Long Distance

 

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Long Distance

To save our lives

The tough decision

Was taken by our leaders

to close borders

 

The gulf of our distance

widening even further

Before, I could catch a flight

Now, nothing is certain

 

Each time the network 

Acts up I’m worried

Each time we connect 

A bigger treasure

 

You’d have filled the house

With that raucous laughter of yours

Would have said you were

proud of me as I face this war

 

You’d have got me a stash

Of sanitizer, panty liners 

And midnight snacks

The things I forget to buy

 

We would have smiled together

Prayed, fought, kept the watch

I’d take a gap of metres

Over thousands of miles 


Isolating sucks

Many times over

in your absence.

I miss you, love

TWEETS #18

https://twitter.com/jpm25/status/1266830912999710725?s=21

https://mobile.twitter.com/havilahhealth1

ARTICLES #18

Pakistan COVID-19 infections pass 100,000

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/pakistan-covid-19-infections-pass-100-000-200608101336824.html

Brazil’s Covid Data Fiasco Fuels Outrage Against Bolsonaro

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-08/protests-break-out-in-brazil-amid-coronavirus-data-controversy

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539

Premier League to resume on June 17 with Man City vs Arsenal among the first fixtures and all matches to be shown live

https://www.goal.com/en/news/premier-league-resume-june-17-man-city-vs-arsenal-fixtures/1knx9fxf64aij16kxjfrafu98z

South African schools reopen as COVID-19 lockdown is eased

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/south-african-schools-reopen-covid-19-lockdown-eased-200608114354812.html

Authors retract study showing hydroxychloroquine was dangerous to hospitalized COVID-19 patients

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/04/coronavirus-live-updates-us/

Where Are We in Quest for Coronavirus Drugs and Vaccines?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/where-are-we-in-quest-for-coronavirus-drugs-andvaccines/2020/06/08/93da68b4-a9a2-11ea-a43b-be9f6494a87d_story.html

Coronavirus: Abia cases quadruple as Nigeria records 260 new infections

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/396620-coronavirus-abia-cases-quadruple-as-nigeria-records-260-new-infections.html

Lagos, Osun, Kwara retain ban on religious centres          

https://m.guardian.ng/news/lagos-osun-kwara-retain-ban-on-religious-centres/

Mosques, Churches in Lagos to Reopen from June 19 and 21 -Sanwo-Olu

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/06/04/mosques-churches-in-lagos-to-reopen-from-june-19-sanwo-olu/

UPDATE: 812 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 — PTF

France Releases Contact Tracing App StopCovid

Mexico and parts of Brazil reopen after lockdown — despite surging coronavirus case

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/americas/latin-america-coronavirus-reopening-intl/index.html

Coronavirus: Iran fears second wave after surge in cases

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52903443

Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh: Official

https://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2020/06/02/first-rohingya-refugee-dies-from-coronavirus-in-bangladesh-official–.html

Southeast Asia’s Lazada says its online grocery sales in Singapore jumped due to coronavirus

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-singapore-online-grocery-sales-lazada.html

(South Africa) schools will reopen on June 8        

https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/schools-will-reopen-on-8-june-20200531

Coronavirus: Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52854688

COVID-19 Update: HCQ Study Questioned, Protests and Outbreaks

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931545

COVID-19: FG bans street trading, hawking          

Jigawa doctor dies after treating COVID-19 patients         

Madagascar announces first COVID-19 death

COVID-19: Madagascar drug to get quick lab analysis, says NAFDAC         

Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/lesotho-african-country-record-coronavirus-case-200513154809818.html

Brazil Health Minister Nelson Teich Resigns?

French Boy Dies from Coronavirus-linked Kawasaki Disease

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/16/french-boy-dies-from-coronavirus-linked-kawasaki-diseae

Burundi expels WHO Coronavirus Team as Election Approaches

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/burundi-expels-who-coronavirus-team-as-election-approaches

Jacinda Ardern Rejected from Cafe at Coronavirus Capacity

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/16/jacinda-ardern-rejected-from-cafe-at-coronavirus-capacity

Loneliness and lockdown exploited in romance scams     

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-52664539?__twitter_impression=true

“Incredible things are happening” in virtual reality say architects in lockdown

https://www.dezeen.com/2020/05/13/incredible-virtual-reality-coronavirus/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now?

