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U.S. passes Italy for Highest Percentage of Coronavirus out of largest 25 countries.


New models of COVID-19 case data indicate the U.S. has a sharp continual increase of cases overall compared to other countries with similar population density. Of the 25 countries studied, the U.S. leads each country, bringing the U.S. to the forefront of this pandemic since its first confirmed case in January.

While the U.S. accounts for only 4% of the world’s population, the country leads with 34% (1,244,199 as of May 7) of confirmed COVID-19 cases and a 28% (78,844 as of May 7) death rate. Case-by-case studies indicate that 0.37% of Americans have been infected by the virus, this is a .02% increase from Italy, the third highest country of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has also recorded higher weekly flu deaths than 2019. Experts and data suggest the flu season, beginning in December and lasting up to May, peaked in mid-March this year. Total deaths in 2020 by Week 16 was 7,540 compared to 5,991 deaths in 2019 Week 16.

The characteristics of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu are similar with the primary difference of the incubation period. The seasonal flu incubation period is three days, while COVID-19 incubation period is five to six days. Contagion risk is increasingly higher during these timeframes, as most are asymptomatic, making COVID-19 more contagious.

Community spread accounts for the primary attribute of the U.S. high confirmed case count. Hotspot areas including New York and California continue lockdown, contact tracing and social-distancing efforts to control spread. Knowing the symptoms assist in stopping disease spread and protect high-risk communities such as immunosuppressed and the elderly.

Facts are more important than ever and there is a lot of misinformation in the world. To help with this issue Dr. Jeremy Bennett, professor at The Citadel, and Carlos Crameri, entrepreneur and CEO of Curious Check, created Facts Not Opinions where the data is not tampered with to reach a predetermined conclusion and does not have a political agenda.

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RUSSIAN MILITARY VIROLOGISTS WHO DEVELOPED A VACCINE AGAINST EBOLA WILL HELP ITALY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS


Russia sent the best military virologists to Italy, who at various times fought Ebola, Swine fever and anthrax.

An aviation group of the Russian air force consisting of 9 IL-76 aircrafts delivered equipment and about 100 military specialists to Italy to help the Republic fight against coronavirus.

The group is headed by major General Sergey Kikot, who performed tasks to counter spread of anthrax and is considered to be one of the best specialists in Russia in the field of cutting-edge special treatment systems.

The mission also includes Lieutenant Colonel Gennady Eremin, who has experience in fighting African swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease and other disorders. He is a candidate of Medicine and a leading scientist at a research center. It is assumed that Gennady Eremin will deal with the organization and handling of anti-epidemic measures.

One of the most prominent members of the group was Vyacheslav Kulish, who is a specialist in the development of protection against biological agents of a viral nature. The scientific community knows him as an expert who took an active part in the creation of a vaccine against Ebola and developed a number of anti-plague drugs. Together with his Italian colleagues, Vyacheslav Kulish will solve problems related to the implementation of special treatment and conduct anti-epidemic measures.

Alexander Yumanov, Lieutenant Colonel of the medical service, an associate Professor of the Military Medical Academy named after S. M. Kirov and candidate of medical Sciences, is also a member of this delegation. In 2019, he participated in drills of military medical services of the ASEAN member States and the dialogue partners of the “SMA plus” MEDEX-2019 format in India on anti-epidemic support in natural disasters and emergencies. Alexander Yumanov was also involved in the work of Russian military hospital in the Republic of Guinea as a part of international program to fight Ebola in this country.

Another member of the expert group is a candidate of medical Sciences, a leading epidemiologist, Colonel of medical service Alexey Smirnov, who actively participated in the development of a vaccine against Ebola.

Among the equipment delivered to Italy by the Russian authorities are coronavirus diagnostics and disinfection systems.
Italy has the most number of coronavirus-infected citizens than any other country in Europe.

As of March 23, 5,400 people have died and the total number of infected has reached 59,400. At the same time, a number of experts note that those infected with coronavirus in Russia and a number of European countries have a clear “Italian” nature of the disease.

