Denmark: 4 million people receive Covid-19 vaccination

Denmark: 4 million people receive Covid-19 vaccination

More than four million people in Denmark have begun vaccination against Covid-19, according to a latest update from the country’s health authorities. The exact figure of 4,018,508 Denmark residents who have received at least the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus was released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday. That corresponds to 68.67 percent of the country’s population, according to the ministry. Denmark’s national vaccination programme uses only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both of which require two doses. The Johnson & Johnson vaccines, for which a…

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Sweden reports increase of COVID-19 spread in metro areas: AstraZeneca to be discontinued

Sweden reports increase of COVID-19 spread in metro areas: AstraZeneca to be discontinued

The Swedish Public Health Agency reports the spread of COVID-19 is increasing in the metropolitan regions but is still at a low level nationally. During the week ending July 17 (epi week 28), officials say 1,855 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sweden, which is an increase of approximately 24 percent compared with week prior. The incidence calculated over 14 days was 32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. To date, six new intensive care patients with confirmed covid-19 have been reported for week 28, which is lower than the mean…

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25.6% of the world has received a COVID-19 vaccine.Check how your country is doing.

25.6% of the world has received a COVID-19 vaccine.Check how your country is doing.

The globe reached a couple of Coronavirus milestones this week. One is terribly grim: We passed 4 million deaths due to the virus. The other, offers faint hope: Through July 13, more than a quarter (25.6%) of the world’s population has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine according to Our World in Data, which collects information from local governments. That’s up 3.2% from two weeks ago; the world is currently administering nearly 30 million vaccines per day. In all, 3.51 billion shots have been given around the globe. That’s…

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America sees a increase in Covid-19 cases again: Doubles in 3 weeks.

America sees a increase in Covid-19 cases again: Doubles in 3 weeks.

Health authorities in places such as Los Angeles County and St. Louis are requesting even immunized people to resume wearing masks in public. The Covid-19 curve in the United States is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks. This is driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings, according to news agency Associated Press. Covid-19 infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on…

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Early stages’ of Covid-19 third wave, amid Delta surge: WHO

Early stages’ of Covid-19 third wave, amid Delta surge: WHO

WHO chief said that the recent spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus is being fueled by “increased social mobility” and inconsistency in the use of proven public health and social measures The Covid-19 pandemic is now in the “early stages” of the third wave, warned World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, even as he sounded a fresh alarm over a global surge in cases of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. “Unfortunately…we are now in the early stages of a third wave”, Ghebreyesus…

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WHO warns individuals against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

WHO warns individuals against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

GENEVA – The World Health Organization’s chief scientist has advised individuals against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, saying such decisions should be left to public health authorities. “It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing on Monday after a question about booster shots. “It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose.” Swaminathan had called mixing a “data-free zone” but later clarified her…

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Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden on Wednesday backed the U.S. entering negotiations at the World Trade Organization for the waiver of intellectual property rights as a means to boost vaccine supplies by allowing poorer countries to make their own. It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s commitment to global leadership. More than a month of internal debate led up…

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Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, uses two different vectors for the two jabs for vaccination. Data from 3.8 million Russians who received both components of Sputnik V from 5 December last year…

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Third pandemic wave in Sweden slowing down,but cases still high

Third pandemic wave in Sweden slowing down,but cases still high

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sweden has decreased in the past week, but infections are still at a high level and it is too early to say whether the trend will continue, the Health Agency said on Tuesday. Swedenhas experienced a severe third wave of the pandemic and the number of patients treated at intensive care has been the highest since during spring last year, although deaths have remained low. The country, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, registered 14,911 new coronavirus cases since Friday, health agency…

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Norway’s prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine as it speeds up its vaccinations

Norway’s prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine as it speeds up its vaccinations

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has received her first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, her office said on Monday. Four other cabinet ministers were also vaccinated, all receiving the vaccine produced by Moderna (MRNA.O), the office said in a statement. “I hope everyone who is offered a vaccine will accept it. Vaccination will eventually allow us to reclaim the everyday life we all long for,” said Solberg, who is 60 years old. The prime minister is due to attend a NATO summit in June, and the military alliance has recommended…

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