Is reaching zero COVID-19 possible?

The Grand Hotel Taipei in Taiwan lights up rooms to mark five days with no new COVID-19 cases. Ricky kuo/Shutterstock Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. SouthContinue Reading

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. – Bruce Lee In 2010 I found Salem Assli’s books about Savate and JKD and have been interested in his teachings ever since. While studying Salem and his teachings I have been interested in his biography and how heContinue Reading

You're not done with banana bread - a psychologist reveals all

Nata Bene/Shutterstock During the first pandemic lockdowns at the start of 2020, social media was flooded with pictures of homemade banana bread as people turned to baking in lieu of socialising. Now with many places reintroducing or anticipating further restrictions as COVID-19 case numbers rise again, there’s a good chanceContinue Reading

IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab will look to carry their winning momentum against top-placed Delhi.© BCCI/IPL Kings XI Punjab, high on confidence after pulling off a historic win against Mumbai Indians, will face a serious challenge as they face table-toppers Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.Continue Reading

Champions League: Marco Verratti suffered a leg muscle injury while playing for Italy.© AFP Paris Saint-Germain will have to do without midfield duo Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes for their Champions League group-stage opener at home to Manchester United on Tuesday, coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed, but captain Marquinhos couldContinue Reading

How do coronavirus researchers avoid catching COVID-19?

Eugene Lu/Shutterstock Around the world, virologists in labs are constantly handling samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as part of our global quest to understand, and hopefully overcome, this pandemic. We know that SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and can be lethal if it gets inside our bodies. SoContinue Reading