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Immigrants revolt against confinement in France, Germany

Published: March 19, 2020, 7:22 am

ParisWhile drastic containment measures came into effect on March 17 at noon in France, carelessness and incivility persist in the immigrant districts of Paris. The police dispatched on the spot are exasperated with the inhabitants.

Scientists are still searching for the source of COVID-19: Why it matters

Published: March 18, 2020, 1:59 pm

The current COVID-19 outbreak is driven by a novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) that is spreading between people.

Covid-19: ‘Testing, testing, testing’

Published: March 18, 2020, 1:09 pm

The New York Times science and health reporter Donald McNeil, who was in China during the Covid-19 shutdown, explains in detail how China has beaten the epidemic in Wuhan.

What does the NCMI do?

Published: March 18, 2020, 9:42 am

Fort DetrickThe National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI; formerly known as the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center) is a component of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It is also tasked with propaganda.

Famous virologist explains risky ‘logic’ of herd immunity

Published: March 18, 2020, 8:59 am

A virologist twice nominated for the Nobel Prize explains the British strategy of "herd immunity" claiming it may have a logical explanation, but is still too risky.

Bergamo: Story from hell as ’40 year olds are coming in’

Published: March 17, 2020, 11:04 am

BergamoThe anesthesiologist and resuscitator of the Bergamo hospital in Italy has sounded the warning: "We are at the limit of our resources. And the average patient is now 50 years old."

France ‘at war’ against Covid-19

Published: March 17, 2020, 8:14 am

ParisAfter the address by the French President, the Minister of the Interior clarified fresh measures taken throughout the country to stem the epidemic of the Coronavirus.

UK misses critical containment window

Published: March 16, 2020, 9:48 am

LondonBritain has missed the critical containment window to implement policies that would slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2, suggesting the country could see an exponential rise  over the next month.

Exclusive: FWM interviews senior South African official on virus risk analysis

Published: March 16, 2020, 9:29 am

JohannesburgIn South Africa, the South African Police Service (SAPS) asked their districts' senior detectives to do a risk analysis: can they set up quarantines in densely populated black townships? In an exclusive interview, FWM spoke to an insider in the SAPS.

Italian specialist: Three diseases that invite risk faced with the Coronavirus

Published: March 16, 2020, 8:57 am

RomeIt seems that there are no more doubts since the data are clear: The mortality from Covid-19 is higher "for hypertensive patients, patients with cardiac arrhythmias, diabetics and patients with cardiovascular diseases".