The conventional view of the COVID-19 outbreak is that it originated in Wuhan, China, near the most sophisticated Chinese bio-weapons lab and then proceeded into the world from there, leaving people to guess whether it originated in the lab and leaked, came from wild bats or snakes, or came from an exotic meat market. Regardless of the source of the coronavirus, it may now be … Continue reading Coronavirus | New Blueprint for Bio-terrorism?
Google often changes it’s logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries or the lives of famous artists and scientists. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates all public health workers and researchers across the globe working in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Google has made a change to their logo to thank public health workers across the world during COVID-19. Google announced that it’s only the first in a … Continue reading Thank You Coronavirus Helpers | COVID-19
Near the end of World War One (WWI), nasty flu started spreading around the world. The virus, which was responsible for the disease became known as Spanish flu, infected over a quarter of the world’s population. With an estimated death toll of between 50 million and 100 million, it was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. As per an article on BBC, in … Continue reading History of Social Distancing | COVID-19
Washing your hands is important. Please do it. In the morning, one of my school friends, Aranjit commented casually on our WhatsApp group that coronavirus may leave many of us a prisoner of OCD — obsessive-compulsive disorder. The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has health officials scrambling to educate the public on good hygiene and best practices. All of this is taking its toll … Continue reading The Hellish Side of Handwashing
Earlier this month, G7 finance ministers and central bank governors vowed to use “all appropriate policy tools” to contain the economic threat posed by the coronavirus. The question left unanswered is what is appropriate and what will work. The immediate response took the form of central bank rate cuts, with the US Federal Reserve fast off the mark. Though central banks can move quickly, however, it is … Continue reading Coronavirus is as economically contagious as it’s medically | COVID-19