In the midst of the third wave of coronavirus, Google reposted a doodle in which reminds society of the prevention measures for COVID-19.
The most famous search engine on the Internet realizes that Getting vaccinated and wearing face masks is the most effective measure to protect ourselves from the virus and prevent its spread.
with the phrase “Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Life jacket”, Google search prevent deaths from COVID-19 from increasing in the region, preventing new variants from emerging and preventing all efforts from being in vain done so far.
By clicking on the new logo, the page redirects to the search “Prevention COVID-19″, which in turn displays on the screen the health recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), What are they:
– keep a distance with other people (at least 1 meter), even if they do not appear to be sick.
– Use face mask in public, especially indoors or when physical distancing is not possible.
– Prioritize open spaces and with good ventilation instead of closed spaces. If you’re indoors, open a window.
– Wash hands frequently. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
– Get vaccinated when it’s your turn. Follow local authority vaccination guidelines.
– When you cough or sneeze, it is necessary cover the nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or with a handkerchief.
– If you don’t feel well, Stay at home.
SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the disease COVID-19, caused to date more than 330 million cases in the world and more than 5.5 million deaths, According to the independent count of the Universidad Johns Hopkins, that monitors the situation of the coronavirus with the general data of all the countries of the world since the beginning of the pandemic.
Last January 7 more than 300 million infections worldwide and in just a dozen days another 30 million cases were added, after 2021 ended with figures of one million infections per day for the first time in the entire pandemic due to the extension of the Omicron variant.
The country with the most infections in absolute terms continues to be U.S, followed by the India and of Brazil. The COVID-19 cases worldwide rose 55% between January 3 and 9 to reach 15 million new infections after they had already risen above 70% in the previous week, according to the latest report from WHO. Deaths, on the other hand, remain at similar figures with 43,000 deaths.
The campaign of global vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 registers as of January 18 nails 9,858,303,133 doses supplied, of which 689,732,807 occurred in South America. In the Argentina, the number reaches 82.438.934 Applications. However, the application of coronavirus vaccines progresses at different speeds in different countries. In this sense, China heads the world ranking of inoculation with 2,815,275,000 applied doses. Then they follow India with 1,570,696,006 doses and U.S with 535,634,655 doses.
For the White House medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, it is “very unlikely” that the coronavirus will “be eradicated”. This was confirmed by participating in a videoconference at the Congress of the Future which takes place in Chile.
“It is very unlikely that this will be eradicated. We have achieved it only with the smallpox virus. In addition, given its high degree of transmissibility and the fact that many people do not want to be vaccinated, as in the United States, it will be difficult to eliminate “, said the adviser to the US president Joe Biden in a video.
The immunology expert was one of the main speakers at the event that is organized every year in Chile and brings together experts from around the world to discuss the world’s challenges. Fauci He said he considers it possible to control the virus “at a certain level, through vaccination” and by the effect “of a population that has already been infected and has sufficient low-level immunity,” the news agency reported. AFP.
That way, it will be possible to learn to live with the coronavirus, “without this meaning a threat” for health, hospital systems and the economy, added the expert. For this, he marked booster vaccines as essential, which generate a notable increase in antibodies.
“We know from studies that the rates of hospitalization, serious illness, and death are much lower in those who received the third booster dose, compared to those who received only two doses,” he said, adding that the booster doses “work against Omicron.” , the “currently challenging the world” variant.
“What happens with Omicron in several countries is a vertical increase, quite radical compared to (the variant) Delta”, highlighted Fauci. And he concluded: “Keep in mind that South Africa it seems to have already reached its peak and is falling sharply. We are seeing signs of that in other countries like the UK and the US.”