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Braveheart – for our heroes on World Health Day

This poem celebrates all health care workers on World Health Day 2020, as they put their lives and time with loved ones on the line to keep us healthy. It is hoped that we all recognize the sacrifice and appreciate it by working together with them, following their guidelines, supporting them and help them to help us.

Braveheart

Sacrifice and duty

Passion and diligence

Are the traits that 

Drew me closer 

In an abstract way 

I knew you would face 

Battles and be at great risk

And you would love it

It is intense to support

as you head straight

Into harm’s way

Every day a close shave

Not afraid to catch it as 

You drag back lives from

The hands of death on the wards

and hallway, you give your all

What we have is more

Than gold and strong 

Enough to weather this

Yet I can’t stop the chills

I can not hold you

This space is for my safety

Yet all I want to do 

Is hug you tight

Armed with bravery and the oath

You set forth into danger each day

Leaving me at the window

Dying inside from the terror

  • Oumissa

This poem was recently published in a collection Love Stories in a Pandemic by Folábòmí Àmòó

Download a free copy here.

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COVID-19 Health

ARTICLES #6

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1243000487365861376.html

Doctors Writing wills

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11265400/hero-doctors-saving-lives-during-coronavirus-pandemic-are-writing-their-wills-and-feel-like-theyre-working-at-chernobyl/amp/

Mehdi Hasan speaks with expert        https://www.facebook.com/AJUpFront/videos/917286638727582/

Italian doctors death toll

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-latest-italy-doctors-deaths-covid-19-symptoms-death-toll-a9427596.html

COVID-19 live updates

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/28/coronavirus-latest-news/#link-MWVEVSF4Y5CYDOK4W2S7P5SGJU

What the gift of this unpleasant infection has helped me understand            https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-the-way-sickness-has-shrunk-my-world/2020/03/27/b26da7fc-7039-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

Coronavirus: Why are deaths rising so quickly in Spain?            https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-deaths-rising-quickly-spain-200327181759832.html

Coronavirus: 150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks   

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52068520

Italy’s doctors left feeling ‘shuttered and powerless’ as world’s highest death toll cripple hospital            https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-coronavirus-crisis-doctors-death-toll-hospital-latest-a9430551.html

For anyone who is into manufacturing and 3D printing ability        

   https://www.covidlifesavermask.com/how-to-make-it

British dep ambassador          

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/25/british-diplomat-dies-of-coronavirus-in-hungary

US Visas for medical professional

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/update-on-h-and-j-visas-for-medical-professionals.html

Mask debacle 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/28/show-your-colours-only-one-way-to-wear-surgical-masks-correctly-with-the-coloured-side-out

Visa extension

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

Rivers state closes all borders

WHO launch trial testing 4 potential COVID-19 treatments https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/who-launch-trial-testing-4-potential-covid-19-treatments

China lied about it     

https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/chinas-devastating-lies/

Taiwan accuses WHO

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/taiwan-accuses-who-of-failing-to-heed-warning-of-coronavirus-human-to-human-transmission/

Models causing panic

https://t.co/UZdyFb3TMZ

What the gift of this unpleasant infection has helped me understand            https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-the-way-sickness-has-shrunk-my-world/2020/03/27/b26da7fc-7039-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

Coronavirus: Why are deaths rising so quickly in Spain?            https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-deaths-rising-quickly-spain-200327181759832.html

Coronavirus: 150 Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks   

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52068520

Italy’s doctors left feeling ‘shuttered and powerless’ as world’s highest death toll cripples hospital            https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-coronavirus-crisis-doctors-death-toll-hospital-latest-a9430551.html

 For anyone who is into manufacturing and 3D printing ability          

  https://www.covidlifesavermask.com/how-to-make-it

British dep ambassador           https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/25/british-diplomat-dies-of-coronavirus-in-hungary

US Visas for medical professional      https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/update-on-h-and-j-visas-for-medical-professionals.html

Mask debacle  https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/28/show-your-colours-only-one-way-to-wear-surgical-masks-correctly-with-the-coloured-side-out

