Catégorie : Ressources Académiques

Two vaccine trials – one by a Chinese team and the other out of Oxford in Britain – have produced an immune response in trial patients. © Xinhua 0

[Chine] In coronavirus vaccine race, Chinese and Oxford trials produce immune responses, offering hope in pandemic

– Phase-two trial by team of Chinese scientists ‘induces significant neutralising antibody responses’, paper in peer-reviewed The Lancet reports

– Study out of Britain’s Jenner Institute finds antibodies are still high up to two months after vaccine administered

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[Asie du Sud-Est] Coping with COVID-19 the ASEAN way

COVID-19 has called into question the practice of regionalism in Southeast Asia. The seemingly slow and reactive responses by ASEAN member states when the virus first hit Thailand on 13 January have led many to wonder if this regional multilateral organisation is up to the task of dealing with the pandemic. How should we assess ASEAN’s response to the global health crisis?

Immeuble dans le quartier de Daoli à Harbin, province du Heilongjiang. Fumihiko Uen. ©Wikimedia Commons 0

Covid-19 : une personne asymptomatique à l’origine d’un « cluster » de soixante et onze individus en Chine

C’est l’histoire d’une femme qui revient en Chine après avoir séjourné aux États-Unis. À son arrivée le 19 mars 2020 dans la province de Heilongjiang (Nord-Est), il lui est demandé de respecter une quatorzaine dans la mesure où elle vient d’un pays où l’on compte de nombreux cas de Covid-19. Elle reste seule à son domicile. Elle est testée négative pour le coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 sur les plans virologique et sérologique le 31 mars et le 3 avril.

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[Asie du Sud-Est] Navigating ASEAN’s post-COVID-19 energy transition

Daily global carbon emissions dropped by 17 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with 2019 levels. While this is positive in mitigating climate change, the drop is due to the COVID-19 and measures to stop it spread such as nationwide lockdowns and travel restrictions. The COVID-19 induced economic downturn is contracting global energy demand and energy-related emissions. But this crisis is temporary — both energy demand and carbon emissions will bounce back once the global economy starts to recover.

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En ces temps incertains

Un numéro exceptionnel consacré aux visions littéraires venues d’Asie sur les thèmes de l’épidémie et du confinement, en écho à la crise actuelle et aux temps incertains générés par la pandémie de coronavirus.

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How Real Are Numbers? – Making Sense of National COVID-19 Statistics

The number of infections, reproduction numbers, doubling speeds, death rates: national pandemic statistics are updated, compared and discussed daily. The numbers are shocking, but so are the huge national differences. Why are there so few people infected in Japan? Why is the death rate in Germany so low? Why is the situation in France so bad? For sure, countries apply different testing and reporting methods.

Figure 1Spatial distribution of COVID-19 case clusters on the basis of contact tracing data from Guangzhou, China, from Jan 7, 2020, to Feb 18, 2020 @ DR / The Lancet / Elsevier Ltd 0

Household secondary attack rate of COVID-19 and associated determinants in Guangzhou, China: a retrospective cohort study

As of June 8, 2020, the global reported number of COVID-19 cases had reached more than 7 million with over 400 000 deaths. The household transmissibility of the causative pathogen, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remains unclear. We aimed to estimate the secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 among household and non-household close contacts in Guangzhou, China, using a statistical transmission model.

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[Japon] COVID-19 patients with no symptoms likely to stay that way: Japanese researchers

What are the odds COVID-19 patients with no symptoms could develop them later on?

Quite slim, according to a recent study led by a group of researchers in Aichi Prefecture, who have discovered that asymptomatic coronavirus patients tend to recover within nine days of having their infections confirmed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

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SARS-CoV-2 shedding and seroconversion among passengers quarantined after disembarking a cruise ship: a case series

Background – A cruise ship is a closed-off environment that simulates the basic functioning of a city in terms of living conditions and interpersonal interactions. Thus, the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined because of an onboard outbreak of COVID-19 in February, 2020, provides an opportunity to define the shedding pattern of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and patient antibody responses before and after the onset of symptoms.

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Atelier du CECMC : Pandémies 大流行病

Dès la fin du mois de décembre 2019, les membres du Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC), relevant du laboratoire Chine, Corée, Japon (CCJ), ont commencé à s’interroger sur les événements incertains qui se déroulaient en Chine. Avec l’évolution de la situation en Europe et les débuts du confinement en France, à la mi-mars 2020, un espace de discussion porté par les participants du séminaire « Normes sociales et légitimité en Chine contemporaine » a débuté sur la plateforme Riot : le « salon Covid-19 ».