Since the pandemic, researchers have reported how people's mental and physical health has declined during the lockdown and home quarantine. The first global survey analyzes these aspects in greater detail, especially for people with obesity.
Countries such as Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore have implemented mini-lockdowns in short cycles called circuit breakers. The short period of strict lockdown measures is designed to reduce the number of cases while the government plans new safety measures.
Working from home allows employees to balance caring responsibilities and other non-work commitments with work demands, as well as reducing commute times and decreasing job-related stress. The benefits to organisations include increased productivity, and a greater flexibility from staff to meet employer needs such as conference calls outside core office hours.
Previous studies have trained dogs to smell COVID-19 and are now considered as the gold standard for detecting COVID-19 through smell. Now a new device developed in Israel could also detect whether a person is likely to have Covid-19 by ‘smelling’ their breath.
The United States continues to struggle with handling the pandemic due to a 'diversity of response' to regulations. However, Dr. Fauci and other experts remain hopeful yet realistic about vaccine developments and drug treatments.