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The world’s struggle to stop of received a setback on Monday. Hong Kong researchers claimed to have discovered the world’s first proven case of covid-19 reinfection, a disease that has already caused more than 810,000 deaths worldwide.

“This case shows that it is possible to get reinfected only a few months after having cured of a first infection,” the department of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) said in a statement.

The patient tested positive for the first time on March 26, and after testing negative, he tested positive again on August 15 when he was returning from a trip to Spain via the United Kingdom.

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Some scientists came up with this case and asked for caution.

”It is difficult to draw definitive conclusions from a single case. Considering the number of infections in the world, seeing a case of reinfection is not so surprising, “said Dr. Jeffrey Barrett, of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, in the United Kingdom, quoted by the British organization Science Media Center.

“It is not a reason to be alarmed: this illustrates wonderfully how immunity can work,” said Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, an immunity specialist at Yale University (United States), on Twitter.

– Plasma treatment –

In the absence of a vaccine to protect the population from the coronavirus, the United States announced an emergency authorization to use plasma from patients recovered from covid-19 to treat the disease.

The United States is by far the country hardest hit in absolute terms by the pandemic, with more than 177,000 deaths and 5.7 million infections, so the government of Donald Trump is under enormous pressure to flatten the contagion curve in the face of the presidential elections in November.

The plasma treatment shows “an incredible success rate” and “will save countless lives,” Trump claimed Sunday, far more exultant than his own health officials, who were far more cautious.

Plasma is believed to contain powerful antibodies that can help fight COVID-19 more quickly, and it has already been used in patients in the United States and other countries, but experts still dispute its efficacy, with some warning that it could produce effects. secondary.

– New measures –

Many governments are redoubling efforts, including with new confinements, to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which infected more than 23.5 million people in the world.

Until an effective treatment or vaccine is found, social distancing remains one of the most effective weapons against the virus.

Latin America, with almost 260,000 deaths and more than 6.7 million infections, is the most affected region.

Paraguay, which announced the resumption of flights between Asunción and Montevideo, imposed new measures in its capital that include a curfew, mandatory chinstrap in closed places and limitation of activities in open spaces, in the face of a skyrocketing number of cases.

Argentina surpassed 7,000 deaths from covid-19 on Monday after registering 381 deaths in one day, the record in the South American country, which from Wednesday will organize the famous tango world cup virtually.

The president of Colombia, the fourth country in the region in the number of infections and deaths behind Peru, Mexico and Brazil, announced that a new phase against the pandemic will begin in September with “specific restrictions” and reactivation of more economic sectors, given the downward trend in infections.

In Europe, summer vacation returns are a source of contagion in countries such as Italy, Spain, France and Germany, at a time when the region is preparing for the start of the new school year.

In this context, measures had to be tightened, with new border restrictions, in the face of new outbreaks.

Tight border controls went into effect in Finland, allowing people from just a handful of countries to enter.

Norway had already tightened controls at the border on Saturday, while South Korea reimposed distancing measures to combat the latest outbreak.

Indonesia, for its part, banned the arrival of foreign tourists to Bali for the remainder of 2020, scuttling plans to reopen the island next month.

And New Zealand, a country known for its skillful handling of the pandemic, extended the lockdown in Aukland on Monday, in an effort to control a persistent outbreak of coronavirus.

– Life turned upside down –

The pandemic has devastated the global economy and affected everything from sports to religious services, culture and elections.

The impact on tourism is evident around the world and the professional association ABTA announced this Monday in London the loss of more than 90,000 jobs in the sector in the United Kingdom.

It also caused the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to next year, and the president of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, said in an interview with AFP that for the games to take place, a guarantee of zero is required. cases.

Source: AFP

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Peru: Coronavirus Peru LIVE | Official figures, cases and deaths from COVID

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They are the provinces of Pasco (Pasco); Huamanga and Huanta (Ayacucho); Santa, Casma and Huaraz (Áncash); Mariscal Nieto and Ilo (Moquegua); Tacna (Tacna); Cusco, La Convencion, Anta, Canchis, Espinar and Quispicanchis (Cusco). (Find out more here )

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The strict quarantine is maintained in six regions of the country: Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, San Martín and Madre de Dios; and also in 36 provinces of another 13 departments.

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The Government decided to extend the state of emergency until August 31 in order to contain the advance of coronavirus infections in the country. In addition, it extended the targeted quarantine until the same date, but with modifications in relation to the one established during July.

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The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the country rose to 607,382. There are 6,944 new infections, which are added to the 600,438 on Monday.

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Minsa reports 6,944 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the accumulated number reaches 607,382

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The strict quarantine is maintained in six regions of the country: Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, San Martín and Madre de Dios; and also in 36 provinces of another 13 departments. (Find out more here )

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The Government decided to extend the state of emergency until August 31 in order to contain the advance of coronavirus infections in the country. In addition, it extended the targeted quarantine until the same date, but with modifications in relation to the one established during July.

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The Minsa also detailed that to date the number of coronavirus infections rose to 607,382 in the country. Likewise, he indicated that there are a total of 28,001 deaths from this disease nationwide.

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The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday that a total of 414,577 patients infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) were discharged after having completed their period of home isolation.

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“It is a technical report. They responded and asked us for extra information. Once that process is completed, we will appear in the happy list. It is a simple formalism, but it is important and we recognize it. We should not ignore it, “he added. (Find out more here )

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“Just three weeks ago we prepared the application for the WHO. Basically it is a document where we present ourselves, explain our work and give details about the progress and how far we intend to go, ”said Zimic in the middle of this month.

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Although the UPCH and Farvet announced for months the development of two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, neither of the two projects appeared on the official WHO list. Dr. Mirko Zimic, head of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Unit of the UPCH, told El Comercio weeks ago that they were complying with the procedure to appear on the list.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) included this Tuesday, August 25, in the list of developers of potential vaccines against COVID-19 the two projects carried out together by the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the company Veterinary Pharmacologists SAC (Farvet).

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WHO includes Cayetano and Farvet projects in the list of potential vaccine developers against COVID-19

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It is worth mentioning that the INS is in charge of giving the results of the molecular tests that are carried out on citizens to know if they are carriers of COVID-19. (Find out more here )

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“We are registering connectivity problems due to the provider’s service. From the INS we apologize for the inconvenience. Our team is working on a prompt solution ”, he reported.

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Through Twitter, the INS apologized for the inconvenience caused. He also specified that the operations team is working to provide a solution to the results platform.

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The National Institute of Health (INS), an entity of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported this Tuesday that its web system designed to consult the results of molecular tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19 is presenting connection problems.

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“Just three weeks ago we prepared the application for the WHO. Basically it is a document where we present ourselves, explain our work and give details about the progress and how far we intend to go, ”said Zimic in the middle of this month.

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The doctor Mirko Zimic, head of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Unit of the UPCH, told El Comercio weeks ago that they were complying with the procedure to appear on the list.

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Although the UPCH and Farvet announced for months the development of two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, neither of the two projects was listed in the official WHO list.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) included this Tuesday, August 25, in the list of developers of potential vaccines against COVID-19 to the two projects that jointly carry out the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the company Veterinary Pharmacologists SAC (Colored).

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The audit It will be carried out progressively throughout the country. It will work on the sample of 1,274 private pharmacies and drugstores, which were previously selected by the General Directorate of Medicines, Supplies and Drugs (Digemid) of the Ministry of Health.

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The objective of the inspections is to verify whether these commercial establishments comply with transparent information on the prices and stock of medicines and medical devices that are used to treat COVID-19.

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The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) reported on Tuesday that it began the inspection of pharmacies and drugstores, commissioned by the health authority.

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Indecopi began inspection of pharmacies and drug stores on the prices of drugs to treat COVID-19

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“The plant will arrive in Ferreñafe on September 18, that is, within 28 days … time to prepare what is necessary for its operation in the hospital,” reported the Regional Government of Lambayeque through their social networks.

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The person responsible for this good deed is the engineer Galo muñoz, who acquired this plant that has the capacity to produce 10 cubic meters of oxygen per hour with 93% purity.

