the “second wave” of the pandemic, feared around the world, became a reality this Sunday

“Today, the government has decided to implement a strict three-week lockdown with the option of extending this measure,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in the evening.

Authorities last week imposed a curfew on some 40 cities across the country, including ultra-Orthodox Arab and Jewish cities, which hasn’t stopped the number of cases from rising.

The infection rate in the country is on the rise with currently 153,217 cases of Covid-19, including 1,103 deaths, for a population of nine million inhabitants.

The lockdown will come into effect from Friday for the feast of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), will continue during Yom Kippur and will end on the last day of Sukkot, around October 9, authorities said.

– “Beginning of the second wave”

In Vienna, the city which recorded more than half of the 870 new cases in Austria on Saturday, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country was “at the start of the second wave” and that the number of cases should soon exceed 1,000 new cases. per day.

He called on the population to strictly respect anti-virus measures and to reduce contact as much as possible. From Monday, masks, already mandatory in supermarkets and transport, will be in all Austrian shops and public buildings.

Same concern in the Czech Republic, which recorded for the third consecutive day a record of infections on Saturday, with 1,541 new cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

This country of 10.7 million inhabitants is now one of the three member states of the European Union where the daily progression of the virus is the fastest, after France and Italy. The latter two countries, however, carry out twice as many screening tests.

“If the epidemic continues at this explosive rate, we will reach the limits of our hospital capacity” at the end of October, warned epidemiologist Roman Prymula on Czech television on Sunday. “It is urgent to put the brakes on hard”.

For the Czechs, the mask has already been compulsory since the beginning of September in closed places, except classrooms, and in companies if employees cannot maintain a distance of two meters.

South Korea, on the other hand, has decided to ease its anti-coronavirus restrictions for the 25 million inhabitants of the Seoul region from Monday. But its Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun is already planning to tighten the screws during the great transhumance that the country experiences each year at the end of September, on the occasion of the harvest festival (Chuseok).

In France, the symbolic milestone of 10,000 new cases in 24 hours was crossed on Saturday, a record since the launch of large-scale tests in the country.

However, good news came to shed light on this grim record on Saturday: the resumption of clinical trials of a potential vaccine by the pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca.

These tests were halted on Wednesday after the onset of a “potentially unexplained illness” – possibly a serious side effect – in a participant in the UK.

– 90 contaminated peacekeepers

WHO has identified 35 “vaccine candidates” being evaluated in human clinical trials around the world. Nine are already at the last stage, or are preparing to enter.

While waiting for a vaccine, the authorities are trying to enforce the protective measures but are met with resistance and sometimes have to use the hard way. Australian police, for example, arrested more than 70 people in Melbourne on Sunday who demonstrated against the restrictive measures.

In southern Lebanon where they are deployed, 90 UN peacekeepers, almost all from the same unit, have tested positive for the virus, a spokesperson for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) announced. . They were placed in solitary confinement.

The pandemic has killed at least 921,097 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December, according to a report established by AFP on Sunday.

More than 28,819,490 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed, of which at least 19,133,300 are now considered cured.

Saturday, 4,806 new deaths and 284,827 new cases were identified. The countries that have recorded the most deaths in their latest reports are India with 1,114 new deaths, Brazil (814) and the United States (523).

The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 193,705 deaths for 6,486,401 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.


people under 25 can no longer rent entire accommodation near their home

Airbnb has tightened its rental policy for young people under 25. From now on, they will no longer be able to rent entire accommodation near their home if they have less than three positive comments on previous stays. The measure, implemented by the rental platform on August 14, aims to prevent young people from gathering at unauthorized parties.

« From now on, some reservations made by French users under the age of 25 near their home will be automatically blocked by the platform. “, Explain Airbnb in a press release. But let the young people be reassured: ” However, they remain authorized to book any type of accommodation outside this zone. ».

Concretely, therefore, if young people under 25 can no longer book entire accommodation near their home if they do not have three positive comments, they are still allowed to rent a hotel room or a room with the locals. . And outside of their accommodation area, they can rent whatever they want, as long as they are 18 years old. It remains to be seen what the living area corresponds to: Airbnb has not specified it.

Otherwise, ” Young users (…) who want book long-term accommodation via Airbnb are unrestricted and will be able to continue renting entire homes, including near their homes ».

“It’s just revolting”

Before implementing this measure in France, Airbnb had already tested it in the United States and Canada and she ” showed a significant drop in the number of unauthorized parties Organized by those under 25, estimates the American company.

