Covid-19 Latest Update: Vaccines will not be any 'magic bullet' end Covid-19
|Vaccines will not be any 'magic bullet' end Covid-19|
Latest updates on Covid-19 vaccines around the World:
The COVID-19 vaccine was developed less than a year after the release of viral genome sequences.
After the United Kingdom gave nod to the emergency use of Pfizer vaccine, the worldwide race for vaccinating people has become more intense. After the UK, Bahrain has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency authorisation for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has warned that vaccine will not be any “magic bullet” to handle the ongoing crisis. “Vaccines do not equal zero Covid,” said WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan, adding that not everyone will be able to receive it early next year. The World Health Organization hopes to have half a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines available for distribution by its global COVAX initiative in the first quarter of 2021.
U.K Covid-19 Vacccine Update: The U.K. will administer its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, government and health officials say, raising hopes that the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech could help them tame the coronavirus. The U.K. has received an initial batch of 800,000 vaccine doses, making it "one of the first countries in the world to be able to start mass COVID-19 vaccination."
The U.K. has recently succeeded in bringing its number of new coronavirus cases down, after reaching alarming all-time highs in November. But a number of hot spots remain in many parts of the U.K., and restrictions on businesses and social activities are common.
US Covid-19 Vacccine Update: Officials have cautioned that coronavirus cases will rise during the winter as more people stay inside, and as people gather for holidays. In the U.S., officials are also working to send a massive amount of vaccine doses to the public. "confident that we will be able to distribute enough vaccine to immunize 20 million people in the U.S. in December", said by an official.
Federal officials estimate about 40 million vaccines will be available by the end of the month if both Moderna and Pfizer get US Food and Drug Administration authorization -- only enough to vaccinate 20 million people, because two doses are needed for each person. But even that number will fall short. Pfizer is only expected to have 6.4 million doses of vaccine ready by mid-December.
More than 14.3 million cases and more than 278,000 deaths have been recorded in the US due to Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Friday, The US is seeing the worst days of the pandemic and had its highest day of new cases -- 217,664 -- and deaths -- 2,879 -- on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying that wearing a mask is critical and sometimes people should wear them even in their homes.
Americans will not be forced to take Covid-19 vaccine, US President-elect Joe Biden has said as states submitted vaccine orders on Friday.
Russia Covid-19 Vacccine Update: Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V Covid-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia’s first mass vaccination against the disease. More than 5,000 people signed up in the first five hours of registration on Friday.
Russia reported a record 28,782 cases in the past day, the government’s virus response center said Saturday. That raises the total to 2,431,731, the fourth-most in the world.
India Covid-19 Vacccine Update: Tthe number of doses of Covide-19 Vaccines that India has purchased will cover 60 per cent of its population, which will be enough to develop herd immunity. In an all-party meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a Covid-19 vaccine in India may be ready in a few weeks and the vaccination drive will begin as soon as scientists give the nod.
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Japan Covid-19 update: Japan announced how it will split the additional costs for the Tokyo Summer Olympics caused by the postponement due to the pandemic. Of the extra 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in costs, the national government will pay 71 billion yen, the Tokyo government will pay 120 billion yen and the organizing committee will pay the rest. The event was delayed by a year due to the pandemic and there will be some restrictions in place if it is held next summer.
Key Update on Covid-19
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German Covid-19 Update: Days after Germany extended its partial lockdown into next year, authorities reported a rise of 15,403 cases in the last 24 hours, down from 24,158 the previous day. Deaths stood at 480 over the last 24 hours, below the record of 510 in mid-April.
The number of occupied intensive-care beds ticked higher, with 82% in use, up from 81% the previous day. Germany has a further contingent of reserve beds.
Hungary Covid-19 Update: Reports Record Deaths
Hungary set another daily record for Covid-19 related deaths, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban prepares to announce whether virus curbs will be relaxed for the holiday period.
The nation had 193 daily deaths and 5,525 new infections, its virus task force said in a statement on Saturday. Orban is scheduled to announce on Monday whether some restrictions will be eased for the upcoming holidays, including a curfew and a ban on public gatherings.
South Korea Covid-19 Latest News: Confirms 583 More Coronavirus Cases
South Korea reports 583 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a drop from 629 a day earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. There were 559 locally-infected cases, with 231 new cases in Seoul and 150 in Gyeonggi province, while total deaths rose by four to 540.
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