Russia regularly sends its virologists and epidemiologists to fight diseases in other countries. In 1999, a medical hospital based on a special medical unit was sent to the Yugoslav region of Kosovo. In the shortest possible time, this hospital became the largest medical facility in Kosovo, and the UN leadership asked the Russian Defense Ministry to allow regular medical care for UN personnel in this facility. In 2004, Russian virologists provided assistance to the government of Indonesia in the aftermath of the tsunami that killed 120 thousand people and destroyed country’s the medical infrastructure. More than 2000 people were treated in the Russian hospital redeployed to Indonesia. In 2014, Russian specialists helped the Republic of Guinea defeat Ebola. As a part of Russian assistance program, a 200-bed infectious military hospital and a number of specialists in epidemiology were deployed to the African country.

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ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST VACCINATED COUNTRIES, STATES DON JURAVIN

Don Karl Juravin REVIEWS Vaccination

While Germany chooses penalties to enforce vaccination, Israel chooses education

JURAVIN RESEARCH found that across the globe, vaccines are not as common as you think. Almost no country has reached the 95% participation rate necessary to achieve the “herd immunity,” except Israel. The anti-vaxx movement has successfully planted roots in many countries in Europe as well as the United States. 

What country is the most successful in vaccinating?

Don Juravin answers that one of the best-vaccinated countries in the world is Israel.

VACCINES AND VACCINATION WORLDWIDE FACTS 

  • Canada has been heading towards mandatory vaccinations.
  • 66 percent of Canadians agree that children should receive all of their vaccinations before going to school. 
  • 88 percent of Canadians believe vaccinations are key to preventing disease. 
  • 28 percent of parents in Canada believe that vaccinating comes with serious side effects. 
  • Penalty way: Germany just passed a law that would fine parents $2,750 if they do not vaccinate their children. 
  • France also passed a law that mandated that children receive 11 vaccines before starting school. 
  • Israel is leading with more than a 95 percent participation rate in vaccines. 

On the heels of the news of a little unvaccinated boy in London, Ontario with tetanus, there has been much fuss on the internet about “forced vaccination. Vaccinations, it seems, are a very contentious issue. According to Juravin,  many feel they are dangerous and thrust upon us for the wrong reasons. Others feel that not vaccinating places the public at risk and that is should be mandated.

Other countries are moving ahead of us in progress. According to Juravin’s research, the United States has been slow to respond to this epidemic of measles and other preventable diseases in terms of legislation. 

?? The Candian Way To Vaccination

In February 2015, a poll by the Angus Reid Institute revealed that two-thirds of Canadians believe that children should not be allowed to attend school or daycare if their immunizations are not fully up to date. Interestingly, the country is divided. 

In Ontario and Alberta, parents strongly support mandatory vaccination by four to one, whereas citizens of Quebec are firmly divided one to one. Across the country, parents of older children are more in favour of mandatory vaccination, and parents of young children more supportive of voluntary vaccination.

Does this suggest changing times and a movement towards less complete vaccination across Canada? Why is there more doubt about vaccination safety then there was 20 years ago? Perhaps public health needs some better PR.

According to the survey, 88 percent of Canadians think vaccination is effective in preventing disease, with the skeptical 12 percent mostly falling in the younger age categories. 

An American Example

This kind of skepticism is the same as we see in the United States of America, where some communities demonstrating only 82 percent vaccine uptake, 10 percent less than that required to prevent outbreaks (herd immunity). Measles was able to spread quickly through California this past year as so many children visiting Disneyland were un- or under-vaccinated.

The survey found 28 percent of parents feel there is a “real risk of serious effects from vaccination.” There is potential for serious side effects, but these risks are exceedingly low.

?? The German Way Of Penalties

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles in Germany could be punished with fines of up to €2,500, (which translates to $2,750 in American dollars) according to a draft law presented by the health minister, Jens Spahn.

The law, which is set to come into effect from March 2022 if it passes through parliament before the end of this year, would make vaccination against measles mandatory for all children attending nurseries and schools, as well as teachers, educators and medical staff at hospitals and surgeries.

No Vaccination, No Kindergarten

By July 2020, parents signing up their children for kindergartens or schools would need to either provide evidence that their children have been vaccinated or proof of a medical condition that prevents their offspring from getting the jab.

According to estimates by the health ministry, the law would also affect about 361,000 non-vaccinated children already attending a school or kindergarten, as well as about 220,000 adults.

“All parents should be safe in the knowledge that their children cannot be infected with and endangered by measles,” Spahn said.

Juravin reports that this may not be unwarranted. Governments worldwide have in recent months been forced into action by a rise in the number of measles cases and a growing trend towards “vaccination hesitancy”, driven partly by anti-vaccination scare campaigns. Germany’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, recorded 170 new cases of measles in the first two months of 2019 alone. Measles, while seemingly innocuous, can lead to complications such as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. These complications can lead to death

Don Karl Juravin Finds Lower Vaccination In Germany

The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) is a particular focus of the “anti-vaxxer” movement. In 1998, the discredited physician Andrew Wakefield published fraudulent research in the Lancet that suggested the vaccine had a role in causing autism.

Measles can cause debilitating or fatal complications, including encephalitis, pneumonia, and permanent vision loss, to which babies and young children with weak immune systems are particularly vulnerable.

In Germany, coverage with the first dose of the measles vaccine has in recent years stalled at 93%, short of the 95% coverage, the World Health Organization states is required to prevent mass outbreaks. In 2017, only the two formerly East German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg met the WHO’s “herd immunization” requirement, with only 89% coverage in Baden-Württemberg in the wealthy south-west of the country.

“I want to wipe out measles,” said Spahn, a former candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, hailing vaccinations as “one of humanity’s greatest achievements”.

The minister’s initiative was praised by members of the Social Democratic Party, the junior coalition partner in Germany’s “grand coalition” government. “Individual freedom finds its limits where it endangers the health of others,” said the SPD leader, Andrea Nahles, who signaled her party’s support for the draft law. “That’s why I consider it important to make vaccination against infectious diseases like measles mandatory.”

Some Green party politicians have voiced reservations about the proposals, arguing that mandatory vaccination would be more likely to increase distrust among skeptics. “Spahn should focus on convincing people … instead of coercing them,” the Green politician Kordula Schulz-Asche said.

?? The French Way Of Mandatory Vaccination

In France, in 2017, laws were passed by the government making 11 vaccines mandatory. Previously, only three vaccines were required by law. The French are more opposed to vaccines than in other countries. A poll in 2017 noted that 41 percent of French parents are anti-vax.

Ironically, France’s vaccination rates for diphtheria and tetanus are some of the highest in the world. Yet the community there strongly objects to some of the vaccines, finds Don Juravinski

The country has been subject to some small scandals: in 1998 a Hepatitis B vaccine was canceled due to some unexpected side effects. 

The anti-vaxx community in France responded to these incidents and rose up. They created large, powerful online groups to affirm each other. Government-run websites have attempted to counteract the propaganda online but to little effect. Videos on YouTube describing the necessity of vaccines fall short of reaching the audiences desired. 

When it comes to measles, a disease that should have been wiped out years ago by vaccines, France has the lowest vaccination rate in the European Union. 

The government has also tried to equip family doctors with the resources they need to explain to patients the necessity of vaccines. According to Juravin, only 51 percent of doctors in France feel comfortable explaining vaccines to their patients, because of a lack of knowledge and resources. 

?? The Italian Way Of Vaccination

A case of what not to do can be found south of France. In Italy, anti-vaxx communities are having a Renaissance, in part because Italian politicians have encouraged and embraced the movement. A group called the Five Star movement refers to HIV as a hoax. 

Italian legislators ended mandatory vaccines for children going to school, making Italy some sort of promised land to the worldwide anti-vaxx community. The measles have broken out, and are infecting thousands of people in Italy. 

Candidates for office have been pushing “measles parties” as a way to infect children with the measles so that somehow they build an immunity to it. Obviously, according to Juravin, this has backfired tremendously. 

The World Health Organization has personally called legislators in Italy out, blaming the epidemic of contagious diseases in Europe on them and their actions. 

Only 82 percent of people in Italy have been vaccinated for measles and rubella, according to some statistics. 

?? The Israeli Winning Way is Education

Israel has virtually no problems with vaccines, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). More than 95 percent of children in Israel get their recommended vaccines at the recommended time. 

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