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Invite people to post vaccines to see the consequences of Covid-19

RussiaTop doctors have written to invite celebrities and anti-vaccination politicians to visit the hospital to see the consequences of Covid-19.

“We’re all busy and you probably know that. But because so many people read and listen to you, we’ll take the time to get you to the red zone, the intensive care unit. speciality and pathology department of our hospital,” Tass today posted an open letter from 11 Russian doctors, including Denis Protsenko, who is in charge of the main Covid-19 treatment hospital in Moscow.

“Maybe later, you will change your mind and help fewer people die,” read the letter to more than a dozen singers, actors, presenters and politicians.

Medical staff transfer Covid-19 patients hospitalized on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia in July. Photo: Reuters.

One of the guests was popular host Oskar Kuchera, who is skeptical of the vaccine’s safety and has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram.

“We live in an era where the opinion of an expert in any field can easily be overshadowed by the voice of a celebrity,” Dr. Protsenko wrote on his personal Telegram page, explaining why. invitations written by doctors.

The Kremlin welcomed the letter as a “positive” move for the fight against Covid-19. “Hopefully the authority of these doctors will help at least one of them change his mind,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today.

Russia has recorded more than 9.4 million infections and more than 266,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic. However, many fear the actual number is much higher. Russia’s state statistics agency Rosstat once estimated the death toll from the pandemic in Russia by the end of September at nearly 450,000 people.

Despite the severe outbreak of the pandemic and the call from Russian President Vladimir Putin, only 37% of the population is fully vaccinated.

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The Philippines is about to receive the drug molnupiravir

Covid-19 patients in the Philippines have been accessing Merck’s molnupiravir treatment under a special use mechanism since November.

Philippine importer MedEthix and distributor JackPharma today announced in a joint statement that they will deliver Merck’s antiviral drug molnupiravir to Philippine hospitals from next month. It intends to distribute the drug manufactured by Indian pharmaceutical company Aurobindo under an agreement with Merck.

300,000 Covid-19 patients in the Philippines are expected to receive the drug under a special mechanism, allowing patients to use an unapproved experimental product. Each pill costs about 100-130 pesos (about 2-2.5 USD).

Covid-19 patients who want early access to molnupiravir need a doctor’s prescription and buy it at licensed hospitals.

Merck’s antiviral drug molnupiravir. Photo: Reuters.

Although molnupiravir is still awaiting approval from regulatory agencies around the world, several rich or middle-income countries have raced to order it. Interim clinical study results suggest that molnupiravir may reduce the risk of hospitalization for people with mild to moderate Covid-19 infection.

Merck has licensed the drug to several companies, and plans to produce 10 million courses by the end of the year and ramp up production by 2022. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to spend $120 million to develop the drug. help global access to this promising drug for Covid-19 treatment.

Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP have applied for an emergency use license in the US. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to meet to review next month. Earlier this week, the European Medicines Agency said it had begun evaluating molnupiravir.

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Families who lost their breadwinner during the pandemic

Ho Chi Minh CityFor nearly a month now, Mr. Huynh Thanh Hau started his life as a “baby-raising rooster” by training his 7-month-old baby to drink from a bottle.

Not only that, every day he has to get up early to do laundry and prepare food for his 13-year-old son. These things are not difficult, but there are two things that make the 39-year-old man, from Binh Hung Hoa B ward, Binh Tan district feel confused: Not knowing the vaccination schedule of his young children and even less knowing how to teach his older children to learn. star.

“Normally, my wife takes care of these things,” said Mr. Hau.

Mr. Hau has trained his 7-month-old son to ti average after his wife died of Covid-19 in early September. Currently, his father and son live in the house of his wife’s parents in Interzone 56, Binh Hung Hoa B. Photo : Tan Phat

On August 23, nine out of 10 members of his family received positive test results for nCoV. Mr. Hau followed his mother-in-law to the hospital, while the others were treated at home. Every day he called back, he still saw his wife cooking and taking care of children, but one morning in early September received news that his wife had died.

