April 1, 2020

Category: World

Covid-19: Urgent Action Needed in Conflict Zones, ICRC Says

Media Release: GENEVA (ICRC) – IT will be nearly impossible to fight Covid-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it […]

WHO: ‘Millions Could Die’ from Covid-19 without ‘Aggressive Action’

Global Covid-19 Recovered 152,042; China Leads, 75,911 By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE World Health Organization (WHO) has a dire prediction on the impact of Covid-19. “Without aggressive action in all countries, millions could die.” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued […]

Covid-19: Can it Be Airborne, Infect People?

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THERE’s been debates, or at least discussions, or opinions, that SARS-CoV-2 can be spread and transmitted through the air. Just like the other viruses that infected persons transmits through their coughs or sneezes. The droplets or aerosols […]

U.S. Breaches 100,000 Covid-19 Virus Confirmed Infections

Updated with new figures, including Philippine setting, 2 p.m., March 28, 2020. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE United States of America has breached the 0.1 million confirmed cases at 100,657 Covid-19 infections. All figures/statistics are from the Covid-19 Dashboard of the […]

IBM Supercomputers Join Global Fight versus Covid-19

Media Release: By DARIO GIL, Director of IBM Research AT IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working closely […]

ILO Says Covid-19 Could Eliminate 25-M Jobs

Media Release: GENEVA (ILO News) – The economic and labor crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labor Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the […]

US Environmental Protection Agency Releases Disinfectants Names versus Covid-19

By EDD K. USMAN From a CNN report: (SDN) — AS the December 2019 novel coronavirus continues its seemingly inexorable death-causing spread across Earth, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released names of disinfectants to fight the virus. CNN reported the EPA’s issuance of the list today, March 6, 2020. The EPA made […]

Pangarungan ‘Amerul Hajj’; PAL Round-Trip Fare, Mindanao-Madinah: Php71,260

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — HAJJ 2020 fare for Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Mindanao to Madinah/Jeddah and back is at Php71,260 (US$1,400). With the international round-trip ticket, the PAL management is offering a free two-ticket domestic fare for Filipino pilgrims. It means […]

2019-nCoV Deaths at 638; Confirmed Cases, 31,494; Recovered, 1,619

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — Obviously, it’s a small percentage so far. Nevertheless, the narrative surrounding the outbreak of the 2019 Novel CoronaVirus (2019 n-CoV) Acute Respiratory Disease (ARD) in December is not all gloom and doom. It should be taken as […]

‘Kuwaitis Liars, Good-for-Nothing’, Says Bello; OFW Total Ban On

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs ​(SDN) — KUWAIT had it coming! And now it has come. The ban on sending or deploying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), this time not only for domestic workers or household workers or maid. A Business World story on January […]