AFP, Released Monday, December 13, 2021 at 3:36 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Vaccines against Omicron (WHO) are less effective –
The Omigron variant spreads faster than the delta variant, causing less severe symptoms and making vaccines less effective, the WHO said Sunday. Omicron is now available in 63 countries, according to the organization.
– Alert raised in UK –
Faced with the “Omigran wave” in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday evening announced a strong acceleration of the vaccine booster campaign, with the aim of delivering the third dose of the vaccine against Covit-19 to all adults by the end. December.
Boris Johnson, who used the third dose to avoid overcrowding and paralyze the economy, announced a month earlier that the goal was to deliver the booster shot to everyone over the age of 18 in the UK. Before the New Year they can now benefit from it.
Other countries in the United Kingdom (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) will also accelerate their vaccination programs.
– Boris Johnson in turmoil –
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of fostering a “culture of disregard for the rules” in the government after a photo was released showing him taking the quiz in December 2020, at a time when the British were being asked to limit their social interactions.
– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Positive –
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday tested positive for Covit-19 and began treatment after suffering mild symptoms of the disease. At this time no information has been reported as to whether it was contaminated by the new Omicron variant.
– Thousands protest in Austria –
Thousands of protesters marched in several Austrian cities on Sunday against the compulsory vaccination program and anti-Govt restrictions, while the lockout for those vaccinated was lifted today, but is still in effect for those who have not been vaccinated.
The mobilization at Cross (South) was strong, with police counting 17,000. In the west of the country, they numbered 9,000 in Brogens, 6,000 in Innsbruck and 4,500 in Salzburg.
– Nicaragua receives Chinese vaccines –
Three days after severing ties with Taiwan and re-establishing itself with Beijing, Nicaragua received the 200,000-dose Chinese synoform anti-govt vaccine on Sunday. Another 800,000 doses of synoform are expected to arrive in the coming days.
– NBA: Miami coach calls for review of health ethics –
Miami Heat coach Eric Spolestra on Sunday questioned the NBA’s Govt-19 health protocol, suggesting that vaccinated players should be treated as flu patients, both positive and asymptomatic.
The Heat coach responded to the positive test of his winger Caleb Martin, who was sidelined under the Govt-19 anti-health protocol. The Miami team needs to do more testing.
– More than 5.3 million people died –
The death toll was 797,293 more than Brazil (616,830), India (475,434), Mexico (296,620) and Russia (289,483).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of epidemics in the world could be two to three times higher, taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly associated with Govt-19.