The family is still in the process of being treated for Covid-19, so the 7-month-old baby has to ask a neighbor to take care of her. The day he picked up his son, the boy refused to follow anyone. The child cried, the father could not comfort it, put the baby in the crib to let it cry and then sleep. “His brother was so sad, he ran up to comfort him, fortunately the baby kept quiet”, Mr. Hau said.

After learning how to bottle feed, Hau has been learning from his cousin how to make baby food for a few days. Unable to help his eldest son with his homework, he could only occasionally visit his room when his son was studying online as if to encourage him.

The money in the house is almost exhausted, Hau cannot ask his grandparents to take care of him to go to work. After being infected with Covid-19, both of them were very weak. He plans to wait until the child is full year before sending the child. But where to get the money to live in the next few months is an unanswered question.

“It’s hard for a rooster to raise chicks,” he sighed.

In Vietnam, there are no accurate statistics on the number of families who have lost a spouse to Covid-19, falling into the same situation as Mr. In the fourth wave of epidemics, Ho Chi Minh City had nearly 400,000 infected people and 14,000 deaths. The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training said that about 1,500 students lost a parent during the recent epidemic. It can be seen that the number of families losing their breadwinner in the largest economic center in the country will reach thousands.

Ngoc Ha in the house her husband recently repaired for her parents and children before she left.  Photo: Character provided

Ngoc Ha in the house her husband recently repaired for her parents and children before she left. Photo: Characters provided

“Covid-19 is a devastating machine for families, each outbreak can create unprecedented numbers of widows around the world,” reports the Global Fund for Widows, a non-profit organization. Profit is based in New York, written in May 2020.

The report asserts, besides the pain of losing her husband, the people left behind will have to struggle to rebuild their lives. However, with one person’s strength, this does not seem to be that simple.

Ms. Vo Thi Ngoc Ha from Tan Thoi Nhat Ward, District 12 admits that carrying the family alone is a very heavy task. “He passed away like the sky was falling,” Ha said. The only reason holding her back is her two children, 13 and 18 years old.

Over the years, her husband has been the breadwinner of the whole family. He takes care of the economy, his wife only picks up and takes care of the children. “When his eldest son was under pressure to study, he brought his mother and daughter to Tay Ninh, alone in the city,” Ha told a story four years ago.

When the epidemic hit, Ms. Ha despite the danger of driving her two children by motorbike to Saigon, in the middle of the epidemic peak at the end of July. The couple had been together for more than a dozen days, then he passed away.

Ms. Ha started to take on the position of breadwinner of the family from the smallest thing, going to the market to buy food every morning. Losing her husband means that her family will lose income, so she will have to go to work here. A friend applied for the job check tickets but only start going to work when the city is fully open. The story of raising an older son also caused her a headache. “The boy used to only listen to his father, now his mother talks when he listens and sometimes doesn’t. I am asking a colleague of my husband’s to come talk to him,” she confided.

In some countries, people who have lost their spouses to Covid-19 have found ways to connect with each other. In the US, there is a Facebook group that gathers thousands of people, where they share sudden separations, no-show funerals, economic worries or single parenting. In India or Indonesia, there are organizations that provide psychological support and help those who have lost their spouses to earn a living. Governments of other countries have also stepped in to support this group to stabilize their lives.

According to Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Nguyen Duc Loc, Director of the Institute for Social Life Research, “Families who suddenly lose their spouses become a social problem and the consequences can last for a few days. decade”.

Ho Chi Minh City is gradually opening up. It seems that most of the attention is focused on plans for economic recovery and reconstruction of social infrastructure to ensure the ability to adapt and live with the epidemic. But in another aspect, the pandemic also affects each family unit, wife losing husband, husband losing wife, children losing parents.

Mr. Loc said that the issue of social security, ensuring livelihoods for these situations should be on the agenda as a priority no less than other priorities when implementing the recovery plan. The proposed solutions should pay attention to the perception and behavioral patterns of each population group. The policy should not only be reduced to simply supporting financial packages, but also needs to be supported and accompanied by psychologists and family social workers.

“It is necessary to put them in the context of the community they live in so that they can quickly adapt to the recovery period of society. That is the support. sustainable,” said the associate professor.

