Coronavirus today | COVID-19 infection can be an occasional trigger of Guillain-Barré syndrome

A total of 86,085 people have died by Coronavirus in Spain since the start of the pandemic, according to the data of the Ministry of Health, which has communica

Coronavirus today |
 COVID-19 infection can be an occasional trigger of Guillain-Barré syndrome

A total of 86,085 people have died by Coronavirus in Spain since the start of the pandemic, according to the data of the Ministry of Health, which has communicated on Wednesday 102 more deaths in the last 24 hours and 2,840 new positive, which raises the total number of contagions about 5 million people. Likewise, 76.3% of the population (36,184,677 people) has already received the complete vaccination guideline against COVID-19 and 79% a dose (37,508,658 people). Autonomous communities are prepared at the possibility of vaccination to children between 5 and 12 years.

Total figures: 4,940,824 cases of Coronavirus confirmed with diagnostic test of active infection; There have been 86,085 dead with a positive test to September 22.

Israel will not allow teachers without vaccinating against the Coronavirus and who refuse to present a negative test Accep with school centers and penalize them with the withdrawal of salary, reports EFE announced today from the Ministry of Education.

The Government Decision extends to all school personnel who do not follow these requirements, will consider "absent" workers and teachers will not be able to give classes remotely.

The director of Coronavirus of the Ministry of Health, Nachman Ash, warned today that most of the hospitalized have not received any doses of the vaccine and are those that "are stressing" hospital capacity.

Health now reported almost six thousand new cases and more than 700 gravity patients, which in recent weeks have been limited to those not vaccinated, which represent around 10% of the population.

Euskadi has registered this past Wednesday 120 new contagions of Covid-19, which is ten less than in the previous day, according to Europe Press of the latest data provided by the Basque Department of Health.

The rate of positive at 1.8%, while the incidence accumulated in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants follows the descending trend and is situated in 104 cases. Also reduced to 104 plant patients, six less than the previous day, and the 49 entered in the UCIs of Basque Hospitals are maintained.

Continuing with the downward trend, the rate of positive cases accumulated in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants has dropped more than five points on the last day and is placed for all Euskadi in 104,06 cases (it was 109.29 on Tuesday).

The data of evolution of the pandemic by Coronavirus indicates an increase in the active cases of the disease on Thursday, with five more than yesterday, until 131, although other indicators continue to fall, as the 14-day accumulated incidence, which is left in 61, 27 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (about three points less than yesterday), or hospital pressure, with four less admitted.

That, on a day when, again, there have been no deaths by Covid-19 in the region. In this way, since the pandemic began, a total of 822 people have died of the disease, 324 of them residents of senior centers in the autonomous community, reports Europa Press.

The Government of Castilla-La Mancha is going to publish this midnight in the Official Gazette of Castilla-La Mancha (DOCM) the decree that, among other measures, eliminates aslems in public spaces and schedules in hospitality establishments - Where authorizes the Use of bars and tables in its entirety - allows dance activities in nightlife premises, as well as congresses and meetings, and the presence of public in sports activities whenever staying sitting, reports Europa Press.

The counselor of Health, Jesús Fernández Sanz, has been in charge of explaining this new decree, which maintains the use of the mask when the security distance can not be maintained as established by the law, and that it has been possible, has remarked, thanks to The vaccination figures reached in the region - more than 1,520,000 people from the 1,808,000 vaccinable have already received the full guideline in the autonomous community - and the low incidence of contagion, currently "well below one".

An Extraordinary Government Council has approved this Decree, whose content will come into force with its publication at 0.00 hours of this Friday, and with which "we can approach in a way to relate closest to normality," said Fernández Sanz, He has insisted, however, in "continuing to have the responsibility that we have shown up here" in front of the pandemic.

An international scientific research has concluded that the SARS-COV-2 virus can infect and expand better in the respiratory tract thanks to lectins, some molecules present in the membrane of some cells of the immune system.

The conclusions of the study, led by the San Francisco VIR Biotechnology Research Center and in which the Irsicaixa Institute and the Animal Health Research Center (CRESA) of the Agricultural Institute of Research and Technology (IRTA) have been published In Nature magazine, reports EFE.

