Covid-19 News: We bring you the summary of the most relevant

Covid-19 news

We bring you the summary of the most relevant:

Thursday July 8

Lot with 1 million Sinovac vaccines arrives

A new batch with more than 1 million Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines arrived this morning at Mexico City International Airport. The Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine is one that has received authorization from the World Health Organization for emergency use. With the arrival of this batch, Mexico has received 11 million doses of this vaccine, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Relations. The agency added that as of this Thursday, the country has received 63.9 million vaccines against Covid-19.

Antibodies would last up to 12 months in recovered patients

Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can last up to 12 months in more than 70% of patients who have overcome Covid-19, according to a study published by Chinese researchers published today by the official media of the Asian country. The research also concludes that vaccination can “effectively restrict the spread” of the coronavirus by promoting an immune response similar to the way human bodies generate human antibodies against live viruses. .

In America, more than half global deaths from Covid-19: PAHO

The Americas reported 1.1 million new cases of Covid-19 in the last week, a slight decrease compared to the previous week, PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday, warning that despite the decline, the region is reporting more. than half of the deaths from the disease in the world. This, Etienne added, “is a clear sign” that the pandemic continues to devastate communities in the region, even as some areas are experiencing some relief. Some Central American countries, where vaccination levels against Covid-19 are low, he said, have registered spikes. (.)

Wednesday July 7

The pandemic leaves more than 4 million deaths

The Covid-19 pandemic left at least four million deaths in the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, and is wreaking havoc in countries like Indonesia, which once again broke a record of daily deaths, with more than 1,000 in 24 hours. “We have just passed the tragic milestone of four million deaths from Covid-19, which undoubtedly underestimates the global balance,” said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference. The official stressed that the world is “at a dangerous point in this pandemic”, which is regaining intensity under the impulse of new, more contagious variants, but also due to the lifting of sanitary restrictions. (.)

Arthritis drugs reduce risk of death from COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended the use of Roche’s Actemra and Sanofi’s Kevzara, corticosteroid drugs for arthritis, for Covid-19 patients after data from about 11,000 patients showed they reduced the risk of death. A WHO group that evaluates therapies concluded that treating severe and critical Covid-19 patients with so-called interleukin-6 antagonists that block inflammation “reduces the risk of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.” (.)

Mexico registers highest number of daily cases

Mexico reported 7,989 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, the highest number recorded in more than four months, to accumulate a total of 2.5 million infections, according to the Ministry of Health. On February 25 there were 8,462 infections, according to official information. The Latin American country also added 269 deaths linked to the pandemic since the day before, to reach a total of 233,958, a figure that places it as the fifth world nation with the most deaths from the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to a . count . (.)

Tokyo towards a fourth state of emergency

The Japanese government plans to declare a new state of emergency in Tokyo due to the increase in covid-19 cases. The measure will extend, in principle, throughout the period of the Olympic Games, which begin in two weeks in the capital, several local media reported on Wednesday. “The government decided to declare a fourth state of emergency in Tokyo and communicated its decision” to the ruling coalition in the country, the public television station NHK reported. (.)

Tuesday July 6

Mexico faces third wave of infections

The federal Ministry of Health recognized for the first time that Mexico faces a third wave of infections of Covid-19.

“When there are these third waves, these rebounds, we are having cases, but hospitalization and deaths do not grow at the same speed, they grow in a much more controlled way,” Hugo López-Gatell said at a press conference.

He confirmed that there is a record of a 22% increase in the number of positive cases. However, he clarified that the death rate associated with the virus has remained stable.

Fewer Pfizer Vaccines Are Coming

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer will reduce the delivery volumes of its Covid-19 vaccine to Mexico for two weeks due to the reconversion of a plant in the United States, said the undersecretary of Promotion and Prevention, Hugo López-Gatell.

According to the official, the country will receive a very limited endowment of Pfizer’s biological, as happened at the beginning of the year, when the American also had to readapt its laboratories to meet the high demand worldwide, which affected many of its clients in various parts of the world. (.)

COVAX negotiates with new vaccine suppliers

The COVAX vaccine distribution initiative expects to have 1.9 billion anti-Covid-19 doses available by the end of the year, including 1.5 billion injections that are destined for the poorest nations, its managing director, Aurelia Nguyen, said Tuesday. The GAVI vaccine alliance, which manages COVAX in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), expects a “significant increase in the availability of Covid-19 vaccines” by the fourth quarter, he said. (.)

Monday July 5

What is the real risk of the Delta and Delta Plus variants?

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has set off alarms around the world for its tendency to go global compared to other strains. However, what is its real risk? Is it more lethal? Does it defy vaccines? The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that this particular lineage of the virus, already detected in 98 countries, is causing the pandemic to be at a “very dangerous” moment. The expert warned that the Delta “is rapidly becoming dominant”, because it is more contagious than the previously detected variants, and that “no country is completely safe” as it can continue to mutate. However, according to experts consulted by ., the global alarm stems from a matter of population proportions, which once again put many vulnerable and collapsed health systems in check, and not from the increase in the lethality of the virus. .

Contagions rebound in Mexico, vaccination contains serious cases

In the first week of June, coronavirus cases in Mexico totaled 16,495. Three weeks later, infections were up 64%, according to preliminary official figures. “You can definitely talk about a new rebound,” Laurie Ximénez-Fyvie, professor and principal investigator in the molecular genetics laboratory of the public National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), told .. “Right now it is focused on the coastal areas and in Mexico City.” (.)

Sanofi will have its vaccine against Covid-19 in December

The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi expects to have the Covid-19 vaccine it is working on available by December, and which is currently in phase 3 of experimentation. Its president for France, Olivier Bogillot, explained this Monday in an interview with the France Inter station that this vaccine (in double doses) uses the same technology that is already used for the flu vaccine, not that of the messenger RNA. .

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