Europe Global Healthcare 

New coronavirus data shows London ethnic breakdown

New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr Shikta Das said there was a high rate of ethnic minority people among front line workers, who were exposed to greater risk. But Dr Das said it was difficult to draw conclusions as data needed to be more specific to areas of London. London has seen nearly 5,000 deaths linked to the virus. NHS data, obtained by…

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Global North America 

Four out of five COVID-19 deaths have been linked to seniors homes. That says a lot about how Canada regards its elders

What went wrong? What can Canada do to fix it before the next wave hits? This look at the tragedy in Canada’s long term care homes and the emergency measures to protect the most vulnerable is part of the Post’s ongoing Lessons from a Pandemic series. From the first COVID-19 outbreak in British Columbia to the devastation in Ontario and Quebec, seniors in long term care have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The causes for this are not only demographic and epidemiological. They also reveal the weak points…

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Global South America 

35% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

DETECTING cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease could be harder than expected, as a number of persons are asymptomatic, meaning they do not show signs of the disease. Public health authorities reported that confirmed cases of COVID-19 moved from 113 to 116 over the past 24 hours, but over 35 per cent or over 40 persons are asymptomatic. “You should note that over 35 per cent of our COVID-19 cases were actually asymptomatic – had no typical signs or symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath etc…, so…

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Malawi’s presidential campaign amid virus

Malawi’s presidential campaign is in full swing despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal cleared the last hurdle on the road to the 2 July presidential election, campaigns were intensified with total disregard of measures prescribed by health experts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last week, crowds gathered around opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera in the streets of the capital Lilongwe, to celebrate the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal to uphold the annulment, for fraud, of Peter Mutharika’s re-election in 2019. Thousands…

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Europe Global 

Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion due to Coronavirus

The German government has decided to ban Holy Communion in the form it is given to Orthodox Christians in fear that it is conducive to the spread of coronavirus and endangers public health. Even though the Divine Liturgy in Orthodox churches can recommence as of Saturday,  German Metropolitan Augustine sent a circular to priests, informing them that the faithful can not receive the Holy Communion. “In view of the opening of the holy churches in German territory, legislative decrees were issued which, in addition to the other security measures that…

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