Latest Coronavirus Updates Worldwide
COVID-19 continues its march around the world. The disease, which is believed to originate from the Chinese town Wuhan, has spread like wildfire in just several months. On March 11, 2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) has announced a global Pandemic.
Since then, the amount of infected people has grown dramatically. By now, COVID-19 has surpassed the famous Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. Coronavirus appears to be the reason why the healthcare systems of many countries collapse. It may also cause the most significant economic crisis since the Great Depression. Let`s take a look at the current events.
Coronavirus Updates, the Numbers are Growing:
According to WHO, at the end of May, COVID-19 has passed the barrier of 6 million infected people. More than 360 thousand have died.
According to data provided by John Hopkins University (USA), countries with the highest rates of infected patients are:
- USA – 1,77 million
- Brazil – 498 thousand
- Russia – 406 thousand
At the same time, some countries seem to overcome the critical situation and start the process of returning to normal life. Austria, Germany, and Great Britain facilitate quarantine measures. Shops, Cafés, and Beauty salons reopen and welcome their customers again, although most precautious measures are still relevant.
Coronavirus Updates in China:
At the same time, the threat of the second wave of COVID-19 seems more and more real. The Chinese government announced that during the last week, there were detected several new cases. Israel, the country that has canceled most quarantine restrictions at the end of April, announces of school closure once again. There is a new outbreak of disease among students and teachers.
Coronavirus and Politics
President of the United States, Donald Trump, has claimed that the country stops cooperation and financing of the World Health Organization. American government believes that the WHO has failed to reform its system on time. Therefore it appeared to be inefficient in the face of global danger. There is also a strong belief that the Chinese government has a significant influence on WHO. This might be the reason why the real threat of Coronavirus has not revealed to the public until the situation got out of control.
At the same time, Chinese scientists disprove the theory that the Virus descended from the Seafood market in Wuhan. According to their data, the massive check has not revealed any presence of Coronavirus in the products sold there.
The Cure Was Found?
According to the official statements of WHO, there is no cure for COVID-19 now. At the same time, many countries are working on possible medicine. From time to time, there appears news that the treatment was found, but none of them is officially proven.
On May 31, 2020, Russia has claimed to discover the cure for COVID-19. The Russian Ministry of Health registered the drug by the commercial name “Avifavir.” They claim that medicine can shorten the illness period to 4 days and ease the symptoms dramatically. Later on, the day there appeared information that the drug is not new. Japan is using this medicine from 2014 to treat and ease the symptoms of flu.
Nonetheless, Russia claims “Avifavir” as the first anti-virus medicine that showed promising results in the treatment of COVID-19. Three hundred thirty patients took part in the research, and the recovery rate appears to be very high. There has been no official response from Japan – the country where medicine had initially created several years ago.
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