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Samson: Officially … China announces a treatment for Corona and amazing results

03/20/2020 00:08:03

China announced Thursday that the drug approved Favipiravir approved in 2014 in Japan for influenza treatment, is an effective drug in eliminating the Corona virus.

And China explained that “clinical tests were conducted in the southern city of Shenzhen on 80 patients, the drug was tested on 35 people infected with the virus, and 45 others were put in custody and noticed without the drug.”

She explained that “and by follow-up it was found that the group of patients who were treated with the drug was cured.”    LINK


Samson:  Paper money … Does it transmit corona infection?

03/20/2020 11:36:36

An increasing number of companies and individuals around the world have stopped using banknotes, fearing that the currency could be a carrier of the emerging Corona virus.

Public officials and health experts said that the risk of transmitting the virus from one person to another through the use of banknotes is minimal, but that did not prevent companies from refusing to accept currencies and some countries from urging their citizens to stop using the banknotes completely. OpenBox, a nonprofit library in Chicago, sent an email to customers last week asking individuals not to use cash, and a chain of restaurants in Washington state stopped accepting cash. Delivery services such as “Grabahb” and “Dor Dash” and others established “offline” deliveries and stopped offering cash as an option to pay.

Experts believe that cash payment carries the risk of coronavirus transmission, but the risk from cash funds so far is minimal compared to other transmission methods. Scientific research published early in the outbreak of the disease concluded that the virus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours and up to three days on plastic and stainless steel, however, the researchers have not tested whether it can live on banknotes.

Public health experts said that the presence of live particles of the virus on banknotes does not mean that they pose a health hazard, and it is unlikely that the virus particles will return to the air or turn into a spray once on the surface. “It is not impossible that there will be traces of the virus on dollar bills, but if you wash your hands, this will provide adequate protection, and you should not need anything else,” said Julie Fisher, professor at the Center for Global Community and Society Science at Georgetown University.

It is also possible that other devices used for payment are disease carriers, as credit and debit cards are made of plastic and metal. And the ATM touches hundreds of human hands a day. On the other hand, the US central bank is making “the Federal Reserve” efforts to ensure that the cash supply is not contaminated. A quarantine is being imposed on banknotes traded in Europe and Asia for seven to ten days as a “precautionary measure,” according to a spokesman for the Federal Reserve. While companies are discouraging the use of cash, there have been reports of customers withdrawing large ATM withdrawals in several parts of America.

Some banks have been forced to request additional funds from the Federal Reserve or to keep ATMs stored at higher levels to allow larger withdrawals of clients. And avoiding banknotes does not happen in the United States only, in South Korea, which was more successful in stopping the spread of the disease, the country’s central bank withdrew all banknotes from circulation for two weeks, and in some cases burned paper money.

And in Iran, which suffers the worst outbreak of the virus in the Middle East. The use of cash is common, but in recent weeks many people have avoided it, and banks have announced that they will not accept cash from customers. LINK

Samson:  China announces recovery of 87.9% of all people infected with the Coronavirus

20th March, 2020

The latest Chinese official figures and statistics revealed that 87.9% of all people infected with Coronavirus have recovered in various parts of the country.

The government health affairs agency said today, Friday, that the number of people infected with coronavirus who are receiving treatment in hospitals outside Hubei Province has decreased to 282. The authority said that during the past 24 hours, no local cases were recorded, except for 39 cases, all of them coming from outside the country, 3 deaths were recorded, and 730 people were infected with the virus.

According to the World Health Organization, Europe has become classified as a focus for the spread of the Corona virus, as the number of people infected with this virus exceeded 100,000, and the number of deaths in Italy exceeded 3400 deaths, making it the first in terms of deaths, ahead of China. The total number of people infected with the virus worldwide has reached 244,000, 80,000 of them in China. LINK

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