Japan has achieved amazing success in combating the Corona virus. The number of new infections is so small that some scientists suspect that persistent mutations in SARS-CoV-2 may have led to the “self-annihilating” delta variant. According to Dr. Bartosz Viacek, if a “severe lockdown and another mandatory vaccination against COVID-19” were introduced in Poland, the transmission line would be cut and we could achieve a similar effect to that in Japan.
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1. Alt delta removed itself?
Japan may go down in history as the first country to do so The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic was defeated. On Tuesday, November 23, only 107 cases of coronavirus were recorded in this country of 125.8 million people.
For comparison, in August, when the fifth wave of the epidemic reached its climax in Japan, as many as 26,000 daily reports were confirmed. infections. However, since the beginning of October, the number of new cases has begun to decline sharply. Even more surprising is that in Tokyo, a city of 40 million people, only 17 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed on Monday, November 23.
Meanwhile, the situation in Poland is going in a completely different direction. And the latest report of the Ministry of Health, published on Wednesday, November 24, shows that during the past 24 hours 28380 people received Positive lab test result for SARS-CoV-2. This is something else Record the fourth wave of epidemics in Poland.
The number of deaths is also a record. In the past 24 hours, up to 460 people have died from COVID-19 and COVID-19 has coexisted with other diseases. Unfortunately, forecasts indicate that the peak of the epidemic is still waiting for us. It is also estimated that By March 2022, up to 60,000 people could die from COVID-19 in Poland, People. They will mostly be unprotected people.
There are theories among virologists that SARS-CoV-2 may mutate in a milder direction. We do not currently have scientific evidence to support this thesis, but we know for sure that the coronavirus will not go away anywhere on its own. We can only build an immune wall, thanks to which the virus will cause milder cases of the disease – confirms Dr. Bartosz Viajic, rheumatologist and promoter of knowledge about COVID-19.
So how did the Japanese manage to achieve such a resounding success in combating the Corona virus? According to scientists there, the delta variant, which is considered the most infectious of all known variants of the coronavirus, has killed itself.
search by the professor. Etoro Inoue From the Japanese National Institute of Genetics notes that several mutations may have occurred in the dysregulated protein responsible for ‘fixing’ errors. Ultimately, the mutations caused the delta variant to lose its ability to reproduce and go extinct naturally.
2. “Japanese just followed the rules.”
according to Dr.. Bartosh VyatchekWhile the “self-destruction” theory of the virus is revolutionary, it is very likely that other factors contributed to the decline in infections in Japan.
The chain of transmission is simply interrupted and the virus stops reproducing, says Dr. Viajk. The expert notes that During the latest wave of infections in Japan, strict restrictions were imposed.
– People followed strict sanitary and epidemiological rules, wore masks and tested themselves. As a result, it was possible to isolate the infected quickly and effectively and trace the contacts. In addition, Japan has a very high level of vaccination against COVID-19 (76.7% of the population, as of November 21, 2021 – editorial note). All this has led to a situation in which transmission of the virus has been kept to a minimum – summarized by Dr. Viajic.
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