Mumbai doctor dies of Covid

"May be last Good Morning. I may not meet you here on this platform," these were the last words of the 51-year-old senior medical officer from Sewri TB hospital, Dr. Manisha Jadhav, before she succumbed to Covid on Monday.

https://www.indiatoday.in/cities/mumbai/story/mumbai-doctor-coronavirus-death-1793322-2021-04-21?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=recirculation

India's halt to vaccine exports ‘very problematic’ for Africa

India stopped vaccine exports a month ago and, according to a Reuters report earlier on Tuesday, is now unlikely to resume major exports before October, dealing a major setback to the global COVAX initiative on which many poor countries rely.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indias-halt-to-vaccine-exports-very-problematic-for-africa/article34592632.ece

Japanese dies in India after Coronavirus infection, lack of vacant bed

NEW DELHI: A 48-year-old Japanese woman died in the Indian capital of New Delhi after novel coronavirus infection, Jiji Press learned Monday.

It is believed to be the first death of a Japanese person in India related to COVID-19, according to the Japanese embassy in New Delhi.

https://www.arabnews.jp/en/japan/article_45277/

India's COVID crisis hits global shipping industry hard

India is one of the biggest providers of seafarers for the shipping industry. But the nation's COVID wave has sparked travel curbs and restrictions on Indian crews, sending shipping firms scrambling to find replacements.

https://www.dw.com/en/india-covid-seafarers-shipping/a-57529998

Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus

 World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus that has killed five people in the country. 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/nris-in-news/prominent-indian-origin-virologist-in-south-africa-dies-from-coronavirus/articleshow/74923930.cms?from=mdr

Tanzanian diplomat dies of COVID-19 at Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment

A Tanzanian official has become the first foreign diplomat to die of COVID-19 pandemic in India.

The High Commission of Tanzania has announced that Col. Dr. Moses Beatus Mlula, Defence Adviser of Tanzania, died on April 28 at the Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tanzanian-diplomat-dies-of-covid-19-at-base-hospital-in-delhi-cantonment/article34469835.ece

As India’s COVID-19 disaster continues to unfold, Africans in the country are facing grim health risks and financial hardships, with uncertain prospects of when they will be able to return home.

For many Africans living in India, the situation is worrisome and even desperate.

The Indian healthcare system is stretched to its limit, as a second wave of COVID-19 infections has grown from around 15,000 new cases a day in early March to over 350,000 new cases daily by the first week of May.

Medical staff are overworked, and there are severe shortages of oxygen and beds. “All the hospitals are full, completely full,” says Dr. Mohamed Elfatih Mido, a Sudanese health advisor in Hyderabad. “You won’t get a bed. They will supply you oxygen on the floor.

On the floor,” he repeats with emphasis. “On the floor, you should take the oxygen. That’s how you’ll have to fight COVID-19.”

https://covid19africawatch.org/india-coronavirus-crisis-africans-hospitalized-and-dying/

Third Australian dies of Covid in India while caring for elderly parents

Sunil Khanna, 51, from Sydney’s west, died in New Delhi late in April. His brother is now desperately trying to bring their father to Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/19/third-australian-dies-of-covid-in-india-while-caring-for-elderly-parents

Meerut twins, 24, die hours apart after battling COVID-19

18 May 2021:

Meerut twins, 24, die hours apart after battling COVID-19

Joefred's twin Ralphred was undergoing treatment at the same hospital in Meerut.

Though he was not informed about his brother's death, the parents say he sensed something was wrong.

Ralphred died just hours later.

https://in.yahoo.com/news/meerut-twins-24-die-hours-092350283.html

Top Indian virologist quits government panel after airing differences

A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of scientific advisors set up by the government to detect variants of the coronavirus, he told Reuters on Sunday, weeks after questioning the authorities’ handling of the pandemic.

Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, declined to give a reason for his resignation.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/top-indian-virologist-quits-government-panel-after-airing-differences.html

Priya Punia loses her mother to Covid-19, pens down emotional tribute: Your memories will never be forgotten

Indian women's cricket team player Priya Punia on Tuesday revealed that her mother passed away and penned down an emotional tribute, saying she will never be able to accept her loss.

