A European country announces that it wants to infect as many people as possible with the Corona virus, so what is it?
And what did a new study reveal about the effects of corona on the testicles and sperm production?
And what are the two warnings from two Russian scientists regarding Corona?
The answers and more are in this comprehensive report.
Iceland wants to infect as many people as possible with corona
We start with Iceland, where the Ministry of Health has said it wants to infect "as many people as possible" with the coronavirus to achieve "widespread societal resistance", according to a report in The Independent.
"The large-scale community resistance to COVID-19 is the main way out of the epidemic," the Ministry of Health said, in a statement, citing infectious disease authorities.
She added that to achieve widespread societal resistance, also referred to as "herd immunity", "as many people as possible need to be infected with the virus because vaccines are not sufficient, although they provide good protection against serious diseases."
The statement came as the country prepares to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, including the indoor gathering limit of 200 people.
Iceland, with a population of about 368,000 people, has recorded between 2,100 and 2,800 daily infections in recent days, and more than 115,000 infections have been recorded during the epidemic, and 60 people have died as a result of Covid.
Poland lifts all restrictions except for mandatory face masks
Poland also joins Iceland in lifting all restrictions except for mandatory face masks.
The Polish Minister of Health, Adam Nidzelsky, said that lifting most restrictions as of early March was possible because the number of new daily infections and hospital admissions decreased significantly, and herd immunity exceeded 90% as a result of vaccinations and infections.
Workers in state and regional administration can return to work in offices.
Nidzelsky said that wearing masks in indoor public places will continue to be required, and the infected will still need to isolate for 7 days to prevent the transmission of "Covid-19", and the government will decide whether to lift the restriction on the mandatory wearing of masks in the coming weeks.
At the height of the most recent spike in infections in mid-January, about 60,000 new infections were reported daily in the country of 38 million people, and more than 22 million people were fully immunized with vaccines.
Corona leads to shrinkage of the testicles and a sharp decrease in the number of sperm
A recent study conducted on hamsters found that “Covid-19” infection led to a sharp decrease in the number of sperms, testosterone, and a decrease in the size and weight of the testicles.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, and was published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The researchers said that severe histopathological damages of varying degrees of orchitis, bleeding, death, degeneration of seminiferous tubules and disruption of spermatogenesis were observed.
The researchers said that this damage to the testicles can be prevented by vaccination.
Russian doctor warns of the risk of blood clotting problems in patients with mild Omicron
Vladimir Polybuk, an immunologist and allergy specialist, announced that it is not excluded that people with a mild form of "Covid-19" may develop problems with blood clotting, according to Russia Today.
And a specialist indicated, in an interview with Radio “Sputnik”, that most patients who were infected with the Omicron mutant had a mild course of the disease, but nevertheless, it is not excluded that they will have problems with blood clotting, because Omicron, like other variants of the emerging corona virus, can damage blood vessels. .
He added, "After recovering from the disease, low body temperature, and the disappearance of symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection, complications may appear. Therefore, we must remember that the new Corona virus threatens blood clots, and the older a person is, the more likely he will develop a blood clot, and the poor condition of the arteries and veins." .
There are signs that indicate a possible blood clot.
"You should watch out for symptoms such as sudden pain in the arm or leg, muscle spasms, swollen feet, and the appearance of a venous network," he says.
He adds that the cough that appears after recovery from "Covid-19" can be a sign of a pulmonary embolism, and that the Corona virus causes visual impairment.
"Thrombosis appears in the retina, and a person often complains of eye pain and blurred vision, and this was a common symptom in people with the delta variant, and this problem was noted when the Omicron mutant was infected," he says.
Russia's second warning
Dr. Sergey Voznesensky, Associate Professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine of the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, announced that it is currently difficult to predict the end of the "Covid-19" pandemic, according to the Russia Today website.
The specialist notes, in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”, when commenting on the statement of Melita Voinovich, the representative of the World Health Organization in Russia, in which she indicated that the pandemic may end at the end of the current 2022, that the prediction is dangerous, because it is in order to predict an accurate date. Data must be available not only for the current period, but also for the period to be taken into account in the forecast.
And he says, "Will a new variant of the emerging corona virus appear after the omicron mutant? No one can answer this question, although practically everyone is sure that it will appear. Will it be a pathogenic and displaces the omicron mutant and replaces it? No one knows, although the possibility of a virus pandemic is weak. The new corona over time is a possibility, and this is what we notice after the emergence of the omicron mutant. But will the pandemic end by the end of 2022 or will we witness a new wave of the spread of Covid-19 in the fall or winter of 2023? Nobody can accurately predict that. "Keywords: