More than 2.5 million deaths from new crowns worldwide, WHO calls on “new crown sequelae”
China News Service, February 26. According to a comprehensive report, up to now, the latest statistics of the new crown epidemic of Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that the cumulative number of deaths worldwide has exceeded 2.5 million. The epidemic situation in many countries is still severe. On the 25th, the research results of the Italian Institute of Advanced Health stated that for the first time, the mutant new coronavirus was found in the urban wastewater of the country, which caused concern.
At the same time, many countries are stepping up the promotion of new crown vaccination. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that so far, the United States has injected more than 66 million doses of the new crown vaccine, including 50 million doses since the visit to the White House.
On December 27, 2020 local time, many member states of the European Union officially launched the new crown vaccination work. The picture shows a medical staff in Italy doing the new crown vaccination work.
Over 2.5 million deaths from the new crown worldwide
Mutated virus was first found in urban wastewater in Italy
Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 25th local time The released statistics of the new crown epidemic show that there are more than 2.5 million deaths worldwide. Among them, the United States is still the country with the largest number of deaths in the world, with 507,000 cases.
On the 25th, the research results of the Italian Higher Institute of Health stated that for the first time a mutant new coronavirus was found in the country’s urban wastewater. Among them, the wastewater samples from Perugia in the Umbria region of central Italy contain variants of the new crown virus found in the United Kingdom and Brazil; the wastewater samples from Guardia Grele in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy contain Spain Variants found.
On the same day, Kluge, Director of the World Health Organization’s European Regional Office, said that the rate of new crown infections in Europe has been on the decline recently, but the WHO is concerned about the long-term impact of “new crown sequelae” on health and other aspects. , Regard it as the primary task in the “post-epidemic” period. According to Kluger, one in ten patients with COVID-19 in Europe still has uncomfortable symptoms 12 weeks after healing, and many people have symptoms that last longer.
Martin McGee, a professor at the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, also introduced that “new crown sequelae” are like “different combinations of various symptoms”, including chest and muscle pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and The cognitive symptoms described by the patient are, for example, “brain fog.”
p > On February 24, 2021 local time, the American flag on the streets of Manhattan, New York, USA was lowered to half mast. On February 22, U.S. President Biden issued an announcement ordering all federal buildings and military installations inside and outside the United States to fly at half-mast for a period of five days to mourn the deaths of the new crown. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
The United States has received 50 million doses of vaccine
At present, many countries are stepping up the promotion of new crown vaccination. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that so far, the United States has injected more than 66 million doses of the new crown vaccine, including 50 million doses since the visit to the White House.
On the 25th, U.S. President Biden said while attending the event that although the recent winter storms in various places have caused difficulties for vaccine distribution, in terms of the 100 million dose target, the vaccination schedule is “a few weeks ahead of schedule.” “We are half done: 50 million doses of vaccine were vaccinated in 37 days.” Biden also said that the rate of vaccination has increased from about 6 million doses per week to about 12 million doses per week. . At present, nearly 60% of people over the age of 75 have completed at least one dose of the new crown vaccine, and 75% of people in long-term care facilities have received the first dose of vaccine. In addition, the current goal of vaccine manufacturers is to provide enough doses for every adult American by the end of July.
EU leaders held a video meeting on the 25th to once again focus on issues related to the fight against the new crown epidemic. The leaders at the meeting agreed that the current epidemic situation in EU countries is still severe, especially the mutated new crown virus brings additional challenges. The EU must speed up the production, deployment and vaccination of the new crown vaccine.
The European Union started the new crown vaccination work in December last year, but the lack of vaccine supply has made the vaccination rate far behind the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries. European Commission President Von der Lein said at the press conference that the European Union is currently promoting new vaccine production bases to fundamentally solve the problem of insufficient vaccine supply.
On the 25th, Bahrain became the first country to approve emergency use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Data released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the 24th showed that in trials conducted around the world, Johnson & Johnson vaccine is about 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe cases of new coronary disease.