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The impact of the new crown epidemic on mental health may last for many years; the global coverage of the new crown vaccine for the elderly still needs to be greatly increased; Pfizer's new crown oral drug allows 95 countries to imitate it

By: jack Nov. 19,2021
Worldometers World Real-Time Statistics show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia (COVID-19) worldwide exceeded 255.53 million, with 465,781 new cases, reaching 255,036,589. The cumulative number of deaths was 5.128 million, reaching 5,128,938. The number of new deaths was 6,825 cases. Recovery was 230,550,175 cases, with 78,008 severe and critically ill patients; the number of countries with more than 1 million confirmed cases of neo-crown worldwide reached 36, and 112 countries with more than 100,000 cases.

The mental health impact of the new crown epidemic may last for years

In 2020, 53.2 million new cases of depression and 76.2 million new cases of anxiety disorders will be diagnosed worldwide as a result of the new crown epidemic. And during the epidemic, the incidence of depression among our youth was significantly higher than the pre-epidemic level. How to stay away from panic and overwhelm, especially how to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder due to the epidemic, deserves attention.

For more normal people who are not infected, in the normal prevention, control and management of the epidemic, we all have to pay attention to protection and be alert to the possible risk of infection, but also to carry out our work and study normally. In the process, some industries are hit by the epidemic, and some people face pay cuts and unemployment and are caught in a double stressful situation.

Under constant high pressure, people are prone to various negative emotions. As anxiety and fear increase, the emotional ups and downs can affect the pace of life and create a sense of uncertainty about the future.

With the normalization of the epidemic, it is even more important to keep the mood relaxed and normalized and adapt to the new lifestyle and rhythm as soon as possible. Readjust your protective measures, life and work plans in light of the current situation, and communicate more with family and friends to ease your inner anxiety.

The number of new coronary cases in the United States has increased by 26.6% in a single day over the past three weeks

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 15 local time, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has continued to rise since mid-October. In the past three weeks, the number of new daily cases of new coronary has increased by 26.6 percent. CDC data show that as of Nov. 14, the U.S. has averaged 80,823 new cases per day over the past seven days.

In response, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that a fifth wave of new crown outbreaks will occur in the U.S. by the end of this year, as long as the number of unvaccinated Americans reaches a certain number.

New Coronas vaccination rates for the elderly still need to increase significantly

China has been vaccinated with the new crown vaccine since last December, and the cumulative number of doses of the new crown vaccine has exceeded 2.396 billion as of the 15th. Zheng Zhongwei, head of the working group of the vaccine R&D task force of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council, said in a recent interview with CCTV that the vaccination rate for the elderly in China still needs to be significantly increased to really achieve a significant reduction in the rate of serious illness and mortality in the population.

"At present, the cumulative number of deaths due to new crown is more than 5 million cases worldwide, with an average age of about 70 years old. Some recent statistics show that the risk of serious illness is 5 times, 7 times and 9 times, and the risk of death is 90 times, 220 times and 570 times, respectively, for people over 65 years old, 75 years old and 85 years old, compared to young people." Zheng Zhongwei introduced that the main strain of the virus currently prevalent in China is the Delta strain, and a key issue in promoting vaccination against the new crown at present is to make every effort to promote the new crown vaccine for the elderly, especially the senior citizens who should receive it. The vaccination rate of the elderly is relatively low, and the risk of infection of new crown in the elderly is much higher than that of young people. Older people can be vaccinated except for conditions such as allergies, or when they are in the acute phase of the disease. At present, China's vaccination rate for neo-coronavirus is the world's leading, but the vaccination rate for the elderly still needs to be significantly increased in order to truly achieve a significant reduction in the rate of severe illness and mortality in the population.

"There are currently more than 5 million cumulative deaths from neo-coronavirus worldwide, with an average age of about 70 years. Some recent statistics show that the risk of serious illness is 5 times, 7 times and 9 times, and the risk of death is 90 times, 220 times and 570 times, respectively, for people over 65 years old, 75 years old and 85 years old, compared to younger people." Zheng Zhongwei introduced that the main strain of the virus currently prevalent in China is the Delta strain, and a key issue in promoting vaccination against the new crown at present is to make every effort to promote the new crown vaccine for the elderly, especially the senior citizens who should receive it. The vaccination rate of the elderly is relatively low, and the risk of infection of new crown in the elderly is much higher than that of young people. Older people can be vaccinated except for conditions such as allergies, or when they are in the acute phase of the disease. At present, China's vaccination rate for the new coronavirus is the world's leading, but the vaccination rate for the elderly still needs to be significantly increased in order to truly achieve a significant reduction in the rate of severe illness and mortality in the population.

Pfizer Authorizes Manufacture of Affordable Anti-Neo-Coronavirus Oral Drugs, Allows Generic Manufacturers to Produce Affordable Neo-Coronavirus Drugs for 95 Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Pfizer Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement that allows generic drug makers to produce affordable neo-coronary drugs for 95 low- and middle-income countries, following up on a similar initiative by Merck & Co.

Pfizer said in a statement Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that will license the experimental drug to generic drug makers once authorized by regulators, allowing it to be supplied to countries and regions that account for about 53 percent of the world's population. In addition to low- and lower-middle-income countries, the agreement includes a number of upper-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as countries that have shifted from low- to upper-middle-income status in the past five years, Pfizer and the Medicines Patent Alliance said.

Germany tightens vaccination measures in many places, restricts social activities of unvaccinated people

According to data from the German CDC, the incidence rate in Germany rose to 312.4 per 100,000 people in seven days as of 0:00 on the 16th, the highest for nine consecutive days. A number of German federal states have announced tightened epidemic prevention measures.

The governor of Baden-Württemberg, Kletchmann, announced that the state will implement the "2G" principle of "vaccinated, recovered" from 17 onwards, which means that unvaccinated people are basically excluded from public life. Kletchman said the state has reached an epidemic alert level due to a sharp increase in the occupancy of intensive care beds.

Philippines to Vaccinate Health Care Workers with New Crown Vaccine Booster Coxin Vaccine Recommended

The Philippines plans to give booster shots to health care workers who have completed two doses of the New Crown vaccine starting on the 17th, the Department of Health (DOH) said in a statement issued on the evening of the 15th, local time. In the statement, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said that based on the emergency use authorization approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the DOH recommends the use of Modena, Pfizer and Coxin vaccines as booster shots regardless of the vaccine previously administered. If the first two doses were administered with the Coxin vaccine, the Coxin vaccine is recommended as a booster.

Qinghai Xining stops sending mail and express mail from 32 medium and high-risk areas in China

Recently, Qinghai Xining Postal Administration supervised postal express enterprises to stop sending mail and express mail from 32 medium and high-risk areas in China to Xining and international mail and express mail, to intercept and isolate the mail and express mail already sent to Xining, to fully disinfect and seal them in place, to start the follow-up mechanism, to strengthen the disinfection, nucleic acid testing and disposal of sealed mail and express mail, and to effectively prevent the spread of the epidemic through mail and express mail channels. The epidemic was spread through the mail channel.

12 states sue Biden over health care workers' vaccine mandates

The Hill reported on Nov. 16 that 12 states are suing the Biden administration over a vaccine mandate for health care workers, saying it violates several federal laws.

The lawsuit, filed Nov. 15, alleges that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a vaccine mandate for health care workers that exceeds the agency's statutory authority and violates provisions of the Social Security Act related to the hiring and firing of health care workers. The lawsuit also alleges that the mandate violates the Spending Clause, the anti-commandeering doctrine, the Tenth Amendment, which protects states' rights, and various other federal laws.
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