Visa extension

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

Rivers state closes all borders

COVID-19: Rivers Government closes all borders

WHO launch trial testing 4 potential COVID-19 treatments

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/who-launch-trial-testing-4-potential-covid-19-treatments

China lied about it

https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/chinas-devastating-lies/

Taiwan accuses WHO

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/taiwan-accuses-who-of-failing-to-heed-warning-of-coronavirus-human-to-human-transmission/

Models causing panic

https://t.co/UZdyFb3TMZ

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COVID-19 Health

TWEETS #6

Probing

World is going remote

Diary

Intubation colleague

Health education on handwashing in Lagos.  https://twitter.com/Debbzdbee/status/1242922177957167104?s=19

Hand sanitizers and soap donation in lagos    https://twitter.com/Cycogreat/status/1242877119820152834?s=19

Tenant refuse returning landlord entrance.     https://twitter.com/Damzyworld/status/1242852426958483458?s=19

Lost a friend  

Farts   

Tracking movement with cell phone signals  https://twitter.com/tectonixgeo/status/1242628347034767361?s=21

ER      

https://twitter.com/gaeliclass149/status/1242981207018700800?s=21

James Blunt   

Treating domestic worker well           https://twitter.com/ebbakalondo/status/1243063063718375424?s=21

Trash bag PPE

Quarantine activities

NCDC clogged by pranksters

Nigerian governors call for health sector investment            https://twitter.com/ntanewsnow/status/1242845471858622464?s=21

Vent splitter   

NHS Appreciation nationwide clap    https://twitter.com/skynews/status/1243267267883925512?s=21

Behavioural changes

We are all treating one thing

Atlanta appreciates health workers     https://twitter.com/_sjpeace_/status/1243220908099219457?s=21

Green card for IMGs 

Health care workers move out for their mother            https://twitter.com/dramirkhangp/status/1243179703000862732?s=21

Brain drain

Reaction to US visa for medical workers       https://twitter.com/chxta/status/1243467801630855168?s=21

Boris Johnson positive            https://twitter.com/borisjohnson/status/1243496858095411200?s=21

Reaction to Boris       

Release patients

Brain drain     

End of life

Death 

Kaduna lockdown begins despite having on confirmed case yet            https://twitter.com/NTANewsNow/status/1243271937729667072?s=20

Fumigation of major bus stops commences in Lagos            https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1243078344134070275?s=20

Disinfectant equipment deployed across Lagos            https://twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1243126295531307009?s=20

Lagos deploys makeshift markets in government schools            https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1243242718219898881?s=20

Uba to provides $14million worth of relief across Africa            https://twitter.com/UBAGroup/status/1243128808129126400?s=20

Confirmed cases rise to 65 in Nigeria https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1243260377636515841?s=20

Healthy 21-year-old death      https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/1242789589430841345?s=20

Art response   

ER physician self isolates      

NAF airlifts cargo to Abuja    https://twitter.com/NigAirForce/status/1242816554649214978?s=19

NIMR free testing

We can win    

The need for marriage

Game of Thrones Impressions            https://twitter.com/vej0me/status/1242778019401531392?s=21

Man on vent   

Fake news a pandemic            https://twitter.com/hauwakhaleel/status/1242528881581703168?s=21

Cameroon’s leader

Air ambulance response          https://twitter.com/NaijaFlyingDr/status/1243094324096765952?s=19

Burial 

CEO Slack support for frontline responders  https://twitter.com/stewart/status/1243001749679427585?s=08

Categories
COVID-19 Health

ARTICLES #5

“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/

Canada backs $57bn coronavirus relief bill            

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

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

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                https://guardian.ng/news/coronavirus-police-shut-down-15-schools-in-lagos/

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                https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/24/final-year-students-put-nhs-frontline-deal-coronavirus-crisis-12450512/

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

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               https://youtu.be/tx5H1IV2By0

Prince Charles  

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

New symptoms

New York executive order

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

Visas extended

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

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

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads                https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/coronavirus-air-pollution-co2-reduce-update-spread-a9411011.html

When Architecture Shows Solidarity with China Combating Coronavirus  https://www.archdaily.com/935958/when-architecture-shows-solidarity-with-china-combating-coronavirus