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A businessman donated a medicinal oxygen generating plant to the Regional Government of Lambayeque, in order to be assigned to the Ferreñafe Reference Hospital to help in the treatment of patients affected by the COVID-19.

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The opinion was approved by 106 votes in favor, 3 against and 15 abstentions. Sources from the Ministry of Economy assured this newspaper that this regulation would imply a cost of S / 13,280 million without counting interest.

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In the early hours of today, the plenary session of Congress approved – by majority – the replacement text that approves the withdrawal of funds from the ONP up to S / 4,300, despite the observations of the Executive Power regarding the infeasibility of the rule.

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“They are preparing to give all the details tomorrow at the conference. They are currently working on the computerized system. We hope it will be tomorrow or early Wednesday. They already have this specific schedule detail to start the administration of the vaccine, previously a delegation from China will arrive, “he said. Carlos Castillo for “América Noticias”.

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Carlos Castillo Solorzano, advisor on vaccines and immunization of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported that on Tuesday, August 25, a press conference will be held to give details about this citizen registration process.

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The National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) and the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) will enable this Wednesday, August 26, the digital registration platform for citizens interested in participating in the clinical trial of the laboratory’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate Sinopharm de China.

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X-ray of excess deaths from the pandemic

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection assured that mortality in times of pandemic has represented a constant measurement challenge to establish how many people die from Covid-19 or from other causes.

In the case of Barranquilla, he indicated that it is the city on the Atlantic Coast and in Colombia that –apparently– has gone through the highest peak of the pandemic to date.

He explained that in the first weeks he had very few cases and no more than two deaths per week, until week 18 when at the end of April the accelerated increase in cases and deaths began, almost doubling the number from one week to the next.

The ministry explained that in that time it reached the maximum peak of cases between weeks 26 and 27 and that of deaths in week 25 with 628 deaths.

“For this date, the excess mortality was 320%, after which the decrease in deaths began, whose reduction at week 31 does not exceed 50% of deaths that exceed the threshold of the historical average for the city”, they assured.

They noted that the gap between confirmed deaths from coronavirus and excess deaths from all causes may be due to deaths from other causes or diagnosis of probable unconfirmed causes.

For his part, Juan Manuel Alvarado, manager of the District crisis, assured that today the city is in the historical average of deaths with 13 people for eight days in a row, when the average is 18.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard becomes the best-selling game of the saga, Capcom takes stock of sales

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has reinvented the horrific franchise of Capcom, who until now had forgotten how to scare in order to focus on action. But the opus has opted for a first-person camera, new characters, a slightly different scenario and a real return to the roots of horror. A paid recipe, the Japanese studio has just updated its list of Platinum Titles and indicates that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard now has 7.9 million sales.

The title with Ethan Winters is therefore the Resident Evil who has sold the best of the entire franchise, exceeding 7.7 million copies sold for Resident Evil 5. On the side of recent remakes, Resident Evil 2 reached 7.2 million games sold, while Resident Evil 3 stagnates at 2.7 million copies sold (not yet even exceeding 3.5 million Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from the PlayStation). But the flagship game of Capcom, it’s still Monster Hunter: World and its 16.1 million copies sold, RE7 comes in second, but will have a hard time overtaking him one day.

This classification of Platinum Titles of Capcom highlights the titles that have sold at least one million copies, some new games are making their appearance, like Resident Evil 4 (in its digital version PS3 and Xbox 360), DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition (remastered version on PS4 and Xbox One), Dead Rising (digital on PS4 and Xbox One), Strider or Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (sur PS4 et Xbox One).

As a reminder, Capcom will launch next year Resident Evil Village, direct continuation of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you can catch up and discover the first part with Ethan Winters in edition Gold at € 25.99 on Amazon.fr.

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Government clarifies Bloomberg figures on Covid

The controversy was ignited this Thursday with an article published by the magazine ‘Bloomberg’, which shows that Colombia currently has the fourth highest number of cases in Latin America and that on a per capita basis the death figures of the country in recent weeks they are the worst in the world, with 43.1 deaths per million people.

The note, based on data from Johns Hopkins University and calculations by Bloomberg, is published as the escalation of cases and deaths in recent weeks has led the country’s two main cities, Bogotá and Medellín, to reimpose targeted quarantines.

