Is it the end of the pandemic? A question about scientists around the world. But the numbers suggest his logical answer is: No. The new Coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, has continued to increase. The cumulative number of cases globally rose yesterday to 114.45 million injuries, due to which 2.54 million people died. Yesterday, the world recorded 414,182 injuries, including 73,006 new injuries in the United States. Indeed, several states, from Texas to Connecticut, have witnessed a steady increase in the number of new cases, after a significant decline during the previous days. And data from Johns Hopkins University’s monitoring of America indicate that the rise in new infections currently includes 14 US states. The President of the American Centers for Disease Control and Control, Rochsell Walnski, and the US Administration’s Senior Adviser in Epidemic Control, Dr. Anthony Fauci, expressed their concern about the acceleration of the spread of new strains of the virus in America, and the increasing number of new infections. A German newspaper said yesterday that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to extend the travel ban for Germans from the provinces most affected by the epidemic outbreak until March 17th. Today (Monday), German government ministers will study the possibility of extending the closure of German borders with Austria and the Czech Republic. Germany said it recorded (Saturday) 9,437 new infections and 596 additional deaths. Poland said yesterday that it had recorded 12,100 new cases in the past 24 hours. The Polish Ministry of Health added, in a statement, that the number of hospitalized patients with Covid-19 increased last Sunday for the ninth consecutive day. Russia also announced that it recorded 11,543 new infections (Saturday), the first increase of its kind in 9 days. In Brazil, the fourth in the world, in terms of the number of injuries, and the second in the world in terms of the number of deaths, the government announced a complete closure of the capital, Brasilia, with a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages from eight in the evening every day, after the hospitals of the Brazilian capital began to groan under the weight of increased hypnosis. And the federal authorities announced that the closure of the capital will continue for 15 days, after the occupancy rate of the intensive care units’ beds reached 98%. The experts considered that the situation in Brasilia confirms that the health crisis is deteriorating further, especially in light of the slowdown in vaccination campaigns, due to the lack of vaccines. And the capital authorities said that the schools that were reopened last September will be closed from today. Brazilian President Jair Bolsenaro expressed his displeasure at the closure, warning that the economy would suffer from the consequences of that decision. And the number of injuries in Brazil exceeded 10 million people. The number of deaths from the epidemic has exceeded 250,000. In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden announced the imposition of a lockdown on the city of Auckland, after it was revealed that a high school student was infected with Covid-19 virus.Eradication of the emerging virus .. between supporters and opponents
The British newspaper “Mail on Sunday” reported yesterday that although scientists usually live in a world without confrontations; However, the past weeks have witnessed the outbreak of an all-out war between them, especially in the field of epidemiological medicine, about whether we are now witnessing the beginning of the end of the Corona pandemic, or is there still a long way to go.
She added that this war witnessed a flurry of insults, amid accusations by some scholars of intimidating people, and of targeting scholars who disagree.
And she believed that the reason that sparked the dispute was the scholarly division between supporters and opponents of the road map announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get out of the lockdown imposed on Britain. In particular, among scholars who accepted the British government’s opinion that there must be coexistence in the end with the virus, and accepting that it will inevitably lead to hypnosis and deaths every year, if a price is to be paid to restore the stolen freedom.
As for the opposite side, An increasing number of scientists believe that the British government should adopt the so-called “zero Covid” policy. This means working on implementing a strategy aimed at eradicating Covid-19 completely.
And it is – in the opinion of this team – what China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand have done. If evidence of this is required, then those looking to see a return to normalcy in those countries. Citizens of these countries have been enjoying full freedom for months. To achieve this scenario, Covid-19 cases must be brought to zero, so that the closure can be lifted permanently. Especially ensuring that the entire population is vaccinated. And these scientists warn that talking about the possibility of allowing the virus to spread at low rates is only an illusion. And they say that any attempt to achieve this will lead to a horrific third wave of the virus attack. The newspaper concluded by saying that there is no middle area where these two teams can meet.