Punia further said that her mother was always her guide and kept her strong through thick and thin.

the post, Punia shared several pictures of her mother and urged her followers to follow the guidelines to protect the spread of coronavirus.

https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/priya-punia-loses-her-mother-to-covid-19-pens-down-emotional-tribute-1803993-2021-05-18

We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data

Demanding transparency from China — while acknowledging the important role of Chinese researchers in tackling the virus — is a nuanced and important task given the discouraging rise of anti-Asian sentiment over the past 18 months.

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-scientists-call-for-covid-19-origin-probe/a-57528583

Hospitals overwhelmed as Covid cases surge in Osaka

A surge in coronavirus cases in Japan is forcing exhausted medical workers to make “heartbreaking” decisions about treatment as healthcare services are close to being overwhelmed, medics have said.

In Osaka, at the centre of the country’s fourth wave of infections, hospital beds are almost at capacity and reports say an estimated 17,000 people with virus symptoms are being treated at home or waiting to be admitted to a medical facility.

In recent weeks more than a dozen have died before they could be hospitalised.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/14/hospitals-overwhelmed-as-covid-cases-surge-in-osaka

Sjuksköterska var smittad – patienter avled

Elva patienter smittades av covid-19 på en avdelning på Norrtälje sjukhus på mindre än tre veckor.

Två av dem avled och en blev svårt sjuk och behövde lång sjukhusvård.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/snabbkollen/sjukskoterska-var-smittad-patienter-avled

Tragedy! Sweden is a tragedy! Elva gånger fler coronadöda än Norge är ingen framgång

Jag tror inte att det var meningen, och det i sig säger en del, men det fanns en rejält märklig och stötande passus i statminister Löfvens tal till nationen den 22 november om coronaepidemin. ”Vi vet hur man ska göra för att platta till smittspridningskurvan. Vi har gjort det förr. Vi gjorde det i våras”, sa statsministern.

Förunderligt nog hade han mindre än en minut tidigare sagt: ”Låt oss komma ihåg att över 6 000 människor i Sverige redan har dött med covid-19.” När dessa rader publiceras, blott tio dagar efter Lövens tal, kan dödstalet tyvärr snarare beskrivas som närmare 7 000.

Kraftiga besvär för patienter som vårdats för covid-19

Hela 87 procent av de som vårdades på sjukhus för covid-19 och överlevde hade problem med sin dagliga tillvaro fyra månader efter utskrivning.

Det visar en stor studie som genomförts vid rehabiliteringsmedicinska kliniken på Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping. Studien inkluderar alla som sjukhusvårdades för covid-19 inom Region Östergötland våren 2020.

Bara 13 procent av de 433 intervjuade patienterna kände sig helt återställda fyra månader efter utskrivning, skriver regionen i ett pressmeddelande.

Mer än 40 procent hade kvarstående problem i sådan omfattning att det störde dagliga aktiviteter och livsföring, och lika många rapporterade en kvarstående försämring av sin hälsa jämfört med hur den var innan covid-19, säger Richard Levi, överläkare och professor, i pressmeddelandet.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/kraftiga-besvar-for-patienter-som-vardats-for-covid-19

Minst 16 000 långtidssjuka i covid – Cecilia, 40, har varit sjuk i över ett år

Läkaren Cecilia Chrapkowska, 40, har varit sjuk sedan mars förra året. – Jag kan inte gå längre än 20 meter utan att få bröstsmärtor. Om jag står upp längre än fem, tio minuter, blir jag svimfärdig, säger hon.

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/56xzRO/minst-16-000-langtidssjuka-i-covid--cecilia-40-har-varit-sjuk-i-ove

CDC reviewing Oregon woman’s death after Johnson & Johnson vaccination

The woman in her 50s received a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before administration of the vaccine was paused nationwide to review cases of potential rare blood clots.

The woman developed a serious blood clot and died within two weeks of receiving her shot.

https://www.opb.org/article/2021/04/22/cdc-review-oregon-death-johnson-johnson-vaccination/

Ny undersökning: Nästan alla smittade får symtom

I början av pandemin trodde Folkhälsomyndigheten och vissa experter att en stor andel av dem som smittas av coronaviruset inte får några symtom.

