COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #3

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chinese-scientists-destroyed-proof-of-virus-in-december-rz055qjnj

            “ttps://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/17/coronavirus-closings-can-strand-poor-foreign-homeless-college-students-column/5054621002/

Nigerian polls 

Generosity      

Imperial College modeling on outcomes of allowing spread, flattening curve and active suppression.

https://t.co/J84V8p4s9A

Is India doing enough

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/covid-19-hum-honge-kaamyaab-india-doing-enough-rohit-bhayana/

Entire village on lockdown from infection via affair

https://www.newsweek.com/entire-town-under-quarantine-because-man-returned-after-having-affair-woman-who-had-1493002

How it takes over       

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/the-story-of-a-coronavirus-infection.html

https://africasacountry.com/2015/04/will-the-new-african-centres-for-disease-control-really-be-an-african-cdc

Covidbase.com          

https://twitter.com/chinyereoranugo/status/1240196263708065792?s=12

COVID-19 How to Use One Ventilator to Save Multiple Lives        https://youtu.be/uClq978oohY

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/coronavirus-new-graph-shows-people-in-their-20s-are-more-asymptomatic-and-not-being-tested-for-covid-19.html

Freelance writing       

Health workers hit harder

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/health/doctors-coronavirus-health-care-hit-harder/index.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11192041/all-schools-uk-closed-from-friday-coronavirus/

Italian lies, puts medical team at risk https://torino.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/03/17/news/contagia_i_medici_ora_rischia_12_anni_di_carcere_la_procura_indaga_per_epidemia_aggravata-251520891/?ref=RHPPTP-BH-I251505081-C12-P9-S1.8-T1

https://wp.me/p87zHy-1Gz

https://thenationonlineng.net/updated-fg-reduces-petrol-pump-price/

Nigeria’s economy     

Nigeria northwest shuts schools

Aggressive testing in an Italian city halts spread

https://www.ft.com/content/0dba7ea8-6713-11ea-800d-da70cff6e4d3

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/ticking-time-bomb-scientists-worry-about-coronavirus-spread-africa

Reinfection    

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-13/china-japan-korea-coronavirus-reinfection-test-positive

Divorce cases rise in China post quarantine

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8108385/Divorce-cases-spike-China-couples-spend-time-coronavirus-quarantine.html

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/world/article-african-countries-move-to-restrict-european-visitors-amid-coronavirus/#click=https://t.co/v3EBbRetA1

NSAIDS not safe . Is paracetamol safe or not?         

https://apple.news/A5ljl_2t-T-eEq9VJdxN4qg

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30129-8/fulltext

Social inequalities and poor medical infrastructure will make a country COVID19 hotbed            https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-17-20-intl-hnk/index.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/businessday.ng/coronavirus/article/coronavirus-nigeria-enhances-coordinated-response-mechanism-inaugurates-presidential-task-force/amp/

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #3

Lagos bans religious gathering more than 50 people            https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1240384381077913602?s=21

Cash app donates       

Jack of Twitter           

NHS Drs want tests so they can go back to frontlines            https://twitter.com/theda_uk/status/1240550347950653442?s=21

Taking microbiology seriously           https://twitter.com/idrisayobello/status/1240403932515614720?s=21

Ghana returns SA flight         

Not just cough

Can’t escape long calls           https://twitter.com/jeffkasanoff/status/1240114193518346240?s=21

Health workers

Las Vegas closing      

On critics of big donors         

Quarantine with no power

Handbook for kids     

There is no emergency in a pandemic

Purge alarm during quarantine

School kids at risk at airport

Nigeria gets a case through land border

Nysc innovation for handwashing

Travel bans

https://twitter.com/chinyereoranugo/status/1240196263708065792?s=12

ICU in Nigeria

Death toll in UK        

Her mom

Burkina Faso VP       

Prisoners         

Seasonal predictions are shaky

22year old shares experience 

Katsina           

Trudeau          

SA disinfects taxis

Panic buying  

Locked up and Lonely by Akon

Guilt tripping Drs on strike     https://twitter.com/aishayesufu/status/1240286952513056772?s=21

Account of infection  

Nhs staff given freebies          https://twitter.com/nwanneonwubiko/status/1240263185376194560?s=21

