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Trump re-blames China for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump, against the backdrop of an increase in the number of deaths of patients with coronavirus in the country to 200 thousand, urged on Tuesday to remember that the pandemic came from China.

“I think if we hadn’t acted in the right way, right, there would have been 2.5 million deaths,” he told reporters before his trip to Pennsylvania. “The numbers would have been much larger. You saw my speech to the General Assembly UN, China should have stopped the coronavirus at its borders, not let the virus spread around the world.“

“This is a terrible thing. But we are not closing the country, we are working well in terms of opening the country (economic recovery after the sanitary restrictions imposed by the pandemic), markets are growing,” said the head of the White House. 2.5 or 3 million deaths. This horrible thing [pandemic] shouldn’t ever happen. China allowed this to happen, just remember it.“

Trump, speaking at the high-level general political debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, said the organization should hold China accountable for the outbreak of the pandemic. The American leader has many times accused the Chinese authorities of allegedly taking insufficiently active measures to prevent an outbreak of the disease.

UN thanks Putin for offering vaccine against coronavirus

The United Nations (UN) has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the offer to provide its employees with the coronavirus vaccine.

The UN called the Russian head’s proposal generous and promised that the organization’s medical service would study it.

During his speech at the UN General Assembly session, Vladimir Putin offered the organization’s employees a Russian vaccine against coronavirus free of charge. “We are receiving such appeals from colleagues from the UN, and we will not remain indifferent to them,” the Russian head said.

The 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on September 15 in New York. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, its participants could not meet in person but recorded a video message from their countries.

On August 11, Vladimir Putin announced the registration of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine produced in Russia. The drug was named “Sputnik V”. Its production started on 15 August. The first will be vaccinated by doctors and citizens from risk groups, and later will begin mass vaccination of Russians. In parallel with post-marketing trials of this drug, clinical trials of another Russian vaccine developed by the Vector Center are also underway.

Coronavirus-killing lamp released in Japan

The invention is harmless to humans but deadly to the virus. The lamp is intended for use in rooms where there are people.

Japanese company Ushio Inc. released the Care 222 UV lamp that can kill indoor coronavirus. This was announced on Tuesday, September 22nd, by Kyodo News.

It is noted that the lamp was developed by the company together with Columbia University. It can be used to disinfect living quarters where people are constantly present — for example, buses, trains, elevators, offices.

UV lamps are widely used as sterilization media, especially in the medical and food industries. However, conventional UV lamps are not used in rooms where people are present, as they cause skin cancer and eye problems.

The new lamp emits ultraviolet rays with a wavelength of 222 nanometers instead of the usual 254. This makes them deadly for the coronavirus, but harmless to humans. The effectiveness of 222-nanometer UV rays in the destruction of COVID-2019 was also confirmed by research from the University of Hiroshima.

The lamp is reported to cost $2,860. So far, the company only works with medical institutions.

Trump at the UN called for China to be punished for the coronavirus

The American president has many times laid the blame for the spread of coronavirus in the world on China. Now he did it at the UN General Assembly.

U.S. President Donald Trump during his speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 22, once again called for China to be held responsible for the emergence of a coronavirus pandemic.

The head of the White House blames China for the fact that in the early stages of the spread of Beijing has not banned international flights from its territory, thus allowing “infecting the world.

In addition to China, Trump was criticized by the World Health Organization.

“We will distribute the vaccine, defeat the virus, end the pandemic and usher in a new era of unprecedented prosperity, cooperation, and peace,” Trump said.

China has already responded to the allegations, calling them groundless.

Trump, however, urged the UN to focus on “real-world problems”.

“For the UN to be an effective organization, it must focus on real-world problems. These include terrorism, harassment of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, human trafficking, including for sexual exploitation, religious persecution, and ethnic cleansing of religious minorities,” he said.

Trump recalled the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as well as participation in Middle East peace agreements.

“After decades of lack of progress, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed a historic White House peace agreement,” the U.S. president recalled when he announced several other agreements.

In addition, the U.S. leader also said that the United States “breathed new life” into NATO.

Recall that the outbreak of a new coronavirus was recorded in late 2019 in China. Later it spread to most countries. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11.

Trump has repeatedly stated that he has increasing anger against China because of the spread of coronavirus around the world, as the pandemic has caused enormous damage to the United States.

Trump has also repeatedly called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” or ‘Wuhan virus”.

In the Netherlands, more than 2,000 people with COVID-19 infection were identified per day

More than 2000 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in one day by the State Institute of Public Health of the Netherlands, reported The Brussels Times on September 21.

According to the institute, this increase has been registered for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. In the last 24 hours, 26 infected people need to be hospitalized.

During the week in the Netherlands, about 12 630 people are infected with the coronavirus.

A total of more than 95 000 Dutch citizens have been diagnosed with the virus since the pandemic began.

More than 12 000 people have been hospitalized in the country and 6200 patients have died as a result of the coronavirus.