Has Corona become an endemic disease like influenza?
Have Turkey, Brazil, Britain, Sweden, Spain, the Czech Republic, Mexico, El Salvador, Japan and Singapore canceled all quarantine procedures, Corona tests and the vaccine and decided to consider Corona just a seasonal flu? And did German scientists confirm to the German Ministry of Health that if all people clear their throats several times a day by gargling with a semi-hot solution of salt water, it would completely eliminate the virus throughout Germany within a week? The answers and more are in this comprehensive report.
Have Turkey, Brazil, Britain, Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic, Mexico, El Salvador, Japan and Singapore canceled all quarantine procedures, corona and vaccine tests?
A post promotes on WhatsApp and on Facebook claiming that “the following countries announced the cancellation of all quarantine procedures, Corona tests, and compulsory vaccination, and considering Corona just a seasonal flu: Turkey, Brazil, Britain, Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic, Mexico, El Salvador, Japan, Singapore.”
The post is false, these countries have not canceled the Corona tests and the vaccine, and Corona is no longer just a seasonal flu.
Did German scientists say that gargling the population with salt water will eliminate Corona in Germany?
The same previous publication, in the second part of it, says, “The end of the Corona virus with this German prevention… German scientists announced after a series of studies that the Corona virus not only multiplies in the lungs like SARS virus in 2002, but also spreads widely in the throat in The first week of infection The scientists suggested to the German Chancellor and the Minister of Health that they ask people to do a simple task several times a day, which is to gargle with a semi-hot solution.. They have long stressed the need to do this, and now that the results of experiments conducted by scientists have been announced. German biologists about the multiplication of the Corona virus in the throat, stressed once again the necessity of gargling with a lukewarm solution of water and salt.. German scientists confirm to the German Ministry of Health that if all people disinfect their throat several times a day by gargling with a semi-hot solution of salt water, this will eliminate the virus All over Germany in a week.”
This part of the publication is not new, but was circulated in August of 2021, and today the first part about the countries that canceled the tests and the Corona vaccine was added to it, and it was republished. This publication is false, German scholars did not say this.
In fact, according to a statement issued by World Health Organization About gargling, in response to a question: Does gargling with mouthwash help prevent infection with the emerging corona virus? The organization replied that there is no evidence that gargling with mouthwash protects against corona. There are some brands of mouthwash that may eliminate certain germs for a few minutes in the saliva in the mouth, but that does not mean that they prevent infection with the emerging coronavirus.
Also in response to a question: Does washing the nose regularly with saline help prevent infection with the emerging corona virus? organization said There is no evidence that washing the nose regularly with saline solution protects against corona infection. She added that there is limited evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline helps cure colds more quickly, but it has not been proven that regularly washing the nose protects against respiratory diseases.
Are there countries that have begun easing restrictions related to the “Covid-19” pandemic?
The answer is yes, but it is an easing of restrictions within the measures to control the pandemic, with the continuation of vaccination campaigns and prevention measures.
For example, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of the bulk of the restrictions imposed to combat the mutated Omicron of the Corona virus in England, and the intention to stop the quarantine of infected people in March, according to the French Press Agency.
Starting from January 27, the wearing of a muzzle will not be mandatory by law, and remote work will not be officially recommended.
And the British government announced yesterday, Monday, the lifting of the mandatory examination for “Covid-19” for fully vaccinated travelers coming to England, that is, it lifted it, but for the vaccinated.
Thailand, for example, will exempt travelers from travel who are vaccinated against “Covid-19” from the mandatory quarantine, starting from the first of February.
With the first of February, travel arrivals who received the “Covid-19” vaccine will have to show a negative result for a “Covid-19” test conducted in the country from which they came, and take a second test upon arrival in Thailand, and a third and final on the fifth day them on Thai soil.
On the other hand, there are countries that tighten their procedures; For example, France began work on Monday with the vaccination certificate, despite the criticisms raised by this decision.
As for Japan, the number of daily infections with “Covid-19” exceeded 60,000 for the first time today, Tuesday, according to Reuters quoted the Japanese channel “FNN”, adding that the government is preparing to expand measures to limit the spread of the disease in an attempt To contain the outbreak of the mutated omicron of the Corona virus.
Corona kills one person in the world every 12 seconds
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, considered that the possible end of the acute phase of the epidemic may become possible as of this year, even though “Covid-19” causes the death of one person in the world every 12 seconds, according to the French press agency reported yesterday, Monday.
“We can end the acute phase of the pandemic this year, we can end COVID-19 as a global health emergency,” he said.
But he also warned of “the danger of assuming that the Omicron mutant will be the last one, or that the pandemic is over”, because the conditions are currently “ideal” in the world for the emergence of new mutations of the virus, including the rapidly spreading and more harmful ones.
The World Health Organization said on Sunday that Europe may be on the path out of the “Covid-19” epidemic, as the mutant Omicron is likely to infect 60% of the population by March.
“It is possible that the region is nearing the end of the epidemic,” the director of the European branch of the World Health Organization, Hans Kluge, told AFP, but urged caution about the reality of the virus changing.
“When the Omicron wave subsides, there will be group immunity for weeks and months, either thanks to the vaccine or because people will have immunity due to infection and the decline due to the season,” he added.
Hence, the World Health Organization is betting on “a period of calm before the possible return of Covid-19 at the end of the year, but not necessarily the return of the epidemic.”
In South Africa, where this mutation first appeared, a trend has been observed towards a decrease in the number of new cases in the past four weeks.
With the same cautious optimism, White House Adviser Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the situation in the United States can be expected to “change”.
Has Corona become an endemic disease like the flu?
Kluge stressed, “We are not in the stage of an endemic disease,” and explained, “That the disease is endemic means that we can expect what will happen, but this virus has raised a surprise more than once. So we have to be very careful,” especially since Omicron was the dominant virus so far in the world. Countries with high availability of vaccines.
Besides the persistence of the delta mutant, other mutant may appear.
“We will resist much better, including with the new mutant,” said Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, in an interview Sunday with the French television network “LCE”.
“We will be ready to adapt vaccines, especially those manufactured with messenger RNA technology, if necessary, in the face of a strong mutant,” he added.
In this context, Klug called on everyone to be responsible, and said, “Everyone should assess the risks himself,” explaining, “If you feel that you are not well, stay at home and do a self-test. If the result is positive, isolate yourself.”
The goal is to stabilize the health situation throughout Europe, where the gap in vaccines against “Covid-19” is very large and includes between 25% and 95% of the population, depending on the countries of the region, and this can lead to varying degrees of hospital overcrowding.
“Stabilizing the situation means that the health system is no longer overwhelmed by Covid-19 and that it can continue to provide basic health services that have been disrupted, in the areas of cancer, heart disease and vaccination,” Kluge said.
He believed that “this is not the time to take a big risk, as it is still required that people be encouraged to receive the vaccine, take the booster dose, and follow preventive measures.”
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