AFP, Released on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 3:16 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Omicron is advancing in the world –
According to U.S. health officials, 73.2% of new Govt-19 infections in the week ending Dec. 18 have become the majority of the Omigran variant in the United States.
According to the Ministry of Health, Colombia has detected cases of its first three omega variants, one for two travelers from the United States and one for Spain.
Panama has announced that a 50-year-old man who recently traveled to South Africa has registered the first case of the Omigron variant.
– No regulation in the United States –
The Biden administration has no plans to “control” the United States in the face of the new winter wave of Govt-19, executive spokesman Jen Zhaki said Monday.
The president is set to address Americans on Tuesday about the Omigron variant that is now the majority in the United States.
– Cancel New Year in London –
London’s Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday evening announced the cancellation of planned New Year’s celebrations in the British capital, citing a sharp rise in cases of the highly contagious variant Omigron.
– Novavox: European green light –
The European Union (EU) on Monday approved the use of the Covid vaccine by the US company Novavax to reduce suspicion among non-vaccinators.
Nuvaxovit is a so-called “subunit” vaccine that is immune to viruses and is based on proteins that stimulate the immune system. This is the fifth serum approved by the European Commission, following the advice of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
– Brazil: 4th dose of vaccine for people with immunodeficiency –
The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that people with immunodeficiency in Brazil will be able to receive a fourth dose of anti-Govt vaccine four months after the third.
Vaccinations have been accelerated in recent months in defiance of regular attacks on vaccines by President Jair Bolzano in Brazil.
– Germany: Towards a Minimum Vacation –
According to a plan discussed by the AFP on Monday, Germany is preparing to tighten its sanctions around the New Year to protect itself against the Omicron variant by closing all nightclubs and reducing contact between individuals, including those who have been vaccinated.
– Pollution increase in Argentina –
The number of Govt-19 cases in Argentina has risen sharply in recent weeks – especially due to the Omigron variant – with more than 5,000 new cases per day recently, an average of four to five times higher than a month ago, according to a report. Established on Monday by the Ministry of Health.
– France: Vaccine for children coming soon –
After Friday’s ethics committee, the French High Commission for Health spoke out in support of the Govt vaccine for children between the ages of five and 11, but did not want to make it “mandatory”.
– WHO wants to end the epidemic by 2022 –
WHO Director-General Tetros Adanom Caprais on Monday called for the 2022 “end of the epidemic,” tackling vaccine imbalances and cautions over the holidays.
– More than 5.35 million died –
According to a report compiled by AFP from official sources on Monday, the WHO office in China has killed at least 5.35 million people worldwide since the outbreak of the disease at the end of December 2019.
In all, the United States, Brazil (617,873), India (477,554) and Russia (298,222) were the countries with the highest number of deaths since January 2020, with 807,924. Peru, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hungary are the countries most affected by the epidemic in terms of population.
The European region currently has the highest death toll (57% overall), followed by the US / Canada region (19%).
Considering the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, the WHO estimates that the outcome of the epidemic may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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