The Sunday Times says the jab developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is expected to be approved for use in the UK on Thursday. In an interview, AstraZeneca, as CEO Pascal Soriot, says: “We believe we have discovered the winning formula to maximize the protection offered.” He believes the vaccine will work against mutations in the virus, but admits that more tests will be needed to prove it.
Sunday sun says the Oxford jab will be approved on Monday and the first injections are expected to be given a week later.
New strain detected in Canada
Cases of the new variant strain first detected in the UK have been confirmed across Europe, including France, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, as well as worldwide in Australia, Japan and Lebanon.
And Dr. Barbara Yaffe, associate medical director of Canadain Ontario province, said the first two confirmed cases were a couple from the Durham region of the country with no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts.
People living in Ontario, such as those in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and much of England, are now living under lockdown measures designed to slow the spread of the virus.
the Czech Republic began administering vaccines against the new coronavirus on Sunday, as part of a push against the pandemic across the European Union.
Prime Minister Andrej Babis was the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Central Military Hospital in Prague, just before other hospitals in the capital and the second-largest city of Brno began distributing the 9,750 doses that the country has received so far.
“The vaccine that arrived yesterday from the European Union is a hope, a hope that we will return to a normal life,” Babis said before receiving the vaccine.
Emilie Repikova, 95, a World War II veteran, was also one of the first to be vaccinated, shortly after Babis.
The country has closed non-essential shops, services and ski lifts and applied a stricter curfew beginning Sunday as it seeks to stem another surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
Welcome to the Sunday edition of our live Coronavirus blog covering developments in the virus both in the UK and globally.
The official vaccination program against the coronavirus is launched in several me countries today. In some places, vaccinations began last night when healthcare workers in Hungary, Slovakia and Germany received their first injections of Pfizer / BioNtech jab. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis was vaccinated this morning at a military hospital in Prague.
At UK There is speculation in the Sunday papers that Oxford / AstraZeneca will get approval for use this week and maybe tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the largest hospital in Wales has used social media to ask medical students for help treating intensive care patients.
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