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The US is considering approving a second Covid booster shot – latest update

Covid-19 infected more than 422 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.8 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Workers at the Chicago Family Health Center prepare a booster shot of coronavirus disease at McDonald’s. (Reuters)

Saturday, February 19, 2022

US FDA is considering approval for second booster shot

U.S. health regulators are considering approving a potential fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the fall, the Wall Street Journal reports citing sources familiar with the matter. Did.

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing data to approve a second booster of the messenger RNA vaccine from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech SE and the vaccine from Modana, the report added.

The FDA did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

Last month, the agency shortened the interval to obtain booster doses of vaccine from Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna in order to provide better protection against Omicron variants sooner.

The plan is still in its infancy and approval is whether a second booster should be approved for all adults or specific age groups, and whether it should target the Omicron variant or prescribe differently. The report said it would depend on the decision as to what should be done.

Police approach to drive away protesters in Canada’s capital

Police squeeze into downtown Ottawa to ward off hundreds of dug down protesters and big rigs that have choked the Canadian capital for weeks after a night marked with clashes and more than 100 arrests. I did.

There was a tense scene outside Congress, with protesters throwing gas cylinders at the police, and they solidified their position with a determined push to end the weeks of protests.

When police arrived, new arrivals slipped through security barricades to join the rest of the demonstrators.

“We told you to leave,” Ottawa police tweeted to the demonstrators.

“We gave you time to leave. We were slow and orderly, but you were aggressive and aggressive against officers and horses. Based on your actions, I We are responding by including helmets and batons for safety. “

Within Congress, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a crisis response group, and lawmakers resumed discussions on the government’s use of emergency authority for the first time in 50 years.

Italy reports 50,534 cases and 252 deaths

Italy reported 50,534 cases compared to 53,662 cases the day before, but the death toll has dropped from 314 to 252, the Ministry of Health said.

Italy has recorded 152,848 deaths associated with Covid-19 since it occurred in February 2020. It is the second highest victim in Europe after the UK and the eighth highest victim in the world. The country has reported 12.4 million cases so far.

The number of patients admitted to Covid-19 (excluding those in the intensive care unit) was 13,387 on Saturday, down from 13,948 the day before.

New admissions to the intensive care unit increased from 52 on Friday to 76. The total number of patients in the intensive care unit has decreased from 987 to 953.

According to the Ministry of Health, the virus was tested about 492,045 in the past day, compared to 510,283 the day before.

The UK reports 34,377 cases and 128 deaths

The UK has reported 34,377 new cases and an additional 128 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, and government statistics show that the total number of deaths from this measure since the start of the pandemic was 160,507. was.

Last week’s number of cases decreased by 24.6% from the previous week, but last week’s deaths decreased by 22.5% as the number of cases of Omicron coronavirus mutants at the beginning of the year continued to decrease. ..

Turkey Reported 80,454 cases

Türkiye reported 80,454 new cases of coronavirus.

According to a chart shared by the Ministry of Health, 278 people have died and 96,664 have recovered from the disease in the past day.

In addition, 462,252 virus tests have been conducted nationwide in the last 24 hours.

Turkey’s Minister of Health Farettin Koca announced on Twitter that the country has begun distributing antiviral drugs containing the active ingredient molnupiravir to patients in the risk group.

Meanwhile, Coca also announced that it has recovered from Covid-19.

On Twitter, Mebrut Chabsoguru also thanked the people who sent him a cheerful wish and prayed for his recovery.

Cavusoglu announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive for the virus.

Over 6,000 new cases have been recorded in Hong Kong due to the virus surge

Hong Kong reported 15 deaths and more than 6,000 confirmed cases on the second day, with Chinese territorial leaders soaring to be an overwhelming hospital.

The government has also announced plans to have construction workers in mainland China build a 10,000-bed isolation unit after patients have to wait outdoors in the cold of winter due to hospital congestion.

There were 6,063 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, increasing the regional total to 46,763. This is a slight decrease from 6,116 on Thursday, but is one of the highest daily totals in Hong Kong.

Australia reports 43 deaths before the border expanded

Australia has recorded 43 deaths as it is ready to welcome foreign tourists on Monday for the first time in nearly two years.

The country, which closed its borders in March 2020, gradually reopened in November, allowing first Australians, then international students and workers, and now leisure travelers.

Formerly an advocate of the Zero-COVID strategy, the country has come to live with the virus in its communities, primarily due to its high vaccination rates, low severity and low hospitalizations.

China enables boosters of various technologies

China uses a different technique than the first injection to improve its immune strategy, amid concerns that the most used jabs appear to be vulnerable to variants such as Omicron. Has been provided.

Experts are watching to see if the combined Chinese doses will lead to higher efficacy.

Adults injected at least 6 months ago with a vaccine developed by Sinopharm or Sinovac may be boosted with a vaccine using a variety of techniques manufactured by the CanSino Biologics (CanSinoBIO) or Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products unit. I can do it.

Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizers Report Zero New Cases

The organizers of the Beijing Olympics said no new positive tests were reported in the Olympic bubble.

Since January 23, 265 people have been positive on arrival at the airport, and an additional 171 people have been positive in the Olympic bubble, for a total of 436 people.

This bubble allows Olympic participants to skip quarantine when they arrive in China, which means their movements are severely restricted.

Everyone is tested for the virus every day, and anyone with a positive test is immediately quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus.

U.S. extends national emergency due to pandemic risk

US President Joe Biden said the country’s national emergency, declared by the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, has been extended beyond March 1 due to the continued risk to public health from the coronavirus. Said to be done.

Biden said the deaths of more than 900,000 Americans by Covid-19 emphasized the need to respond to the pandemic with the “full capacity” of the federal government.

Former President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to free $ 50 billion in federal aid almost two years ago.

“We need to continue this national emergency,” Biden said in a letter to the Speakers of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Friday.

The emergency would have ended automatically unless the President sent a notice to Congress within 90 days prior to the anniversary of the declaration that the president would continue beyond the anniversary.

Mexico has recorded an additional 457 deaths

Since the start of the pandemic, the Mexican Ministry of Health has reported 457 deaths from Covid-19 and 21,449 additional cases, bringing the national death toll to 315,055 and the total number of infections to 5,387,854. rice field.

Brazil Case Top 120K

In Brazil, 121,027 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, with 1,127 deaths from Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said.

According to provincial data, South American countries have currently enrolled 28,058,862 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, with official deaths increasing to 643,029.

Source: AFP

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