The transgender members of a Chennai-based non-government organisation (NGO) have joined hands with Chennai Corporation to conduct coronavirus awareness campaign in slum areas of Teynampet, Chennai. Sahodaran, an NGO in collaboration with the Chennai Corporation, has started an awareness campaign to aware the people living in the slum areas of Teynampet about COVID-19. The transgender activists held placards giving messages regarding the virus. They also held 'door to door campaign' in the areas about wearing a mask, using sanitizers and maintaining social distancing as a part of their campaign.
Neurological complications of COVID-19 can include delirium (abrupt change in the brain that causes mental confusion and emotional disruption), brain inflammation, stroke, and nerve damage, a new study has revealed. The study led by the research team at University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) was published in the journal Brain. It identified one rare and sometimes fatal inflammatory condition, known as ADEM, which appears to be increasing in prevalence due to the pandemic. Some patients in the study did not experience severe respiratory symptoms, and the neurological disorder was the first and main presentation of COVID-19. The virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, was not detected in the cerebrospinal brain fluid of any of the patients tested, suggesting the virus did not directly attack the brain to cause the neurological illness. Further research is needed to identify why patients were developing these complications. In some patients, the researchers found evidence that the brain inflammation was likely caused by an immune response to the disease, suggesting that some neurological complications of COVID-19 might come from the immune response rather than the virus itself.
Singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Netflix for a docuseries. The upcoming docuseries, "Voices of Fire" focuses on finding talent in the gospel choirs of Hampton Roads, Virginia. According to CNN, the show will follow Pharrell's uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, on their quest to find singers. Pharell announced the project on Sunday during the Essence Festival alongside his uncle. The series is expected to debut later this year.
The college admissions process is hard enough, and now the pandemic is making it even harder. Decision deadlines are coming up and students are trying to commit to a college while unable to physically..