US President Joe Biden called on Tuesday to “vaccinate America and () help vaccinate the whole world,” New York won across the Atlantic at the forefront of the health pass against the Delta option.
“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world, this is how we are going to win,” Joe Biden said during a speech at the White House, referring to the “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
Thus, Joe Biden has welcomed the sending of more than 110 million doses to more than 60 countries, most of them through the international Covax initiative, a donation larger than “all other countries combined,” according to the White House.
In the United States, 70% of adults have already received at least one dose of the vaccine. And half of the population of the European Union, for their part, is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday.
But the resurgence of the virus, affecting countries that believed they had overcome the worst, is helped by declining vaccination rates and new, more dangerous mutations. Because the Delta option affects countries where vaccination programs have been relatively effective, such as the United States, where hospital admissions are approaching levels comparable to last summer’s peaks.
– New York City Vaccination Pass mid September –
This is what prompted the Democratic Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to make his city the first in the United States to receive a vaccination pass: to visit restaurants, concert halls or gyms, proof of vaccination with first checks will be required. scheduled for mid-September.
Another social impact of the pandemic in the United States: Under pressure from the left wing of the Democrats, health authorities on Tuesday announced a new moratorium on evictions of tenants through October, based on public health risks in the midst of the coronavirus. -19 pandemic.
A sign of the difficulty in dealing with new options, China, where the epidemic emerged in late 2019 in the metropolis of Wuhan and is believed to have virtually eradicated the virus, has been forced to mobilize following the reappearance of local contamination.
The resurgence of the epidemic is now affecting Wuhan, as well as dozens of Chinese cities. The communist regime introduced a whole arsenal of measures – from imprisonment to universal screening.
The French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe will be reconfigured for at least three weeks from Wednesday evening in the face of skyrocketing cases.
Israel, for its part, decided to extend the pass to public places gathering fewer than 100 people in a closed place.
– It is impossible to eradicate the virus –
However, fully vaccinated people are three times less likely to test positive for Covid-19 than those who are not vaccinated, according to the latest results from a large study in England published on Wednesday.
“These results support our previous data showing that two doses of the vaccine provide good protection against infection,” said Professor Paul Elliott, study leader. However, “there is always a risk of infection because no vaccine is 100% effective,” he said.
Faced with the Delta option, some countries have begun offering a booster dose of the vaccine. According to the laboratories, the additional injection provides enhanced immune protection, in particular against the Delta variant.
Sweden has indicated it plans to offer a booster dose to “a significant portion of the population” in 2022, even if it could start in vulnerable groups as early as fall.
In Greece, queues in front of museums and overcrowded boats sailing to the Greek islands testify to the resurgence of tourism after the bleak 2020 summer season. But the spread of the Delta strain is troubling there too.
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