The work has demonstrated the influence of the lectins at the entrance of SARS-COV-2 to target cells and, therefore, in the dissemination of the infection caused by this virus, thus showing one of the mechanisms employed by this coronavirus To expand more easily in the respiratory tract.

The results also suggest that lectins can modulate the capacity of the antibodies to block the virus and thus avoid the infection, a discovery that must be taken into account when designing future therapeutic strategies with monoclonal antibodies.

In order to be able to infect, the SARS-COV-2 must be joined to a protein located on the outside of the host cell, called ACE2, which acts as a virus receptor and allows its entry.

Adolescents aged 12 to 19 reach 64.3% with a complete vaccination pattern and already exceed young people from 20 to 29 years at three points (61.3%), according to EFE of the data updated by the Department of Health .

With a 71.5% population with double pawn after having administered 10.8 million vaccines, the campaign enters a new phase in Catalonia, leaving behind the mass vaccination points to go to community strategies that serve to reach the population Young and vulnerable citizens, where more is costing to penetrate.

Vaccination does not raise head in Catalonia, where this last week has been punctured by 32% of Vaccines against Covid less than the previous one and only 13,119 doses inoculated this past Wednesday.

This low demand, added to an error in the projections of the Department of Health for this September, has led to expiration 69,129 doses.

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) hopes to decide at the beginning of October on the possible use of a reinforcement dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-Biontech, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

It will be the first decision of the EU drug regulator on the reinforcements, the source said, after the United States Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, a third dose of Pfizer for those over 65, all people with High risk of serious illness and others that are exposed regularly to the virus.

"The decision of EMA on the third dose of Pfizer is expected by the beginning of October," said the source, which declined to be appointed due to the delicateness of the matter.

The EU regulatory body said on September 6 that had begun to evaluate the data presented by Pfizer and Biontech for a reinforcement dose that should be administered six months after the second dose in people aged 16 or older.

This year there will be no party in Stockholm and the award-winners will receive their medals and diplomas of the Nobel Prize in their countries of origin, the Nobel Foundation informed on Thursday.

"I think everyone would like the Covid-19 pandemic to end, but we are not there yet," said the Nobel Foundation in a statement.

Last year the traditional festivities were also replaced by a mainly digital celebration while the pandemic was ravages in Europe and the rest of the world.

Galicia starts autumn with a decrease in the indicators of the pandemic by reducing 53 the new contagions of Covid-19 - a thirty less than the previous day - at 62 the patients hospitalized -17 less-and 1,677 active cases -142 less-. In addition, the rate of positivity goes down to 1.78%

It is reduced to 19 people hospitalized in UCI by the Covid-efficient less- and 43 those found in other units -13 minus-, according to Europe Press updated by the Sanidida Foreseery this Thursday, with records until 18 , 00 on Wednesday. The hospital pressure is relieved in the seven Galician sanitary areas.

All the Health Centers of Aragon have begun on Thursday to vaccinate against the Coronavirus without a previous appointment in an attempt to capture the undecided. It is one of the strategies of health counseling to immunize the 150,000 people likely to be vaccinated and that are reluctant, reports Javier Ortega from Zaragoza ..

In total, about 300,000 Aragonese, including children under 12 years of age are unavailable for those who are not authorized. Groups between 25 and 40 years have been the most reluctant to receive the vaccine, since 75% coverage have been around, when at least 83% have been exceeded in the rest, even 100 % in some of them.

In addition, the "active collection" program includes the shipment of 200,000 text messages, to all people of the health system that have not been vaccinated and to all those who have put on the first dose but not the second. A vaccination point will also be established in some companies, at the moment in thirteen of the fourteen with more employees of Aragon.

Aragón Roza and the two million doses administered and nine out of 10 Aragonese in 'vaccinable age' has received at least one dose, and 86% have the full guideline.

This, according to the data of the Aragonese Government, has avoided 1,300 deaths, 172 income at ICU and 1,800 hospitalizations during the present wave. The Health Counselor, Sira Repollés, said that "it is a fact that we have to serve us to know what we have achieved with vaccination and continue to insist on the need for all people to get vaccinated with the complete pattern."

A new research at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), in the Netherlands, has discovered that an infection by Covid-19 can cause Guillain-Barré's syndrome, as its authors published in Brain magazine, collects Europe Press.

