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Canada’s “Freedom Convoy” Protests Vaccine Mandatory

Covid-19 infected more than 370 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.6 million. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a mandatory vaccine for federal workers in October, the night before the election, and last month both Canada and the United States imposed one on cross-border truck drivers. (Reuters)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Truck rolls into Canadian capital to protest vaccination obligations

A truck boarded the Canadian capital, Ottawa, and staged police saying that a massive protest against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Covid-19 vaccine obligation would take place in front of Congress on a frigid winter day.

The so-called “Freedom Convoy” coming from the east and west started as a rally against the vaccination requirements for cross-border truck drivers, but it became a demonstration against the government’s overshoot during the pandemic, and there was a strong opposition to vaccination. did.

Public Security Minister Marco Mendicino told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on Friday that some protesters have expressed “radicals”, including demanding a violent overthrow of the government.

On Saturday, the CBC said Trudeau and his family left the house where they lived downtown Ottawa due to security concerns and he was working elsewhere. His office did not confirm the report.

Portugal is working on a direct vote by the people of Covid

Portuguese election organizers have taken special security measures after the government has decided to allow voters infected with the coronavirus to leave quarantine and vote directly with everyone else.

Last week, the government decided to lift the voting restrictions on Sunday, as about one-tenth of Portugal’s 10 million population is believed to be isolated for Covid-19.

Authorities are asking some people with Covid to vote between 6 pm and 7 pm, but time recommendations are not mandatory. There is no designated area for infected voters.

The number of cases per day in Hungary can reach 30,000

The daily aggregate of new Covid-19 cases in Hungary could reach 30,000 in the next 1-2 weeks, from about 20,000 this week, government ministers said.

Human Resources Minister Micross Kassler has accused the emergence of a variant of Omicron. In a Facebook video, he said the variant caused a less serious illness, but one-third of unvaccinated Hungarians were at higher risk.

Over 6 million of Hungary’s 10 million have been vaccinated at least twice and nearly 3.6 million have been boosted, but Hungary’s vaccination rates are behind Western European levels. ..

Australia sends medical team to Covid hit Solomon

Australia sent a small team of emergency medical professionals to Honiara after asking for help in combating the worsening Covid-19 outbreak in the Solomon Islands.

Australian officials said a team of eight experts landed in the capital with more than 37,000 vaccination shipments.

“The interdisciplinary team includes specialists in emergency medicine, infectious disease control, logistics and occupational therapy,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Until last week, 700,000 people did not record deaths, only 31 infectious diseases, but the number of confirmed cases reached nearly 900 with 5 deaths.

China’s report shows a surge in incidents among Olympic participants

Daily Covid-19 infections between athletes and team officials at the Beijing Winter Olympics surged from 2 to 19 the day before as game organizers warned more cases in the coming days.

In a statement, the Organizing Committee found that 36 game-related personnel, including athletes and executives, were infected. ..

“We are now past the peak period of people arriving in China, so we expect to see the most people at this stage,” he said at a press conference.

An additional 296 deaths have occurred in the UK

The UK has reported an additional 72,727 cases of Covid-19, with an additional 296 deaths, government statistics show.

Cases have decreased by 3.6% in the last 7 days compared to the previous week, and deaths have decreased by 3.2% in the same 7 days.

Russian logs record daily cases

Russia has reported more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus per day for the first time as it has overcome the proliferation of infections caused by the highly contagious Omicron mutant.

The government’s Covid-19 portal registered 113,122 new cases in 24 hours. This is almost double the number of daily infections just a week ago, a record high for nine consecutive days.

The Russian Coronavirus Task Force said 668 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to Russian government statistics, Covid-19 has killed 330,111 people since the beginning of the pandemic, the highest death toll in Europe.

However, these numbers are inconsistent by the statistical agency Rosst, which counts Covid’s deaths under a broader definition and states that the overall death toll is close to twice the official number.

Omicron is killing more in the U.S. than the fall delta wave

Omicron, a highly contagious subspecies of the coronavirus, has swept across the United States, increasing daily American deaths more than last fall’s delta waves, increasing days to weeks. May continue to do so.

The 7-day moving average of daily Covid-19 deaths in the United States has risen since mid-November, reaching 2,267 on Thursday, surpassing the September peak of 2,100, when Delta was the predominant variant. I am.

Omicron is now estimated to account for almost all viruses prevalent in the country. It causes a less serious illness for most people, but the fact that it is more contagious means that more people are sick and dying.

“Omicron will push us to more than a million deaths,” said Andrew Neumer, a professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine.

Today, the average daily death toll is at the same level as in February last year, when the country was slowly below its record high of 3,300 per day.

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardan is self-quarantining after being exposed to positive cases

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern remained in quarantine until Tuesday after being considered in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

The government said the exposure took place on 22 January during the flight from the town of Kerikeri to Auckland, adding that the results of the whole genome sequencing are expected the next day.

It would indicate whether the infection was caused by an omicron variant of the coronavirus, it said.

The statement added that asymptomatic Ardan feels good. She was inspected on Sunday and quarantined according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health.

Members of the staff who were on board as well as the governor follow the same quarantine procedure.

Ukraine reports new records of daily Covid-19 cases

Ukraine has recorded a record 37,351 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. The previous high of 34,408 cases was one day ago.

According to health ministry data, there are 149 new related deaths, with more than 100,000 deaths.

The number of Ukrainian infections in the pandemic is 4.02 million and the death toll is 100,031.

Indonesia’s third Covid wave approaches as Omicron spreads

Health officials and experts said Indonesia is preparing for a third wave of Covid-19 infections, as highly infectious variants of Omicron are causing a surge in new cases.

The country reported 9,905 new infections and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. This was the highest number of cases per day since August last year when the country was struggling to contain the Delta-led wave.

Indonesia has recovered from last year’s surge and is one of the worst cases and deaths in the region, with daily infections reduced to about 200 by December.

However, only a few weeks after the country reported the first case of local Omicron, the number of cases is increasing again.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the coming months will be important as Omicron is spreading “rapidly and on a large scale”.

The Balkans have the highest number of Covid deaths per 100,000 in the world

According to Johns Hopkins University of Data Tracking, the Balkans are in the top 10 of Covid.

The region also continues to register a record number of new coronavirus cases with an increased number.

Peru killed 630.38, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina with 431.48, Hungary with 421.20, Montenegro with 408.43, North Macedonia with 398.95 and Croatia with 334.97.

Canada popularizes safety in anti-vaccine protests

Police in the Canadian capital have called for reinforcements as planned protests against the vaccine have begun to swell in numbers.

Thousands are expected to be part of a group in Ottawa calling for mandatory vaccines and the abolition of COVID-19 restrictions. While some of the group’s leaders seek peaceful events, some statements related to the group include the threat of violence.

Ottawa police are working with national security agencies to identify potential threats to public security, Prime Minister Peter Sloly said at a news conference.

Ease of production of Covid vaccine is promising in trials-research

Locally produced Covid-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries have promising results in early clinical trials, researchers say.

Developed at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, the NDV-HXP-S vaccine uses an engineered version of a harmless Newcastle disease virus studded with coronavirus peplomer to recognize viruses that cause the immune system. I will teach you to attack COVID.

Using blood samples from study participants, researchers have shown that NDV-HXP-S induces proportionately more antibodies that can neutralize the virus, making it more non-medium than the current mRNA vaccines from Moderna or Pfizer / BioNTech. We found low levels of Japanese antibodies, they reported on medRxiv prior to peer reviews.

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