In Nigeria this includes support from both the public and private sector and academia. One example of the work being done is the testing and research being undertaken at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State. The centre has been focused on infectious disease research including malaria, Lassa fever, Ebola, HIV, yellow fever, and more recently SARS-CoV-2. … [Read more...] about Seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2 identified in Nigeria: Why that matters
Why flu virus is seasonal
Trump in public: It’s “the same as the flu” Publicly, Trump continued to compare coronavirus to the seasonal flu. "View this the same as the flu. When someone sneezes, I try and bail out as much as possible with the sneezing," Trump said in a February 27 news conference. "Whatever happens, we're totally prepared," he said at another point in that news conference. … [Read more...] about Trump audio shows he knew about COVID’s severity even as he misled public
All of this leakage in surgical and fabric masks are why public health officials generally don't believe that wearing a mask prevents anyone from catching a virus that is already floating around in the environment. Airflow follows the path of least resistance, said Rachael Jones, an associate professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of Utah who was not involved in the new research. If viral particles are nearby, they have an easy path around a surgical or fabric mask. And in the case of a fabric mask, wearers may well be wafting in particles small enough to flow right through the fabric. … [Read more...] about Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread?
Fighting two outbreaks If flu outbreaks do happen in prisons and jails already facing cases of COVID-19, the challenges those facilities are already facing could be compounded. In Oklahoma, the resources in many jails and prisons are already stretched thin fighting the coronavirus, says McAfee. She’s been hearing rumors that staff, especially medical staff, are leaving Oklahoma prisons because the work conditions are dangerous or because they’re getting sick themselves. “I just wonder, then, how people are going to get the care they need,” McAfee says. … [Read more...] about Prisons battling COVID-19 face another disease threat this fall