Tag: Respiratory viruses

They demonstrate the effectiveness of the vaccine against the gamma variant
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They demonstrate the effectiveness of the vaccine against the gamma variant

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States) have shown the effectiveness of vaccines against the gamma variant of the coronavirus, which caused an increase in deaths in Brazil this spring.Specifically, experts found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma / P.1 variant. Hamsters previously infected with the virus strains that were circulating for the first time in early 2020 were also protected from infection with the gamma variant nine months later. The findings suggest that previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines that are based on earlier strains of the virus still provi...
The experts, on the imminent relaxation of the masks: "It’s absolutely hasty"
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The experts, on the imminent relaxation of the masks: "It’s absolutely hasty"

The "will be ready" that the Minister of Health was limited to saying this Wednesday, Carolina Darias, when asked for the date for stop wearing the mask in the open air has been unveiled this Friday by the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez. It will be from the next June 26th when the Spanish population will be able to be in open air spaces without the obligation to cover their mouth and nose. In the absence of knowing the details of the future rule, which will be taken to an Extraordinary Council of Ministers to be held for this reason next Thursday, experts and public opinion are divided among those who consider that this option is adequate and who consider it to be ha...
Can vaccination help curb the symptoms of persistent covid?  Yes, but …
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Can vaccination help curb the symptoms of persistent covid? Yes, but …

10% of people who have passed the coronavirus continue to suffer symptoms derived from the disease such as asthenia, body discomfort, fatigue, muscle aches ... It is what is known as 'Persistent Covid' and it is estimated that in Spain some 2,000 people suffer from it. The symptoms are very heterogeneous, of varying intensity and they can become disabling. For this reason, associations of those affected by the disease and health institutions have begun to investigate the causes and possible solutions to improve the quality of life of these patients.Thus, the Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG) in collaboration with the Longcovid ACTS affected group has carried out a study o...
Tomorrowland will not be able to be face-to-face: the festival has not received authorization despite having sold thousands of tickets
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Tomorrowland will not be able to be face-to-face: the festival has not received authorization despite having sold thousands of tickets

The music festival Tomorrowland did not obtain authorization from the authorities premises of the Belgian municipalities of Boom and Rumst, where the meeting has traditionally been held since 2005, for the face-to-face edition scheduled for the last weekend of August and the first of September."That comes like a blow, very hard and unexpected", said the festival organization in a statement collected by the Belgian media VTR.The mayors of Boom and Rumst pointed out, in a joint press conference, that the risks to "public health and safety" are too great to give the green light to the celebration of the appointment, so they rejected the request that the organization needs to mount the festival, ac...
The Government updates the vaccination calendar: news, new groups and citation order
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The Government updates the vaccination calendar: news, new groups and citation order

Spain exceeds 13 million immunized with coronavirus vaccines, the 27.4% population, after administering 389,822 sera in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. The latest vaccination report also indicates that there are currently 21,713,840 citizens with at least the first inoculated serum, 45.3% of the population. These are the objectives of the Government regarding the vaccination campaign.Carlos GamezWhile health personnel advance as fast as they can to reach the next milestone in the vaccination plan announced in April by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez ("the week of June 14, 15 million vaccinated with the complete schedule"), the directors of P...
Health reports the lowest number of Covid cases in 10 months while the incidence continues to decline
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Health reports the lowest number of Covid cases in 10 months while the incidence continues to decline

The pandemic continues to evolve well in Spain. This Tuesday Health has notified 3,432 cases of coronavirus, 1,605 in the last day, which means the lowest daily figure in ten months, since last August 12. In addition, the accumulated incidence continues to fall, and falls another three points to 101.39 compared to 104.56 that it registered this Monday. Of course, another 62 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, eleven less than last Tuesday.On the other hand, there are 3,251 patients admitted for Covid throughout Spain (3,414 on Monday) and 899 in ICU (917 had the day before). In the last 24 hours, there have been 360 admissions (291 on Monday) and 507 discharges (compared to 161 on Mo...
Spain accumulates 8,167 new infections by covid and 16 deaths since Friday
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Spain accumulates 8,167 new infections by covid and 16 deaths since Friday

The Ministry of Health has notified this Monday an improvement in the occupation of ICU beds by patients with covid-19, which points to its best data so far this year. With less than 10% occupancy in Spanish hospitals, (specifically, the figure stands at 9.5%), Health highlights a significant decrease, after reaching last February 1, at the height of the second wave of the pandemic , the maximum of 45.3%. However, the director of the Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has warned of a rebound in the number of infections among young people, an increase that Simón has associated "to the relaxation of the measures", As explained during the press confere...
Health alerts about the latest outbreaks of Covid infections: high school festivities after the end of Selectivity
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Health alerts about the latest outbreaks of Covid infections: high school festivities after the end of Selectivity

With the advancement of the vaccination process - this weekend more than a million doses have been put - contagions, income and deaths among the older population are decreasing, and each time the ages of people who remain unprotected are reduced, because their turn for the puncture has not yet come. They are getting younger and younger and the Ministry of Health has indicated this Monday two important "milestones" of the last few weeks that have ended in an increase in positives: the festivities for the end of high school and for finishing the EVAU.The director of CCAES, Fernando Simon, has pointed to the "end of courses academics, the Baccalaureate and the end of the EVAU and subsequent celeb...
29% of Spaniards have not saved anything during the pandemic, but the rest an average of almost 150 euros per month
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29% of Spaniards have not saved anything during the pandemic, but the rest an average of almost 150 euros per month

29% of Spaniards say they have not saved anything during the period of confinement and restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while 71% have managed to save amounts that range between 1 euro and more than 500 euros per month. Specifically, an average of 149 euros (before the pandemic the average was 143 euros per month).Of those who have not been able to save anything, 52% are over 65 years of age. On the contrary, among savers, men have saved more (164 euros) than women (133 euros). By age, those in the range between 35 and 44 years are the ones who have saved the most: 182 euros on average. This is confirmed by the Sapio Research study, carried out at the European level by ...
Moscow declares a week of vacation after Covid infections soar by 130%
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Moscow declares a week of vacation after Covid infections soar by 130%

Moscow authorities declared paid vacations for next week on Saturday and announced other restrictions after the increase in coronavirus infections reached the highest number so far this year this Saturday."To stop the increase in infections and save human lives, I signed today (Saturday) a decree that declares holidays paid from June 15 to 19, 2021"The mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobianin, reported on his blog. The cases have gone from 2,936 to 6,701 this Saturday in a week, that is, 130% more.As of Monday 14, a holiday corresponding to Russia day, celebrated this Saturday, another five days are added, in addition to the weekends, for which the Muscovites will rest 9 days in a row, fro...