Aya, 22, paid the price for this new measure. This resident of Val-de-Marne, who lives with her sister, wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower and the Sacred Heart with two friends, Franceinfo reports. Due to lack of space in the accommodation, she wanted to book accommodation in Paris, but her request was refused. ” They tell me that some factors in my profile suggest my booking may be risky. Security risks like, for example, partying. What was not at all in our program », They explain to our colleagues.

For the young woman, ” it’s just revolting ». « I understand, if for example it’s based on negative comments, but on an age limit, that doesn’t make sense! You can be responsible before 25 and not at 30 or 40, so it’s not a criterion that makes sense to me », She believes.

Contacted by Le Figaro, the Defender of Rights believes, for his part, that ” putting such restrictions in place is not in itself discriminatory

». Aya still found a way around this restriction.
: it’s one of her two older friends who booked the accommodation she wanted.


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very cheap and long-known drugs help save the lungs with coronavirus

Cloving hospital on the basis of the Medical Scientific and Educational Center (ISSC) Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov took the first patients on April 21 and completed his work on June 13. It turned out that it was possible to achieve the best treatment results for COVID-19 in Moscow. Over the entire period, 4 patients died, and among severe patients who got mechanical ventilation, the mortality rate was less than 14% (for comparison, the average for the city and the world was up to 70 – 80%). Eighteen doctors out of 220 employees of the hospital were infected with coronavirus, there were no deaths among the medical staff.

What approaches were used at the University Hospital of Moscow State University to achieve such results? We continue the conversation with the head. Department of Therapy, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow State University, Head of the Department of Age-Associated Diseases, Medical Scientific and Educational Center, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Cardiologist Yana Orlova.


– Most of those who are ill or are afraid to get sick are worried about fibrotic changes in their lungs. They say that you have developed special therapy that can reduce the risk of developing fibrosis. Is it possible?!

– Yes, we launched an appropriate clinical study. There are no final results yet, but we have developed clinical practice.

“What did you do to save the lungs?”

– We used a combination of bromhexine and spironolactone (both are long-known very cheap drugs. – Ed.). Bromhexine is an expectorant that has been prescribed to patients with pneumonia and cough for many years. At the same time, experimental data showed that this drug can block a specific enzyme and impede the penetration of coronavirus into cells. True, it was on this effect that we counted to a lesser extent in inpatients, since such an effect is important mainly in the early stages of the disease. But the expectorant effect of bromhexine really helps patients with COVID. I heard that our colleagues in Peter launched a study of bromhexine for prophylactic purposes. We will wait for the results.

Coronavirus infected 18 doctors from 220 employees of the hospital, there were no deaths among the medical staffPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– The second drug – spironolactone – is traditionally widely used in cardiology for the treatment of heart failure, severe hypertension. It has a small diuretic, magnesium and potassium-preserving effect, continues Yana. Orlova. – It has several mechanisms through which it can be useful in coronavirus infection.

Firstly, a mechanism that prevents the development of fibrosis in general in the body. There are works that, in particular, show that spironolactone reduces fibrosis in the heart. At the same time, it is known that the tendency to fibrosis is not local, but systemic – where there is more inflammation, there will certainly be fibrosis. And we see, of course, fibrotic changes in the “covide” in our patients. Therefore, we prescribed spironolactone as a drug for the prevention of this process.

Secondly, this drug blocks sex hormone receptors, in particular testosterone. Some published studies suggest that “high-testosterone” men suffer from “covid” more often and develop more severe fibrotic changes. Therefore, blocking these receptors for several weeks during COVID treatment may be useful in reducing the severity of complications. We are not talking about a longer intake, since male patients are unlikely to agree with a decrease in testosterone levels in the long term.

And perhaps the most important point. In almost all of our patients, we observed hypokalemia (a decrease in potassium levels. – Ed.). With coronavirus infection, potassium is intensely excreted from the body, and scientific articles even suggest that hypokalemia serves as the trigger for a cytokine storm. So spironolactone has a real chance to reduce the risk of this dangerous complication. But the main thing, in my opinion, is that lowering the level of potassium in the body is extremely harmful to the heart and triggers life-threatening rhythm disturbances, increasing the risk of sudden death. We, like all others, replenished potassium with droppers, but it was more effective to retain it in the body with the help of spironolactone.

