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ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

The majority of people—about 80% according to research—only suffer mild symptoms with COVID-19. Others may require hospitalization—but for some patients, the new coronavirus can be deadly. One life-threatening complication that can arise from the new coronavirus is acute respiratory distress syndrome, commonly referred to as ARDS. And new research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests […]

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

UN Launches COVID-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus And Build A Better World’

The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, pointing out that the potential longer-term effects on […]

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

Please, can we get over this #covid-19 already? I am tired y’all.  The latest about this virus in Nigeria is that someone who attended the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has tested positive to the virus. Oh, are you thinking what I am thinking? Oh, yes, you are right. That is, those who attended […]

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

Indian shopkeeper Purab Gathani should be gearing up for his busiest time of year selling incense for the spring festival season when crowds of worshippers usually throng Hindu temples. Instead Gathani, whose family has sold Hindu prayer items for three generations, is looking at major losses as the coronavirus outbreak forces the country of 1.3 […]

Cameroon Legendary Saxophone Player Manu Dibango Dies from COVID-19

Cameroon Legendary Saxophone Player Manu Dibango Dies from COVID-19

The veteran jazz singer and saxophone player has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 86. Close associates had last week confirmed that he had been taken to a French hospital for an unrelated illness when he was diagnosed. Dibango is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19.   A statement from  […]

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way life looks for most (if not all) people: Kids are home from school, adults are working from home, many events have been cancelled or postponed. Most of those situations are inconvenient, but not necessarily detrimental—but when hospitals flood and doctors’ offices close, medical care is threatened, which can […]

Angola Records Two Cases Of Coronavirus

Angola Records Two Cases Of Coronavirus

Angola has recorded two positive cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), the country’s health minister confirmed on Saturday. Ms Silvia Lutukuta told journalists the two cases were recorded in two Angolan nationals who were in Portugal and arrived in Angola on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The new developments came as Angolan authorities on Wednesday arrested a medical […]

Nigeria Bans All International Flights

Nigeria Bans All International Flights

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the closure of all the country’s airports to international flights till April 23, 2020. The Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu disclosed this in a letter to all foreign airlines and operators on Saturday. He said domestic flights will continue normal operations at […]

Coronavirus: Pandemic Alert Should Be Trigger For Countries To Do More Against COVID-19

Coronavirus: Pandemic Alert Should Be Trigger For Countries To Do More Against COVID-19

Countries must “double-down” on their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, after announcing that the global emergency can now be described as a pandemic. UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the announcement as “a call to action – for everyone, everywhere.” Speaking in Geneva, World Health Organization […]

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Nigeria has confirmed its second case of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The confirmation was done by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was disclosed in a situation report released by the health agency on Monday. The case was not imported like the previous one but confirmed in one of the contacts traced to an Italian […]