Smokers are 14 times more at risk to contract coronavirus

smokers are more at risk of dying from COVID-19

Chinese doctors say that acute smokers are more at risk of dying from COVID-19 than elderly people. According to research carried out by Chinese doctors, smokers are 14 times more likely to contract coronavirus compared with those who do not. Professor Mucahit Ozturk, president of anti-addiction group Turkish Green Crescent, on Thursday urged smokers to … Read more

Coronavirus lockdown turns out to be a real blessing for the wildlife species

wildlife benefitting lockdown

According to conservationists some hidden benefits of the restrictions in the natural world have been observed.

With fewer people moving around and much less traffic on the roads, scientists say this is benefitting our native mammals.

The BBC’s Victoria Gill explains.

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Endangered leopard cubs, vulnerable to catch coronavirus, under high protection

animals contracting coronavirus

While last month, a tiger from another US zoo tested positive for coronavirus, the Miami Zoo has taken extreme protective measures to protect two highly endangered clouded leopard cubs. The two born on 11 February, one male, and one female, are vulnerable to catching coronavirus. The zoo staff is wearing gloves and masks and disinfecting … Read more

Coronavirus lockdown in India: Should the Indians expect a food shortage?

coronavirus lockdown in india causing shortage of food

The market in Lasangaon, Asia’s biggest onion market in the western Indian state of Maharashtra where one-third of India’s onion production comes from, stumbled following around a week after India imposed a strict 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Though the unprecedented lockdown workers to go back to their far-flung villages all over … Read more

Coronavirus: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive

tigers tested positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus Live Updates A 4 years old female tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, was tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, the Malayan tiger was tested positive after experiencing a dry cough. However, the animal’s health state is judged stable and is expected to recover. United … Read more

French doctors accused of racism after suggesting COVID-19 vaccine should be tested in Africa

Coronavirus vaccine test on africans

Coronavirus Live Updates Two senior doctors, Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris, and Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm health research group suggested that a potential vaccine for coronavirus should first be tested on people from the African continent. According to them, since Africa has ‘no masks, no … Read more