Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More than 5% of Britons have had SARS-CoV-2: study

Between five and six percent of Britain's population had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the last third of April, according to a new study from the University of St Andrews.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state's highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018

(HealthDay)—In 2018, opioid overdose deaths declined, but deaths involving alcohol, suicide, synthetic opioids, and other psychostimulants rose, according to a brief released May 21 by the Trust for America's Health and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO predicts COVID-19 will take heavy toll in Africa

(HealthDay)—Without quick action, the new coronavirus could sicken up to a quarter-billion people in Africa during the pandemic's first year and claim 190,000 lives, a new modeling forecast suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: is the R number still useful?

A few months ago, most people had never heard of the R number. Now, thanks to the novel coronavirus, we all know—or think we know—what it means.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles virus

Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

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Rural area

Rural areas ( referred to as "the countryside") are large and isolated areas of a country, often with low population density. Today, 75 percent of the United States' inhabitants live in suburban and urban areas, but cities occupy only 2 percent of the country. Rural areas occupy the remaining 98 percent.

About 91 percent of the rural population now earn salaried incomes, often in urban areas. The 10 percent who still produce resources generate 20 percent of the world’s coal, copper, and oil; 10 percent of its wheat, 20 percent of its meat, and 50 percent of its corn. The efficiency of these farms is due in large part to the commercialization of the farming industry, and not single family operations.

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