Nu tyder det mesta på att nästan alla som smittas blir sjuka på något sätt.

https://www.svd.se/ny-undersokning-nastan-alla-smittade-far-symtom

Nya riktlinjer: Hemtjänstpersonal får bättre skydd mot covid-19

Personal som jobbar i andra människors hem där det finns konstaterad eller misstänkt covid-19 ska få ha andningsskydd. Det står klart efter att Arbetsmiljöverket beslutat om nya riktlinjer. Att jobba i ett hem där någon drabbats av covid-19 innebär särskilda risker för att smittas av viruset. Till följd av detta har nu Arbetsmiljöverket beslutat att de som arbetar i andra människors hem, exempelvis hemtjänstpersonal och städare, där någon drabbats eller misstänks ha drabbats av viruset ska ha både visir och andningsskydd, som ger ett tätare skydd.

Det är en förändring jämfört med det krav på visir och munskydd som gäller i dag.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/nya-riktlinjer-hemtjanstpersonal-far-battre-skydd-mot-covid-19

The mayor of Toronto John Tory is an idiot! Canada is the country of idiots!

Covid livid: Canadian fury at leaders' holidays amid other people's misery More than a dozen politicians, political aides and public health figures have flouted their own advice to avoid foreign travel

It’s incredibly insulting to frontline workers, to people grieving the loss of loved ones and to those not able to see their families – whether they’re in hospital or not,” said one ICU nurse in the province of Alberta. “It’s tone-deaf to those who have lost their jobs, to businesses or those who are struggling to put food on their table.”

No wonder Canada is drowning with corrupt money and politicians named in paradise papers! These people are born idiots and they will die idiots! RIP canada!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/08/canada-coronavirus-travel-holiday-travel-scandals

 

Woman died from complications after receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine, family says

Anne VanGeest, 35, died April 19 at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Anne’s passing Anne (Annie), who was 35, was a loving mother, wife, sister and daughter,” according to a statement from her family provided Lambert, a Grand Rapids-based public relations firm that is providing its services to the family pro bono.

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2021/05/woman-died-from-complications-after-receiving-johnson-johnson-vaccine-family-says.html

Över 4 000 döda med covid i Indien

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/over-4-000-doda-med-covid-i-indienCoronainfernot:

Han dog på sjukhuset utan läkare

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/bnA6nv/coronainfernot-han-dog-pa-sjukhuset-utan-lakare

Brazil’s catastrophic management of COVID-19 threatens the entire world

Bolsonaro’s inability to curb the pandemic goes beyond creating a national tragedy – he has produced a global threat

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/brazil-bolsonaro-covid19-threatens-world/

WORKING IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS HOSPITALS DURING COVID-19

An illustrated story of corruption in Venezuela during a global pandemic

https://www.transparency.org/en/news/working-in-one-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-hospitals-during-covid-19

Covid-19 den tredje vanligaste dödsorsaken

Efter hjärt- och kärlsjukdomar och cancer så var covid-19 var den tredje vanligaste dödsorsaken i Sverige år 2020.

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/just-nu-presstraff-om-dodsstatistiken-i-sverige

Snabbtester införs på gymnasieskolor i Stockholm

Nu införs snabbtester på Stockholms samtliga kommunala gymnasieskolor för att upptäcka coronasmitta bland eleverna. Under två veckor har en försöksstudie pågått på tre skolor, där ett testteam kommit till skolan och provtagit elever med så kallade snabbtester.

Från och med tisdag kan alla kommunala gymnasieskolor i Stockholm som vill använda sig av det här testteamet.

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/snabbtester-infors-pa-gymnasieskolor-i-stockholm

Serbia in 'world first' as citizens offered €25 to have COVID vaccine

Serbia has promised to pay citizens the equivalent of €25 if they are vaccinated against COVID-19.

https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/05/serbia-in-world-first-as-citizens-offered-25-to-have-covid-vaccine

Utbredd smitta skapar oro inom skolan

Flera förskolor och skolor i Östergötland är hårt drabbade av covid-19 och det råder brist på både ordinarie personal och vikarier. Det visar den senaste regionala lägesbilden från Länsstyrelsen Östergötland.

