Here is a summary of current health newsletters.
US administers 449.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC
The United States had administered 449,955,588 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide as of Saturday morning and distributed 567,081,775 doses, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those numbers are up from the 448,155,906 vaccine doses that the CDC said had been administered as of Nov. 19 out of 562,868,095 doses delivered.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday extended the availability of COVID-19 booster shots to all U.S. adults, in hopes of preserving vaccine protection against the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Previously, the agency had recommended booster shots only for people aged 65 and over, or at high risk of COVID, and said they could choose a different vaccine than the one they received for their inoculation. initial.
Germany debates compulsory vaccination as fourth wave of COVID rages on
German politicians are debating the need to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for citizens in light of soaring infections and low vaccination rates. Several members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc said on Sunday that federal and state governments should introduce mandatory vaccinations as soon as other efforts to raise Germany’s low vaccination rate by just 68% have failed.
Marines on track for worst vaccination record in U.S. military
The US Marine Corps is expected to have the worst immunization record among the military branches, with thousands of active-duty personnel expected to miss the Nov. 28 deadline to be fully immunized. As of Nov. 17, about 91 percent of active staff were fully vaccinated and 94 percent partially vaccinated, according to a Marine Corps statement on Sunday.
China reports 17 new coronavirus cases for November 20 from 23 days earlier
China reported 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus for November 20, up from 23 the day before, its health authority said on Sunday. Among the new infections, four were locally transmitted cases, according to a statement from the National Health Commission, up from three a day earlier.
Hong Kong approves Sinovac vaccine for children aged 3 to 17
Hong Kong approved lowering the age limit for Chinese company Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine to three, from 18, as it continues a wider campaign to lobby its 7.5 million d ‘inhabitants to be vaccinated. “Adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be given priority to receive the CoronaVac vaccine, with a view to extending it to children of a younger age group at a later stage,” said the Food Secretary and Hong Kong Health Officer Sophia Chan in a statement. published Saturday.
UK calls for action against racial bias in medical devices
Britain on Sunday called for international action on the issue of medical devices such as oximeters that work best on people with lighter skin, saying disparities may have claimed the lives of ethnic minority patients during the pandemic of COVID-19. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he ordered a review of the matter after learning that oximeters, which measure oxygen levels in the blood and are essential for assessing COVID patients, give readings less accurate for patients with darker skin.
Brazil reports 217 COVID deaths in 24 hours, lowest average death toll since April 2020 – ministry
Brazil has registered 8,833 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours and 217 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Saturday, as vaccination reduces contagion and deaths to levels never before seen since the first weeks of the last pandemic. year. The ministry said 70% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated and 90% received a first dose. On Saturday, the ministry launched a campaign to reach 21 million Brazilians who have not returned for a second chance.
UK reports 40,004 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths – daily data
The UK reported 40,004 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the seven-day total to 287,205, a 9.4% increase from the previous seven-day period, according to daily official data . The data also showed that 61 new deaths from the virus, measured as deaths within 28 days of a positive test, were reported on Sunday, bringing the seven-day toll to 1,029, a decrease of 5.9% from seven previous days.
Northern Italy’s ski resorts reopen amid COVID-19 concerns
Ski resorts in northern Italy are reopening for the winter season after extended shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although a recent rise in infections is raising concerns about possible new restrictions. Fabio Sacco, the chairman of the Skirama consortium which brings together several resorts in the Trentino Alto Adige region, said he has been waiting to restart since March of last year, when Italy imposed a lockdown.
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