(ANSA) – GENEVA, OCTOBER 23 – A surge in infections from Covid-19 in Switzerland, where 6,592 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Switzerland, in proportion to the number of inhabitants, has significantly more cases than almost all neighboring countries, said the head of the communicable diseases division of the Health Office, Stefan Kuster, quoted by the Keystone-Ats agency. Figures five times higher than those of Germany, double that of Austria and Italy, he stressed. For the Federal Office, Switzerland has registered 42,290 new cases in the past two weeks, with a rate of 494.9 cases per 100,000 population. (HANDLE).
Merdeka.com – Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of IPB University, Prof. Dr. drh Upik Kesumawati Hadi, said that people must be aware of mosquitoes, because they are the number one killer in the world.
“Mosquitoes cause more suffering to humans when compared to other organisms and attack not only humans, but also animals,” he said in a written statement received at Jakarta, reported by Antara, Friday (23/10).
Upik said the world health agency or WHO in the 2019 World Malaria Report estimated that there were 228 million cases of malaria occurring in 2018. Slightly different from cases in 2017 with 210 million worldwide.
“The number of malaria deaths was 405,000 in 2018 and 416,000 during 2017. Most of them are children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia,” he said.
This, he said, was a report of losses due to one disease, namely malaria, not including deaths from other mosquito-borne diseases.
Apart from malaria, according to him, there are various types of arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, namely the dengue virus, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and others that are endemic to Indonesia.
Regarding the transmission of the disease, said dis, it can occur due to many factors, but what is clear is that it occurs when humans have high mobility which allows close contact with mosquitoes. For example, when conducting travel, trade and tourism activities, both at home and abroad or from non-endemic areas to endemic areas.
“Mosquitoes are small insects, starting from their bodies, wings, legs and slender mouths and their presence around settlements is a disturbance to comfort,” he said.
Apart from sucking blood and causing itching, he said, mosquitoes can also transmit various diseases, including malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever, inflammation of the brain, filariasis, dirofilariasis, chikungunya and zika.
Upik explained that mosquito control efforts can be carried out by the community themselves, such as 3M activities, namely draining, closing and burying, plus the movement of one house one jumantik to clean the sewers from standing water, eliminate mosquito breeding places, using repellants, mosquito nets and mosquito repellents. other.
In general, World Mosquito Day is commemorated every year to be precise on 20 August. It was started in 1897 by Dr Ronald Ross of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Ronald Ross is a British military doctor who conducts research on the transmission of malaria which causes many deaths in humans. While on duty in Secunderabad India, Ross encountered many malaria patients.
On August 20, 1897, Ross found a plasmodium falciparum oocyst on the stomach wall of the Anopheles mosquito. From this research Ross declared that only the Anopheles Genus mosquito transmits the malaria parasite. [eko]
Two new accessories for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro have been listed on the Apple Online Store. These sleeves created by Native Union are designed to protect the portable Mac while taking up the least amount of unnecessary space, so they are perfectly adapted to the size of each model. Apple’s online store lists three different models, depending on your Mac and the color you choose:
Oddly, only blue is offered for the 13 inches and the MacBook Air, the gray color is reserved for large models. Apart from this difference, this pouch is identical regardless of the size chosen. The exterior is a nylon fabric characterized as soft to the touch, with a discreet leather element on each side. The zipper is waterproof, to protect the computer in the rain, and the padded interior to prevent breakage in the event of a fall.
The region’s covid hospitals are already overcrowded.
A photo: Ivan MAKEEV
By October 18, 2020, a sharp surge in coronavirus patients has been observed in Volgograd. Over the past day, a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 was immediately confirmed in 130 people. Such data “KP-Volgograd” reported in the regional operational headquarters. And this despite the fact that one of the laboratories where testing was carried out in the city, has suspended its work due to congestion.
The number of covid patients in Volgograd and the region is growing exponentially. The gain is daily and significant. The coronavirus is spreading and growing. Over the past day, new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded immediately in 18 districts of the Volgograd region. The situation is now the worst in Gorodishchensky district: per day there the increase was 16 patients. Six more new covid patients were identified in the Serafimovichsky district, three in Dubovsky. In another six districts – two cases each (in Nekhaevsky, Oktyabrsky, Kotelnikovsky, Kumylzhensky, Kotovsky and in the city of Mikhailovka).
Surprisingly, over the past day in Volzhsky, only one resident was added to the list of cases. Also, one case was recorded in Ilovlinsky, Staropoltavsky, Danilovsky, Kamyshinsky, Kalachevsky, Nikolaevsky and Surovikinsky districts.
New cases of covid were recorded in 18 districts of the region.
A photo: Inna SHEREMETIEVA
By the way, after the schoolchildren were sent on forced holidays, the number of children with a new viral infection became much smaller. So, per day, the diagnosis of COVID-19 was confirmed in one baby (up to a year), in three children of kindergarten age and in eight schoolchildren (4 children aged 7 to 14, and 4 teenagers). But there are more elderly covid patients – 52 people were added per day.
