What did a Jordanian epidemiologist say about easing the procedures for corona?

And when is the world expected to recover from the virus?

What are the main differences between Omicron and influenza?

The answers are here with data about a new vaccine for Corona.

Easing Corona measures will not lead to a new outbreak

We start from Jordan, where a consultant in tissue diseases, Dr. Hossam Abu Farsakh, said that “the current wave is different from all previous Corona waves, as its symptoms were very mild for the majority, and hospital admissions were few, in addition to the infection of more than 90% of citizens with the virus, which allowed You will be collectively immune to it."

Abu Farsakh added - in a report by the writer Saeda Al-Sayed in the Jordanian newspaper Al-Rai - that "the current mitigating measures are less than what our epidemiological situation allows, injuries and deaths are in great decline, and Omicron is less severe in its symptoms than other mutant, wondering: Why do we treat it like the original virus? Delta, as there must be greater openness and the abolition of all restrictions imposed on it, and in the event of the emergence of another virus, it will be dealt with in its time?”

The world may recover from the Corona virus in mid-June

And the doctor indicated, “There will be no epidemic setback as a result of the mitigating measures and the state of openness, and we may witness a rise in infections, but it is not effective because the symptoms are mild, and the infection will not be able to prevent it now between people, and we will not even be surprised by another major Corona wave, and therefore it is necessary to return to normal life. And focus only on those who are hospitalized, expecting the world to recover from the virus in mid-June.

Abu Farsakh called “to cancel the PCR tests for Corona, as calculating them does not mean anything at the present time, and it cost millions, whether on the state or individuals, so it is time to restore recovery and dispense with it, and use it only for cases.” The one who went to the doctor or hospital for treatment, everyone became in contact with the injured and almost no house is free of infection, so Omicron changed the rules from the previous waves.”

What is the difference between Omicron and influenza?

Influenza is a different disease from Covid-19, and although some common symptoms are similar, influenza is still actively spreading, and being tested is the only way to ascertain whether symptoms are caused by Covid-19 (as a result of the worrisome mutant or micron or any other mutant), or caused by it. flu.

Although both diseases are treated with symptomatic treatment - such as reducing the duration of illness and lowering the temperature - different protocols for treatment and isolation must be followed based on the results of the tests, according to the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office.

How does infection with the worrisome omicron differ from influenza?

Although influenza and COVID-19 have some similar symptoms, loss of taste and/or smell and shortness of breath are the two most indicative symptoms of COVID-19.

Covid-19 treatments also differ from influenza treatments, as treatment options for severe forms of Covid-19 include oxygen, corticosteroids, and interleukin-6 receptor blockers. (B), Antivirals can reduce severe complications and death from influenza, and are especially important for high-risk groups.

In addition, COVID-19 vaccines differ from influenza vaccines, but both types of vaccines are important for preventing and protecting against these viruses.

Is the isolation time for infection with the omicron mutant of concern the same as for influenza infection?

The World Health Organization recommends isolation of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (as a result of the UMICRON mutant or other mutant) 10 days after the onset of symptoms, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms (including resolution of fever or respiratory symptoms).

In cases that do not show symptoms of the disease, they must be isolated for 10 days from the date of the initial positive test, and as for influenza, those infected with it are more able to transmit infection during the first three days of their illness, and they must stay away from others from 4 to 5 days at least from the beginning of the disease. Symptoms appear to avoid spreading the virus.

How can I protect myself from COVID-19 caused by the worrisome omicron mutant and from influenza?

Getting both vaccines is the most effective way to protect yourself, whether from the flu virus or COVID-19.

It is noteworthy that the same preventive measures should be applied to both viruses: maintaining a distance of at least one meter from others, wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose well, avoiding crowded and poorly ventilated places, opening windows and doors in rooms to allow air circulation, and cleaning hands frequently with water. soap or sanitizers.

World's first plant-based vaccine for COVID-19 gets approval

The “Covifenz” vaccine, developed by the Canadian company Medicago and the British “GlaxoSmithKline” pharmaceutical company, became the first plant-based vaccine against Covid-19 in the world to obtain approval, and the vaccine - which consists of two doses and obtained approval Health Canada - Corona virus-like particles or “virus-like particles” technology.

The Canadian government has made contacts with Medicago, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, to provide the anti-Covid-19 vaccine, and the Canadian-based pharmaceutical company expects to provide the vaccine in Canada as soon as possible, and to move forward with the progress process. To obtain regulatory approvals.

The Covins vaccine has not yet been approved or licensed to provide protection against Covid-19 in any country other than Canada.

Good news from many countries

We move to France, where the obligatory wearing of the muzzle has been lifted as of Monday in places where the vaccine certificate is used, such as museums, restaurants and cinemas, in a new easing of health restrictions, while the epidemic records a significant decline in the country, but the muzzle position remains mandatory in means of transportation such as Trains or planes, where vaccination certificate is also required.

In New Zealand, New Zealanders who had been stranded abroad due to the pandemic have returned to the country as some border restrictions, which are among the toughest in the world to tackle COVID-19, begin to ease.

The Philippines will also lift this March most of the restrictions related to the Corona virus in the capital, Manila, and 38 other regions in the country, and the government announced a significant decrease in the number of infections and an increase in the number of vaccinated people, and companies, government departments and transportation will be allowed to operate at full capacity, as the city - which It is 13 million people - at the lowest alert level of the epidemic, as of Tuesday.