Catalonia claims to vaccinate people over 55 with AstraZeneca in the face of “new evidence”
The Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has demanded that the Ministry of Health authorize vaccinating people over 55 years of age with AstraZeneca in the face of “new evidence” that demonstrates its effectiveness in this age group against Covid-19.In an article this Wednesday in ‘La Vanguardia’ collected by Europa Press, the Minister of Health, Alba Vergés, and the Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, urge Health to have “more waist” and recall that France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Andorra have already endorsed the use of AstraZeneca in older people.
Spain at Easter will be a bunker for Spaniards and an oasis for foreign tourists
The paradox that Spain will foreseeably live this Easter was summarized with aim yesterday by the Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero: “A citizen of Paris can come to Barajas and one cannot go to Albacete.” In this context of shielding for domestic travel, it is surprising that Spain is the second country in the world in which the most hotel reservations are registered, according to the Travelgate X tourist connections platform. According to data from the largest network of hotel providers, our The country ranks second – after the US – in the percentage of accommodation bookings worldwide, with 18.2% of the total made in the last seven days and 25% of which are concentrated in Easter week. Today in the afternoon the Interterritorial Health Council is expected to agree to lock all the autonomous communities from the San José bridge, leaving the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands excluded from the closure “due to the geographical and logistical peculiarities that the insularity implies,” as advanced yesterday Health to the communities in a draft that ABC had access to. Read it here.
China reports a score of new coronavirus infections
The Chinese health authorities have confirmed this Wednesday 21 imported cases of coronavirus in the country, while they still have not detected cases of local transmission. Of the positives from abroad, five have presented symptoms and another 16 are asymptomatic, according to information provided by health authorities. In addition, they have reported three suspected cases imported into Shanghai.
Paraguay registers a triple record at the worst moment of the pandemic
Paraguay closed this Tuesday with 2,125 Covid-19 infections, 1,250 hospitalized in ward and 324 in intensive care, the highest figures of the pandemic of a health system on red alert due to the sharp increase in cases. Since the first positive a year ago, it is the first time that these indicators record records at the same time when the accumulated number of cases amounted to 171,985, while that of deaths to 3,360 with 17 to date, according to the Ministry of Health.
Mexico will access 22 million additional doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, reported this Tuesday that the country will have access to 22 million additional doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines between March and July.Ebrard has detailed that, in the framework of conversations between the Mexican and Chinese governments, the addition of 10 million doses has been achieved to the contract signed between Mexico and the pharmaceutical company Sinovac, reaching a total of 20 million doses. of this immunizer that will be delivered in the coming months.Likewise, it has announced the authorization of the Chinese Government so that the Latin American country can access 12 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine early.
Peru exceeds 48,000 deaths and vaccinates older adults in shelters
Peru reached 48,163 deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday, adding another 190 deaths in the last 24 hours, while the health authorities began to vaccinate in the shelters for the elderly in Lima.The latest official figures from the Ministry of Health indicated that the total number of detected cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus rose to 1,380,023, adding another 3,411 in the last hours, while those recovered reached 1,288,067, with another 5,839 people who were discharged from a medical center or completed their home quarantine.Thus, there are currently 43,793 active cases in the country, of which 14,854 are hospitalized and 2,192 of these in intensive care units (ICU).
Mexico accumulates 191,789 deaths and 2,137,884 SARS-CoV-2 infections
Authorities of the Ministry of Health of Mexico reported 866 new deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours on Tuesday to add a total of 191,789 deaths. In addition, 7,407 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were reported for a total of 2,137,884 infections. With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and third in the number of deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States and Brazil, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.Since the beginning of the pandemic, 5.65 million patients have been studied in Mexico, said the Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece), Ruy López Ridaura, at a press conference.
Rich countries vaccinate one person every second, most poor nations have not administered any vaccines
Most developing countries have not been able to administer a single dose of coronavirus vaccines, while rich countries are vaccinating their citizens at the rate of one person per second for the past month, according to the Alliance report. ” People’s Vaccine “, to which Oxfam Intermón belongs, published on the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).The report estimates that four out of five people will not be vaccinated by the end of the year in developing countries, while denouncing that the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States block a proposal in the World Trade Organization to help the most poor people to get vaccinations more quickly.
Brazil registers 1,972 deaths from covid this Tuesday, a new daily record
Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by covid in the world, registered 1,972 new deaths from the disease in the last 24 hours, a new record of daily victims since the start of the pandemic, as well as 70,764 new infections, reported this Tuesday the Ministry of Health.According to the bulletin released by the ministry, the number of deaths this Tuesday exceeds that of Wednesday of last week (1,910 victims), which was until now the deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.The number of infections this Tuesday is the fifth highest since the South American giants registered its first case of covid, on February 26 of last year, although it was well below that registered on January 7 of this year (87,840 cases) , so far the biggest.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism