Covid in the world: where infections are more on the rise – Foreign

Covid in the world: where infections are more on the rise – Foreign
Covid in the world: where infections are more on the rise – Foreign

Rome, 27 October 2021 – Infections are growing throughout Europe. The most critical areas? Especially the Eastern countries, where vaccinations are very slow. The numbers speak for themselves: in countries where the level of immunization is higher, the infection remains under control. Let’s talk about our country and also about France. Covid, on the other hand, is catching up worrying numbers in Russia, Romania, Great Britain and even Germany. According to the Robert Koch Institut (Rki), the German epidemiological center, 23,212 new infections were recorded yesterday, 6,197 more than on Wednesday last week. This means that the incidence rate (which measures infections per 100 thousand people over seven days) now reaches 118. A week ago the rate did not go beyond 80 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants, while the 100 mark was exceeded on Friday last, for the first time since last May. The victims are also increasing: yesterday according to the Rki there were 114. Currently in Germany there is an ongoing debate on whether or not to put an end to the state of emergency epidemic, which in theory expires on 25 November. A few days ago, the same Minister of Health Jens Spahn said he was in favor of his conclusion.


The Great Britain, after the boom in infections of the past courses, it seems to have gotten into reverse – slowly – with the new cases falling below 40 thousand, equal to 25% less than last week. The very liberal policy of Boris Johnson – we remind you that since July 19 the rules of the obligation to wear a mask indoors and spacing have expired, – it has undoubtedly led to an increase in infections. But Johnson resists the idea of ​​introducing the green pass, mainly for economic reasons. According to a study, the move to the so-called ‘plan b’ to contain the spread of the virus would dismay the British economy 18 billion pounds, equal to over 20 billion of our euros.


In Austria, on the other hand, if the number of hospitalized patients in intensive care will increase, the lockdown will be triggered only for those who have not been vaccinated. The unvaccinated will no longer be able to leave the house except to go to work or for recognized reasons of necessity. “It is not permissible for the health system to be overloaded due to undecided and waiters”, thundered the new chancellor Alexander Schallenberg. It goes so badly in Russia, where there are a thousand deaths a day (the vaccine threshold is very low and the restrictive measures are very mild), which was decided a week of lockdown between October 30 and November 7, with the closure of ‘non-essential’ activities.


In Romania, the penultimate EU country in terms of vaccinated people, the situation is defined as “catastrophic”. The schools are closed, the green pass is also required for shopping centers and shops.


And outside of Europe? Australia has cleared the administration of a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all adults over 18 years of age of age starting next month. The regulator said it has granted provisional approval for the boosters, which means – they explained, – that people aged 18 and over can receive a booster (the third dose), at least six months. after the completion of a first series of vaccines against Covid-19. The Minister of Health Greg Hunt he said the third dose campaign will begin no later than November 8, subject to approval by the vaccination advisory body. “We will start with the elderly and disabled,” he told reporters in Canberra, specifying that the booster will then be made available to anyone who has received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford / AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccines.

So far Australia has provided a double dose to 74 per cent of the population aged 16 and over; 87 percent received only one injection. The third dose had already been made available for severely immunocompromised people in early October. The government now hopes that Moderna will ask the Australian regulator for approval of the recalls. Australia then continues on its path towards the return to post-Covid normality: it will revoke the ban on traveling abroad also for non-indifferent reasons, while the country’s borders will be open again also for skilled workers and students from abroad by the end of the year. Thus, more than 18 months after the closure of Australia’s external borders, fully vaccinated citizens will no longer have to apply for a special exemption to leave the country, according to a joint statement by the Ministries of Health and Health. Internal released early today. Government opening has come as the full vaccination rate in the adult population approaches the 80% target.

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