Here highlights the latest development of the Kovid-19 epidemic around the world.
More than 2.45 million dead: According to a report set up by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Saturday, the worldwide epidemic has killed more than 2.45 million people since late December. The United States is the country with the most deaths (497,568), ahead of Brazil (245,977) and Mexico (178,977).
These figures are underestimated globally. They are based on daily reports of national health officials, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.
More than 200 million doses Administered: According to calculations done by AFP from official sources at 10:00 GMT on Saturday, more than 200 million doses of vaccines have been administered in at least 107 countries or territories.
Some 45% of injections were performed in G7 countries, which however host only 10% of the world’s population.
Its seven members (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan) have committed in favor of better distribution of doses with poor countries. They announced to double their collective support for the vaccination of Kovid, through the United Nations Kovacs Program led by the World Health Organization (WHO), specifically for the UN Kovid vaccination.
The Ministry of Health in Israel – where the vaccination campaign is considered one of the fastest in the world – also said on Saturday that the injection of two doses of the Pfizer / BioNotech vaccine was 95.8% effective against contamination by coronovirus.
Third vaccine registered in Russia: Russia has registered its third vaccine under the name “Kovivac” and designed by the Chumakov Center in Moscow. This registration is the initial phase for the final phase of clinical trials, but the government intends to bring 120,000 doses into circulation by mid-March, without waiting for the conclusion of these trials. The country has already registered Vaccine Sputnik V in August, and Epvikkorona in October.
Romania vaccinates the homeless: About 300 homeless people have been injected into Romania, along with Denmark, one of the first countries in Europe to deal with this unsafe category of vaccination. “These people are most aware of the risk of contamination. For most of them, it is difficult to honor barrier gestures, ”according to Minister of State for Health Andrei Bakiyu.
In Canada, border screening tests: Canada, concerned about the progress of the Kovid-19 variant, will enter into force from Monday 22 February, screening tests at its land border with the United States, currently only accessible for “essential” trips, Ottawa announced on Saturday .
In France, the south-east is expected to harden: France’s health minister, Olivier Veran, calls the prefect and elected officials of the Alps-Maritimes (Nees region, southeast) to “take extra measures” between now and Sunday evening amid “accents of cover and fire”. Or “partial or total control”, to deal with the outbreak of Kovid-19.
Scam in Argentina: Argentina’s Health Minister Ginnas González García has resigned after President Alberto Fernandez’s revelations that he was offering his friends to be vaccinated in the ministry without appointing them to the hospital.
A similar scandal occurred in Peru around the prudent vaccination of 487 personalities, including a former president, two ministers, civil servants, academics, businessmen, and apostolic nuncio before the start of the countryside.
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