Studies suggest that previous coronavirus infections do not completely protect young people from reinfection.
Despite previous infections and the presence of antibodies, researchers said vaccination was still needed to boost the immune response, prevent reinfection, and reduce infection.
They added that young people should be vaccinated as much as possible.
The study was young and healthy, mostly male recruits, but researchers believe that the risk of reinfection applies to many young people.
Professor Stuart Sirphon of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York said: “As vaccine deployment continues to gain momentum, young people can catch the virus again, despite previous Covid-19 infections, and can still infect others.
“Past infections do not guarantee immunity, and people who have been infected with Covid-19 still need vaccination to provide additional protection.”
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“More people die here”
President Rodrigo Duterte warns that while it is uncertain when the Philippines will have the right Covid-19 vaccine, more people have died and the “worst time” has not yet come. Stated.
Despite criticism, Duterte said his administration is doing its best, for example, if the shortage of hospital rooms worsens, emergency power can be used to take over the hotel. But he said wealthy nations control the supply of vaccines and other nations can do nothing but wait.
“There isn’t enough supply to inoculate the world. This will take a long time, saying more people will die here,” he said.
The Philippines has received more than 3 million Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines, most of which are donated by China and through the World Health Organization’s COVAX arrangement.
The government aims to purchase at least 148 million doses to inoculate approximately 70 million adult Filipinos, but the plan faces supply problems and delays.
Due to safety concerns, Taiwan may dispose of AstraZeneca jabs
Taiwanese health officials have acknowledged that the public is reluctant to obtain jabs and may have to dispose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Telegram Asian correspondent Nicola Smith Report below:
To date, Taiwan has received 117,000 vaccinations directly from AstraZeneca, expiring on June 15, and 199,200 of the same brand supplied through COVAX will expire on May 31. ..
However, of its nearly 24 million population, only 28,465 are vaccinated.
Chuan Jenshan, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said authorities were instructed to ask vaccine manufacturers about extended shelf life.
In the worst case, the expiration date cannot be changed and the vaccine will be disposed of, the Taipei Times said.
This resistance stems from safety concerns after receiving reports that European countries have stopped deploying vaccines, despite approval by the World Health Organization.
Hesitation was also fueled by a lack of urgency in Taiwan, and strict quarantine requirements and border closures prevented the spread of Covid-19 to the community in April last year.
So far, only 1,069 and 11 people have died from the virus.
Patients face waiting for inpatient treatment for at least a year
Nearly one in ten patients in need of hospital care faces a year or more of waiting, according to figures revealing Covid’s victims at the NHS.
In February, at least 387,885 people were waiting for more than 52 weeks. This is a 240-fold increase from 1,613 in the previous year.
Health experts say it will take years for the NHS to return to normal service levels, even if the pressure from the virus is relieved when long-term illness patients who have been treated at home for the past year begin. , Added that the backlog can get worse. Return to the hospital.
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Blockade restrictions continue to be relaxed in Scotland
In Scotland, some coronavirus movement restrictions have been lifted, allowing more people to meet outdoors.
The latest phase of the blockade easing was announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon at an unscheduled Covid-19 briefing.
She said a continued reduction in viral cases meant that restrictions could be relaxed sooner than planned.
Starting Friday, Scottish people can travel across municipal boundaries for outdoor socializing, recreation and exercise.
However, for other purposes, such as non-essential shopping, you must follow the “stay on-site” order and travel to some islands is not permitted.
Rally rules have also been relaxed, allowing groups of up to 6 adults from 6 households to meet outdoors.
Children under the age of 12 do not count towards the limit.
Half of Heathrow’s passport control booth is unused
The union claims that the chaotic queue of up to six hours at Heathrow Airport is exacerbated by the lack of a Perspecs screen and the lack of half of the passport management booths.
According to ISU Immigration Specialist and Border Guard Lucy Morton, the lack of side screens means that half of the 40 desks are unmanned because border officials cannot cooperate with each other. ..
This issue arose as complaints about airport arrival queues averaged two to six hours.
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