The European Union drug Watchdog approved a second coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday to bail out struggling European countries as the world reached a harsh new record of 15,700 deaths in 24 hours.
The Moderna vaccine is set to participate in the Pfizer-BioNTech jab for use in the EU in 27 countries. There, the government is tackling the surge in vaccines already available and the delay in deployment.
“Good news for our efforts to provide more COVID-19 vaccines to Europeans!” Tweeted Commission Chairman Ursula von der Leyen.
A milestone happened with more than 15,700 COVID-19 deaths registered worldwide in the last 24 hours, according to AFP counts at 1100 GMT on Wednesday. This is a new record.
The United States, the most devastated country in the world, recorded a record 3,936 deaths a day in another tabulation by Johns Hopkins University.
Ambulance workers in Los Angeles were told to stop transporting some patients, who are very unlikely to survive, to overwhelming hospitals.
In Portugal, health officials reported 10,000 new cases in 24 hours in just 10 million countries.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization’s mission to China to investigate the cause of the pandemic has been confused after Beijing refused to enter experts at the last minute.
1 in 30 Londoners infected
Mass vaccination is seen as the key to bringing the world back to normal, but EU campaigns are beginning to stagnate compared to the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. The Netherlands became the last EU country to manage and start the first shot on Wednesday.
The UK may have begun vaccination first, but authorities returned to a complete blockade on Wednesday to fight to contain the surprising spread of a new strain of coronavirus that appears to be more infectious.
According to official data, 1 in 50 people were infected in the UK last week and 1 in 30 in London.
The global crisis shows no signs of slowing, with more than 1.8 million of the approximately 86 million cases known to have died worldwide.
Germany, Europe’s largest economy, announced on Tuesday that it would tighten partial blockades and extend measures such as store closures until the end of January.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with other leaders such as Emmanuel Macron of France, will deploy the vaccine much faster by her government to prevent people from going from more turmoil to almost every aspect of life. Faced with criticism from critics that it should be.
WHO blocks in China
Concerns have also been raised about the first new coronavirus strains found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, which have since been detected in dozens of other countries.
There is currently no evidence that available vaccines prove to be ineffective against them, but the increased infectivity of new variants does not exceed the rate at which their spread can protect people. Authorities are concerned.
In China, which has detected cases of both new strains, authorities have become World Health Organization loggerhead turtles after refusing to join a strong team of 10 experts.
The team was scheduled to arrive in China this week. Because of the highly sensitive mission of seeking a clear answer on how the virus first appeared in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019 after jumping from animals to humans.
Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, admitted that it was “not just a visa issue.”
“The issue of origin tracking is very complex,” she told reporters, adding that discussions were ongoing on “specific dates and specific arrangements” for the visit.
Fear of Melbourne Stadium
The surge in caseloads around the world has disrupted some entertainment and sporting events that could be resumed after the initial shutdown of the pandemic.
Thousands of cricket fans who participated in a Boxing Day test match against India in Australia were told to take the test and quarantine after the spectators tested positive.
The English Premier League, one of the hottest football tournaments in the world, said in the last two tests, a record high of 40 players and staff tested positive, but the season continues. Insisted.
Manchester City confirmed three more cases on Wednesday. To win the Premier League in Chelsea last weekend, I had to do it already without six infected players.
The Grammy Awards scheduled for January 31st in Los Angeles have also been postponed until March.
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