Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of the drug ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. It is good in the fight against parasites in cattle and in small doses in humans. However, people believed dubious studies, so calls from people poisoned with ivermectin became more frequent to the emergency services hotline.
Specialists of the state Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector have found out whether it is possible to get infected with coronavirus through drinking or sea water.
The Ministry of Health claims that vaccination against coronavirus does not increase the risk of obstetric or perinatal complications, but it is better to do it at a certain time.
Duke University scientists have estimated the likelihood of pandemics in the future. The Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation estimated the state's costs for combating the pandemic. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the effectiveness of vaccines has fallen to 66% due to the spread of the delta strain. The International Vaccine Institute (South Korea) has announced the start of the second phase of clinical trials of a vaccine against the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica.
The Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund has calculated how much the state is forced to spend on the treatment of patients with coronavirus infection in Russia. And how much he will spend later.
The global food market is intensively adapting to the post-pandemic era, trying to solve the problems of food waste and labor shortages. Three areas of the foodtech market are becoming the most interesting: vegetable meat, cellular meat (allowed for sale so far only in Singapore) and the production of fermented products. Andrey Zyuzin, Innovation Advisor at EFKO Group, Managing Partner of the Fuel for Growth venture fund, talks about the coolest startups in the direction.
Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamalei Research Center, said that next year the first phase of clinical trials of a single vaccine against several strains of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus may begin. Scientists from Singapore have concluded that matrix vaccines can protect against a whole group of coronaviruses. Sputnik Lite became the first internationally officially approved booster vaccine.
Oxford University scientists have assessed the decrease in the effectiveness of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneka vaccines over time. In Israel, mandatory revaccination is carried out for everyone over the age of 50. Scientists from the San Raffaele Scientific Institute have found that colds reduce the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The head of the Gamalea Center, Alexander Ginzburg, believes that if the current rates of vaccination are maintained, collective immunity will be achieved in Russia in 2021.
For the second summer in a row, the planet is enveloped in clouds of smoke caused by forest fires. The clouds are so big that they can even affect the weather, create lightning and paint the skies in different colors. Smoke contains dangerous particles that threaten our health. Unfortunately, they cannot be contained.
American scientists have managed to find out how the coronavirus penetrates into human cells and then attacks his body.