De senaste veckorna har flera förskolor och skolor i Östergötland tvingats stänga eller ställa om verksamheten till distansundervisning på grund av smittspridningen.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/utbredd-smitta-skapar-oro-inom-skolan

The Covid disaster in India shows that the future is biological, not digital

(If you can teleport ppl the way they do in star trek then the future is digital)

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/30/opinions/covid-disaster-india-global-biological-future-nair/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/29/we-are-not-special-how-triumphalism-led-india-to-covid-19-disaster

Lockdown Brasil from head to toe!

In Brazil, from 3 January 2020 to 2:41pm CEST, 30 April 2021, there have been 14 521 289 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 398 185 deaths, reported to WHO

https://covid19.who.int/region/amro/country/br

Paraguay reports its largest number of coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic

COVID-19 infections are increasing in Paraguay, with 2,354 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 97% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on April 24.

https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/paraguay/

Situationen med coronaviruset i Chile

Det har också konstaterats fall av coronavirussmitta (COVID-19) i Chile. På grund av coronaviruset har Chile deklarerat 90 dagars katastroftillstånd fr.o.m. den 19.3.2020.

Katastroftillståndet har förlängts fyra gånger och det gäller för närvarande fram till den 30.6.2021.

 

https://um.fi/nyheter-om-coronaviruset/-/asset_publisher/GRSnUwaHDPv5/content/koronavirustilanne-chiless-c3-a4-viranomaisohjeiden-seuraaminen-t-c3-a4rke-c3-a4-c3-a4/384951

COVID-19 leaves high numbers of deaths and overwhelmed hospitals in Peru

According to WHO data, in the first week of April, Peru, with a population of around 33 million, reported an average of almost 10,000 new cases and 300 deaths per day.

The number of deaths represented an increase in excess of 50 per cent over the previous week. As a result, the country now suffers from the highest number of excess deaths in the world relative to population.

https://www.msf.org/coronavirus-covid-19-leaves-deaths-hospitals-overwhelmed-peru

Colombia sees record COVID deaths as cases surge

Colombia has seen a surge in coronavirus cases over the last few days, while deaths from COVID-19 have also reached an all-time high in the past week, with more than 400 people dying each day from the virus.

New coronavirus cases and variants have driven hospitals to the brink of collapse in cities like the capital Bogota and Medellin, where doctors have been forced to make life-and-death decisions about who is getting the last available ICU units.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/colombia-sees-record-covid-deaths-as-cases-surge/2221695

Colombia’s Health Ministry reported skyrocketing COVID-19 infections on Sunday as multiple cities are on lockdown to curb new outbreaks.

https://colombiareports.com/reported-covid-19-infections-in-colombia-skyrocket/

Chile has one of the world’s best vaccination rates. Covid is surging there anyway

Chile has endured a sharp uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, even with its world-renowned vaccine rollout and strict lockdowns in place for much of its 19 million inhabitants.

There have also been questions raised about vaccine efficacy, given Chile’s widespread use of CoronaVac, the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/19/covid-chiles-coronavirus-cases-hit-record-levels-despite-vaccine-rollout.html

Two die and more than 100 test positive in coronavirus outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India

(CNN)There has been a major coronavirus outbreak among US diplomatic staff in India with two locally employed staff dying and more than 100 people testing positive in recent weeks as the country struggles to cope with a dramatic surge of the deadly disease, two sources familiar with the situation told CNN.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/us-diplomatic-staff-coronavirus-india/index.html

Västernorrland har högst smittspridning i hela landet

Enligt Folkhälsomyndigheten har Västernorrland 1 335 anmälda fall per 100 000 invånare de senaste två veckorna, jämfört med 794 för riket som helhet.

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/vasternorrland-har-hogst-smittspridning-i-hela-landet

Bad country Irland! This country is a total disaster!

A University College Dublin (UCD) professor, who chairs the Eurosceptic Irish Freedom Party, has been asked to resign from a leading European Union scientific committee over online claims she made about the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an hour-long interview with a popular alt-right activist on May 10th, which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, Prof Dolores Cahill promised to “debunk the narrative” of the pandemic.