Men certainly get worse than women;  the elderly are heavier than the young;  overweight people are heavier than patients without excess weight Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patientsPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– Yana Arturovna, how many patients did you have on average?

– About 10 – 14 days. But someone and 50 days.

– Have you noticed signs by which it can be assumed that the disease in the person brought is likely to go the hard way?

– Such studies were carried out in the world, our clinical practice confirmed them. Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patients. Men with a classic male type of baldness, a lot of facial hair, we can say brutal men get sick harder.

– Under what conditions did you discharge patients?

– We acted as close as possible to the recommendations Ministry of Health: so that the temperature for three days was not higher than 37.5 degrees; so that C-reactive protein (an indicator of inflammation) is lower than 10 mg / l, and saturation, that is, the level of oxygen in the blood, is higher than 96%.


– How often do you get sick doctors and nurses?

– In the first month no one got sick at all. We have a very powerful epidemiological service. The head of the sanitary-epidemiological department, a senior researcher, correctly organized the whole process, and for the first two weeks she personally worked in the sanitary inspection room at the exit from the “red zone” and helped doctors and nurses who were exhausted after the shift safely remove protective clothing.

Then both people’s fatigue and viral load accumulated. By the middle of the second month, sick people began to appear. There were no seriously ill patients. We treated part of the staff in our observation, part of it was treated at home. In total, 18 people were infected from the medical staff (less than 10%).

– Doctors take something for prevention? Vitamins C, D, Zinc?

– I saw the recommendations of American nutritionists, they speak out positively about taking zinc, melatonin and vitamin C. There were somewhat conflicting data on vitamin D. But we did not give any such recommendations to our employees. We have all the prevention was associated with minimizing contacts and other measures of epidemiological safety.

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experts explain why obesity “helps” coronavirus

– Has long been known that overweight people have lowered immunity, says head of the Department of endocrinology of the medical faculty Russian national research medical University. N. And. Pirogov Tatiana Demidova. Research and practice show that in these patients increases the risk of atherosclerosis sharply increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. Increased risk of endocrinological, oncological diseases, joint diseases, psychological disorders.

Epidemic COVID has added another item to the list of high threats to people who are overweight. It turned out that when infected with coronavirus patients with obesity more often require hospitalization, fall into the ICU, on the ventilator (artificial lung ventilation). Alas, is growing and the risk of death.

– If the original messages from China on the most severe cases COVID it was mainly about the older people with severe chronic diseases, according to the latest data from Europe and USA the risk group includes people with obesity – says Tatiana Demidova.


In what diseases most often develop complications due to coronavirus

90% of patients admitted with severe COVID-19 US hospitals, were the following comorbidities:

– hypertension — 49.7%,and

– obesity or 48.3%,

– chronic lung disease — 34,6%,

– diabetes type 2 diabetes was 28.3%,

– cardiovascular disease — 27,8%.

Thus, obesity is second among the States in which CouId be severe.


Visceral adipose tissue, that is, one that is in the abdomen, is, in fact, highly individual body, experts explain. This body affects the immune, endocrine system and metabolism in the body as a whole.

– People who are overweight fat cells are much larger. So, is synthesized in much more of various hormones and inflammatory cells. Among them, including interleukin-6, interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor, and others, – says Tatiana Demidova. Often in the body, there is a creeping inflammation.

At the same time observed that many viral infections and especially COVID-19 amplify the effects cytokines and lead to the extension of the generalization of inflammation. “It was proved that adipose tissue serves as a reservoir for some viruses, such as influenza, HIV and cytomegalovirus. Also, according to the latest data, it can be activated and coronavirus,” adds Demidov.


Studies have shown one more feature of coronavirus. As it turned out, he is able to spread rapidly in adipose tissue surrounding internal organs – lungs, liver, kidneys, heart, etc. because Of this, developing severe damage to these vital organs and people with excess weight, excess amount of adipose tissue increases the risk of death from multiple organ failure.

There is evidence that such patients are also unable to stay longer carriers of the virus, require longer hospital stay and isolation, said Tatyana Demidova.


There is evidence and that not less than one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in China, European countries and the United States, the infection resulted in damage of the pancreas. This was confirmed by elevated enzymes amylase and lipase, and glucose levels in the blood plasma.

– This is a very disturbing circumstance. Since we talking about high risk of developing diabetes type 2 diabetes in people with the original obesity after recovery from infection, says Dr. Demidov.

