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Hurricane Laura landed in southern U.S. and killed 6 people

Category 4 hurricane “Laura” hit Louisiana, USA on August 27, local time. According to the National Hurricane Center, “Laura” has weakened into a tropical storm. Louisiana officials said that “Laura” has caused at least six deaths.

“Laura” landed on the coastal area of ​​western Louisiana with strong winds of 240 kilometers per hour. It was the strongest local storm that landed in this area in 150 years. Nearly 1 million homes in Texas and Louisiana had no electricity. The Louisiana Department of Health said on social networking sites that more than 220,000 residents are facing disruptions to the water supply system.

In addition, more than 1.5 million people in coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana received evacuation orders. According to reports, the extent of the damage caused by the hurricane cannot be fully known until the wind weakens, the storm surge recedes, and residents and officials can investigate the disaster.

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58 doctors diagnosed with outbreak in Australian hospital, more than 600 need to be isolated

An outbreak in Frankston Hospital, Australia.  Net map
An outbreak in Frankston Hospital, Australia. Net map

In the Frankston Hospital in Victoria, Australia, there was an in-hospital cluster infection of new coronary pneumonia. 58 medical staff were diagnosed and more than 600 staff must be isolated.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, more than 600 staff at Frankston Hospital are required to be quarantined, making it one of Australia’s most severely infected groups of hospital staff. The medical group requested that the air-conditioning system and ventilation equipment of various hospitals in Victoria be checked immediately.

Frankston Hospital staff said they were told yesterday that about 700 colleagues were under preventive isolation. Peninsula Health, which is responsible for the operation of the hospital, issued a statement this evening that only about 618 medical staff are still in isolation. Group CEO Felicity Topp said: “We currently have 44 staff who have tested positive.” The

report pointed out that the source of the group infection at Frankston Hospital and why so many medical staff were infected. Still under investigation.

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New WHO guidelines recommend that children 12 years of age or older wear masks

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines in response to the new pneumonia epidemic, requiring children and adolescents 12 years and older to wear masks.

The WHO admits that it knows little about how children spread the virus, but points to evidence that young people can infect other people just like adults. The new guidelines state that people of this age group should wear masks like adults under the same circumstances, especially when they cannot guarantee that they can maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from other people, and when there is a widespread epidemic in the area.

The new guidelines also point out that younger children can decide whether to wear a mask according to the situation. Children 5 years of age and below wear a mask. It is recommended that they should not wear a mask under normal circumstances. The WHO stated that people should always consult the local authorities for guidelines on wearing masks.

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Over 23 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide, more than 800,000 deaths total

Statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that the total number of new coronary pneumonia cases worldwide has exceeded 23 million, with more than 800,000 deaths. The United States is still the most severely affected country, with more than 5.64 million confirmed cases and more than 175,000 dead.

Brazil has the second largest outbreak, with more than 3.53 million confirmed cases and more than 113,000 deaths. India is the most severely affected Asian country, ranking third in the world, with more than 2.97 million confirmed cases.

The epidemic appears to have rebounded in many European countries. Germany has added more than 2,000 confirmed cases in a single day, the first time since the end of April. 16 German states have resumed classroom teaching. At least 41 schools in the capital Berlin have been infected. Experts are concerned about the situation. . More than 1,000 people were diagnosed with infections in Italy in a single day, a single-day high since the release of the seal in May. Recently, many people were diagnosed after returning from vacation in Sardinia, which caused the epidemic to rebound.

Brazil has the second largest outbreak, with more than 3.53 million confirmed cases and more than 113,000 deaths. India is the most severely affected Asian country, ranking third in the world, with more than 2.97 million confirmed cases.

The epidemic appears to have rebounded in many European countries. Germany has added more than 2,000 confirmed cases in a single day, the first time since the end of April. 16 German states have resumed classroom teaching. At least 41 schools in the capital Berlin have been infected. Experts are concerned about the situation. . More than 1,000 people were diagnosed with infections in Italy in a single day, a single-day high since the release of the seal in May. Recently, many people were diagnosed after returning from vacation in Sardinia, which caused the epidemic to rebound.

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Nearly 4,900 people diagnosed with the virus in Xingao Celestial Resort

France reported on Sunday that nearly 4,900 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed, setting a new record in a single day since the lockdown was lifted in May. Among them, the famous celestial resort on the Mediterranean coast in Cap d’Adge (Cap d’Adge) exploded, and at least 100 tourists tested positive for the virus.

