(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Cuba launches child vaccination plan, Britain launches “enhanced injection” of vaccines
China News ServiceBeijing, September 17th. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of 16:18 on the 16th Central European Time, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide increased by 527,831 from the previous day, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 226,236,577; the number of deaths increased by 9,331 The total number of cases reached 4,654,548.
According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 9:21 on the 17th, Beijing time, there were a total of 227,014,711 confirmed cases worldwide, and a total of 4,669,300 deaths.
Americas: Cuba launches vaccination program for children between 2 and 10 years old
According to the Associated Press, Cuba launched a mass vaccination program for children aged 2 to 10 on the 16th, becoming one of the first countries in the world to vaccinate young children. A Cuban health official said that in a situation where the spread of the delta mutant strain has increased the risk of infection in children, vaccination with Cuban-made vaccines is safe and effective for young children.
The latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States has reached 41,781,046, of which 669,987 have died. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that as of 6 o’clock on the 16th local time, a total of 383,038,403 doses of new crown vaccine have been vaccinated across the United States. 210,700,361 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 18,086,143 have been fully vaccinated.
According to data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on the 16th, Brazil has a total of 21,069,017 confirmed cases, an increase of 34,407 from the previous day; a total of 589,240 deaths, an increase of 643 from the previous day.
Reuters reported on the 16th that Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queroga announced at a press conference that day that the government has requested the suspension of the distribution of the new crown vaccine for teenagers. Quiroga did not give a specific reason for the suspension of vaccination, but said that multiple health officials are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy after vaccination. Quiroga also said that the government has received 1,545 reports of adverse reactions after vaccination.
According to reports, Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved in Brazil for emergency use by minors. Reports say that teenagers who have been vaccinated with the first shot are currently not recommended to continue with the second shot.
Europe: Britain launches new crown vaccine “enhanced injection”
The British government began to implement the new crown vaccine “enhanced shot” plan on the 16th, providing front-line medical staff, nursing facility staff, people over the age of 50, and people over 16 with health problems with the new crown vaccine “enhanced shot”. According to regulations, people who meet the vaccination requirements can receive the “booster shot” at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of the new crown vaccine. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization in the United Kingdom stated that the “enhanced shot” program is only for this winter, and young people may not need to be vaccinated. The committee will make relevant recommendations afterwards.
Data released by the British government on the 16th showed that there were 26,911 new confirmed cases in the country, with a total of 73,390,09 confirmed cases; 158 new deaths and a total of 134,805 deaths. Currently, more than 81% of people over the age of 16 in the UK have received two doses of the vaccine.
French President Macron said on the 16th that the implementation of epidemic prevention measures should be based on a pragmatic attitude. Some provinces can slightly relax some restrictive measures in accordance with changes in the epidemic situation. Once conditions permit, health passes can be cancelled in certain areas where the new crown virus has the least spread.
Currently in France, a valid health pass is required to go to restaurants and other catering establishments, movie theaters and other cultural venues, and to attend indoor events. France added 8,128 confirmed cases on the 16th, with a total of 6,934,732 confirmed cases; 65 new deaths, with a total of 115,894 deaths.
According to Reuters, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on the 16th that it will provide a third dose of the new crown vaccine to vulnerable groups such as residents of nursing homes. The epidemic data released by the Spanish Ministry of Health that day showed that the country’s infection rate has dropped to the lowest level since June.
Asia: Japan will carry out large-scale deregulation trials
Kyodo News Agency reported on the evening of the 16th that with the progress of new crown vaccination, the Japanese government will launch a large-scale empirical test in October around the relaxation of movement restrictions. The test site is expected to include hundreds of restaurants and about ten small concert halls.
According to the report, it is expected that before the formal relaxation of restrictions in November, 1 capital and 3 counties in the Japanese metropolitan area, Osaka Prefecture, and Fukuoka Prefecture will become candidates for testing sites. The Japanese government intends to adopt a “both vaccine and test” mechanism, that is, two doses of vaccine or a negative test certificate can be the object of relaxation.
The South Korean Central Anti-epidemic Countermeasures Headquarters announced on the 17th that as of midnight on the same day, South Korea had newly confirmed 2008 cases compared with the previous day, with a total of 281,938 confirmed cases. Yonhap News Agency reported that the number of new cases in a single day increased by 65 from the day before, and it rose to more than 2,000 after a lapse of two days, and has maintained a four-digit number for 73 consecutive days. In view of the fact that the population movement during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday will increase significantly, this may lead to the further spread of the epidemic throughout the country.
The updated data from WHO shows that as of 16:18 on the 16th Central European Time, there were a total of 154,361 confirmed cases in Afghanistan, including 7,183 deaths.
Africa: A total of nearly 8.1 million confirmed cases
According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 16th, the region has a total of nearly 8.1 million confirmed cases, reaching 8,099,628 cases, a total of 20,093 deaths, and a total of 7,412,188 recovered cases. (over)