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The search continues for the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19—and the pathway that it took to leap from animals to humans, wreaking havoc across the globe, infecting more than 129 million people, and killing more than 2.8 million.

Last week, the World Health Organisation released a report from a team of international researchers that travelled to China to investigate four possible scenarios in which the SARS-CoV-2 virus might have caused the initial outbreak. In the days since, however, world governments have expressed concern that the investigators lacked access to complete data, while scientists say that the report has shed little light on how the virus got jumpstarted.

That’s unsurprising given that it typically takes years to trace a virus back to its roots—if it’s possible at all, says Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the Centre for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Centre. But in this case, she says, “I think we do have enough evidence to say that some are more likely than others.”

 

To read the article click here We still don’t know the origins of the coronavirus. Here are 4 scenarios.

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An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80% of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021.

The survey showed 8 in 10 adults aged over 18 have decided to modify their lifestyle in 2021, with 7 in 10 adults saying that they are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

To read the post : Seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021 due to COVID-19

 

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Based on analyses of a nation-wide EHR database in the US, the researchers show that patients with CLD, especially those who had recent medical encounter for CLD, were at significantly increased risk for COVID-19 acquisition compared with patients without CLD. African Americans with CLD were twice more likely to get COVID-19 than Caucasians with CLD. COVID-19 patients with CLD had higher rates of hospitalization and death than COVID-19 negative patients with CLD and COVID-19 patients without CLD.

To read the paper, please follow this link: COVID-19 risk, disparities and outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease in the United States

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"The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people, currently estimated at nearly 690 million, could increase by up to 132 million by the end of the year."

Please follow the link for the article: Impact of COVID-19 on people's livelihoods, their health and our food systems

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