New Delhi: India on Saturday started vaccinating against the world’s largest corona virus as the epidemic spread at a record pace and the number of deaths from Covid-19 worldwide rose to two million.
The World Health Organization has called for accelerated vaccine rollouts around the world, as well as efforts to study the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 93 million people worldwide since its inception. Was first discovered in China in 2019.
India, with 1.3 billion people, is the second largest in the world.
The government has approved two vaccines – although clinical trials are yet to be completed – aimed at vaccinating about 300 million people by July.
The first sprayer in the eastern city of Kolkata was a 35-year-old health worker, Santa Roy, who told AFP he now saw a “ray of hope” after witnessing deaths from the corona virus. ۔
Officials say they are shedding light on their experience with the campaign and child immunization programs for the campaign, a difficult task for a large, poor nation that often lacks poor transport infrastructure and the world. Is one of the worst-funded healthcare systems in the world. Satijit Rath, from the National Institute of Immunology in India, said regular immunization of children was a “very small game” and that vaccinating against COVD-19 would be “extremely challenging”.
The government has developed tens of thousands of refrigeration tools and about 150,000 specially trained staff to meet some of these challenges.
Vaccines will also have high security, so food cannot be sold in India’s major black market for medicines.
On Friday, WHO chief Tedros Azanom Ghibrius said he “wants to see polio drops in every country in the next 100 days so that health workers and high-risk people can be protected first.”
According to AFP figures, his call coincided with a snowstorm of infection, with an average of 7,724,000 new cases recorded daily worldwide over the past week, up 10 percent from a week earlier. ۔
Anxious Limits on Deaths and Infections In many parts of the world, vaccine logistics and supply issues are a cause for concern and criticism.
The American pharmaceutical company Dev Pfizer has said that the shipment of its vaccine will slow down for some time by the end of January.
In severely affected Europe, there are fears that delays in Pfizer could further reduce vaccine emissions, which have already been heavily criticized.
Pfizer, which has jointly developed its vaccine with German company Biotech, said EU countries could expect a delay in delivery in the coming weeks due to work at its plant in Belgium.
It promised a “significant increase” in shipments in March, and the European Commission said all vaccines ordered by the bloc for the first quarter would be delivered on time.
But the ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden said in a joint letter that the situation was “unacceptable” and that “the credibility of the vaccination process is declining.”
As matters escalated, nations doubled over sanctions.
Portugal entered a fresh lockdown on Friday, and new population restrictions were announced from Italy to Brazil.
Beijing has extended its solitary confinement period for overseas visitors, forcing travelers to spend another week at home after 21 days in the existing hotel’s Sangrodaya, state media reported on Saturday.
There are also growing fears that a new strain of the virus found in Brazil could be highly contagious, just as it has recently been found in different strains found in the UK and South Africa.
According to state media, Chinese pharmaceutical company Dev CenoFirm has claimed that its vaccine has proved effective against a variety found in the UK for the first time in ongoing tests.
In the United States – the world’s most difficult nation – President-elect Joe Biden on Friday vowed to use the full power of the government with a single vaccine pill: creating thousands of immunization sites, deploying mobile clinics and public health. Expanding manpower.
The U.S. infection has killed more than 23 million people, with more than 390,000 deaths, and the U.S. economy – the world’s largest – has been affected.
The virus has plagued California in recent weeks, and there have been so many deaths in some parts of the state that funeral homes are running out of capacity.
For the first time in its history, the Los Angeles-based Biode Funeral Home has begun attracting customers.
At its reception desk, phones keep ringing, often unanswered because defeated staff have stopped making appointments and now customers are told to just show up and line up.
“It’s a pity. But it’s kind of like now,” said owner Candy Bowd.
“Things are getting more and more out of control.” In Japan, meanwhile, a second wave of the country’s covetous epidemic has led to an increase in suicides, especially among women and children, despite falling in the first wave, a survey has found.
According to a study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, the suicide rate rose 16 percent from July to October over the same period a year ago, according to the report.
This was a significant reversal of Japan’s 14% reduction in suicide rates between February and June.
The study linked government subsidies, reduced working hours and school closures.
The report says the long-running epidemic has hit industries where women dominate, increasing the burden on working mothers and increasing domestic violence.