International Update

International Update

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UK
Cases, 283,097
8,000 – 9,400 new UK cases per day
75% not tested or isolated
Deaths, + 176 = 39,987
MPs in voting queues
MP working while obviously symptomatic
Alok Sharma then self-isolated, but later tested negative
Barry Gardiner MP
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/barry-gardiner-black-lives-matter-protests-london-a4459551.html#gsc.tab=0

Been social distancing since March. Today I broke it to join the #BlackLivesMattter demo outside Parliament and take a knee with thousands of brave young people calling for Justice.

Face coverings, compulsory on public transport in England from 15 June

Advice now

Coverings must be worn on buses, trams, trains, coaches, aircraft and ferries.

Very young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties exempt

Linda Bourouiba JAMA, 26th March
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32215590/

Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions: Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

Sneeze (10-30 m/s), 7 – 8 m or 23-26 feet

Cough 5 - 6 metres or 19 feet,

Breath 2 metres or 7 feet

US

Cases, 1,872,660

Deaths, 108,211

George Floyd tested positive

Fentanyl, methamphetamine, THC
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/04/869278494/medical-examiners-autopsy-reveals-george-floyd-had-positive-test-for-coronavirus

https://globalnews.ca/news/7029209/george-floyd-autopsy-experts/

Cases should increase over the next weeks

Deaths will increase in the weeks after

Proportionally more African Americans will die

CDC, Wear Cloth Face Coverings

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus

Help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Cloth face coverings can be made from household items.

Nicaragua

Cases, 1,118

Deaths, 46

Daniel Ortega, encouraged to carry on as normal

Virus only effects the rich

Deaths, 1,000

Water supply problems

Brazil: More than 500,000 coronavirus cases confirmed

Cases, 614,941

Deaths, + 1,349 = 34,021

Record number of daily deaths

Virus spreading in more rural Amazon areas

Large number of deaths

No testing

COVID cemeteries, multiple graves

Not yet at peak

Lockdown continues to be lifted

Egypt

Cases, 29,767

Deaths, 1,126

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/88198/Doctors-in-Egypt’s-quarantine-hospitals-to-receive-million-Vitamin-D
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930660?src=wnl_tp10n_200605_mscpedit&uac=127834AR&impID=2406378&faf=1

Egyptian Health Ministry distributing a million drug doses of Vitamin D to quarantine hospitals

An important element to support the immune cells of the doctors treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

They stay for long time inside hospitals without being subjected to sunlight
Senegal

Cases, 4,021

Deaths, 45

State of emergency until end of June

Dakar, riots protesting at lock downs

Dry season, cattle dying of thirst

South Korea

Great contact tracing

Track and trace

Down to one hour

Messages sent out as emergencies to phones

Quarantine app monitored for 14 days for arrivals

China



Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang province

North-east Chinese city near Russia border

Testing 2.8 million residents after 15 asymptomatic coronavirus patients found last week.

Everyone over the age of 6 by Saturday

1,196 medical personnel dispatched
Germany
German Centre for Addiction Issues, three million Germans between the ages of 18 and 64 had an alcohol problem in 2018
Alcohol sales up during lockdown