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A report from the Czech Psychiatric Society suggests that up to 20% of people who have contracted the coronavirus eventually experience depression and/or insomnia after the virus has left their body.  Martin Anders, vice-president of the CPS and head of the Psychiatric Clinic at General University Hospital, said that he observed this phenomenon with his patients, as well as himself.  “The reports show that up to 20% of those who have contracted COVID-19 experience psychological problems. Most often its anxiety, depression, or sleep disorders.”  “I’ve noticed it myself. After I had COVID-19, I went through 2 weeks of complete insomnia.” Anders says that COVID-19 causes a spike in the immune system that releases cytokine proteins, which are the likely causeRead more.

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The mutated form of COVID-19 was detected in the UK and alarmed citizens of the affected countries. The Czech National Reference Laboratory reported that they found this form of COVID-19 in Czech patients back at the beginning of fall, but there is no reason to panic. The new form of the virus underwent around 23 mutations with the most significant ones happening in the spike protein, where the H69/V70 deletion occurred, according to the report by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. It could explain why several Czech patients were re-infected with COVID-19 despite the reports that re-infection is unlikely. Furthermore, it can potentially explain why the virus is spreading quicker. “New variants of coronavirus are appearing independently of each other inRead more.

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The service sector, shops and restaurants will re-open in the Czech Republic on Thursday, 3rd December, the government decided during Sunday’s meeting. The night curfew will be lifted, as well. On the same day, the Czech Republic will downgrade from the fourth to the third level of danger according to PES. “The government has unanimously decided that the Czech Republic will move from level 4 to level 3. The date will be on Thursday next week,” Jan Blatný, the Minister of Health, said, Novinky.cz reports. According to the minister, there are more epidemiological improvements to come. “According to the available data and the forecast of our mathematical model, we expect a significant improvement in the epidemiological situation over the nextRead more.