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WHO accuses rich countries of prolonging Covid-19

WHO officials criticized the situation of rich countries collecting vaccines and drugs to treat Covid-19 causing the pandemic to continue to develop complicatedly around the world.

“This situation is not only unjust and unethical, but it also prolongs the pandemic, causing deadly consequences,” said epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical team leader. (WHO), emphasized in the online press conference on September 7.

According to a WHO report, Africa has only received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for about 3% of the continent’s population. At the current rate of vaccination, about 80% of African countries in September will not be able to protect the 10% of the population most at risk of infection.

Mike Ryan, director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, criticized high-income countries for not acting on their claims of ensuring equitable access to vaccines. “In fact, in a difficult situation, medicine is collected into the hands of a few countries and not shared,” he said.

According to statistics from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) of Johns Hopkins University, as of September 8, the world had recorded 221,706,278 cases of nCoV infection, including 4,582,737 deaths. confirmed death. In the past 28 days, the world has increased by more than 17.8 million infections and more than 273,000 deaths.

An Israeli woman is injected with the Covid-19 vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech in Dimona on February 21. Photo: Reuters.

A report from data research firm Airfinity shows that global production of Covid-19 vaccines reached 6.1 billion doses as of the end of August. The company estimates global vaccine production per month at 1.5 billion doses and total volume. World vaccine by the end of this year is likely to reach 12.2 billion doses.

Most vaccines are concentrated in rich countries. G7 members, including the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the US, have more than 300 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine left over and are expected to stockpile 1.2 billion doses before the end of the year.

At the beginning of August, WHO asked rich countries to delay the booster vaccination plan for at least two months, shifting the source of the vaccine to poor countries that are threatened by the Delta mutation. However, the booster injection plan is still being implemented in the US, UK and France.

In China, the government has deployed more than two billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine with about 67% of the population having received two doses. The National Health Commission (NHC) estimates 1.09 billion people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The national vaccination program is accelerating with the population aged 12 to 17, aggressively building “immunity barriers” in the community.

After the Delta outbreak in July with more than 1,300 infections in 15 provinces, China continued to successfully control community transmission with strong measures. NHC on September 7 recorded 36 more symptomatic infections nationwide and no suspected cases. As of September 7, the country has 95,064 infections and 4,636 deaths from Covid-19.

Japan recorded positive signals in controlling the fourth wave of Covid-19 when the number of weekly infections tended to decrease. The number of new infections on September 7 was 1,629, an increase of nearly 500 cases compared to the beginning of the week but a sharp decrease compared to the number of 2,909 infections 7 days ago.

However, the epidemic situation in Japan in general is still complicated. The capital Tokyo and some localities have the ability to extend the state of emergency after the deadline on September 12. The tough measure was applied in 21 provinces. The European Union (EU) is considering putting the country on a list of travel restrictions to prevent Covid-19 risks.

America continues to be the country most severely affected by the pandemic with more than 40.2 million infections and more than 651,000 deaths in nearly two years. Although about 53% of the US population is fully protected by vaccines and more than 1.3 million people have received booster shots, the number of deaths and infections in the US has skyrocketed in recent days because of the Delta mutation.

Health officials in this country are more concerned when 49 out of 50 states have detected the Mu strain that is contagious in the community. The new strain is said to be more resistant to the effects of the vaccine than the recent mutations of nCoV. The state of California has the highest number of Mu mutant infections in the country, most of which are concentrated in the city of Los Angeles.

In Southeast AsiaAs of September 7, the whole region has more than 10.6 million infections and more than 216,500 deaths, according to statistics from the Center for Strategy and International Studies (CSIS). The three epidemic regions with the most infections in the region are Indonesia with more than 4.1 million cases, the Philippines with more than 2.1 million cases and Malaysia with more than 1.8 million cases.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on September 7 called on people to recognize that Covid-19 will persist despite the country’s improvement in disease control. From August 31 to September 5, Indonesia recorded 49,753 new infections and 3,370 deaths, down more than 21,000 infections and nearly 1,000 deaths compared to the period from August 25 to 30.

