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1. British experts: To achieve herd immunity, you have to withstand 8-10 waves of virus attacks
According to British media reports, the World Health Organization (WHO Professor Anthony Costello, the former UK director, warned that the UK would have to face 8 to 10 waves of coronavirus attacks to achieve so-called herd immunity. In that case, the death toll and economic consequences will be catastrophic.
In mid-March, before the government’s lockdown measures were introduced, Sir Patrick Valance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, said that approximately 40 million people in the UK may be infected with the coronavirus to enhance “herd immunity” To prevent the disease from recurring in the future. Sir Patrick at the time supported Boris Johnson not following other European countries to close schools and banThe decision to stop mass gatherings.
But last Friday, Professor Costello, the global health chair of University College London, will severely criticize the government’s strategy to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He will report to the Special Committee on Health and Social Care. provide evidence.
He said that if extensive testing is not carried out and relying solely on blockade, the UK will face waves of coronavirus until the vaccine is discovered. He said that a study in the Netherlands must cause serious concern in the United Kingdom, because the study showed that as of the end of April, only 3% of Dutch people had gained immunity, when the country’s epidemic was already at its peak. This study in the Netherlands shows that antibody levels in the community are very low. If this research and findings are confirmed, it will raise concerns about Britain’s ability to fight the coronavirus.
He said"If the latest model is correct, we will not get herd immunity. Only after another 8 to 10 waves of virus can we get herd immunity. In that case, the consequences will be catastrophic."
2. Fewer NHS personnel participated in virus testing than expected
The British Minister of Health said that the NHS The number of people coming for coronavirus testing is “lower than expectedPeriod.” Because of this, the government can extend the test scope to other public sector employees today. The government is studying whether it should test asymptomatic National Health Service (NHS) workers.
He said "The asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is one of its new features. It is not typical of the coronavirus and is one of the most troublesome factors that have caused this epidemic to be so severe worldwide. "
3. The UK’s NHS has more than 2,700 spare key beds
The Minister of Health Matt Hancock said, "As of this morning, we There are also 2769 spare emergency care beds.” He also said that the NHS Nightingale project is a “key aspect” to ensure that the NHS is not overwhelmed.
He said that the government’s plan to fight the epidemic , There are six parts: social distance; constructionEstablish NHS capabilities; equipment supply; testing, tracking and tracing cases; treatment; protection of vulnerable groups.
4. British media pay attention to the international epidemic situation
In recent days, the epidemic situation in various countries around the world has also attracted the attention of British media.
British media reported that according to a new report from Imperial College London, even under the best circumstances, 300,000 people in Africa may die from the coronavirus. virus. Research by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa warns that in the worst case scenario, if no measures are taken, 3.3 million people may die in Africa and 1.2 billion people may be infected. Even under the best circumstances, with strict social distancing, there may be more than 122 million infected people on the African continent. Either situation will overwhelm Africa's fragile and underfunded health system.
As of last weekFifth, there have been more than 18,000 confirmed cases of the virus on the African continent. Experts say that the epidemic in Africa is several weeks later than in Europe, but the growth rate seems surprisingly similar. Dr. Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said that Central Africa and West Africa are becoming hot spots for the coronavirus. Of the 17 African countries with more than 100 cases, 11 are in West Africa and Central Africa.
According to the Moscow-based Interfax News Agency, the number of coronavirus cases in Russia has surged in the past 24 hours, confirming 4,069 new infections. Currently, the number of cases in Russia has reached 32,007.
British media said that the ICU beds in Mumbai have been used up. Public hospitals in Mumbai have run out of beds in the intensive care unit (ICU), which has led to a surge in people’s concerns about the coronavirus and other possible problems.Avoid fear of death. There are about 22 million people in Mumbai, but it has only 200 intensive care unit beds.
In Mumbai, more than 2,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, and the number of cases has doubled in the past 6 days.
