The Sars-CoV-2 vaccination campaign is progressing around the world, but still at a very slow pace. In Europe, vaccination levels are insufficient to prevent a resurgence of the pandemic, the WHO has warned. The organization also warned that nearly 90% of African countries are at risk of not meeting the target of vaccinating a tenth of their population by September.
In France, Emmanuel Macron called on pharmaceutical companies to supply 10% of doses of anti-Covid vaccines sold to poor countries and wanted the G7, which begins Friday in the United Kingdom, to support the goal of 60% Africans do. end of March 2022.
> Vaccination levels in Europe insufficient to prevent a resurgence of the pandemic, according to WHO
> The pressure on the hospital in France is easing
> Washington will buy 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to give to other countries
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> Japan plans to establish a state of “semi-emergency” by the start of the Olympics
This is what the daily Mainichi said this Friday. A final decision is expected at the end of next week, days before the end of the current state of emergency. The Olympics are scheduled to begin on 23 July.
> South Korea expands social distancing measures
The government announced on Friday that it has decided to extend its currently restrictive measures by three weeks, including a ban on private gatherings of five or more people across the country.
South Korea has reported around 147,000 COVID-19 patients since January 2020. Daily cases have remained above 400 since late March, with no signs of slowing down. As of Friday, 556 new cases, including 541 local infections, were reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
> Two first cases of Kovid already on cruise ships
Two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday on the “Celebrity Millennium,” one of the first cruise ships to return to North America since the start of the pandemic. The contamination that would have occurred despite “vaccination of a crew and passengers,” announced the cruise line “Royal Caribbean” in a press release.
“The individuals are asymptomatic, are currently in isolation, and are monitored by our medical team,” the company said. The ship left the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin in the West Indies on 5 June.
> Vaccines for poor countries: G7 puts 1 billion doses on the table
G7 leaders will pledge to distribute 1 billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries during their summit beginning this Friday and slated to end Sunday. This was announced on Thursday evening by the United Kingdom, which holds the rotating presidency of the group.
The goal is to “end the pandemic” in 2022, Downing Street said, specifying that London will deliver an additional 100 million doses to help progress its vaccination programme. The United States, for its part, has already committed to providing 500 million vaccines, which are counted in the billion doses of the G7.
> Africa still far from its vaccination targets, warns WHO
The World Organization warned on Thursday that nearly 90% of African countries will not be able to meet the target of vaccinating a tenth of their population by September if they do not receive at least 225 million doses of the vaccine immediately.
According to the latest data available from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Africa), only 2.1% of the African population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 0.61% have been fully vaccinated (two doses). By comparison, in Europe, 30% of the population has received the first dose of vaccine and 17% are fully vaccinated. Africa officially has 4.973 million proven cases of the coronavirus so far. Since the start of the pandemic, 135,576 people have officially died from the virus.
> Around 400,000 new cases in 24 hours worldwide
Since its appearance, the coronavirus pandemic has infected around 174.7 million people, according to the latest official data available this Friday morning. For several weeks, about 400,000 new cases are still recorded every day.
At the same time, the health crisis officially caused about 3.8 million cases. After the United States, which has 598,765 dead, the countries with the most deaths are Brazil (482,019), India (359,676), Mexico (229,353) and Peru (187,479).
> In Brazil, the Supreme Court gives the green signal to the Copa America
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday authorized the holding of Copa América football in the country, although badly hit by the pandemic, with most of its judges rejecting an appeal to cancel the tournament.
The Copa was originally supposed to take place a year earlier before being postponed due to the pandemic in Colombia and Argentina. Colombia, facing an intense social uprising that has killed dozens, previously called COVID-19, in vain, a request to postpone the competition. In return Argentina withdrew two weeks ago due to the health crisis.
> Extended shelf life of Johnson & Johnson vaccines in refrigerators in the United States
The US pharmaceutical company announced that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine against Kovid can now be stored in the United States for four and a half months instead of three. This amendment was urgently requested in the country, as it offers to be on hundreds of thousands of doses that threaten to expire soon, for not finding a taker.
> Goldman Sachs requires employees to tell if they have been vaccinated
According to a memo, US investment bank Goldman Sachs has asked its employees in the United States to report whether they have been vaccinated against COVID to facilitate the organization of return to office.