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads                https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/coronavirus-air-pollution-co2-reduce-update-spread-a9411011.html

Canada tool       

https://ca.thrive.health/covid19/en

Covid tracker    

https://infodemics.com/covid19tracker

Feminism

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/feminism-womens-rights-coronavirus-covid19/608302/

Airtel access NCDC and fmoh for free     

Facebook donates face mask reserve     

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facebook-masks-idUSKBN21911E

Angela Merkel In quarantine

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8140257/Germany-ban-gatherings-TWO-people-nationwide-crackdown.html

Why lockdowns can halt the spread        

https://t.co/gJoqrNKZZ5?amp=1

Singapore           

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51866102

Cleaners

Younger Americans

https://news.yahoo.com/fauci-u-looking-very-closely-161900234.html

Visualizer            

https://www.covidvisualizer.com/

LMIC COVID Control       

https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/health-humanitarian-crises-centre/news/102976

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COVID-19 Health

TWEETS #5

Nigerian celebrity, Runtown gives donations       https://twitter.com/iRuntown/status/1242767257408811008?s=19

Receipt of Runtown’s money     

In darkness admist staying at home

US Navy called in             

Nigerians respond to news of top Government officials testing positive for Coronavirus                https://twitter.com/heisrema/status/1242789834533621760?s=20

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

FDA approves its first rapid Coronavirus test        https://twitter.com/Medscape/status/1242832868675592195?s=20

Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus        https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1242763319762661376?s=20

World renowned Chef dies after testing positive for Coronavirus                https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1242871590028787713?s=2

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

Nigerian Celeb giving out money               https://twitter.com/iRuntown/status/1242767257408811008?s=19

Refusing isolation, get charged with attempted murder                https://twitter.com/geoffreyyork/status/1242836452297388032?s=09

Text messaging

Corruption         

Response to racism

Zoom   

Repurposing elephant projects 

Trigeminal neuralgia a new symptom      https://twitter.com/MikeAlbertMD/status/1242568749762265088?s=19

                Designs for epidemic     

Twin toddlers aware of quarantine           https://twitter.com/iatemuggles/status/1241262775248269312?s=20

Imaginary symptoms     

Has a baby in quarantine             

Zimbabwe shortage of vents

Politics 

Need for more volunteers

Nigeria recalls retired Drs

Chinese New Year           

Screening vs testing       

The drivers and house helps

Nigerians stuck in UK     

Fake tweet

Landlords

Cuba     

It feels like a decade      

No more racism

Young Nigerians take on celebrities

Nigeria’s political class  

Nigeria Movie awards attendees

Economy

Ogun State broadcast classes for primary and secondary pupils                https://twitter.com/dabiodunmfr/status/1242435013641109505?s=12

Stay indoors

What it means to wear PPE         

Delay

Chinese virus

Lagos governor closes   

CCHub supports Nigerian entrepreneurs solving for Covid19                https://twitter.com/cc_hub/status/1241806593815126016?s=21

If you get it         

How internet would change the world    https://twitter.com/adetolaov/status/1241749404081704970?s=21

EU ‘solidarity’ exposed

Please stay home Londoners      

Police drones used in Brussels   

Airbnb 

Citizen reporting

Abuja   

Cuba Drs  helping out Italy

Massive lasagna at Wembley joke            https://twitter.com/tristanghill/status/1241427438456000512?s=21

Mask information backfired       

Not to panic this is the ascent of the curve            https://twitter.com/ugwunnaejikem/status/1241976264522694656?s=21

Pyjamas

No traffic            

Things to do in quarantine

El Salvador         

Tracking bracelets          

Grim Projection in Nigeria

Projection          

Need for messaging war room   

Tech says stay home

Nigerians lying to NCDC

https://twitter.com/AddaSwagz/status/1242094057255579648?s=20

Diverting health funds new punishment https://twitter.com/oewonah/status/1242035070027825153?s=21

Learn to cook

Dr social distancing         

First Lady asks that children be safe         https://twitter.com/aishambuhari/status/1242007104594096128?s=21

Charity

Testing at ports

https://twitter.com/whonigeria/status/1242122221977559044?s=21

Angela Merkel negative

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/124211446222

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Snitch or get it  

Boris assesses UK

UN chief calls for ceasefire           https://twitter.com/antonioguterres/status/1242155073981087744?s=21

Hotel self isolation          

Naval    

Nigerians believe it’s a scam

Stifling

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COVID-19 Health

PANDEMIC DIARY #1

COVID-19: Through the eyes of an average Nigerian student.

