Children under five years carried large amounts of coronovirus in their upper respiratory tract, a study published on Thursday showed. Early research did not find strong evidence of children as major contributors to the spread of COVID-19.
But now, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows that young children had 10 times 100 times more viral load in their upper respiratory tract than adults. This may mean that children are the major drivers of transmission within their communities.
Now there is a roundup of other major stories about coronoviruses around the world:
As the continent nears 1 million confirmed infections, the director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that Africa still “has a very good chance of killing the virus back” with a comprehensive strategy that includes vigorous testing.
Meanwhile, South Africa, a country with nearly half of the virus cultivated, has reduced its 9 am curfew for an hour.
And the UN’s Food Agency has warned that about 60% of Zimbabwe’s population could become “food-insecure” by December without a $ 250 million (€ 210 million) aid package.
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Many countries are reporting an increase in the number of cases as they struggle to control the spread of the virus.
Indian officials say that “herd immunity without vaccination is not a strategic option or option,” even as India confirms over 50,000 new infections.
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Countries that were praised for dealing with epidemics such as Australia and Vietnam are now facing a resurgence in the number of cases. Following a record daily increase, the State of Victoria of Australia has mandated face masks.
President Donald Trump questioned on Twitter whether the United States should delay the November election until people “can vote safely and safely.”
The US reported a 32.9% contraction of its economy between April and June, the worst decline since the Great Depression.
A new Cuban study has found that an antibody drug already used against coronovirus with COVID-19 may reduce the risk of intensive care and death among nursing home residents.
The infection has crossed 2.6 million in Brazil, a day after about 70,000 new cases were reported in the country. Brazil is the world’s second-biggest hit country – behind the US – with more than 90,000 deaths.
The epidemic has caused a record decline in Germany’s GDP. The 10.1% shrinkage was the largest since the country began collecting quarterly data in 1970. Austria and Belgium reported similar contractions in their economies on Thursday.
Meanwhile, companies across the continent have reported serious losses for the second quarter of 2020. VW, Renault and Airbus have all reported surprisingly low financial results as the coronovirus crisis halts the global economy.
Read more: Opinion: Germany’s economy can’t count on bouncing back fast
Britain has recorded the highest mortality rate (65,000) in Europe during the epidemic, compared to 21 countries. Scientists say a high mortality rate is the best way to measure deaths from an outbreak because it is internationally comparable.
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