The number of newly diagnosed cases in France reached 4,897 in a single day, a sharp increase of more than 1,000 from the 3602 cases last Saturday. The situation is worrying. In France, a total of about 242,900 people have been infected, and more than 30,000 people have died. French Minister of Health Véran warned that the current epidemic is dangerous, and the confirmed cases are basically people aged 20 to 40 who attended the party. He also pointed out that the number of elderly cases has also started to increase, but he ruled out the possibility of another complete lockdown in France.

In addition, in the famous French celestial resort of Cape Adelaide, about 100 people were infected with the disease, and 38 people and 57 people tested positive on Monday and Wednesday respectively. Among them, the number of people infected on the celestial beach was four times higher than that in the celestial village. Another 50 tourists were diagnosed after returning home, and more test results will be released this week, and the number of confirmed diagnoses is expected to rise further.

In Italy, the number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day has also jumped to 1,210, and the number of cases in a single day has almost doubled in the past five days. In addition, 7 more people died from the epidemic; since the outbreak, more than 35,000 people have died. The authorities pointed out that the rise in confirmed cases is closely related to the tourist and summer vacation crowds. Although the number of new cases in Italy continues to increase, the Minister of Health Speranza ruled out the implementation of a complete blockade again.

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he U.S. is shocked by the “pneumonia hug”, the weird man hugs supermarket customers: you are also recruited

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, a total of 5,693,403 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been diagnosed in the United States, and 176,645 people have died. At the time of the severe epidemic, a man in Massachusetts, USA, recently “hugged” strange customers everywhere in the supermarket, and left with a smile of “Now you are also infected with new coronary pneumonia”. The strange behavior caused many people to feel uneasy. .

The Massachusetts police pointed out that the case occurred on the evening of the 15th when a man in a local Walmart supermarket (Walmart) suddenly took away the items from other customers, gave him a hug, and said to the customer, “Just give you A pneumonia hug, now you are also infected with new coronary pneumonia”, which made many people panic.

This “hug stranger” even used the same technique to hug multiple customers present. The victim also said that he had never seen this man before. The police even published photos of the suspect on FB, calling on the public to contact the police if they have any relevant information and bring him to justice as soon as possible.

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Popular science | The difference and use of medical masks, N95, KN95 masks

On January 31, the Hubei Provincial Red Cross issued a correction statement on the reception and use of “36,000 N95 masks,” which mentioned that on January 26, 2020, a loving company donated 36,000 KN95 to the Hubei Provincial Red Cross. Masks. After learning from the health department, this model product cannot be used for the protection of first-line medical staff in designated hospitals for the treatment of new coronary pneumonia, but it can be used for general protection. Based on the objective needs of humanitarian emergency and the current material situation at that time, it donated 18,000 KN95 masks to Wuhan Renai Hospital.

  Many caring people and people do not understand the different types of masks. Previously, on January 25, the Concord Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology released the medical protective masks mentioned in the “Response to Relevant Questions about Concord Hospital Accepting Donations from Caring” , The difference between N95 masks and KN95 masks.

  The article mentions that the Union Hospital is in urgent need of: goggles, N95 masks, surgical masks, disposable medical masks, medical caps, protective clothing, surgical gowns, anti-impact eye masks, protective masks, and various disinfectants.

  Some materials must meet or exceed the following standards: 1. Medical protective masks: comply with Chinese GB 19083-2010; 2. N95 masks: American NIOSH certification, non-oily particulate filtering efficiency ≥95%; 3. European N95 masks: European FFP2 standard ; 4, KN95 masks: comply with China’s GB 2626 mandatory standards, non-oily particulate filtering efficiency ≥ 95%.

  Medical staff must use medical protective masks in the following situations: 1. Close contact with infected patients; 2. Perform operations that may generate aerosols, such as sputum suction, intubation, etc.; 3. Operations that may cause splashing of body fluids.

  In other cases, you can wear a N95 mask or a KN95 mask. The key to wearing a mask is the close contact with the face. You cannot use a protective mask with a respirator. As for the surgical mask, it is in accordance with yy0469-2011 medical surgical mask.

