Viruses

528 pages of evidence of who donated funds to the Wuhan Institute, who's "in charge"

Investigative journalists of the non-profit portal "The Intercept" came into possession of 528 pages of documents proving that the American health agency "EcoHealth Alliance" financed experiments with coronavirus in Wuhan's laboratories with state money from 2014 to 2019.

Government approves new CNSU measures in COVID-19 pandemic context

The Government approved, under a decision on Thursday, the new measures proposed by the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing, among others, that the persons vaccinated against COVID-19 where the incidence rate exceeds 6 cases per thousand inhabitants can move freely outside their homes on the days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday

US authorizes Pfizer COVID booster for the elderly and high-risk

The United States has authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs.

The announcement means a significant part of the population, amounting to tens of millions of Americans, are now eligible for a third shot six months after their second.

China Planned to Infect Bats with Coronavirus before Pandemic

Chinese virologists requested $ 14 million for experiments to create chimera viruses that can more easily infect humans.

Wuhan virologists intended to infect the population of bats with coronaviruses in order to vaccinate them against diseases that are potentially dangerous to humans. On Tuesday, September 21, reports The Telegraph.

Coronavirus/GCS: Bucharest has no ICU beds available at this point

A number of 19 beds are available nationwide for patients with COVID-19, other than those meant specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, with zero beds available in Bucharest at this point, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Gheorghita: In coming period, increase in SARS-CoV-2 infection cases to continue; 92 pct of deaths, in unvaccinated persons

The increase in the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection will continue in the coming period, and over 92 pct of deaths were recorded in unvaccinated persons, announced, on Tuesday, the the president of Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), military doctor Valeriu Gheorghita.

WHO: Mu Strain of Coronavirus Stirs Concerns

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday a coronavirus variant known as "Mu" could be cause for concern, although there is no data yet to show it will overtake the dominant Delta strain, AFP reported. Mu, which was first identified in Colombia in January and is known scientifically as B.1.621, was classified earlier this month as a "variant of interest" by the WHO.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 28 to 34,792 in past 24 hrs

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that in the last 24 hours, 28 deaths have been recorded in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Also, two deaths prior to the reference interval were reported, both in August 2021, in Hunedoara and Timis counties. According to GCS, in total, it is about 15 men and 15 women admitted to hospitals across the country.

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