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Thursday June 24

First lost sequences of SARS-CoV-2 recovered

An American researcher says that, while searching for files stored in the Google cloud, he managed to recover up to 13 sequences of the Covid-19 virus that had mysteriously disappeared from the database last year. According to The New York Times, about a year ago, the genetic sequences of more than 200 virus samples from the first cases of Covid-19 in Wuhan (China) disappeared from a scientific database on the internet. (.)

UN: Cannabis and sedative use on the rise during the pandemic

The use of cannabis and sedatives, such as benzodiazepines, increased during the Covid-19 pandemic in almost all countries for which data is available, says the United Nations in its World Drug Report, published today. In a survey of health professionals carried out in 77 countries, 64% said that they had detected an increase in the non-medical use of sedatives and 42% said that the use of cannabis had also increased. (.)

Brazil registers a new daily record of confirmed cases of covid-19

Brazil, one of the three countries in the world most affected by the pandemic in absolute numbers together with the United States and India, registered 115,228 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, a new record of infections, and 2,392 deaths from coronavirus, according to the official figures for this Wednesday. Since the first contagion, on February 26 of the year, and from the first death, on March 12, both in Sao Paulo, the country now has 18,169,881 confirmed cases and totals 507,109 deaths associated with covid-19. (.)

Wednesday 23 June

AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines effective against Delta and Kappa variants

The Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and the Pfizer-BioNTech alliance remain broadly effective against the Delta and Kappa variants, first identified in India, according to research conducted by the University of Oxford. The study, published in the journal Cell, looked at the ability of antibodies in the blood of people who were vaccinated with the two-injection regimens to neutralize the highly contagious Delta and Kappa variants, according to a statement. (.)

New Delta Plus variant alerts India

The detection of a new, more infectious mutation of the coronavirus, the Delta Plus variant, of which 40 cases have already been identified, begins to cause concern in India, which on Wednesday exceeded 30 million infections since the start of the pandemic. Although according to experts there is still a lack of data to determine if this mutation is more dangerous than existing ones, the announcement comes amid warnings about the need to prepare for an inevitable third wave of covid-19. (.)

A study questions the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine in some countries

Some countries are currently suffering from new coronavirus outbreaks despite maintaining high rates of inoculation of vaccines mainly manufactured in China, which suggests that these preparations may not be as effective in the fight against the disease and its new variants. New York Times. The New York newspaper has developed an investigation based on data on the contagion of covid-19 in some countries that have used mostly Chinese vaccines such as the Seychelles, Mongolia or Chile. (.)

Tuesday June 22

They warn a change in trend and a rebound in infections

The Ministry of Health warned this Tuesday of a possible “change in trend” in the pandemic due to a rebound in Covid-19 cases after four consecutive months of decline. “This could represent a change in the trend of the epidemic or it could not, as has happened throughout the descent, where we find this kind of zigzag or ladder”, recognized the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López -Gatell. (.)

Abdala, Cuban vaccine candidate, has 92% efficacy

The vaccine candidate against Covid-19, Abdala, prepared by Cuba, has an efficacy of more than 92%, reported BioCubaFarma, the laboratory that developed what is close to becoming the first immunizer against the coronavirus created in Latin America. “#Abdala vaccine candidate of @CIGBCuba, shows an efficacy of 92.28%, in its 3-dose scheme. #CubaEsCiencia ”, indicated the laboratory in a Twitter message. (.)

Colombia exceeds 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Colombia on Monday surpassed 100,000 deaths in a 15-month pandemic, also registering a record in the daily report of deaths, above 600, according to the Ministry of Health. After almost sixty days of massive protests against the government of the conservative Iván Duque, the country of 50 million inhabitants is going through the worst peak of the disease: there are 100,582 deaths, the agency specified in its report, in which it also recorded 648 fatalities in the last hours. (.)

Monday June 21

‘Fever clinic’ and anticovid kit: an adapted Olympic Village

One month after the event, the organizers of the Tokyo Games opened the doors of the Olympic Village to the media this Sunday and revealed the security measures that have been taken due to the threat of Covid-19, as a ‘fever clinic ‘and an antivirus kit that will be awarded to the public and athletes.

Organizers are heading into the final stretch of preparations before the opening ceremony on July 23 and are trying to build confidence in the safety of the Games, not only in athletes, but also in a distrustful Japanese population. (.)

States extend travel restrictions at land borders of Canada and Mexico until July 21

The U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported Sunday.

The 30-day extension came after Canada announced on Friday its own extension of the requirements that expired on Monday and are in effect from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (.)

Mexico City suspends classes due to yellow traffic light

The schools in Mexico City, which had just returned to face-to-face classes, will close their doors again starting Monday, after the capital rose to a higher level of risk from Covid-19, authorities said Saturday educational.

The metropolis government had relaxed restrictions on the activities of schools, shopping centers and restaurants just two weeks ago, when the dense urban area moved to the lowest level of epidemiological risk in the official four-tier “traffic light” model. (.)

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