The new Novel Corona virus has halted normal life around the world, but this has resulted in a significant reduction in another common disease case, killing millions each year.
Yes, influenza kills millions of people worldwide every year, but the disease was wiped out in Europe last month and apparently the result of lockdowns in countries has not gone down.
According to EU data and scientists, cold cases in the Northern Hemisphere cause flu cases from mid-October to mid-May, and despite the presence of vaccines, some countries cause many deaths.
In Europe, in the winter of 2017-18, the flu has killed more than 522,000 people, and the Corona virus-related disease Coved 19 has killed more than 100,000 people in the continent so far. ۔
Holger Rabinau, a virologist at Frankfurt University Hospital, told Reuters: “The flu season this year ended earlier than usual and this is likely to be a reference to SARS Cove 2 (the new Novel Corona virus name), such as social distance and fees.” Use of masks’.
The reduction in cases has been described as good progress, but preparation for the vaccine for the next flu season may be slow.
That’s because Cody 19 is getting a lot of attention in laboratories right now, and they’ve got very few flu samples, which means they have a full picture of the virus that circulates in the latter part of the season. Will not
According to Passé Pentinen, a flu expert at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), “this could become a problem, as less details of possible changes to this year’s virus could affect the process of effective vaccine preparation.” ‘.
However, the problem would be more prominent in 2021 than in the winter of 2020, he said.
Flu fatality data is not yet fully available, but preliminary estimates indicate a lower rate this year.
According to the data from 11 European countries, only 4,000 flu patients need treatment in the ICU this time, which is 50% less than in the previous 2 years.
There are usually a thousand deaths from the flu in Denmark, but this time it was not enough, but by April 20 there were 19 to 355 people dead.
According to a study by Tokyo University and the Japanese Center for Disease Control, cases of seasonal flu in Japan were also lower this time, possibly due to actions against the Corona virus such as the use of face masks or excessive washing of hands.