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The U.S. government will spend $ 470 million to learn more about chronic Govt-19 and its possible causes and treatments.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Wednesday announced a grant to New York University and plans to include 40,000 adults and children nationwide. Researchers from more than 30 US companies will be involved in the so-called “recovery” effort.

“It’s very serious. It’s really untested,” NIH director Dr Francis Collins told a news conference on Wednesday.

Collins said 10 to 30 percent of people with Covit-19 disease develop persistent, new or persistent symptoms that can last for months or even years.

Covit is a general term for persistent and recurrent symptoms that first appear four or more weeks after the initial infection. This includes carditis and multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare but severe condition that can occur in children after Govit-19 infection.

Symptoms of corona virus include pain, headache, fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, chronic cough and difficulty sleeping. Possible causes include over-stimulation of the virus or the immune system by remaining in tissues and organs.

The announcement comes as the World Health Organization said last week that nearly four million cases of the corona virus had been reported worldwide, the first significant drop in new infections in more than two months. In recent weeks, there have been approximately 4.4 million new cases of Govt-19.

In a weekly update released on Tuesday, the United Nations Health Organization said there had been a drop in the number of Govt-19 cases in all parts of the world compared to the previous week.

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Houston fire department paramedics rushed a man with respiratory problems to hospital Tuesday. Harris County, Texas continues to enjoy a significant number of Covid-19 hospitals due to the changing heights of the Delta. (John Moore / Getty Images)

With the biggest decline in Southeast Asia, the number of deaths worldwide fell to about 62,000, while there was a 7 percent increase in deaths in Africa. According to a weekly report released by the World Health Organization, a large number of cases have been reported:

  • The United States, with 1,034,836 new cases, is down about 20 percent from the previous week.
  • The United Kingdom, with 255,051 new cases, increased by 5 percent.
  • India, with 248,248 new cases, down 15%.
  • Iran, with 172,030 new cases, is down 17 percent.
  • Turkey, with 158,236 new cases, up six percent.

According to the weekly updateThe delta variant has been identified in 180 countries as of Tuesday.

– From the Associated Press and Reuters, last updated at 3:30 p.m.


What is happening across Canada?

See | New Brunswick Medical Director expresses frustration over stagnant vaccine rates:

The new Brunswick medical director was frustrated by stagnant vaccine rates

New Brunswick Health Director Dr. Jennifer Russell has made a direct appeal to the public to protect the most vulnerable children and health care system and to encourage others to be vaccinated. Frustrated, Russell said the majority of the district’s population in Govt-19 had not been fully vaccinated. 2:43


What is happening around the world

A medical worker picks up a broomstick from a resident during a major test amid new COVID-19 cases in Putin, Fujian Province, China. (cnsphoto / Reuters)

As of Wednesday night, more than 226.2 million cases of Covid-19 had been reported worldwide, according to the US – based Corona virus surveillance tool operated by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll worldwide is over 4.6 million.

At Pacific Asia In the region, China has imposed locks and requires massive testing amid recent COVID-19 cases in its east coast cities. Twelve of the checkpoints in the city of Putian in Fujian Province have been completely closed. Neighboring cities Xiamen and Guangzhou also blocked travel as the delta variable spread throughout the region.

Cambodia will launch a campaign on Friday to provide COVID-19 vaccines to children between the ages of 6 and 11. Prime Minister Han Sen is also considering vaccinating 3-5 year olds soon. Cambodia began vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 17 in early August.

Nearly 72 percent of Cambodia’s 17 million people have received at least one Govt-19 vaccine since vaccinations began in February, with the vast majority coming from China’s Sinovac and Sinoform vaccines.

At United StatesMexico will send vaccines to Nicaragua in September, the Mexican foreign minister said Tuesday, a rare sign of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s international commitment to the administration.

A AfricaCourts have ruled that the vote should continue after it was determined that the corona virus would force the postponement of local elections in South Africa. South African courts have ruled this month that the Independent Electoral Commission should hold elections on November 1, despite concerns that political protests could spread the disease.

In the last 24 hours, 2,640 new infections and 125 deaths have been reported in South Africa. With 2.8 million confirmed cases and 8,502 confirmed deaths, the country is responsible for more than 35 percent of corona virus infections in Africa.

A EuropeThe Dutch government will ease restrictions and issue a “crown” card showing vaccine evidence to go to bars, restaurants, clubs or cultural events.

Meanwhile, health workers in France will be suspended from their jobs from Wednesday if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19. With another 300,000 workers yet to be vaccinated, some hospitals fear their staff shortages will exacerbate their fatigue.

At Middle East, On Tuesday, Iran announced 22,329 new COVID-19 cases and 408 additional deaths.

– Reuters, Associated Press and CBC News, last updated at 2:30 p.m.