MagSafe compatibility will not be the only novelty of apple cases for iphone 12. By observing the images, we notice that the cases cover the entire edges of the iPhone 12, including the bottom, which had not been the case for a while.
From iPhone 6, Apple cases had a cutout at the bottom. Positive point of this notch: you can connect the iPhone to any cable or any dock, there is no risk of being bothered by the shell. Another advantage, in particular with the iPhone X and all those that followed, the touch gestures starting from the bottom of the screen (they are very frequent, since there is in particular the one to return to the home screen) are not hampered by the hull.
However, this opening has one annoying drawback for a shell: during a fall, if by bad luck it is the lower edge of the iPhone that takes the shock, it is not protected …
The transparent Apple case also seems to cover the entire iPhone 12, but it looks like the lower part is slightly different from the rest, it appears lighter in the back images (there is no image yet front). We will quickly be fixed, because the transparent case (and the silicone one) will be on sale tomorrow.
Update October 18: In reality, the transparent shell does not cover the entire bottom of the iPhone 12. This can be seen in images published on the iPhone 12 Pro page… as well as on top the first photos of the accessory.
“The patient, currently asymptomatic, was placed in isolation, as were those who came into direct contact with him, and he temporarily left Casa Santa Marta, where
habitually resides “, reported this Saturday the director of the Vatican press office, Matteo Bruni.
“In recent days, the three positive cases among residents and citizens of the Vatican City State have been cured”, he detailed.
“Meanwhile, another case of positivity to Covid-19 has been identified among residents of the state, to which must be added the positives found among the Swiss Guard,” the custody body of the Holy See, Bruni added.
At the Pope’s residence, the spokesperson stressed, “The provisions dictated by the Holy See and the Vatican City State Government continue to be complied with, and the health of all the inhabitants of the Domus is constantly monitored.”
Covid-19 cases in the Pontifical Swiss Guard amount to 11, according to official reports.
“After the verifications carried out last days, seven positives came to light,” in addition to another four that had already been registered, the military body in charge of the security of the Pope and the Holy See pointed out on Thursday.
“Immediately the isolation of the positive cases was ordered and appropriate further controls are being proceeded,” said the source, also specifying that “the most useful measures were adopted, also in terms of planning of the Guard services to exclude any type of risks of contagion in places where the Pontifical Swiss Guard serves.
5,084 cases of coronavirus on October 5, 26,896 five days later. A swelling positivity rate. Public Health France which worries, on October 9, to see the number of cases doubling in five weeks among 65-74 year olds, while it has been multiplied by 2.2 among those 75 and over.
It does not take more to see the fear emerge that the coronavirus pandemic will once again get out of control.
No, answer Pierre Tattevin, head of the infectious diseases department at Rennes University Hospital, and Matthieu Revest, epidemiologist in the same establishment. “There are worrying scenarios, but the worst is never certain. In any case, it is not true to say that the epidemic is not under control ”, indicates the second.
A bump rather than a second wave
Pierre Tattevin does not speak, moreover, of second wave but of a “Bump that will last longer but will rise lower than what we experienced in March”.
The number of cases exploding? “To be put into perspective according to statistical feedback. As is the positivity rate. As we have more tests, we are testing more, including people who are less at risk. The important thing is to prioritize the tests on people at risk and those showing symptoms. “
According to the epidemiologist, there is nothing to confirm that the pandemic will get out of control: “We can see that in certain regions where measures have been taken, it is coming down. This is the case in Bordeaux, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur and in Brittany. There is nothing irreversible. “
Why ? “I will be unable to tell you, admits Matthieu Revest. It’s not just medical or societal. This will have to be studied once the epidemic is over. But it is proof that efforts pay off. “
A good strategy but vigilance to maintain
Thus, the indicators remain worrying in Ile-de-France and Hauts-de-France. For Pierre Tattevin, the strategy adopted, based on tests and measures targeted according to the territories, is the right one. “It’s not worse in France than elsewhere. Even Germany has its red zones. “
However, the infectious disease specialist calls more than ever for vigilance, wearing a mask, at respect for barrier gestures : “We must keep this level of requirement to reduce the risk of transmission. ” Matthieu Revest’s speech is identical: “We must continue our efforts, everyone plays a major role. “
During his press briefing on October 8, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, had indicated that the reproduction rate was 3 in the spring: a sick person infected three. Today, it is on average at 1.21.
The real risk today is that “ the increase in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus which encroaches on other activities and requires massive deprogramming of operations ”, notes Pierre Tattevin.
This is already the case in Ile-de France, Aurélien Rousseau, director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) indicated that with “474 patients, we have passed the 42% occupation” resuscitation beds. A level that will impose the deprogramming of interventions to make room in hospitals.
