Only 40% of health workers vaccinated in the world, according to the WHO – Monitoring the Covid in the world – rts.ch

Only 40% of health workers vaccinated in the world, according to the WHO – Monitoring the Covid in the world – rts.ch
Only 40% of health workers vaccinated in the world, according to the WHO – Monitoring the Covid in the world – rts.ch

Vaccination inequality against the coronavirus among healthcare workers around the world remains very high. Only 40% are immune in total. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other entities called on Thursday in Geneva to better protect staff in the face of the pandemic.

WHO – Only 40% of health workers vaccinated worldwide

Vaccination inequality against the coronavirus among healthcare workers around the world remains very high. Only 40% are immune in total. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other entities called on Thursday in Geneva to better protect staff in the face of the pandemic.

Governments must follow these recommendations, the director general of the institution Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters. According to estimates, between 80,000 and 180,000 healthcare professionals died from Covid between January 2020 and May of this year.

“Many could have been saved,” says the president of the World Council of Nurses (ICN), noting that the numbers are probably higher. More and more of these people are also affected by the effects of the management of the many patients. It is estimated that 10% will leave their activity because of these problems.

The declaration calls on politicians to establish mechanisms and launch investments to better protect them. She wants better immunization equality for these people.

RUSSIA – Closure of all non-essential services in Moscow

To cope with the multiplication of cases of coronavirus, Moscow has decided to close all non-essential services in the city as of next week and for a period of 11 days, from October 28 to November 7.

“During this period, all companies and organizations in Moscow will have to stop work” wrote Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, specifying that places of “sale of medicines, food and basic necessities” are exempt.

During these eleven days, theaters and museums will also be able to continue to operate with a 50% gauge and on condition that visitors have a health pass.

“Experience shows us that non-working days are the most effective way to reduce the number of cases and deaths,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

Russia is suffering its worst wave of Covid-19 epidemic since the start of the pandemic. On Thursday, the country again broke its record for contaminations and deaths in 24 hours, with 1,036 new deaths and 36,339 new cases, respectively.

AUSTRALIA – End of longest confinement in the world

Millions of Melbourne residents are preparing to emerge from the world’s longest confinement on Thursday, although the number of cases of contamination is at record highs.

Since the beginning of August, the inhabitants of Australia’s second largest city have been confined to fight the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and in particular of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Authorities had promised to lift containment measures when 70% of the adult population would be fully vaccinated in the state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital.

From 11:59 p.m. local time (3:59 p.m. in Switzerland), pubs and cafes may reopen. The city will then have spent 262 cumulative days, or nearly nine months, confined – the longest confinement in the world, exceeding that of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which lasted 234 days, according to media.

Wearing a mask will be compulsory indoors and outdoors and businesses will have to comply with gauges regulating their reception capacity.

UNITED STATES – A different vaccine authorized for the 3rd dose

The US drug agency on Wednesday authorized the injection of a different anti-Covid-19 vaccine for the booster dose than that initially used for immunization. This practice is already possible in many countries.

The FDA has also announced that it will allow recalls for all people 18 years of age and over initially vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and for certain categories of the at-risk population vaccinated with Moderna, including the elderly.

These announcements complement the American strategy for the recall campaign, after the authorization a month ago of a booster dose for certain people at risk vaccinated with the Pfizer product.

INDIA – One billion doses of vaccines administered

India administered its billionth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, the health ministry said, six months after a devastating spike in cases that raised fears of the collapse of the health system. The country has 1.3 billion inhabitants.

According to the government, about three quarters of adults have received an injection and about 30% are fully vaccinated.

India experienced a significant epidemic peak in April and May, recording more than 400,000 infections and 4,000 deaths per day, with many hospitals unable to cope and crematoriums overwhelmed. Cases have since declined sharply, with less than 15,000 infections per day. Most of the activities have returned to normal.

>> The 12:30 p.m. development:

India sees the end of the health crisis / 12:30 p.m. / 1 ​​min. / today at 12:39

FRANCE – Towards a health pass until July 31, 2022

At the end of often electric debates, the Assembly gave on the night of Wednesday to Thursday a first green light to the bill “health vigilance”, with the controversial possibility of resorting to the health pass until July 31, 2022.

The bill was adopted with only 10 votes of difference by 135 votes for and 125 against after two days of debates regularly marked by passes of arms and invectives in the hemicycle, between the oppositions and the majority. The text will be examined in the Senate from October 28.

ISRAEL- Borders open on November 1 for the vaccinated

Tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to travel to Israel from November 1, the government said Thursday, easing travel restrictions since the start of the pandemic.

Under the plan, jointly established by the Ministries of Tourism and Health and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, entry into the territory will be permitted for foreign tourists who have been vaccinated within the past six months with a Pfizer vaccine. / BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac or Sinopharm.

People recently recovered from COVID-19 can also enter the country, provided they receive a dose of a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization.

BRAZIL – Request for indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro

The ICC’s final report, presented on Wednesday, names far-right President Jai Bolsonaro as having been “primarily responsible for the government’s mistakes during the pandemic” which has claimed more than 600,000 lives in Brazil.

In addition to the “crime against humanity”, which could be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the rapporteur Renan Calheiros has retained nine charges ranging from “charlatanism” to “incitement to crime” through “violation of sanitary measures” and “prevarication”.

“The president has committed many crimes and he is going to pay,” ICC President Omar Aziz said at the opening of Wednesday’s session.

Essentially symbolic

For the time being, these accusations will nevertheless probably have an essentially symbolic significance because the far-right president enjoys support in Parliament able to prevent him from opening an impeachment procedure.

President Jair Bolsonaro reacted by saying he was “guilty of absolutely nothing”. “We know that we did what was necessary from the start,” he insisted during an official ceremony in the state of Ceara (northeast).

>> Review the explanations of Forum:

Brazil: a parliamentary report accuses Jair Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity in his management of the pandemic (video) / Forum / 4 min. / yesterday at 6:00 p.m.

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