In his New Year’s address, Gebreyesus called the reason for the appearance of a new variant of the Omicron covid “narrow nationalism and the creation of excessive stocks of vaccines by some countries.” WHO has repeatedly criticized the rich countries of the world, which have recently offered their citizens to get third booster vaccinations, while in many regions a significant part of the population has not received the first dose of the vaccine. According to the head of the WHO, this approach created “ideal conditions for the appearance of Omicron.” “And the longer the principle of justice is violated, the higher the risk of further changes in this virus, which we can neither prevent nor predict,” Gebreyesus said. According to experts, new mutations of the virus arise in conditions of its active spread, when more and more people are infected in different countries of the world. The outbreak of Omicron
Science Fiction Day On January 2, science fiction fans celebrate an unofficial holiday of this genre of literature, cinema and other types of art. The date was chosen not by chance — one of the most outstanding science fiction writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Asimov, was born on January 2. Science fiction began to emerge in the nineteenth century, when the industrial revolution opened up unprecedented prospects for people. The genre was founded by writers Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. The classics of Russian science fiction were Alexander Belyaev, Ivan Efremov, the Strugatsky brothers, Kir Bulychev and others. The Vedomosti newspaper was published On January 2, 1703, the first Russian printed newspaper Vedomosti, a daily socio—political newspaper of St. Petersburg, began to be published. It is the oldest regular Russian newspaper. It was the only one before the appearance of the “Moscow Vedomosti” in 1756. The newspaper began
“Russian citizens who were left without work at the pre-retirement age can retire two years earlier,” the document published on the Kremlin’s website says. Mandatory conditions for an earlier retirement are staff reduction or liquidation of the organization and the availability of the necessary insurance experience of the employee. For men it is 25 years, for women it is 20. Also from January 1 in Insurance pensions have been indexed by 5.9% in Russia, and disability pensions will now be issued in an undeclared manner.
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On December 31, 2021, Soviet and Russian volleyball player and coach Vadim Khamutskikh died. The death of the three-time Olympic medalist, Honored Master of Sports of Russia was announced by the press service of the Belgorod volleyball club “Belogorye”. Khamutsky was 52 years old, the causes of his death are not specified. There is no information about the date and place of the farewell and funeral yet. “This is an irreparable loss for the entire Russian and world volleyball,” Belogorye representatives pointed out. Khamutskikh defended the colors of the Russian national team for a long time, repeatedly won the national championship, twice won the Champions League, was a medalist of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
WHO reveals the concept of gaming disorder as “a pattern of behavior when playing digital or video games, characterized by a violation of game control.” People give the main priority to the game, while other interests and everyday activities fade into the background. The diagnosis is made in this case if the problems arising from gambling addiction in personal, family, social and other areas last at least a year. In severe cases, the disorder can be diagnosed in less time, the WHO notes. The new version of the classifier of diseases has been in development for more than 10 years. ICD-11 contains more than 55 thousand unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death, the WHO notes. Even more interesting things about people
MOSCOW, January 1. /tass/. The number of deaths due to coronavirus in Russia increased by 847 per day against 912 the day before, to 309,707. This was reported to journalists on Saturday at the federal operational headquarters for the fight against the new infection. The number of deaths registered per day, thus, became the minimum since September 27. Conditional mortality (the final one can be determined only after the end of the epidemic) remained at the level of 2.94%, it follows from the data of the headquarters. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Russia increased by 19,751 per day, to 10,519,733. For the first time since September 22, the number of cases detected per day turned out to be less than 20,000. In relative terms, the increase in the number of cases was 0.19%. In Russia, 33,144 people recovered after the coronavirus in a day. Thus, a total of
A well-known scientist in Greece referred to a mathematical model of the development of the next “unrestrained” wave of the pandemic. Over the past five days, new records of coronavirus infection have been recorded daily in Greece — on Friday there were 40.5 thousand cases, and the omicron strain became the predominant in the country. According to Sariannis, the upward trend will continue until January 20-22, the average weekly level will reach 66 thousand cases of infection. This means in practice that there may be days when there will be 80 thousand and even 100 thousand cases of coronavirus per day, said Sariannis, according to whom the calculation of the average weekly level is a more accurate method compared to the daily one. “Thus, on February 20, a month after the peak of the omicron wave, its decline will already end. Then the average weekly number of cases of infection
“You belong to those rare actors whose unique gift, genuine sincerity, charm conquer the hearts of the audience. For many years on the theater stage and in the cinema, you have been creating the brightest images, masterfully reincarnating into heroes of different eras,” Mishustin wrote in a telegram published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Prime Minister also wished the hero of the day inspiration, new creative successes, health, well-being and good luck. Theater and film actor, People’s Artist of Russia Sergey Kayumovich Shakurov was born on January 1, 1942 in Moscow. In 1966, he successfully debuted as a rookie Pegakov in the film “I am a Soldier, Mom” by Manos Zaharias. Many famous directors began to invite him to their films. Currently, Shakurov plays in the play “Little Comedies” of the Modern Theater of Entreprise, as well as in the entreprise play “Bad Habits”. Even more