Covid-19 sped up terrifyingly
The World Health Organization (WHO) recorded a record-high number of new Covid-19 cases globally on July 18, with a total of 259,848 cases, bringing the total number of global infections to 14.4 million.
The countries with the highest number of new infections on July 18 were the US (71,484), Brazil (45,403), India (34,884) and South Africa (13,373).
Before that, on July 17, India has become the third country in the world to record more than 1 million new strains of corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), behind only the US and Brazil. India may still be months away from the peak, epidemiologists think.
The notice of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on 18/7 said that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still spreading in the community and the Covid-19 epidemic in India is “quite bad”.
According to Dr. VK Monga, Chairman of the Hospital Council of the IMA, the current cases have increased exponentially, every day more than 30,000 new cases are added.
This is a really bad situation and overall the epidemic has spread to the countryside, where it is difficult to control the situation. This bad signal indicates contagion in the community.
|A landfill in Brazil for Covid-19 deaths skyrocketed. Photo: Getty|
In America, the number of new infections set a record for the 3rd consecutive day with more than 77,600 cases within 24 hours to dawn 18/7. In some cities in Texas and Arizona, the morgue has run out of space, forcing authorities to place Covid-19’s body in frozen truck barrels.
The serious epidemic has deepened the conflict among American leaders over wearing masks and closing schools. President Donald Trump on 18/7 announced that he would not issue a mandatory order to wear masks nationwide because he thought that people needed a certain freedom.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading expert on infectious diseases, urged leading officials to act as strongly as possible in getting people to wear masks, according to CNN.
Tensions have escalated to the point where Georgia Governor Brian Kemp sued Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta to prevent Bottoms from enforcing masking regulations in public.
In Spain, nAs of July 18, the country’s government has called for 4 million people in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, to stay home in the midst of a three-fold increase in cases in the city within a week.
The total number of patients who died from Spain’s Covid-19 was 28,400. This country is one of the European countries most affected by the epidemic. Spain has identified more than 150 new outbreaks across the country.
Also on July 18, the President Iran Hassan Rouhani said about 25 million people in Iran have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and it is likely that 30 to 35 million people could be infected in the context of Iran without public immunity.
Race to produce vaccine Covid-19
As efforts to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic became deadlocked, the race to produce Covid-19 vaccine between countries was heating up.
North Korea became the latest name to join this race when on July 18, the Pyongyang Scientific Research Council said it was implementing a project to develop a domestic vaccine, aimed at preventing the Corona virus. newly causing Covid-19 disease.
According to a report posted on Mirae, the website of the State Commission on Science and Technology of the DPRK, the country’s scientists are conducting clinical trials of Covid-19, internally developed vaccine. geography.
After testing in animals, North Korean experts discovered the vaccine is capable of protecting the body against the Corona virus, and it is also safe to use.
They are now transitioning to the clinical trial of the vaccine from early July.
In addition, Pyongyang said the biotechnical department of the National Academy of Medicine is also participating in research on the vaccine.
However, Yonhap news agency quoted some skeptical opinions in South Korea about the possibility that the North could develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine, based on the country’s financial and health conditions. So far, North Korea has not endorsed any Covid-19 cases in the country.
While, Russia is sprinting by conducting human clinical trials of the vaccines studied by our country. Earlier, according to Reuters information on July 16, Russia plans to produce 30 million doses this year. The ultimate goal is to produce about 170 million doses for use outside Russia.
About 20 more volunteers completed the Phase I trial in early July in Russia. The results showed that the nCoV antibodies are all developing. The next phase started on August 2 with about 100 testers. The final phase, scheduled for a massive implementation with thousands of participants, will take place in August.
The Middle Eastern countries will be the first foreigners to receive vaccines developed by Russia, said Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
In the US, on July 14, the American company Moderna biotechnology announced that it would conduct testing Covid-19 phase 3 vaccine with 30,000 Americans by the end of this month. In previous stages, the vaccine has initially demonstrated the ability to induce immune responses in the patient’s body to the corona virus.