Three largest cities see rise in weekly cases

Turkey's three most populous cities, Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir, have seen increases in the weekly COVID-19 cases at varying rates.

The incidence rate, measuring the number of coronavirus infections per 100,000 people, rose slightly to around 895 in Istanbul, which is home to nearly 16 million residents, in the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 from 890 between Jan. 22 and Jan. 28.

1/3 of Europeans have not yet been Vaccinated. Bulgaria is in Last Place

About a third of the European population has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, and Bulgaria ranks last in this indicator. This was said online to journalists by Andrea Ammon, director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, quoted by BTA.

Coronavirus: New study by Tsiodras – Lytras – Vaccination prevented almost 20,000 deaths

About 20,000 deaths from complications of Covid-19 were prevented by vaccination against the coronavirus infection, according to a new pre-published study by professors Sotiris Tsiodras and Theodoros Lytras, conducted during the period 11 January 2020 - 8 December 2021.

Thousands in Ottawa protest COVID mandates, many rebuked

Thousands of protesters gathered in Canada's capital on Jan. 28 to protest vaccine mandates, masks and lockdowns.

Some parked on the grounds of the National War Memorial and danced on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, others carried signs and flags with swastikas and some used the statue of Canadian hero Terry Fox to display an anti-vaccine statement, sparking widespread condemnation.

Bulgarian Expert: There should be Vaccination against COVID-19 Every Year

"I do not believe that Omicron will end the pandemic. New variants of the virus are constantly appearing. The mutation of the virus is a normal biological process. For every virus - not just this one. There will be many other mutations. The question is not whether the pandemic with Omicron will disappear, but what measures will be taken.

Shock! 200.000

The German "Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases" reported 203.136 positive tests in the last 24 hours, which is 69.600 cases more than on the same day a week ago, Reuters reports. The seven-day incidence per 100.000 people rose to 1.017 from 941 the previous day, while 188 people died. Thus, the number of deaths has increased to 117.314 since the outburst of the pandemic.

Bulgarian Immunologist: The only Salvation against Covid is to be Immunized Every Year

"Like the flu, immunizations will be made every year, based on circulating variants, which is the only salvation. The annual vaccine is the solution. The three elements - vaccines, drugs and compliance with anti-epidemic measures, which we forget, are the only salvation until the virus is turned into a common infectious respiratory seasonal disease.