Covid-19: Brazil and Germany record an unprecedented number of cases since the start of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”, warned Tuesday, January 18, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), warning against the idea that the Omicron variant is benign. Brazil, already one of the most bereaved countries in the world, recorded its highest rate of contamination in twenty-four hours. People wait … Read more

United Kingdom: serial “Booze parties” in Downing Street in the midst of a pandemic

The British already knew for the end of 2020 Christmas parties in Downing Street, with board games and all-you-can-eat canapes, when they were all deprived of family gatherings. They also discovered on Monday January 10 the proven existence of a “Booze party” (an alcoholic evening) on ​​May 20, 2020, in which Boris Johnson admitted to … Read more

In Quebec, the pandemic revealing a bloodless health system

In Montreal, January 2, 2022. GRAHAM HUGUES / AP LETTER FROM MONTREAL The deafening audio message, such as Abduction Alert, sounded on all smartphones in Quebec on December 31, 2021 at 7 p.m.: “The curfew starts this evening at 10 pm, with a ban on leaving your house until 5 am. “ This untimely reminder, … Read more

Covid-19: Lionel Messi and three positive PSG players, the pandemic shakes up European football

Lionel Messi, at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, on December 7, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS Cascading Covid-19 cases in Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), Girondins de Bordeaux, Bayern Munich, Juventus Turin or FC Barcelona… The surge of contaminations caused by the Omicron variant is shaking up the football agenda European. The Argentine star of PSG Lionel … Read more

Hungary, Viktor Orban’s strategy to ‘hide’ the pandemic

Hospitals forbidden to reporters, doctors who cannot release interviews and comment on the rate occupation of departments, figures of the pandemic spread in an unclear way, without geographical distribution of cases of contagion, mayors left in the dark about the real epidemiological situation of their municipalities. In the’Hungary from Viktor Orban Covid-19, as recalled by … Read more

Stress during pandemic linked to poor sleep

Journal Reference: Siny Tsang, Ally R. Avery, Edmund Y. W. Seto, Glen E. Duncan. Is COVID-19 Keeping us Up at Night? Stress, Anxiety, and Sleep Among Adult Twins. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2021; 15 DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2021.665777 In a survey of more than 900 twins taken shortly after COVID-19 lockdown measures began, about half of the respondents … Read more

Treatments in weeks, not months: Scientists develop ambitious pandemic response plan

Journal Reference: Judith M. White, Joshua T. Schiffer, Rachel A. Bender Ignacio, Shuang Xu, Denis Kainov, Aleksandr Ianevski, Tero Aittokallio, Matthew Frieman, Gene G. Olinger, Stephen J. Polyak. Drug Combinations as a First Line of Defense against Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Viruses. mBio, 2021; 12 (6) DOI: 10.1128/mbio.03347-21 The “proactive drug development strategy” could also … Read more

From Bethlehem to Rio de Janeiro, Christians celebrate a second Christmas darkened by the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted today at 2:00 a.m. In images, in picturesThe surge in Covid-19 infections has put a damper on festive projects, but traditional New Year’s Masses have been held around the world. In Bethlehem’s Manger Square, the few Santa Claus hats and the sound of drums remind us that today is a day of celebration. But … Read more

In Lombardy 12,955 cases in one day: record since the beginning of the pandemic. But the Region remains white

from Stefania Chiale 337 Omicron cases sequenced in Lombardy: 79% had completed the vaccination cycle, 9% had received the third dose. You are infected in the hospital (2%). No ICU patients. Record of infections: almost 13 thousand. Take the obligation of outdoor masks The variante Omicron runs fast and today it is estimated to be … Read more

Covid-19: “No country will be able to get out of the pandemic with booster doses”, judges WHO

“The vaccines remain effective against Delta variants such as Omicron”, recalled the WHO. MICHEL EULER / AP The boss of the WHO warned, Wednesday, December 22, against the illusion that it would be enough to administer booster doses to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic. “No country will be able to get out of the … Read more