‘’We don’t have any plans, no lecturers have reached out to us to tell us what to read, there is no online class. By the time we resume, Unilag will rush us.’’

This week, Pandemic Diary interviews a student of the University of Lagos. We get an insight into how the current pandemic has affected the average Nigerian student, the setbacks and possible silver lining.

Tell me how we got here.

I am a student at the University of Lagos.

The first we heard of COVID-19 was when it became a thing at Wuhan, China. We discussed it as students in my hostel but we never saw it as something that could hit home till we saw the news of how it was spreading around the world.

I remember, there was a day I saw on Twitter how rapid the spread was, and I prayed that Allah should just keep us safe. The next day, that’s when I heard that COVID-19 hit Nigeria *laughs*

That was when major paranoia started. People rushing hand sanitisers and face masks. I had a face mask but I didn’t have a bottle of hand sanitiser. It was on a Friday we got the news. On that very day, sanitisers were sold out at UNILAG, so I went to Yaba.

You went all the way to Yaba to buy hand sanitiser? 

Yeah, I bought hand sanitisers for my friends and me, the price was crazy but I just closed my eyes and I bought it. When I returned, I distributed it amongst my friends and I was paid back.

So, things were still cool, classes were going on fine. That was how Unilag announced that the upcoming convocation ceremony had been postponed.

Hmmm

The next Monday, we were on our way to class for a test when we got the news that the ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) strike had begun. So for the first week of ASUU strike, COVID-19 was in Lagos but we didn’t see it as a serious thing. 

During the second week of the strike, DSA (Dean of Students Affairs) sent a message on Friday saying that all students should prepare to leave before 4 pm the next day.

The very next day?

Exactly. I already planned to leave that Friday because of the virus and of course, we weren’t going to have classes. All these happened between March 7th and March 20th. On March 20th, I was already home, today is March 31st, I have been home for 11 days. 

We don’t have any plans, no lecturers have reached out to us to tell us what to read, there is no online class. By the time we resume, Unilag will rush us.

I was going to ask that question. Looking backwards and then forward, how do you think this will affect your education?

Looking backwards, I was glad about the ASUU strike. But looking forward, this virus is going to make things difficult for students. We don’t even know when it will end, we don’t know what we will meet when we resume, we don’t know how the academic calendar will be affected. We haven’t heard anything from our lecturers, there is no communication whatsoever for online classes. 

You know how we have this document for GST (General Studies) that has everything you need for the exam? I was expecting some of our lecturers to do the same, compile their course-work and share on the group chat, it’s not rocket science.

I mean, we are not students anymore, we are just in-between life.

I understand that you are interested in current happenings, how do you think the government handled the situation?

Honestly, I am impressed with the government of Lagos state. It feels like SanwoOlu is making up for the Okada ban. The only mistake made was the late closure of the airports and the spread from one state to another. The federal government should have banned incoming flights and interstate transportation. Now it’s almost everywhere, not every state can handle it as Sanwo-Olu has done.

Tell me something interesting; your transition from home to school. 

Actually, before leaving school, I had written my strategies; my mental coping strategies. I called it home coping strategies, things that will keep me grounded when I get home.

To tell you the truth, that was not needed because we have help now that makes all the difference for all of us. The responsibilities at home are now divided. Although for an average student, I can tell you that it is not going to be easy. For example, my roommate is from a family of 5 and she is the one that is relied on for domestic tasks. She didn’t want to go home. She also had a rift with her mother before coming to school and her mum had not forgiven her, so she was looking for ways to avoid going home. Now she is home and she is surviving.

How did your typical Nigerian mum handle this pandemic?

My mum is handling it well. She doesn’t do all those ‘drink palm oil’. She is enlightened about the virus and keeps up with the news. She stocked up the house about three times for us.