Religious Camps

Double venting

NCDC bill      

What distancing does

We are the virus

BRT   

High school musical   

Soap war        

4 centres in Nigeria    

Risk

Celebrity

Socializing

Health workers

Parents

Alcohol          

Lagos closes schools  

Awareness in Igbo     

Wedding

Nigeria 3rd case         

NCDC

History Africa banning flights from Europe  https://twitter.com/karlremarks/status/1238437072593137664?s=21

A Doctor shares his experience with covid-19 infection            https://twitter.com/GoughCJ/status/1239587299136098305?s=09

Mental health

Revealing against the productive quarantine gang            https://twitter.com/ayahnaaragon/status/1238685803078959104?s=21

The poor

Kashmiris on lockdown         

Politics

            Britain https://twitter.com/morganpaulett/status/1238910780977930247?s=21

https://twitter.com/derektmuller/status/1238830995039805440?s=21

Panic buying is haram

Police in China vs us

What has it ruined

Bidet sales soar

Virgin

Weak and the effects 

https://twitter.com/mustafathepoet/status/1239365541669646337?s=21

Compassion even with social distancing            https://twitter.com/rowaida_abdel/status/1239392355108761601?s=21

Western individualism            https://twitter.com/goldwomyn/status/1238831649607032832?s=21

Dr Chikwe asks for calm

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #2

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/isis-issues-coronavirus-travel-advice-terrorists-should-avoid-europe-5m89dvjjw

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/uk-coronavirus-crisis-to-last-until-spring-2021-and-could-see-79m-hospitalised

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/uk-medical-schools-urged-to-fast-track-final-year-students-to-help-fight-coronavirus

UK Health minister appears not to super herd the immunity theory           https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51892402?ocid=wsnews.chat-apps.in-app-msg.whatsapp.trial.link1_.auin

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/u-s-government-official-coronavirus-vaccine-trial-starts-monday-1.4854275?fbclid=IwAR3r1mDrVRpXsatw3iNMvqZGdq4oFhaWEKBoW7wb8nb9JO_tTmNcAxIH-K4

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.africanews.com/2020/03/14/covid-19-gabon-shuts-stops-issuing-tourist-visas-to-citizens-of-hardest-hit/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brothers-hand-sanitizer-price-gouging-tennessee_n_5e6e8e04c5b6bd8156f9b763

http://theconversation.com/coronavirus-and-covid-19-your-questions-answered-by-virus-experts-133617

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-coronavirus-test-positive-recover-a9404056.html

COVID-19 spread from January 23 through March 14th. https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/fj7535/oc_covid19_spread_from_january_23_through_march/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-nhs-steps-up-fight-21694418

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/work-from-home-tips_uk_5e6a1358c5b6bd8156f22f5d

https://www.wsj.com/articles/people-fleeing-coronavirus-head-to-a-new-safe-haven-china-11584354274

https://graphics.reuters.com/CHINA-HEALTH-SOUTHKOREA-CLUSTERS/0100B5G33SB/index.html

Sanitizer hoarder has nowhere to sell them          https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.amp.html#click=https://t.co/YPeXEot79a

https://t.co/xWueohdnIt?amp=1

https://www-thehindubusinessline-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/new-plasma-derived-therapy-for-covid-19-on-the-horizon-takeda/article30981684.ece/amp/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-aggravate-coronavirus-infection

YOUTUBE           

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-test-negative-white-house-says

https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jtm/taaa039/5804843

Coronavirus latest: at a glance   

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/coronavirus-latest-at-a-glance?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/15/trump-offers-large-sums-for-exclusive-access-to-coronavirus-vaccine

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

https://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/football/2020/mar/13/arsenal-manager-mikel-arteta-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-2116200.amp?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3074988/coronavirus-some-recovered-patients-may-have

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/brazilian-media-reports-president-bolsonaro-tests-positive-he-dined-trump-saturday

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8109405/BA-ground-aircraft-cut-staff-tackle-unprecedented-crisis.html

“Looming threat of COVID-19 infection in Africa: act collectively, and fast”                https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30464-5/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

https://link.medium.com/vPbgjTmgP4

https://link.medium.com/NobSpr2gP4

https://link.medium.com/HbyvtF3gP4

https://link.medium.com/gLEsUe5gP4

https://link.medium.com/bgkyWh7gP4

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-coronavirus-queen-cancels-visits-21688546

https://www.ft.com/content/9a9e9e60-64b3-11ea-a6cd-df28cc3c6a68

https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-best-response.amp.html

