Global Coronavirus deaths reaches a new record of 20,000
As of today, the 25th of March the coronavirus has killed more than 20,912 people worldwide and the majority of them are from Europe, reaching a number of 13,582 people, according to AFP.
The number of cases infected with coronavirus passed 463,408, while 113,802 have recovered. More than 328,704 patients are in mild conditions and 14,379 are in either serious or critical condition.
Italy is the most affected country with over 7,503 death followed by Spain with 3,434 deaths and China, with 3,281.
As more countries are faced with complete lockdown, US Senate leader have agreed a $2 trillion stimulus package with the White House.
India is now on a lockdown for 21 days, with more than 1.3 million people on quarantine. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, told Indians that he was banning people from leaving their homes in order to save the country, all the citizens and their family. He also stressed that if after 21 days the situation will not stop or improve then the country’s development risked being set back 21 years.
New Zealand has declared State of National Emergency after reporting more than 200 cases of coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, called on every citizen to ‘act like you have Covid-19’ and warned that those violating compulsory stay-at-home rules would face “no tolerance”.
As of today, there are more than three billion people living under lockdown measures in order to stop spreading the coronavirus, which the United Nations warned that is threatening all of humanity.
“Covid-19 is threatening the whole of humanity – and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.
“Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”
According to Google Trends, searches for the Mexican beer Corona Extra have increased by more than 1,100% in the US since the outbreak first reached the country. ‘Beer virus’ and ‘corona beer virus’ are among the most frequent searches phrases.
Global searches for ‘coronavirus symptoms’ have also increased by more than 1,050%, while ‘what is coronavirus’ and ‘is coronavirus deadly’ also made the top five questions people are asking for. However, there is no link between the coronavirus and Corona Extra beer whatsoever.
It’s not completely clear what is driving the data displayed on Google trends. Does Google autocomplete have something to do with this? The Google Trends web page doesn’t clearly show the actual number of people who have been Googling “beer virus” and “Corona beer virus.” So while the uptick may seem relatively big, it is unclear what the actual increase in number may have been.
Initially the virus was first believed to have started at the Huanan Seafood Wholesales Market, in Wuhan, China, although authorities are still investigating the cause.
The COVID-19 pandemic could have killed 40 million deaths by the end of 2020 in the absence of any preventative measures, according to Imperial College London (UK).
Researchers included a number of scenarios, such as
- What would have happened if the world had not reacted to COVID-19,
- Two scenarios incorporating social distancing, which result in a single-peaked epidemic
- And several scenarios for suppressing the spread of the disease that can have the largest overall impact in terms of reducing disease and deaths.
It is noted that ignoring all security measures would lead to a worse development of the coronavirus epidemic and infection of seven billion people. This number would be halved if the number of contacts had been reduced by 40 percent for children, young people and adults, and 60 percent for older people.
Dr Patrick Walker, an author of the report from Imperial, said: "We estimate that the world faces an unprecedented acute public health emergency in the coming weeks and months. Our findings suggest that all countries face a choice between intensive and costly measures to suppress transmission or risk health systems becoming rapidly overwhelmed. However, our results highlight that rapid, decisive and collective action now will save millions of lives in the next year"
The study shows that poor countries will lose far more people than developed ones. A press release from the British university emphasizes that the problem of COVID-19 is common to all countries on Earth.
The modelling showed that implementing measures early on can have a dramatic impact.
If all countries were to adopt this strategy at 0.2 deaths per 100,000 population per week, 95 per cent of the deaths could be averted, saving 38.7 million lives.
However, if this strategy is adopted later (1.6 deaths per 100,000 population per week), then this figure drops to 30.7 million.
In March, Chinese experts published a study in JAMA Cardiology, which claimed that diseases of the cardiovascular system increases mortality by almost 4.5 times from coronavirus.
Even when the world is trying to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a new virus is threatening our society.
A report in Global Times said that a man from China's Yunnan province died from Hantavirus while on a bus to the Shandong province. Other 32 people on bus were also tested and now everyone is waiting for the results.
What is Hantavirus?
The Centre for Disease Control says that the virus is spread mainly from rodents. It goes on to say that infection with any of the hantavirus can cause hantavirus disease in people.
"Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.
It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
However, aside from the negative news coming from China, some Twitter users woke up from their quarantine naps to find #HantaVirus trending. And here are their reactions:
When you're not even done with Covid-19 and China releases Covid-20 Pro max#Hantavirus
After the coronavirus, now a new virus has come in the market
Our Country at the moment:
Me right now, I am tired. Now another virus
If by any chance you see someone constructing this, kindly DM me.
I wake ...I open my phone... i go to the trending section is see
Astronauts watching the world get destroyed by
Me After Recovering Corona Virus seeing News of #Hantavirus:
World right now hearing about China infected with yet another virus #Hantavirus
Me: currently reading this due to the releasing of new version of Corona #Hantavirus
*recovered from corona *died from hantavirus
*again born in CHINA
#Hantavirus arrived in china
Meanwhile world to china
Waking up from Quarantine to find #Hantavirus.
What The Hell
The hantavirus case comes at a time when the total count of those infected by novel coronavirus globally is nearing the 400,000 mark and scientists are yet to find a cure for it. The global death toll has crossed the 17,800 mark.
