Mexico is entering its third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose by 29% compared to the previous week. But the country’s health department said Friday the growth is largely coming from infections among younger, less vulnerable people. Case numbers are now as high as the beginning of the last surge in September; that wave peaked in January and steadily declined until June. But at present only about 22% of the country’s hospital beds are occupied; hospital beds in many parts of the country were essentially filled to capacity during the last wave. Authorities said the relative decline of serious cases among older people is a result of the country’s vaccination campaign, which as of Friday has given at least one dose to about 39% of all adults.
Source: Mexico enters 3rd wave of coronavirus, infections up 29% – The Washington Post
A Marine Corps member is the first recipient of the Defense Department’s first jaw reconstruction using 3D-printed teeth, the Pentagon said on Friday. A tumor prompted the removal of most of Cpl. Jaden Murry’s jaw in a November 2020 surgery.
Source: Marine Corps corporal gets 3D-printed teeth with jaw reconstruction – UPI.com
More paramedics are speaking out about what they say is a systemic crisis in the ambulance service that goes far beyond problems revealed by the recent deadly heat wave.
Source: ‘This isn’t a heat wave issue’: B.C. paramedics say there’s a systemic crisis in emergency care | Globalnews.ca
A group of 42 participants took part in the study. Researchers taught each person the Arabic alphabet after separating them into three learning groups: pen and paper, typing, and video watching. After all participants had been “introduced” to an Arabic letter via a short video, subjects had to attempt to absorb the new information according to their assigned learning group. The typing group had to find the letter they just saw on a keyboard. The video group saw an on-screen flash of a letter and had to answer if it was the same letter they had just seen. The handwriting group had to copy the letter with pen and paper.
By the time participants across all three groups had finished six “learning sessions,” pretty much everyone was able to recognize the letters. However, the writing group reached this level much faster than the other two groups, after an average of just two learning sessions.
Source: Handwriting leads to faster learning than typing or watching videos – Study Finds
Indian food is one of my great loves. Here I’ve gathered the best vegetarian Indian recipes so you can add some spice to your next meal!
Source: Best Vegetarian Indian Recipes | 16 Delicious Dishes | Oh My Veggies
As the availability of vaccines against COVID-19 increases, authorities in Germany are facing a new obstacle: hesitancy among the population. Now leaders are betting on everything from mobile vaccine buses to concert vouchers and a bicycle lottery to convince people to get their jabs. Source: Germany Shifts Focus of Vaccine Drive to the Undecided and Skeptics – DER SPIEGEL
Germany on Friday listed Spain as a basic risk area due to rising number of coronavirus infections in the country, including Majorca and the Canary Islands.
The decision comes as the spread of the more contagious coronavirus delta variant prompts fears of new outbreaks across Europe.
Germany’s Foreign Ministry had previously considered only a few regions in Spain as risk areas.
But starting Sunday, travelers who spend time anywhere in Spain within 10 days before entering Germany will have to present a negative coronavirus test or proof vaccination or recovery.
Source: Coronavirus: Germany declares Spain a COVID risk area | News | DW | 09.07.2021