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/responding-to-coronavirus

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #2

Public health is important            

https://twitter.com/ccardydnp/status/1239311118679621633?s=21

Idris Elba

How this puts the plight of refugees in perspective                https://twitter.com/shanicealethia/status/1238753376151777286?s=21

Nicolas Taleb in UK’s policy

The 1918 influenza epidemic hit Nigeria

Shakespeare wrote a book in the plague quarantine                https://twitter.com/rosannecash/status/1238700345548627969?s=21

Omar Sulayman

Heartrending dismay by Uber driver on risk of infection                https://twitter.com/uber_trips/status/1239013389680214017?s=21

COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #1

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/11/entertainment/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-coronavirus/index.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51847198

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.       

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51735367 myths      

  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51819624 Italy fake news  

  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51847620 India suspend visas      

https://www.skysports.com/live-blog/11095/11945306/coronavirus-latest-england-vs-denmark-and-bosnia-herzegovina-vs-n-ireland-concerns-tpc-sawgrass-goes-ahead

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-conference-new-york-cancelled-council-foreign-relations-business-a9393371.html

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2236760-we-dont-know-why-so-few-covid-19-cases-have-been-reported-in-africa/

Why are there low cases in Africa             

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1254138/coronavirus-uk-school-closures-easter-half-term-uk-coronavirus-news

  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10206746560458516&id=1709865674 _#AnimatedInfographic_

COVID-19 Cases outside China: *23rd January to 10th March*

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-cancel-everything/607675/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/life-during-coronavirus-quarantine-pictures

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gabrielsanchez/life-during-coronavirus-quarantine-pictures

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-11-20-intl-hnk/index.html#click=https://t.co/kbFEw9WVla

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-new-test-kits-swab-three-hours-12505658

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8105817/Number-coronavirus-cases-cut-66-China-acted-just-one-WEEK-earlier.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/bahrain-accuses-iran-biological-aggression-covid-2019-200312165334964.html

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-cruise-ship-risk_l_5e693e9ac5b6bd8156f0ca60/amp#click=https://t.co/NKdOWN3PDG

  https://link.medium.com/GUXUYv9mL4 an idiots guide to coronavirus 

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51827356 Health minister UK tests positive for coronavirus     

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/chinas-coronavirus-cases-rise-infections-010848356.html

https://www.wired.com/story/a-disease-tracker-backed-by-gates-and-zuckerberg-tackles-covid-19/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/coronavirus-middle-east-north-africa-iran-outbreak-what-we-know

https://www.wired.com/story/a-disease-tracker-backed-by-gates-and-zuckerberg-tackles-covid-19/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/coronavirus-middle-east-north-africa-iran-outbreak-what-we-know

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-11/keep-calm-and-wash-your-hands-britain-s-strategy-to-beat-virus

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1237774421307228160.html

WHO Press Briefing on COVID19 now a pandemic.                           

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-clean-your-smartphone-keyboard-mouse-safely/

COVID 19 Info Basket- Tweets #1

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/09/africa/nigeria-coronavirus-cases-intl/index.html

https://twitter.com/vl0ko/status/1237117540297572354?s=21

https://twitter.com/zaddy_nomso/status/1238013839112908800?s=21

https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-coronavirus-us-cases-health-risk-2020-1

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-11-20-intl-hnk/index.html

25 March 2020

25th of March

What am I supposed to do?’: Covid-19 sparks mass unemployment across US

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/25/us-unemployment-coronavirus-hospitality-food-industries-claims

Death toll in Spain overtakes China

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/coronavirus-death-toll-in-spain-overtakes-china-as-lockdowns-extend-across-globe

COVID-19: Ikeja Electric Closes Offices Partially to Safeguard Customers, Staff https://www.ikejaelectric.com/covid-19-ikeja-electric-closes-offices-partially-to-safeguard-customers-staff/

Nigerian celebrity, Runtown gives donations

Receipt of Runtown’s money

Canada backs $57bn coronavirus relief bill

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-52022506?__twitter_impression=true

In darkness admist staying at home

LA County Sheriff allow gun store to remain open

https://abc7.com/amp/6045568/

Johns Hopkins: please take social distancing seriously to save lives https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0325-coronavirus-hopkins-social-distancing-20200324-b75k465kdfcq3jt235mr7uzaba-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