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2020/05/opec-nations-struggling-money-200516120541961.html

Coronavirus and the prospect of mass involuntary euthanasia

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/indepth/opinion/coronavirus-prospect-mass-involuntary-euthanasia-200515122939558.html?__twitter_impression=true

What African Nations Are Teaching the West About Fighting the Coronavirus

Jonathan Adewumi, Who Made Everyone Feel at Home, Dies at 57

Dealing with COVID-19 in Somalia and Somaliland amidst an ongoing humanitarian crisis

https://msf.or.ke/en/magazine/dealing-covid-19-somalia-and-somaliland-amidst-ongoing-humanitarian-crisis

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/05/coronavirus-case-bangladesh-rohingya-refugee-camps-200514143543211.html?__twitter_impression=true

Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) Novel paediatric disease from past corona virus infection

https://www.chla.org/blog/health-and-safety-tips/pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims-what-parents-should

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fox2detroit.com/news/new-child-illness-multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-believed-to-be-connected-to-covid-19.amp

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/10/health/coronavirus-mystery-children-symptoms/index.html

British PM reveals conditional plan to reopen society     

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609952

Billionaire Peter Lim pays for $1 million worth of meals for front-line healthcare workers

Finally, a virus got me- Ebola and HIV scientist    

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/finally-virus-got-me-scientist-who-fought-ebola-and-hiv-reflects-facing-death-covid-19

Epidemiologist calls US Coronavirus response ‘close to genocide’

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/epidemiologist-coronavirus-genocide-by-default_n_5eb2a5ebc5b63e6bd96f5d81

Professor behind lockdown quits after breaking rules to meet lover

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/professor-behind-coronavirus-lockdown-plan-21979710

Teachers going above and beyond for their students during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/03/time-take-seriously-link-vitamin-d-deficiency-serious-covid/

We are workers, not heroes.

https://africasacountry.com/2020/05/we-are-workers-not-heroes

TWEETS #17

ARTICLES #17

WHO: Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of COVID-19 drug trials

Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from coronavirus patients               https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/robot-helps-tunisia-medics-avoid-infection-from-coronavirus-patients/

COVID-19: NAFDAC releases guidance on milk donation

COVID-19 in Sask: Northern leaders say ‘drastic’ action could occur if public health orders not followed

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-update-may2-1.5553647

The Independent: Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 621 to 28,131              http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-latest-hospitals-care-homes-community-a9495816.html

Nasarawa StatevAssembly Member Dies of COVID-19 

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/05/03/nasarawa-assembly-member-dies-of-covid-19/Tweets

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before Congress            https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/white-house-blocking-fauci-testifying-congress-about-coronavirus-response-n1198276

9 issues people are bringing up the most in therapy about coronavirus    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/therapy-issues-coronavirus_l_5ea9a8d7c5b6106b8ed0dfd5

Peruvian families flee from virus

https://t.co/2wJBoJyFBq?amp=1

New York subway closes for overnight disinfection           https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/nyregion/subway-close-cuomo-coronavirus.amp.html#click=https://t.co/rTduMjoYY3

Frostbite toes, hidden sign of coronavirus.            https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/29/coronavirus-rashes-toes/?outputType=amp#click=https://t.co/v3eZUpuxiZ

A timeline of Trumps 100 days of coronavirus denial       https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/04/trump-coronavirus-timeline/

Why the Coronavirus is so confusing        https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-confusing-uncertainty/610819/

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-hampstead-dental-charity-sends-out-toothbrushes-and-toothpaste-to-care-homes-and-shelters-1-6577833

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/disinfecting-toothbrush-tips-0

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/brushing-teeth-right-time-helps-18167539.amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/metro.co.uk/2020/04/29/brushing-teeth-can-help-prevent-spread-coronavirus-12625399/amp/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-1450-9

Steps taken in California have more than flattened the curve      

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crushed-the-curve-researcher-says-steps-taken-in-california-have-done-more-than-flatten-the-curve/amp/#click=https://t.co/XlzPBrDaYc

TWEETS #16

ARTICLES #16

Lithuanian capital to be turned into open air cafe to help restaurant owners sell and still maintain distancing       

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/lithuanian-capital-to-be-turned-into-vast-open-air-cafe-vilnius

How to manage a pandemic.      

