The United States passed the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid 19 cases on Friday, after global celebrations were dampened by the pandemic.
The U.S. has been struggling to control the H1N1 flu virus, which is quickly spreading across the world and already has caused more than 346,000 deaths.
Hopes for a quick end to the pandemic have been dashed by the sluggish start to the U.S. vaccine campaign, which is beset by logistical challenges and overloaded emergency rooms.
Nearly 2.8 million people in the U.S. have now received their first vaccine, but the figure falls well short of the 20 million vaccines President Donald Trump’s administration had promised by the end of 2020.
The coming year the campaign to vaccinate against the coronavirus will dominate as the coronavirus has already killed 1.8 million people since it appeared in China last year.
A German company announced that it will be increasing its production of its Covid-19 vaccine due to the unavailability of other vaccines in Europe.
The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have, in the past, approved Pfizer’s vaccine, as well as those by Moderna and AstraZeneca.
“The current situation is not rosy, there is a gap because there are no other approved vaccines, and we have to fill that gap,” according to BioNTech’s Ugur Sahin.
waiting – for – the – vaccine.
The controversy surrounding the vaccine’s slow implementation has risen recently.
Doctors in Germany are upset that their hospital staff has to wait for the federally mandated flu shot.
In an attempt to end age discrimination, the French government declared that health care staff over the age of 50 would receive the HPV vaccine starting Monday.
On Friday the French government announced that it had extended a nationwide nighttime curfew in fifteen regions where infection rates are high. The curfew is to begin beginning at a certain time. rather than 8 p.m., including in Nice, France.
“The virus continues to spread … but with differences between regions,”, a French government spokesman said, stating that theaters, cinemas, and concert halls cannot reopen on Jan. 7.
On New Year’s Eve, 2,500 partygoers attended an illegal rave near Rennes, France, during which multiple clashes with police occurred.