AFP, Released Monday, December 20, 2021 at 8:19 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– 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).
– Germany: Towards a Minimum Vacation –
According to a plan discussed by the AFP on Monday, Germany is preparing to tighten its health restrictions around the New Year in order to protect itself against the Omicron variant by closing all nightclubs and reducing contact between individuals, including those who have been vaccinated.
– France: Vaccine for children coming soon –
After Friday’s ethics committee, the French High Authority 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”.
– Omigron: Modern is optimistic about the effectiveness of its vaccine booster –
The pharmaceutical company has announced that the booster, which is made with a full-dose modern vaccine instead of the current half-dose, will further enhance its effectiveness against the Omigron variant of Govit-19.
– WHO’s Wish for 2022 –
World Health Organization (WHO) President Tetros Adanom Caprese on Monday hailed 2022 as “the year to put an end to the epidemic”, calling for a fight against vaccine imbalance and urging people to be cautious during the holidays. .
– France: More than 180,000 fake health passes –
About 182,000 fake health passes have been generated in France since the device was installed this summer, the government said on Monday, adding that it has stepped up controls as the country faces new waves of Covit-19 and Omigron variants.
– Omigron “goes wild” (Fauci) –
U.S. scientist Anthony Fauci, a White House adviser on the health crisis, warned Sunday that the Omicron variant is “widespread” around the world, worrying about the number of Americans who have not yet been vaccinated despite being eligible: nearly 50 million, according to him.
– Davos forum postponed until summer –
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is scheduled to meet in Davos, Switzerland on January 17-21, “postponed” and is expected to take place “early in the summer” due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Organizers.
– Extra Budget Registration in Japan –
On Monday, the Japanese parliament approved a record additional budget of about 36 trillion yen (282.1 billion euros) for fiscal 2021/22, with the aim of partially financing the massive stimulus package announced this month. The biggest economy when the epidemic drags on.
– 700,000 spectators at a music festival in Saudi Arabia –
The MDLBeast Soundstorm Music Festival in Saudi Arabia welcomed 700,000 spectators over four days, a record, officials from the radical conservative kingdom said.
– Natal Positive Test –
Star tennis player Rafael Nadal has announced that he has been confirmed to have a Govt-19 infection when he returns from an Abu Dhabi exhibition match.
The “restricted” player at home in Spain, within a month of the Australian Open, indicates that his “schedule” depends on his progress.
– 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 in late December 2019.
In all, the United States, Brazil (617,803), India (477,554) and Russia (298,222) were the countries with the highest number of deaths since January 2020, with 806,438. 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.