Global Statistics

All countries
10,919,516
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm
All countries
5,900,553
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm
All countries
521,388
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
10,919,516
Confirmed
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm
All countries
5,900,553
Recovered
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm
All countries
521,388
Deaths
Updated on July 2, 2020 6:33 pm

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24 June 2020

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THE UK has three, the US 11 and Australia 14. What are these? Covid-19 symptoms. That is according to advice from each country’s health body. How can the same disease affect people so differently in each country? The answer is: it doesn’t.

The disparity is a reflection of how little we have known about the symptoms of covid-19, until now. What we initially thought of as a respiratory disease is in fact a much more formidable enemy. It can kill via a two-pronged attack, through provoking our immune systems and disrupting blood clotting (see “How the coronavirus kills people – and how to stop …

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