For Pierre Tattevin, it is there, the indicator to watch: the number of hospitalizations and admissions in intensive care. And, for now, even if it is increasing, it does not explode with 8,231 hospitalizations for Covid-19 as of October 11, or 255 more than the day before: “We are not facing a wave like in March even if it will be necessary to wait until the end of the month to be fixed in terms of mortality”
At the peak of the epidemic, at the beginning of April, more than 7,000 patients with Covid-19 (for an initial national capacity of 5,000 resuscitation beds) were identified. This figure fell until mid-August before increasing again to reach 1,483 people, according to the latest report from Public Health France dated October 11.
A study conducted by the Institut Pasteur thus shows that the death rate was halved : “We know better what to do with the coronavirus, remarks Pierre Tattevin. Patient care is faster and simpler with, hopefully, shorter hospital stays. “
During a press point on the evolution of the epidemic in Ille-et-Vilaine, at the beginning of September, Anne-Briac Bili, chief of staff at the Regional Health Agency, thus indicated: “In March-April, the average length of hospital stay in intensive care was from two weeks to three weeks. Today it is eight days. “
The ill-being of caregivers
The fear of congestion in hospital services remains, especially in the face of caregivers who do not hide their exhaustion in the face of a situation that has persisted for many months.
A consultation, launched by the National Order of Nurses with 60,000 caregivers from October 2 to 7, and revealed on Sunday October 11 by The Parisian, reveals a growing unease in the profession. So much so that 40% of those questioned are now considering changing jobs.
“Not seeing the end of the tunnel, when you’re on the front line, it’s very complicated, explains Patrick Chamboredon, president of the National Order of Nurses. Everyone is asking the same question: when is it going to end? “
The hospitals are in any case ready: “It is our role to prepare ourselves to welcome an influx of patients. This does not mean that it will happen ”, notes Matthieu Revest.
Pierre Tattevin wants to believe that, even if “We do not know clearly what will happen”, that this famous end of the tunnel will eventually happen “We have a good thirty vaccines on the right track. We must remain vigilant but the research will eventually be successful. “ When? The question remains unresolved for the moment.
A 54-year-old woman has become the first person in Mexico to be infected with both Covid-19 and influenza A (H1N1), authorities said on Sunday.
This woman from Mexico “suffered from autoimmune diseases, with a history of cancer and obesity, in addition to chronic lung disease,” said Jose Luis Alomia, director of Epidemology at the Ministry of Health. , during his traditional press conference.
The patient presented symptoms at the end of September which led to her hospitalization at the National Institute of Nutrition. Doctors consider his condition stable.
Mexico is the fourth country most bereaved by the Covid-19 pandemic, with 83,781 deaths and some 817,503 contaminations, according to the latest official figures.
Julien Cohen, buyer of the show “Affaire concluded” on France 2, found the seller who had scammed him.
This Friday, September 25, the buyers of “Deal concluded” on France 2, found themselves facing Amar, who had already participated in the show. The catch? It seems that the candidate had scammed Julien Cohen. The latter had not forgotten …
Amar had indeed managed to sell a bicycle to the collector, making believe that it had been used during a Tour de France. The price of the object was then 80 euros. The opportunity was therefore too good for Julien Cohen to settle his accounts.
“You are one of my most pleasant moments on ‘Deal concluded’. Thanks to you, Amar, I got back to cycling. But not just cycling… I also got back to mechanics, because the first bike was really rotten, all the same, Amar… Well, very rotten! When I started pedaling, the bike fell apart, ”he told her.
Ironically, Amar offered a new bike for auction on Friday. This one was bought by none other than… Julien Cohen.
Rick Case passed away after a short battle with aggressive cancer, he was 77 years old and leaves a company with 16 car dealerships in Florida
MIAMI.- The well-known car salesman and philanthropist Rick Case, who became popular for his dealerships and various solidarity campaigns in the south of the Florida, died after “a short battle with aggressive cancer,” his family said in a statement.
Case, 77, was the CEO and founder of Rick Case Automotive Group, which this 2020 celebrated 59 years of operations.
The businessman died in Broward County surrounded by his family, according to the message released to the community by his wife Rita Case.
“Rick had the most amazing mind to solve problems. He set his goals so high that most couldn’t dream so big. His work ethic and passion for success was very intense and he was always chasing me to keep up. He always treated me as his equal and allowed me to share the focus of his success, ”said the widow.
He added: “Let there be no doubt, Rick created, built and operated his company with a single passion to be the greatest and the best. He spent hours every day learning about the latest information about the auto industry and I learned from him every day.
Rick Case Automotive Group has 16 dealerships in the state of Florida.
Through this company, the philanthropist recently made a donation of $ 50,000 to Feeding South Florida to help families in need of food during the pandemic.
Case leaves behind three children, Rick, Ryan and Raquel, and five grandchildren.