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Covid-19 in the world: Argentina speeds up vaccination to open borders for tourism - Juventud Rebelde

Covid-19 in the world: Argentina speeds up vaccination to open borders for tourism – Juventud Rebelde

As of September 4, 190 countries and 32 regions have reported COVID-19 cases, and confirmed cases are 221 million 76 thousand 15 (+484 thousand 254) with 18 million 936 thousand 306 active cases and 4 million 574 thousand 435 deaths (+ 8249 for a death of 2.07% (=).

In the Americas region, 85 million 978 thousand 579 confirmed cases (+126 thousand 179) were reported, 38.89% of the total cases reported in the world, with 10 million 602 thousand 615 active cases and 2 million 142 thousand 663 deaths (+ 2770 ) for 2.49% (=) mortality.

London urges G20 to recognize participants in vaccine trials

Britain’s health minister, Sajid Javid, will ask his counterparts to “protect the freedoms of those who have pioneered medical advances and saved lives around the world,” according to a statement from his ministry, according to the EFE agency.

At his first international summit since being appointed minister in June, Javid will say his country has led scientific efforts to find a vaccine and treatments against COVID-19 and that many British citizens involved in trials have seen their vaccination case fail. Recognized in other countries.

This means that participants in these tests must be quarantined when they arrive in some countries or cannot access certain places where certification is required.

For this reason, the UK has decided to exempt from quarantine travelers coming from countries on the ‘amber list’ (the vast majority of Europeans) who can prove they participated in a clinical trial against COVID-19.

“If those making the effort to participate in clinical trials are at a disadvantage in activities such as overseas travel, that threatens the future of medical advances and our ability to combat health threats,” Javid said, according to the memo.

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The UK, which has already vaccinated nearly 80% of the population over the age of 16, is preparing to conduct large-scale studies on the effects of vaccines on pregnant women and adolescents, as well as on the effect of mixing different products. Therefore, participants should not be discouraged by their decision.

Argentina monitors Mo variable and speeds up vaccination to open borders

The Argentine government is closely watching the development of the Mo type of coronavirus, which was first detected in Colombia and is also spreading through Ecuador, and is trying to speed up a vaccination campaign to be able to reopen borders to tourism from countries like Paraguay.

“In the region, there is a close look (towards the mu variant) in terms of where it appears and how quickly it is transmitted,” Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti, who is in Rome today, said in an interview with Effie. Participation on Sunday and tomorrow Monday in the Group of Twenty of Health organized by the rotating presidency of Italy.

In Argentina, 65% of the target population has already been vaccinated with at least one dose and just over 35% have completed the course.

The intent is to further expand this percentage before the doors of outbound tourism reopen and reach at least 45-50% of the immunized population, while beginning to vaccinate adolescents over 12 years of age.

More than 75% of Italians support the mandatory nature of the vaccination card

More than 75% of Italians support the use of the vaccination certificate and the expansion of the commitment to fight the epidemic, according to a poll published by the newspaper La Stampa on Sunday.

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This “health permit”, also called the “green corridor” in Italy, was until now only mandatory for health workers. Effective September 1, its commitment has been extended to teachers and passengers on trains, long-distance buses, planes and ships.

Russia reaches 7 million cases

Russia recorded 18,645 new infections in the last day, according to data released on Sunday by the Operational Center for Combating the Epidemic. In total, the state has thus added 70,12599 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Nearly 6.3 million citizens recovered from the disease in the same period. Moscow continues to top its daily statistics, reporting 1,542 new infections in the past 24 hours.

Guatemala’s president personally vaccinates citizens

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamatti, a doctor by profession, vaccinated dozens of citizens in the municipality of Villa Nueva on Saturday, as part of a “community vaccination” effort launched by his government the day before.

The president emphasized that the community program includes people over the age of 18 and is part of the strategy to “bring the vaccine closer to the population,” because “most people have to work” and that’s why, he says, they do. Failure to attend established vaccination centers.