200 million is a huge number.
However, with the 200 millionth case of coronavirus infection recorded in the world, the number of people in Germany, France, and Spain, which exceeds the combined population, is a daunting number, and how much the virus affects humankind. I don’t know if it’s embedded.
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Following the surge in the number of cases, a crowd of people came to the emergency room. And after a few weeks, the death toll usually surged. According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, it took more than a year to reach 100 million pandemics, more than six months to double it, and the world exceeded 200 million on Wednesday. rice field. ..
The number of people killed by the virus is also staggering.
Official figures show that more than 614,000 people have died in the United States, 558,000 in Brazil and 425,00 in India. Mexico has recorded more than 240,000 deaths and Peru has recorded nearly 200,000. The United Kingdom, Colombia, France, Italy and Russia each have recorded more than 100,000 deaths. As of Wednesday, the world’s casualties were around 4.25 million, a serious underestimate given the inconsistencies in how countries record Covid’s deaths, experts say.
With the advent of delta variants, which are believed to be about twice as infectious as the original version originally detected in Wuhan, China, as the coronavirus continues to discover new hosts globally. , Fuel has been added to unprecedented fires. I stopped my anger.
In just one week from July 19th to 25th, Nearly 4 million cases were recorded By World Health Organization — 8 percent jump from last week.
69,000 Covid deaths were recorded during the week due to a large number of new infections in vaccinated and unvaccinated countries.
Despite blockages, travel restrictions, mask obligations, business closures, social distances, and fundamental changes in personal behavior, the virus continues to find ways to spread.
In some countries, such as Australia, geographical isolation and strict blockades have helped keep cases low. But given the rise of delta variants, that may not be possible. And the government is facing increasingly angry protests while trying to force a blockade on a tired population and struggling businesses.
However, in the last six months, the calculations for measuring momentary risk have become more complex. In many places, increasing cases alone cannot predict floods of highly ill people.
In countries where vaccines are scarce, the pandemic calculation remains the same. Indonesian authorities reported about 57,000 new cases a day in mid-July. This is seven times higher than it was a month ago, the highest since the pandemic began. Twelve days later, more than 2,000 people died in one day, and the country now has nearly 100,000 deaths in Covid-19.
But in a lucky and affluent country with adequate vaccine supplies, public health officials are watching how the high-dose campaign has severely cut the link between case numbers and pressure on the health system.
In the UK, where almost all legal restrictions on social interactions ended on July 19, nearly 75% of people over the age of 18 have been completely vaccinated and the virus has so far run out of fuel. There are signs of hope. After the surge in June and early July, the number of new infections has declined by two weeks.
In the United States, more than 90 million people are eligible for shots that don’t have shots, so experts warn that an increase in cases this winter is inevitable.
“I don’t think there will be a blockade,” said Dr. Anthony S. Forch, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday. “I think there are a good percentage of people in this country, not enough to control the outbreak, but enough to prevent us from falling into the situation last winter. But things get worse. Will do. “
The spread of the virus among vaccinated people is being monitored intensively around the world, and many remain unknown. Is there a difference in breakthrough infections depending on which vaccine is given? How long does it take for the protection to disappear? And perhaps most importantly, how does an increase in breakthrough infections affect hospitalization rates?
Public health officials are convinced that there is little evidence that the virus has found a way to prevent serious illness or death, which is the main goal of the vaccine.
But viruses are now an unavoidable part of our world of 7.8 billion people.
“We need to understand that the virus is currently prevalent,” said Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at the University College London, a member of a subcommittee of SAGE, a scientific organization that advises the British government on policy. Robert West said. “And we have to think about a long-term strategy to treat it as a global phenomenon.”
“For the time being, it’s inevitable to see tens of thousands of deaths from the virus each year,” West said. Other causes. “