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Shipper – the unsung hero in the US Covid-19

Emma Carpenter started her busy day as a delivery driver for Uber Eats in Denton, Texas at 7 a.m.

Carpenter got into his little gray van, turned on the Uber Eats app on his phone and navigation system, to start taking orders. The phone quickly reported a new order. It’s part McDonald’s.

“I have an Uber order for Jack,” Carpenter told the employee as he pulled into the passenger lane.

The employee handed her a paper bag with the customer’s order inside. Carpenter quickly drove to the customer’s address.

Outside Jack’s house, Carpenter wears a mask and presses a button on his phone to announce the order has arrived. She went to Jack’s door and placed the order right at the door, then went back to the car and waited for the customer to pick up the item.

She waved and didn’t forget to say “thank you, have a nice day” to Jack as she closed the car door and took off her mask afterwards. She felt a bit sad, wishing she could shake hands and smile at customers without wearing a mask.

“This is the new normal,” she sighed.

Emma Carpenter delivers groceries in Denton, Texas. Photo: Denton Record-Chronicle.

Becoming a shipper came to Carpenter quite suddenly, when Covid-19 swept the US in early March. With restrictions tightened, her work at Complete Health and Wellness, a chiropractic center in the city of Lewisville, had to close.

Shippers have become an attractive part-time option for those in need, especially college students, but they face many challenges to keep themselves and their customers safe amid Covid- 19.

The phrase “essential labor” has been used frequently during the pandemic. With so many people now afraid to go out or unable to go out due to health reasons, their only option is to order food delivered to their home. And shippers have become unsung heroes in the midst of the pandemic.

Even grocery stores and pharmacies like Walmart or CVS are connected to delivery services so people can have their personal needs met without having to go out, reducing the risk of exposure and infection. sick.

“I was quite cautious when I went out and delivered during the first blockade, because I was not sure if I would get the virus. But then I had no other choice because my main source of income was no longer,” Carpenter said. speak.

Shipper is not an easy job. With Uber Eats and DoorDash, drivers can earn an average of $5 per order, plus a tip when the order is completed. Depending on pickup time and travel time, drivers can earn around $12 per hour.

“Some people can be very generous in tipping, but that’s rare,” Carpenter said.

Over the past few months, although many restaurants have reopened and control measures have been relaxed, shippers have not been less busy.

“I think shippers are going to be an important part of staying in business until the pandemic is over,” said Mattea Edmonson, bartender at West Oak Cafe in Denton.

Because of Covid-19, delivery service companies must also increase many safety measures for both drivers and customers. Contactless delivery is now the first choice, where drivers place orders at the door and send customers pictures of the order to confirm delivery. The regulation of wearing masks also applies to drivers during pickup and delivery.

In the Uber Eats app, drivers are also asked to take a photo of themselves wearing a mask to ensure that both they and their customers are safe. Drivers also regularly have to answer a survey about Covid-19 so that the company can promptly detect if there are symptoms of illness.

Carpenter receives deliveries from employees of McDonald's in Denton.  Photo: Denton Record-Chronicle.

Carpenter receives food from store employees to deliver to customers in the city of Denton. Photo: Denton Record-Chronicle.

Carpenter recommends that customers wash their hands thoroughly before eating and dispose of food containers and bags immediately after finishing a meal.

“These are simple actions that yield big results,” she says.

As soon as the McDonald’s order was completed at 7:36 a.m., Carpenter’s phone announced a new order. It was a breakfast order from the Panera restaurant.

Carpenter continued his work while watching the sun slowly rise over the horizon.

