In comparison to Italy the population of Việt Nam is larger, 100 million compared to 60 million. Việt Nam has a much younger average age, which might decrease the severity of an outbreak. However, most households have several generations which make it more difficult to protect the elderly, who are more venerable. In addition, the proportion of healthcare personnel and hospital beds per capita in the Vietnamese healthcare system is much less, central hospitals normally are over-crowded resulting in patients often having to share beds. Considering the consequences of a generalised Covid-19 epidemic the forceful preventive measures taken by the Vietnamese authorities are crucial. … [Read more...] about A deadly mix of Covid-19 and superbugs may be the cause of high death rates in Italy – could this also happen in Việt Nam and can it be prevented?
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“At the beginning, I just wanted to help parents sell oranges. But the more I helped my parents, the harder I tried to solve the issues, then the deeper I ventured into the field,” Na told VIR. “When I saw farmers overuse chemicals in farming, I was really afraid that Vinh’s specialty would one day disappear. Chemicals not only make the fruit unsafe but the trees get weak, the soil degrades, and the orange quality declines. I started to learn about orange trees, and then I came to love and be passionate about it.” … [Read more...] about Vietnamese women are creating new values
During a teleconference on April 7, the officials also consented to propose the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to support a connection line for Laos, especially between hospitals of the two countries so that they can share experience and methods in treating COVID-19 infection cases. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia (updated hourly)
People are not allowed to go in or out of the village, and so residents have to rely on relatives to send them essential goods from outside. Ha Loi has a population of 10,870, all of whom are set to be tested for Covid-19. Nine checkpoints have been set up around the village to prevent entry or exit. … [Read more...] about Life in Hanoi village hits pause during quarantine