Admission to America .. without exam! – Saudi News

The Covid-19 virus is still a concern for the world, despite the overwhelming joy that emerged from the US administration’s decision last night to require a Corona test 24 hours before going to the United States, to cancel. The decision will take effect from dawn today (Sunday). The repealed policy requires all air travelers entering the United States, including U.S. citizens, to undergo a negative test before boarding an aircraft. The US airline industry very much welcomed the decision; This means it can regain the vitality it has lost since the outbreak of the new Corona virus more than two years ago. Its leaders expected the decision to double the number of people coming to America. The examination policy was applied for the first time in January 2021. The New York Times reported yesterday (Saturday) that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will re-evaluate the situation within 90 days. And it quoted a health official as saying that the requirement to undergo the investigation could be re-imposed at any time when there were concerns about the emergence of a new virus strain.

Washington made this decision, despite the fact that the average number of his daily injuries was no less than 110 thousand during the past two weeks (109,875 injuries on Friday and 109,048 injuries on Saturday). Several countries are seeing a worrying increase in the number of new cases. Yesterday, the number of new infections in Germany reached 64,060. On Friday, its number in Australia reached 23,860 injuries, 21,554 injuries in Italy, 68,347 injuries on Thursday and 79,663 injuries on Friday in Taiwan. Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suffered a new setback, which is in fact tangible progress in efforts to address the health crisis represented by the outbreak of the global epidemic. Saudi Arabia has fallen one place in the list of countries in terms of the large number of new infections. As of Friday, it was the 77th place instead of the 76th to hold it for more than three weeks. In China, the 25 million residents of Shanghai have begun a new closure of a number of neighborhoods to enable the authorities to subject them to investigation, less than two months after the end of the quarry which lasted for about two months. the country’s second city was imposed. . The new closure will affect residents of 13 of Shanghai’s 16 districts. Their number in the neighborhoods affected by the decision is about 21 million. Neighborhoods in the Chinese capital, Beijing, are experiencing similar health restrictions, just weeks after inhaling the air of freedom.

Although Britain recorded 9,306 new injuries yesterday; Yesterday, The Guardian newspaper quoted scientists and analysts as warning that the country may be at the start of a third wave of viral outbreaks this year. She indicated that figures from the Office for National Statistics show a significant increase in the number of new cases in the counties of England and Northern Ireland, while the health picture is not entirely clear in the counties of Wales and Scotland. The office added that the reason for the new boom is the accelerated outbreak of BA.4 and BA.5 strains from the Omicron strain. He said the number of people surveyed and getting positive results reached 797,500 people in England during the week ending 2 June, and 27,700 people in Northern Ireland. The emergence of the Omicron (BA.1) strain in November 2021 led to the outbreak of epidemic waves in most parts of the world. This spring, Britain came across a strain closely related to Omicron, known as BA.2. Although BA.2 is currently declining; Its two strains, BA.4 and BA.5, dominate the health landscape there, spreading faster than their parent line (Omicron). British health officials have expressed particular concern about the risks of the BA.5 strain, which is spreading faster in Europe than BA.4 in Europe, particularly in Portugal and Germany. The UK government says that at the end of last May, BA.5 dominated about 14% of new infections, twice the number of new infections with the BA.4 strain.

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• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced (Friday) that Moderna’s vaccine, intended for children under the age of six, has been shown to be effective in preventing Covid-19 symptoms without causing any side effects. The government’s advisers are scheduled to meet next week to study the possibility of recommending the adoption of this vaccine for children aged 6 months to 17 years. The consultants will also consider a request from Pfizer and Biotech to give two doses of their vaccines to children under 5 years of age. Authorities have warned that Moderna’s vaccine for young children may need a booster dose to counteract any possible impairment of the efficacy of its doses in this group of children.

British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said yesterday it was working to offer a vaccine it created against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to monitoring bodies in countries around the world, after data from the third phase of clinical trials proved that it is effective in combating. this virus that kills young children and the elderly. The nature of the composition of this virus and concerns about the safety of vaccines have hindered the development of an effective vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus since its discovery in 1956. The company said that its new vaccine was very effective in people older than 60. years.

Yesterday, the European Union Medicines Agency concluded that two vaccines based on messenger RNA technology (Moderna and Pfizer-Biontech) do not cause menstruation in women to disappear. The agency explained that menopause occurs due to several reasons, including medical conditions, stress and stress, in addition to infection with Covid-19. A woman is diagnosed with amenorrhea if her period is interrupted for 90 days or more.

The good news is that the creation of an updated version of Moderna’s anti-Covid-19 vaccine has given rise to great hope that a person will suffice with one booster dose each year to increase the number of antibodies in his immunity. increases, enough to set him against the Omicron strain, and from the original version of the Corona virus the new. Paul Burton, chief scientist at Moderna, said yesterday that the updated vaccine has increased the number of antibodies by about eightfold, so that one booster dose of it is enough to protect an individual throughout the year. The new vaccine, called mRNA1273.214, contains 25 micrograms of components of Moderna’s regular vaccine, and 25 micrograms of a vaccine that specifically targets Omicron. The company said people who received the new vaccine had seen an eight-fold increase in the number of antibodies in their blood against Omicron.

Statistics released by the Russian Statistical Agency (Friday) showed that the number of Corona deaths in Russia since the outbreak of the Corona virus in April 2020 has reached 812 127 deaths. The government agency indicated that 11,583 people died of COVID-19 in April 2022. Russia recorded more than 986,000 additional deaths during the period from April 2020 to April 2022, compared to the death rate during the period 2015-2019.

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