AstraZeneca supports Australian vaccine advice


Canberra, Australia — AstraZeneca supports the advice of Australian immunological experts and requires residents of Sydney to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine available.

On July 13, the Australian Immunotechnology Advisory Group, known as ATAGI, recommended that adults under the age of 60 take Pfizer because the risk of blood clotting caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine increases in young adults. Pfizer and AstraZeneca are the only COVID-19 vaccines registered in Australia.

However, due to the growth of delta variant clusters in Sydney since mid-July, Saturday’s ATAGI will strongly consider the availability of vaccinations, including AstraZeneca, to an 18-year-old adult in Australia’s largest city. I need to. “

AstraZeneca said it supported ATAGI’s advice on Monday, adding that regulators around the world agreed that the benefits of using the vaccine significantly outweigh the risks of all adult age groups.

Australia has a large inventory of locally manufactured AstraZeneca, but there is a shortage of imported Pfizer.

Many Australians risk AstraZeneca because Australia has been relatively successful in curbing the outbreak of COVID-19 before the more contagious delta variant arrives in Sydney with US flight attendants. You’re ready to wait a few months for Pfizer instead of exposing it to.


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— Some French healthcare workers resent and resist Essential vaccine

— Due to the pandemic, Indians Huge medical debt

— Fauci says The United States headed In the “wrong direction” of the coronavirus

— Malaysia Congress opens 7 months later; emergencies ending August 1st


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What else is happening:

New Delhi — The number of cases of coronavirus has decreased, and India is temporarily returning to normal life. But for many, the worst may come first when they deal with the devastating financial aftermath of a huge mountain of medical costs.

Most Indians do not have health insurance and they are drowning in debt at the cost of COVID-19 treatment. In New Delhi, after his son’s medical expenses exceed $ 50,000, his father is suing online for help from a stranger on a crowdfunding website. In the northeastern town of Imphal, women face a similar struggle after losing their sister, mother and family savings in a pandemic.

Experts say such losses must hinder the revival of the country’s devastated economy. The pandemic has devastated India’s economy and has caused economic disasters for millions, at the mercy of chronically underfunded and fragmented health care systems.

Indians pay about 63% of their medical expenses at their own expense. This is typical of many poor countries with inadequate government services. Data on global pandemic personal health care costs are difficult to obtain, but in India and many other countries, treatment of COVID-19 can be a significant additional burden when hundreds of millions of jobs are gone. ..


Paris — Most French healthcare workers are vaccinated against the virus, but they are a minority but loud. With the explosive growth of infectious diseases, new legislation requiring firing has exposed divisions.

The French government, which has declared that the country has officially entered the “fourth wave” of the pandemic, has promoted legislation requiring healthcare workers to use the COVID-19 vaccine to protect hospitals and avoid new lockdowns. did. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the move was not intended to blame passive health workers, but to limit the risk to the vulnerable people they care for. It states that it is intended.

A law adopted by Congress earlier on Monday sets a “health pass” for everyone to access restaurants and other public places. Both measures have sparked intense debate and protests across France for the second straight week. A medical worker in a lab coat was one of the demonstrators.

Many want more time to cite false information about vaccines on the Internet, worry about their long-term effects, and make decisions. Some health care workers said they had problems with the mission, not the vaccine itself.

In a protest in Paris, there was a sign saying “My body, my choice,” and medical workers dressed as the Statue of Liberty called it “violence,” forcing people to vaccinate.


Beijing — Nanjing, a major city in eastern China, continues to see an increasing number of new coronavirus cases, with an additional 38 reported on Monday, with a total of more than 60 recently.

Tens of thousands of people have been blocked and authorities are conducting population tests of the population. This is a standard Chinese practice that is generally successful in controlling the spread of the virus.

Another case of local infection was reported in a city near Suqian and in the northeastern part of Liaoning Province. Both were classified as related to the outbreak of Nanjing.

An additional 36 cases were reported, half of which occurred in Yunnan, near the Myanmar border, facing a serious outbreak. All newly diagnosed people in Yunnan crossed the border from Yunnan at some point before June 30 and July 24.

China has recorded a total of 87,228 cases since its first outbreak in Wuhan’s central city in late 2019, with 741 currently being treated. The death toll is 4,636 and has been stable for several months.


Colombo, Sri Lanka-Sri Lanka has deployed a special police team to arrest people who do not wear face masks and are unable to maintain social distance in public places amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said on Monday that intelligence officers reported that some people did not wear face masks in public places, while others did not.

Mr Rohana said such people would be “treated according to quarantine law”, arrested and appearing in court.

Under Sri Lankan quarantine law, a person arrested for not wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance in public is fined 10,000 rupiah ($ 54) and imprisoned for 6 months. You may face or both.

This move comes from health officials warning of an increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

Since April, Sri Lanka has seen a surge in positive cases and deaths due to traditional New Year celebrations and shopping. The total number of confirmed cases reached 294,850, killing 4,054 people.


Berlin-German business confidence has fallen unexpectedly this month as increased coronavirus infections help the cloud business outlook in the coming months.

The Ifo Institute for Economic Research’s business sentiment index fell from 101.7 last month to 100.8 points in July. It was the decrease since January. Economists expected an increase to 102.5.

The manager’s assessment of the current situation has improved, but the outlook for the next six months has deteriorated significantly. Ifo said their optimism was clouded by problems with the supply of raw materials and other products and a turnaround in coronavirus infections.

Germany’s prevalence remains very low compared to other European countries, but has risen steadily since it bottomed out in early July. This increase is driven by the now dominant, more contagious delta variant.

The Ifo survey is based on monthly responses from approximately 9,000 companies across the German business sector.


Wilmington, Delaware — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of a surge in COVID-19 cases caused by unvaccinated Americans and toxic delta variants, top U.S. infectious disease experts say. Said on Sunday.

“We’re heading in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, “very frustrating.”

He said he recommends that vaccinated wear masks be “actively under consideration” by the government’s major public health authorities. Booster shots may also be offered to people with a suppressed immune system who have been vaccinated, Forch said.

Forch, who is also President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told CNN’s State of the Union address that he participated in a conversation about changing mask guidelines.

He said that jurisdictions in some areas of high prevalence, such as Los Angeles County, have already required individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. .. Forch said the rules in these areas are compatible with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in public.


London — The turmoil and turmoil over travel rules and measures to contain the outbreak of fresh viruses has contributed to another cruel summer for Europe’s devastated tourism industry.

Popular destination countries are working on the proliferation of COVID-19 variants.

However, the last-minute nature of patchwork and effort at the beginning of the peak season can derail another summer.

Visitors to French cultural and tourist destinations faced new requirements for a special COVID-19 pass this week.

Italy states that a similar pass is required to access museums and cinemas and to dine at restaurants and cafes.