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US News Sputnik V granted in Hungary, Israel comes out of containment ... Update on the pandemic

23:30  07 february  2021
23:30  07 february  2021 Source:   lexpress.fr

The European agency Frontex suspends its operations in Hungary to denounce its asylum system

 The European agency Frontex suspends its operations in Hungary to denounce its asylum system The Court of Justice of the European Union has found numerous flaws in Hungary's asylum procedures, in particular thousands of expulsions illegal © Darko Vojinovic / AP / SIPA The Serbian-Hungarian border.

Pandemic update . February 7, 2021 by archyde. More and more vaccines are administered around the world, but some countries are still facing a violent third wave, as is the case in Portugal. The country however rejected the offer of the Spanish region of Galicia to receive patients, believing that it would The number of victims is globally underestimated. It is based on the daily reports of the national health authorities but excludes the ex post revisions carried out by statistical organizations as was the case in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Update on the latest developments concerning the Covid-19

Sputnik V (Russian: Спутник V ) is an adenovirus viral vector vaccine for In May 2021 Sergei Sobyanin complained that only 1.3 million residents out of 12 million received The Israeli Hadassah Medical Center signed a commercial memorandum of understanding to obtain On 19 March 2021, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for Sputnik V , the

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide and at the time of vaccination, variants make you fear the worst.

Un soignant en tenue de protection contre le coronavirus traverse des ambulances attendant devant les urgences pour le Covid-19 à l'hôpital Santa Maria, à Lisbonne le 28 janvier 2021 © afp.com/PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA A caregiver in protective gear against the coronavirus crosses ambulances waiting in front of the emergency room for the Covid-19 at the Santa Maria hospital, in Lisbon on January 28, 2021

More and more vaccines are administered worldwide, but some countries are still facing a violent third wave, as is the case in Portugal. The country however rejected the offer of the Spanish region of Galicia to receive patients, believing that it would manage to control the situation. The variants of the coronavirus, detected in different regions of the world, are of particular concern. Moreover, the vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca offers only "limited protection against moderate forms of the disease (Covid-19) due to the South African variant".

Concern in Europe, downward trend in the United States ... Update on the pandemic

 Concern in Europe, downward trend in the United States ... Update on the pandemic Concern over the spread of more contagious Covid-19 variants is spreading to several countries which are closing their borders in Europe and elsewhere, while in the United States new cases are on the decline. © afp.com/Hector RETAMAL A guard stands in front of the entrance to an exhibition on the Chinese fight against Covid-19, during the visit of WHO experts to Wuhan, China, on January 30 2021 New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandem

Hungary stands by its decision to use Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said, adding that it is regrettable that Brussels turned the fight against Covid-19 into a political issue. The Central European state has been able to reopen its economy thanks to a “very successful” vaccination campaign that included the Russian-made jab, Szijjarto told RT on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “I’m happy to see life coming back to Russia, and if you come to Hungary you will see that this is basically a similar situation,” the diplomat said, noting

The boss of one of Israel ’s largest hospitals has placed a huge order for Russia’s Sputnik - V coronavirus vaccine, arguing that concerns over the formula are due to tensions between Moscow and Washington, rather than safety issues. Zeev Rotstein, director of Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Centre believes Western objections are more political than scientific, telling Israeli newspaper Haaretz Israel joins a growing list of countries that have moved to secure supplies of the new vaccine, with Argentina placing an order for 10 million doses on Monday, and Hungary in talks to follow suit. Like this story?

And for over a year now, the pandemic has claimed more than 2.3 million lives worldwide. More than 105.7 million cases of infection have been diagnosed. The United States is the country with the most deaths, ahead of Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom.

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The number of victims is globally underestimated. It is based on the daily reports of the national health authorities but excludes the ex post revisions carried out by statistical organizations as was the case in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Update on the latest developments concerning the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

Hungary green light for Sputnik V

Hungary on Sunday lifted the last obstacle to the administration to its population of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, with the green light granted by the national health authorities.

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Thus Hungary has become the first country in the European Union to authorize the use of Sputnik V . The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure. The approval is based on the results of the clinical trials of Sputnik V in Russia and a comprehensive assessment of the vaccine by experts in Hungary . · Sputnik V uses two different vectors for the two shots in a course of vaccination, providing immunity with a longer duration than vaccines using the same delivery mechanism for both shots.

UPDATE : A row subsequently broke out when the European regulator claimed it hadn't received an application from the developers. The team behind Sputnik V took to social media to post evidence that they say confirms the relevant documents were uploaded to the EMA’s portal on 29 January. At a meeting with counterparts in Moscow last week, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell, lavished praise on the vaccine. The diplomat told reporters at a press conference that he wanted to “congratulate Russia on the success of this venture.

"The National Center for Public Health (NNK) has completed official testing (...) and the vaccine can be administered to humans," Health Minister Miklos Kasler announced on social media.

China delivers 600,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen went in person to Phnom Penh airport on Sunday to receive the cargo. He expressed "the Cambodian government's gratitude to the Chinese government".


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Hun Sen announced in mid-January that "friendly China" was going to give a million doses of vaccine in Cambodia, making it possible to vaccinate 500,000 people (two doses per person).

Portugal declines aid offer from Spain

Portugal, whose hospitals are under pressure due to Covid-19, has rejected the offer from the Spanish region of Galicia to receive patients, believing it is able to deal with the situation, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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Hungary has become the first country in the European Union to give preliminary approval to the Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V . On Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff confirmed both the Russian jab and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine had been given the green light by the health authorities. The criticism of Hungary for striking vaccine deals with eastern allies is proof of "double standards" in the West, he insisted. Mr Kovacs noted that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin had held talks on the same issue.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On March 4, 2020, the first cases in Hungary were announced.

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The Portuguese government thanks the offer of Galicia (north-west) "to help Portugal and especially the north of the country", but "for the moment the hospitals in the region are able to meet the needs", indicated a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.

"Limited efficacy" of AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine against the South African variant

The British vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca offers "limited protection against moderate forms of the disease (Covid-19) caused by the southern variant -African, in young adults, "revealed a South African study on Sunday, which did not look at severe forms.

Israel is gradually coming out of its third containment

Hairdressing salons reopened, customers returning to shops and steps that can stretch for more than a kilometer: Israel begins Sunday to emerge from its third containment since the start of the pandemic of Covid-19 against the backdrop of a vaccination offensive.

Tribute to the Wuhan whistleblower

Thousands of Chinese paid tribute on Saturday on social networks to doctor Li Wenliang, one of the first to have warned about the dangerousness of the new coronavirus which appeared in Wuhan (center), at the 'occasion of the first anniversary of his death from Covid -19 in February 2020.

Demonstration in Denmark

Some 600 people walked the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday evening to protest against the anti-coronavirus measures taken by the Danish government, in particular the future vaccination passport, intended for travel and potentially used to access sporting or cultural events, or even restaurants. In Denmark vaccination is recommended but not compulsory.

Football: Israel offers to host European Championships .
The Israeli Football Association has offered to host Champions League, Europa League and European Championship games. The association announced that President Oren Hasson had forwarded this proposal to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin "in case the contagion rate in May and June does not allow games with spectators in Europe".

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