UK News Covid-19: Israel authorizes a third dose of vaccine against the increasing cases

11:00  31 july  2021
11:00  31 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Une personne de plus de 60 ans se fait injecter une troisième dose de vaccin Pfizer-BioNTech à Tel-Aviv le 30 juillet 2021. © AFP - EMMANUEL DUNAND A person over 60 years is to inject a third dose of Pfizer vaccine Biontech in Tel Aviv 30 July 2021

the epidemic continues to grow in many countries, particularly because of varying Delta is more contagious. Faced with an increase in its territory, the Israeli government has launched a campaign injection of a third dose of vaccine for people over 60 years.

Israel had begun an early mass vaccination campaign immunized population and thought her reinstated on July 29 the health happens in welcoming more than 100 places plus a complementary vaccination campaign . The country launched a campaign Friday, July 30 for a third dose of vaccine for over 60 years. The new president Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal wanted to set an example by being administered first a third dose of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine at Sheba hospital in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. But the World Health Organization (WHO), this type of decision is against-productive.

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For Dr. Mike Ryan, head of emergencies in the WHO, the variant Delta should serve as a warning and encourage countries to work together: "The virus has become more aggressive, faster. This does not change our plan, but we must put in place much more effectively than we ever did. There are no magic solutions, no magic powder. The only magic powder we have is the vaccine. "

For this doctor, the problem lies in the distribution of the vaccine in the world that is not made fairly and according to him" a ball we draw in the foot. "

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WHO warns face even more dangerous variants

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variant Delta is an alarm signal. It is a warning that the virus evolves. But it is also a call to act now, before more dangerous variants emerge, says the charge of WHO in emergency situations at a meeting of the organization in Geneva Friday, July 30.

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China, the first country to have curbed the epidemic in 2020, sees its policy of "zero Covid" threatened with a new home party Nanjing in the east, which is spread in five provinces and Beijing , a first in six months. Several hundred thousand people were again confined in this region and in the Chinese capital.

eg Japan extends state of emergency at the spread of Covid-19. It is extended in Tokyo, which currently hosts the Olympics, and now also applied to three other departments. In the Philippines, Metro Manila, the capital, is about to be reconfinée.

In Australia, 300 soldiers were sent to help Sydney to instill respect for the containment, which is in its fifth week and was extended by one month, until 28 August.

In the United States, even those vaccinated are expected to put the mask in areas where virus circulation is important. Biden also recommended local authorities to pay $ 100 to any new vaccine.

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in Europe In Europe, where many countries are facing a fourth wave, the time is also the tightening. The curfew was extended to Barcelona in the northeast of Spain, France and the ordered reconfinement from that weekend islands of Réunion and Martinique , where situation is considered "dramatic".

Germany will in turn generalize from Sunday obligation for travelers to present a vaccination certificate or PCR or antigen test for their entry into its territory. As for the UK, coronavirus continued to grow there last week, revealed a study by the National Statistics Office, in contrast to the declining number of cases reported daily by the health services.

(With AFP)

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