This is the best fabric for DIY face masks

Scientists now say they know the best material for DIY face masks. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a heated debate over the efficacy of DIY masks made of materials commonly found at home. Now, a new...

Initial COVID-19 infection rate may be 80 times greater than originally reported

Many epidemiologists believe that the initial COVID-19 infection rate was undercounted due to testing issues, asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic individuals, and a failure to identify early cases. Now, a new study from Penn State estimates...
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Coronavirus, beach life seen through the eye of science

In the Covid-19 emergency, the future of our working, economic and social life, as well as recreational and leisure activities is still necessarily unclear and suspended. However, with the arrival of summer many people start to...

How many people are at risk of developing severe forms of Covid-19?

We all run the risk of falling ill with Covid-19, but some are more at risk than others. From the beginning of the pandemic, in fact, it has been evident that people suffering from previous diseases are more likely to encounter serious forms...

A life-saving drug for Covid19 found!

Dexamethasone is first life-saving coronavirus drug. A cheap and widely available drug called dexamethasone can help save the lives of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus. UK experts say the low-dose steroid treatment is a...

Covid-19 has sparked the worst global economic crisis since 1945

GDP is expected to go down by 5.2% globally and there will be a 3.6% decrease in per capita incomes. Developing economies will be most affected, especially in terms of poverty. This is what...

For WHO, asymptomatic contagion is rare. But not everyone agrees.

For the WHO, becoming infected with asymptomatic drugs is a rare possibility and is not among the main ways of contagion. This claim, always supported by other authorities, does not agree with some scientists,...

Coronavirus: blood may predict disease susceptibility and severity

The new coronavirus, affects many organs and tissues in our body. In addition to the lungs, in fact, it also attacks the liver, brain, skin, testicles and heart. During the pandemic, for example, many studies...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Latest Updates

Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday its early-stage human trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine will begin in the second half of July, earlier than its initial forecast of September. "Based on the strength of the...

What are the childcare centres guidelines?

Last Friday 5th June saw the re-opening of the childcare centres in Malta and Gozo. This after long-hours of meetings with public health Superintendence and with the partners involved in the childcare centres including the...