Saturday, July 11, 2020

UK Set To Increase Mobile Coronavirus Testing Units in the Coming Weeks

The UK government said it would double the number of mobile coronavirus testing units over the coming weeks to boost testing capacities. There were 96 mobile test units in April. Now, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expecting to hire more military personnel and install 236 mobile COVID-19 test units.

Small Town in Siberia Recorded Temperature of 100.4F on Sunday

A small town in Siberia, called Verkhoyansk, which is one of the coldest towns in the vast Russian province, recently recorded the highest temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts said this is the first time the town has experienced such a high temperature.

Majority of New COVID-19 Cases Have Been People under 30, Says Texas Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that a recent surge in new COVID-19 cases was seen among young people who are under 30. The governor said the resurgence among young people could be due to Memorial Day gatherings and bar-type settings.

UN, WHO and WWF Leaders Say Pandemics Are Due To Destruction of Nature by Humans

Leaders of the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International have said that pandemics, such as coronavirus, are due to humanity’s destruction of nature, adding that the world is ignoring this bitter truth for decades. The leaders told the Guardian that the illegal trade of wildlife, deforestation, and devastation of...

Singapore’s HSA Approves Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced conditional approval of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in Singapore. The agency approved remdesivir, an antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences, after consulting with its Medicines Advisory Committee. The drug can now be given to severely ill COVID-19 patients.

Cannabis Reduces the Severity of PTSD Symptoms, Finds Study

A new study has found that cannabis reduced the severity of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers from Washington State University, who conducted the study, said it could be due to a combination of certain components in cannabis, causing the therapeutic effect.

Researchers Report a Surge in Domestic Violence During Coronavirus Pandemic

A new study has found that the number of domestic violence police calls has significantly increased in Los Angeles and Indianapolis since stay-at-home orders were imposed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers predict it would increase more if the orders are reimposed.