Summary of health news: Brazilian official wants to stop COVID-19 injections in adolescents after death; the health agency says there is no evidence of relocation; US administers 383 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC and more
Here is a summary of the current health briefs.
Brazilian official wants to stop COVID-19 shootings among adolescents after death; health agency says there is no evidence of relocation
Brazil’s federal government wants to stop COVID-19 vaccinations for most teens, citing death under investigation and adverse events after some 3.5 million teens have already been vaccinated, but several state governments have backed out. committed to continue. At a press conference, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga criticized states and cities for taking the plunge by vaccinating young people aged 12 to 17 without health problems putting them at risk of severe COVID-19 , which he said was only supposed to start on Wednesday.
US administers 383 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – CDC
The United States administered 383,038,403 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide Thursday morning and distributed 462,384,885 doses, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those numbers are up from the 382,294,795 doses of vaccine that the CDC said it had picked up on September 15 out of 461,117,525 doses delivered.
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The United States is developing a “new system for international travel” that will include contact tracing for when it finally lifts travel restrictions that prevent much of the world’s population from entering the country, said Wednesday a senior White House official. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS
Vaccinated Mr. President? We’ll take your word for it, says the UN
The United Nations honor system for COVID-19 vaccination will remain in place for presidents, prime ministers and diplomats who enter the General Assembly Hall next week and they are not required to present evidence vaccination. General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid on Thursday informed the 193 UN member states of the plan in a letter, seen by Reuters, after telling them on Tuesday that he supported a New York City demand according to which proof was required and would work with UN chief Antonio. Guterres to implement it.
Biden says Republican governors are undermining COVID security response
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his anger at the governors of Florida and Texas, accusing Republican leaders of “doing everything possible to undermine the life-saving demands” he has proposed to counter the spread of COVID-19. Some Republican governors, including Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida, have pledged to fight the vaccine mandate for big business that Biden rolled out last week amid rising hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, mainly among the unvaccinated.
Singapore PM Receives COVID-19 Recall, Urges Others to Follow
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday he received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged other seniors to get vaccinated amid a new wave of infections across the city -State. “Cases are increasing rapidly. A booster shot will boost your protection against COVID-19,” Lee, 69, said in a post on his Facebook page. The Southeast Asian country this week started giving boosters to the elderly and immunocompromised groups.
New Zealand and Australia travel bubble hanging longer amid Delta outbreaks
New Zealand on Friday suspended non-quarantine travel with Australia for an additional 8 weeks, extending the shutdown of the so-called travel bubble between the two countries, as they face new outbreaks of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Non-quarantine travel was suspended on July 23, just weeks after its launch, as the infectious Delta variant spread to Sydney and Melbourne. The suspension was scheduled to end on September 24.
Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia seeks to reopen border
Australian authorities will test a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as the country prepares to reopen its borders despite persistent cases of COVID-19. Australia closed its international border in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, allowing entry almost exclusively to citizens and permanent residents who must undergo a mandatory two-week hotel quarantine at their own expense.
IMF and World Bank urge more COVID-19 vaccination doses to be sent to poor countries
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other leaders of multilateral organizations on Thursday urged countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates to step up efforts to send doses to low and middle income countries .
Georgieva and the heads of the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization expressed concern in a joint statement that it would not be possible to immunize at least 40% of the population. population in all countries by the end of 2021 without urgent action. .
UK study to test mixed dose regimens of COVID-19 vaccine in children
A UK study will look at children’s immune responses to mixed schedules of different COVID-19 vaccines as authorities try to determine the best approach for second doses in adolescents given a low risk of heart inflammation. Children aged 12 to 15 in Britain will be vaccinated from next week, while those aged 16 to 17 have been eligible for vaccines since August.
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