With more than 550,000 people dead, the United States, the world’s most distressed country by the epidemic, has given a major boost to its vaccine campaign and has averaged more than three million injections a day over the past 7 days, according to officials.
Meanwhile, vaccination campaigns are struggling to gain momentum in the European Union, where none of the 27 countries have reached the goal of vaccinating 80% of people over the age of 80 by the end of March, the commission said.
But accelerating deliveries in the second quarter will allow the EU to achieve “collective immunity” this summer, an EU executive said on Tuesday.
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“The review is currently underway,” the European regulator said, noting that an announcement is expected on Wednesday or Thursday.
In the Italian press, Marco Gavaleri, who is in charge of vaccination strategy at EMA, points out the opposite: “Now we can say this, it is clear that there is a connection with the vaccine. We do not yet know the cause of this reaction. ”
A World Health Organization (WHO) official on Tuesday confirmed that the risk / benefit balance in favor of the use of the astrogenic vaccine remains “mostly” overweight.
For several weeks, suspicions of possible serious side effects arose, but rarely, after observing individuals vaccinated with estrogen, were cases of distinct thrombosis.
Dozens of cases have already been identified, many of which have resulted in deaths. In the UK, there were 30 cases and seven deaths out of a total of 18.1 million managed as of March 24.
So far, the EMA maintains that although the “no cause for the vaccine has been proven”, the benefits of the corona vaccine against the corona virus still outweigh the risks.
As a precaution, many countries have decided to no longer offer this vaccine under a certain age, such as France, Germany and Canada. Norway and Denmark have suspended its use.
For its part, AstraZeneca promised in March that “there is no evidence of serious danger.”
The vaccine is one of four approved in the European Union and is expected to be released on April 19, along with Moderna, Pfizer / Bioendech and Johnson & Johnson.
The U.S. will announce Tuesday that all adults will be eligible for the vaccine by April 19, ten days ahead of the previous target, a senior government official said.
President Joe Biden will present an update on immunization on Tuesday. The country on Monday pledged to do “more” in providing vaccines to foreigners.
Vaccine in the State de France
In France, where the third wave is in full swing, a giant vaccination center opened on Monday in the state of France, the compound of the world champion football team on the outskirts of Paris.
After a tolerance over the Easter weekend, the country entered a full-fledged control regime planned for four weeks with curfew orders and reduced travel.
Other countries have announced new restrictions: In India, where cases have been registered, New Delhi will impose a night curfew on its 25 million people from Tuesday.
In Bangladesh, the implementation of a seven-day lockout sparked violent protests against which police opened fire, killing one person and injuring at least seven others.
The situation in Georgia is also deteriorating, with more than three times the number of cases reported daily in recent months on Tuesday, and the Prime Minister has tested positive.
North Korea does not have an Olympics
North Korea has announced its role in not participating in the Tokyo Olympics this summer, to “protect” its athletes from any danger related to the epidemic.
In contrast, the horizon is clear enough for New Zealand to adopt a “bubble” policy with Australia on Tuesday, in which both countries can travel without isolation, which is expected to take effect in mid-April.
In Europe, Charland, a regional state bordering France and Luxembourg, is partially lifting its anti-COVID-19 restrictions, especially reopening cafes and restaurants, as in Portugal and Greece the previous day.
In Denmark, hairdressers and beauty salons are reopening to those who have a vaccine “passport”.
The British government is considering a similar health passport for mass gatherings in the UK, such as football matches and indoor events, and the Prime Minister has confirmed that non-essential businesses will reopen on April 12.
The epidemic has killed more than 2,862,002 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report founded by AFP on Tuesday.