During a pandemic, the people who are at the highest risk of being infected are health care workers – the people in the front lines treating sick patients in hospitals. Ending their shifts and coming home to be with their families used to be a reward, but during these unsettling times, it has become a
Visiting sick loved ones confined at the hospital is a common thing for us to do. Amid a pandemic, however, doing so has been prohibited. COVID-19 patients don’t get to see their family and friends during their hospital stay. The only people they see are their ER doctors and nurses, but they’re covered from head-to-toe
The corona virus pandemic brought about not just a financial global collapse, but also a ‘social crisis’. This outbreak compelled governments to impose a shutdown of businesses and schools in their countries to protect their people from getting infected. Authorities also urged their citizens to put themselves under quarantine to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Face shields, masks, and other personal protective equipment have been in short supply due to the high number of coronavirus cases and huge global demand. Manufacturers have been working non-stop to increase production, but supply remains limited. To support the supply chain, various companies in different industries are stepping in to support the development of
When Kelly Conner was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, her husband, Albert Conner, was with her through every step of the way. So when he found out that he couldn’t be with her during a chemotherapy appointment because of hospital restrictions due to COVID-19, he got creative and showed up at the cancer center
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it would be donating $125 million in funding towards the race to find a cure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On Thursday, the 64-year-old Microsoft-founder spoke about the pandemic with host Trevor Noah in The Daily Show. During the interview, the billionaire mentioned that the Bill
Superstar singer Pink joined a growing group of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders who revealed that they contracted COVID-19. Two weeks ago, she and 3-year-old son Jameson showed symptoms of the disease. After consulting with healthcare professionals, the two were able to get a test. Pink tested positive for coronavirus. She posted their experience on
On Thursday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, shared an adorable Instagram video of himself teaching his youngest daughter a “Moana”-inspired hand washing technique. The wrestler turned actor played the voice of Maui, the shape-shifting demigod, in Disney’s 2016 animated film “Moana.” Now, amid the coronavirus outbreak, Johnson is teaching his soon-to-be 2-year-old daughter, Tiana, how to
A retired doctor passed away on Tuesday due to COVID-19 after working part-time at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Hertfordshire, England. Dr Alfa Saadu, a 68-year-old physician used to work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex but decided to retire in 2017. Despite his age, Saadu couldn’t help but continue his passion
More and more people are going to hospitals because of the pandemic. A couple, Clara and Beau Green didn’t worry too much when their one-year-old daughter, Natalie Green, developed a low-grade fever. The baby tends to get sick more often than other kids and has needed medical care for the flu and the common cold.
For the first time in Chinese history, the southeastern city of Shenzhen has declared a ban on the trade and consumption of cat and dog meat. The Humane Society International, a leading animal rights organization praised this move. Under the new law set by the government of Shenzhen, it will be illegal to eat animals
As countries continue their respective battles against the coronavirus, it has become increasingly crucial to ensure protection for people on the front lines. The unprecedented scale of the coronavirus pandemic has threatened to overcome many health care systems, easily exhausting medical personnel, including personal protective gear necessary to safeguard doctors, nurses, and other workers attending