Original title: Merck will share the new crown oral medicine with 105 countries, the Japanese government warehouse has a backlog of 82 million masks | International Epidemic Observation (October 28)
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0800[The cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide exceeds 244 million]
According to the epidemic tracking data of Johns Hopkins University, as of Beijing timeAt 8 o’clock in the morning on October 28, a total of 244,918,187 cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed worldwide, a total of 4,970,281 deaths, and more than 6.88 billion doses of vaccination.
0800[The latest research: antidepressant fluvoxamine may reduce the rate of hospitalization for new crowns]
A study published by The Lancet on Wednesday showed that the antidepressant fluvoxamine (fluvoxamine) helps to reduce the rate of hospitalization for the new crown, which was reduced by one-third in clinical trials in Brazil.
0800[Mersk will share the new crown oral medicine with 105 developing countries]
The US pharmaceutical giant Merck announced that it has reached an agreement with the United Nations to105 low- and middle-income countries share the new crown oral drug “monabiravir” developed by Merck. Earlier, Merck announced the interim results of its Phase III clinical trial on October 1, stating that the oral drug can halve the hospitalization rate and mortality rate. On October 11, Merck applied to the US FDA for emergency approval of the drug.
0800【The new German government plans to end the nationwide epidemic prevention measures】
The German Social Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Green Party, which are currently negotiating to form a cabinet, expressed their support for theAt the end of November, the “national epidemic status” was lifted, and national epidemic prevention measures were no longer implemented. Instead, each state formulated its own epidemic prevention measures.
0800【British Labor Party Leader Stammer positive for new crown】
The leader of the Labour Party, the largest opposition party in the UK, Kil Stammer (Keir Starmer) was positive for the new crown and failed to attend Wednesday’s parliamentary question on the government’s budget. Prior to this, Starmer had been vaccinated with two AstraZeneca vaccines.
0800[Sweden will vaccinate medical workers and the elderly with booster shots]
The Swedish government will provide medical workers andElderly people over 65 were given a booster shot of the new crown vaccine, covering 1.5 million people.
0800【Novavax vaccine applies to the UK government for approval】
American Biotechnology CorporationNovavax applied to the UK government for approval of its own vaccine on Wednesday. The Novavax vaccine has a protection rate of 89.7% in the Phase III trial in the United Kingdom and 90.4% in the North American trial. If the vaccine is approved in the UK, it will be the first recombinant protein vaccine available in the UK.
0800[WHO: Europe is the only region in the world where new confirmed cases and deaths have increased this week]
0800【43941 new confirmed cases and 207 deaths in the UK】
0800[South Korea will strictly implement epidemic prevention measures on Halloween]
South Korea will be inStrictly implement epidemic prevention measures during Halloween on October 31 to avoid the spread of the epidemic caused by crowd gatherings on the holiday, which will affect the Korean government’s plan to gradually unblock it in November.
0800[The Japanese government is exposed to a backlog of 82 million masks in warehouses]
Japanese govermentIn March 2020, we began to vigorously implement the “Abe’s Mask” cloth mask distribution policy. According to relevant sources of the Accounting Inspection Institute, as of the end of March this year, there are still about 82 million backlogs in the warehouse, worth about 11.5 billion yen (about 640 million yuan). ), the storage cost is about 600 million yen.