What is the case against the company "Biontech", which developed the Pfizer vaccine against Corona?
And what is the most prominent symptom of Corona or Micron that affects people who have received a full vaccination?
What is the secret of Japan's success in confronting the Corona epidemic?
CureVac files a lawsuit against Biotech
German biotechnology company CureVac has filed a lawsuit in Germany against the German company that developed the Corona vaccine, Biontech, and two other subsidiaries of it, accusing it of patent infringement.
CureVac announced at its headquarters in Tübingen - today, Tuesday - that it is asking Biotech to compensate "fair" for the violation of a number of intellectual property rights over more than two decades of pioneering work in the field of messenger RNA technology (mRNA), which Biotech used in the development of the Corona vaccine "Komeranti". In cooperation with the US company Pfizer.
The case was filed with the Dusseldorf City Court.
According to CureVac, it is not seeking an immediate injunction and does not intend to take any legal action that would impede Komerante's production, sale or distribution.
Biotech has not yet commented on the matter, according to the German news agency.
A prominent display of Corona Omicron affects people who have received a full vaccination
New data revealed the main symptoms of Covid in patients with increasing infections across the UK;
It is estimated that a total of 2.3 million people have contracted the virus.
And Thomas Kingsley, in his article published in the British newspaper "The Independent", said that the figures show that "Covid-19" infections in the United Kingdom have jumped by more than half a million, and the rise is likely to be driven by the latest Omicron "PA" variables. 4” (BA.4) and “BA5” (BA.5).
The writer stated that a report from the analysis application "ZOE Covid" now shows that headache has become the most reported symptom.
The application allows infected people to report their symptoms while they were infected with the virus, then analyzes the data provided by researchers at King's College London, who track infections across the United Kingdom, in addition to identifying those most at risk and the locations of high-risk areas.
And 2 out of 3 patients with Covid, who used the application, reported that they had a headache before returning positive tests, and some even suffered from headaches before suffering from breathing difficulties.
And the writer quoted Professor Tim Spector, who leads the “Zoo Health Study” application, to the “Guardian” newspaper, as saying, “There are certainly many people who have had Covid at the beginning of the year and will catch it again.”
“Across the UK we have seen a continuous increase of more than half a million infections, possibly due to the growth of PA4 and BA5 variants, and this rise is observed in all age groups,” Sarah Crofts, director of the Office for National Statistics Analytical Results for the Covid-19 Infection Survey, said. And countries and regions in England, we will continue to monitor the data closely to see if this growth continues in the coming weeks."
While Dr Mary Ramsay, Director of Clinical Programs at the UK's Health Security Agency, said: "We continue to see an increase in COVID-19 data, with higher case and hospitalization rates in those aged 65 and over, and outbreaks in care homes, and we can now also: "We're seeing a rise in ICU admissions in the older age groups. Vaccination remains the best defense against severe disease; COVID-19 hasn't gone away and we all have to remember to keep our hands clean, and it also makes sense to wear masks in crowded and enclosed spaces."
Societal pressure.. the secret of Japan's success in confronting the Corona epidemic
Japan succeeded in confronting the Corona pandemic, although it never required citizens to wear masks or vaccines, and it overcame the worst repercussions of Covid, thanks to the “fear of public shame” and thanks to “self-police”.
In their report, published by the American newspaper "The New York Times", the authors Motoko Rich and Ben Dooley say that Japan's performance in containing the repercussions of the Corona epidemic was good compared to most countries in the world.
In fact, Japan's COVID death rate is the lowest among the world's richest countries, Japan tops global vaccination rankings, and consistently enjoys one of the lowest infection rates in the world.
The authors explain that although the government has not mandated the wearing of masks or vaccines or imposed closures or mass control, the people of Japan have largely avoided the worst damage caused by the virus;
Instead, in many ways, Japan has allowed societal pressure to play a major role in preventing COVID-19.
The authors note that so far the average daily infection cases have fallen to just 12 per 100,000 inhabitants, and a government survey published in May found that about 80% of people who work in offices or are enrolled in school wear masks and about 90% They do this when using public transportation, and movie theaters, sports stadiums and shopping malls continue to require visitors to wear masks, and mostly people comply, and the term “face pants” has become a common word, meaning that removing the mask would be as embarrassing as taking off underwear in public places. .
The authors stress that many factors undoubtedly contributed to this outcome in Japan, including a robust health care system and strict border controls that exceeded those in many other countries.
Experts also say that social consensus and the fear of public embarrassment instilled in people from their childhood was a major component of Japan's relative success in preventing COVID-19.
Unlike many other countries, Japanese law does not allow the government to enforce lockdown or vaccination, yet most residents have followed each other in response to the directions of scientific experts who encouraged people to wear masks and avoid crowded, poorly ventilated places.
Vaccine development stages (WHO website)
Corona vaccination in Japan
When Japan started vaccination campaigns, most people followed the instructions to get them.
And even without asking them to;
Nearly 90% of all people over 65 years of age received a booster dose, compared to 70% of older adults in the United States.
"If you ask people in Japan to look right, they all look right," Kazunari Onishi, associate professor of public health at Saint Luke's International University in Tokyo, was quoted as saying by the authors.
"In general, I see that being influenced by others and not thinking about yourself is not a good thing, but that is what happened during the epidemic," Dr. Onishi added.
People often reported each other or businesses violating the municipality's requests for early closures during designated emergency periods.
"We received so many reports of open stores that we started calling this phenomenon 'self-policing'," says Yoko Hirai, who works in the emergency response department in Osaka, Japan's third-largest prefecture. .
Acting for the collective benefit
The authors show that the habit of keeping pace with the surrounding society is instilled in school children, who wear a uniform in most public schools and are ashamed of violating institutional expectations;
"Just being left out of the group is a big problem for Japanese kids," says Naomi Aoki, associate professor of public administration at the University of Tokyo. "They always want to belong to a social group and don't want to feel isolated."
The authors note that children are taught to act for the collective benefit;
Students clean classroom and school floors, and take turns serving lunch in the canteens.
The authors added that Japanese culture also relies on an ethic of public restraint that can be mobilized in teamwork.
James Wright, an anthropologist at the Alan Turing Institute in London who has studied Japan's response to the coronavirus, said politicians had exploited "this collective idea of restraint in the public interest" during the pandemic.
At the end of their report, the authors explained that people continue to adhere to societal pressure at the present time, as Kai Kobe, 40, who works as a receptionist in an office in Shibuya, said that she always wears her mask at work because her job is to receive the customer, and added, “Everyone is still Those around us wear it, so it's hard to get rid of."Keywords: