was a hard lesson.
Global stimulus plans for economic recovery after the pandemic could easily cover climate-friendly policies, suggests new study.
During the peak phase of the corona pandemic, Chinese exports of critical medical goods such as protective masks went primarily to economic and political partners. Chinese companies were able to push through drastic price increases against industrialized countries.
Two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’ immune systems. A subset of patients has mutations in key immunity genes; other patients have auto-antibodies that target the same components of the immune system.
Director of the Institute of Virology at Charité, Christian Drosten, states that we can only speak of lessons from the first wave in Europe. It can cause great harm if politicians use the dynamics of a pandemic for political messages.
A new analysis of period life expectancy around the world shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.
Researchers found consistent evidence for a 2-2.5-fold population-level increase in SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with influenza during the period of co-circulation.
Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood.
Governments that follow loose pandemic policies to limit economic damage perform significantly worse in terms of public support, especially when Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
Genomic analysis reveals that many animal species are potentially susceptible to infection by the coronavirus. They include a number of endangered and threatened species, notably apes and old world primates.