At a time when the highly contagious delta variety is causing epidemics in Asia and Africa and increasing the number of cases in Europe and the United States, Pfizer / Bioendech recommends a third dose of its vaccine.
In this context, the Olympic Flame came to Tokyo for a non-spectator ceremony and two weeks before the start of the Olympics (August 23 July-August 8). Japanese organizers and officials announced Thursday that most events will take place behind closed doors. However the public should be allowed on some sites outside of Tokyo.
In Tokyo from Monday to August 22 the Japanese government announced the return of a health emergency, a device that would cover the entire duration of the Olympics, while the city currently has about 900 Kovit-19 cases a day, which now accounts for 30% of the delta.
This variant, which first appeared in India, is the most contagious listed since the outbreak in early 2020.
Its rise in many parts of the world and the lifting of health restrictions have led the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn that “the world is at a critical juncture in these epidemics, with more than four million deaths.”
Covit-19 has killed at least 4,004,966 people worldwide since its appearance in late December 2019, according to a report founded by AFP from GMT official sources at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Six months after the 2nd dose
The Pfizer / Bioentech Alliance has announced plans to seek approval for a third dose of the Covit-19 vaccine “in the coming weeks” in the United States and especially in Europe.
“Initial dose data show that a booster dose given 6 months after the second dose has a consistent safety profile, while exhibiting high levels of neutral antibodies.” Against the virus, including the beta variant that originated in South Africa.
These levels were “5 to 10 times higher” than those seen after the initial two doses.
Both companies have shown good results in the laboratory against their vaccine delta variant, so a third dose can boost immunity against it. Tests are underway to “confirm this hypothesis”.
U.S. health officials responded with caution.
“Fully vaccinated Americans do not need a booster at this time”, In a joint statement to the U.S. Pharmaceutical Institute, FDA and Leading Federal Public Health Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“If science shows they are necessary, we are ready to give them a booster dose.”, They and more.
In Cuba, the second vaccine candidate, Soperana 2, has a 91.2% efficacy after using the three doses, the director of the lab that developed it announced Thursday.
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country of about 270 million people, has been facing its worst epidemic since the beginning of the crisis, with hundreds of deaths and more than 30,000 new cases every day.
The health system is overwhelmed by the influx of patients, and Indonesians are discontinuing the antiparasitic treatment of Ivermectin, which has been hailed as a miracle cure against Kovit-19, despite official recommendations against the product.
“We have nothing more because so many customers have come to buy them.”, Testified by Yoen, president of the Professionals Association of Pharmacists in the Capital.
The country expanded its controls on Wednesday, while austerity measures were in place in the islands of Java and Bali since Saturday.
The new restrictions will apply to dozens of cities from Sumatra (west) to Papua (east) until July 20.
USA: Cases are on the rise again
Elsewhere in Asia, Ho Chi Minh City has announced that Vietnam is under control. Nine million residents will have to stay home for two weeks, starting Friday, after 8,000 cases were registered in the city.
South Korea, once considered a model for the face of the corona virus, recorded nearly 1,300 new infections on Thursday, a record since the outbreak began.
The Australian government has announced that 300,000 doses of the vaccine will be sent to Sydney, the country’s largest city.
In the United States, where the vaccination campaign has been successful, cases of Govt-19 are on the rise again, according to health officials.
Canada, on the other hand, has begun to relax travel restrictions for its citizens, but in the words of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, unannounced foreign travelers will not be allowed to re-enter the country until “a good time” arrives.
A health ministry spokesman announced on Thursday that the health situation in Tunisia was “catastrophic”, recording the number of Govt-19 pollutants in recent weeks, citing the “collapse” of the health system. So Libya decided to close its borders with Tunisia on Thursday.
The Chilean government on Thursday announced it would ease restrictions on reopening borders, while 73% of its 19 million people have been vaccinated. However, the curfew order is in effect.
In Europe, France reopens its nightclubs on Friday after being closed for about 16 months, but a government-imposed healthcare protocol has finally prevented most people from resuming their operations. The French Secretary of State for European Affairs also advised the French on Thursday to “avoid Spain and Portugal” this summer.
The health situation in Spain has deteriorated drastically in recent days, with an explosion in the number of Covit-19 contaminants among young people, and Catalonia (northeast) decided on Tuesday to restrict controls.
In Portugal, the share of delta variants in new corona virus cases detected in the country has increased to almost 90%, according to a report.
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