Since the beginning of 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the whole world, either by direct contagion or its social and economic consequences. In addition to the well-known serious respiratory signs and the risk of long-term complications, researchers and public health officials have also reported central and peripheral neurological complications.

Guillain-Barré's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which a person's immune system attacks nerves, causing muscle weakness and, sometimes, paralysis. It can last for weeks or several years and it is a relatively rare disease, but it can be serious.

It is triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection. Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors have reported over 90 diagnoses of Guillain-Barré after possible infection by Covid-19. However, it is not clear whether Covid-19 is another possible infectious trigger or if the notified cases are coincident.

Using an international collection of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome known as the international study of SGB (or IGOS) results, researchers studied patients from January 30 to May 30, 2020. During this period they added to Study about 49 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome from China, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

In this cohort study, 22% of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome included during the first 4 months of the pandemic had a previous infection by Covid-19. All these patients were over 50 years old and often (65%) had facial paralysis (64%) and a demyelinating form of the SGB. COVID-19 infection can precede Guillain-Barré's syndrome in rare cases

The Health Counsel of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has ensured that the latest data in the COVID-19 region show a "sensation of control", which indicates that the tendency "will continue to fall" thanks to the number of vaccinates In the Community of Madrid.

This has been stated in an interview in Telemadrid, collected by Europe Press, where he explained that more than 85% of the target population has the full guideline and 89.4% has received a dose, which "suggests" that they will reach the 90% of vaccinates if they continue with groups that are missing.

Escudero has indicated that he shares the vision of the President, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, on which the Madrid model must be "reference" for the rest of the world as they have raised "combining" health and economy to give assistance, having control and Keep the places safe, according to the epidemiological situation.

"The data has endorsed our strategy, daily monitoring in knowing where it occurs and in what economic areas helped us to make decisions, we have been a sanitary model thanks to the basic areas and we can say it because the data has allowed us to have control without Close, "he said.

The German health authorities are planning new rules under which unvaccinated workers will not receive compensation for salary loss if measures against coronavirus force them to be quarantined, according to a project posed by the Ministry of Health.

The rules would come into force no later than October 11, according to a draft. Germany will put an end to the pay for quarantine to unavailable workers

The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, asked the doctors of the police and the army to strengthen the Hospitals of Manila where it is about Coronavirus sick at the high rate of infection between health personnel.

The president said, during a televised appearance last night with a group of advisers to combat the pandemic, which at least five hospitals in the capital and annex provinces have reached their maximum capacity of patients.

In these centers, there are also around 400 health personnel workers have been infected with the COVID-19, which reduces the ability to respond, Duterte said.

To alleviate this lack of assistance, President Filipino urged the different bodies of the authorities to "prepare human resources" to help in case necessary in the fight against pandemic since the first line.

The overnight stays in hotel establishments rose 30% in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period of 2020 in a context marked by the impact of the pandemic of Coronavirus on the tourism sector.

Only in August the overnight stays in Spanish hotels exceeded 34.4 million, which means multiplying for more than two (+ 103.8%) those carried out in the same month of 2020, according to Europe Press of Institute data National statistics (INE).

In response to the origin, overnight stays of travelers residing in Spain, which represent 56.8% of the total, increased by 62.5% at an annual rate, while those of foreigners tripled (+ 205.9%).

If the August of August of this year is compared with the same month of 2019, without pandemic, overnight stays in hotel establishments show a decrease of 26.7%, due exclusively to the decline of overnights performed by foreigners (-48.3% ), since those of Spaniards increase by 7.4%, above, therefore, of the prepandemic levels, something that occurred in the month of July.

The average stay increased in August 15.8% over the same month of 2020, standing at 3.3 overnight overnights by traveler.

The contagions by Covid-19 continue the descending trend in Navarra and have been located in the last hours below the score, with 18 cases accounted for, according to EFE of the provisional data of the Forum Government.

In the preceding days, the positives by Coronavirus were 25 and 26 with a rate of positivity of 1.3%.

In Cascante and in the Pamplonés neighborhood of San Juan, two cases have been detected in each and in the rest of the localities where there have been only one registered one.

