Argentina judge orders chlorine dioxide be given to #coronavirus patient

“An Argentine judge has compelled a private clinic to administer chlorine dioxide, used as a powerful disinfectant, to a coronavirus patient in a case medical doctors have labelled “a scandal.”

The stepson of the patient brought a legal bid last Thursday, the day after his mother died of Covid-19, for the compound to be given to her critically-ill husband.

Federal Judge Javier Pico Terrero granted the request the same day and ordered the Otamendi y Miroli clinic in Buenos Aires to administer the substance, prescribed by the patient’s doctor, Dante Converti.”


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60 million confirmed #coronavirus infections globally, and the rate is still increasing

There have now been more than 60,000,000 confirmed coronavirus infections globally and the infection rate is still increasing.

Chinese expert call for #COVID circuit-breaker amid cases related to frozen food imports

China has seen a continuous rise in cases of contaminated frozen food from overseas and patients of coronavirus infections related to the import industry, which prompted Chinese health experts to suggest an expanded testing scale and a circuit-breaker mechanism for imports like that for international flights.

There have also been continued reports of imported frozen food testing positive. South China’s Guangdong Province reported two new cases of imported food testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday. One is imported from Argentina, and the other is from Russia.


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Europe is main source of #SarsCov2. Travel restrictions in #UK and Europe “too few” and “too late”

It is not China but Europe the area of ​​the world identified as the main source of spread of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

To say this is a study on the viral genome that was carried out by the Universities of Huddersfield, in the United Kingdom, and of the Minho, in Portugal, and which was published in the scientific journal Microorganisms. Work focused on the 27,000 Sars-Cov-2 viral genomes identified around the world since the start of the pandemic.

Thanks to this analysis, the researchers noted that travel restrictions in Great Britain and the rest of Europe seem to have been “too few” and made “too late” and that the actual spread to America and other parts of the planet are occurred largely through Europe and not from China, where the virus originated.

“It seems likely – the scholars explain – that the travel bans established throughout the world in the second half of March have helped to decrease the number of intercontinental trade, particularly from mainland China, but were less effective between Europe and North America where trade in both directions was visible until April, long after the bans were imposed. ”


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