New Activities, New Reports and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– “High-speed” dynamics in Germany –
Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was concerned about the “high-speed” dynamics of the new Covit-19 infections in Germany, urging people to be vaccinated, especially because of the progress of the delta variant.
The Chancellor predicts that the number of new infections will “double in two weeks”.
– “Long-term” impact on mental health –
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic could have a “long-term” impact on people’s mental health.
“As the virus spreads and the psychological impact of imprisonment and self-isolation are linked to unemployment, financial problems and social exclusion, (…) everyone suffers in some way,” the organization said. The epidemic will have a “long-term and far-reaching impact”.
China condemns World Health Organization’s “arrogance”
China has rejected a proposal by the WHO to continue to investigate the origin of the epidemic in the country. This is a “lack of respect for public knowledge and arrogance for science,” said Chinese Deputy Health Minister Zheng Yixin.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tetros Adanom Caprais, last week demanded that laboratories in the regions where the first cases of the corona virus were identified be audited.
– Distributors in the UK are worried –
The Federation of British Distributors has urged the government to relax the rules that isolate cases involving corona virus patients, which threatens the supply of supermarkets.
As the number of positive cases has risen in the country over the weeks, hundreds of thousands of contact cases are being pushed into self-isolation. Supermarket chains, meat producers and transporters have reported on the shortage of manpower, with photos of empty shelves appearing on the front pages of British newspapers on Thursday.
– 3rd dose vaccine for Dominican President –
Dominican President Louis Abinader received the third dose of the anti-Govt vaccine on Wednesday, calling on the people of the Caribbean to follow his example. The 54-year-old president, who received two injections of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine from Sinoform, this time received the vaccine dose from Pfizer.
The Dominican Republic launched a campaign for a third dose in early July, with less than 250,000 vaccinated so far.
– JO: 5th case among Czechs –
The fifth case of Kovit-19 was discovered by the Czech delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where beach volleyball player Marquette Naws Slukova had to withdraw from the competition. The Czech Olympic team has decided to investigate possible pollution during a charter flight that took athletes from Prague to Tokyo.
– More than 4.1 million die –
The epidemic has killed at least 4,128,543 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to estimates established by AFP on Wednesday, by midday.
The United States was the worst-hit country with 609,862 deaths, followed by Brazil (545,604 deaths), India (418,987), Mexico (237,207) and Peru (195,429).
Taking into account the high mortality directly and indirectly associated with Covit-19, the WHO estimates that the number of infections may be two to three times higher than officially established.
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