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Date of Publication: June 2, 2020
Coronavirus Disease of 2019 or Covid-19, is a disease about which much remains to be done. Unlike previous pandemics, it has raised far-fetched and wide-ranging fears and questions. This has led to fervent re-examination of the human history and character. It has revealed deep-seated and fearful realities of our past, of our present life and of the future. It has exposed how human history has moved from one traumatic and uncorrected mistake to another amidst progressive advances. It has also shown that many people are waking up to the fact that our current way of life (or civilization, if yo...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 747 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 228 Read More
Date of Publication: May 29, 2020
Public Health practitioners must understand the role of power in a pandemic because it significantly influences the formulation and implementation of public health policies. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated this phenomenon so well.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified amid an outbreak of respiratory illness cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. It was initially reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 31, 2019. On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency and on March 11, 2020, a global pandemic. Since then, the ...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 858 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 249 Read More
Date of Publication: May 4, 2020
The Corona virus (SARS – CoV2) which causes the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not going to go away. People are going to have to learn to live with it; doing business and having social relations as for example, like they did with HIV/AIDS. Presently COVID-19 has no cure or vaccine and as a result, countries have sought to slow down the spread of the infection by instituting “lockdowns” to protect people and prevent their healthcare systems from becoming overwhelmed.
Lockdowns impose stressful conditions on society and countries are now looking for measures to exit the unsustainable c...Likes: 1 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 618 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 216 Read More
Date of Publication: April 6, 2020
I must say many issues surrounding the COVID-19 took us by surprise though its existence had been made known to the world when first index cases were confirmed in China followed by deaths. In Uganda we know this pandemic originated from China and spread to other countries. Before the COVID-19 era, Uganda seemed to be on a progressive road to success as far as tackling poverty issues was concerned given various government efforts in place. Additionally, new businesses were springing up with many people especially the youth preferring to move to urban areas and exchanging land for other opportunities most notably Boda boda bu...Likes: 1 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 483 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 207 Read More
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