When restrictions will be lifted in Tatarstan
57 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Tatarstan over the past 24 hours. On February 19, 17,543 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Tatarstan. 14,163 people recovered over the entire period, including 68 over the past day. Over the entire period, 313 people died.
There are no plans to lift restrictive measures on coronavirus in Tatarstan in February. However, the head of the Rospotrebnadzor Department for the Republic of Tatarstan Marina Patyashina allowed the issue to be considered in March. Marina Patyashina said that testing for antibodies after vaccination against coronavirus is generally inappropriate, since the vaccine has passed all clinical trials and studies and has proven its effectiveness:.
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Tatarstan does not plan to conduct new tests for herd immunity. In total, three stages of research took place: in June, September and December. According to the results of the first stage, 31% had antibodies, the second stage - 45%, the third stage - 51.2%. Three more deaths from coronavirus infection were registered in Tatarstan. As of February 19, 313 deaths of COVID-19 have been registered in Tatarstan. The EpiVacCorona coronavirus vaccine should arrive in Tatarstan in March. The Ministry of Health promised to notify the population of the receipt of the vaccine. Marina Patyashina commented on the termination of the case against the deputy director of the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Musa Jalil Yuri Larionov about the violation of "antiquated" measures. She stated that she does not consider this a "dangerous precedent", since the case is an isolated one, and the wide publicity disciplines all objects so that they comply with all "antiquated" measures.
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Method for determining coronavirus by cough
Over the past day, 12,953 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Russia, 17,484 people have recovered. Thus, the number of cases for the entire time increased to 4,151,984 people, and those who recovered - up to 3,697,433 people. 480 Russians died per day. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Russia, 82,876 people have died from the coronavirus. In Russia, more than 365 thousand tests for coronavirus were carried out per day, a total of 108.7 million. 597.4 thousand people remain under medical supervision.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the registration in Russia of the third vaccine against coronavirus called "KoviVac". It was developed by the Chumakov Center. The first 120,000 doses of the CoviVac coronavirus vaccine will be launched into civilian circulation in mid-March. Vaccine manufacturers have released about 10 million doses of Sputnik V and 80,000 doses of EpiVacCorona. In the near future, a line for the production of the new vaccine "CoviVac" will be launched. By the end of the first half of 2021, Russia plans to produce 88 million sets of doses of vaccines against coronavirus, excluding the drug "KoviVac", said Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova. Kommunarka's head physician Denis Protsenko spoke about the development of a new method for determining coronavirus by coughing. Protsenko drew attention to the fact that a coronavirus cough is different from a normal cough. For research, 40 Hospital has compiled a large database of patients' cough records, he said.
Depending on the region of Russia, from 20 to 70% of the population has immunity to coronavirus. According to the infectious disease doctor Evgeny Timakov, this is still not enough to control the epidemic process. M. P. Chumakov, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) plans to start researching the KoviVac vaccine in April for its use among children and people over 60 years old. The Russian Foreign Ministry has invited all foreign diplomatic missions working in the country to be vaccinated against the Sputnik V coronavirus. Diplomats from Asia, Africa, Latin America, as well as the CIS countries, where the use of the Sputnik V vaccine is permitted, expressed their desire to be vaccinated with the first Russian vaccine against coronavirus. The head physician of the Moscow hospital 71, TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov warned that the flu could be more dangerous for humanity than the coronavirus. According to him, the flu is something that will still shake the Earth, as all virologists and specialists expect the appearance of mutations, bird and swine flu.
More than 4 thousand coronavirus vaccination points have already been opened in the regions of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin said. In remote places, mobile posts have been organized, and special transport has been allocated, which brings people there.
Leak of COVID-19 from a Chinese laboratory
In the world, 110,725,155 people were infected with a new type of coronavirus at 10.25 (Moscow time), 2,452,160 people died. These data are provided by Johns Hopkins University, which monitors the spread of the virus in real time. In terms of the number of cases, the United States is in first place (28 006 110). On the second line - India (10 977 387), on the third - Brazil (10 084 208), on the fourth - Great Britain (4 107 286). Russia ranks fifth (4 092 649, the university's data lag behind the Russian headquarters). Most deaths were recorded in the United States (495 804). They are followed by Brazil (244 737), Mexico (178 965) India (156 212) and the United Kingdom (120 147).
The number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world over the past seven days increased by 2.5 million, which is almost half of the first week of 2021. Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Munich conference called for investment in the construction of facilities for the production of vaccines from COVID- 19: "A small number of billions to make sure it never happens again," Gates said.
US President Joe Biden said that the total number of deaths from the effects of coronavirus in the United States in the coming days will exceed 500 thousand people. "This is almost 70 thousand more than the number of Americans who died in World War II," Biden added. Polish Health Minister Adam Nedzielski announced that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic has begun in the country. He noted that the number of new cases of coronavirus has been increasing recently, including on a weekly basis. A severe blizzard in the United States has delayed the supply of about 6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in all 50 states. Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House pandemic working group, said the 6 million doses is roughly a three-day delay in delivery. The Czech Ministry of Health has introduced in the republic the obligation to wear respirators with an increased degree of protection against coronavirus in public places from Monday. The measure was introduced due to the accelerating spread of the British strain of COVID-19 in the country.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez asked Health Minister Jines Gonzalez Garcia to resign after it became known that an official's acquaintance had been vaccinated from the coronavirus out of turn. Earlier, Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitski on the air of radio station El Destape said that he was able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus after he asked for help from “his old friend Hines.” WHO said that the fight against coronavirus in 2021 will require another $ 22.9 billion. This money is needed by the ACT-Accelerator International Partnership, which aims to expand access to diagnostic tools. The Polish Ministry of Health has opposed the replacement of masks protecting against the spread of coronavirus with handkerchiefs or plastic shields. The department has prepared an order that will oblige citizens to counter the spread of coronavirus not only to cover their mouth and nose with a cloth mask or a scarf, but to wear medical surgical masks. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sees no obstacles to vaccinating athletes to protect against coronavirus, since vaccines do not belong to List of Prohibited Substances and Methods: "Athletes can rest assured that WAD will continue to monitor all available information and advise them and other members of the anti-doping community in the highly unlikely event that an ingredient in any approved vaccine is likely to be problematic."
The administration of US President Joe Biden will not provide countries with the coronavirus vaccine available in the country until the majority of the US population has been vaccinated.