December 8, 2021

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Black fungus disease in India

Mucormycosis

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/21/india-sees-259551-new-covid-cases-black-fungus-adds-to-woes

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/mucormycosis/index.html

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/222551-overview

Mucor mould

Typically, 2 weeks after recovery

Stuffy and bleeding nose

Periorbital swelling and pain in the eye

Drooping of eyelids

Blurred vision leading to loss of vision

Black discharge from the nose

India, 20 cases per year

Prevent

Manage diabetes

Correct use and monitoring of steroids

Manage blood sugar throughout treatment

Hygiene

Treat

Anti-fungal intravenous injection

3,500 rupees ($48) a dose

Administered every day up to eight weeks

Dr Hegde, Bengaluru

The strain of the virus appears to be virulent, sending blood sugars soaring to very high levels.

And strangely, the fungal infection is affecting a lot of young people

Notifiable disease, under the India Epidemics Act

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana states declare black fungus epidemics

Maharashtra, 2,000 + cases

Gujarat, about 1,200

Hundreds in hospital

New Delhi hospitals, 200 cases, dozens on waiting lists

India

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/21/1621-govt-staff-on-poll-duty-die-of-covid-in-india-state-union

Elections, 4 phases in April

Uttar Pradesh Primary Teachers Association

300,000 teachers on duty

1,621 members died

Uttar Pradesh government, 3 deaths

Argentina

Population 45 million

GDP, $9,912

US, $ 55,000

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/5/21/argentina-announces-strict-pandemic-lockdown-after-case-surge

Strict lockdown starting this weekend

Rest of May

Cases, + 35,543 = 3.4 million

Deaths, +745 = 72,000

President Alberto Fernandez

Tested positive

We are living the worst moment since the pandemic began

We are seeing the highest numbers of cases and deaths

Vaccines

First dose, 18%

Pfizer, likely to be effective against Indian variant

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-pfizer-vaccine-likely-to-be-effective-against-indian-variant-of-coronavirus-biontech-boss-says-12312387

Ugur Sahin

75% effective against SA variant

So far we’ve had the chance to test our vaccine against more than 30 variants of the virus. It has proven
effective against mutations so far

Also

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pfizerbiontech-covid-19-vaccine-shelf-life-extended-from-5-to-31-days-says-mhra

UK, Pfizer can now be stored in fridge for 31 days after thawing

Up from just five days.

Dr June Raine, MHRA Chief Executive

We are pleased to confirm that, having rigorously assessed the additional data submitted to us by the company,

we have now approved more flexible storage conditions for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

EU recommends opening to fully vaccinated

https://www.dw.com/en/eu-to-recommend-open-borders-to-fully-vaccinated-people/a-57581186

Also increase the level of new infections before being declared unsafe

From 20 up to 75 per two weeks per 100,000

EU-approved vaccine

Emergency brake, to suspend arrivals from a non-EU country, a sudden appearance of a new variant

Accept third-country vaccination certificates for EU approved vaccines

BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, currently approved by European Medicines Agency.

Denmark, coronapas

https://www.dw.com/en/is-denmarks-coronavirus-passport-a-prototype-for-european-travel/a-57567432

Vaccinated

Immune

Tested positive in last 72 hours

(8% per day)

6th May, indoor gyms

Camilla Gregersen, Denmark’s Council for Data Ethics

Different versions of the app, one will not even show your name, it will not show your date of birth. It will only show a green light that you actually have the access

WHO / China

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01146-0

Sinopharm approved

Sinovac’s CoronaVac,under review

Not published trials

WHO has data

Source: Dr. John Campbell

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