How scared are you? How are you taking this?

I’ve had about three incidents when I thought I caught Covid19.

Gist me. 

I was on a bus, someone coughed in front of me, another coughed beside me. All through that day, I felt sick.

I thought – Yes, this is finally it. How am I going to break it to my family that I have the virus?

Is that you Rona?

*laughs* The other time, it was malaria I had to treat. The point is we see people recovering and people dying, it’s not a death sentence. It’s not something that should strike irrational fear.

The thing is you have to be aware that if you put yourself at risk, you don’t know the underlying factors present in you.

For example, I heard of a woman that was discharged and left the hospital with pneumonia and sepsis.

I’m very conscious of the fact that if I put myself at risk, I will be affecting other people. My brother is asthmatic and has a history of pneumonia so his lungs aren’t the best. My mom is a senior citizen and I wouldn’t want to experiment that with my mother. So, I am in-between knowing that it’s not a death sentence and being wary of catching it because it can’t be good for those around me.

I am taking the middle course, I am not so afraid, neither am I nonchalant about the situation.

You’re in your early 20s. How has this changed your perspective on life?

We are not unique.

Now I see, we are not unique in any way. We are like other generations, helpless. It makes me think of the deaths occurring in Italy and Spain. This life is fickle, honestly.

I used to think that because it’s 2020, the world has gotten to a level of advancement, in the sense that things like COVID-19 should be treated in one week; just find a cure, let’s move on with life.

Final word?

A lot of people feel that Covid19 has halted life. I just want you to know that it was bound to happen, and it happened now. There is nothing special about it happening in 2020.

There are a lot of people that are unsure of whether they will find something to eat tomorrow because of this pandemic, don’t just think of yourself, think of how unprivileged others are.

Also, this is the time for people to realise that capitalism isn’t it, we should add some socialism to it; look out for our neighbours.

Thank you for your time.

Thank you, bye-bye…. and wash your hands!

 Interview by Faridah Bakare 

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COVID-19 Health

ARTICLES #4

Religion fuels spread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-malaysia-idUSKBN2180BW

Did not escape from lab

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-not-human-made-in-lab.html

Mapping in Africa     

Christian verses on quarantine           

https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Quarantine

Health workers be wary of aerosol    

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/who-considers-airborne-precautions-for-medical-staff-after-study-shows-coronavirus-can-survive-in-air.html

Hospital readiness checklist

http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-technical-guidance/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak-technical-guidance-europe/hospital-readiness-checklist-for-covid-19

South Korea Pastor facing probe

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-51695649

Concern for IDPs

https://www.michikacommunitytv.com/covid-19-if-we-are-to-close-schools-what-do-we-do-with-idp-camps-zulum/

NUC orders closure of all universities nationwide

World Order Change 

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2020-03-18/coronavirus-could-reshape-global-order

Sino-American relations        

https://www.economist.com/china/2020/03/21/amid-the-pandemic-sino-american-relations-are-worsening

YOUTUBE Video

Social distancing         https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03/20/social-distancing-important-covid-19/

Did it originate in the US

Why we aren’t overreacting    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/future-perfect/2020/3/20/21179040/coronavirus-us-italy-not-overreacting

Lagos index case tests negative and donates plasma

German company makes 4 million kits

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-12/a-berlin-biotech-company-got-a-head-start-on-coronavirus-tests

You may have had it without knowing it

https://link.medium.com/DLsJ9Nis24

How to stay happy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2020/03/20/stay-happy-tips-happiest-country-finland/

Young people not as safe as they think          https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-millennials-young-adults.html?0p19G=0038

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-51944043

Natural origin

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200317175442.htm

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/19/us/fastest-supercomputer-coronavirus-scn-trnd/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

1st UK Arrest 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8134259/First-arrest-UK-soil-failing-self-isolate-coronavirus.html?ito=native_share_article-masthead

Ekiti workers asked to work from home

No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus   

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200319-covid-19-will-drinking-water-keep-you-safe-from-coronavirus

Situation update worldwide, as of 20 March 2020     https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

