In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
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Football star Quang Hai selected to join #BreakTheChain campaign The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has chosen Vietnamese football star Nguyen Quang Hai to take part in the #BreakTheChain global campaign which aims to raise public awareness about basic preventive measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). … [Read more...] about Six moments of genius from football star Quang Hai
"After SEA Games 30, we have planned for the Olympic qualifiers. But all I could do now is training on my own to stay in form. My training content also had to be altered and reduced to fit with the current situation. The most important thing now is maintaining your physics during the pandemic," Tu said. … [Read more...] about Many athletes cancel training plans due to Covid-19 pandemic
The total number of people who have died with coronavirus in English hospitals is 6,483, a rise of 828 on the previous 24 hours Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 70 people had died with the virus in Scotland in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 366. Scotland has changed the way it counts deaths to include deaths where the virus was a probable contributing factor - and people who were not in hospital when they died In Wales, 33 more people have died after testing positive for the virus, bringing the Welsh death toll to 245. Public Health Wales said case numbers would be "lower than usual" on Thursday as officials move back the time when they count new cases Five more deaths in Northern Ireland brings the NI total to 78 The latest UK-wide figures - which use a different timeframe to those of individual nations - said the number of coronavirus hospital deaths rose to 7,097 on Wednesday- a record increase of 938 compared with 786 on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care
Sanders came close to winning the prize this time around. After his surprisingly large victory in the Nevada caucuses, he seemed to have the organisation, money and momentum to allow him to break away from the pack. That he didn't will be the subject of what-ifs and second-guessing for years to come. … [Read more...] about US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign