Hong Kong: Link between Covid cases and deaths re-established *4 UPDATES*

Hong Kong may impose a hard lockdown that confines people to their homes, authorities signalled Monday 28th February 2022, with the city’s zero-COVID strategy in tatters and bodies piling up in hospitals....More...

Preprint: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

“At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days....More...

Vietnam: No new hybrid coronavirus strain detected in Vietnam says WHO

“There is no new hybrid variant in Vietnam at this moment based on WHO definition,” Kidong Park, the WHO representative in Vietnam, told Nikkei Asia on Wednesday....More...

Vietnam: Young coronavirus patients with no underlying health conditions have ‘white lungs after a few days of Covid-19 symptoms’

Deputy Director of the Medical Examination and Treatment Administration, Vietnamese Ministry of Health, assessed that young people without underlying diseases develop lung damage very quickly, just a few days after symptoms appear white on both sides of the lungs....More...

Vietnam: recombinant/hybrid coronavirus announced – B.1.617.2 Delta variant with Y144 mutation from B.1.1.7 Alpha variant

Vietnam has detected a coronavirus hybrid variant with characteristics from the existing B16172 Delta variant and B117 Alpha variant, the Ministry of Health announced Saturday....More...

Wuhan finds coronavirus on packages of Brazilian beef, Vietnamese fish

Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, has launched an epidemiological investigation after the coronavirus was discovered on two packages of beef imported from Brazil and on one package of fish imported from Vietnam, local health authority announced on Saturday.… ...More...