Testing, testing

Testing, testing

Neeraja Venkateswaran and Roma Venkateswaran explain the importance of testing as a tool against COVID-19 An outbreak of 27 cases of atypical viral pneumonia was first reported on 31 December 2019, in Wuhan, China. On that day, the Avian Flu Diary blog noted that...
The Pandemic Is Here

The Pandemic Is Here

Caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, there is so much that we do not know yet about the virus causing this pandemic – despite its rampant path worldwide since it was first detected last year in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province in China. As of April, at...
Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

For centuries, microbial life has proved to be a stealthy and deadly enemy of the people. From the Black Death (bubonic plague) in the 14th-century to the influenza pandemic which which killed up to 50 million from 1918 to 1920, and now, in our century, the...
Protecting Against The Invisible Enemy

Protecting Against The Invisible Enemy

Governments across Europe have intensified their search for ventilators as doctors and hospitals prepare for a continuing surge in patients infected with COVID-19 Medical ventilators are machines designed to put oxygen into the lungs of patients with acute respiratory...