January 11th Comprehensive report, according to the real-time statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has exceeded 90 million, and more than 1.93 million deaths.
U.S. experts predict that the large-scale march in Congress may cause the spread of the coronavirus; after the United Kingdom and South Africa, Japan has found new variants different from the previous mutation of the novel coronavirus.
2 million new cases were confirmed in the United States in 9 days!
Experts say the congressional march may cause the spread of infection.
At present, the United States is the country with the most serious pandemic, with a cumulative total of more than 22.3 million confirmed cases and more than 374,000 deaths.
Since entering 2021, the pandemic situation in the United States has not worsened. In just nine days as of January 9, the country has more than 2 million new confirmed cases and more than 26,000 deaths.
In California, where the pandemic is the worst, on January 9th local time, there were more than 4,930 patients in the California intensive care unit, peaking at the peak.
In Los Angeles County, the state, one person dies of COVID-19 every eight minutes. The morgues of some local hospitals have no space to store the remains, and the hospital has been forced to set up morgues outdoors.
In addition, some U.S. health officials and experts are also worried that the impact on the U.S. Congress may have a more adverse impact on the pandemic.
“Most of the groups involved in the violent impact on the U.S. Capitol in Washington don’t wear masks, which is very conducive to the spread of COVID-19,” said Rasmussen, a virology expert at the Georgetown Center for Global Health Sciences and Safety.
Rasmussen stressed that these demonstrators “may have brought the novel coronavirus to the Capitol and then spread it to people from other regions who in turn brought the virus back to their communities.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also warned that the incident may have public health consequences.45
Variant COVID-19 continues to spread
Japan emerges new varieties different from the United Kingdom and South Africa
Variant COVID-19 is spreading in many parts of the world. In the United States, so far, eight states, including New York, California and Colorado, have had cases of mutant coronavirus found in the United Kingdom, with more than 60 confirmed cases. However, the CDC said that this figure does not represent the actual number of mutant virus cases in the United States.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on January 10 that mutant coronavirus was detected among passengers arriving in Japan from Brazil. Takashi Oki Okida, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan, said that the virus found this time is different from the mutant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom and South Africa and should be a new variant. It is not clear whether the virus is infectious and how severe it is after infection, and further research is being carried out.
French official local time confirmed on January 10 that several cases of mutant COVID-19 cluster infection have been found in the country. The French General Administration of Health said that it planned to launch a national survey to determine the speed of transmission of mutant viruses in France and to provide a preliminary understanding of its transmission route.
Popova, director of the Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Authority of the Russian Federation, said on January 10 that Russia found the first case of mutant COVID-19 infection reported by the United Kingdom. It is said that the patient is a Russian citizen who returned to Russia from the United Kingdom and has no symptoms.
Many countries are actively preparing for vaccination.
WHO: We are ready.
In order to control the spread of the pandemic, many countries around the world have begun to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus.
In addition, some countries are also promoting preparations for vaccination.
On January 10th, local time, Serbian Prime Minister Brunabić said that the government had reached an agreement with different vaccine manufacturers to purchase 8 million doses of vaccines, which could meet the vaccination needs of 4 million people.
On the evening of January 9th local time, Jordan’s Ministry of Health announced that it would officially launch the coronavirus vaccination program on January 13.
The first vaccination mainly includes medical workers and frontline personnel, as well as vulnerable people such as the elderly, and then the vaccination will be extended to a wider group as planned.
A high-level meeting held by the Indian government on January 9th local time decided that the vaccination of the country’s coronavirus vaccine was finally scheduled to start on January 16.
The first to get the vaccine will be front-line medical personnel, police, etc., and an estimated 30 million people will benefit.
Regarding how to implement global vaccination, the World Health Organization announced on January 8 that its leading COVAX Global Coronavirus Vaccine Program has implemented a contract of 2 billion doses of vaccines, which will be distributed to participating economies immediately after the delivery of the vaccine.
WHO Director-General Tedros Tedros said on the same day that with the implementation of the contract for 2 billion doses of safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, coupled with the priority to purchase of another 1 billion doses of vaccines, in terms of mass deployment of vaccines, “we are ready; COVAX is ready; countries are ready”.