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/14/999239/how-to-manage-a-pandemic-covid-asia-vs-west/

UK records highest weekly death toll from all causes since records began

https://www.rt.com/uk/487097-highest-death-toll-uk-1993-coronavirus/

Coronavirus focus threatens precarious progress in Malaria

https://www.ft.com/content/dbb83b3a-7fbc-11ea-b0fb-13524ae1056b

The impossible ethics of pandemic triage              

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-impossible-ethics-of-pandemic-triage

Miami goes 7 weeks without a homicide for first time since 1957

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miami-no-homicide-seven-weeks/

Can Africa afford lockdowns?    

https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2020/04/24/covid-19-can-africa-afford-lockdowns-by-chukwuma-charles-soludo/

Senegal $1 Testing Kit and Race for vaccines       

Why Europe’s highest death toll is in its capital  

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-25/why-the-world-s-highest-virus-death-rate-is-in-europe-s-capital

African Tech Innovators Spy Opportunity Amid Pandemic             

https://www.ozy.com/around-the-world/africas-tech-innovators-spy-opportunity-in-the-coronavirus-crisis/291468/

Special Report: As virus advanc3s, doctors rethink rush to ventilate.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN2251PE#click=https://t.co/zaDY88Nz2u

‘Your shift has ended’- Funeral held for NHS nurse who died with coronavirus symptoms.

https://www.channel4.com/news/your-shift-has-ended-funeral-held-for-nhs-nurse-who-died-with-coronavirus-symptoms

The first modern pandemic        

https://t.co/1q7YHRXokz?amp=1

TWEETS #15

ARTICLES #15

Opinion: By punishing coronavirus truth tellers, Trump puts us all at risk.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/23/by-punishing-coronavirus-truth-tellers-trump-puts-us-all-risk/?outputType=amp#click=https://t.co/RJBet0XlVp

‘Sadness’ and disbelief from a world missing American leadership.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/world/europe/coronavirus-american-exceptionalism.amp.html#click=https://t.co/nKoNc02FwS

We do not have to worry about coronavirus debt for years

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/22/we-do-not-have-to-worry-about-paying-off-the-coronavirus-debt-for-generations

Nigeria Statistics

https://covid19-ng.web.app/?from=2020-02-27

Hydrogen peroxide sterilization of N95 masks

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.24.20041087v1

Ghana COVID19 website             

https://ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/

First child in Michigan dies          

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/04/19/5-year-old-first-michigan-child-dies-coronavirus/5163094002/

Medical Dental Council has of Nigeria issues statement 

https://www.mdcn.gov.ng/page/recent-news/notice-to-medical-practitioners-and-dental-surgeons-in-nigeria-on-the-covid-19-pandemic

Crude oil prices tank      

https://t.co/eKd7HuZjow?ssr=true

Lessons in community led COVID19 efforts          

Tensions from lockdowns across Africa  

https://qz.com/africa/1836458/curfews-not-lockdowns-will-slow-covid-19-spread-in-africa/

Lagos stocks close at best level since January

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-20/foreigners-dismayed-by-lack-of-dollars-avoid-lagos-stock-rally

Renal failure, new presentation

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/17/health/coronavirus-kidney-dialysis-need/index.html

Trump bans immigration, except healthcare workers and food

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-21/trump-says-he-ll-suspend-immigration-to-u-s-over-virus-concerns

Doctors can refuse to care if Inadequate PPE

Infection killing coronavirus patients      

TWEETS #14

https://twitter.com/iArnavAgarwal/status/1251568130268303369?s=19

https://twitter.com/iarnavagarwal/status/1251568130268303369?s=21

https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1251141774682189825?s=19