Because of coronavirus, we’ve mastered the Zoom party for this year. The first big event of the autumn holiday season is Halloween, so we have to test our social distance skills and prepare them correctly for this party.
The traditional Halloween rituals like—parties and trick-or-treating—may be different during a pandemic.
Don't get sad or cancel your Halloween costume order yet. With a little knowledge about health tips, you can still have a really cool atmosphere without putting your health or other health in danger. These are some ingenious ideas for a safe Halloween 2020 during the pandemic.
1.The trick-or-treat routine
Check the current state of coronavirus cases in your community will be important on Halloween this year, so you could determine if it is safe or not to trick-or-treat.
If you can’t trick-or-treat as usually due to coronavirus, look for ways to manage it in a new, safe way. You can buy your kid the favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door in your house, also you may walk together with your kid through the neighborhood so managing the show off of the costume, then come back home for a special treat.
2. Invent a safe way to give out the treats
Wrap up the treats by yourself and put them out in your yard on a specially decorated table so people can easily pick them up. Don't forget about a hand sanitizer and also wearing a mask. Please the kids to use hand sanitizer each time they pick a treat.
3.Introduce a real mask in your Halloween outfit
This is the year you have to make a Halloween costume with a mask.
If you choose to wear another mask under the costume mask, it is really safer, but you have to make sure that it doesn't get too hot and you can easily breathe.
4. Organize the party outdoor
Social distancing is still important during Halloween Party 2020. Food and drinks should be already packed for each persona or to be served in single servings. Don't forget about the hand sanitizers that should be everywhere for easy access. Chairs and tables should be placed in such a way so that everyone can be social but still have space between each other. It is recommended to have a party with the closest family members, friends.
5.Inform about parties before you go
If you like to take part in different Halloween events, or you are invited to a party, inform yourself about the location and how the host prepared for a pandemic party. Research the situation to see how they’re planning to make the party safer. An outdoor party is the best option.
6. Get creative on this Halloween
You can set up a movie projector and screen and manage a Halloween movie party in your backyard for a few friends or family members. There are also options like a Zoom Dance Party.
7.Inform your child about the current situation
Children easily come into contact with other children and adults and forget about the existing rules. We, adults, are safer in precautions in a pandemic party. But children will not always follow the rules when joy is in full swing. That is why it is important to inform children and explain to them why it is good to wear a mask, to use a hand sanitizer, and to keep a social distance. Alternatively, you can offer the child a new way of greeting, such as a greeting with a foot or bags of sweets.
8. Don't forget to disinfect the surfaces
If you have organized a table for treats outside, then don't forget to disinfect it as often as possible. After the party and before it disinfect the surfaces. Don't forget to disinfect tables, door handles, and other surfaces in the house or backyard during the party.
9.Choose the right guests
Inform and choose the right guests this time. People who follow all the rules, have complied with quarantine, and maintain order are the right people for such a party. Your health and the health of others is valuable! Ask the guests to disinfect their hands, wear a mask, and to take only their portion of sweets and to make sure that those around them follow the order.
10.Organize an information board
You can make a Halloween-style information board yourself where all the rules for the party are.
It would be good to mention the mask, hand sanitizer, and social distance.
You can also mention that no one should be digging around a candy bowl, touching multiple pieces. Ask them to choose one and stick with it.
These life hacks only create the appearance of protection.
1. Follow the rule of 5 seconds
Legend has it: if food fell to the floor, but a piece was lifted earlier than 5 seconds later, you can safely eat it. Because microorganisms are not so nimble and will not have time to crawl onto your sandwich or apple in such a short time.
2. Touch the door handle through the sleeve
The very idea - to create a barrier between your skin and a potentially contaminated surface - is very correct. But using your own clothes for this is not the best option. The dirt, bacteria, and viruses that were on the doorknob end up on your sleeve and then calmly contact your wrists and palms, face, hair, phone, bag, and so on.
3. Press the elevator button with your elbow or knuckle
Here is almost the same story as in the previous paragraph. It just seems that we don’t touch anything and that microbes from buttons, handles and doors cannot harm us. But, for example, the strap of a bag or a pocket of clothes is easy to touch with your elbows, and we also put them on the table, and then touch it with our hands.
With knuckles, dirt and microorganisms easily fall into the palms and face - when a person clenches his hands into fists, twists his fingers, props his chin, rubs one hand on the other, and so on.
4. Hold your breath when someone sneezes or coughs nearby.
From infection (if someone sneezing is sick with something) this will not save you. Firstly, you just won’t have time to hold your breath fast enough - and the smallest drops of saliva and sputum will still fall into your airways (yes, it sounds very disgusting, but alas, it is).
5. Wipe the surface with an antibacterial wipe
This only works if you use a new cloth for each surface. And if you wipe the same table, door handles, switches and buttons, then simply transfer microorganisms from one object to another. After all, the longer you use a napkin, the less antibacterial agents remain on it - and microbes have more chances to survive.
6. Constantly smear hands with an antiseptic
The sanitizer seems to be a universal and 100 percent remedy. He rubbed his hands, sprayed everything that was possible - and you sit "in the house." But antiseptics work only when they are used correctly.