It is not excluded that after the break the pace of the epidemic COVID, we will see a worldwide surge in the incidence of diabetes, experts say.

So now, when the opportunity walks, sports, seasonal ripe fruits and vegetables rich in fiber, doctors suggest the obese individuals to exert their maximum effort for getting rid of really dangerous extra pounds.

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it affects not only the lungs, but the whole body

The first 10 days after the onset of symptoms of the disease, the 38-year-old American was feeling quite well. He was not at risk; he had no chronic diseases.

– The man was examined, the disease was mild. The patient had a slight cough. Therefore, he was sent home for treatment, ”says the head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Sean Wengerter.

And then the incredible happened.

One morning, a man woke up with icy and numb legs. The body was constrained by terrible weakness; there was not even the strength to get out of bed.

The examination showed that the patient had aortic occlusion – a large blood clot formed in the main artery at the place where the artery diverged in two directions – to the right and left leg. Because of this clot, blood enriched with oxygen did not enter the iliac arteries.

“This is extremely dangerous.” From this can die from 20% to 50% of patients, – notes Vangerter. – But such things are not typical for 38-year-olds.

An emergency operation to remove a blood clot could save the patient’s life. But doctors working with patients with COVID-19 are everywhere faced with rather strange and frightening phenomena in infected patients. For example, the formation of blood clots (actually blood clots) of various sizes throughout the body, renal failure, inflammation of the heart muscle and malfunctions of the immune system.

“Coronavirus occurs in each patient in its own way,” notes Scott Brackenridge, associate professor of emergency surgery at the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. – In some cases, the patient has a problem with breathing, in others, the internal organs begin to fail. In children, the immune system as a whole begins to rebel.

Coronavirus is not just a respiratory diseasePhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


A new type of coronavirus is considered to be a respiratory virus, although it is already becoming obvious – the infection affects the entire human body. The most common symptoms are fever, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

In this case, the virus attacks some organs directly. First of all, the mucous membrane of blood vessels, which entails unnatural coagulation of blood.

– COVID-19 provokes a local inflammatory reaction that leads to the formation of blood clots, – explains Wengerter. – This is due to the direct effect of the virus on the arteries.

A number of doctors recorded strokes in young patients with coronavirus, as well as the formation of blood clots in the lungs. Blood clots were found even in the smallest vessels.

“Since each organ feeds on blood vessels, and the virus attacks them first and foremost, we end up with damage to internal organs,” adds Dr. Scott Brackenridge.

Another serious symptom that is observed in some patients who become ill with the new coronavirus is the “co-fingers.” The infected toes swell, becoming red or purple. It is possible that the reason for this is blockage of blood vessels. But doctors say that usually this does not have serious consequences.

Kawasaki Syndrome

One of the most alarming reactions to COVID-19 is observed in children. It has already been named as a children’s multisystem inflammatory syndrome. In newYork Doctors have identified more than 100 cases.

This syndrome is characterized by a rather long fever, inflammatory process, malfunction of one or more internal organs, as well as the general condition, which is usually observed with shock. Pediatricians also compare these symptoms with the syndrome. Kawasaki.

Kawasaki syndrome is a rare disease that affects children aged 3 to 10 years. It is characterized by damage to the medium and small arteries, thrombosis, the formation of aneurysms and rupture of the vascular wall. Cases of infection are rare. However, recently, doctors have noted an increase in the number of patients with this syndrome.

Both childhood multisystem inflammatory syndrome and Kawasaki syndrome lead to an overly aggressive immune system response to coronavirus. This may be accompanied by inflammation of the blood vessels and heart muscle.


However, scientists note that coronavirus is not able to cause a strong immune response, but, on the contrary, suppress the entire immune system. And this can allow the infection to freely attack the internal organs.

Partly this theory was confirmed by Chinese experts, led by Dr. Zhang Zhang. Scientists analyzed samples of immune cells taken from the lungs of 9 patients infected with coronavirus. The results of the study showed an abnormally high level of leukocytes – macrophages and neutrophils responsible for the destruction of harmful pathogen – in severe patients. At the same time, these patients had a rather low level of CD8 T cells, which are called killer cells. They are responsible for killing virus-infected cells.

But doctors are reassuring, noting that they have drugs that can thin the blood, and also help the work of white blood cells that resist infection.