The Government President, Pedro Sánchez, has defended that "fast and universal" access to vaccines against Coronavirus, "regardless of the level of income of citizens" as a "indispensable" condition to begin postpandemic economic recovery, Informs Europe Press.

Sánchez has participated in New York in the high-level panel making our common agenda a reality: actions to achieve equality and inclusion, convened by the president of the Government, the presidents of Costa Rica and Sierra Leone and the Prime Minister of Sweden, who It is carried out within the framework of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

In this Forum Sánchez has pointed out that Spain already has more than 75% of the vaccinated population. "The success of the Spanish vaccination campaign is based on universal access to the public health system, one of the main tools to ensure inclusion and equal opportunities in any society," said the president. Sánchez resorts to the volcano, to Covid and Afghanistan to claim at the UN "Solid States"

The Chinese company for Vaccine Development Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise plans to start a great trial of its Covid19 candidate vaccine in Nasal Spray, as follows from a register of clinical trials, reports Reuters.

The company aims to recruit 40,000 adult participants for the Phase III clinical trial, according to an entry published in the China Clinical Trials Registry on Wednesday.

Adults will receive two doses of Beijing Wantai's candidate vaccine or a placebo vaccine with a two-week interval, they said.

South Korean authorities have warned people who return from their vacations that are tested even to detect the mildest symptoms of type COVID-19, especially before joining work, amid a new increase in coronavirus cases in The capital and its surroundings.

The country, which leads to a fourth wave of infections since the beginning of July, will reduce the meetings allowed during the Chuseok vacation week (a great festival of the harvest and festival that extends for three days) to two people After 6 o'clock in the afternoon in the metropolitan area of Seoul.

The leaders of developing countries warned this week to the UN General Assembly that the hoarding vaccines against Covid-19 by rich countries leaves the door open to the appearance of new variants of coronavirus, even when infections They already increase in many places.

The Philippines warned of a "drought of vaccines caused by man" in poor countries, Peru said that international solidarity had failed and Ghana lamented vaccine nationalism. The head of the United Nations described as "obscenity" the unequal distribution of Vaccines COVID-19, resume Reuters.

The medical director of England, Chris Whitty, has declared that the transmission of the Covid-19 was higher in children aged 12 to 15, and that almost all unvaccinated children would be infected at some point, reports Reuters.

Although it is likely that about half of the children have already had Covid-19, he said, protection can decrease and a vaccination program would be less disturbing for schools than if the children were infected.

A new study suggests that the virus that causes the COVID-19 could be improving its ability to travel through the air. The researchers discovered that patients infected with the alpha variant of the virus - the dominant strain that circulated when the study was performed - launched into the air between 43 and 100 times more virus than people infected with the original version of the coronavirus. Part of this was due to the fact that patients infected with alpha had higher amounts of viruses in nasal and saliva swabs.

However, the amount of exhaled virus was 18 times greater than it could be explained by the greatest viral burdens, according to Reuters of a report published in Clinical Infectious Designs.

The researchers also discovered that the lickful facial protectors carrying patients with mild VOCID-19 can reduce the amount of particles charged with viruses in the surrounding air by approximately 50%.

The Chinese pharmaceutical Clover Biopharmaceuticals announced that it has developed a vaccine whose trials show an efficacy of 79% when it comes to protecting the patient of complications of any severity caused by the Delta variant of SARS-COV-2, reports EFE from local media.

Likewise, the pharmaceutical - which provides for providing 414 million doses to the Covax program - said the vaccine, called SCB-19 and protein-based, is effective at 92% and 59% against Gamma and MU variants, respectively.

The general effectiveness against complications of any severity caused by the coronavirus in any of the three variants analyzed was 67%.

According to Clover, it is the first vaccine that shows a general effectiveness against these three variants.

When preventing a hospitalization due to serious complications derived from SARS-COV-2 in any of these three variants, an efficacy of 100% was achieved, the pharmaceutical said.

The study was funded by the coalition for the promotion of innovations for the preparedness before Epidemia (CEPI), an organization that contributed 328 million dollars (280 million euros) to carry it out.

CEPI is a member of GAVI, the Global Alliance for Public-Private Vaccines that participates together with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Covax Project, which pursues an equitable distribution of vaccines worldwide.

