235 million cases of corona .. and a threat to scientists who spoke about the disease

Corona Threats
Corona Threats

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has reached more than 235 million, since the disease appeared in China at the end of 2019.

And the deaths reached 4 million and 757 thousand cases, while more than 208 million people have recovered from the disease around the world.

In terms of vaccines, 47.5% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, 6.65 billion doses have been administered globally, and 20.44 million doses are now given every day.

Only 2.7% of people in low-income countries received at least one dose.

And the World Health Organization believes, taking into account the excess mortality rate directly or indirectly related to Corona, that the outcome of the epidemic may be two or three times greater than the officially announced outcome.

A large proportion of less serious cases or asymptomatic cases remain undetected despite the intensification of examinations in a large number of countries.

Based on recent reports, the countries that recorded the highest number of deaths in their daily tolls are the United States with 1,659 deaths, followed by Russia with 1,000 deaths, and Mexico with 525 deaths.

The United States is the country most affected in terms of deaths, with 721,567 and injuries with 44,768,043, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.

It is followed by Brazil with 602,099 deaths and 21,612,237 injuries, India with 451,814 deaths and 34,037,592 injuries, Mexico with 283,574 deaths and 3,744,574 injuries, and Russia with 221,313 deaths and 7,925,176 injuries.

Among the worst-affected countries, Peru has the highest death rate per population of 606 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bosnia (338), North Macedonia (331), Montenegro (320), Bulgaria (317) and Hungary (314).

And the health authorities in Russia announced, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, that Corona deaths crossed the threshold of a thousand, in the past 24 hours.

The number of injuries witnessed an unprecedented jump in the same period, as 33,208 injuries were recorded, according to what was reported by Russia Today.

Corona and hunger

With the continuing impact of the Corona epidemic on the world, our commitments to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty by 2030 are becoming more difficult, said Viorel Gutto, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Gutto added on the occasion of World Food Day, which is celebrated on October 16 of each year, that the Corona virus, “which is expected to last for a longer period, has exacerbated the effects of the factors causing hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity, as well as exacerbating the current situation.” .

He explained that “conflicts, climate variability, extreme events, economic instability and inequality in the amount of high income are the main drivers of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.”

Scientists’ threat

Some virologists who have spoken about the coronavirus in the international media are facing online harassment and violent reactions that have amounted to threats and attempts to kill each other.

And the medical journal “Nature” published the results of a survey of 321 scientists, who talked about “Covid-19” in the media, most of them from the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Germany. The results showed that they often received threats and were bullied. Only a third of the respondents experienced negative consequences for publicly speaking about Corona.

More than half of the respondents said that their credibility was questioned, after their appearance in the media. And 15 percent of them confirmed that they had received death threats.

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