A woman in Calcutta, India, receives a Coronavirus vaccination. Also in the Asian country, the vaccine is expected to make a breakthrough in fighting the epidemic.
However, efforts to contain the epidemic have yet to yield tangible results. In the second half of the week, a record number of new infections were recorded again.
According to New Delhi, the number of cases in India is growing much faster than it was during the first wave of the pandemic last year. According to the government, this is mainly due to mass gatherings and an omission of the mask. Another serious problem is not having enough vaccines.
“The indicators and the data are worrying. There is no doubt about that. Many people cannot even imagine how severe the situation is. We are seeing a significant increase in infections and it is unfortunately expected to get worse.”
In India, about 13 million have been infected since the pandemic began last year, making the country of 1.3 billion people the third in the world after the United States and Brazil.
They are being vaccinated at an attack rate in the most populous country in the world. According to the Chinese National Health Commission, 150 million doses of the vaccine have been vaccinated in 31 provinces of the country.
In addition, following Beijing’s instructions, additional centers will be designated to continue vaccinating the population. The vaccination campaign started in December 2020.
About 90,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world’s most populous country since the end of 2019. The same number has recovered and the number of deaths is less than 5,000.
This is Australia. In every continental country, government experts are considering using AstraZeneca. And if so, who should be vaccinated with a British Swedish vaccine?
Canberra has finally decided that only people over the age of 70 will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca virus from now on.
However, the Prime Minister also confirmed that production of the vaccine at the British Swedish plant would continue as it was still required.
“There is no answer that would definitely be appropriate for everyone regarding the vaccine. What is certain is that although the risks of using the vaccine are low, people under the age of 50 can decide for themselves whether to apply for the vaccination with AstraZeneca. With or without a vaccine. ”
The Prime Minister said.
Scott Morrison also confirmed that the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine is used in place of the vaccine marketed by the British-Swedish manufacturer. He also added that Australia has requested 20 million doses of its US-German formula and is in talks to purchase more vaccines.