The magazine quotes the epidemiologist Carlos Trillos, a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, who points out that contributing to the increase is “the dynamics of virus transmission, given the growing number of people on the streets” and adds that also “there is fatigue after the long periods of restrictive measures ”.

It also notes that more cases are being diagnosed, and the tests amount to about 30,000 tests per day.

In Bogotá, the isolation by locality is scheduled to end this week, although some measures of social distancing will be maintained for the rest of the month. Mayor Claudia López said that the capital will not return to quarantines by zones and that she is analyzing a package of measures that will be adopted between September and December. Restrictions will be imposed on companies, but they will be more stable so that different sectors of the economy know what to expect, she told ‘Noticias Caracol’ last Monday.

Meanwhile, the second largest city in the country, Medellín, is on a “plateau” and will likely remain there for three more weeks before the number of infections begins to decline, Mayor Daniel Quintero told ‘Blu Radio’.

To date, Colombia has registered 433,805 infected, 14,145 deaths and 250,494 recovered, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.

In response, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, said this Thursday in a debate in the Seventh Committee of the House of Representatives that it was “disinformation.”

“Here we are facing both the pandemic and misinformation, in the face of even false news that speak that Colombia’s level is one of the highest in the world but without considering the size of the Colombian population or those news that the RT (number of effective reproduction) of Colombia is the highest in the world, it is news that does not really contribute ”, criticized the official.

In turn, the infectologist Carlos Álvarez, advisor to the Executive, told EL HERALDO that the magazine’s report is not real.

“It seems to me that the ‘Bloomberg’ statement is not given in the light of reality, because one cannot evaluate mortality in a week and compare it with other countries depending on the historical moment. In other words, the moment of the peak of the pandemic is different from what is happening at this moment in Colombia, in Peru, in Mexico or Brazil itself, to what is happening in other parts of the world or what happened, such as the The deadliest week in Italy could have been the first of April or the last of March ”, explained the expert.

In summary, Álvarez added, “to be able to compare or make this approximation, the epidemic would have to be present at the same time throughout the world and that does not happen that way.”

In this sense, he concludes that to evaluate how the epidemic has been in the different countries “the best way is to evaluate the accumulated number of deaths per million inhabitants, because that is how it really shows how this behavior has been, and that, because some countries have not yet started the epidemic peak ”.

In other parts of Latin America, for example, after Brazil surpassed 3 million coronavirus infections last Friday, President Jair Bolsonaro took to social media to criticize how the crisis is covered in the media, while arguing against social distancing measures.

The president wrote on Twitter that “there is no shortage of resources, equipment and medicines for the states and municipalities.” And Argentina is considering postponing its population census by more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Likewise, in Bolivia, anti-government protesters have built barricades to counter the delay in general elections and the response to the pandemic.

Finally, Mexico will release industrial production figures for June on Tuesday, which should add evidence that activity is recovering after a sharp drop in the previous months, but remains well below its pre-outbreak level.

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I thought it was a joke, but then I fell into depression: young man who contracted Covid

Among children and young people, the coronavirus has left deep cracks. In addition to the imminent risk of contagion, this health crisis has had a profound impact on their well-being, creating a series of fears despite the fact that little by little we have been recovering some of the habits that we had abandoned due to the quarantine.

On repeated occasions, medical specialists have expressed that children and adolescents have the same probability of being infected as any other age group and can spread the disease, although the virus would cause a milder infection than in other people.

Only in Barranquilla, according to figures from the Ministry of Health, 6,184 positive cases have been reported among children under 25 years of age, which corresponds to about 19.6% of total cases (31,624, as of August 7) .

“This has been the expected behavior for Colombia. Unfortunately, young populations and young adults are asymptomatic, ”said Humberto Mendoza, Secretary of Health.

And although in the collective imagination it is valid that all the deceased have been elderly, in the capital of the Atlantic it is reported that – as of August 7 – 12 people under the age of 25 have died from this disease. which corresponds to 0.8% of total deaths.

