Europe on Friday Speeding up vaccination program by increasing orders for pharmaceutical company Pfizer-BioNTech. Twice as much as China limits the movement of 18 million people. To stop the outbreak of the worst coronavirus in six months in the country
The criticisms come from the slow continent’s vaccination campaign. European Union Further authorization for the third AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine after that of Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA), under great pressure, said on Friday it would make a decision on the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine in late January.
At the same time, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced an agreement with Pfizer / BioNTech to double its futures contracts from 300 million to 600 million doses.
In the Chinese cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai in Hebei Province, bordering Beijing, where 5 million people live, residents are detained.
And in the large rural areas that surround them, where another 13 million live, orders to limit their movement as much as possible, although now they should not respect all detention. Numerous diagnostic tests are being performed across the region, and more than 6.7 million people have tested it.
Last week, 310 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Hebei..
Since the virus struck Wuhan in late 2019, the country has killed 4,634, the last one in May.
Meanwhile, around the world, epidemics have killed nearly 1.9 million people and infected more than 88 million, according to official figures, potentially hiding the true epidemic of the outbreak.
Don’t make the virus political
The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked not to “politicalize the virus”, so “please don’t political vaccines,” said Michael Ryan, the organization’s head of health emergencies.
The World Health Organization also urged rich countries to stop signing. “Bilateral agreements” with laboratory production.
According to Corporate CEO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, these purchases could jeopardize their distribution program for countries without resources.
The laboratory ensures that the vaccine is available for all buyers.
The hospital is on the verge of collapse.
The mayor of London warned that his hospital could soon become saturated due to a large increase in patients. COVID-19 In Britain, where 1,325 people died in 24 hours, it has broken records since the outbreak began.
“If we don’t take action right now, our national health service could become overwhelming and more deaths,” Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan told media in a statement.