According to a study in the "Journal of Critical Care Medicine", before the outbreak of the coronavirus, intensive care unit beds across India were considered to be in severe shortage, with only 2.3 beds per 100,000 people. In contrast, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the UK has 6.6 beds per 100,000 people and Germany has 29.2 beds per 100,000 people.
In Europe, some European countries are preparing to relax the confinement restrictions.
Austria will allow thousands of stores to reopen on April 14, becoming one of the first countries in Europe to relax the blockade. Shopping malls, large shops and barber shops will beOpened on May 1st.
The Bulgarian Parliament voted on April 6 to relax some restrictions and sanctions, allow farmers’ markets to reopen, and reduce fines for certain activities.
Czech stores will reopen on April 20, larger stores will open on May 11, and restaurants and shopping centers will resume operations on June 8.
The Danish government stated on April 17 that certain small businesses, such as hairdressers, beauty salons and driving schools, will be allowed to reopen on April 20. This week, the government began to reopen daycare centers and schools, which is the first step to gradually relax the confinement.
Germany will allow some stores to reopen next week, and schools and barber shops will partially reopen on May 4. However, the social distancing regulations will last until May 3.
Norway gradually relaxes restrictions. Kindergarten will reopen on April 20, and the school will start one week for grades one to fourReopen afterwards. The ban on barber shops and makeup salons will also be lifted in April.
Poland will reopen parks and forests from April 20, and relax restrictions on the number of shops. Plan to further relax the blockade every week or two.
The author also noticed that many people in the UK are also concerned about when to relax control. The author believes that there are still 4,000 to 5,000 new cases every day in the UK. It is really too early to talk about relaxing control!
I hope the epidemic will pass soon! I wish the relatives and compatriots far away well-being!
According to the data released by the British Ministry of Health, the British epidemic on April 17 was as follows:
As of 9 am on April 17, 438 991 had been completed There were 21 328 tests conducted on April 16. 341,551 people were tested, 108692 of them tested positiveSex. 13943 people were tested in one day.
As of 5 pm on April 16, 14,576 of the patients hospitalized in the UK who tested positive for the coronavirus had died.
I. Overall situation
Total: 108692 cases (the same below) (103093 the day before)
New addition: 5599 ( The day before 4,618)
Death: 14576 (13729 the day before) Add 847
Second and four major regions
England 83,474, deaths 13,133
Northern Ireland 2,338, deaths 158
Scotland 7,409, death 779
Wales 6,645, death 506
3. Situation in key areas
East Midlands 4,780
East of England 6,859
North East 4,957
North West 12,687
South East 11,471
South West 4,222
West Midlands 8,718
Yorkshire and The Humber 6,254
Four. Details of each region
Barking and Dagenham 371
Bath and North East Somerset 156
Blackburn with Darwen 204
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 281
Bracknell Forest 143
Brighton and Hove 268
Bristol, City of 413
Central Bedfordshire 335
Cheshire East 506
Cheshire West and Chester 497
City of London 13
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 360
County Durham 829
East Riding of Yorkshire 300
East Sussex 396
Hammersmith and Fulham417
Herefordshire, County of 129
Isle of Wight 58
Kensington and Chelsea 389
Kingston upon Hull, City of 201
Kingston upon Thames 330
Milton Keynes 344
Newcastle upon Tyne 670
North East Lincolnshire 89
North Lincolnshire 154
North Somerset 141
North Tyneside 356
North Yorkshire 564
Redcar and Cleveland 202
Richmond upon Thames 304
South Gloucestershire 247
South Tyneside 277
St. Helens 427
Stockton-on -Tees 225
Telford and Wrekin 147
Tower Hamlets 535
Waltham Forest 606
West Berkshire 188
West Sussex 735
Windsor and Maidenhead 166
Ayrshire and Arran 536
Dumfries and Galloway 209
Forth Valley 431
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 1794
Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 6
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
This information is compiled by "Shenzhou Comics".
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