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Something Scary Was Lurking Unbeknownst to Me: The Corona Virus

I couldn’t help but obsess over it. I had the feeling I was immersed in a science-fiction movie. I had read the short story “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier, a story that had always impressed me, a narrative set in the UK that was later made into a Hitchcock film. The short story seemed to teach a valuable message, but I never thought it would have been directly applicable to my life in 2020. The attack by birds in the movie could have been a representation of the Corona Virus that was creeping around the corner in 2020. Maybe I should’ve watched more TV shows about pandemics, I thought.

Five Global Changes COVID 19 May Bring About

As the deadly pathogen Covid-19 keeps spreading like a wildfire, it is likely to bring about some significant changes in the way we perceive things and lead our lives. Therefore, it is timely to reflect on the likely changes the dreadful pandemic will force upon the world.

My Experience Paying a Bill in an Italian Village During the Corona Virus / COVID-19 Crisis

Actions in movies are often astounding, such as when a middle-aged, leading lady performs significant feats that would be impossible in real life. One day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, I felt like the mundane act of going out to get some money to pay a bill was a great feat.

COVID-19 Life in Italy During the Second Week of Lock-Down

Perhaps readers across the world wonder what it’s like to be in Italy now that the borders are practically closed, amidst the menace of COVID-19. This article aims to give them a glimpse of what life is like here. There is plenty of food that would have been shipped abroad if the virus hadn’t threatened trade, and people are enjoying intimate meals at home with their families while there are no longer any visits to bars for the popular evening aperitif. Children and famous artists alike record songs to be shared with the world on YouTube. Likewise, multitudinous Italians stand on their balconies, singing cheerful songs that are shown on TV, giving the world hope. Yet, the dreadful news comes in about those innocent people who passed away in cities like Bergamo due to the dreadful Corona Virus.

Black Death II?

One of the base assumptions today concerning the latest health and medical emergency, this Coronavirus, is that it is very relevant and reminiscent to the Black Death of the 12th and 13 century. During the early middle ages personal hygiene was almost non existent, sanitation, there was none, and the close proximity of people in villages and towns, like London, and Paris made the Black Death such a virulent and deadly plague. The similarity between Coronavirus and the Black Death is too uncanny not to ignore.

Of Herd Immunity, Plasma Therapy, Vaccines And Drugs For COVID-19!

The virus has caused havoc on planet Earth before the humans came to understand and know much about it. Therefore, various issues concerning herd immunity, plasma therapy, development of vaccines and use of repurposed drugs are being discussed and experimented continuously all over the globe…

COVID 19: Now The ‘Doubt Virus’ Must Be Exterminated!

They desperately need to go back to the sweet normal times and live happily ever after, and therefore they jump to accept and believe fully when some motivated souls offer that ‘COVID 19 is a hoax, it’s nothing more than an annual influenza’. Thus the ‘doubt virus’ is created and the social media as always helps it spread-at times much faster than the killer virus…

COVID-19 Vaccine Race: Russia Declares Sputnik V Breakthrough!

The announcement, as expected, set off a chain of reactions around the world, ranging from ‘alarming’ to ‘shocking’. Of course, there are at least two valid reasons for this skepticism among the top scientists and health experts of the world…

COVID-19 Vaccine: Optimism Grows As Two More Candidates Enter Final Human Trials Phase!

Being optimistic is a positive sentiment, and so, there is nothing wrong in hoping for that magic cure for the Coronavirus which has displayed a range of strains, from mild to serious to fatal, making it thus an extremely dicey party to deal with…

Planet Earth Closing In On COVID-19?

Till now, there has been no proven cure for the virus, but the repurposed drugs and the improvements in healthcare infrastructure have significantly contributed towards reducing the fatality rate, enabling patients to recover in increasing numbers and containing the disease in various worst affected countries. We will discuss here some positive developments that really are pointers to a possible conquest by humankind over the killer virus…