“This is not a game. Many young people believe that this is never going to touch us and when it does, it is a very strong shock for one and, of course, for your entire family, “said a 21-year-old girl, who for more than a month was fighting against the new coronavirus.

The district administration has been working with educational and communication strategies for this population, with the main objective of banishing that false belief about the immunity of children to this virus, as well as raising awareness about the possibility that they can lead to this disease. your parents or grandfather.

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Atalanta: Gollini is out for the game against PSG | Champions League

Bad news for Atalanta. Prior to the duel against PSG for the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Gian Piero Gasperini received harsh news, after the injury of his starting goalkeeper, Pierluigi Gollini, was confirmed, which will leave him out of the PSG match, with a recovery time that is yet to be defined.

As reported by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, the Italian goalkeeper has not recovered in the best way from the injury suffered in the match against Inter Milan and after a second MRI performed this Saturday, it was confirmed that he suffered a subtotal injury to the crusader later: “Pierluigi Gollini will not play Wednesday’s game against PSG. The Atalanta goalkeeper, injured against Inter on the final match day of the championship due to hypertension of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, underwent a second MRI, and Unfortunately for Gasperini, the result left a subtotal lesion of the posterior crusader, “said the media.

Likewise, the portal indicated that the goalkeeper will not undergo surgery, but that even so, other medical tests are expected to determine Gollini’s recovery time, for now, a drop of 70-90 days is estimated.

Thus, Gasperini will have to rethink his scheme, since, in addition to Gollini, he will not have the Slovenian Josip Iličić, and the presence of central defender José Luis Palomino is in doubt.

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GreedFall: 1 million copies sold for the game of Spiders

Last September, Focus Home Interactive and Spiders launched on home computers and consoles GreedFall, a role-playing game immersing us in a fantastic version of 17th century Europe. Like the present titles of the Parisian studio (Mars: War Logs, Bound by Flame, The Technomancer), the feedback from the specialized press was mixed, but the game has strengths, and it has managed to convince the players.

During a financial report last October, editor Focus Home Interactive cited GreedFall as one of his games that performed well, without giving any figures at the time. It’s done this week, Spiders and Focus Home Interactive just announced that GreedFall has sold over a million copies sur PC, PlayStation 4 et Xbox One.

Spiders not idle, he recently presented Steelrising, an action game set during the French Revolution, but with automata, and it will be edited by Nacon. To go back to Greedfall, it is currently sold off at € 42.99 at Gamesplanet.

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Began the delivery of the Bond against the Economic War through the Carnet de la Patria

This Thursday, the Carnet de la Patria reported through its social networks that from August 6, 2020, the delivery of the Bond against the Economic War began until Saturday 08 of that same month. The total allocation of this bonus is Bs. 610,000 for pensioners and retirees.

In addition, the “José Gregorio Hernández” bonus corresponding to the month of August will be paid. The amount of this allocation is unknown.

The allocation of said bonuses will be sent via text message through the short number 3532 and through the veMonedero application.

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The reflection of the figures

When will the farandole funeral of the coronavirus numbers end? The death toll is approaching 300,000 worldwide. However, the reality seems to be underestimated in many countries, which prevents the implementation of an effective pandemic control strategy.

Several factors explain this difficulty in having reliable information. First, the timing of the emergence of the new coronavirus remains curiously uncertain. Was it already in the fall, in China and perhaps in Europe? Extensive investigations will have to be carried out to determine this.

Many countries also lack health infrastructure and a statistical culture. Most often, affected people die in their families without anyone being aware of the main cause of their death. This is the case, for example, in northern Nigeria, in the city of Kano, a metropolis of ten million people connected to all of West Africa. There is a great risk that the epidemic will spread there without being correctly traced.

Underestimates may also have political objectives. Some regimes refuse to face reality because they know the potential for contestation, even revolt, generated by such crises, and that they cannot tolerate a questioning of their authority. By revealing the flaws in health systems and public policies, even in the best organized countries, the pandemic can expose certain powers.

Therefore, the concern to present the situation as objectively as possible can be interpreted as a sign of a healthy and reliable relationship between a government and its opinion – its electorate. By this yardstick, democracies appear stronger than authoritarian regimes.

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