Вирус SARS-CoV-2 может существовать в мире с 2013 года. Об этом заявил руководитель службы профилактики и контроля инфекционных заболеваний университетского госпиталя Женевы, швейцарский изобретатель формулы антисептика для рук Дидье Питте.
«Остается неясным то, что в 2013 году в Китае примерно в 1100 километрах от Уханя в пещерах, которые исследовали спелеологи, был выявлен вирус, очень похожий — на 96% — на COVID-19, и он мог заразить людей, которые работали в этой пещере. И то, что остается непонятным, это то, что этот вирус, возможно, был выявлен одной из лабораторий в Ухане», — рассказал он РИА «Новости».
По словам Питте, тогда были сделаны диссертации, но они исчезли. Он также отметил, что в 2013 году, когда обнаружили вирус, его заморозили. Однако сейчас этого экземпляра в лаборатории нет. Он считает, что китайские ученые скрывали тот факт, что вирус, похожий на COVID, был обнаружен восемь лет назад. Он также рассказал, что в 2019 году в районе Уханя проходили военные олимпийские игры. По словам инфекциониста, некоторое количество команд заболело с симптомами, похожими на коронавирус.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus can exist in the world since 2013. This was stated by the head of the Service for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Geneva, the Swiss inventor of the hand sanitizer formula Didier Pitte.
“It remains unclear that in 2013 in China, about 1,100 kilometers from Wuhan, in caves investigated by speleologists, a virus was found that was very similar - 96% - to COVID-19, and it could infect people who worked in this cave. And what remains unclear is that this virus may have been detected by one of the laboratories in Wuhan, ”he told RIA Novosti.
According to Pitte, dissertations were made then, but they disappeared. He also noted that in 2013, when the virus was discovered, it was frozen. However, now this specimen is not in the laboratory. He believes that Chinese scientists were hiding the fact that a virus similar to COVID was discovered eight years ago. He also said that the military Olympic Games were held in the Wuhan area in 2019. According to the infectious disease specialist, a number of teams fell ill with symptoms similar to the coronavirus.
An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government's official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is "almost certain" that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that "leads to current vaccine failure." SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19.
The analysis has not been peer-reviewed, the early research is theoretical, and does not provide any proof that such a variant is in circulation now. Documents like it are released "as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency."
The paper is dated July 26, and was published by the British government on Friday.
The scientists write that because eradication of the virus is "unlikely," they have "high confidence" that variants will continue to emerge. They say it is "almost certain" that there will be "a gradual or punctuated accumulation of antigenic variation that eventually leads to current vaccine failure."
They recommend that authorities continue to reduce virus transmission as much as possible to reduce the chance of a new, vaccine-resistant variant.
They also recommend that research focus on new vaccines that not only prevent hospital admission and disease, but also "induce high and durable levels of mucosal immunity."
تايلاند توسع القيود المفروضة لاحتواء فيروس كورونا لتشمل 40% من سكانها
Thailand expands restrictions imposed to contain the Coronavirus to include 40% of its population
Sky News Australia has apparently not posted a video on its YouTube channel, which has some 1.85 million subscribers, for over two days, despite earlier releasing videos on a daily basis.
YouTube has suspended the Sky News Australia channel from its platform, blocking the media outlet's ability to post videos, reportedly for violating a COVID-19 misinformation policy, social media users suggested on Saturday.
Speculation arose as the TV channel's YouTube page has not posted any new videos for two days, but with the network continuing to post as usual on its Facebook account. Neither Sky News Australia nor YouTube has officially commented on the suspension allegations, and all of the previous content on the channel, which has some 1.85 million subscribers, remains accessible.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday.
As the clock runs out on a nationwide eviction ban for what’s expected to be the final time, millions of tenants are staring at the prospect of losing their homes as they wait for emergency rental aid that the government has failed to deliver.
The federal eviction moratorium in place since September is set to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration refused to extend it and Democrats in Congress couldn't muster the votes to intervene. Now lawmakers and activists fear an unprecedented surge in evictions in the coming months just as the highly transmissible Delta variant causes a spike in coronavirus cases.
The eviction wave is expected to hit population centers across the country. Housing advocates point to renters in Ohio, Texas and parts of the Southeast — where tenant protections are generally low, housing costs are high and economic problems from the pandemic linger — as particularly at risk. Even though it has its own ban in place through August, New York is also a concern, because it has been especially slow at distributing rental assistance funds to the hundreds of thousands of tenants in the state who are behind on their rent.
“We’ve been circling a drain,” said KC Tenants Director Tara Raghuveer, a housing organizer in Kansas City, Mo. “On Saturday, poor and working-class tenants go down the drain in some places.”
Edited by amor de cosmos, 01 August 2021 - 07:28 AM.