Last minute of the coronavirus, live | UK speeds up vaccination campaign to tackle omicron variant
The Government of the United Kingdom has set to accelerate the vaccination campaign to face the “vital wave” of cases that the omicron variant already involves within the country, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this Sunday. If some days ago the British Executive promised to inject a third booster dose to everyone over 18 years of age before the end of January, Johnson has currently said that the complete adult population will receive that additional immunity before the tip of December. To succeed in the announced goal, a million individuals will would like to receive their further dose every day. In Spain, daily infections in Navarra have fallen significantly to 629 within the last 24 hours, when the Provincial Government communicated a record of 84four yesterday. The figure reported nowadays represents, but, the sixth worst figure in a very single day of the complete pandemic. In Catalonia, Catalan hospitals continue to extend the number of patients admitted for coronavirus, over a thousand this Sunday (1,013), of that 237 are seriously unwell in ICUs, three more than yesterday. They are the worst figures of hospitalized since September one and of Covid-19 patients in intensive care since September fourteen.
UK speeds up vaccination campaign to tackle omicron variant
The Government of the United Kingdom has set to accelerate the vaccination campaign to face the “significant wave” of cases that the omicron variant already represents in the country, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this Sunday. If a few days ago the British Executive promised to inject a 3rd booster dose to all or any those over eighteen before the end of January, Johnson has now said that the whole adult population can receive that further immunity before the end of December.
The British Government will deploy forty military units across the country in the coming days, additionally to activating all the front-line medical personnel of the National Health Service. Last Saturday, 0.5 a million doses of the vaccine were equipped. About 23 million individuals have already received the third injection. With Johnson's current commitment, a million folks every day can need to receive their further dose to achieve the announced goal.
Scientists have not nonetheless been ready to determine whether or not omicron has additional or less severe symptoms than the delta variant, Johnson said, but at this rate of infections – they double each a pair of-3 days – it has a smart probability of causing saturation within the UK public hospital network. The prime minister has admitted that the compromised campaign can place an increase in stress on health personnel, which some routine medical treatments will have to be suspended. “But if we tend to do not try this now, the omicron wave will reach such a scale that cancellations of appointments or operations, particularly in cases of cancer, will be a lot of worse next year.
The vice chairman of the European Central Bank, Luis de Guindos, positive for coronavirus
The vp of the European Central Bank (ECB), Luis de Guindos, has tested positive for coronavirus and is isolated, in keeping with a press release issued this afternoon by the ECB. The establishment reports that the previous Spanish Minister of Economy obtained the take a look at result on Saturday, that activated the protection protocol. “He was immediately confined and is informing all the shut contacts he has had in recent days,” says the statement, that details that De Guindos has not coincided with the president of the ECB, Christine Lagarde, within the last week. The vice-president of the ECB is vaccinated against the coronavirus with the two doses and, for the instant, his symptoms are gentle. The establishment also informs that it will continue working from home and that the contagion will not have an effect on the schedule planned for this week.
United Kingdom raises the alert level to four for the omicron variant of the coronavirus
The British authorities have raised the alert standing to level four because of the transmission of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, an unprecedented level since last May. Medical officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reported that they recommend raising the alert level from 3 to 4 after noting a fast growth of infections by the new variant. Level 5 is the chance of collapse of health services, while Level four reflects a “high level of contagion.” The joint statement from the authorities of the four nations reflects that the omicron variant is spreading much faster than the delta and that “the protection of vaccines for the symptomatic disease has been reduced.” “The data on gravity can be clearer in a few weeks,
Andalusia opens this Monday vaccination appointments against the coronavirus to kids from the age of nine
Andalusia takes the first steps in vaccinating children against the coronavirus by gap the appointment for those between 9 and eleven years recent this Monday. Inoculation of the doses in this age cluster can begin on Wednesday. Children under the age of 9 will still have to wait until January to make an arrangement and receive their doses. As the Minister of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesús Aguirre, explained on Friday, the first cargo received of 260,000 Pfizer vaccines provides to vaccinate up to nine years before Christmas. It will be with the following batch of 440,000 doses when the remainder of the youngsters between 8 and 5 years previous (both inclusive) can be ready to request a briefing. As of December fifteen, kids born in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (and those born in 2009 who wouldn't have turned twelve at the time of vaccination) can receive the vaccine. The doses can be inoculated within the afternoon throughout the week and throughout weekends, in such a means that the method is facilitated for oldsters, who will have to go as companions to health centers and concerted vaccination points, although there's the chance of that in rural areas is allotted in faculties. (Eph)