The number of novel coronavirus infections confirmed in Japan from July to September was four times higher than the figure for March to May, but the death rate from COVID-19 has dropped significantly.
Archive du mois : octobre 2020
Starting in November, Japan will conditionally exempt business travelers and returnees from the 14-day quarantine policy, which was imposed on all arrivals from overseas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, government officials announced Friday.
Japan will lift its entry ban on foreign travelers from China, South Korea, six other countries and Taiwan from November for non-tourist arrivals, government officials said Friday, as it gradually eases COVID-19 travel restrictions in a bid to revive its battered economy.
[Singapour] Covid breath? Singapore firm invents coronavirus breathalyser test that gives results in 60 seconds
– Breathonix said its test achieved more than 90 per cent accuracy in a pilot clinical trial of 180 people and generates results in under a minute
– Countries worldwide are looking to develop alternative tests to the polymerase chain reaction nasal swab, which is invasive and in short supply
Le Comité national de direction de la prévention et de la lutte contre le COVID-19 a confirmé jeudi à 18h00 quatre nouveaux cas de contamination au coronavirus, portant le total à 1.177.
– Island has reported 553 cases and seven deaths since the start of the pandemic
– But questions remain as to whether Taiwan is truly free of the pathogen
La Chine s’offre en « modèle » de gestion de la pandémie là où l’Occident a failli : une bataille d’image et de systèmes que Pékin gère à son profit, malgré l’accumulation des crises.
One of the striking effects of the Covid 19 pandemic has been the dramatic increase in the disconnection between finance and the real economy in the United States and Europe. In China there is a similarly growing disjuncture between house prices and economic fundamentals. Both cases show a process of asset inflation driven by a frenzy of investment in a context of deflationary pressure. But the comparison ends there, because the dynamics of real estate investment in China respond to the logic of a sui generis capitalist regime that has placed the extraction of land value at the heart of its economic model.
Covid-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has been contained in China through stringent non-pharmaceutical interventions. The border control and quarantine have effectively prevented the virus spread by infected travellers, but the risk of resurgence caused by other routes of introduction and transmission remains unclear, and current strategies to prevent resurgence could be flawed. Since July, SARS-CoV-2 RNA contaminations in frozen food imported from countries with ongoing epidemics have been reported in nine provinces in China. However, there is no robust evidence of Covid-19 outbreaks initiated by environment-to-human transmission. Here we add to evidence of such transmission by investigating the recent Covid-19 resurgence in Beijing.
Strengthening social and economic distancing measures in response to rising COVID-19 cases will hurt the economy, whereas allowing normal economic activity could lead to a further spread of the virus. Given that situation, South Korea faces a prisoner’s dilemma of damaging both public health and economic health. Therefore, the role of businesses in the response to COVID-19 should be emphasized, alongside encouraging the public to accept social and economic distancing measures. South Korea’s current response is active intervention, where the goal is to diagnose cases in the early stages, contact trace, isolate those exposed or infected and treat cases. However, should the COVID-19 pandemic turn out to be prolonged, economic activities should be resumed, requiring South Korea to seek herd immunity and focus on protecting high-risk groups.
– Coronavirus pandemic and the rise of its big players could be game-changer for Chinese vaccine industry, experts say
– Small, fragmented companies and a focus on domestic market have obscured the size of a sector which is one of the world’s largest
[Hong Kong] Grounded by Covid-19, children and teens are the unhappiest people in Hong Kong, survey finds
– The city’s overall happiness rating, calculated by the non-profit group HK.WeCARE, was roughly the same as last year’s, but down from 2018 and 2017
– Researchers mostly blame pandemic for downturn among young people, but say lingering disappointment over last year’s protests also plays a part
URUMQI, 25 octobre (Xinhua) — La région autonome ouïgoure du Xinjiang, dans le nord-ouest de la Chine, a identifié 137 nouveaux cas asymptomatiques de COVID-19, à 14h00 dimanche, d’après les autorités sanitaires locales.
Specific rules on PCR tests and written pledges present challenges to those who aren’t Japanese
Fukuoka – When Anne-Sophie Mpacko recently learned that Japan’s borders had started opening, she was excited to begin her studies at Keio University, where she had been accepted as a doctoral student in clinical psychology.