Tag: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Planet earth is like a cruise ship amidst the Covid-19 outbreak

Some of the opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Virginia Postrel, an opinion columnist for Bloomberg. Viruses and cruise ships are not a particularly good mix, as we are now all well aware. With the world struggling in the grip of the...

New study on COVID-19: It takes about 5 days from exposure to symptoms

A new medical study on the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 has shown that it takes an estimate of around 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period—from the time of exposure to showing symptoms. Understanding that timeline is extremely vital to the...

WHO and UN haven’t declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “pandemic”, but CNN has

Global news network CNN  has begun using the term "pandemic" to describe the COVID-19 outbreak, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) still declining to label it as such. Beginning Monday (March 9), CNN started using the dreaded "p-word" that the world...

Singapore parents air concerns over schools allegedly telling children not to wear masks

SINGAPORE — Parents are taking to social media to air their concerns over recent incidents in schools where children have allegedly been disallowed from wearing masks. At the end of last week, Singaporean activist Gilbert Goh posted a message "from a worried mum" on Facebook...