US Navy called in

UNHRC measures to keep refugees safe

https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2020/3/5e79e2410/live-blog-refugees-covid-19-crisis.html

Police shut down 15 schools, clubs and religious gatherings in Lagos for non compliance

Vatican decree for upcoming Easter celebration

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-03/covid-19-decree-regarding-easter-triduum-liturgical-celebration.html

Ontario confirms 100 new coronavirus cases in a day

Online gaming booms as virus lockdowns keep millions at home

https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2020/03/25/covid-19-online-gaming-booms-as-virus-lockdowns-keep-millions-at-home

Final year students to be put on NHS frontline to deal with coronavirus crisis

UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059972

Economic recession expected in G20 countries amid COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-spain-surpasses-china-in-the-overall-number-of-covid-19-deaths

More than $200 milion received by WHO

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donors-and-partners/funding

Nigerians respond to news of top Government officials testing positive for Coronavirus

Testing Kits for Coronavius from the Jack ma foundation arrive Nigeria and head to Abuja.

Rwandan Police employ extreme measures to enforce lockdown

https://twitter.com/BBGAfrica/status/1242866603596881920?s=20

FDA approves it’s first rapid Coronavirus test

Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus

World renowned Chef dies after testing positive for Coronavirus

Risk of dying from COVID-19

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-mortality-risk

Private hospitals will be made public

https://www.thejournal.ie/private-hospitals-ireland-coronavirus-5056334-Mar2020/

Angry italian mayors admonishing citizens disobeying self isolation order

NCDC calls citizen in self isolation

Young people are aware

Telemedicine regulations changed by a decade in two weeks

Don’t be silly

Nigeria’s Presidents spokesman complains about the coronavirus coverage in a chilling blast from the past

Family not taking any chances

Prince Charles 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52033845

Nigerian Celeb giving out money

New symptoms

Refusing isolation, get charged with attempted murder

Text messaging

Corruption

New York executive order

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Response to racism

Zoom 

Visas extended

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/visas-extended-for-those-currently-unable-to-return-home-due-to-covid-19

Repurposing elephant projects

Trigeminal neuralgia a new symptom

Dead at home

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/london-woman-36-dies-of-suspected-covid-19-after-being-told-she-is-not-priority

Reading Your Way to Wholesome Living

Reading will change your life

First Thursdays in March are World Book Days, set aside to promote literacy. Reading in many communities is majorly done for school but there’s more to it than that. It could be used for fun, growth, company, as a complement to healing, bonding, and fostering strong communities.


An avid reading lifestyle keeps the brain active and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It is an activity that increases your cognitive ability thus delaying the onset of memory loss as you age. The effects are more pronounced when it is a lifelong habit.

There are many more benefits a good book can add to your overall health. Have trouble sleeping? A book may be what you need. Reading a couple of chapters of a physical book regularly builds a pattern that improves the quality of your sleep. Ebooks are not included as they expose you to screen time just before bed which interferes with sleep.

In building your vocabulary, it helps you to gain better conversational skills. The wealth of experience you gain from being an avid reader flows into your social skills as you have more topics to discuss with others. This helps some people to build confidence and overcome anxiety in social gatherings.

Reading a couple of chapters of a physical book regularly builds a pattern that improves the quality of your sleep.

In this regard, book clubs are an excellent platform to meet new people from billionaires to authors to artisans. Creeds, tribes, races , nationalities joined by one spark- the love of books. It is one of the best chances humanity has at unity and peace.

In reducing the effects of stress, a good book helps you to bear the rigours of ill-health. This benefit can be unlocked just after about 10 minutes of reading. When I feel stressed about something, I find reading to be helpful in relieving the tension.

Other benefits include improved overall mental ability, increased attention span and an increase in empathy found among readers. Exposure to different scenarios in fiction, following characters through their journeys makes us understand that there are many perspectives to life based on different experiences. This makes us more welcoming and less judgmental. Looking to build a better world? Invest in libraries and book communities.

Children shown the wonders of the world with books are less likely to have time for disruptive activities. It is an activity that fosters cooperation rather than vicious competition among them. Their bonding improves, their language skills grow faster , they are able to communicate clearly and just being busy with this may make them less inclined to petty crime later on. Buy more books for them.

Now that you know reading makes you a healthier, smarter and better person, what book are you picking up next?

Dr Mariam Toye

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