Lockdown and social distancing is not needed to stop the spread of the virus, she said. People who recover are then “immune for life” after 10 days and deaths and illnesses could have been prevented by extra vitamins, she claimed.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ucd-professor-asked-to-resign-from-eu-committee-over-covid-19-claims-1.4277698

After coronavirus vaccine failures, France laments the state of its biomedical R&D

On 25 January, as France’s third pandemic wave gathered force, Christophe d’Enfert, scientific director of the Pasteur Institute, appeared on national TV with a grim duty: explaining how the venerable institute, named after vaccine pioneer Louis Pasteur, had given up on its most advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Around the same time, French drug giant Sanofi said its own contenders were delayed—and that it would cut hundreds of French jobs. Today, France remains the only nation on the U.N. Security Council without a viable vaccine. To d’Enfert, it “brings into question our capacity not only to do very high-level fundamental research, but also to transform this into innovation.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/after-coronavirus-vaccine-failures-france-laments-state-its-biomedical-rd

French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine

French politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results. Researchers at the institute said clinical trials on its vaccine had shown it was less successful in combatting the virus than hoped.

It had been trying to adapt an existing vaccine used against measles, in partnership with the US company Merck.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/26/french-self-esteem-hit-after-pasteur-institute-abandons-covid-vaccine

Pasteur-institute-madagascar-admits-errors-in Covid-19 analysis

The Pasteur Institute in Madagascar is under fire from the Malagasy government after a number of false positives were found in samples submitted for Covid-19 testing. The government had the original samples retested, and only five positive cases were found. The Institute, which received the samples on 6 May, admitted that samples sent to its laboratory for analysis could have been contaminated.

It had originally announced that 67 cases were positive.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pasteur-institute-madagascar-admits-errors-161024354.html

Masslarm från skolan

Flest anmälda coronatillbud till Arbetsmiljöverket kommer från för- och grundskolan – långt fler än från vården, visar Aftonbladets granskning. Samtidigt ökar smittan bland unga.

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/0K8vlA/masslarm-fran-skolan--tusentals-anmalningar-om-corona

Covid mess

Public confidence in vaccine rollout hurt by AstraZeneca fears: Italian health official

https://www.macaubusiness.com/public-confidence-in-vaccine-rollout-hurt-by-astrazeneca-fears-italian-health-official/

Coronavirus mess, scandal contribute to right-wing defeats in Germany

Two legislators’ hands were caught deep in the cookie jar — contracts for supplying anti-virus face masks. It seems that they were moved so deeply by early shortages that they used their business connections, cultivated despite public service in the Bundestag, to arrange very lucrative deals from friendly producers. Friendly enough for little “Thank you” gestures for the sales — 250,000 euros for Nikolas Löbel, 35, CDU, and 660,000 for Georg Nüsslein, 52, CSU.

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/coronavirus-mess-scandal-contribute-to-right-wing-defeats-in-germany/

Dear governments of Canada and British Columbia, Do not screw this up.

Don’t screw up the lockdowns, don’t screw up the financial relief, don’t screw up when acquiring masks, or ordering untested vaccines, or re-opening schools, or during the second lockdowns. Don’t screw up, and let more of our loved ones get sick and risk death.

https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/columns/claxton-governments-do-not-mess-up-our-vaccinations/

1 dead, 1 seriously ill after getting AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot in Denmark

Two hospital workers in Denmark fell seriously ill after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to local reports. One of them has died.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/2021/03/20/1-dead-1-seriously-ill-after-getting-AstraZeneca-COVID-19-shot-in-Denmark/stories/202103200057

En undersköterska på ett äldreboende i Stockholmsområdet åtalas för framkallande av fara, rapporterar Aftonbladet.

En patient på undersköterskans avdelning ska ha avlidit i covid-19 under tiden som hon jobbade, men det är oklart vem som smittat patienten.

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/underskoterska-atalas-uppges-ha-jobbat-trots-positivt-coronatest

Ontario is a covid mess!

Vaccinations have been a mess in Ontario!

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2021/02/27/vaccinations-have-been-a-mess-in-ontario.html

The situation in Ottawa is the worst that it has been to date during this pandemic."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-simpler-rules-more-enforcement-1.5988144

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