WHO brings information to billions

https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-health-alert-brings-covid-19-facts-to-billions-via-whatsapp

Checking privilege

https://link.medium.com/2p4zLeVi14

Africa prepare for the worst  

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/covid-19-africa-told-prepare-worst-response-200319085112877.html

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-trace-together-mobile-app-contact-tracing-coronavirus-12560616

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COVID-19 Health

TWEETS #4

Testing           

Govt of Nigeria          

Kids   

Father 

Loop   

Clarity

Work from home

Wash your hands

Last time was 9/11     

Commendation to Ogun dr     https://twitter.com/ogcovid19update/status/1241311535051481088?s=21

Ibadan

Muslim burial rites changed

Ya Sir Qadhi urges staying home       https://twitter.com/yasirqadhi/status/1241464021837950977?s=21

Church compliance    

New York spiking

Biometric sigh in risk 

Nigeria’s poor health 

Abroad people

We failed to learn       

Nigerians flouting isolation

Nigerian celeb puts everyone at movie awards at risk            https://twitter.com/aledeh/status/1241688697810104323?s=21

Lagos hotlines overwhelmed 

Ban gatherings task force       https://twitter.com/drolufunmilayo/status/1241648791268347907?s=12

To make it relatable   

Poverty           

Former minister of Nigeria conspiracy theorist         https://twitter.com/realffk/status/1241456895145246721?s=12

Lagos Shuts public offices    

Victim of fake news in Nigeria           https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1241253205406822400?s=20

Social distancing and reporting          https://twitter.com/escobarinquirer/status/1241085548921597955?s=20

Graduation postponed

Superhero stay home 

Community spirit Edinburg    https://twitter.com/1scottishbanter/status/1241118812185001990?s=20

Nigerian actress observed self isolation         https://twitter.com/nseikpeetim/status/1240980175489294337?s=21

Parents eat with quarantined child from the hallway            https://twitter.com/miabongo/status/1240632652161593345?s=21

Young man battling pneumonia          https://twitter.com/bradleyziffer/status/1240676575168921600?s=21

Weather is gone         

Economics of a vaccine          https://twitter.com/peterkolchinsky/status/1240498037958545410?s=21

Quarantine routine

What doctors really need        https://twitter.com/afreenusman1/status/1240741141458358272?s=21

Stocks

Mental illness

Stop covid      

Interview with hand sanitizer 

Twitter is kinder

Italian health workers Not counting the dead anymore            https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1241191045997547520?s=08

Fatal Community acquired infection  https://twitter.com/dockaurg/status/1240976316251414528?s=21

IDP camps      

Italy Hospitals overwhelmed 

Muslims who went to Jumah anyway https://twitter.com/eduafs_/status/1241116141835235337?s=21

Impact of fake news

Payments company Pagatech does its part     https://twitter.com/oviosu/status/1241266768347312128?s=21

Muslim perspective on common sense           https://twitter.com/craigcons/status/1241332443392749569?s=21

What to do if you get it

Lessons          

PPE procurement

Want to speak to viral manager          https://twitter.com/prof_gabriele/status/1240994327255552006?s=21

Donate

Nigeria’s curve          

Panic buying

Not complying           

Help to NHS retired doctors being Called back            https://twitter.com/simonj300/status/1240980062536708096?s=21

Bras    

Lagos Flights cancelled         

Why we need to massively broadcast https://twitter.com/editieffiong/status/1240652304493281280?s=21

Library shut

Shisha 

Jobs    

Chloroquine frenzy

Empty shelves

Myths 

https://twitter.com/sanuxiii/status/1240684328700567552?s=09

ECG   

Retired nurses

Chloroquine   

Quarantine and TV (Parks and Recreation reference)            https://twitter.com/DarthInternous/status/1241003203396808704?s=20

Social ban

Lagos index case tests negative          https://twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1241118189494337537?s=21

Bravery of medical staff         https://twitter.com/bianca_nobilo/status/1241117231481749504?s=20

Too broke to stock up

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COVID-19 Health

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/

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COVID-19 Health

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

https://twitter.com/mqmqqmqm/status/1238915872598773760?s=21

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