  As for the specific use of masks, on January 31, the National Health and Health Commission for Disease Control and Prevention issued the “Notice on the Issuance of Guidelines for the Protection of New Coronaviruses at Different Risks and the Guidelines for the Use of Pneumonia Masks to Prevent New Coronavirus Infections.” KN95/N95 and above particle protection masks: The protective effect is better than medical surgical masks and disposable medical masks. It is recommended for on-site investigation, sampling and testing personnel. The public can also wear it in highly crowded places or closed public places.

  The specific scenarios of wearing KN95/N95 and above particulate protective masks include when you are in a densely populated public transportation place and when you are taking a vehicle; when you enter the residential space of isolated people, do not touch and adjust the mask during the time; when conducting investigations of suspected and confirmed cases ; For environmental cleaning and disinfection personnel, corpse disposal personnel.

  In addition, for personnel in public transportation, taxi drivers, service personnel in public places, armed police, traffic police, security personnel, media reporters, couriers, etc., because there are many people in daily contact, there is a risk of infection. It is equipped with disposable medical masks or surgical masks or KN95/N95 and above particulate protective masks.

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Trump resumes campaign and rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the short term

Trump’s reputation has been declining, and his approval rating is far behind that of his opponent Biden. AP

US President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will resume a campaign rally in the short term to vote for the national election on November 3, led by Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is only more than four months away from the election, but it has been hit by the new crown pneumonia epidemic and anti-police riots and anti-racist demonstrations and riots in the past two weeks. Trump’s reputation has declined, and his support rate is far behind his opponent Biden. . He must seize less and less time and restore the decline.

When meeting with reporters at the White House, Trump said that he would announce a new location for the Republican Party to convene the National Party Congress in the short term, and then formally accept the nomination to represent the party for re-election. The Republican National Congress was originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina at the end of August. However, affected by the epidemic, the state government requested to reduce the size and strictly abide by social distance measures, prompting the Republican Party to find another city to meet.

Campaign advisers said the new location may be Jacksonville, Florida, but Trump revealed that Texas and Georgia cities are also on the list. According to the plan, after Trump resumes his campaign, the first rally will be held in Tulsa on the 19th of this month, followed by Florida, Texas and Arizona.

So far, Trump’s campaign office has not announced in detail how to conduct large-scale campaign rallies and close contact with voters in compliance with anti-epidemic restrictions and taking into account health. It is helpful for the election staff to believe that in the recent large-scale demonstrations, many people did not abide by the restraint order and social distance measures and still took to the streets, thus reducing Trump’s pressure in this regard.

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The CDC said 19% of the respondents had used bleach to wash vegetables and fruits

CDC said that nearly 40% of the respondents had used at least one unrecommended method for disinfection. AP/schematic

To prevent new coronary pneumonia, many people will strengthen disinfection to avoid infection. Every teacher has different methods, but it is inevitable that he will use the wrong method. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a survey on the 5th and found that 39% of the respondents had used at least one method that was not recommended by the CDC for disinfection, including washing vegetables and fruits with bleach and inhaling the mist of disinfectant. 

The survey was conducted online in May, interviewing 502 adults over the age of 18 to understand their knowledge of household disinfectants during the outbreak. According to the report, 51% of the respondents strongly agree that they know how to clean or disinfect their homes safely, and another 31% agree with the relevant statement. 

The report also pointed out that 19% of the respondents had used bleach to wash foods such as vegetables and fruits in the past month; 18% of the respondents had used household cleaners to wash their hands or skin; 6% of the respondents had inhaled household cleaners or Mist of disinfectant; another 4% of the respondents each had consumed or swallowed diluted bleach or other disinfectant liquids. 

The CDC believes that the results reflect the need to promote more information and allow people to disinfect their homes in a safe way.

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Fundraising for New Coronary Pneumonia

The 51-year-old actress Jennifer Aniston, who became popular with the American classic situational comedy “Friends”, recently revealed on social media that her photographer would auction her nude photos, which she said was taken in 1995 At the height of the filming of “Friends”, Jennifer said: “My friend Mark Seliger auctioned 25 portraits with a charity to raise funds for the new crown pneumonia, and mine is one of them. The full amount will be used for new coronary pneumonia testing and treatment. I hope everyone will support it.

The nude photo was taken in 1995, at the time when Jennifer shot "Friends".
The nude photo was taken in 1995, at the time when Jennifer shot “Friends”.
Jennifer became popular with the classic American situation comedy "Friends".
Jennifer became popular with the classic American situation comedy “Friends”.