Monday, July 26

Covid 19

Covid 19, Delta, Noticias, Salud, Variante Delta

We already know why the delta variant is so contagious | Digital Trends Spanish

One of the big questions for science during 2021 is why the dreaded delta variant of COVID-19 is more contagious than the normal strain or other variants of concern. Therefore, a group of Chinese researchers from the local Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Guandong, set themselves the objective of knowing the spread and infection times of delta. The results that were published in the journal Virological, indicates that the incubation and subsequent positive patient indicator after the PCR sample is at least two days less than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. Thus, the amount of time the virus needed to replicate at levels high enough to be detectable was 5.61 days for the parent virus and 3.71 days for the delta variant. John Connor, a researcher at the National Laboratori...
Covid 19, naciones, Noticias, paises, pandemia, Salud, vacunacion, vacunas

COVID-19: these are the countries with the best vaccination rate | Digital Trends Spanish

Health experts around the world have highlighted vaccines as the most effective way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. For this reason, efforts have been intensified so that the greatest number of countries vaccinate their inhabitants. The problem is that, at the moment, the global vaccination rate is barely 13.4 percent. As a way to encourage inoculation, Johns Hopkins University has published a list of countries that have the best vaccination rate. Of course, this classification is headed by countries with a smaller population, even so it serves to get an idea of ​​how the different vaccination processes have been carried out around the planet. The list also incorporates the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated in each nation, in addition to the total number of i...
Covid 19, Facebook, Redes sociales, Tendencias

Facebook finally blocks an anti-vaccine hashtag | Digital Trends Spanish

On Facebook they believe that it is better late than never and that is why they have finally blocked the hashtag #vaccinekills (vaccines kill, in Spanish). This measure of the social network comes after having been involved in a discussion with Joe Biden, president of the United States, who accused them of helping to spread false information about COVID-19 and that it translates into more people getting sick and dying. Facebook distanced itself from these accusations and assured that if vaccination goals were not reached in the US, it was not the fault of the social network helping to expose misinformation about vaccines. However, since CNN report that, until a few days ago, it was very easy to find false information regarding vaccination on Facebook, thanks to the aforementioned hasht...
comida japonesa, coronavirus, Covid 19, natto, Noticias, plato japonés, Salud, SARS-CoV-2, tratamiento, virus

COVID-19: A treatment from a Japanese dish? | Digital Trends Spanish

Natto is a fermented soybean dish that is usually served for breakfast in Japan. It is one of the most traditional dishes of this nation and it has always been thought that it helps to have a longer life. Now, a group of researchers has discovered that the extract made from natto can inhibit the ability of the virus that causes COVID-19 to infect cells. "Traditionally, the Japanese have assumed that natto is beneficial to their health," says article author Tetsuya Mizutani, director of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Epidemiology Research Center at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. “In recent years, research studies have revealed scientific evidence for this belief. In this study, we investigated the antiviral effects of natto on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caus...
Covid 19, Donald Trump, Estados Unidos, fanáticos, Noticias, Salud, Teorías conspirativas, vacunas

Trump fans sue FDA to stop vaccines | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of fanatical supporters of former President Donald Trump wants the vaccination process against COVID-19 in the United States to be stopped. To achieve this, the self-proclaimed group America's Frontline Doctors filed a motion against the Department of Health and Human Services, the parent agency of the FDA, to request a court order that stops all COVID-19 vaccinations in that country. According to the motion filed in the Northern District Court of Alabama, vaccines that have been cleared for emergency use by the FDA do not actually prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Of course, this statement is not correct. In addition, those responsible for America's Frontline Doctors assured that the authorization for emergency use should never have been granted since the coronavirus pand...
Apple, contagios, coronavirus, Covid 19, Noticias, oficina, Tim Cook

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...
Casa Blanca, Covid 19, desinformación, Estados Unidos, Facebook, Joe Biden, Noticias, Redes sociales, vacunas

Biden Now Says Facebook Isn’t Killing People | Digital Trends Spanish

A controversy that nobody expected. That's what the series of cross statements between Facebook and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, became. The president criticized the misinformation that exists in the social network about the coronavirus, which was even "killing people." Of course, Mark Zuckerberg's company responded and assured that the deaths associated with the disease were due, among other factors, to the decrease in the vaccination rate in the United States. Over the days, Biden seems to have given some thought to his answer from last week, and now he has toned down his remarks. In fact, in a new press conference he clarified that the platform is not killing people, but that disinformation causes a lot of damage. "Facebook is not killing people, these twelve peop...
Covid 19, Estados Unidos, izquierda, Joe Biden, Noticias, politica, Políticos, Tendencias, wikipedia

Wikipedia: co-founder accuses leftist bias on site | Digital Trends Spanish

Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, claims that the free encyclopedia stopped being neutral to acquire, according to him, a leftist bias. In a radio interview, the philosopher referred to a series of examples ranging from COVID-19 to the elimination of some information about the current president of the United States Joe Biden, in addition to the impossibility of citing certain media that would not have a place on the left line. “The proper word here is: propaganda, when it is systematic. And that's what we're really dealing with at Wikipedia, ”Sanger said. “What many of our current media outlets, including Wikipedia, seem to assume is that there is only one legitimate and defensible version of the truth on any controversial issue. Of course, Wikipedia was not like that before ”. S...
Boris Johnson, Covid 19, Experimento británico, Salud

COVID-19: what can we expect from the British experiment | Digital Trends Spanish

July 19, 2021 will go down in history - for better or for worse - as the day that England launched an unprecedented measure since the emergence of COVID-19: the total end of all the restrictions that have been in force for more than one year globally. Already known as the "British Experiment" or "Freedom Day", this is what we can expect from one of the most radical bets of Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister. In early 2020, contrary to measures taken by other countries, Johnson refused to confine the population to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After the blow of reality caused by the millions of infections - including himself - and thousands of deaths, he ended up giving way. Almost 14 months later, Johnson himself pushed for the total end of the restrictions. Among other meas...
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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...