There has been a huge spike of virus infection in recent days. The 2019-nCoV virus (now known as COVID-19) situation as at 13th February 2020: 1,489 dead, 6,984 recovered and 64,268 confirmed cases. Since 8th February 2020, the number of deaths has increased by another 675 deaths.
The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 31st January 2020: 259 dead, 252 recovered and 11,374 confirmed cases (the latest as at todate is 12,027 confirmed cases). The number of deaths has jumped by almost 52% compared the day before.
The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 30th January 2020: 171 dead, 143 recovered and 8,236 confirmed cases (the latest statistics – 213 dead and 9,480 confirmed cases).
Compared to 28th January 2020, the fatality rate as at 30th January 2020 had reduced from 2.18% to 2.07% which is good but then again, the recovery rate had also reduced from 1.82%… Click to read the rest
Wuhan virus which originated from Wuhan, China has pneumonia-like symptoms including fever and difficulty breathing, has already spread to Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, as well as South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. 6 people have died todate. Infographic source: www.channelnewsasia.com
The many ways of communicating using our hands – the Western hand shake and the Indians of putting both palms together and saying vanakkam or namaste. The Japanese would just do without any hands by bowing in deep respect. Image source: Wikipedia
Unfortunately since a hand shake needs the touching of the hands, this unfortunately facilitates the human to human virus transmission.… Click to read the rest
News headlines: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan will buy more palm oil from Malaysia after demands from India reduced for Malaysian palm oil. However how much more remains unanswered for now. Image source: Reuters
Definition of a pandemic: a pandemic, simply put, is a disease outbreak on a global scale. This is different than an epidemic and a simple disease outbreak. An epidemic is when the infectious disease spreads through many people quickly (definition: True Prepper). The above is the scale used in Singapore – image source: www.straitstimes.com… Click to read the rest