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A study published on Thursday found that children under the age of five carried high levels of coronaviruses in the upper respiratory tract. Early studies found no strong evidence that children are a major contributor to the spread of COVID-19.
A study now conducted in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows that young children had 10 to 100 times higher upper respiratory tract viruses than adults. This may mean that children are key drivers of transmission between their communities.
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As the continent approaches 1 million confirmed infections, the director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Africa still has “a very good chance of killing the virus”; with a comprehensive strategy that includes robust research.
Meanwhile, a country with nearly half of African virus cases, South Africa, has eased the hour to 9 a.m..
The UN food agency has warned that almost 60% of Zimbabweans ’population by December. It could become “insecure food” without an additional $ 250 million. USD (EUR 210 million) aid package.
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Several countries report an increase in the number of cases as the continent struggles to control the spread of the virus.
The Indian authorities say that “vaccine-free herd immunity is not a strategic choice or choice” even when more than 50,000 new confirmed infections have been reported in India.
Read more: Why does India deny the transfer of the COVID-19 community?
Countries that have been praised for the initial management of the pandemic, such as Australia and Vietnam, are now facing a resurgence of many cases. After a record daily increase, the state of Victoria in Australia made face masks mandatory.
President Donald Trump has questioned on Twitter whether the U.S. should not postpone the November election until people can vote “safely and securely.”
The U.S. reported that from April to June. Its economy contracted 32.9%, the biggest recession since the Great Depression.
A new Cuban study found that an antibody drug already used against coronavirus may reduce the risk of intensive care and death among nursing home residents with COVID-19.
The number of infections in Brazil exceeded 2.6 million, the day after the country reported 70,000 new cases. Brazil is the second most affected country in the world – after the United States – with more than 90,000 deaths.
The pandemic caused a record drop in German GDP. The 10.1% decline has been the largest since the country hit in 1970. Started collecting quarterly data. Austria and Belgium reported similar economic downturns on Thursday.
Meanwhile, companies across the continent reported significant growth in 2020. Loss for the second quarter. All VW, Renault and Airbus reported staggeringly low financial results as the coronavir crisis halted the global economy.
Read more: Opinion: The German economy cannot expect a speedy recovery
The UK announced that the pandemic had the highest death rate in Europe (65,000), according to a comparison of 21 countries. Researchers argue that mortality from an outbreak is the best way to detect excessive mortality because of its international comparability.
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