Thanh Tam (Follow Denton Record-Chronicle)



Pregnancy during an epidemic? Important tips for couples seeking IVF technique

Between epidemics, in vitro fertilization, ie IVF technique or infertility treatment, is a challenging issue. Most patients undergoing infertility treatment are postponing treatment and counseling with IVF technique. He says that the situation will be thought to be normal. There is a fear and fear of getting infected by going to the hospital again and again. Since corona virus infection is new to humans, its effect on pregnant women and fetuses is not fully understood, but data is not available for evidence of a high incidence of miscarriage, premature birth, or birth defects. < / p>

In US research on pregnant women, Kovid-19 vaccination has been considered safe during pregnancy or while undergoing treatment. After getting vaccinated, there is no need to delay in making plans for pregnancy. Right now additional data is needed to prove this. Couples unable to conceive in a natural way ak & zwj; sir seek the help of IVF technique. IVF technology in fertility treatment can help a couple find offspring.

So, in the current situation, planning for fertility treatment is purely a personal choice. Let me tell you that there are no guidelines limiting fertility treatment. Therefore, the main tips for couples undergoing IVF treatment have to be kept in mind. Treating couples should remain positive, healthy, calm and emotionally balanced. & Nbsp;

Key tips for couples using the IVF technique
Wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth properly. & nbsp;
Cleaning the face after touching the face and bar- Sanitizing the bar. & Nbsp;
Making physical contact between people at a minimum. & Nbsp;
Avoiding non-essential exits, creating social distancing. & Nbsp;
Your doctor during treatment Follow the advice of seriously. & Nbsp;
Avoid taking too many timbers to the hospital with you.
Eating healthy and maintaining a balanced diet, avoiding junk, processed food.
Yourself Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises to keep calm and healthy.
Consulting doctor for people with diabetes, liver, kidney, lung, high blood pressure disease. & Nbsp;

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Coronavirus: Is the second wave of epidemic becoming more dangerous for children? Know the symptoms and signs

Doctors treating Kovid-19 have marked a different trend during the second wave of the epidemic. Corona virus is now seen affecting children more. Doctors say that relatively unaffected during the first wave, children and adolescents are now manifesting obvious symptoms such as prolonged fever and gestrointritis. Let us tell you that Gastrointritis is a health problem related to the stomach, which arises due to infection and inflammation in the digestive system.

Is the second wave of corona more dangerous for children?

Dr Bakul Parekh, a pediatrician in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, says, “During the first wave, most children were asymptomatic and a large number of them could not be screened without symptoms. We used to examine only children who had any family in them Kovid-19 was born. Very few children had mild symptoms, which would last only one or two days. “

In the first wave, Dr. Parekh does not remember that even a child needs to be admitted to the hospital. In the last few days, he has admitted six children between 1 and 7 years old in the hospital. He says that three children suffered from severe gastroenteritis infection and fever, while others had problems with breathlessness and fever. Children with gestrointritis infection were put on intravenous fluids and children with respiratory complaints needed oxygen and steroids.

Doctors relate the greater impact on children to new mutations. “Medical data available suggests that a ‘double mutation’ called B1.617 found in Maharashtra may be the reason behind it,” he says. Schools in Mumbai have been closed since March, but children are seen playing outside in the courtyard of the house and leaving with parents. Experts say that it is increasing the risk of spreading the infection and getting infected.

‘Children are found to be more symmetric than the first wave’

“Children are definitely becoming more asymptomatic than the first wave. The severity of their illness has increased,” says Tanu Singhal, an infectious disease specialist at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital. According to BMC’s Kovid-19 dashboard, 472,332 cases of infection have been reported in Mumbai till April 7, of which 77,495 are currently active.

A total of 27,233 infections were reported among children and adolescents, 7,675 cases among children below nine years, and 19,558 cases between 10 and 19 years of age. In the report released by Maharashtra Health Department on 7 April, it was told that the total number of infections between children and adolescents in the state is 299,185. Of them, 95,272 cases are below 10 years while there are 203,913 cases in 11-20 age group. Infection among children has also increased with the increase in the number of cases. But the change in symptoms is surprising to experts.

Pediatrician doctor Sonu Udani explains, “Children are coming with abdominal pain and severe diarrhea, which we did not see in the first wave. In the first wave most children were kept under minor observation and in case of mild symptoms. They were given basic treatment such as paracetamol. Last year, about 5 percent of the patients coming to SRCC Hospital for treatment and other procedures were found to be corona virus positive. But this time we have 30 to 40 percent of children positive. Has been. “

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