Significant daily developments will continue to be posted here as warranted.
August 2nd 2021:
Florida reported 21,683 new cases of Covid-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday.
Comparing apples to oranges in the U.S.: “Health experts” are calculating breakthrough percentages on the total number ever vaccinated since the Pandemic started, an erroneous and misleading comparison. Nationwide in the U.S., there were more than 35,000 “breakthrough” cases last week alone (people already vaccinated getting infected). In Los Angeles county, 26% of all new infections were among those already vaccinated.
The number of U.S. Covid-19 cases has surpassed 35 million as California became the first state to pass 4 million, according to an NBC News tally late Sunday. Almost 616,800 people have died from the disease in the U.S., according to the calculations.
Australia’s Queensland state on Monday extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Brisbane, while soldiers began patrolling Sydney to enforce stay-at-home rules as Australia struggles to stop the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday there will be no nationwide mandate for Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but plans are under consideration for mandatory vaccinations of Federal workers.
Chinese cities have rolled out mass testing of millions of people and imposed fresh travel restrictions as health authorities battle to contain the country’s most widespread coronavirus outbreak in months.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that the country’s latest COVID-19 surge is “going to get worse.” The White House chief medical adviser acknowledged that the US has yet to turn the corner in the recent outbreak driven by the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
Iran’s outgoing president, Hassan Rouhani, acknowledged on Sunday that his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure, “Because I did not find it useful and I was afraid it would harm national unity.”
August 1st 2021:
Of the variants detected in Canada, the Delta increased more than five-fold in June. Rising case counts suggest “we are at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave,” Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam told reporters.
The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government’s advisory group.
Israel logged 2,435 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, according to an update to the Health Ministry’s website on Saturday evening. This represents the fifth straight day that Israel saw upward of 2,000 new cases of the virus.
Worldwide, coronavirus infections are once again on the upswing, with the World Health Organization announcing an 80 percent average increase over the past four weeks in five of the health agency’s six regions, a jump largely fueled by the Delta variant.
Last week – 31-Jul-2021: 1,006
Prior weeks: 595 / 378 / 292 / 334 / 381.
Last week – 31-Jul-2021: 16
Prior weeks: 15 / 17 / 14 / 26 / 41.
mRNA – Pfizer (BioNTech), Moderna
Viral Vector – Johnson and Johnson (Janssen), AstraZeneca (Oxford)
Protein Subunit – Novavax (more traditional, not yet available)
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Here is a summary for the past 7 days:
The Delta variant is now the predominant strain in Romania, accounting for more than 70% of new cases.
Date: New cases / actual deaths / ICU
27: 175 / 5 / 43
28: 159 / 1 / 47
29: 170 / 1 / 49
30: 153 / 3 / 49
31: 156 / 3 / 56
01: 152 / 5 / 59
02: 137 / 5 / 63
Date: New cases / actual deaths / ICU
RECORD HIGHS for Romania
10,269 new cases on November 18th, 2020
237 deaths on April 20th, 2021
1,531 ICU beds in use on April 11th, 2021
43.8% infection rate on November 16th, 2020
This was a special one-time discussion of the Coronavirus situation globally. The main points considered were:
What should our personal reaction be, and how can we keep balanced in our daily routine?
How are the Brethren affected in your area? What can we do to help one another?
What special thoughts might tie in with the coming Memorial?