The streets of Melbourne were largely quiet this Thursday after three days of protests against confinement, with hundreds of police officers patrolling in the city, in which the previous day there were 200 arrests, to avoid other manifestation. The police and unions said extremist and extreme right groups have joined the demonstrations.

A vaccination center at Melbourne's City Hall was closed after several of his employees were attacked physically and verbally when they were going to work, reports Reuters from authorized sources.

The cases of Coronavirus in Victoria reached a daily record by reporting on Thursday of 766 new cases acquired locally, exceeding its previous pandemic daily maximum of 725 reached on August 5, 2020, and four new deaths. The neighbor New South Wales reported 1,063 new contagions, compared to 1,035 of the previous day, and six new deaths.

The executive director of Moderna, Stéphane Bansel, believes that Coronavirus pandemic could end up in a year, since the increase in vaccine production guarantees the world supply, according to Reuters of his statements to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zercher Zeitung.

"If the expansion of the production capabilities of the entire industry is taken into account in the last six months, in the middle of the next year there should be enough dose so that all the inhabitants of the Earth can be vaccinated. The reinforcements should also be Possible as necessary, "he declared the newspaper in an interview. Soon you can even vaccinate babies, he said.

"Those who do not vacve will be immunized naturally, because the delta variant is very contagious. In this way, we will reach a situation similar to that of influenza. You can get vaccinated and have a good winter. Or do not you do it and you rise to get sick and possibly end up in the hospital. "

Asked if that means a return to normal in the second semester of next year, he said: "As of today, in a year, I suppose."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, English), authorized this Wednesday a third dose of the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine for those over 65 and also for the higher at risk of health or specially exposed to The Covid-19, the director of the organism, Janet Woodcock said in a statement. US approves the third dose of Pfizer for over 65 years and workers specially exposed

Minister Carolina Darias has said this Wednesday that "it has no record" of the number of Vaccines against La Covid who have expired in Spain, although it has admitted that some "upcoming to expire" have begun to be used in the last built-in collectives, such as The immunosuppressed.

At a press conference after the Interiorritorial Health Council and in reference to the announcement of Catalonia who has reported that it has almost 70,000 expired vaccines, the minister has admitted that "losing vaccines is not pleasant" and explained that, at this time, He works in "Quarter the logistics of the vaccines that are in a refrigerator to continue inoculating", preferably to the new groups, which are the first recipients.

Darias has insisted that it has no data from other communities on expired vaccines and has put in value that 69.5 million doses and "commendable" work of the "overturned" autonomies are already inoculated in capturing the collectives and etical groups that still lack.

At the press conference, Darias has also referred to hypothetical second dose of Janssen and the extension of third doses to other groups, such as those over 80 years old.

The Health Holder has commented that this matter is the subject of "permanent evaluation" by the presentation of vaccines and, therefore, is waiting to make a proposal.

Thirteen communities have begun to inoculate this week the additional dose of the Vaccine against the Covid-19 to the elderly in residences, after its approval last week by the Ministry of Health and the Autonomies, while five other are finalizing the details to begin to do it soon.

At 297,905 major residents in the senior centers in Spain, according to IMSERSO data, are being administered by Pfizer or modern sera.

In addition to residents, the additional dose has begun to inject patients in hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, in cancer treatment, over 40 years with Down syndrome and patients with oncohematological disease in chemotherapy treatment or radiotherapy.

Since its approval, many communities have begun to administer that reinforcement dose in the higher centers, as is the case of Andalusia, which has 19,380 residents, Aragon (15,504), Baleares (4,284), Catalonia (47,626), Cantabria ( 5,765), Valencian Community (20,317), Extremadura (13,851), Madrid (41.227), Murcia (4,811), Basque Country (15,939), Navarra (5,442), Ceuta (172) and Melilla.

In addition, Castilla y León will start tomorrow to supply the third dose in residences and Galicia plans to do so before it finishes this week. For its part, Castilla-La Mancha will do so next Monday, September 27.

Other communities such as La Rioja, Asturias and Canarias, which have begun to inoculate serum to patients with immunosuppression problems, have communicated that people in residences will receive the additional dose soon.

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 07:26

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