The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of Americans, according to a national survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA). The survey found high levels of anxiety among U.S. adults. Dr. Bruce J. Schwartz, MD, APA president, warns that the mental health of Americans could become much worse if the pandemic continues unchecked.
Pandemics are outbreaks of infectious disease carried across international borders. As humans spread across the world, so did infectious disease. The ability of infectious disease pathogens to infect humans, domestic animals, and wildlife alike have caused some of the deadliest outbreaks in history, devastating many countries, stretching their healthcare systems, and claiming millions of lives. Scholars cite the shift to agrarian economy as the main cause for the origin of infectious diseases. The dramatic increase in population and global food-supply chains in the last hundred years are also being seen as major drivers of infectious disease by increasing opportunities for human-animal interactions and setting off a series of outbreaks on an unprecedented scale and spread.
Recent media reports have claimed that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine—oral prescription drugs traditionally used in prophylaxis and treatment of malaria and other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and lupus—are being administered to COVID-19 patients in many countries.
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For the first time since its outbreak, the Covid-19 coronavirus has more new confirmed cases outside of China than inside.