The whole world is going through the pandemic, Covid-19 and it’s getting worse with each day.
The total number of cases as of today has crossed 11 Million all over the world and it’s still counting. “60% of the total cases so far reported has been reported just in the past month”, said Dr Tedros, Director General of World Health Organization.
After the lockdown norms being eased, people have stopped being concerned about the severity of the disease and its transmission rate and are behaving as if things are coming back to normal.
As per the worldometers.info website, on the 2nd of July, there were 208,864 new cases all over the world and the cases are definitely not decreasing soon.
As of on the 2nd of July 2020, U.S. the worst hit amongst all the countries recorded 57,236 cases in a single day. The highest spike of cases recorded till now in U.S. India also recorded the highest number of cases with 21,948 cases in a single day.
Brazil being the second worst hit countries has crossed 1.5 Million Coronavirus cases.
Almost two-thirds of the cases are recorded in the four major countries: USA, Brazil, Russia and India.
Wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is the key to lower the increasing number of Covid-19 cases all over the world.
Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director at WHO Health Emergencies Programme said “Every Person needs to look at their Covid-19 risk.”
With the Fourth of July being Independence Day in United States, US officials are urging Americans to limit festivities to avoid outbreaks since US saw its highest daily jump in cases yesterday for second day in a row.
A Global study has found strong evidence that a new strain of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. An international team reported on Thursday that the new variant of virus multiplies faster more likely to people but does not seem to make them much sicker like the earlier variations of the Virus.
Vaccines & Medications so Far
Remdesivir, the first drug approved by licensing authorities in the US to treat Covid-19, is made by Gilead and has been shown to help people recover faster from the disease.
US has bought all the stock of Remdesivir, leaving none for the other nations including UK and Europe, well atleast for the next three months.
Experts are alarmed by the unilateral action taken by US and are speculating in case of an actual vaccine becoming available, US would surely surpass all other countries to secure the medical supplies for its
Medicine Dexamethasone is used in a wide range of conditions for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects.
After testing Covid-19 patients with Dexamethasone in the United Kingdom’s national Clinical trial, benefits were found for critically ill patients. The treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was cut by about one fifth.
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which is one of seven Indian companies involved in the indigenous production of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus has developed the first version of its Covid-19 vaccine within 40 days. On receiving the green signal from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) it’s ready to begin human trials of ‘Covaxin‘.
Covaxin has been expedited through national regulatory protocols, and subjected to “comprehensive pre-clinical studies” according to the company, which reports that the results are “promising” and “show extensive safety and effective immune responses”.
If all the trials go well, the vaccine is assumed to be launched for public use by August 15. Though Bharat Biotech spokesperson refused to comment on any specific date.
The whole world is waiting for this pandemic to be over and go back to living their normal lives without any fear and panic. But right now, since the cases are at a surge and increasing day by day the only thing, we can do is maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and not indulging in any sort of social gathering.
WHO has been requesting everyone to use these simple approach to stay safe from coronavirus.
As said by Dr Tedros, Director General at WHO
“Not Testing Alone.
Not Physical distancing Alone.
Not contact tracing Alone.
Not mask Alone.
Do it All.”