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Tokyo, about to double the number of infections in a week | Digital Trends Spanish

Concern is increasing in Tokyo due to the large number of COVID-19 infections that the capital of Japan continues to register. The city, which these days hosts the Olympic Games, has just set a new record in the number of infected. In the last day, Tokyo added 3,865 new infections. The worrying thing about this is that it is almost double that of last week. Of course, this worries the health authorities, especially since not even half of the Olympic Games have been played yet. "We have never experienced an increase in infections of this magnitude," said the government's chief of staff, Katsunobu Kato. Getty Images.On July 12, the capital began its fourth state of emergency, just before the Games began, despite widespread opposition and fears that the competition could worsen the healt...
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Tokyo reaches a record number of infections in the middle of the Olympic Games. | Digital Trends Spanish

Tokyo authorities announced this Tuesday, July 27, that the city registered 2,848 new cases of COVID-19, which is a record because it is the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic. This number occurs just when the city hosts the Olympic Games and surpasses the previous record, registered on January 7 when infections reached 2,520. It also comes amid the fourth state of emergency, which will run in Japan's capital until August 22. “We are concerned because the number of people in serious condition is increasing. Those over 65 infected are 2 percent of the positive. The important thing is that young people get vaccinated as soon as possible, ”said the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike. Getty Images.In Japan, only 25.5 percent of the population has received the two doses ...
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Apple postpones return to office due to increased infections | Digital Trends Spanish

Apple's original idea was for its employees to return to the office in September. In fact, a kind of controversy arose as many workers felt pressured by the company. Now, the company has had to make a new determination and delay the return to the offices once again due to the increase in the number of infections by COVID-19. An article of Bloomberg indicates that the appearance of the Delta variant could force Apple to postpone returning to face-to-face work for another month. Initially, the idea of ​​the executives was to incentivize a hybrid format, with their workers attending the office a minimum of three days a week. "Video conferencing has shortened the distance between us, but there are things that cannot be reproduced," Tim Cook wrote in an internal email. However, this did no...
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Tokyo on alert for first infections in the Olympic Village | Digital Trends Spanish

The pandemic has been a constant concern since the Tokyo Olympics were confirmed this year. Many even called for the competition, originally scheduled for 2020, to be suspended due to the high number of infected in the Japanese capital. In fact, the city is under its fourth state of health emergency that will culminate precisely one day before the Olympics begin, on July 22. This concern has become more latent in recent days, when the event did not even start, as a result of the first cases of athletes infected in the Olympic Village. Thus, on Sunday, July 18, the Organizing Committee confirmed the first two athletes infected by COVID-19. So far, their names or nationality have not been revealed, although it is known that they were staying at the Olympic Village, a place that will hos...
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Pollution makes a COVID-19 contagion more serious | Digital Trends Spanish

According to a new study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), long-term exposure to high levels of air pollutants, such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5), could have a significant influence on the results of people hospitalized for COVID-19. Thus, those in charge of the study discovered that the greater the exposure, the greater the risk. Indeed, every small increase (ug / m3) in long-term exposure to PM2.5 is associated with more than three times the probability of receiving mechanical ventilation and twice the probability of staying in the ICU. "Our study draws attention to the systemic inequalities that may have led to the marked differences in COVID-19 outcomes based on race and ethnicity," says Dr. Anita Shallal of Detroit'...
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Social distance also for our pets? | Digital Trends Spanish

Social distance has become one of the most effective ways to avoid coronavirus infections. It is not a minor issue, considering that the world already mourns more than a million fatalities due to the pandemic. The seriousness of this new health threat is so great that experts point out that social distance should not be applied only between humans, it should also be respected by our pets. This is suggested by a study carried out by researchers from the Swiss veterinary clinic network, Anicura and published in Daily Mail. According to the text, dogs must have a space of two meters from each other, while cats have to stay inside. It is believed that if ferrets, minks and other animals have been infected, domestic species such as dogs and cats could also contract SARS-CoV-2. "The Ce...
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Flu Vaccine Could Reduce COVID-19 Infection | Digital Trends Spanish

Researchers and medical officials are gathering information in the hope of finding a cure for the coronavirus, or at least an effective way to reduce the risk of infection. We still know little about this new health threat so any discovery may be useful, even if it has not yet been confirmed. Preliminary research suggests that a flu virus vaccine can also cause the body to produce broad molecules that fight infection and the virus causing the pandemic. Mihai Netea, an infectious disease immunologist at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, checked his hospital databases to see if medical officials who got flu shots during the 2019-2020 season had more or less likely to get SARS-CoV-2. He and his team found that workers who received the flu vaccine were 39 percent le...
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WHO reiterates that it will take time to find a cure for COVID-19 | Digital Trends Spanish

The whole world is closely following the present of the different laboratories that are developing an effective vaccine against COVID-19. It is an attitude that is understood, taking into account the alarming increase in the number of deaths from this cause in recent days in Europe. Many are impatient because the pandemic does not give respite and some of the pharmaceutical companies working on a cure have made statements that call for optimism. However, from the World Health Organization (WHO) they prefer to be cautious and lower expectations in relation to the time it will take for a vaccine to be ready. "It will be time before we have a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine - in any population group - and even longer before it is available to a large number of people," said an age...
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Up to 70% of the planet could be infected with coronavirus | Digital Trends Spanish

Humanity has already completed several months facing the health crisis caused by COVID-19. During this time, different laboratories around the world have worked to find a vaccine to control the disease. If that does not happen, the outlook is not very encouraging for those of us who inhabit this planet. This has been made clear by the World Health Organization (WHO), through Mike Ryan, Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program. While his statements have been surprising, they are useful to give us an idea of ​​the magnitude of the pandemic we face and the consequences that could exist if an effective cure is not found. “If we don't find a vaccine and we don't continue to suppress this virus, we assume it will spread to 60-70% of the world's population. From that p...
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Homemade masks are effective even with sneezing | Digital Trends Spanish

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, confirmed that home-made fabric masks are effective in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The research, published in the journal Extreme Mechanics Letters, the authors tested eleven common household fabrics for breathability and droplet blocking capabilities, and compared them to a medical mask. Fabrics ranged from new and used clothing, sheets, tea towels, and quilted fabrics. They also characterized the fabrics according to their fiber content, construction, number of threads, weight, porosity, and water absorption rate. “Testing the breathability of these fabrics was the easy part. We simply measure the rate of air flow through the fabric. Testing the droplet b...