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Deconfining the whole human being and not just the consumer or the worker

“Under these conditions, however great the disappointment may be, it is hardly surprising that the government did not want to provide for an exception for worship. “(editorial of April 29). Well yes! this is ” surprising “, and this sentence is too. Because fulfilling and enforcing the “conditions” (curbing the circulation of the virus and respecting barrier gestures) in many places of worship is easier than in schools. The bishops say they have developed very specific proposals. However, schools will reopen, not places of worship. The difference in treatment between the two categories is therefore not in the health field. It is urgent that young people – and especially the most disadvantaged – find their way back to their school, the human and social dimension here prevails over the difficulties of implementation, and this is fortunate even if it is a challenge . So why does the same motivation not work in favor of the exercise of worship? Remember that this is a fundamental freedom: ” the exception Is to severely limit it, it would not have been to allow it from May 11. Coming together to pray is not a secondary activity that our Prime Minister can laconically postpone without a word of justification. His decision is not “legitimate”, although he affirms it, and it would be good for believers of all religions to tell him so that, when the next deadline, June 2, we deconfine the human all whole and not just the consumer or the worker.

Yves Doubliez (Deacon of the Diocese of Nanterre)


Muscular Boar – Unusual Toyota Land Cruiser Prado shocked motorists with luxury

Who would refuse Pradik in such a body kit?

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – A true Japanese legend, and tuning packages for it are widespread throughout the world. On the eve of the social network Instagram showed unusual kit for “Pradika”, which hit users on the spot.

The SUV is painted in a silver pearl shade and looks simply luxurious in this color. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado received another grille, recycled bumpers, door sills, as well as LED optics.

Moreover, the car got modified hood and large-diameter 10-spoke rims. In general, the tuned “Pradik” became more like a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 – the characteristic grille with vertical bars was replaced with a different one.

Such an SUV shocked motorists luxury. “Muscular boar”, “Bomb in general!”, “Krasava Pradik, especially the wheels”, “Zadachny Prados”, netizens write in the comments under the photo.

In fairness, we note that not everyone liked the tuned Land Cruiser Prado. “Only the color is good, the rest is the lack of taste,” some say.

Julia Romanova

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“We can change the history of the whole world”

“I received a letter on March 24 stating that Madagascar has the remedy which could, in the conditional because we have yet to prove it, cure the coronavirus (…) this medical plant can completely cure the coronavirus”, did he insured during a television broadcast.

Rajoelina did not specify the name of the plant or the author of the letter he cited.

“We are going to do the tests and I am convinced that Madagascar will find this remedy,” continued the head of state, ensuring that scientists and laboratories from several countries were ready to participate. “We can change the history of the whole world,” he added.

The announcement of the first cases of people infected with Covid-19 caused a great revival in the markets of the Big Island for a whole series of medicinal plants or products such as ginger and lemon supposed to cure or, at the very least, protect from the virus.

In a speech last month, Andry Rajoelina himself praised the merits of certain plants or essential oils against the coronavirus.

The Madagascan president forced residents of the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (east) and Fianarantsoa (center) to stay at home until April 19 to stem the Covid-19 pandemic in his country.

To date, 93 people have been officially contaminated with Covid-19 in Madagascar. None died and 11 were declared cured.


IN PICTURES – When famous places around the world empty

The Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon… Many places that delighted tourists now seem asleep. Since the spread of the coronavirus and the containment measures, the flashes and selfies of visitors have now disappeared.

India and its famous Palace the Taj Mahal
1.3 billion inhabitants

Rwanda and its Volcanoes National Park

12 million inhabitants

Tunisia and its Great Mosque of Sousse

12 million inhabitants

In Europe

Great Britain and its famous Times square London

56 million inhabitants

Greece, the Parthenon

11 million inhabitants

Belgium and its Grand-Place in Brussels
Entry into containment: March 18

11 million inhabitants

France, the Eiffel Tower

67 million inhabitants

Italy, his famous Colosseum

60 million inhabitants

Spain and its famous Sagrada Familia

46 million inhabitants

Outside Europe

Thailand, and its magnificent temples

70 million inhabitants

Lebanon et its Mediterranean city Beirut

7 million inhabitants

The State of California and its famous Venice Beach

40 million inhabitants

New York State and its effervescent Times Square

20 million inhabitants

In Brazil, the state of Rio de Janeiro and its magnificent beaches
6 million inhabitants

Argentina with its colorful streets of Buenos Aires

44 million inhabitants

Venezuela and its alleys of Caracas

32 million inhabitants.