Coronavirus

How The Modern World Was Shaped By Epidemics 500 Years Ago

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    By Matthew Ward in The Conversation.   The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there has been little consideration of probably the most significant historical episode of disease. The modern world as we know it would not have existed without the epidemics that […]

Here’s What A Hygiene Expert Wants You To Know About Hand Sanitiser

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  By Natasha Hinde in HUFFPOST.   Hand sanitiser can kill coronavirus, but its overall effectiveness very much depends on the type you use. Homes, businesses and schools across the UK are potentially using hand sanitisers that can take up to two minutes to kill the virus, as opposed to the standard 20-30 seconds – and could […]

Covid-19 Could Lead To ‘Explosion’ In Tapanui Flu Cases

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  From Star News.   In a cruel twist, many Covid-19 survivors could be affected by a once-obscure chronic fatigue condition, initially termed the Tapanui flu, and whose existence was once ridiculed and denied.Emeritus Prof Warren Tate (73), of the University of Otago biochemistry department, officially retired recently but is continuing his molecular-level research into […]

Post Viral Fatigue In Covid-19

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  From Frontline. As we enter the next phase of pandemic response, physiotherapy services are looking to support people recovering from Covid-19. One of the most prevalent problems is fatigue. Fatigue following a viral infection is common, but for some people the symptoms may persist for months and impact on their quality of life. We […]

Who Is Getting Sick, And How Sick ? A Breakdown Of Coronavirus Risk By Demographic Factors

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  By Sharon Begly in Stat News.   The new coronavirus is not an equal-opportunity killer: Being elderly and having other illnesses, for instance, greatly increases the risk of dying from the disease the virus causes, Covid-19. It’s also possible being male could put you at increased risk. For both medical and public health reasons, researchers want […]

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